Gardner-Webb should be familiar to basketball fans from Southwest Virginia. The Bulldogs faced Virginia Tech in their second game of the season. And then G-W took down Radford in the Big South championship game earlier in March. David DeGuzman looks at how the team, in its first-ever Big Dance, is preparing to take on Virginia.
After making history by being the first top seed to fall in the NCAA first round last year, Virginia has been dealing with questions of moving forward. But before the season, head coach Tony Bennett had his team listen to a TedTalk from Joe the Storyteller. And as Samantha Waddell explains, the video helped reconfigure the mindset of the Wahoos.
Before Ritchie McKay directed the Liberty men's basketball program to its first NCAA tournament since 2013, he was an assistant at Virginia under head coach Tony Bennett. WFXR Sports looks at how McKay took Bennett's blueprint for success and replicated it for the Flames.