The University of Virginia Cavaliers will take on Ohio University Saturday in the first round of the NCAA tournament. UVA is seeded 4th in the West Region; Ohio is seeded 13th.
Virginia Tech is a 10th seed; the Hokies will meet 7th-seeded Florida in their South Region tournament opener.
The Liberty Flames will face Oklahoma State in the Midwest Region. The Flames are a 13 seed as they take on the 4th-seed Cowboys.
(AP) — Virginia coach Tony Bennett says most of his players are in quarantine after being exposed to an individual infected with COVID-19, but he is still hopeful the Cavaliers will be able to play in the NCAA Tournament.
Virginia was forced to withdraw from the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament on Saturday because of a single COVID-19 case. Bennett told reporters that all the players in quarantine have so far tested negative.
The quarantine is scheduled to end Thursday. Bennett says the team plans to travel to Indianapolis on Friday and be ready to play Saturday. The NCAA is requiring seven consecutive negative COVID-19 tests for anyone traveling to Indianapolis to compete in the tournament. Virginia is the fourth seed in the West Region and set to play Mid-American Conference champion Ohio in the first round.