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Virginia vs. Louisville: Tip off time, TV schedule, Vegas odds and GAME THREAD

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The preseason is over and Virginia escaped fairly unscathed. But now, it’s time to work.

NCAA Basketball: Virginia at California Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

No. 12 Virginia Cavaliers (10-1) vs. No. 6 Louisville (11-1)

Time: 7:00 P.M. ET
Location: KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, KY)
TV: ESPN2
Online Streaming: ACC Network Extra
Radio: Virginia Sports Radio Network or Sirius 84, XM 84
Latest Point Spread: Louisville is favored by 2.5. (Kenpom: UVA 57, Cal 59, 42%)

Play time is over, ladies and gentlemen. We’re beyond conference play (other than that small game against top ranked, defending national champions Villanova) and the Hoos are now looking at an ACC opener on the road against sixth-ranked Louisville, a game which will likely be a first-to-55 scenario.

Here are five bullet points taken straight from the UVA Game Notes:

  • Virginia opens its 64th season of ACC action.
  • UVA was picked to finish third in the ACC preseason poll, while Louisville was picked to finish fourth.
  • The Cavaliers are 0-1 vs. ranked opponents this season, suffering a 66-57 loss to then-No. 25 West Virginia on Dec. 3.
  • UVA is 22-24 against ranked foes in the Tony Bennett era.
  • UVA ranks first in the nation in scoring defense at 47.2 points per game and has held nine of its 11 opponents to 52 or fewer points.

You can read our big preview here.

Leave your thoughts pre-, in-, and post-game, and go Hoos!