We’ve learned a little more today about some of the out of conference matchups for the Virginia basketball team next season. According to Jon Rothstein’s tweet this evening, UVa will play the UMass Minutemen as part of the early-season Hall of Fame Tip Off tournament in Connecticut:
Sources: Virginia will face UMass and Arizona State will play St. John's in the first round of the 2019 Hall-of-Fame Classic at Mohegan Sun. #SJUBB— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 22, 2019
UMass finished this season with a 11-21 overall record and 4-14 in the Atlantic 10.
Justin Ferber followed up Rothstein’s tweet with some additional info, including that the Vermont Catamounts will come to Charlottesville as part of the event:
UVa will also host Vermont and one of Central Connecticut State, Columbia or Rider as part of this event https://t.co/qBW5Rpdd1Q— Justin Ferber (@Justin_Ferber) April 22, 2019
Vermont won the American East Conference this season, losing 76-69 thereafter to Florida State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.