Virginia's DeAndre Hunter to Miss NCAA Tournament After Suffering Wrist Injury

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Hunter suffered a broken wrist during ACC Tournament play, and he's scheduled for surgery Monday.

Head coach Tony Bennett had multiple media availabilities on Tuesday morning and offered no indication of Hunter's injury, which occurred during the ACC Tournament, according to UVa's announcement.

The most promising NBA prospect on college basketball's top-ranked team will miss the NCAA tournament. The Cavs beat UNC in Saturday night's ACC championship game. Hunter was named ACC Co-Rookie of the Week following his 22-point performance at Miami on February 18. During the season, Hunter averaged 9.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in 33 appearances for the Hoos.

The loss of Hunter is a crushing blow to a Virginia team in the midst of one of the best seasons in school history. He also had 22 points in a victory at Miami on February 18.

No. 1 overall seed Virginia (31-2) plays No. 16 seed UMBC (24-10) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 16 in Charlotte, N.C. Tipoff at Spectrum Center is set for approximately 9:20 p.m. Anthony scored 10 points as a reserve in U.Va.'s 74-64 home win against Louisville.

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