UVA Men's Basketball ACC Opponents Announced for Next Two Seasons
Apr 22, 2014 12:26 PM
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today the men's basketball league opponents for all 15 institutions for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.
Reigning ACC champion Virginia will face each of the 14 conference opponents during the 18-game league schedule that includes nine ACC home games and nine ACC away contests in each of the next two seasons.
In 2014-15, the Cavaliers will play Virginia Tech, Louisville, Wake Forest and NC State two times each. Virginia will host Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, NC State, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest at John Paul Jones Arena. The Cavaliers will travel to Boston College, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest for away contests.
In 2015-16, the Cavaliers will play every league opponent and battle Virginia Tech, Louisville, Clemson and Miami two times each during the 18-game league schedule. UVA will host Boston College, Clemson, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Syracuse and Virginia Tech at JPJ. Virginia travels to Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest for away games.
"With the addition of Louisville, the ACC schedule gets even stronger," Virginia head coach Tony Bennett said. “Our fans have played a big part in our success at home and the impact they had in our postseason run this past year was noticeable. We’re certainly going to need them again with the schedule we’ll face moving forward.”
Virginia returns 13 letter winners, including All-ACC first team selection Malcolm Brogdon (Atlanta, Ga.), from last season's team that captured both the ACC regular season and tournament titles en route to a school-record tying 30 victories and its first trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 since 1995. The letter winners will be joined by red shirt sophomore Devon Hall (Virginia Beach, Va.) and freshmen Jack Salt (Auckland, New Zealand), B.J. Stith (Lawrenceville, Va.) and Isaiah Wilkins (Lilburn, Ga.).