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Virginia Basketball GAME THREAD: Iowa

NCAA Basketball: Legends Classic Semifinal-Virginia at Georgia Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Cavaliers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes

Location: Charlottesville, VA
Date: November 29, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Channel: ESPN 2
Online Streaming: ESPN+

Odds from DraftKings: Virginia -2

Virginia is looking to start things off right for the ACC in this year’s ACC-Big Ten Challenge. The Hoos are 8-2 in the last ten games of the Challenge, and are 13-7 since the series started. Virginia did not play in the Challenge last year due to Covid-19 challenges within UVA’s program.

Against Iowa, Virginia is 1-2 overall, though this is the first time the two teams have met in the Challenge. The last time these two teams met was in 2016, with UVA winning 74-41 at the Emerald Coast Classic. Prior to that, Virginia lost in the 2013 NIT and in the first round of the 1997 NCAA Tournament.

Here’s the BIG PREVIEW for tonight’s matchup. I wouldn’t call this a “tune-up” game, but ACC play starts Friday against Pitt.

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