March Madness 2021: How to watch Virginia vs. Ohio in the First Round

Julius Long
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How to watch Virginia vs. Ohio in the First Round originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

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

Twitter: @UVAMensHoops, @OhioMBasketball

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