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How to watch #2 Virginia Basketball versus #5 Houston: Tipoff time, TV, live streaming, and Game Thread

Everything you need to know to get set for today’s heavyweight battle.

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NCAA Basketball: Virginia at Houston Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Cavaliers men’s basketball team tips off against the Houston Cougars this afternoon at 2:00 PM. As the Wahoos look to stay undefeated, we’ve got all the details you need to enjoy watching or listening to this heavyweight battle.

How to Watch

Time: 2:00 PM ET


Streaming:, SlingTV

Radio: Virginia Sports Radio Network, and the Virginia Sports app

Odds: Houston -2.5

Pregame Content

The Big Preview: UVA Basketball Tips Off Versus #5 Houston

Streaking the Lawn Podcast: Previewing Houston

Recent analysis/Content

Three reasons why UVA basketball is a National Championship contender this season

Why UVA women’s basketball can compete for the ACC Title

Be sure to follow us on Twitter as we live tweet today’s game!

Streaking the Lawn — @STL_UVA

Zach Carey — @Zach_Carey_

Dan Siegel — @DanSiegelShow

Ryan Reese — @HoosOn_First

Ben Wieland — @BenWieland

Paul Guttman — @Tiki_UVA

Will Campbell — @WillC_45

Paul Wiley — @PaulWileyVA

Lastly, here are some of UVA’s pregame media notes:

All-Time vs. Houston

• UVA is 3-4 all-time vs. Houston in the series that dates to Dec. 16, 1982, when the teams squared off in Tokyo, Japan.

• The Cavaliers defeated the Cougars 72-63 without Ralph Sampson, who missed the game with an illness. UVA radio analyst Jimmy Miller had 14 points in the win for the Cavaliers.

• UVA traveled to Hawaii from Japan and suffered its historic loss two games later against Chaminade (with Sampson) on Dec. 23, 1982.

• The teams square off in Charlottesville for the first time since the Cavaliers posted a 72-54 win over the Cougars on Dec. 9, 1989, at University Hall.

Last Time vs. The Cougars

• Marcus Sasser scored 19 points and Kyler Edwards added 18 as then-No. 15 Houston defeated UVA 67-47 on Nov. 16, 2021.

• UVA committed 12 first-half turnovers, which led to 14 Houston points as the Cougars extended their home-winning streak to 28 games.

• Armaan Franklin led Virginia with 11 points and Kody Stattmann added eight points.

• Stattmann matched a career high with a pair of 3-pointers.

• Houston outrebounded UVA 34-30.

Last Time Out

• Kihei Clark scored 18 points and Jayden Gardner added 14 as No. 3 Virginia held off JMU 55-50 on Dec. 6 at John Paul Jones Arena.

• Despite shooting 27 percent from the field, JMU hung around until the end after out-rebounding UVA, 41-33.

The Cavaliers shot 50 percent (12-24) from the charity stripe on the night, but UVA successfully maintained its leads for the entirety of the second half.

• Gardner added eight rebounds for the Cavaliers (8-0), who played most of the game without star guard Reece Beekman due to an injury.

• Ryan Dunn gave UVA a lift off the bench with four points, five rebounds and three blocks.

• Takal Molson led the Dukes with a game-high 20 points.