ACC unveils Virginia men's basketball opponents for next two seasons

Cavaliers to play Duke, conference-newcomer Louisville at home in 2014-15


Point guard London Perrantes and the Cavaliers will look to build on their first Sweet 16 appearance since 1995.

The ACC Tuesday revealed the Virginia men’s basketball team’s conference opponents for each of the next two seasons. The Cavaliers, fresh off their first Sweet 16 appearance since 1995, will play an 18-game conference slate with an even split of home and away contests in both 2014-15 and 2015-16.

Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena docket for the coming season is highlighted by matchups with Duke, Pittsburgh and ACC-newcomer Louisville, the 2012-13 national champions. The Cavaliers will travel to North Carolina and Syracuse, in addition to playing both home and away games against Virginia Tech, Louisville and NC State.

The Tar Heels and Orange — as well as Boston College, Miami and Notre Dame — will next visit Charlottesville as regular-season opponents in 2015-16. The Cavaliers will make a trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium for a tilt with the Blue Devils in the same season.

Twelve letterwinners, including All-ACC redshirt junior guard Malcolm Brogdon, will suit up for the Cavaliers in 2014-15. The already-deep Virginia lineup will be bolstered by the return of redshirt sophomore guard Devon Hall and the arrival of freshmen forwards Jack Salt, B.J. Stith and Isaiah Wilkins.

“With the addition of Louisville, the ACC schedule gets even stronger,” coach Tony Bennett said. “Our fans have played a big part in our success at home and the impact they had in our postseason run this past year was noticeable. We’re certainly going to need them again with the schedule we’ll face moving forward.”

Published April 22, 2014 in Sports

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