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Virginia Basketball GAME THREAD: Navy

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#25 Virginia Cavaliers vs. Navy Midshipmen

Location: Charlottesville, VA
Date: November 9, 2021
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Channel: ACC Network
Online Streaming: ESPN+

Odds from DraftKings: Virginia -15

Here. Comes. Virginia.

The Virginia Cavaliers begin their 2021-2022 campaign against Navy. “Only” ranked 25th in the country, this young squad has a lot of critics to silence and a lot to prove.

We’re back for another full season of game threads, and we’ll be back with Pack Line Pledge posts coming later!

In the meantime, here are six takeaways from the media guide:

  • UVA begins its 117th season of men’s basketball, sporting a 1,673-1,182 (.586) all-time record.
  • UVA is 22-1 in its last 23 season-opening games, including an 89-54 win over Towson last season at Bubbleville.
  • Virginia has an eight-game winning streak on opening night and is 11-1 in season openers under head coach Tony Bennett.
  • The lone opening-night loss under Bennett came at George Mason (63-59) to begin the 2012-13 campaign.
  • The Cavaliers are 94-22 all-time in 116 season-opening games.
  • UVA is 146-41 (.781) in non-conference action under Bennett.

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