The Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball program represents the University of Virginia in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Division I of the NCAA. The team is coached by Tony Bennett. Since 2006 the team has played at John Paul Jones Arena, an on-campus arena on the North Grounds of the university, in front of 14,593 spectators whom ESPN College Gameday has called some of the most responsive and engaged fans in college basketball.
Virginia has been ranked AP No. 1 on 17 occasions, first in January 1981 and most recently in March 2018.
The Cavaliers have a total of eight ACC regular season championship seasons, third best all-time. UVA won those titles outright in 1981, 2014, 2015 and 2018; won the 1976, 2014, and 2018 ACC Tournaments, and are six-time Runners-Up of the ACC Tournament.
The Wahoos, as they are unofficially known, have appeared in the NCAA Tournament twenty-two times, advancing to the Elite Eight six times. They further advanced to the 1981 and 1984 Final Fours; in the former winning the last NCAA third place game ever played, defeating No. 1 LSU 78–74. The Cavaliers won the post-season NIT Tournaments of 1980 and 1992.
John Paul Jones Arena