No. 10 Virginia Cavaliers (6-1) vs. William & Mary Tribe (5-2)
Spread: Vegas: UVA -14.5; KenPom: UVA 73, William & Mary 59 (92%)
Last Meeting: Virginia 76, William & Mary 52 (2010)
Virginia Head Coach Tony Bennett will have to deal with no longer being the newest, shiniest head coach for Virginia's major programs, following yesterday's announcement of hiring Bronco Mendenhall. (Seriously, I can't get enough of typing Bronco Mendenhall.) Hopefully, he's keeping his mind off the matter by thinking about basketball, where the 10th-ranked Wahoos will be hosting William & Mary in the teams' 80th meeting. Virginia holds a commanding lead in the series, 53-26.
Virginia has won nine straight against W&M. I'm probably going to regret typing this, especially as point guard London Perrantes is likely still out today from his appendectomy last week (he's warming up with the team as I type this, but it's still a game time decision). Sorry in advance.
Tip is at 2:00 PM on various regional sports networks. In the meantime, leave your pre-, in- and post-game thoughts here, and GO HOOS!