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Virginia Cavaliers at Ohio State Buckeyes: ACC-Big Ten Challenge GAME THREAD

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No. 10 Virginia Cavaliers (5-1) vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (2-3)

Time: 7:30 ET
Date: December 1, 2015
Place: Value City Arena (Columbus, Ohio)
TV: ESPN
Online: WatchESPN
Radio: Virginia Sports Radio Network

Spread: Vegas: UVA -7; KenPom: UVA 68, Ohio State 62 (75%)
Last Meeting: Virginia 89, Ohio State 73 (1981)

Amidst all this Virginia Football coaching news is the fact that Virginia Basketball returns to the hardcourt tonight to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes, a fanbase that doesn't yet realize basketball season has started.

The line was as high as 8.5 in favor of Virginia earlier today, but that was before news broke that London Perrantes underwent an appendectomy earlier this week and will be out for today. There hasn't been any official statement as to an expected return time.

So Virginia will be without their starting point guard as an early season test against a Power 5 opponent. This is a great opportunity for Virginia to see how they might handle March, when players might be a little more beat up than they are in December.

Tip is at 7:30 PM on ESPN. In the meantime, leave your pre-, in- and post-game thoughts here, and GO HOOS!