It’s only the second game on this season’s schedule for Virginia, the winner of the most recently played NCAA national championship game in 2019. The Cavaliers defeated Texas Tech in overtime, 85-77, to claim the first NCAA tournament title in program history.
This past season’s NCAA tournament was canceled for the first time amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, which had put virtually all sports in the United States on hold beginning in March.
They subsequently were scheduled to face Notre Dame in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament four days later in Greensboro, N.C., before tournament organizers canceled the event, awarding the ACC title to Florida State, which finished first in the regular season.
Virginia also is scheduled to play Villanova on Dec. 19 at Madison Square Garden. The Wildcats have won three national championships, including in 2018 and 2016.
Veterans Classic: The Navy men’s basketball team will host George Washington in the updated version of the Veterans Classic on Nov. 25 at noon. The original Nov. 13 date was scrapped as teams and tournaments adjusted their schedules to the season being postponed because of the pandemic.
Navy and George Washington will face each other for the first time since 2009 and for the first time on The Yard since 1982. Neither team has announced a schedule beyond this game.
This will be the seventh year for the annual Veterans Classic.
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