NCAA Tournament March Madness

#67 Virginia

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Projected seed: 11 (last four in)

Virginia's case for the tournament is a mixed bag, defined by an undeniably elite defense but a sputtering offense that often looks lost. The Cavaliers have been puzzling, to say the least, with a defense stout enough to stifle nearly any team, but when your offense sputters to the extent of being near the bottom nationwide, you've got issues. Key wins over North Carolina and Florida sit like crown jewels amidst their resume, contrasting sharply with some tough losses. Their recent defeat facing Duke did them no favors, as consistency remains their Achilles heel. Looking ahead, the matchup with Georgia Tech is critical; it's a must-win to avoid a bad loss stain on their profile. The ACC tournament will also serve as a proving ground—if Virginia can secure a couple of wins there, their chances of dancing come March improve significantly. Yet, even with their top-tier defense, offensive struggles could be their undoing when Selection Sunday rolls around.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6Tarleton St104W80-50
11/14NC A&T331W80-51
11/16TX Southern266W62-33
11/22(N)West Virginia148W56-54
11/29Texas A&M44W59-47
12/5NC Central239W77-47
12/27Morgan St329W79-44
12/30@Notre Dame127L76-54
1/6@NC State82L76-60
1/13@Wake Forest36L66-47
1/17Virginia Tech59W65-57
1/20@Georgia Tech134W75-66
1/24NC State82W59-53
1/31Notre Dame127W65-53
2/5Miami FL78W60-38
2/10@Florida St91W80-76
2/17Wake Forest36W49-47
2/19@Virginia Tech59L75-41
2/24North Carolina6L54-44
2/28@Boston College101W72-68
3/9Georgia Tech13478%