CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (29-23) will make its 18th appearance in the NCAA Tournament after earning an at-large bid on Monday (May 31). The Cavaliers will be the No. 3 seed in the Columbia Regional comprised of Old Dominion (42-14), Jacksonville (16-32) and South Carolina (33-21)

Columbia Regional

  1. Old Dominion
  2. South Carolina
  3. Virginia
  4. Jacksonville

The Cavaliers will square off against South Carolina on Friday (June 4) at noon on ESPN2. Following the UVA/South Carolina game, Old Dominion will take on Jacksonville at 7 p.m. on ESPN3. The four-team, double-elimination format will continue with doubleheaders at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. If necessary, a second regional final will take place on Monday (June 7) at 7 p.m.

The entire regional will be broadcast live on ESPN platforms and streamed live on and the ESPN app.

Virginia enters the field of 64 for the first time since 2017 and the for the 15th time in 18 seasons under head coach Brian O’Connor. The Cavaliers come into the NCAA Tournament winners of 10 of the last 14 games and reached the semifinals of the ACC Tournament for the first time since 2011. Virginia was one of seven ACC teams to reach 18 wins in the regular season and won six of its last seven ACC series.

The winner of the Columbia regional is matchup with the Fort Worth regional made up of Dallas Baptist, McNeese, Oregon St. and TCU.