The No. 1-seed Virginia Cavaliers face the No. 16-seed Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs in South region action to open the First Round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 22.
Tipoff for this March Madness matchup is at 3:10 PM ET and the game will be broadcast on truTV and streamed on NCAA March Madness Live.
Here’s what you need to know about the tournament matchup as you fill out your Yahoo! Sports Tourney Pick ‘Em bracket for a chance to win $1,000,000.
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Virginia regular season review:
Virginia went 29-3 overall, dropping in 72.1 points per game while shooting 47.9 percent from the field and 41.5 from three-point range during the regular season. As a team the Cavaliers averaged 35.2 rebounds, 14.6 assists, 5.6 steals, 4 blocks and 8.8 turnovers per game in regular season play.
Virginia players to watch:
During the regular season, Kyle Guy averaged 15.3 points. De'Andre Hunter averaged 15.2 points and 5.2 rebounds. Ty Jerome recorded 13.5 points, 5.3 assists and 1.4 steals.
Gardner-Webb regular season review:
Gardner-Webb put together a record of 23-11 this season, scoring 78.5 points per game while shooting 48.4 percent from the field and 39 from three-point range during the regular season. As a team the Runnin' Bulldogs averaged 34.7 rebounds, 14.7 assists, 7.1 steals, 2.9 blocks and 11.7 turnovers per game in regular season play.
Gardner-Webb players to watch:
In regular season play David Efianayi averaged 18.6 points and 1.1 steals. Jose Perez recorded 15.4 points and 5.8 rebounds. DJ Laster recorded 12.9 points and 5.6 rebounds.[divider]
Virginia vs. Gardner-Webb Prediction:
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Virginia vs Gardner-Webb: Odds, Location, Game Time, TV Channel, Live Stream
Odds: Virginia -24.5
Location: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, S.C.
Game Date: Friday, March 22
Game Time: 3:10 PM ET
TV Channel: truTV
Live Stream: NCAA March Madness Live
All March Madness First Round Previews, Odds and Predictions:
East: Duke vs. North Dakota State/North Carolina Central | Michigan State vs. Bradley | LSU vs. Yale | Virginia Tech vs. Saint Louis | Mississippi St. vs. Liberty | Maryland vs. Belmont/Temple | Louisville vs. Minnesota | VCU vs. UCF
West: Gonzaga vs. Fairleigh Dickinson/Prairie View A&M | Michigan vs. Montana | Texas Tech vs. Northern Kentucky | Florida State vs. Vermont | Marquette vs. Murray State | Buffalo vs. Arizona State/St. John's | Nevada vs. Florida | Syracuse vs. Baylor
South: Virginia vs. Gardner-Webb | Tennessee vs. Colgate | Purdue vs. Old Dominion | Kansas St. vs. UC Irvine | Wisconsin vs. Oregon | Villanova vs. St. Mary's | Cincinnati vs. Iowa | Mississippi vs. Oklahoma
Midwest: North Carolina vs. Iona | Kentucky vs. Abilene Christian | Houston vs. Georgia State | Kansas vs. Northeastern | Auburn vs. New Mexico St. | Iowa State vs. Ohio State | Wofford vs. Seton Hall | Utah State vs. Washington
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