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Virginia vs. Miami ACC Opener: Game Thread

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Pensive Tobey is pensive.
Pensive Tobey is pensive.
Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

No. 3 Virginia Cavaliers (12-0) vs.
Miami Hurricanes (10-3)

Time: 5:30 p.m.
Date: January 3, 2015
Place: BankUnited Center (Coral Gables, Fla.)
TV: ESPN2
Radio: Virginia Sports Radio Network
How to Watch: WatchESPN.com

Spread: UVA -7.5
Last Meeting: UVA 65, Miami 40 (Feb. 26, 2014)

Today, Virginia takes on a Miami team that was once ranked as high as No. 15 in the country, but who have since fallen on hard times, after losing three of its past five games to the likes of Green Bay, Eastern Kentucky and Providence.

The Hoos, of course, are off to a perfect 12-0 start after non-conference play. Though the Hoos have not had a complete cupcake out-of-conference schedule, they only faced one ranked opponent, so as ACC play opens up, Virginia fans should get a better sense of just where the team stands.

We did a Q&A with SB Nation's State of the U which was helpful. There you'll find our responses to their questions as well.

Remember, if Virginia holds them to under 50 tonight, those of us who made the pledge will be donating 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!