No. 10 Virginia Cavaliers (7-1) vs. No. 14 West Virginia Mountaineers (7-0)
Spread: Vegas: UVA -4.5; KenPom: UVA 70, West Virginia 67 (63%)
Last Meeting: Virginia 56, WVU 55 (1985)
Huge showdown between two top-15 programs tonight! We've got Virginia's slow-it-down, defensive mindset up against West Virginia's uptempo. Has Virginia learned, once and for all, how to beat the press? They'll need to tonight to beat WVU Coach Bob Huggins and company.
As of the time this was written, there's no word yet on whether Virginia starting point guard London Perrantes (appendectomy) will be available, but this is certainly a game where the Hoos could use his vision and ball handling skills.
Tip is at 7:00 PM on ESPN and available to stream online. In the meantime, leave your pre-, in- and post-game thoughts here, and GO HOOS!