It’s not often or maybe ever that a team loses 8 of it’s first 10 conference games and then ends up playing for an at-large bid in the regular season finale. But that’s exactly what has happened to Virginia this year. Tonight, for the 4th time in their last 5 games, they won on a last second shot. 3 of those wins have been against top 20 teams, and tonight it was against Wake Forest.
The same fans that have assailed coach Pete Gillen over the past 2 years have rushed the University Hall court in the last 3 home games. Sunday’s UVa @ Maryland game in prime-time becomes a play-in game with the loser likely removed from at-large consideration.