Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

UVA's De'Andre Hunter to miss NCAA Tournament with broken wrist

UVA's De'Andre Hunter to miss NCAA Tournament with broken wrist

Virginia completed a 20-1 run against Atlantic Coast Conference teams by winning the league tournament, helping the Cavs secure the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament field unveiled Sunday night.

The school announced Tuesday that Hunter, a 6-foot-7 swingman who can also play guard, suffered the injury during the ACC Tournament, but did not say how.

Hunter is expected to need 10 to 12 weeks to recover from next Monday's surgery.

While the Wildcats and Musketeers await the results of First Four matchups in Dayton, Ohio to determine their Round-of-64 opponents, the Jayhawks prepare to battle No. 16 Pennsylvania as 14-point favorites Thursday afternoon.

Hunter, a redshirt freshman, sat out last season, but made an immediate splash once he joined coach Tony Bennett's lineup.

LIU Brooklyn stayed within striking distance for much of the game and got to within a point with five minutes left, but a 9-1 surge by the Highlanders allowed them to close it out.

Hunter was named the ACC Sixth Man of the Year after averaging 9.2 points and 3.5 rebounds off the bench for the Cavaliers.

The top ranked Virginia Cavaliers face the UMBC Retrievers in Friday NCAA college basketball action.

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