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Virginia's De'Andre Hunter Will Miss NCAA Tournament Due to Broken Wrist

Sports Illustrated logo Sports Illustrated 3/13/2018 Khadrice Rollins

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The ACC Sixth Man of the Year will not participate in the NCAA tournament as Virginia announced Tuesday that De'Andre Hunter will miss the remainder of the season with a broken left wrist.

The injury happened during the ACC tournament, which Virginia won to secure the top overall seed in the Big Dance. The Cavaliers are 31-2 and won the ACC regular-season championship in addition to the tournament title. They will be in the South Region in the NCAA tournament and their first game will be against 16-seeded UMBC on Friday at 9:20 p.m. ET.

Hunter, who was also on the All-ACC Freshman Team, averaged 9.2 points and 3.5 rebounds for the Cavaliers. The guard from Philadelphia played just under 20 minutes a game and shot 48.8 percent from the field and 38.2 percent from three.

Hunter played a key role for Virginia, scoring in double figures in 16 of 33 games and reaching at least 15 points in six of those contests. The Cavaliers were 15-1 in games that he scored at least 10 points. His biggest play of the year came when he capped off an unbelievable last-second comeback at Louisville with a buzzer-beating three-pointer to win the game.

Hunter will have surgery Monday, March 19 and is expected to be sidelined for 10-12 weeks, according to the team.

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Grayson Allen, Duke: <p>With Duke's stable of freshmen this season, Allen can sometimes become a forgotten man. He still hasn't reached the heights he did during his sophomore season — his production in losses is abysmal — but he's played better over the second half of the season. His penchant for cheap fouls returned in the ACC Tournament against North Carolina, but he will be relied on as a leader if Duke wants to live up to the preseason ranking and bring Mike Krzyzewski his sixth title.</p> Players to watch in the 2018 NCAA Tournament


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