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Virginia basketball vs Texas A&M GAME THREAD

All the info you need for tonight’s game.

NCAA Basketball: Fort Myers Tip-Off Third Place West Virginia at Virginia Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Cavaliers vs Texas A&M Aggies

How to watch

Location: Charlottesville, VA
Date: November 29th, 2023
Time: 7:15 PM ET
Channel: ESPN2
Betting line: Virginia -3.5

Pregame Content

3 players, 2 matchups, and 1 prediction for UVA basketball vs Texas A&M

Speaking the Lawn Ep17: Some VaTech Therapy and Texas A&M Basketball Preview

UVA basketball mailbag: Frontcourt combos, too much midrange, and Bond’s role

Virginia men’s basketball falls out of the AP Top-25 after Wisconsin

Game thread

Tipoff is at 7:15 — leave your pre, in, and post-game thoughts here and be sure to check back in for plenty of postgame content later tonight, tomorrow, and next week!

We’ll also be active on Twitter throughout the game and all season long so follow along on there for our staff’s live reactions.

Streaking the Lawn — @STL_UVA

Zach Carey — @Zach_Carey_

Dan Siegel — @DanSiegel_

Ryan Reese — @HoosOn_First

Ben Wieland — @BenWieland

Paul Guttman — @Tiki_UVA

Corbin Lathrop — @CorbinLathrop

John Kurcina — @JohnKurcina

Game notes

Lastly, here are some of the game notes provided by UVA:

All-Time vs. Texas A&M

• Virginia is 0-1 all-time vs. Texas A&M.

• Texas A&M is one of six SEC teams Tony Bennett has not faced (Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Mississippi are the others) in 18 seasons as a head coach.

• The Aggies defeated the Cavaliers in their sole matchup that took place in the 1962-63 season.

Last Time Out

• Virginia defeated West Virginia 56-54 in the Fort Myers Tip-Off consolation on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

• Reece Beekman (12 points, 5 assists, 4 steals) sank 1 of 2 free throws at 2.3 seconds left to give Virginia (5-1) a 55-54 lead.

• Ryan Dunn (13 points, 5 rebounds) added one free throw to make the final score 56-54.

• UVA shot 40.4 percent and limited WVU to 37.3 percent.

• UVA owned a 24-16 advantage in points in the paint.

Hoos in the National Rankings

• UVA ranks second nationally in scoring defense (53.8 ppg), seventh in field goal percentage defense (35.4), sixth in turnovers per game and blocks per game (6.3), 13th in turnover margin (6.3), 18th in assist/turnover ratio (1.70) and 20th in fouls per game (14.0)

Virginia Receives Votes in Latest AP Poll

• UVA received votes in the latest AP top-25 poll.

• UVA was ranked No. 24 in the Nov. 20 AP poll.

• The Hoos earned votes in the preseason top-25 poll.

• UVA was not ranked in the AP preseason top-25 poll for the first time since 2017-18 when it received votes.

• Prior to this year, UVA was ranked in the preseason AP top-25 five consecutive seasons and nine of the last 10 seasons under Tony Bennett.