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Bennett collapses due to dehydration (0:54)

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia's Tony Bennett on collapsing during the game: "Been a little under the weather the last couple of days. when you're squatting and get up quick, I just blacked out a little bit. I've had more Powerade than I've ever had in my life so hopefully I'm hydrated well. That's happened before, when you get up quick and get a little dizzy."

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia senior forward Anthony Gill reached out one hand on Coach Tony Bennett and said a short prayer after Bennett collapsed: "I was praying just to make sure he was okay. It worked. I healed him."

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Hampton coach Edward Joyner Jr. on Virginia: "They pay attention to detail, I mean, they don't miss an assignment. I would not be shocked if I was at the Final Four in Houston and they are playing."

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Virginia rolls past Hampton to open NCAAs

While head coach Tony Bennett dealt with a bout of dehydration, his top-seeded Cavaliers routed the 16-seed Pirates 81-45. Anthony Gill led the way with 19 points. Virginia will face 9-seed Butler Saturday. Box score

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia's Tony Bennett is using the small chairs normally only used in his timeout huddles in the second half. Even when he's stood up briefly, he hasn't made any quick movements after collapsing at the end of the first half due to dehydration.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia coach Tony Bennett told the broadcast crew that he was fine after dehydration caused him to collapse at the end of the first half. He's back coaching the second half, but looks like he's decided to sit instead of standing/walking the sideline.

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Virginia surges past Hampton at half

The top-seed Cavaliers went on a 20-4 run to close out the first half to take a 41-20 lead. Virginia head coach Tony Bennett collapsed on the sideline and headed to the locker room before halftime. Halftime stats

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia coach Tony Bennett just fell backwards as if he fainted or was light headed. Currently talking to the trainers drinking water

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia forcing Hampton into a lot of 1-on-1 offensively. Pirates only have one assist on seven made baskets.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Before last media timeout both Anthony Gill and Mike Tobey approached Tony Bennett appearing to make some suggestions. Cavs have gone inside on their last two possessions, ending in a kickout from Gill from the blocks for a Darius Thompson 3-pointer and a basket by Tobey.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Possibly the best thing that happened for Hampton was making a couple of contested shots early. Seems like any early jitters are gone now. After a few bad shots, the Pirates are going after high percentage ones now. They're just not making them shooting 4 of 12 FGs.

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First Round: Hampton (16) vs. Virginia (1)

Hampton makes its sixth tourney appearance, while Virginia makes its 20th. The Cavs are a No. 1 seed for the fifth time in school history and the heavy favorite. Averaging 14.1 offensive rebounds per game (eighth-most in the nation), the Pirates will try to crash the boards to keep it competitive. Follow live

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

With many teams looking for an edge or a slight to rally around, Virginia's going with the theme that everyone hates its playing style. Cavaliers senior guard Malcolm Brogdon said he still hears negative remarks about how slow their tempo is. The Cavs are out to show their style wins and that's all that matters.

Biggest tournament upsets: No. 3

Despite coming off an early exit in the 2001 Big 12 tournament, No. 2 Iowa State was a 17.5-point favorite over No. 15 Hampton. The Pirates pulled the upset despite shooting 38.9 percent from the field and 15 percent from 3. Biggest upsets

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Not the first dance for No. 16 seeds

Florida Gulf Coast and Hampton have enjoyed success in the NCAA tournament since the 2000's. You have to go back a bit further since Austin Peay and Holy Cross have made noise.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia coach Tony Bennett in his group of seniors: "They've had such good careers and this is the last piece of it. No guarantees that they can, but we want to do well and finish it off because they've really built something special. Regardless of how this plays out, it can't be taken away what they've established for Virginia basketball."

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Hampton freshman Akim Mitchell got a text from his brother when the Pirates drew Virginia in the first round: "Yes bro, u hafta beat them!" His brother, Akil Mitchell, played forward for UVa from 2011-14 and is now playing professionally in France. "He's supported me since Day One," Akim Mitchell said. "It's just exciting because if we did beat them, or hopefully when we do beat them, it'll be like a 'yeah I told you you could do it' type thing."

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Is this the year that it finally happens?

The AP top 10 have lost a combined 80 games and the four No. 1 seeds have lost a combined 23 games, both of which are the most all time. Is this the year that a No. 16 seed finally beats a No. 1 seed? Beware of Dunk City?


Best bet for Virginia vs. Hampton

According to the BPI, Virginia has a whopping 99.2 percent chance to win. Our college basketball Chalk experts predict that Virginia will get up early and coast to victory (Hampton hits only 31 percent of its 3-pointers, so it's not likely to make a big rally) and say to opt for the under. Betting guide (Insider)

Team Stats

Points Per Game45.0
Rebounds Per Game31.0
Assists Per Game4.0
Points Allowed81.0Tied-113th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record2-5
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances5