Oh my, Ohio! Bobcats knock out No. 4 Virginia

BLOOMINGTON, IN - MARCH 20: Lunden McDay #15 of the Ohio Bobcats drives the ball during the first round of the 2021 NCAA Division I Mens Basketball Tournament against the Virginia Cavaliers held at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on March 20, 2021 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Ben Solomon/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
BLOOMINGTON, IN - MARCH 20: Lunden McDay #15 of the Ohio Bobcats drives the ball during the first round of the 2021 NCAA Division I Mens Basketball Tournament against the Virginia Cavaliers held at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on March 20, 2021 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Ben Solomon/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

Virginia's reign as national champion got a one-year extension thanks to COVID-19.

But its title defense didn't last long once NCAA tournament play resumed. No. 13 seed Ohio stunned the fourth-seeded Cavaliers on Saturday, sending Virginia home without a win in this year's NCAA tournament. 

The Bobcats did it without a big scoring night from star guard Jason Preston as junior forward Ben Vander Plas paced Ohio in the 62-58 upset Saturday night. 

After taking a 28-27 lead into halftime, Virginia looked ready to pull away when it took a 38-31 lead near the midpoint of the second half. But Ohio surged with a 16-2 run to take a 47-40 lead that it would not relinquish.

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