UVA has grown accustomed to late game pressure.
In the end a win is all that matters in the NCAA Tournament, and Virginia had the epitome of a 'survive and advance' game.
For stretches of the regular season, Virginia looked like one of the best teams in the country. Injuries to Justin Anderson and a few late losses took some shine off the Cavs, but with the NCAA Tournament starting, could it be UVa.'s time?
A year ago, No 1 seed UVA fell in the Sweet 16. This time around as a No. 2 seed, the Wahoos have their sights set on the program's first final four appearance since 1984.
Virginia slows the game down, often using the bulk of the 35 second shot clock. In turn, critics say the Cavs style is bad for the look of college basketball, and impetus for the game to lower the shot clock. What's interesting, Tony Bennett is on board.