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Virginia vs. Michigan State GAME THREAD - Preview, TV, Time, and Stream information


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#2 Virginia Cavaliers (30-3, 16-2 ACC) vs.
#7 Michigan State Spartans (24-11, 12-6 B1G)

Time: 12:10 p.m.
Date: March 22, 2015
Place: Time Warner Cable Arena (Charlotte, NC)
TV: CBS | | CBS Sports App
Radio: Virginia Sports Radio Network

Spread: Vegas: UVA -4.5; KenPom: UVA 61, Michigan State 55 (75%)
Last Meeting: MSU 61, Virginia 59 (March 28, 2014)

You don't need us to get you hyped for this game. Not if you remember what happened last time—TEVEN WAS FOULED—or the time before that, or, frankly, if you've turned on a television or checked the internet any time in the last 48 hours. Whether the motivation is revenge or continued excellence, this one is for real.

Tiki previewed the Spartans this morning, and the bottom line is this: This is a Tom Izzo team playing in March, which means a team that is fundamentally sound and playing its best ball of the year will take the court Sunday afternoon. They're going to look to run, and they're going to crash the boards. They have talented guards and wings, but not as many of the matchup nightmares that Virginia faced last year. This ought to be a heavyweight fight and the kind of game that the Hoos will need to win to prove to the world where they rank among the best.

We'll be right here with you, plugging our bourbon-fueled comments in as the game plays itself out.