THIS IS MARCH!!! The madness of March is finally upon us, and the Virginia Cavaliers will start its NCAA tournament revenge tour as the No. 1 seed in the South Region.
Look Hoos No. 1⃣@UVAMensHoops is the top seed in the South region heading in to #MarchMadness!#GoHoos #Wahoowa pic.twitter.com/ZQ2gfzYyiH— Virginia Cavaliers (@VirginiaSports) March 17, 2019
Virginia’s first game will be on Friday, March 22, in Columbia, South Carolina. The Hoos will face Gardner-Webb. Game times will be announced later. Gardner-Webb got the automatic bid out of the Big South Conference and enter the postseason 23-11. They currently sit at No. 157 in KenPom, and got a win over Radford in the Big South tournament finals.
If Virginia moves on, they’ll face the winner of the No. 8 Ole Miss - No. 9 Oklahoma game in the Round of 32 on Sunday, March 22 (also in Columbia).
The South Region is based in Louisville, Kentucky, meaning the Hoos would play Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games in the KFC Yum! Center on March 28th and 30th if they got that far.
Tennessee is the No. 2 seed in the region, with Purdue as the No. 3 seed, and Kansas State the No. 4 seed.
Here’s the full region:
The South Region is led by Virginia and Tennessee! pic.twitter.com/JWdxdM1JZu— ESPN (@espn) March 17, 2019
We will update with game times when available. What’s your take, Hoos?