Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Virginia Wins ACC Tourney, Should Be No. 1 Overall Seed in NCAA Field

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Virginia Wins ACC Tourney, Should Be No. 1 Overall Seed in NCAA Field

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NEW YORK * With no one-and-dones and no sure-fire NBA draft lottery picks, No. 1 Virginia put together one of the most dominant seasons in the storied history of Atlantic Coast Conference basketball.

Kyle Guy, Devon Hall and the Cavaliers beat No. 12 North Carolina 71-63 in the ACC tourney title game Saturday night to finish 20-1 against league competition.

Virginia (31-2) set a school record for victories, won the conference tournament for the second time in five seasons under coach Tony Bennett and almost certainly will enter the NCAA Tournament as the top overall seed when the field of 68 is announced Sunday. That's not bad for a bunch that started the season unranked and picked to finish sixth in the ACC.

"I think we always knew this could be a special team," guard Ty Jerome said.

With plenty of their fans packing Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the top-seeded Cavaliers beat sixth-seeded North Carolina (25-10) for the second time this season and snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Tar Heels in ACC Tournament play. …

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