No Lunch Plans Thursday? Watch the Wahoos Face Furman in March Madness

Kihei Clark on the court with pyrotechnics going off in the background

Fifth-year guard Kihei Clark, the UVA player with the most NCAA Tournament experience, hopes to guide the Cavaliers to a first-round win in Orlando on Thursday. (Photo by Matt Riley, UVA Athletics)

The University of Virginia men’s basketball team will fly to Orlando, Florida, this week for a first-round match on Thursday in the NCAA Tournament.

The Cavaliers are the No. 4 seed in the South Region. They’ll face No. 13 Furman University at 12:40 p.m. The game will be broadcast on truTV.

The Cavaliers, who earned a regular-season Atlantic Coast Conference co-championship and finished as runners-up in the ACC Tournament after losing Saturday evening to Duke University, return to the national tournament after missing out on the event last year.

Illustration of a Rotunda on a microphone
Illustration of a Rotunda on a microphone

The team won the 2019 national championship, but the pandemic canceled the event the following year. Last season, the Wahoos failed to qualify and instead accepted a bid to the National Invitation Tournament, or NIT.

Watch video of UVA Coach Tony Bennett’s pre-tournament press conference on

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