Raleigh, NC– Known for their defense, Virginia just put the clamps on the Tigers, holding the U of M to 41% shooting and 17 points below their season average, ending the Tigers season in the Round of 32 for a second straight season, 78-60.
The Tigers 4 senior guards, playing the final game of their college careers, combined to go just 9-of-28 from the floor for a total of just 26 points as the Cavaliers controlled the tempo, right from the opening tip.
The Tigers were led by true freshman Austin Nichols 15 points, but down 15 at the half, the U of M could never muster up any sort of challenge.
Virginia moves on to take on Michigan State in the East Region Semifinals.
The Tigers see their season come to a close at 24-10.