UVa, Virginia Tech, VCU and Liberty all find out NCAA seeding

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – MARCH 09: Head coach Tony Bennett of the Virginia Cavaliers cuts down the net after winning a game against the Louisville Cardinals to a clinch a share of the ACC regular season title at John Paul Jones Arena on March 9, 2019 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images)

A number of college basketball teams from the Commonwealth heard their names called on Selection Sunday. 

The University of Virginia, which won a share of the ACC regular season championship, was named a number one seed, along with North Carolina, Gonzaga, and Duke. The Blue Devils are the tournament’s top overall seed. 

The Cavaliers (29-3, 16-2 in the ACC) earned their fourth number one seed in the last six years. The team’s sixth straigth trip to the Big Dance is also a program record. They’ll play Gardner-Webb out of the Big South Conference, Friday at 3:10 pm. 

Virginia Tech was given an eight seed, and will take on the University of Central Florida out of the American Conference. The Hokies (24-8, 12-6 in ACC) will tip off their game on Friday night at 9:57. 

VCU is back in the Big Dance under second-year coach Mike Rhoades. The Rams (25-7, 16-2 in Atlantic 10) won the regular season title, but lost in the quarterfinal round of the A-10 Tournament to Rhode Island. Star guard Marcus Evans from Chesapeake is expected to be back on the floor, even after taking a nasty spill in that quarterfinal game. 

The Rams and Knight will tip off at 9:40 on Friday night. 

Liberty, who beat Lipscomb for the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament title, is a 12-seed and will face five seed Mississippi State in the East Region. That game will begin 7:27 on Friday night. 

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