UVA Basketball: NCAA Tournament Blog

uva basketball bear creekGame Notes, links to AFP pregame stories and more from Columbia as #TeamAFP provides coverage from Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, S.C. #1 seed Virginia (29-3) faces #16 seed Gardner-Webb (23-11) at 3:10 p.m. Friday.

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Broadcast Information

  • The Virginia-Gardner-Webb contest will be televised on truTV and streamed online via NCAA March Madness Live
  • The game will be broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network and Westwood One/NCAA Radio Network on Sirius (136) and XM (202).

Game Notes

  • Virginia earned its fourth No. 1 seed in the past six seasons and seventh in school history.
  • UVA earned at at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament, while Gardner-Webb earned the Big South Conference’s automatic bid.
  • UVA has won 29 or more games for the fifth time under four-time ACC Coach of the Year Tony Bennett and eighth time in school history.
  • The Cavaliers posted a 69-52 road win over South Carolina at Colonial Life Arena on Dec. 19, 2018.
  • Virginia is 14-2 away from John Paul Jones Arena, including a 4-1 record on neutral courts.

AFP Pregame Coverage

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