Top-seeded Virginia advanced to its third Sweet 16 in six seasons Sunday night with a 63-51 win over No. 9 seed Oklahoma in the second round of the NCAA Tournament’s South Region at Columbia, S.C.
Virginia (31-3) will now face either No. 12 seed Oregon or No. 13 seed UC Irvine in Thursday night’s regional semifinal in Louisville, Ky.
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Mamadi Diakite got the start for the Cavaliers and provided a spark with a game-high 14 points and nine rebounds.
Virginia never trailed during the game’s final 30 minutes, leading by as many as 16 points while shooting 48 percent for the game. Despite a 2-for-15 shooting performance from junior Kyle Guy, the Cavaliers got 12 points from Ty Jerome and 10 from De’Andre Hunter to make up for the lack in scoring.
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Oklahoma (20-14) shot just 37 percent as the Sooners struggled to hit shots against Virginia’s stout defense.
Senior Christian James scored 13 points and pulled down five...
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