How they got here: After not being ranked to start the season, the Cavaliers cruised through the ACC, winning the regular-season and conference tournament championships to become the unanimous No. 1 ranked team in the country and the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament. Their only loss in conference play came in overtime, 61-60, to rival Virginia Tech. Virginia defeated No. 9 seed Louisville, No. 4 seed Clemson and No. 6 seed North Carolina to capture the ACC tournament crown, ending a streak of seven consecutive conference tournament losses to the Tar Heels. With no one-and-dones and no lock NBA lottery picks, the Cavaliers rode their slow-paced, precise offense and suffocating defense to a school record for victories.