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Virginia Basketball vs. Virginia Tech Hokies: GAME THREAD

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No. 2 Virginia Cavaliers (18-0, 6-0 ACC) vs.
Virginia Tech Hokies (8-10, 0-5 ACC)

Time: 1:00 p.m.
Date: January 25, 2015
Place: Cassell Coliseum (Blacksburg, Yuck)
TV: ACC Network / ESPN3.com
Radio: Virginia Sports Radio Network
How to Watch: WatchESPN.com

Spread: Vegas: UVA -17; KenPom: UVA 70, VT 51 (98%)
Last Meeting: UVA 57, VT 53 (Feb. 18)

Tiki's got your full preview here.

This game has all the makings of a trap game. A rivalry game where the Hokies are hungry for their first win. The Hoos might be looking ahead at Game Day next Saturday when Duke comes to town. A road game, which proves difficult in any conference.

Virginia Tech's freshmen have great potential and the ability to shoot the long ball, which is the greatest chink in Virginia's armor. The Hokies, though, will be without freshman guard Justin Bibbs, who leads their team in scoring at 13.6 points per game (20.7 in conference play). It's a big blow for a program that's got the pieces together for actually a pretty decent team next year, and certainly in two years.

Remember, if Virginia holds them to under 50 today, those of us who made the pledge will be donating once again to the One Love Foundation! Read more about the Pack Line Pledge here.

In the meantime, leave your pre-, in- and post-game thoughts here, and GO HOOS!