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NCAA Tournament: Welcome the Virginia Basketball team back to John Paul Jones Arena

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Offer the team your support and gratitude for an outstanding season tonight.

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Virginia's basketball season may be prematurely over, but don't let that stop you from celebrating a successful season that included the program's first trip to the Elite 8 since 1995. Though the heartbreak has not healed, this team deserves the support and respect from the fan base that's found so much joy through their hard work, not just over the past three months, but over the past three seasons.

The team is scheduled to return to John Paul Jones Arena between 12:15 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. tonight (the night of March 27 / morning of March 28), and if you are in Charlottesville, you should try to show up to give them your thanks.

For those of you who don't think that this sort of thing means anything to the team, think again. Here's a tweet from David Storm ('91), who served as a basketball team manager for four years, including head manager his fourth year.