If you are still looking for a bandwagon to jump on, you might want to consider the Virginia Cavaliers before the craziness of March ensues. The Cavaliers are one of the hottest teams in the land at the moment, yet nobody is talking about this talented team as a true contender. With the win Saturday, the Cavaliers move to 23-5 overall and currently sit atop the ACC Conference with a 14-1 record.
The 70-49 drubbing of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish highlighted Virginia as a top team who is capable of big things come March. While the Cavaliers shot 64 percent from the floor in the game, the team was also +8 in rebounding and +6 in assists which illustrated the disparity between the two teams. The architect of the win was Malcolm Brogdon whose 13-point, seven-rebound and six-assist performance propelled the Cavaliers to the win. Both Akil Mitchell and Anthony Gill made solid contributions on the day scoring 15 points apiece. Momentum is on the side of the Cavaliers at the moment, but can Virginia make it through the chaos down the stretch and make some noise in the NCAA tournament?
The Cavaliers are currently riding an 11-game winning streak and sit atop one of the best conferences in the country, so why is this team flying under the radar? If Virginia wins its remaining three games, the team will hoist the ACC regular season title and earn the respect the team deserves, but the journey does not stop there for the Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers are one of the best defensive teams in the country and have several playmakers who can take over the game at any time in Brogdon and Joe Harris. Virginia possesses the tools that it takes to make a deep run in the NCAA tournament, so don’t be surprised if the Cavaliers are still dancing in Dallas.
Greg Douglas is a College Basketball writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on twitter @thegpd93 or add him to your Google Network.