October 10, 2013
Curtis says Cavs will be fresher
After beating then No. 3-ranked Duke on February 28 in Charlottesville, there's no question that UVa stumbled throughout the remainder of its games. As had been the case the previous year, the Cavaliers couldn't sustain the momentum from earlier in the season to close things out.
Some of their struggles could be chalked up to lost time. While Anthony Gill was forced to sit out the 2012-2013 season due to NCAA rules regarding transfers, Malcolm Brogdon missed the year as he fully healed from foot surgery and Darion Atkins missed eight games during the season with a shin injury.
Virginia's strength and conditioning coach Mike Curtis told CavsCorner last week that while injuries happen, it's important for players to be managed in such a way as to keep them fresh and healthy. There are things coaches can do to help ensure that happens.
As the Wahoos began practice recently and march towards the start of the season next month, they do so under a slightly tweaked program that should provide for more production later in the year.
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