On November 10, the University of Virginia men’s basketball team kicks off its 2017/2018 season at home versus UNC Greensboro. This and the rest of the Cavaliers’ 30-game schedule was released by the Atlantic Coast Conference this afternoon.
Big 10, Big 12, SEC foes highlight non-conference slate
Following two home games — UNC Greensboro and Austin Peay — the Hoos travel down I-64 East to Richmond to take on VCU at the Siegel Center on November 17. More challenges await at the end of November, including a November 23 matchup with Vanderbilt in the NIT Season Tip-Off in Brooklyn (N.Y.). Virginia faces either Rhode Island or Seton Hall in the next round of the NIT Season Tip-Off before heading to John Paul Jones Arena to host Wisconsin in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge on November 27.
On December 5, Virginia heads to Morgantown (W.V.) to face West Virginia.
The Cavaliers have 12 non-conference opponents in total before ACC competition begins on December 30, when Virginia hosts Boston College. In addition to those opponents listed above, Tony Bennett’s group also takes on Monmouth (Nov. 19 at JPJ), Lehigh (Dec. 2 at JPJ), Davidson (Dec. 16 at JPJ), Savannah State (Dec. 19 at JPJ) and Hampton (Dec. 22 at JPJ) outside the conference.
Virginia has 18 conference games and takes on each conference opponent at least once.
Virginia plays Georgia Tech, Louisville, Syracuse, and Virginia Tech both home and away.
Home-only opponents include Boston College, Clemson, North Carolina, NC State and Notre Dame. Duke, Florida State, Miami, Pittsburgh and Wake Forest are the away-only foes.
After opening with Boston College, Virginia travels to Blacksburg to face Virginia Tech on January 3. UVA then has a 3-game home stand against North Carolina (Jan. 6), Syracuse (Jan. 9) and NC State (Jan. 14). January ends with a challenge as the Hoos face Duke at Cameron Indoor on January 27 before hosting Louisville on January 31.
Virginia has eight conference games in February and March before the ACC Tournament, which will be held in Brooklyn, New York. Five of those conference games are away and include trips to Syracuse (Feb. 3), Florida State (Feb. 7), Miami (Feb. 13), Pittsburgh (Feb. 24) and Louisville (March 1). The Hoos close out the regular season at home against Notre Dame on March 3.
Click here to view the entire 2017/2018 schedule.
Per VirginiaSports.com, 11 games will be televised on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU. Six more will be televised by the ACC Network. CBS will air Virginia’s away contest against Duke while the CBS Sports Network will carry the Cavaliers’ matchup versus VCU.