Charlottesville - UVa did NOT make the NCAA Tournament, the Cavs have to settle for the NIT.
Virginia will host MEAC regular season champ Norfolk State Tuesday night at 9. UVa is one of the four number one seeds in the 32-team field, joining Kentucky, Southern Miss and Alabama.
The winner will advance to the second round against the winner of St. John's and Saint Joseph's. Second round games are scheduled for March 21-25.
Virginia is making its 13th NIT appearance and first under fourth-year head coach Tony Bennett. The Cavaliers claimed NIT championships in 1980 and 1992 and are appearing in the tournament for the first time since 2006. Virginia is 15-10 all-time in the NIT.