Virginia to play NCAAs without freshman sixth man De'Andre Hunter


Following U.Va.'s 71-63 win against North Carolina on Saturday night in Brooklyn, the ACC tournament championship game, Cavaliers team trainer Ethan Saliba worked on Hunter's left wrist as reporters entered the locker room for postgame interviews with players.

Virginia announced Tuesday that forward De'Andre Hunter suffered a broken left wrist during last week's ACC tournament and will miss the rest of the season.

Hunter suffered the injury during the ACC Tournament.

Virginia's NCAA Tournament is not off to a good start. Hunter is expected to make a full recovery and be sidelined for 10 to 12 weeks. The freshman averaged 9.2 points and 3.5 rebounds in less than 20 minutes per game. He also had 22 points in a victory at Miami on February 18.

Anderson was more integral to that Virginia team than Hunter is this season, but it's another example of bad luck hitting head coach Tony Bennett at the worst possible time. He banked in a dramatic game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer at Louisville on March 1. Hunter could defend multiple positions and he posed matchup problems on offense for opposing forwards.

U.Va. - the NCAA tournament's No. 1 overall seed - opens play on Friday against 16th-seeded UMBC in Charlotte.