NCAA Tournament March Madness

#62 Virginia

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Projection: first four out

Virginia's tournament resume this year is a mixed bag, balanced precariously on the fulcrum of a monumental defense that often has them grind out low-scoring affairs. Signature wins against Florida and Texas A&M buoy their case, showcasing the Cavaliers' ability to clamp down on top-tier offenses when it matters. However, eye-popping losses to the likes of Boston College, coupled with troubling defeats to Wake Forest and NC State, leave the Wahoos vulnerable to skepticism. Another area of concern is the offense, which can look as stagnant as a pond on a windless day, an Achilles' heel that was glaringly exposed in losses to more defensively robust teams like Duke and North Carolina. While their ACC tournament play didn't send shockwaves through the selection committee's room, the marquee wins, coupled with the strength of the ACC, should be enough to keep Virginia dancing, albeit starting on their back foot.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6Tarleton St112W80-50
11/14NC A&T335W80-51
11/16TX Southern275W62-33
11/22(N)West Virginia152W56-54
11/29Texas A&M27W59-47
12/5NC Central258W77-47
12/27Morgan St324W79-44
12/30@Notre Dame124L76-54
1/6@NC State60L76-60
1/13@Wake Forest44L66-47
1/17Virginia Tech64W65-57
1/20@Georgia Tech130W75-66
1/24NC State60W59-53
1/31Notre Dame124W65-53
2/5Miami FL97W60-38
2/10@Florida St88W80-76
2/17Wake Forest44W49-47
2/19@Virginia Tech64L75-41
2/24North Carolina5L54-44
2/28@Boston College84W72-68
3/9Georgia Tech130W72-57
3/14(N)Boston College84W66-60
3/15(N)NC State60L73-65