Sept. 12, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Atlantic Coast Conference released the 2016-17 men’s basketball schedules for its member institutions on Monday (Sept. 12). Virginia will play 30 regular-season games, including 16 contests at John Paul Jones Arena.
The Cavaliers’ schedule is highlighted by home games against Duke, North Carolina, Louisville, Ohio State and West Virginia, and road contests at defending national champion Villanova, California, North Carolina, Syracuse and Louisville. In addition, UVA will play four games as part of the Emerald Coast Classic in November. Virginia will play a total of 14 games against 2016 NCAA Tournament teams.
Virginia will face each of the 14 conference opponents during its 18-game league schedule. The Cavaliers will play four schools home-and-away (Louisville, North Carolina, Pitt and Virginia Tech), five schools only at home (Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami and Wake Forest) and five schools only on the road (Boston College, Clemson, NC State, Notre Dame and Syracuse).
Virginia’s non-conference home schedule is highlighted by its ACC/Big Ten Challenge contest against Ohio State (Nov. 30) and a match-up with Big 12 foe West Virginia (Dec. 3). The Cavaliers will travel to California (Dec. 21) and reigning NCAA champion Villanova (Jan. 29). In addition, UVA battles Iowa (Nov. 25) and Memphis or Providence (Nov. 26) at the Emerald Coast Classic in Niceville, Fla.
Virginia’s home games against Louisville (Feb. 6), Miami (Feb. 20) and North Carolina (Feb. 27) will be featured on ESPN’s ACC Big Monday. The Cavaliers will play 11 games on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU, six contests will be televised by the ACC Network, and UVA’s game at Villanova (Jan. 29) will be televised on Fox.
Virginia returns starters London Perrantes (Los Angeles), Isaiah Wilkins (Lilburn, Ga.) and Devon Hall (Virginia Beach, Va.) from last year’s team that recorded 29 wins and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight. Marial Shayok (Ottawa, Canada), Darius Thompson (Murfreesboro, Tenn.), Jarred Reuter (Marion, Mass.), Jack Salt (Auckland, N.Z.) and transfer Austin Nichols (Collierville, Tenn.) also return to the Cavaliers, who finished second nationally in scoring defense under eighth-year head coach Tony Bennett.
Virginia men’s basketball season tickets are sold out for the 2016-17 season. For some home games, a limited number of single-game tickets will be available for purchase. The on-sale dates for single-game tickets will be announced on Monday, Oct. 10. For more information about men’s basketball tickets, please call the Virginia athletics ticket office at 1-800-542-UVA1 (8821) or visit VirginiaSports.com/tickets.
2016-17 Virginia Men’s Basketball Schedule
|Friday, Nov. 11||at UNC-Greensboro||7 p.m.||TBA|
|Tueday, Nov. 15||St. Francis Brooklyn ^||TBA||ACC Network Extra|
|Sunday, Nov. 20||Yale||TBA||ACC Network Extra|
|Tuesday, Nov. 22||Grambling State ^||TBA||ACC Network Extra|
|Friday, Nov. 25||vs. Iowa ^||7 p.m.||CBS Sports Network|
|Saturday, Nov. 26||vs. Memphis/Providence ^||4 / 7 p.m.||CBS Sports Network|
|Wednesday, Nov. 30||Ohio State &||9 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Saturday, Dec.3||West Virginia||2 p.m.||ESPNU|
|Tuesday, Dec.6||East Carolina||TBA||ACC Network Extra|
|Saturday, Dec. 17||Robert Morris||TBA||TBA|
|Wednesday, Dec. 21||at California||10 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Wednesday, Dec. 28||at Louisville||TBA||ESPN2|
|Saturday, Dec. 31||Florida State *||2 p.m.||ESPNU|
|Wednesday, Jan.4||at Pittsburgh *||9 p.m.||RSN|
|Sunday, Jan.8||Wake Forest *||8 p.m.||ESPNU|
|Saturday, Jan. 14||at Clemson *||Noon||ACC Network|
|Wednesday, Jan. 18||at Boston College *||8 p.m.||ACC Network|
|Saturday, Jan.21||Georgia Tech *||2 p.m.||ACC Network|
|Tuesday, Jan. 24||at Notre Dame *||8 p.m.||ACC Network|
|Sunday, Jan. 29||at Villanova||1 p.m.||Fox|
|Wednesday, Feb. 1||Virginia Tech *||8 p.m.||ACC Network|
|Saturday, Feb. 4||at Syracuse *||Noon||ESPN or ESPN2|
|Monday, Feb.6||Louisville *||7 p.m.||ESPN|
|Sunday, Feb.12||at Virginia Tech *||6:30 p.m.||ESPNU|
|Wednesday, Feb. 15||Duke *||9 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Saturday, Feb.18||at North Carolina *||TBA||ESPN or ESPN2|
|Monday, Feb. 20||Miami *||7 p.m.||ESPN|
|Saturday, Feb. 25||at NC State *||TBA||ESPN or ESPN2|
|Monday, Feb. 27||North Carolina*||7 p.m.||ESPN|
|Saturday, March 4||Pittsburgh *||Noon||ACC Network|
All times Eastern
^ – Emerald Coast Classic (Games on Nov. 25-26 in Niceville, Fla.)
& – ACC/Big Ten Challenge
* – ACC Game
The ACC’s Regional Sports Network (RSN) consists of FOX Sports South; ÂÂFOX Sports Carolinas; FOX Sports Florida; FOX Sports Sun; FOX Sports Midwest; FOX Sports Indiana; YES Network; NESN; Root Sports Pittsburgh; CSN Mid-Atlantic
ACC Network Extra
The ACC’s Regional Sports Network (RSN) consists of FOX Sports South; FOX Sports Carolinas; FOX Sports Florida; FOX Sports Sun; FOX Sports Midwest; FOX Sports Indiana; YES Network; NESN; Root Sports Pittsburgh; CSN Mid-Atlantic
What is ACC Network Extra?
ACC Network Extra is an Atlantic Coast Conference dedicated live-events digital network available to authenticated subscribers of ESPN3 available on WatchESPN and the ESPN app. More than 600 sporting events will be available to stream through the channel.
How do I get access to ACC Network Extra?
ESPN3 subscribers can “authenticate” at WatchESPN.com. If you are already an authenticated user, you will automatically have access to ACC Network Extra when it launches in August.
Do I need a subscription to access ACC Network Extra?
Yes. You must be an ESPN3 subscriber to have access to ACC Network Extra content.
Where can I watch ACC Network Extra?
ACC Network Extra is a dedicated digital channel within WatchESPN and the ESPN app. In addition to the ESPN app, WatchESPN content is accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices. It is available on Amazon Fire TV and the Fire TV Stick, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
What will be available on ACC Network Extra?
600 exclusive live sporting events annually.