The University of Virginia men’s basketball team is headed to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1995.
The top-seeded Wahoos used a 16-2 run to end the first half and never looked back, dominating No. 8 Memphis 78-60 on Sunday night. Virginia (30-6) will play fourth-seeded Michigan State (28-8) at 10 p.m. Friday in New York City.
Virginia led 35-20 at halftime and controlled the tempo throughout. The Wahoos' lead grew as high as 27 late in the second half.
Virginia shot 56 percent from the field. Joe Harris had a game-high 16 points. Anthony Gill had 13 points and eight rebounds, while Mike Tobey chipped in a key 11 points.
The Wahoos advanced Friday with a 70-59 win against Coastal Carolina. Virginia's 30 wins this season tie a school record set in 1981-82.
The winner of the UVA-Michigan State game will take on the Iowa State-Connecticut winner Sunday for a trip to the Final Four.
NOTES: The Cavaliers are now 14-1 this season when scoring at least 70 points. ... Virginia shot 50 percent or better from the floor for the 10th time this season. UVA has won all 10 games. ... UVA tied a season-high with 30 field goals. .... Memphis scored 18 fast break points. That's the highest amount UVA has allowed all season. ... Mike Tobey made his first 3-pointer of the season, which was just the fourth of his career.