No. 4 Virginia (18-6, 13-4 ACC) kicks off its NCAA Tournament on Saturday in a first-round draw with No. 13 seed Ohio (16-7, 9-5 MAC).
The Cavaliers earned an at-large bid to the Dance, despite their ACC Tournament coming to a premature close due to a positive coronavirus test. The defending national champions were the last of the 68 teams to arrive in Indianapolis as they continued to quarantine.
Question marks still linger over the number of players Virginia will have available on Saturday, but the Ohio squad lined up against the Cavs won't take pity. The MAC champions haven't met Virginia since 2003, but they lead the all-time series 2-1.
With all the uncertainty headed into this game, this matchup could prove to be a wild card.
Here's how to watch:
Virginia vs. Ohio How to Watch
What: 2021 NCAA Tournament First Round, West Region
Who: No. 4 Virginia (18-6, 13-4 ACC) vs. No. 13 seed Ohio (16-7, 9-5 MAC)
When: 7:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 20
Where: Assembly Hall, Bloomington, IN
TV Channel: Tru TV
Online Stream: March Madness Live on NCAA.com
Virginia vs. Ohio Bracket Analysis
How They Got Here: Virginia (at-large), Ohio (automatic-bid)
Previous Meeting: Ohio 78-72 Virginia (2003)
Next Round: Winner No. 5 Creighton vs. No. 12 UCSB
West Region Bracket:
No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 16 Norfolk State, No. 8 Oklahoma vs. No. 9 Missouri
No. 5 Creighton vs. No. 12 UC-Santa Barbara, No. 4 Virginia vs. No. 13 Ohio
No. 6 USC vs. No. 11 Drake, No. 3 Kansas vs. No. 14 Eastern Washington
No. 7 Oregon vs. No. 10 VCU, No. 2 Iowa vs. No. 15 Grand Canyon