NCAA Tournament Regional Preview: Midwest
The No. 1 seed: Virginia (26-7, 13-5 in the ACC). Despite a loss to fellow top seed North Carolina in the ACC tournament final, the Cavaliers held onto a spot on the 1-line thanks to a dominant defense that allowed them to finish second in the ACC. Virginia was a perfect 15-0 at home—including wins against fellow the No. 1 seed Tar Heels and the South region’s No. 2 seed Villanova. Senior guard Malcolm Brogdon has improved as a 1-on-1 defender and has taken his offensive game to a whole new level this season, averaging 18.7 points per game. Big man Anthony Gill provides athleticism on the inside and is part of an experienced Cavaliers core that includes guard London Perrantes and center Mike Tobey.