Virginia Announces Star Player Is Out For Season

Virginia shuts down UNC to snag ACC crown

Virginia shuts down UNC to snag ACC crown

Virginia forward De'Andre Hunter, the ACC's sixth man of the year, will miss the NCAA Tournament with a broken left wrist. Virginia's redshirt freshman is just along for the ride on the road to a potential Final Four appearance after breaking that wrist in last weekend's ACC Tournament. March Madness is officially upon us.

The No. 16 UMBC Retrievers will take on the No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers in the NCAA Tournament basketball game South Region on Friday, start time at 8:20 PM ET, at Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC.

Hunter will undergo surgery next Monday and have a near-three-month recovery.

UMBC (24-10) is coming off an America East title where it knocked off No. 1 seed Vermont 65-62 on Saturday and recorded 20 or more wins this season for only the fourth time in school history.

U.Va was a No. 2 seed in the '15 tournament, and a No. 5 seed in last season's tournament, and lost in the second round in both seasons.

Alas, here are the Virginia Cavaliers, the squad with the best record in the ACC and the ACC tournament victor thanks to a title-game thumping of North Carolina, 71-63, at the Barclays Center on Saturday.

On March 1 at Louisville, Hunter's game-winning 3-pointer that banked off the glass from almost 30 feet away from the basket at the buzzer propelled a 67-66 victory. Isaiah Wilkins leads in rebounds with 6.3 while Jerome Ty tops in assists with 3.9 per game. That sets up what could be a hard Sweet 16 matchup for Virginia, which Hunter's injury makes all the more tricky. Hunter logged 18 minutes off the bench and scored 10 points against that game.

Hunter also had several big moments for Virginia late in the year. He was named to the All-ACC Freshman Team.

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