CHARLOTTESVILLE-The Virginia men's basketball team plays its first ranked opponent of the season on Tuesday (Nov. 29) when the Cavaliers host No. 14 Michigan at John Paul Jones Arena in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Both teams are 5-1 entering the game.
Michigan is the highest ranked non-conference opponent to visit Charlottesville since No. 10 Arizona in the first game at John Paul Jones Arena on Nov. 12, 2006.
Tuesday's game will be the first meeting between Virginia and Michigan in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and the fourth meeting overall. Michigan leads the series with the Cavaliers 2-1.
The teams have not met since the 1989 NCAA Tournament when the Wolverines defeated Virginia 102-65 in the finals of the Southeast Regional. Michigan went on to win the national championship that season.
Prior to meeting in the 1989 NCAA Tournament, UVa lost to Michigan 66-52 during the 1951-52 season and the Cavaliers defeated the Wolverines 79-68 in Charlottesville in the 1980 National Invitation Tournament (NIT). Virginia went on to win the 1980 NIT.
Virginia won 87-79 at Minnesota in last season's Big Ten/ACC Challenge, while Michigan won 69-61 at Clemson. The Cavaliers have a 6-5 record in the Challenge and Michigan is 4-6.
UVa has won its last three games this season including a 68-42 victory over Green Bay at JPJA on Friday (Nov. 25). Senior forward Mike Scott had his second double-double of the season for the Cavaliers in that game with 15 points and 10 rebounds, and sophomore guard KT Harrell added a season-high 14 points for Virginia.
Virginia 70, Michigan 58 (ACC leads 1-0)
Virginia and Michigan were all tied after 30 minutes of play, but the Cavaliers went on a 29-17 run over the final 10. UVA's Mike Scott had his fourth double-double on the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Cavaliers utilized an extra nine possessions that went unwasted to defeat the Wolverines. UVA grabbed 8 offensive rebounds...
Mike Scott had 18 points and 11 rebounds Tuesday night and Virginia used a 19-2 second-half run to take command and beat No. 14 Michigan 70-58 in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge. Joe Harris added 18 points and freshman Malcolm Brogdon had 16 for the Cavaliers (6-1), who trailed 39-34 before Harris' floater sparked the burst.
Indiana hits the road once again this time heading to Charlottesville, Va., to battle the Virginia Cavaliers as part of the fifth annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Thursday, Dec. 1. This will be IU's second meeting with Virginia in the last three seasons. The game can be heard live on the radio dial on WHCC 105.1 FM. Jeremy Gray will be calling the action live from John Paul Jones...
Nov 29, 7:00 PM | John Paul Jones Arena
Michigan Wolverines vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Wolverines travelling to Virginia Tuesday to take on the Cavaliers on Tuesday.
Supporters of the Wolverines have watched them go 5-1 and 2-2 ATS on the year, while the Cavaliers are at 5-1 and 3-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Cavaliers...
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