Plenty of March Madness material for y’all on STL yesterday, as we broke down the difficulty of each top seed’s road to the Final Four and compared our bracketology predictions to the actual tournament selection. We also learned on Monday that the Virginia Cavaliers finished as the second-ranked team in the final AP Poll, while De’Andre Hunter and Tony Bennett gained recognition from the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
With Virginia football opening up spring practice next Monday, many of the team’s members, including starting quarterback Bryce Perkins and free safety’s Joey Blount and Brenton Nelson, remain limited due to injuries sustained in the 2018 season. For Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall, perspective is key, “I would love to have both a great spring and a great fall [...] but in this case, having to choose one or the other, fall is certainly the most important.”
The guys from CBS Sports shed some more light on UVA men’s basketball’s chances in this year’s NCAA Tournament.
"You would think no number one seed would ever come out more focused for this matchup than @UVAMensHoops."@GaryParrishCBS thinks Virginia will be ready for action this week. pic.twitter.com/3Sn5YoF7zA— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) March 18, 2019
Bleacher Report named Virginia’s spring game on April 27th as the eighth best preseason friendly to catch in the coming months, citing Bryce Perkins’ play-making ability as the main reason to tune in.