It was a rough weekend for the Virginia Cavaliers’ men’s basketball team. After watching the Florida State Seminoles fall to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to open up a wider lead in the ACC, the Hoos’ offense went stagnant against the Virginia Tech Hokies down the stretch to drop their first ACC game of the season.
Luckily they still have a half game lead on the Hokies and a full game lead on the Seminoles in the conference standings.
In terms of the NCAA Tournament impact, the loss in Blacksburg was not horrible. The Hokies are currently No. 31 in the NET making it a Quad 1 game. A 2-1 record in Quad 1 games would look much better than a 1-2 record, but there are still opportunities in front of the Cavaliers.
Overall, the Cavaliers sit at No. 8 in the NET rankings, 19 spots higher than the next closest ACC opponent, Florida State, at No. 27.
Here’s how UVA’s NET Report looks heading into this week’s action against NC State and Louisville:
The Wolfpack have lost five of their last six and plummeted in the NET rankings meaning this week’s trip to Raleigh will only be a Quad 2 opportunity.
The game on Saturday could mean more for the Cavaliers in the long run. Louisville is currently No. 42 in the NET. It will still be a Quad 2 game, but if Louisville can play up to the potential they’ve shown, they could conceivably climb into the Top 30 giving UVA a home Quad 1 opportunity.