Virginia finished 16-2 in the ACC, and when that wasn’t enough for conference writers to show any respect, it went out and won the conference tournament without breaking much of a sweat. The advanced stats show that the Cavs are the fifth-best defensive team in the country, and 20th on offense, a combination that puts them at no. 4 in Ken Pomeroy’s rankings. This is not a fluke. Virginia is legitimately strong, and the lack of respect is puzzling.
Still feeling like the underdog going into the tilt with the Izzos tomorrow ~ which is just the way we like it