While the Cavaliers were rewarded for their season with both Arizona and Kentucky being placed in the South Region with them, many still had Virginia penciled in to make the first Final Four of the Tony Bennett era.
Isaiah Wilkins. Wilkins finished the season with a team-leading 6.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game.
Hunter's injury is a devastating blow to Virginia's Final Four hopes.
The school announced Tuesday afternoon that redshirt freshman guard De'Andre Hunter will miss the Cavaliers' postseason run because of a broken left wrist suffered in the ACC Tournament. The freshman guard doesn't get the press that Kyle Guy or Ty Jerome do, but Hunter was an invaluable piece of Virginia's bench. The team will miss Hunter, the ACC sixth man of the year, but I wouldn't discount their championship aspirations by much.
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Pep Guardiola lavished praise on the Spaniard, adding: 'Normally a player of this quality you think isn't a fighter. When the weekend is over, they are like: "'The weekend is over, there are no more games.' But we have to play".
Carlik Jones added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Highlanders, who move on to face No. 1 seed Villanova on Thursday in Pittsburgh.
A fast-rising National Basketball Association prospect, Hunter was also starting to flash an efficient three-point stroke, too. "Can they win some games? Yes".
The Cavaliers have allowed only one opponent to shoot 50 percent against them this season and have gone 34 straight games without allowing 70 points while allowing the fewest points in the country this season (53.4 per game). "That's just how it is". Top-seeded UVA takes on Maryland-Baltimore County in the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday in Charlotte.
"Don't over-complicate it", Bennett said of the now "survive and advance" format of the postseason.