The No. 4 seed Virginia Cavaliers begin their quest at the 2021 NCAA tournament against the No. 13 Ohio Bobcats tonight in Indianapolis Las Vegas has weighed down the competition

According to Oddsmakers, UVA opened as a 105-point favorite As of Saturday morning, Virginia is a 70-point favorite according to the William Hill Sports Book The over / under is 1305

ESPN BPI and KenPom Predictions Are Up For Game According to ESPN BPI, UVA Has an 862% Probability of Winning The Predicted Profit Margin is 105 Points in Favor of Virginia According to KenPom, UVA has a probability of winning of 75? s predicted final score is UVA 72, Ohio 64

• UVA received a general bid for the NCAA tournament, while Ohio received the automatic bid for the Mid-American Conference

• Virginia set her seventh consecutive school record in an NCAA tournament and third consecutive 4 seed in school history

• UVA has 18 or more games for the 10th Won for a season in a row under four-time ACC Coach of the Year Tony Bennett

• Virginia is 9-5 away from the John Paul Jones Arena, including a 2-2 record on neutrals

• Tony Bennett of Virginia turns 500 Practice career game and reach a career mark of 364-135 in 15 seasons

• Ben Vander Plas’s father, Dean Vander Plas, and Ohio striker Tony Bennett were college teammates at Green Bay under Tony’s father, Dick Bennett, from 1989-1991

• Ben Vander Plas and Sam Hauser were AAU teammates as elementary school students for the Fox Valley Skillz in Wisconsin

• The Virginia-Ohio competition will air on truTV and streamed online on NCAA March Madness Live

The game will air on the Virginia Sports Radio Network and Westwood One / NCAA Radio Network on Sirius (134), XM (201) Internet (964) and WestwoodOneSports on com / madness

• Tony Bennett, Dean and Markel family basketball coach, has a 295-102 (743) in 12 seasons in Virginia and a 364-135 (729) career mark in 15 seasons

• With Feb. With 13 wins over North Carolina, Bennett was only the third coach in ACC men’s basketball history to run his program with Dean Smith and Mike Krzyzewski for ten consecutive conference seasons

• Bennett led the Cavaliers for their 10th place in 2020-21 ACC championship in the regular season, including fifth in the last eight seasons

• In 2018-19, Bennett led the Cavaliers to their first NCAA national championship, a fraction of their ninth regular-season ACC title and a school record of 35 wins

• UVA is 149-62 (706) in ACC play (84-21 at home & 65-41 away), 168-30 (848) at home, and 146-40 (785) in non-conference action (82-7 at JPJ) under Bennett

• Bennett ranks third all-time in terms of profit share (706) among ACC head coaches with 100 or more ACC regular season wins

• UVA is 4-2 as the No. 4 seed in the NCAA tournament (3-1 in 1995 and 1-1 in 2007)

• UVA won the NCAA championship in 2019 and entered 1981 and 1981 respectively 1984 in the Final Four on

• Virginia head coach Tony Bennett is 16-8 in nine NCAA tournaments, including a 13-6 record at UVA

• The Cavaliers are 1-1 against the Bobcats in Charlottesville, losing 94-83 in 1994 and winning 90-71 in 2000

• Ohio defeated the Cavaliers 78-72 in Athens in the last meeting between the teams in 2003

• Steve Esterkamp scored 31 points, leading Ohio to a 78-72 win over Virginia in Athens in February 26, 2003

• Todd Billet and Nick Vander Laan each scored 15 points for Virginia who shot 48, 3 percent in loss

• Ohio drilled 9 of 15 3-point shots and went 23 of 30 off the free throw line

• From the 17th March Virginia ranks third nationwide in personal fouls per game (12) 9), revenue per game (94) and free throw percentage (817%), sixth in goal defense (60) 5), 12 in the assist / turnover ratio (148), 17 in the 3-point field target percentage (381%) and 24 in the field target percentage (48%)

• Reece Beekman’s 3-pointer on Summer gave No. 1 Seed Virginia a 72-69 win over No. 8 Seed Syracuse in the ACC quarterfinals on Thursday, November 11th March

• Sam Hauser led the Cavaliers (18-6) with 21 points, while Jay Huff led his 10th Double double career with 13 points and 12 rebounds completed

• Trey Murphy III scored 15 points and Kihei Clark added 10 points and six assists

• UVA was ranked in the top 25 of the AP poll for 19 weeks in the last two seasons

• UVA was named No. 1 ranked 4 in both surveys before the season and thus marks the third top 5 placement in the AP preseason in school history (No. 4) 1 in 1982-83 and No. 5 in 2018-19)

• UVA was voted into the top 25 in nine of the last 10 seasons in the preseason rankings

• Virginia competed against seven teams that had qualified for the NCAA tournament, setting a 6-3 record

• UVA went 2-0 against Georgia Tech, 2-0 vs. Syracuse, 1-0 vs. Clemson, 1-0 vs. North Carolina, 0-1 vs. Florida State and 0-1 vs. Gonzaga and 0-1 vs. Virginia Tech

• The NCAA first round game winner in Virginia, Ohio will play No. 5 seed Creighton or No. 12 seed UC Santa Barbara on Monday, June 22nd March Note and TV name are to be determined

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