Tag: Big Dance
What a year 2014 was for UVA sports. The baseball team was two innings away from a College World Series title, the basketball team won the ACC Tournament and was a #1 seed in the Big Dance, men’s soccer won a national title, women’s soccer was the national runner-up. And then … football.
Everything was going right for George Washington, and wrong for ninth-ranked UVA.
Augusta Free Press will follow the #1 East Regional seed UVa. basketball team as far as the ‘Hoos go in the 2014 NCAA Tournament – to Raleigh, Madison Square Garden and all the way to AT&T Stadium in Dallas, if that’s where things end up.
NC State has 21 wins, 11 in the ACC, and its signature win is also its most recent, a 66-63 victory over Syracuse in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals. Did the Pack play their way into the NCAA Tournament with the win over the Orange?
Florida State sure could have used a win over ACC regular-season champ UVa. in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals on Friday.
Twenty-four wins, 12 in the ACC. An RPI rating of 44. Pitt has nothing to worry about when it comes to Selection Sunday, does it?
Sunday’s loss at Maryland ought to scare the hell out of UVa. basketball fans because March. Put it this way: March is not kind to Virginia hoops, the March 1 win over Syracuse to clinch the 2014 ACC regular-season title notwithstanding.
The Dec. 30 loss to Tennessee seems decades ago now. UVa. is arguably the hottest team in college basketball, at least the hottest team in the ACC, with a 10-game winning streak and a 13-1 conference record.
UVa. basketball should pretty easily re-enter the Top 25 from AP and the coaches this week after being out since Week 2 following the November loss at home to VCU.
It was as good a time as any to look at the RPI ratings. Going into Monday’s game at Tennessee, Virginia was a decent, if middling, 51st overall, sandwiched between VCU and Mercer. An RPI rating of 51 doesn’t guarantee you an NCAA bid, but you’re close, and if you’re UVa., you’ve got the whole ACC season to build on what was going into Monday night already the 44th-toughest schedule in the country.