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Podcast: UVA Sports Today crew breaks down Sweet 16

UVA Sports Today host Jeff Fife and Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham preview Friday’s Sweet 16 game between the Cavs and Iowa State.

 

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UVA in the Sweet 16

No. 1 seed UVA (28-7) will play No. 4 seed Iowa State (23-11) in the NCAA Tournament Midwest Region semifinals on Friday, March 25 at United Center in Chicago, Ill. Tipoff is set for 7:10 p.m. ET and the game will be televised on CBS.

The winner of the game will meet either No. 11 seed Gonzaga (28-7) or No. 10 seed Syracuse (21-13) in the Midwest Regional final on Sunday, March 27.

Virginia is making its ninth NCAA Tournament regional semifinal appearance and first since 2014 when the No. 1 seeded Cavaliers were eliminated by No. 4 seed Michigan State (61-59) at Madison Square Garden.

This is Virginia’s third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance under two-time ACC Coach of the Year Tony Bennett. The Cavaliers have compiled an all-time record of 27-19 in 20 NCAA tournaments. UVA advanced to the NCAA Final Four in 1981 and 1984. It’s the fifth time Virginia has been a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

 

About Chris Graham

Chris Graham will mark his 21st year in the media industry in 2016. An award-winning journalist and editor, Chris has also hosted local TV news programs, a syndicated sports talk show and served as the play-by-play announcer for a two-time championship winning summer college baseball team.

A 1994 graduate of the University of Virginia, Chris is the editor of AugustaFreePress.com, a daily news source based in Waynesboro, Va., that provides readers with in-depth coverage of news, sports, politics and culture in Virginia.

An author of five books, Chris also co-wrote a book on the history of University of Virginia basketball, Mad About U: Four Decades of Basketball at University Hall, which was published in 2006.