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Virginia Basketball 2018-19 schedule released

The Hoos have a tough road to repeating as ACC regular season and tournament champions.

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The ACC released the 2018-19 men’s basketball conference schedule Thursday, and it’s a doozy for the Virginia Cavaliers. Tony Bennett will have his work cut out for him if the Hoos want to repeat as ACC regular season and tournament title winners.

Virginia’s non-conference schedule opens on November 6th with Towson and is highlighted by trips to the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas and to College Park to face Maryland in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

The ACC slate kicks off in 2019 at home against Florida State on January 5, followed by back-to-back trips to Boston College and Clemson on January 9 and 12, respectively. Virginia hosts Virginia Tech on January 15, then immediately hits the road again to hope to repeat last season’s win at Cameron Indoor as they play Duke January 19.

Virginia will have three Saturday-Monday quick turns, with two of them coming on back-to-back weeks in February. First, Virginia hosts Duke February 9 for their second meeting of the season, then hit the road to Chapel Hill to play the Tar Heels on February 11. The following Saturday (February 16) Virginia will welcome Notre Dame to Charlottesville before traveling to Blacksburg to play Virginia Tech. Finally, the Hoos have a February 2 game against Pitt, followed by a trip to the Carrier Dome and Syracuse on February 4.

The ACC tournament kicks off March 12 in Charlotte and runs through March 16.

Here’s the full schedule:

2018-19 UVA Men’s Basketball Schedule

Day Date Game Television Time
Day Date Game Television Time
Tuesday November 6 Towson TBA TBA
Sunday November 11 George Washington TBA TBA
Friday November 16 Coppin State TBA TBA
Wednesday November 21 Middle Tennessee* ESPN 2 9:30 p.m.
Thursday November 22 Butler or Dayton* TBA 4:00 / 9:30 p.m.
Friday November 23 TBA* TBA TBA
Wednesday November 28 at Maryland** ESPN/2 7:00 p.m.
Monday December 3 Morgan State TBA TBA
Sunday December 9 VCU TBA TBA
Wednesday December 19 at South Carolina TBA TBA
Saturday December 22 William & Mary TBA TBA
Monday December 31 Marshall TBA TBA
Saturday January 5 Florida State ESPN2 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday January 9 at Boston College ESPN2/U 9:00 p.m.
Saturday January 12 at Clemson Raycom Noon
Tuesday January 15 Virginia Tech Raycom 8:00 p.m.
Saturday January 19 at Duke ESPN/2 2:00 / 4:00 / 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday January 22 Wake Forest RSN 9:00 p.m.
Saturday January 26 at Notre Dame CBS 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday January 29 at NC State ESPN/2 7:00 p.m.
Saturday February 2 Miami Raycom 2:00 p.m.
Saturday February 9 Duke ESPN/2 6:00 p.m.
Monday February 11 at North Carolina ESPN 7:00 p.m.
Saturday February 16 Notre Dame Raycom 2:00 p.m.
Monday February 18 at Virginia Tech ESPN 7:00 p.m.
Saturday February 23 at Louisville Raycom Noon
Wednesday February 27 Georgia Tech ESPN2/U 7:00 p.m.
Saturday March 2 Pitt Raycom 2:00 p.m.
Monday March 4 at Syracuse ESPN 7:00 p.m.
Saturday March 9 Louisville ESPN/2 4:00 / 6:00 / 8:00 p.m.
*Part of Battle for Atlantis **Part of ACC/Big 10 Challenge