CHARLOTTESVILLE – Virginia announced Thursday (Aug. 22) it will play 31 regular-season games, including 17 home contests at John Paul Jones Arena, during the 2013-14 men’s basketball season.
Times and television designations are set for 25 of Virginia’s 31 games. The league will announce game times and television designations for Virginia’s six remaining non-conference opponents in September.
The Cavaliers’ schedule is highlighted by 13 games against 2013 NCAA Tournament teams, home games against North Carolina, Notre Dame, Syracuse, VCU and Wisconsin, and road contests at Duke, Notre Dame and Tennessee. Virginia will also play four games as part of the Corpus Christi Challenge in November.
Virginia will face each of the 14 conference opponents, including newcomers Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse, during its 18-game league schedule.
The Cavaliers will play four schools home-and-away (Florida State, Maryland, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech), five schools only at home (Boston College, Miami, North Carolina, Syracuse and Wake Forest) and five schools only on the road (Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech, NC State and Pittsburgh).
Virginia hosts Wisconsin, VCU, James Madison, Northern Iowa, Navy, Liberty, Hampton and Norfolk State in non-conference action. The Cavaliers travel to Tennessee, and Green Bay, and play Davidson in Charlotte, N.C. In addition, Virginia plays SMU and either Texas A&M or Missouri State at the Corpus Christi Challenge in Texas.
Virginia’s games against Duke (Jan. 13), North Carolina (Jan. 20) and Maryland (Feb. 10) will be featured on ESPN’s ACC Big Monday. The Cavaliers’ last regular-season game at Maryland (March 9) will be televised on CBS. Virginia will play an additional 12 games on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU.
Virginia returns its top five scorers, including All-ACC performers Joe Harris (Chelan, Wash.) and Akil Mitchell (Charlotte, N.C.), from last year’s squad that posted a 23-12 record. The Cavaliers led the ACC in scoring defense last season and increased the number of wins for the fourth consecutive season under head coach Tony Bennett.
Ticket Information, Including Mini-Package Options
2013-14 men's basketball season tickets are on sale now. There are four available upper level price levels for season ticket holders: $168, $219, $347 and $444. Season tickets at these four price levels include savings of $105-$274 off the single-game ticket price. UVa faculty and staff may purchase up to four season tickets at an additional 20 percent discount. The deadline for priority ordering is Sept. 6.
A men’s basketball mini-package Select-A-Seat event is scheduled at John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday, Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. – noon. Fans will have the first opportunity to purchase the two mini-packages during this event. Season tickets will also be on sale. Free parking will be available in the arena's main lot.
Two mini-packages will go on sale online at VirginiaSports.com on Friday, Sept. 6 and by phone and in-person on Monday, Sept. 9. The four-game Weekend Package includes UVa’s match-ups against Florida State, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, and Syracuse and will be offered at four price levels: $75, $90, $120, and $150. The five-game ACC Rivalry Package consists of the Cavaliers’ home games with Wake Forest, North Carolina, Boston College, Maryland, and Miami and will also be offered at four price levels: $85, $99, $120, and $150.
For more information or to purchase season tickets, fans should contact the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-542-UVA1 (8821). Fans can also purchase tickets online at VirginiaSports.com or in-person at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium.
2013-14 Virginia Men's Basketball Schedule
Date Opponent Time Television
Fri., Nov. 8 JAMES MADISON TBD TBD
Tue., Nov. 12 VCU 7 p.m. ESPN2
Sat., Nov. 16 at Davidson (in Charlotte, N.C.) 12 p.m. TBD
Tue., Nov. 19 NAVY TBD TBD
Sat., Nov. 23 LIBERTY ! TBD TBD
Tue., Nov. 26 HAMPTON ! TBD TBD
Fri., Nov. 29 vs. SMU ! 7:30 p.m. CBSSN
Sat., Nov. 30 vs. Texas A&M/Missouri State ! 6:30/9 p.m. CBSSN
Wed., Dec. 4 WISCONSIN 7 p.m. ESPN2
Sat., Dec. 7 at Green Bay 5 p.m. ESPNU
Sat., Dec. 21 NORTHERN IOWA TBD ESPN3
Mon., Dec. 23 NORFOLK STATE TBD TBD
Mon., Dec. 30 at Tennessee 7 p.m. ESPN2
Sat., Jan. 4 at Florida State * 5 p.m. ESPN2
Wed., Jan. 8 WAKE FOREST * 7 p.m. RSN
Sat., Jan. 11 at NC State * 5 p.m. ESPN2
Mon., Jan. 13 at Duke * 7 p.m. ESPN
Sat., Jan. 18 FLORIDA STATE * 12 p.m. ACCN
Mon., Jan. 20 NORTH CAROLINA * 7 p.m. ESPN
Sat., Jan. 25 VIRGINIA TECH * 3 p.m. ACCN
Tue., Jan. 28 at Notre Dame * 9 p.m. ESPNU
Sun., Feb. 2 at Pittsburgh * 12:30 p.m. ESPNU
Wed., Feb. 5 BOSTON COLLEGE * 7 p.m. ESPN2
Sat., Feb. 8 at Georgia Tech * 12 p.m. ACCN
Mon., Feb. 10 MARYLAND * 7 p.m. ESPN
Sat., Feb. 15 at Clemson * 12 p.m. ESPN/2
Tue., Feb. 18 at Virginia Tech * 9 p.m. ACCN
Sat., Feb. 22 NOTRE DAME * 2 p.m. ESPN/2
Wed., Feb. 26 MIAMI * 7 p.m. RSN
Sat., March 1 SYRACUSE * 4 p.m. ESPN/2
Sun., March 9 at Maryland * 12 p.m. CBS
All Times Eastern
HOME games in ALL CAPS
! - Corpus Christi Challenge
* - ACC game
ACCN - ACC Network
CBSSN - CBS Sports Network
ESPN/2 - ESPN or ESPN2
RSN - Regional Sports Network