No. 1 seed Virginia is in the Final Four this weekend in Minneapolis, Minn., for the first time since 1984.
Individuals without an advance ticket will be unable to go to Trinity Irish Pub or Boylan Heights this Saturday to watch the men's basketball Final Four game against Auburn.
The National Association of Basketball announced Tuesday that sophomore guard De’Andre Hunter has been selected as the 2019 National Association of Basketball Coaches Division I Defensive Player of the Year.
Virginia has what it takes to come out on top — a highly efficient offense and defense with multiple difference makers that can step up in clutch time.
The Cavaliers (33-3) took down the Boilermakers (26-10) in miraculous fashion. Virginia appeared to be headed for defeat in regulation, but a buzzer-beater by junior forward Mamadi Diakite sent the game to overtime, and the rest was history.
In a game that has the looks of an instant classic, Virginia will have to cut off Purdue’s lifelines to have a shot at the Final Four.
Dustin Jones and Rob Elder, hosts of the “Guys in Ties” Virginia sports podcast, emulate what being a Wahoo is all about.
When most people envisioned Virginia’s road to redemption in the NCAA Tournament this season, their minds likely flashed to the team’s Big Three willing the Cavaliers to victory game after game.
After last year’s “shocker of all shockers” – No. 16 UMBC taking down No. 1 Virginia in the NCAA Tournament – the Cavaliers came out and showed history wouldn’t be repeated as they defeated Gardner-Webb in the opening round.
Standing in Virginia’s way to getting through to the next weekend are its 16-seed opponent Friday, Gardner-Webb, and two at-large teams from Power Five conferences — No. 9 Oklahoma and No. 8 Ole Miss.
With so many early exits in past seasons, I think Virginia has the ultimate chip on their shoulder. They know they have come up short and have not reached their potential.
Bennett has created a winning program in Charlottesville that doesn’t just contain NBA talent, but develops it.
As March Madness approaches, the Cavalier Daily sports staff takes a look at some superlatives for the Virginia men’s basketball team in the Big Dance.