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Men’s hoops begins March Madness, breaking down Gardner Webb

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Here we go, ‘Hoos!

NCAA Basketball: Virginia at North Carolina Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
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The first round of March Madness kicked off on Thursday but Virginia doesn’t take the floor until this afternoon. As the South’s No. 1 seed, the ‘Hoos will take on No. 16 Gardner Webb. The STL staff brought you our bracket predictions and a look at the Cavaliers first round matchup and more on a new podcast this week. Before all of our favorite players tip off today to begin their redemption run, we’ve rounded up a whoooole lotta content for you all to consume from around the corner.

We’ll start things off with this tracker where you can read up on all the first round games and outcomes thus far. Now, back to the ‘Hoos.

Ready to ride: Virginia’s Guy, Jerome, Huff and Hunter aim to make most of NCAA Tournament together (Daily Progress)

The four players who came to Charlottesville as Tony Bennett’s highest-rated recruiting class – junior guards Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome along with redshirt sophomores Jay Huff and De’Andre Hunter – are all ready to make their mark in the NCAA tournament.

De’Andre Hunter’s game speaks for itself (The Cavalier Daily)

The Cav Daily tracked Hunter’s rise from sixth man to star–and top 2019 NBA draft prospect.

Who is Gardner Webb? Coaches who know the Bulldogs break down the matchup with UVA (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Want to learn a ‘lil bit about Virginia’s little-known opponent? Here’s a breakdown of the Bulldogs strengths and their starters. De’Andre Hunter looks like the most likely to draw the matchup with Gardner-Webb’s freshman forward Jose Perez, who’s averaging 15.0 points per game.

Scouting report: Breaking down Gardner-Webb, UVa’s first-round NCAA Tournament opponent (Daily Progress)

Another scouting report on Gardner-Webb. More in-depth analysis on the Bulldogs top performers and their regular season slate.

Counts: As NCAA Tournament begins, Virginia can ill afford to continue recent trend of slow starts (Daily Progress)

Virginia has trailed at halftime in three of its last four games, but that can’t continue if Tony Bennett wants to take his team deep into this tournament.

Virginia Not Spooked by Last Year’s Ghosts Ahead of Latest Matchup With a No. 16 Seed (Sports Illustrated)

Apparently ghosts of dogs roam grounds? Who knew.

TOTD:

Enough about the team, let’s talk about the student managers.

I lied, here are the guys thoughts going into March Madness.

Can’t forget about the GOAT though.

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