March 18, 2018

Virginia opens up tournament plat against UMBC — March Madness

14 March 2018, 08:17 | Sandy Nunez

Virginia opens up tournament plat against UMBC — March Madness

UVA's De'Andre Hunter, the ACC's Sixth Man of the Year, to miss NCAA tournament with broken wrist

"Can they win some games? Yes".

1 overall seed and still has a good shot to win the national championship. Cavaliers head coach Tony Bennett announced the news on Tuesday afternoon.

Virginia (31-2) will face No. 16 seed Maryland-Baltimore County on Friday night in the tournament's South Region with the victor moving on to face the victor of the 8/9 matchup between Creighton and Kansas State. They won the ACC regular season by four games with a record 17 wins.

Isaiah Wilkins. Wilkins finished the season with a team-leading 6.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game.

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The top four teams in the AP poll matched the selection committee's No. 1 seeds. He was rewarded by receiving ALL-ACC first-team honors.

Based on his box plus-minus, or BPM, an estimate of the points per 100 possessions a player contributed above a league-average player, translated to an average team, he was worth 9.6 net points per 100 possessions. He is worth 2.0 points more than an average player and profiles as one of the better sixth-men in the country. U.Va. scored five points in the final 0.9 seconds to get the improbable win.

Can Anyone Score 70 on this team? .

Lyles knocked down the game-winning 3-pointer to lift the Retrievers to their America East title over Vermont and will need even more heroics against a stingy Virginia defense. They were first again this season allowing a measly 53.4 per game, which was almost four points better than the second-best team Cincinnati. There are a lot of teams that have talented scorers in the South.

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