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CHARLOTTESVILLE-The Virginia men’s basketball team will not be participating in postseason play in 2011.

UVa’s athletics administration decided to remove the team from consideration for participation in postseason play if the Cavaliers were not selected for the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).

Virginia head coach Tony Bennett was consulted and agreed with the decision.

The Cavaliers were not selected for the NIT.

Virginia finished the 2010-11 season with an overall record of 16-15 and finished tied for seventh in the Atlantic Coast Conference during the regular season with a record of 7-9. The Cavaliers lost to Miami 69-62 in overtime in the first round of the 2011 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament on March 10 in Greensboro, N.C. It is the first winning season for the UVa men’s basketball team since 2007-08.

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