The Virginia Cavaliers have waited 52 weeks to avenge last March's historic upset defeat by UMBC, the first-ever No. 1 seed loss to a 16 seed. Fueled by that disappointment and playing with a chip on their collective shoulders, the Cavaliers have been an absolute juggernaut this year, using Tony Bennett's simple yet proven recipe for success -- value each possession, pass up a good shot to share the ball with a teammate who has a better one, shoot the 3-ball effectively, and play defense or sit on the pine.
But despite all of the regular season success in the rough-and-tumble ACC, Bennett is just 7-6 in NCAA tourney games at Virginia. After yet another dominant regular season, do the Cavaliers have what it takes to erase last year's pain and win the school's first national title?
ESPN+ has your answers, as Joe Lunardi has enlisted a team of bracketologists to compile advanced metrics, key scouting intel and best- and worst-case tournament scenarios for all 68 teams to help you make smart picks in your bracket.