Found January 29, 2013 on Fox Sports Carolinas:
Virginias game Tuesday night against No. 19 North Carolina State is a must win for the Cavaliers. There isnt any other way to look at it. Because of some horrible early-season losses, the Cavaliers have put themselves in a huge hole with respect to building a strong enough resume to earn inclusion into the NCAA Tournament. A win over the Wolfpack could spark a needed surge to make a push for the big dance, but Virginia cant afford to miss this opportunity. Tony Bennetts Wahoos enter the contest with an Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) of 113, and a victory over the Wolfpack (RPI No. 15) would significantly enhance their ranking. At 14-5 overall and 4-2 in the ACC, it would also move the Cavalierss into the upper realm of the ACC, at least for now. More important, however, is that RPI. The NCAA selection committee doesnt solely use it to determine worthiness and where teams are seeded, but any team above the mid-70s can forget about it. The only other option to get into the fiel...
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