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Virginia earns No. 5 seed in NCAA Tournament

Virginia earned its 24th NCAA Tournament appearance, a mark that only four other schools have attained tonight, after being tabbed a No. 5 in the NCAA Tournament. The Cavaliers, who finished 21-9 overall, the squad's third-straight 20-win season, will face No. 12 seed Green Bay, the first Horizon League at-large selection in conference history. ACC Player of the Year Monica Wright, the school's all-time leading scorer and third-leading scoring in ACC history, led the league and Virginia with averages of 23.3 points per game and 3.6 steals per game this season.

Virginia is 21-9 and ranked No. 21 in the latest ESPN/USA Today poll. The Cavaliers are also receiving votes in the Associated Press poll.

"I've always had a lot of respect for Green Bay," Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan said. "They are a great program and they play well in the tournament every year. It is going to be a tough matchup."

The Cavaliers earned an at-large berth and is a No. 5 seed for the second consecutive season. Virginia is making its 24th overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament, including its third consecutive. Green Bay is 27-4 this season and also earned an at-large berth.

Virginia is 33-23 all-time in the NCAA Tournament and has advanced to the second round the past two seasons. Virginia and Green Bay have never met in women's basketball.

The winner of the Wahoos and the Phoenix will face No. 4 seed Iowa State or No. 13 seed Lehigh in Austin, Texas.