Virginia's Tony Bennett and company have a tall order in front of them in replacing Mike Scott.
We interrupt our ongoing coverage of Virginia football to pass this along for those of you who can't wait for basketball season to start back up again. The ACC released the 2012-13 basketball schedule today, which follows below.
The conference has moved to an 18-game conference schedule. The Hoos get to face each of Virginia Tech, Maryland, North Carolina, Florida State, Boston College, Georgia Tech and Clemson twice. They'll travel to Miami and Wake Forest, and will host Duke and NC State without the return visit.
The good news is that there's no visit to Duke or NC State, both of whom are picked to finish at the top of the conference. The bad news is that the home game against the Tar Heels is slated during the winter break, which means an empty arena and the loss of a sixth man presence. It just so happens that that is also the ACC season opener for both teams.
The full UVA conference schedule follows the jump.
|Jan. 6||Sunday||North Carolina at Virginia||8:00||ESPNU|
||Virginia at Wake Forest||9:00||RSN|
|Jan. 12||Saturday||Virginia at Clemson||12:00||ACCN|
|Jan. 19||Saturday||Florida State at Virginia||4:00||ACCN|
|Jan. 24||Thursday||Virginia at Virginia Tech||8:00||ACCN|
|Jan. 26||Saturday||Boston College at Virginia||1:00||RSN|
|Jan. 29||Tuesday||NC State at Virginia||7:00||ESPN2|
|Feb. 3||Sunday||Virginia at Georgia Tech||3:00||ESPNU|
|Feb. 7||Thursday||Clemson at Virginia||7:00||ESPN/ESPN2|
|Feb. 10||Sunday||Virginia at Maryland||1:00||ACCN|
|Feb. 12||Tuesday||Virginia Tech at Virginia||7:00||ESPNU|
|Feb. 16||Saturday||Virginia at North Carolina||12:00||ACCN|
|Feb. 19||Tuesday||Virginia at Miami||9:00||ESPNU|
|Feb. 24||Sunday||Georgia Tech at Virginia||2:00||ACCN|
|Feb. 28||Thursday||Duke at Virginia||9:00||ESPN/ESPN2|
|Mar. 3||Sunday||Virginia at Boston College||4:00||ACCN|
|Mar. 7||Thursday||Virginia at Florida State||9:00||ESPN/ESPN2|
|Mar. 10||Sunday||Maryland at Virginia||6:00||ESPNU|
Home games are in bold. By the way, all the games will be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com and through smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.