UVA Receives NCAA Tournament Invitation

It was announced Sunday (March 11) that UVa (22-9) is the No. 10 seed in the West Region. The Cavaliers will face No. 7 seed Florida (23-10) in a second-round game played in Omaha, Neb., at CenturyLink Center Omaha on Friday, March 16. Game time will be 2:10 p.m. ET and the game will be televised on TNT.

The winner of the game will meet either No. 2 seed Missouri or No. 15 seed Norfolk State in the third round.

The other pod of teams competing in Omaha include teams from the Midwest Region. Those games are No. 2 seed Kansas vs. No. 15 seed Detroit and No. 7 seed St. Mary's vs. No. 10 seed Purdue.

Virginia is making its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2007 when the Cavaliers advanced to the second round in Columbus, Ohio. UVa was a No. 4 seed that season and defeated Albany 84-57 in the first round before losing 77-74 to Tennessee in the second round.

This is Virginia's 17th NCAA Tournament appearance and the Cavaliers have compiled an all-time record of 22-16 in the tournament. UVa advanced to the NCAA Tournament's Final Four in 1981 and 1984. It's the first time Virginia has been a No. 10 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Courtesy: VirginiaSports.com, Release: 03/11/2012

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