The Virginia Cavaliers were handed a No.2 seed for the NCAA Tournament this year, and they get underway against Belmont in the round of 64.
Where: Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte.
When: Friday March 20, 15:10 (ET)
Virginia (29-3) would have expected to grab a top seeding, but after losing to North Carolina in the ACC tournament semi-finals, that was no longer a possibility.
Now they face No. 15 seed Belmont (22-10) who upset Murray State in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament final to make the 64-team field.
However, they will face a tough time scoring on Friday as Virginia hold the best defensive record in the country as they allow just 50.8 points per game on average.
In addition,it looks like a huge mountain for Belmont to climb given that they have never won a NCAA tournament game in six attempts, while the Cavs are 24-18 overall and will be making their 19th appearance in the competition.
They will be hopeful of at least repeating their success from last year where they were able to reach the Sweet 16 stage, but despite all the signs suggesting that this should be a straight-forward game for them, Belmont come into the contest on a seven-game winning streak.
Virginia junior guard Justin Anderson is one to watch as he is averaging 12.3 points per game, although he has looked rusty after missing eight games with a hand injury earlier in the year.
He will face Craig Bradshaw who has been highlighted as the major threat for Belmont, with the guard leading the team with 18.1 points per game while he knows how to show up in big occasions as he dropped 25 points in the OVC championship game.