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2016 NCAA Tournament Second Round: Virginia vs. Butler Game Thread

Can Virginia return to the Sweet 16 after missing out on an opportunity last year?

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No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers vs. No. 9 Butler Bulldogs

Time: 7:10 p.m.
Date: March 19, 2016
Place: Raleigh
OnlineMarch Madness Live

Spread: Vegas: UVA -7.5; KenPom: UVA 71, butler 62 (80%)
Last Meeting: First Meeting

The entire Midwest region received a gift from Middle Tennessee State last night after Michigan State was upset, 90-81, by the Blue Raiders. But that doesn't mean anything for Virginia unless the Hoos can get past the next two opponents to even make it to the Elite Eight, a feat that hasn't been accomplished since 1995. Today's matchup against the Bulldogs, a team that could pose a threat from the outside if their shooting gets hot.

Tiki's got THE BIG PREVIEW here -- read how Virginia's depth should get the Hoos through this round.

Remember, if you haven't made your Pack Line Pledge from the Hampton game yet, now would be a great time.

Alright, Hoos. Let's do the dang thing!