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Virginia vs Illinois Basketball GAME THREAD

Wahoos hope to follow Friday’s upset win up with another statement victory against #19 Illinois.

NCAA Basketball: Continental Tire Main Event-Virginia at Baylor Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Cavaliers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini


Location: Las Vegas, NV

Date: November 20, 2022

Time: 3:00 P.M. ET

Channel: ESPN

Online Streaming: WATCHESPN

Betting line: Even

After beating Baylor on Friday in a big win, UVA basketball now has the opportunity to string together two big wins with today’s contest against #19 Illinois. The Fighting Illini beat #8 UCLA on Friday in a comeback victory.

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Streaking the Lawn — @STL_UVA

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Will Campbell — @WillC_45

Paul Wiley — @PaulWileyVA

Lastly, here are some of UVA’s media notes from after the Baylor win:

Team Notes

• Virginia recorded its first top-five win since defeating then-No. 5 Florida State 61-56 on Jan. 28, 2020 at John Paul Jones Arena

• The Cavaliers gained their first top-five win away from home since defeating then-No. 4 Duke 65-63 in Durham on Jan. 27, 2018

• UVA is 3-0 for the first time since starting 7-0 in 2019-20

• UVA is 49-41 against ranked foes in the Tony Bennett era

• UVa started the second half on a 30-5 run

• UVA shot 13 of 20 in the second half, including 8 of 12 from 3-point range

• UVA shot 48 percent (12 of 25) in the first half and finished at 55.6 percent (25 of 45)

• UVA’s largest lead was 22 (62-50 at 9:38)

• UVA forced one shot clock violation

• Baylor led 33-30 at the half

• Virginia is 147-11 when scoring at least 70 or more points under Tony Bennett.

• UVA is 3-0 when scoring 70 or more points in 2022-23.

• Virginia is 42-1 all-time under when scoring 80 or more points under Bennett

• The Cavaliers aim for their eighth November tournament championship in the last nine seasons vs. No. 19 Illinois or No. 8 UCLA on Sunday, Nov. 20

Bennett Wins Watch

• Tony Bennett (319-117, 14 seasons) needs eight wins to pass Terry Holland (326-173, 16 seasons) as the all-time winningest coach at UVA

• Bennett (388-150) needs 12 wins to reach 400 career wins