Hoos Looking For A Final Four Dark Horse? The Case For Virginia

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Tony Bennett and London Perrantes discuss the next play, or perhaps hotel reservations for Indianapolis in March? Photo: Geoff Burke/USA Today Sports

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A glance at the latest AP Poll that was released on Monday featured six undefeated teams in the top 10. Among the unbeatens are college basketball mainstays like Kentucky, Duke, Louisville, Arizona and Villanova. However sitting at #5, sits the 11-0 Virginia Cavaliers, a team that few are talking about in the mainstream media.

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Two up and down seasons converge in Blacksburg tonight as Virginia looks to end a 10 game losing streak to Virginia Tech. There’s no time like the present for the Cavaliers to bust the streak, as Tech enters the game with a losing record and on the verge of missing a bowl game for the first time in 21 seasons. The Hokies are also coming off the low point of their season, a 6-3 OT loss to Wake Forest that went into the overtime period knotted in a scoreless tie. It was the first game since 2005 to go into overtime with goose eggs on the scoreboard. That game also produced this screen-grab of Frank Beamer celebrating a missed Wake field goal that sent the game to OT, which neatly sums up the Hokies season: