Live Blog: UVA vs. Iowa State in the Sweet 16

uva basketballNo. 1 seed UVA (28-7) plays No. 4 seed Iowa State (23-11) in the Midwest Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 25.

Tipoff at United Center (21,223) is set for 7:10 p.m. ET.

Join Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham on our live blog with game previews, game updates, commentary, analysis and more.

 

Broadcast Information

  • The Virginia-Iowa State game will be televised on CBS and streamed online at NCAA.com (March Madness on Demand).
  • The UVA-ISU game will be broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network and Westwood One/NCAA Radio Network on Sirius (81) and XM (201).
  • Live statistics will be located on VirginiaSports.com and Virginia Sports app.

 

Game Previews: UVA vs. Iowa State

 

Game Notes

  • The fourth-ranked Cavaliers are making their ninth NCAA Sweet 16 appearance (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1993, 1995, 2014, 2016).
  • Virginia meets Iowa State for the first time in the NCAA Tournament and fourth time overall.
  • UVA ranks Nos. 1, 4 and 6 in the KenPom.com overall, adjusted defense and adjusted offense efficiency ratings, respectively.
  • UVA ranks third nationally in scoring defense (59.5 ppg), seventh in field goal shooting (49.1%) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.56), 10th in 3-point field goal shooting (40.8%), 16th in free throw shooting (75.4%) and tied for 18th in scoring margin (11.3).

 

All-Time in The NCAA Tournament

  • Virginia is 27-19 all-time in 20 NCAA Tournament appearances.
  • UVA is making its third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance for the first time since 1993-95.
  • Virginia earned its fifth No. 1 seed and second in the last three seasons.
  • The Cavs have an 11-4 record as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
  • Virginia reached the NCAA Final Four in 1981 and 1984.
  • The Cavaliers reached their eighth NCAA Regional semifinal appearance in 2014, losing 61-59 to Michigan State.
  • Virginia head coach Tony Bennett is 8-5 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, including a 5-3 mark at UVA.

 

On The Horizon

  • The Virginia-Iowa State winner advances to the Midwest Regional final against No. 10 seed Syracuse or No. 11 seed Gonzaga on Sunday, March 27.

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