With some of our extra time while social distancing, @Benrekosh and I have created this bracket to determine the best Virginia basketball game of all time. More than anything though, we hope this serves as an opportunity to take a trip down memory lane and look back on the highest highs for the UVA Basketball program. We’ll hold voting on one match up daily, and I’ll provide a brief summary/recap for each game. Everyone can determine their own criteria for what the “best” game is, but for us, the seeding came down to scenario (ex: ACC Championship scenario holds more weight than regular season), opponent, entertainment quality of the game, and then the implications it held moving forward (ex: 2019 Elite Eight win holds more value because of the National Championship that followed, while the 1981 and 1984 Elite Eight wins were followed by losses). Hope this can provide as a bit of a distraction from everything!
Here’s the full bracket:
And then broken down by ‘region’: