Big news dropped this morning about one of UVa’s non-conference games next season: As part of the annual ACC/Big Ten challenge, the DEFENDING NATIONAL CHAMPION WAHOOS will travel to Indiana to take on the Purdue Boilermakers!
Matchups for the 2019 ACC/Big Ten Challenge have been officially released: pic.twitter.com/PKjIHxlbww— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 6, 2019
When was the last time Virginia faced Purdue? Hmm...I seem to recall it was pretty recent.
Oh - that’s right!
It was in this year’s Elite Eight game!
One more time, with music, please:
VIRGINIA IS HEADING TO THE FINAL FOUR!!!! MAMADI DIAKITE’S TYING BUCKET AT THE END OF REGULATION IS EVEN BETTER WITH TITANIC MUSIC!!!! A CLASSIC REGIONAL FINAL!!! pic.twitter.com/NCD6zWMewM— Titanic Hoops (@Titanic_Hoops) March 31, 2019
Purdue fans surely will be happy to welcome Mamadi Diakite to their home arena - as the senior recently announced his return to the team for next season. UVa fans, on the other hand, will be delighted to know that Carsen Edwards and his 42 points will not be making an appearance on the court.