The Virginia Cavaliers will have their work cut out for them right out the gate as the full ACC Men’s Basketball schedule was released Thursday night. The release didn’t go quite as planned as the women’s soccer game between No. 6 Florida State and No. 24 Colorado went to overtime on the ACC Network.
We already knew that the reigning National Champions would hit the road for Syracuse to open the season on November 6, but things don’t get easier (as is normally the case in the ACC) as Virginia will follow up the game with the Orange with games against North Carolina and Virginia Tech.
If the Virginia Football season progresses as fans hope, that North Carolina game could take place in Charlottesville the same day the ACC Championship Game in Charlotte as it’s a flex game on either December 6th or 7th. That game also comes three days after Virginia hits the road for Purdue in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge, a game that will tip off at either 7:15 or 7:30 pm and be broadcast on ESPN or ESPN2.
The Hoos only have one Saturday-Monday turnaround — Georgia Tech on January 18 and NC State on January 20 — but also plays in a Sunday-Tuesday turnaround (Wake Forest and Florida State, January 26 and 28, respectively).
Virginia hosts Duke on February 29th (leap year!), and closes the regular season against Louisville on March 7.
Here’s the full schedule:
2019-20 Virginia Men’s Basketball Schedule
|November 6||@ Syracuse||ACCN|
|December 4||@ Purdue***||ESPN/2|
|December 6 or 7||North Carolina||ACCN|
|December 18||Stony Brook|
|December 22||South Carolina|
|January 4||Virginia Tech||RSN|
|January 7||@ Boston College||ESPN/2/U/ACCN|
|January 15||@ FSU||ESPN2/U|
|January 18||@ Georgia Tech||ACCN|
|January 20||NC State||ESPN|
|January 26||@ Wake Forest|
|January 28||Florida State||ESPN/2/U|
|February 8||@ Louisville||ESPN/2/U|
|February 11||Notre Dame||ESPN/2/U|
|February 15||@ North Carolina||ESPN/2/U|
|February 19||Boston College||ACCN|
|February 22||@ Pitt||ESPN/2/U|
|February 26||@ Virginia Tech||ESPN/2/U/ACCN|
|March 4||@ Miami||ACCN|
You’ll have a chance to celebrate with the NCAA champs Friday night at John Paul Jones Arena as the Hoos raise the banner and hand out rings.