Virginia opens up tournament plat against UMBC — March Madness

Virginia shuts down UNC to snag ACC crown

Virginia shuts down UNC to snag ACC crown

Villanova won the Big East Tournament and stayed at No. 2, while Xavier was third and Kansas jumped five spots to fourth.

This will be the first matchup between the teams in more than 12 years as they last met in December 2005, a Virginia win.

Hunter, a 6-7 redshirt freshman, sat out last season, but made an immediate impact once he joined coach Bennett's lineup.

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.

The Cavaliers, who ended as college basketball's unanimous No. 1 team in the final AP Poll this week after starting the season unranked, have been the most consistent and best team in the country nearly all season. He was also second on the team in steals with 1.2 per game. That's not a lot of ground for his replacements to make up, nor is it enough to significantly discount a team that was more than 32 net points per 100 possessions better than an average team this season, the highest in the nation according to statistical guru Ken Pomeroy. He averaged 14.1 points per game and shot 39.5 percent from behind the arc.

Devon Hall. Hall was one of Virginia's best all-around players.

A fast-rising National Basketball Association prospect, Hunter was also starting to flash an efficient three-point stroke, too. He was also second on the team in points, assists, and rebounds.

Can Anyone Score 70 on this team? . 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.

The Post's Neil Greenberg explains which upsets and Cinderella teams will give you the edge you need to take first place in your bracket pool. If any of them can get hot, Virginia may not be able to advance as far as most think they will.

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