Bubble Watch: Virginia Cavaliers Need to End the Regular Season With Back-to-Back Wins

By Paul Seaver
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Here’s a fun fact: the Virginia Cavaliers are 0-3 this season against teams from the Colonial Athletic Association.

Now factor that into the equation given the knowledge that the Cavaliers currently sit directly on the bubble with a 20-9 record overall and a 10-6 mark within the ACC. Oh boy, what could’ve been for Virginia had they not have had those meltdowns against their CAA opponents.

I mean, you might as well add in the fact that those three CAA losses also represent the only games that the Cavaliers dropped in their entire non-conference schedule.

Either way, let’s not beat a dead horse here. Virginia currently stands where they currently stand, there’s not going to be any changes to that. However, just two games ago, the Cavaliers picked up a huge, resume-boosting victory over Duke, only to fall on the road at Boston College just days later.

It’s that type of inconsistency that has landed UVA in the position that they are in.

Moving forward however, the Cavaliers are facing two, must-win situations prior to the start of the ACC Tournament. On Thursday night, Virginia heads south to Tallahassee to take on Florida State. They will then return home to face another ACC team that has found themselves on the bubble. That being, Maryland.

If Virginia hopes to bolster their resume and their spot within the NCAA Tournament, these two games are crucial to have. If the Cavaliers can get to 22-9 and 12-6 within the ACC, they are probably sitting in a good spot heading into the conference tournament.

Tip-off between the Seminoles and Virginia on Thursday night is scheduled for 7:00pm (EST).


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