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Virginia Basketball GAME THREAD: Houston

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Ohio at Virginia IndyStar-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Cavaliers vs. #15 Houston

Location: Houston, TX
Date: November 16, 2021
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Channel: ESPN
Online Streaming: ESPN+

Odds from DraftKings: Houston -5.5

Let’s try this again. Virginia looks to open their seaso...ok. Virginia looks to get back on track after a sorely disappointing season opening loss to Navy that sent fans into a tizzy. The Hoos should easily dispatch Radford tonight, restoring some confidence, but there’s a lot to keep an eye on.

In the meantime, here’s what we had for you:

  2. The young guys are earning opportunities.
  3. Five takeaways from Friday’s win over Radford

And to add to that, here are three takeaways the media guide wanted you to know:

  • UVA meets Houston for the first time since 1989-90.
  • UVA meets its first ranked opponent and is 47-38 against ranked foes in the Tony Bennett era.
  • UVA is 147-42 (.778) in nonconference action under Bennett, including a 64-34 mark away from John Paul Jones Arena.
  • Virginia and Houston have been two of college basketball best programs over the past five seasons. UVA is 108-21 during the five-year span, while Houston is 113-24.
  • Jayden Gardner has averaged 18 points and 10.8 rebounds in four career games against Houston. Gardner tallied 29 points and 19 rebounds in a 69-59 loss to the Cougars at East Carolina.

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