Virginia's De'Andre Hunter To Miss NCAA Tournament With Broken Wrist

March Madness 2018: Virginia loses ACC Sixth Man of the Year De'Andre Hunter for season

March Madness 2018: Virginia loses ACC Sixth Man of the Year De'Andre Hunter for season

Virginia won't have much time to figure out how to play without Hunter as the Cavaliers open NCAA tournament play on Friday night against 16th-seeded UMBC.

On March 1 at Louisville, Hunter's game-winning 3-pointer that banked off the glass from almost 30 feet away from the basket at the buzzer propelled U.Va.to a 67-66 victory.

Unfortunately, one team was just hit with a major stroke of bad luck.

Top-ranked and top-seeded Virginia will be without forward De'Andre Hunter, the ACC's sixth man of the year, for the NCAA Tournament because of a broken left wrist.

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. The Cavaliers (31-2) won the ACC title by four games and validated that last Saturday by adding a conference tournament title to their trophy case. A recovery timeline now projects Hunter will be healthy in 10-12 weeks. The 6-foot-7 redshirt freshman averaged 12.3 points per game since January 3, scoring both from the low block and from behind the arc. Cavaliers head coach Tony Bennett announced the news on Tuesday afternoon. The game, at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, is set for approximately 9:20 p.m and will be televised on TNT.

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