The Cavaliers are in quarantine after a positive case within the organization forced them out of the ACC tournament early last week. The team is hoping to travel to Indiana on Friday, and then take on Ohio in the first round on Saturday night.
At best, that leaves time for one quick practice and a walk-through of sorts on Saturday morning — which is, obviously, not a great setup for an NCAA tournament game.
‘I hope at least our mental side is sharp’
was canceled after a positive test last week. The news came just after the Cavaliers got past Syracuse with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, too.
They were the second team knocked out of the conference tournament with a coronavirus issue, .
Ever since that news, Virginia started quarantining at home in order to ensure it can compete in the tournament, something that hasn’t been easy.
So far this week, Virginia players have only been able to study the Bobcats through film and on paper through team meetings over Zoom. Some players have been able to do some conditioning work, but only on an individual basis.
While he knows they may be a bit off physically when they take the court on Saturday, Virginia forward Sam Hauser isn’t complaining. He’s just happy they can do so at all.
“I hope at least our mental side is sharp, but physically is going to be a little different. At the end of the day, we’re going to be grateful to be able to play.”
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