Looks like we have a couple clues about the Virginia Basketball schedule next season. First of all, it appears that the ACC has some new plans to kick off the ACC Network with a bang. According to CBS’s Jon Rothstein, the ACC is looking at opening the 2019-20 season with conference games.
Sources: Several ACC programs have been informed by the conference not to schedule games on the first two days (11/5/19 and 11/6/19) of the 19-20 season because league is planning conference games to open the year.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) October 11, 2018
The 2019-20 season is the first time that the ACC will be playing 20 conference games, up from its current 18. Sadly, we’ll never return to the days of a true round robin in conference, but this move is an interesting ones.
This tweet was met with a lot of anger, and it’s tough to ask squads to open with such important games with minimal time to prepare. That said, playing Duke or Georgia Tech is infinitely more interesting than a Liberty or Norfolk State (no offense).
There was also some early season tournament news as the Cavaliers are rumored to be playing in the 2019 Hall of Fame Classic which takes place at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Sources: Virginia, Arizona State, St. John's, and UMass will highlight the 2019 Hall of Fame Classic at Mohegan Sun. #SJUBB— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) October 12, 2018
The Hoos are playing in the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis this season and will face Middle Tennessee in the first round in the Bahamas. Virginia’s season tips off on November 6 with Towson coming to Charlottesville.