The Bobcats used a 16-2 second half run to take control of the game and pull off the upset against the fourth-seeded Cavaliers.
With uncertainty brewing ahead of the NCAA Tournament, the CD Sports Staff shares its thoughts about what's to come for the men's basketball team.
From the glory days highlighted by former center Ralph Sampson, a three-time College Player of the Year, to the recent successes under Coach Tony Bennett, Virginia men's basketball has had its fair share of impressive tournament teams.
Under Coach Tony Bennett, the Cavaliers have become infamous for the Pack Line defense and the Blocker-Mover offense — two deliberate and efficient approaches on both ends of the floor that has led Virginia to many wins.
Hauser is playing the best basketball of his season right now, just in time for the NCAA Tournament.
Virginia alumni’s veteran scorers as well as young emerging talent are providing a strong argument that the Cavaliers are capable of producing skilled players at the NBA level.
Although the Cavaliers were expected to receive an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, strict testing protocols may keep Virginia out of the “big dance,” effectively ending its season.
A three-pointer by freshman guard Reece Beekman as the final second ticked away allowed Virginia to escape with the victory.
Following a Florida State loss earlier in the day, the door was open for Virginia to prevail in winning the ACC regular season title.
The Cavaliers snapped a three-game skid to clinch a top-four seed and double bye in the ACC tournament next week against the Hurricanes.
After 15 straight wins at John Paul Jones Arena, Virginia had their streak snapped by NC State on Wednesday.
The Cavaliers fell behind by double digits quickly, and despite drawing close early in the second half, the Seminoles surged back ahead and completed the drubbing.
Virginia now boasts a seven-game winning streak against the rival Tar Heels.
The Virginia men's basketball team picked up their third straight win after knocking off Georgia Tech for the second time this season.
The Cavaliers used a strong second-half run to pull away and earn a tough conference win against the Panthers.