Wednesday night’s contest will be one very different from the star-studded battle last March, as both teams still look to solidify their identities heading into conference play.
Virginia managed to come away with a narrow victory after Arizona State fought to upset the ranked Cavaliers.
No. 7 Virginia narrowly defeated Vermont Tuesday after the Catamounts put up a fight in the second half.
Given this year's roster's strengths, weaknesses and style of play, the Cavaliers are well-suited to benefit from the farther three-point line.
No. 11 men's basketball looked strong behind senior forward Mamadi Diakite, who led the team with a career-high 19 points and 13 rebounds.
On the shoulders of its defense, Virginia resoundingly defeated the Orange by 14 points to kick-off its national title defense.
With the season opener approaching, let’s meet the new-look Cavaliers.
With three preseason top ten opponents on the docket, along with a rematch against last year’s Elite Eight foe No. 24 Purdue, the 2019-20 season is sure to be filled with both hardship and success.
After losing junior guards Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome as well as sophomore forward De'Andre Hunter, Virginia faces an uphill battle after its No. 11 ranking.
The women's team kicked off the preseason basketball action at 3 p.m. and were followed by the men at 4 p.m. The event concluded with an autograph session that allowed fans to meet the players.
Playing with the newly adorned national champions "isn't intimidating necessarily but definitely humbling," said Shedrick.
Virginia Athletics announced Monday morning the extension of men’s basketball Coach Tony Bennett’s contract for another year.
Just over five months after Virginia won the first men's basketball national championship in school history by beating Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime, players and fans came together for a special night at JPJ.
While he will no longer be on the men’s basketball roster, Badocchi will remain a student at the University as he works towards completing his undergraduate degree.
Joe Harris was one of 12 players chosen to represent Team USA at the upcoming 2019 FIBA World Cup in China.