Virginia-Stanford: Cavaliers Face Early Test on the Hardwood

Posted by Ben Gibson on November-23-2009 Add Comments

Life on the East Coast may be an adjustment for new Virginia coach Tony Bennett, but none of that matters this week in Cancun, Mexico.

Bennett may not have much experience against the ACC juggernauts like Duke, but he knows plenty about the team Virginia is playing Tuesday night, the Stanford Cardinal.

Indeed, this Virginia-Stanford duel seems much like star-crossed lovers.  On one hand you have Bennett, the former coach at Washington State who came to love Pullman, Washington as a second home.

On the other hand you have Johnny Dawkins, the Duke legend and long-time assistant who has switched coasts to sharpen his teeth at Stanford.

Bennett is 1-1 against Dawkins head to head, as both teams won their home gam...

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