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Virginia Cavaliers vs. Maryland Terrapins Basketball Game Thread

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Virginia gets tested tonight in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge

NCAA Basketball: Battle 4 Atlantis Championship-Wisconsin vs Virginia
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How to watch the No. 4 Virginia Cavaliers (6-0) vs. No. 24 Maryland Terrapins (6-0)

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: College Park, MD
TV & Online Streaming: ESPN | ACC Network Extra / WatchESPN.com
Radio: Virginia Sports Radio Network
Latest Sportsbook Odds: Virginia is favored by 3 points.


Leave your pre-, in-, and post-game thoughts here! In the meantime, here are some UVA-provided facts:

For Openers

  • UVA meets Maryland for the second time in the ACC/B1G Challenge.
  • UVA owns a nation-leading 24-game winning streak in November dating back to the 2015-16 season.
  • UVA captured its sixth consecutive Thanksgiving holiday tournament championship (Battle 4 Atlantis, NIT Season Tip-Off, Emerald Coast Classic, Charleston Classic, Barclays Center Classic and Corpus Christi Challenge).
  • UVA has started 6-0 for the third straight season and is 120-35 (.774) in non-conference action under Tony Bennett.
  • UVA meets its second ranked opponent of 2018-19 and is 32-31 against ranked opponents in the Bennett era (1-0 in 2018-19).
  • De’Andre Hunter is the reigning ACC Player of the Week.

UVA Ranked No. 4 in AP Poll

  • Virginia is ranked No. 4 in the AP poll for the third straight week.
  • UVA was ranked No. 5 in the preseason polls and has been ranked in the top 10 in the preseason rankings in four of the past five seasons.
  • In 2017-18, Virginia became the fourth team in the Top 25 era to earn a No. 1 ranking after being unranked in the preseason.
  • UVA has been ranked in the AP poll for 20 straight weeks and has been ranked in the top 10 in each of the past 16 polls.

All-Time in the ACC/B1G Challenge

  • The Cavaliers have a 12-6 record, including a 5-4 road mark, in the ACC/B1G Challenge.
  • Virginia has a four-game winning streak in the Challenge, defeating Maryland (2014), Ohio State (2015 and 2016) and Wisconsin (2018).
  • UVA defeated Wisconsin 49-37 in last year’s Challenge.
  • The ACC leads the Big Ten in the Challenge 12-5-2 in 20 years of competition between the two conferences.
  • The ACC captured the Commissioner’s Cup for the second straight year last season, winning 11 of the 14 matchups.
  • The ACC won 10 straight challenges from 1999-2008.

Last Time Out

  • Tournament MVP De’Andre Hunter tallied 20 points and nine rebounds to lead then-No. 4 Virginia to a 53-46 win over then-No. 25 Wisconsin as the Cavaliers captured the Battle 4 Atlantis title.
  • Ty Jerome added 11 points and five assists and Kihei Clark had five points, five rebounds and three steals in his first career start.
  • Virginia jumped to a 33-18 halftime lead and limited the Badgers to 18.3 percent from 3-point range.
  • Ethan Happ led Wisconsin with 22 points, 15 rebounds, six assists and four blocked shots.

All-Time vs. Maryland

  • Virginia is 75-107 all-time vs. Maryland, including a 76-65 road win in the last meeting, in a series that dates back to 1912-13.
  • The Cavaliers have won seven of the last eight meeting and are 1-0 vs. Maryland in the ACC/B1G Challenge.
  • The Cavaliers are 7-6 vs. the Terrapins at XFINITY Center, including a 4-1 mark in the last five contests.
  • Head coach Tony Bennett is 7-4 all-time vs. Maryland.

Last Time vs. the Terrapins

  • Malcolm Brogdon led four Cavaliers in double figures with 18 points as then-No. 7 Virginia defeated then-No. 21 Maryland 76-65 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Dec. 3, 2014.
  • Justin Anderson added 16 points, Mike Tobey had 14 points and Anthony Gill added 11 as Virginia led the entire game.
  • The Cavaliers shot 53.1 percent from the field and out-rebounded Maryland 34-22 in their first win over a ranked team this season.
  • The Cavaliers limited the Terrapins to 40 percent from the floor.