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NCAA Tournament 2016: What was happening the last time Virginia reached the Elite Eight before today?

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Virginia marches on. For the first time in 21 years, UVa has advanced to the Elite Eight.

On March 24, 1995, Harold Deane had 22 points, and Curtis Staples and Junior Burrough had 18 each as No. 4 seed Virginia stunned Roy Williams and No. 1 Kansas in Kansas City.

Tonight, it was Anthony Gill and Mike Tobey leading the charge for the Cavaliers with 23 and 18 points, and eight and seven rebounds respectively as the Hoos beat Iowa State 84-71.

I’ve put together a chart to help detail just how long the drought was.

1995 2016
No. 1 song on the Billboard chart "Take a Bow" by Madonna "Work" by Rihanna
Cost of a gallon of gas $1.11 $1.90
President of the United States Bill Clinton, two years left in first term Barack Obama, less than a year left in second term
Governor of Virginia George Allen Terry McAuliffe
No. 1 movie at the box office Outbreak Zootopia
Most popular TV show Seinfeld NBC Sunday Night Football
Defending Super Bowl champion
San Francisco 49ers Denver Broncos
Defending college football national champion Nebraska Alabama
UVa football coach George Welsh Bronco Mendenhall
Virginia Sports Radio Network play-by-play Warren Swain Dave Koehn
John Paul Jones Arena A parking lot In its 10th year of hosting UVa events and concerts
Tony Bennett Point guard for the Charlotte Hornets Head coach of Virginia basketball