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Virginia vs. Hampton – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

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Virginia, which was the only squad to receive a 1-seed despite not winning its conference tournament, will be playing in the Midwest region of the 2016 NCAA Tournament. The Cavaliers, one of the stingiest defensive teams in the country, posted a 26-7 record this year. UVA will open its postseason against 16-seed Hampton.

Hampton, which put together a 21-10 mark, won the MEAC Tournament with an 81-69 victory over South Carolina State. The Pirates will have their hands full on Thursday.

Date: Thursday, March 17

Time: 2:40 PM ET

TV Channel: truTV

Location: Raleigh

Announcers: Harlan/Miller/Elmore/Washburn

Opening Betting Line: TBD

Prediction: Virginia has had trouble as a 1-seed in recent history, but don't expect much here. The Cavaliers are led by senior Malcolm Brogdon, whose leadership should be on display throughout the tournament. UVA is somehow in Michigan State's region again, and you can bet they want payback for the past two years. Hampton won't be advancing.

We'll take UVA by 20.