The hearts of Virginia fans everywhere were racing as the Cavaliers fell behind by as much as 14 points in the first half against Gardner-Webb in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, but the Wahoos used a huge second-half run to win 71-56. De’Andre Hunter led with 23 points, as UVA avoided a repeat of last year’s first-round defeat. Virginia will play against Oklahoma on Sunday in the second round.
Produced by Ean Greenberg and Sydney Seligman
Select footage courtesy of the NCAA, the Aiken Standard, CBS Sports, Hoos Place, Streaking the Lawn, and Virginia Athletics