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Virginia Basketball schedules home-and-home series with VCU for 2017, 2018

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NCAA Basketball: Virginia at VCU Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia basketball has scheduled a home-and-home series with Virginia Commonwealth University, per a tweet from Jon Rothstein of CBSSports:

UVA will head to Richmond first on November 17, 2017, with the Rams making the return trip to Charlottesville the following year.

The series is the second home-and-home scheduled with VCU during the Tony Bennett era. In 2013, UVA fell at JPJ in heart-breaking fashion when Treveon Graham nailed a buzzer-beating three-pointer. But the Hoos got revenge the following season with a dominant 74-57 win on the road that featured this classic Evan Nolte steal:

While it’s difficult to project exactly what kind of team VCU will be in two years just one season into the Will Wade era, the program has made the NCAA Tournament six consecutive times, and playing in the Siegel Center is never a cakewalk. It’s also good to see Tony Bennett continue his pattern of scheduling games against quality in-state teams.