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UVA Heads to Sweet 16

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NEW YORK CITY (WRIC) - March Madness continues as UVA will play Friday in the Sweet 16 at Madison Square Garden.

The UVA Cavilers will take on the Michigan State Spartans. The Hoos say they are counting on their fans filling the seats and many of those fans are already in the Big Apple

Tien-Tsin Huang and his wife both grew up in Virginia and both are WaHoo graduates. Now living in NYC, they are still die hard UVA fans.

"Dream come true for sure," he says. "That was the first thing we were looking for, first was the seed and the second thing was MSG that was the hope and glad it came true."

"In fact, we rearranged our spring break plans to be here for the game at MSG so were true fans, diehard fans," says Anh-Vin Nguyen.

Since their student days in Charlottesville the couple has had two kids - neither of whom ever had a choice of their home team would be.

"Brainwashing the kids to go to UVA… took them to the Syracuse game… that was their first home game that was a great environment," says Huang.

The story is much the same for the Ready family.

They say ticket prices for Friday's game has steered them away, but they weren't missing the chance to catch the Cavs warming up.

"Even though the tickets are out of our price range, we're excited to find out this opportunity to come to open practice and see the guys in person."

On the line in Friday night's game is a spot in the Elite 8 and the ability to say they are still dancing in the NCAA tournament.

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