No. 11/12 Virginia Cavaliers (16-4, 5-3 ACC) vs. No. 16/14 Louisville Cardinals (17-3, 6-1 ACC)
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Date: January 30, 2015
Place: KFC Yum! Center, which is truly a ridiculous name (Louisville, KY)
Radio: Virginia Sports Radio Network, streaming online below:
Spread: Vegas: UVA +6; KenPom: UVA 62, Louisville 68 (25%)
Last Meeting: Virginia 57, Louisville 59 (March 7, 2015)
The storyline is clear enough -- was this week's win over Wake Forest a turning of the page for Virginia's road woes, or was it just a stroke of luck right at the buzzer? The Hoos are getting their biggest road challenge yet, against an excellent Louisville squad whose only conference loss so far this year was on the road to Clemson, 66-62, five games ago.
This is the first game all season that Virginia has not been the favored team, although the Vegas odds haven't been a good indicator of the Hoos' success, as Virginia has been 7-11 against the spread, including failing to cover the last four straight (though three of the four resulted in wins nonetheless).
Here we go, Hoos -- let's see what Bennett and the gang come up with!