No. 5 Virginia Cavaliers (9-1) vs. RV California Golden Bears (9-2)
Spread: Vegas: UVA -12; KenPom: UVA 74, Cal 60 (90%)
Last Meeting: First Meeting
Virginia is on fire, flying up the rankings after a series of top-10 upsets last week aligned perfectly with the Hoos' convincing victories over then-14th ranked West Virginia and then-No. 12 Villanova. Virginia will look to continue to streak as they play host to Cal, who was ranked as high as a top-15 team earlier this season before back-to-back bad losses to San Diego State and Richmond at the Las Vegas Invitational set them back.
Vegas opened with Virginia as 15-point favorites before settling down at 12. Tonight's matchup vs. Cal and next week's contest vs. Oakland will be the last two "tune-up" games before Virginia's conference schedule begins.
In the meantime, leave your pre-, in- and post-game thoughts here, and GO HOOS!