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August 19, 1998

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A 1998-99 men’s basketball schedule featuring a trip to the Top of the World Classic in Fairbanks, Alaska, has been released by University of Virginia Athletic Director Terry Holland. Virginia is scheduled to play five games against in-state opponents during the 1998-99 season.

The Cavaliers open their 1998-99 season with a non-conference game at Virginia Commonwealth University on November 13 and then participate in the Top of the World Classic November 20-22. UVa plays Arkansas in the first round of the tournament. Other teams participating in the tournament include Alaska-Fairbanks, Nebraska, New Mexico State, Villanova, Washington State and Wisconsin.

The Cavaliers’ home opener is scheduled for November 25 when UVa hosts Hampton University. Virginia plays eight games against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents at home and also faces non-conference opponents Elon (Nov. 28), New Hampshire (Dec. 5), Liberty (Dec. 8), St. John’s (Dec. 12), VMI (Dec. 22) and Delaware (Dec. 27).

In addition to the Top of the World Classic and the game at Virginia Commonwealth, the Cavaliers’ road schedule features games with UVa’s eight ACC rivals, a neutral site game with Virginia Tech in Richmond (Jan. 27), and a game at Loyola (Md.) on December 30.

The 46th annual ACC Tournament is scheduled for March 4-7 in Charlotte, N.C.

Date       Opponent                         SiteNov. 3     Yugoslavia (Exhibition)          HomeNov. 7     California All-Stars (Exhib)     HomeNov. 13    Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Va.Nov. 20-22 Top of the World Classic         Fairbanks, AlaskaNov. 20    Virginia vs. ArkansasNov. 21    Virginia vs. TBDNov. 22    Virginia vs. TBD           (Alaska-Fairbanks, Nebraska, New Mexico State,            Villanova, Washington State, Wisconsin)Nov. 25    Hampton University               Home   Nov. 28    Elon College                     Home   

Dec. 1 Florida State University Home Dec. 5 University of New Hampshire Home Dec. 8 Liberty University Home Dec. 12 St. John’s University (N.Y.) Home Dec. 22 Virginia Military Institute HomeDec. 27 University of Delaware Home Dec. 30 Loyola College (Md.) Baltimore, Md. Jan. 2 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, N.C. Jan. 7 University of Maryland Home Jan. 10 Duke University Durham, N.C.Jan. 14 North Carolina State University Raleigh, N.C. Jan. 17 Clemson University Home Jan. 21 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C. Jan. 23 Georgia Tech Home Jan. 27 Virginia Tech Richmond, Va. Jan. 30 Florida State University Tallahassee, Fla.

Feb. 3 Wake Forest University Home Feb. 6 University of Maryland College Park, Md. Feb. 11 Duke University Home Feb. 14 North Carolina State University Home Feb. 17 Clemson University Clemson, S.C. Feb. 20 University of North Carolina Home Feb. 25 Georgia Tech Atlanta, Ga.

March 4-7 Atlantic Coast Conference Charlotte, N.C. TournamentThis schedule should be considered tentative and subject to change.

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