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Virginia Basketball versus Furman NCAA Tournament First Round GAME THREAD

Everything you need for today’s contest.

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Virginia Cavaliers vs Furman Paladins

Location: Orlando, FL

Date: March 16th, 2023

Time: 12:40 P.M. ET

Channel: TruTV

Online Streaming: March Madness Live, SlingTV

Betting line: Virginia -6

Pregame Content

The Big Preview: NCAA Opener Against Furman

Five matchups to watch in Virginia basketball’s first round matchup with Furman

Five things to know about Virginia’s first round opponent Furman

Tony Bennett provides his initial thoughts on matchup with Furman

Streaking the Lawn Podcast - 3/14/23 - Greensboro Breakdown and Furman Preview

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Lastly, here are some of UVA’s media notes:

UVA All-Time in the NCAA Tournament

• The Cavaliers are 35-23 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.

• UVA will make its ninth NCAA Tournament appearance under Tony Bennett and 25th overall.

• UVA is 4-3 as a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament (3-1 in 1995, 1-1 in 2007 and 0-1 in 2021).

• UVA won the NCAA championship in 2019 and also made Final Four appearances in 1981 and 1984, respectively.

• Virginia head coach Tony Bennett is 16-9 in 10 NCAA tournaments, including a 13-7 record in eight NCAA appearances at UVA.

All-Time vs. Furman

• Virginia is 1-0 all-time vs. Furman in the series that dates to 2004-05.

• The Cavaliers defeated the Paladins 79-67 in the lone meeting between the teams on Dec. 8, 2004 at University Hall.

• Gary Forbes led five Cavaliers in double figures with 21 points.

• J.R. Reynolds added 18 points, while Elton Brown (16), Jason Clark (12) and Devin Smith (10) landed in double figures.

• Brown led the Cavaliers with 12 rebounds.

• Quan Prowell led Furman with 14 points.

On the Horizon

• The winner of the Virginia/Furman NCAA first round game plays No. 5 seed San Diego State or No. 12 seed Charleston on Saturday, March 18. Tipoff and television designation is to be determined.