Monday afternoon, the ACC released tip-off times for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, which will take place Monday, November 28th through Wednesday November 30th. Preseason No. 7 Virginia will be playing Ohio State (yes, again), but this time in the confines of friendly John Paul Jones Arena at 9:00 p.m. on November 30th.
The game will be broadcast by ESPN2.
Last season, UVA traveled to Columbus and defeated the Buckeyes 64-58 behind 22 points from Malcolm Brogdon. Darius Thompson, who started in the place of newly appendix-less London Perrantes, scored 12 points. Of the returning players, Isaiah Wilkins had six points, Devon Hall four, and Marial Shayok and Jack Salt each had two points
Other notable games in this year’s challenge include No. 17 Syracuse at No. 9 Wisconsin (7:30 p.m., November 29, ESPN), No. 13 Michigan State at No. 1 Duke (9:30 p.m., November 29, ESPN) and No. 6 North Carolina at No. 8 Indiana (9:00 p.m., November 30, ESPN).
You can see the full release here.
The Hoos hit the road today for their basketball extravaganza in Spain, but not before one more – apparently very physical…check out that Salty swat – practice.
On their August 8th-18th trip, Virginia will play five games while traveling to Madrid, Costa Blanca, and Barcelona.
Just 53 more days until the season officially starts, you guys.