Virginia loses Hunter for NCAA tournament

UVA's De'Andre Hunter, the ACC's Sixth Man of the Year, to miss NCAA tournament with broken wrist

Virginia loses Hunter for NCAA tournament

Hunter's injury is a devastating blow to Virginia's Final Four hopes.

But for those who had Virginia, a one-seed that went 31-2 this season, this one might be a reason to keep them from the championship in at least some of your brackets: Forward De'Andre Hunter is out with a broken wrist, the team announced on Tuesday.

The Cavaliers, the top seed in the South Region, open NCAA Tournament play Friday night against UMBC in Charlotte, North Carolina. He will undergo surgery Monday and be out 10-12 weeks.

He'll be the first U.Va. player this season to miss a game because of injury. He averaged 9.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and shot 48.8 percent from the field this season along with being their best overall athlete.

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Wilkins set the tone for Virginia's top-ranked defense and was named ACC Defensive player of the year.

Virginia (31-2) will face No. 16 seed Maryland-Baltimore County on Friday night in the tournament's South Region with the victor moving on to face the victor of the 8/9 matchup between Creighton and Kansas State.

He reached double figures in 16 games and was Virginia's leading scorer six times. His scoring high was 23 points in his fourth game, a 73-53 victory over Monmouth on November 19.

The Cavaliers have allowed only one opponent to shoot 50 percent against them this season and have gone 34 straight games without allowing 70 points while allowing the fewest points in the country this season (53.4 per game). The freshman averaged 9.2 points and 3.5 rebounds in less than 20 minutes per game.

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