Soft 16: Virginia Cavaliers

Last Year: 31-3, 1st in the ACC, first team ever to lose to a #16 seed as a #1 seed (LOL)

Key Returners: Kyle Guy, Ty Jerome, De’Andre Hunter

Key Losses: Devon Hall, Nigel Johnson, Isaiah Wilkins (all graduated)

Key Additions: Francisco Caffaro (4-star), Kody Stattmann (3-star), Kihei Clark (3-star), Braxton Key (may not be eligible, Alabama transfer)

Key Games: They have a very weak non-conference schedule, All ACC games will be key

Coach: Tony Bennett

Virginia was the 2nd best team in basketball last season.  You do not go 17-1 in the ACC by being bad.  Virginia and Tony Bennett always do the same thing, they have an amazing defense, like they will this year, but they always hit a bump in the road in the NCAA tournament.  Virginia constantly has low scoring games and they have to struggle to hit a three, which is why they lost to UMBC last season.  And in a way, it’s probably what they will do again this season.

Predicition: Virginia kills the regular season, due to their cupcake non-conference schedule, with the hardest game being @ South Carolina.  They finish 3rd in the ACC and will make it to the 2nd weekend in the NCAA but lose in the Sweet 16.

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Author: Juice

Baseball and WWE fanatic. Writer for soft7sports.com

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