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NCAA Tournament: Virginia picked as No. 4-seed to face No. 13 Ohio

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The season starts now.

NCAA Basketball: Virginia at Clemson Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports

The NCAA Selection Committee announced on Sunday that the Virginia Cavaliers are a 4-seed and will be facing the Ohio Bobcats (16-7) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

It’s been a strange season—and post-season, for that matter—that left many Cavaliers fans wondering whether the Hoos would even be playing in the Tournament after an early withdrawal from the ACC Tournament due to a positive Covid test result.

Virginia has been slotted in the West Region with Gonzaga as the region’s top seed. Gonzaga is also the overall No. 1 seed and is fighting for an undefeated season.

If successful against the Bobcats, Virginia will face the winner of No. 5 Creighton and No. 12 UC Santa Barbara. Gonzaga plays the winner of Norfolk State and Appalachian State. Rounding off the top half of the bracket are No. 8 Oklahoma and No. 9 Missouri.

On the bottom half of the region, No. 2 Iowa faces No. 15 Grand Canyon; No. 3 Kansas faces No. 14 Eastern Washington; No. 6 USC faces the winner of Wichita State and Drake as the No. 11 seed, and No. 7 Oregon takes on No. 10 VCU.

The Cavaliers will be playing on Saturday, though the exact time will be announced in the coming days. Stay tuned to Streaking the Lawn for unending coverage, and HERE. WE. GO!