2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
3rd in Big South

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

GW turnovers in the first half: 4‬ ‪GW turnovers through 10 min in second half: 8‬ ‪UVA offensive boards in first half: 3‬ ‪UVA offensive boards through 10 min second half: 7

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

How do you shut down an upset bid? Virginia is on a 22-5 run to open the second half, while Gardner Webb has 8 turnovers through 8 minutes after just 4 in the first half. Hoos seem to have pried a 10,000-pound gorilla off their backs at halftime.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 1 Virginia seems to have found an answer against No. 16 Gardner-Webb: attack the paint. The length of Diakite and Hunter are too much for the undersized underdogs.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Heading into the half, No. 1 Virginia trails No. 16 Gardner-Webb, 36-30. But it could have been worse for the program that lost in historic fashion to UMBC a year ago. If the lackluster defense and turnovers had continued for Virginia, the Gardner-Webb lead would be much more.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

It feels as if No. 1 Virginia is starting to gain some composure after a rocky start against No. 16 Gardner-Webb, playing better defense and taking care of the ball better on offense. The Cavaliers still trail, 30-23, with less than 4 minutes remaining in the half, but at least there's some optimism for Tony Bennett and his coaching staff to cling to.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 1 Virginia has no one to blame for its rough start against No. 16 Gardner-Webb, with six turnovers in the first nine minutes of play. The Cavaliers, which became the first one-seed to lose to a 16-seed a year ago, trail 17-10.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

It's early, but No. 1 Virginia trails No. 16 Gardner-Webb 6-4 heading into the first stoppage of the game. Virginia wants to put last year's loss to UMBC -- the first ever one-seed to lose in the first round -- behind them, but three early turnovers aren't helping their cause.

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UVA using last year's tourney loss as motivation

The Virginia Cavaliers have used last year's historic first-round loss in the NCAA tournament as motivation this season, as they once again open this tournament as a top seed.

Marty Smith goes on a road trip (1:13)
Virginia, Tennessee headline South Region (4:45)
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Gardner-Webb makes first-ever NCAA tourney

DJ Laster's best game ensured it wouldn't be his last, as the senior scored 32 points to help Gardner-Webb to the Big South tournament title and an automatic NCAA bid.

Laster propels Gardner-Webb to 1st NCAA tournament berth (1:35)
Laster rises for thunderous slam over Radford (0:16)
Laster throws down hammer in transition (0:12)
Johnson hits corner three to increase lead (0:17)

Team Stats

Points Per Game77.7
Rebounds Per Game34.0
Assists Per Game14.3
Points Allowed70.5152nd

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record0-0
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances0