By Harry Allison
Virginia is no longer on the bubble.
The reigning national champ Cavaliers have started to find their stride at just the right time.
Coach Tony Bennett has this team playing top-notch defense (once again leading the country in points allowed to opponents at 52.3 per game) and UVA’s pace can stifle dynamic offensive teams like it did last week in a 52-50 win over Duke.
The Cavaliers (22-7) have won seven in a row, with six of them decided by three points or less. That shows this group can win tight games, which is always a strong sign heading into March Madness.