Radford University is in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2009.
He tweeted the bet at North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, offering a six-pack of beer if UVA loses to UNC. Cincinnati's about a four-hour drive from Nashville. "You always acknowledge, anybody can beat anybody, and you can beat anybody", said the ninth-year head man of the Cavaliers, who's team will face the 16-seed University of Maryland-Baltimore County on Friday night at 9:20 pm in Charlotte.
North Carolina and Duke both got No. 2 seeds.
The other games in Nashville are Nevada-Texas and Missouri-Florida State. Arizona, a No. 4 seed in the South, has been roiled by a report that wiretaps caught coach Sean Miller discussing a $100,000 payment to freshman Deandre Ayton.
Vols fans had been hoping their impressive season would get them assigned to Nashville, about a three-hour drive from their Knoxville campus.
Tournament games begin on Tuesday, March 13, with the first play-in games; first round games will be played on Thursday and Friday. Rhode Island wound up getting the at-large bid that would have gone to Bonzie Colson and the Fighting Irish.
Syracuse opens things up in the First Four against Arizona State.
North Carolina schools, though, have won just two of the last seven ACC titles, and that's a drought by their standards. But it hasn't been able to translate that success into the NCAA Tournament.
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The Pack opens the tournament on Thursday against Seton Hall. "But at the same time, it doesn't matter, because it's win or go home".
"Yeah, our one-and-done.is a shot goes up and [we] get a defensive rebound", coach Tony Bennett said of his defense-oriented team after beating defending national champion North Carolina in the final at Barclays Center late Saturday.
Virginia offered a litmus test for the Tar Heels to see where they compare with another national title contender. The Highlanders picked up three wins prior to the Big South Tournament, where they defeated Liberty on a Carlik Jones buzzer beater to take the championship. They put the bow on a fantastic season that should have them earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
In 2014, they lost to a Michigan State in the Sweet 16. Clemson was trying to reach the finals for only the third time.
Joining UNC in the West bracket will be Wes Miller's UNCG squad who drew a 13-seed and will square off with fourth-seeded Gonzaga in Boise in round one.
-The ACC led the way with nine teams in the tournament, matching a record the ever-expanding conference set a year ago.
Duke: The Blue Devils will find out Sunday if they did enough to earn a top seed in the NCAA Tournament.
North Carolina leads the ACC in virtually every offensive category thanks to its fast pace of play-points per game, field goals made and attempted, total rebounds and offensive rebounds-and it is still the best team on the boards in the conference despite not starting anybody taller than 6-foot-8. Should Virginia win on Friday, it will face the victor of No. 8 seed Creighton (21-11) and No. 9 seed Kansas State (22-11) in the Round of 32 next Sunday.