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Virginia basketball vs Morgan State GAME THREAD

Everything you need to know for tonight’s game.

NCAA Basketball: Virginia at Memphis Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Cavaliers vs Morgan State

How to watch

Location: Charlottesville, VA
Date: December 27th, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Channel: ACCN
Betting line: Memphis -26.5

Pregame Content

Five things to watch for UVA basketball vs Morgan State

Jim Boeheim says UVA basketball’s talent “isn’t anywhere near where it’s been”

Stock up, stock down from Virginia’s blowout loss to Memphis

Five takeaways from UVA basketball’s 23-point loss to #23 Memphis

Game thread

Tipoff is at 7:00 — 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. Morgan State

• Virginia is 4-0 all-time against Morgan State in a series that dates to 2006.

• The Cavaliers have scored 83 or more points in each of the four contests, averaging 84.3 points in the series.

• UVA has limited the Bears to 48 or fewer points in the past two contests, including 45 in the last meeting between the teams on Dec. 3, 2018 (83-45 UVA win).

• UVA head coach Tony Bennett is 3-0 all-time vs. Morgan State.

Last Time Out

• Then-No. 22 Memphis scored 27 points off Virginia’s season-high 18 turnovers in a 77-54 win on Dec. 19 at FedExForum.

• David Jones scored a game-high 26 points for the Tigers (9-2), who recorded their second straight win against the ACC.

• Reece Beekman led the Cavaliers (9-2) with 13 points and Ryan Dunn added 11 points and 11 rebounds.

• Virginia shot 39.3 percent in the loss, including a 9 of 30 effort in the second stanza.

• Jake Groves added 12 points for UVA, converting two of UVA’s four 3-pointers (19 attempts).

Hoos in the National Rankings

• UVA ranks second nationally in scoring defense (55.3 ppg), fourth in turnovers per game (8.9), sixth in field goal percentage defense (36.9), ninth in assist/turnover ratio (1.74), 11th in turnover margin (5.3), 15th in blocks per game (5.6) and 16th in 3-point percentage defense (27.4) and fouls per game (13.7).