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Don't be sad, Simba.
Don't be sad, Simba.
Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 Virginia Cavaliers (21-1, 9-1 ACC) vs.
North Carolina State Wolfpack (14-10, 5-6 ACC)

Time: 8:00 p.m.
Date: February 11, 2015
Place: PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC)
TV: ACC Network | WatchESPN.com
Radio: Virginia Sports Radio Network

Spread: Vegas: UVA -7; KenPom: UVA 66, NC State 57 (85%)
Last Meeting: UVA 61, NC State 51 (January 7, 2015)

Tiki's got your full preview.

And Paul's got your Q&A with Backing the Pack.

With Virginia just coming out of the gauntlet of facing Duke, North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and Louisville, we were always worried about this trap game against NC State, a team that gave Virginia a bit of a challenge the first time the two teams met this season, with NC State leading with as few as 8 minutes left in the second half before they were clobbered by the cavalanche.

Now, without Wooden Award candidate Justin Anderson, who's out due to a finger injury, this game is even more dangerous, and will be a good barometer for how the Hoos will recover to finish out the season without the Lion King himself.

Get out the popcorn and your defibrillator and cross your fingers. Hoos could be in for a ride tonight.

Remember, if Virginia holds them to under 50 today, those of us who made the pledge will be donating once again to the One Love Foundation! Read more about the Pack Line Pledge here.

In the meantime, leave your pre-, in- and post-game thoughts here, and GO HOOS!