The Virginia men’s basketball team will host in-commonwealth foe Radford this coming season, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Rothstein announced the matchup between the Hoos and Highlanders on Twitter on Wednesday morning.
Source: Virginia will host Radford as part of its 21-22 non-conference schedule.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 19, 2021
This is the first schedule tidbit we have for the 2021-22 season, and it will be the first time that the two have met since 2011. Virginia holds a 6-0 all-time record against Radford, with all six games happening in Charlottesville.
Radford went 15-12 last season, finishing at No. 243 in KenPom. Their best wins were against No. 211 Campbell (twice), and they lost their lone game in the top-100 when they fell 77-62 to No. 52 Virginia Tech to open the season.
In 2019, Radford was No. 186 with a 21-11 record.
Virginia, which went 18-7 and finished No. 1 in the ACC regular season standings, will have a very different look by the time the Highlanders come to town. Seniors Jay Huff, Sam Hauser, and Tomas Woldetensae have graduated and departed the program, and the trio of Jabri Abdur-Rahim (Georgia), Justin McKoy (North Carolina), and Casey Morsell (NC State) all transferred. Hot shooting Trey Murphy III is testing the NBA waters, so it is unknown if he will return for another year in Charlottesville.
On the flip side, Virginia will add two international first years Taine Murray (New Zealand) and Igor Miličić Jr. (Poland) and bring transfers Jayden Gardner (ECU) and Armaan Franklin (Indiana) to the mix.
We will keep you updated with schedule and roster news as it becomes available.