Virginia Basketball Announces Non-Conference Schedule

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Virginia released its non-conference basketball schedule.
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The Virginia basketball program officially released its non-conference schedule Wednesday. The slate features 12 opponents with seven games at the John Paul Jones Arena.

Most of the non-conference schedule had been leaked in small pieces throughout the offseason, mostly from Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, who shares national scheduling news frequently via his Twitter account. The two unknowns based on our previous schedule articles here at are Coppin State and Morgan State, both from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. CSU finished 5-27 last season in former Maryland guard Juan Dixon’s first year at the helm. MSU posted a 13-19 record last season.

UVA faces Coppin State on Nov. 16 and Morgan State on Dec. 3, both at JPJ. Those two additions bring the schedule to 30 games for the Hoos in the 2018-19 regular season.

The other non-conference games that were already known are Towson (season opener on Tuesday, Nov. 6), George Washington (Nov. 11), VCU (Dec. 9), William & Mary (Dec. 22), and Marshall (Dec. 31). All of those games are at home. The schedule includes road games at Maryland (Nov. 28 in the ACC/Big Ten challenge) and South Carolina (Dec. 19).

Virginia will also play in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament over Thanksgiving with its opening game coming against Middle Tennessee State (Nov. 21). The other two games will come against someone among Florida, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Stanford, Butler, and Dayton depending on how the bracket unfolds.

Game times and any TV news for the non-conference schedule will be released at a later date.

The ACC previously announced conference schedules as well. UVA’s schedule includes home-and-home matchups with Duke, Louisville, Notre Dame, and Virginia Tech. The Cavaliers will play Miami, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, and Pittsburgh at home. They travel for games at North Carolina, Clemson, NC State, Syracuse, and Boston College. Dates for the ACC contests will be announced in the future.

The schedule is below:

11/6/2018TuesdayTowson(W) 73-42
11/11/2018SundayGeorge Washington(W) 76-57
11/16/2018FridayCoppin State(W) 97-40
11/21/2018WednesdayMiddle Tennessee ^(W) 74-52
11/22/2018ThursdayDayton ^(W) 66-59
11/23/2018FridayWisconsin(W) 53-46
11/28/2018WednesdayAT Maryland $(W) 76-71
12/3/2018MondayMorgan State(W) 83-45
12/9/2018SundayVCU(W) 57-49
12/19/2018WednesdayAT South Carolina(W) 69-52
12/22/2018SaturdayWilliam & Mary(W) 72-40
12/31/2018MondayMarshall(W) 100-64
1/5/2019SaturdayFlorida State(W) 65-52
1/9/2019WednesdayAT Boston College(W) 83-56
1/12/2019SaturdayAT Clemson(W) 63-43
1/15/2019TuesdayVirginia Tech(W) 81-59
1/19/2019SaturdayAT Duke(L) 70-72
1/22/2019TuesdayWake Forest(W) 68-45
1/26/2019SaturdayAT Notre Dame(W) 82-55
1/29/2019TuesdayAT NC State(W) 66-65 (OT)
2/2/2019SaturdayMiami(W) 56-46
2/9/2019SaturdayDuke(L) 71-81
2/11/2019MondayAT North Carolina(W) 69-61
2/16/2019SaturdayNotre Dame(W) 60-54
2/18/2019MondayAT Virginia Tech(W) 64-58
2/23/2019SaturdayAT Louisville(W) 64-52
2/27/2019WednesdayGeorgia Tech(W) 81-51
3/2/2019SaturdayPittsburgh(W) 73-49
3/4/2019MondayAT Syracuse(W) 79-53
3/9/2019SaturdayLouisville(W) 73-68
3/14/2019ThursdayACC Tournament (Charlotte): NC State%(W) 76-56
3/15/2019FridayACC Tournament (Charlotte): Florida State%(L) 59-69
3/22/2019FridayNCAA Tournament (Columbia, S.C.): Gardner-Webb++(W) 71-56
3/24/2019SundayNCAA Tournament (Columbia, S.C.): Oklahoma++(W) 63-51
3/28/2019ThursdayNCAA Tournament (Louisville): Oregon++(W) 53-49
3/30/2019SaturdayNCAA Tournament (Louisville): Purdue++(W) 80-75 (OT)
4/6/2019SaturdayNCAA Tournament Final Four (Minneapolis): Auburn++(W) 63-62
4/8/2019MondayNCAA Tournament National Championship (Minneapolis): Texas Tech++(W) 85-77 (OT)
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