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Virginia Cavaliers vs. Oakland Grizzlies GAMETHREAD

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
Date: December 30, 2015
Place: John Paul Jones Arena
Online: WatchESPN
Radio: Virginia Sports Radio Network

Spread: Vegas: UVA -17; KenPom: UVA 85, Oakland 68 (93%)
Last Meeting: First Meeting

The Hoos finish up their out of conference slate tonight taking on the Oakland Grizzlies. UVa will look to finish go out on a high note before starting ACC play this weekend against Notre Dame. UVa has certainly done so thus far, racking up 10 wins in their 11 games including their last 9 straight.

Oakland enters the game riding pretty high having nearly upset #1 Michigan State just last week. In their final tune-up before the Hoos, the Grizzlies took care of Chicago State, winning 101-93.

For the Hoos to come out on top tonight, they will have to use some of their vaunted and experience defense to shut down one of the nation's top offenses. The Grizzlies feature KenPom's 20th rated offense. Luckily for UVa, they've shown this season they can outscore opponents when the defense has let them down and put up the second rated offense in efficiency.