Game Preview: UMBC takes on Virginia in Round of 64
The Retrievers will take on the Cavaliers in the Men’s Division I NCAA Tournament tonight. Virginia enters the tournament as the first overall seed, while UMBC acquired the 16th seed.
Virginia finished their regular season with a 31-2 record, along with a 17-1 conference record. The Retrievers completed their regular season of play with a 24-10 overall record, and a 12-4 conference record. Each team won their respective conference tournaments. Virginia’s leading scorer is Kyle Guy, who averaged 14.1 points per game through the season. UMBC’s leading scorer was Jarius Lyles, who scored an average of 20.2 points per game.
My personal score prediction for this game is Virginia winning 75-52.