Podcast: Breaking down Midwest Region, #1 seed Virginia

virginia basketballThe UVA Sports Today crew looks at the path for #1 seed Virginia in the Midwest Region in the 2016 NCAA Tournament.

Host Jeff Fife joins Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham and long-time UVA basketball reporter Scott German to break down Virginia’s 20th NCAA Tournament appearance.

 

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Virginia in the 2016 NCAA Tournament

The Cavaliers will face No. 16 seed Hampton (21-10) in an NCAA Tournament first-round game played in Raleigh, N.C., at PNC Arena on Thursday, March 17. Tipoff time and the television information will be announced Monday (March 14).

The winner of the Virginia-Hampton game will meet No. 8 seed Texas Tech (19-12) or No. 9 seed Butler (21-10) in the second round on Saturday, March 19.

The Cavaliers earned their second No. 1 seed in the last three seasons and fifth in school history. The Cavaliers advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2014 and NCAA third round in 2015.

This is Virginia’s fourth NCAA Tournament appearance under two-time ACC Coach of the Year Tony Bennett. The Cavaliers have compiled an all-time record of 25-19 in 19 NCAA tournaments. UVA advanced to the NCAA Final Four in 1981 and 1984.

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Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25.


The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.
 
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