The No. 1-seeded Virginia Cavaliers will take the floor for the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday when they face the No. 16 seed Gardner-Webb Bulldogs.
The Cavaliers will be returning to the tournament for the sixth consecutive season and will try to avenge a first-round loss last season at the hands of No. 16 seed UMBC. This is the seventh time the Cavaliers are a No. 1 seed and the fourth time in the past six seasons. The Bulldogs, on the other hand, will be playing in their first NCAA Tournament after joining Division I in 2002.
Players to watch include Virginia’s Kyle Guy, who leads the Cavaliers with 15.6 points per game, and Gardner-Webb’s David Efianayi, who leads the Bulldogs with 18.4 points per game.
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