No. 3 Virginia Cavaliers (20-1, 8-1 ACC) vs.
No. 9 Louisville Cardinals (19-3, 7-2 ACC)
Spread: Vegas: UVA -7; KenPom: UVA 64, Louisville 54 (86%)
Last Meeting: UVA 56, Louisville 72 (Feb. 1990)
Virginia hasn't faced Louisville in nearly 25 years, but that won't stop the ACC from billing this as a rivalry game between the two schools. This is the third of a tough stretch of games (perhaps the toughest 3-game stretch by any team this season), after losing to No. 4 Duke at home and beating No. 12 North Carolina on the road. If the Hoos can survive this game and the potential trap game against NC State afterwards, they could be looking good for repeating as the regular season champions, although I realize it's February 7 and I have probably just jinxed us all.
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!