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UVA earns No. 1 overall seed in NCAA tournament

13 March 2018, 12:17 | Jodi Jackson

UVA earns No. 1 overall seed in NCAA tournament

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But before the handicapping, complaining and wagering commence, let's pause to acknowledge and, if you're so inclined, applaud what the University of Virginia has accomplished.

The Virginia Cavaliers beat the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday to win the ACC Tournament with a final score of 71-63. The competition was fierce, the crowd electric, the champion richly deserving.

Joe Harris is a proud University of Virginia alum, so he was ecstatic to see his Cavaliers win the ACC Tournament in his backyard at Barclays Center.

You guys be sure and tell Coach Rob I said that. And they lost in the Round of 32 to Florida.

The North Carolina Tar Heels are back in the NCAA Tournament for the eight straight season. The Tar Heels finished in a third place tie in the ACC regular season standings, lost more games than either Duke or Xavier and suffered the single most damaging loss among the three teams, a home loss to Wofford on December 20. It also features arguably the nation's most electric player in Trae Young, who led Oklahoma in as a No. 10 seed despite going 2-8 down the stretch.

Ayton dominated overtime and made 13 of 16 shots overall after struggling in the quarterfinals against Colorado.

The NCAA Tournament field of 68 has been announced and the state of North Carolina has six teams competing for the national title.

Virginia recruiting director Orlando Vandross was on the staff at UNC-Charlotte when UMBC head coach Ryan Odom was an assistant. But only the 1999 squad reached the Final Four.

It's like golf's majors. You prepare well, you try to improve and you play to win. The Cavaliers have been the dominant force in the ACC all season.

"We talked about it before the season this year". "But in the moment, that's over with". If you look in the low post, it's going on all the time. Virginia ranked No. 1 in the country in points allowed per game this season, and the scoring prowess of Kyle Guy, Devon Hall and Ty Jerome helps maintain an offensive threat.


Meanwhile, after a shaky start, Wilkins ignited a defense that limited North Carolina to 38.5 percent shooting in the second half.

The Tar Heels don't have one of the longer active tournament streaks in the country, but North Carolina has only missed the tournament one time in 15 seasons under Roy Williams. "If we limit our turnovers, and get good shots on our end, and make sure we're defending and getting out on the break, I think it'll be good for us".

"But I really like what he does". "Playing here all of the time and then for them to come in and win [was special]. I mean, I really believe that".

Season recap: After the Tar Heels returned only one of their top five scorers (Joel Berry II) from their 2016-17 national championship team, it was clear that former role players like Luke Maye would need to step up. Louisville and Syracuse were both led by Hall of Fame coaches (one still is). I feel really grateful that I get the chance to coach these kids and this team.

Nobody has more respect for Virginia and Bennett than Williams.

What he loves more than its collective talent is its harmony.

Bennett quoted Psalm 133 from the bible before and after the game to his team that he felt summed up their efforts.

"It's a good and precious thing when brothers dwell together in unity". "And that's where they take advantage of teams".

"They're so unified. They're so unselfish". "I think it's the greatest example".



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