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Tony Bennett named ACC Coach of the Year

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (WKOW) -- Virginia men's basketball coach Tony Bennett was named ACC Coach of the Year in voting by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association after leading the Cavaliers to the regular-season ACC title and top seed in the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C.

Bennett's team went 25-6 overall and 16-2 in the ACC, giving UVA its first outright regular-season conference title since 1981. The Cavaliers, picked fourth in the preseason by media, tied the conference record for league wins in a season.

Bennett is the son of former UW basketball coach Dick Bennett and was a Badgers assistant at UW from 1999-2003.

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