What: Virginia Cavaliers (5-1) vs. SMU Mustangs (5-1)
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Place: American Bank Center (Corpus Christi, TX)
TV: CBS Sports Network
Online Streaming: Not this week
Last Meeting: First Meeting
The Cavaliers travel to Texas as part of the Corpus Christi Challenge, where the winner of tonight's game will play the winner of MIssouri State / Texas A&M tomorrow. It's the first matchup between the two teams, which is always fun.
The Mustangs have a win over this season over TCU, who...lost to Longwood. Their sole loss comes to a respectable Arkansas (4-2). SMU holds their opponents to an average of just 35.9% shooting from the field, which may prove to be problematic for a Virginia squad that can be a little streaky at times.
SMU's probable starters:
- JR Ryan Manuel, G, 6'4, 185
- SR Shawn Williams, F, 6'7, 230
- SO Nic Moore, G, 5'9, 170
- SR Nick Russell, G, 6'4, 200
- JR Yanick Moreira, C, 6'11, 220
Virginia's probable starters:
- G Joe Harris, #SWOON, G, 6'6, 225
- SO Malcolm Brogdon, G, 6'5, 217
- FR London Perrantes, G, 6'2, 189
- SR Akil Mitchell, F, 6'8, 235
- SO, Mike Tobey, C, 6'11, 253
Virginia currently ranks second in the country in scoring defense, allowing just 50.4 points per game, behind San DIego St.'s 50.3.
Sit back, enjoy the ride, and HERE WE GO, HOOS!