The Cavaliers made the NCAA Tournament in 2012 but missed it just slightly this year. At 23-12, including 11-7 in the ACC, Virginia was tabbed as a ‘snubbed’ team for the Tournament. Joe Harris (16.3 PPG) is a solid scorer who leads the team on a night in, night out basis. He has one year of eligibility left alone with forward Akil Mitchell (13.1 PPG, 8.9 RPG), one of the better forwards in the conference. Overall, though, UVA was not a team that would light up the scoreboard and they likely still won’t be. But their brand of efficient ball distribution, good shot selection, and defense help them win ballgames. Look for more of the same this winter at a Virginia game—Gold Coast Tickets can get you in!
The Virginia Cavaliers operate under Coach Tony Bennett at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville. They have never won a national title but made the Final Four in 1981 and 1984 and have 17 Tournament appearances overall. They last made the Tournament in 2012 when they lost to Florida in the first game. 18 Virginia players have gone on to the NBA including Roger Mason, Mike Scott, Olden Polynice, John Crotty, Ralph Sampson, and Bryant Stith.