Best Virginia will meet Seven City Royalty, a team of Old Dominion University alumni, in their Basketball Tournament debut on Friday, and the team is not as unfamiliar as you may think.
The Mountaineers met and beat the ODU Monarchs, 78-60, in the Cancun Challenge in 2013. Three members of Best Virginia played in that game in Juwan Staten, Devin Williams and Nathan Adrian. Staten tallied 13 points with 9 assists, while Williams posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Adrian added 6 points with 2 blocks in that game.
Jordan Baker, Keenan Palmore and Richard Ross all played in that game for Old Dominion and will suit up for Seven City Royalty on Friday as well.
Tip off between the two is set for 3 p.m. in Richmond on Friday.