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GREENSBORO, N.C.-A 16-game home schedule featuring eight games against Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) opponents and including games against Michigan in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and George Mason highlights the Virginia men’s basketball team’s 2011-12 schedule released Wednesday (Aug. 24) by the ACC. UVa will also host Green Bay, the alma mater of Virginia head coach Tony Bennett.

Among the teams scheduled to visit UVa’s John Paul Jones Arena during the 2011-12 season in addition to George Mason, Michigan and Green Bay are ACC opponents Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. The Cavaliers also host non-conference opponents Longwood, Maryland-Eastern Shore, South Carolina State, Towson and Winthrop.

Bennett is a 1992 graduate of Green Bay and is the school’s men’s basketball career scoring leader with 2,285 points.

UVa’s 2011-12 road schedule features three games at the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam along with games at LSU, Oregon and Seattle, and eight games against ACC opponents. The Cavaliers are scheduled to play ACC games at Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, North Carolina, NC State and Virginia Tech.

Virginia plays TCU in the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam on Nov. 18 and the Cavaliers will play either Drexel or Norfolk State in their second game. Other teams participating in the tournament include Drake, Marquette, Mississippi and Winthrop.

The Cavaliers open the season against South Carolina State at the John Paul Jones Arena on Nov. 13.

The 2012 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament is scheduled for March 8-11 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga.

Virginia will play at least nine games against teams that participated in the 2011 NCAA Tournament, at least four games against teams that participated in the 2011 National Invitation Tournament and will play 2011 College Basketball Invitational Tournament Champion Oregon.

All of Virginia’s ACC games will be televised as will the Michigan game in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. If additional non-conference games are televised that information will be released at a later date.

Season tickets for the 2011-12 Virginia men’s basketball season are currently on sale.

All courtside seats and lower level seats in UVa’s John Paul Jones Arena must be purchased as part of a season ticket. Season tickets in the lower level cost $405 and require an annual contribution to the Virginia Athletics Foundation (VAF) and a gift to the John Paul Jones Arena project.

There are four upper level season ticket price options: $150, $200, $320 and $405. UVa faculty and staff may purchase up to four season tickets at a 20 percent discount. Virginia alumni who graduated between 2007-11 may purchase a season ticket in the upper level for $120. An annual contribution to VAF and a gift to the John Paul Jones Arena project may be required for some upper level seat locations. A three-month payment plan option is available for all season ticket purchases made by the Sept. 12 priority deadline.

Men’s basketball season ticket holders are eligible to take advantage of a host of benefits, including participation in a rewards program, the opportunity to purchase reserved parking and single-game tickets in advance of the public, and the opportunity to transfer or return tickets electronically. Season ticket holders will also be invited to an exclusive Meet the Team day at John Paul Jones Arena.

Fans can purchase tickets online at and in-person at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 1-800-542-UVA1 (8821) or locally at 434-924-UVA1 (8821).

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