Virginia's first-round NCAA Tournament match-up with Ohio University should not be taken lightly.
The teams have played three times, with the Bobcats winning twice, including a 94-83 victory at University Hall on Nov. 15, 1994.
That Virginia team would go on to finish 25-9 with Jeff Jones as head coach and reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Jones was 0-1 against the Bobcats and successor Pete Gillen was 1-1.
Ohio U. coaches during that time included Danny Nee, Larry Hunter and Tim O'Shea. Nee later was the head coach at Nebraska for 14 years.
Ohio has been a steppingstone for coaches like John Groce, who went from Ohio U. to Illinois, and Jim Christian, the head coach at Boston College before his recent in-season dismissal.
Current head coach Jeff Boals, who played at Ohio U., was the head coach at Stony Brook until 2019. Boals' mentors include Ohio State head coach Thad Motta.
The most celebrated player to come out of Ohio U. is Gary Trent, who was known as the Shaq of the MAC and was a three-time, first-team Mid-America Conference pic, as well as a first-round NBA Draft pick.
His son, Gary Trent Jr., played at Duke.