Virginia Cavaliers earn top overall seed in NCAA Tournament, Hokies grab No. 8 seed

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: Tournament MVP Kyle Guy #5 of the Virginia Cavaliers celebrates with teammates after defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels 71-63 during the championship game of the 2018 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament at Barclays Center on March 10, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The top ranked Virginia Cavaliers are now the top overall seed in the 2018 NCAA Tournament, the selection committee announced Sunday evening.

The Hoos swept the ACC regular season and tournament titles while setting the school record with 31 wins this season. UVa. is the No. 1 seed of the South Region and open against No. 16 seed UMBC at 9:20 pm ET on Friday, March 16th in Charlotte, N.C.

The Virginia Tech Hokies also made the NCAA Tournament field of 68 for a second season in a row by grabbing the No. 8 seed in the East Region. They will open against the No. 9 seed Alabama at 9:20 pm ET on Thursday, March 15th in Pittsburgh, Pa.

View the full bracket for the 2018 NCAA Tournament on their website here.

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