Betting Preview For 2018 NCAA Tournament — March Madness Odds


Hunter has a broken left wrist, and Virginia on Tuesday ruled him out for the rest of the year. He will be sidelined for 10 to 12 weeks.

While the Wildcats and Musketeers await the results of First Four matchups in Dayton, Ohio to determine their Round-of-64 opponents, the Jayhawks prepare to battle No. 16 Pennsylvania as 14-point favorites Thursday afternoon.

Hunter appeared in all 33 games for Virginia this season, averaging 9.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists en route to winning the ACC's Sixth Man of the Year award. He banked in a buzzer-beating three-pointer at Louisville on March 1 to cap an improbable comeback in a 67-66 victory, and then made several critical free throws in the final minutes of the ACC title game victory over North Carolina.

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Anderson was more integral to that Virginia team than Hunter is this season, but it's another example of bad luck hitting head coach Tony Bennett at the worst possible time.

The top ranked Virginia Cavaliers face the UMBC Retrievers in Friday NCAA college basketball action.

Hunter was a four-star recruit in the class of 2016. He figures to be major part of UVA's plans over the next few seasons.