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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:

  1. The BIG PREVIEW.
  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.

Leave your pre-, in-, and post-game thoughts here!