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How to watch Virginia basketball vs Louisville and GAME THREAD

All the info you need for tonight’s 7:00 PM tip.

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Virginia Cavaliers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish

How to watch

Location: Charlottesville, VA
Date: January 3rd, 2024
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Channel: ESPN2
Betting line: Virginia -16.5

Pregame Content

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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. Louisville

• Virginia is 22-5 all-time vs. Louisville in a series that dates to 1923-24.

• UVA has a seven-game win streak vs. Louisville, including a 75-60 win on Senior Day to close out the 2022-23 regular season.

• UVA has won 16 of the last 17 meetings.

• The Cavaliers are 10-1 vs. the Cardinals in Charlottesville, including an 8-0 mark at John Paul Jones Arena.

• UVA is 17-2 vs. Louisville since the Cardinals joined the ACC.

• Tony Bennett is 17-2 vs. Louisville as head coach at Virginia.

Last Time vs. the Cardinals

• Then-No. 13 Virginia posted a convincing 75-60 win over Louisville on March 4, 2023, to earn a share of the program’s 11th ACC regular-season title.

• Francisco Caffaro, Chase Coleman, Armaan Franklin, Jayden Gardner and Ben Vander Plas were honored on Senior Day.

• Franklin and Gardner each scored 16 points, Reece Beekman matched a career-high with 11 assists) and Ryan Dunn added nine points for the Hoos in their 15th ACC victory of the season.

• Virginia shot a season-high 58 percent from the field and converted 11 of 14 free throws.

• UVA has won seven straight games vs. Louisville.

• Mike James led the Cardinals with a game-high 24 points.

Last Time Out

• Notre Dame defeated Virginia 76-54 on Dec. 30, 2023.

• Carey Booth and JR Konieczny each scored 17 points for the Irish, who shot 51 percent in the win and drilled 11 of 23 3-pointers.

• Notre Dame started the game on a 13-0 run and shot 69.6 percent (16 of 23) in the first half and owned a 41-24 lead.

• Reece Beekman led Virginia with 15 points and Ryan Dunn added 13.