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2019 ACC/Big Ten Challenge: Virginia at Purdue GameThread & How to Watch

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While good, this game can’t live up to the matchup just 8 months ago.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-South Regional-Purdue vs Virginia Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue fans have waited a little over 8 months for this rematch. Purdue has struggled this season offensively, so there is definitely apprehension as Purdue faces the nation’s best defensive team, but hopefully some Mackey magic can carry the day. It is not an exact rematch with De’Andre Hunter, Carsen Edwards, Kyle Guy, Ryan Cline, Jack Salt, and Grady Eifert gone, but it still should be a dandy.

From: Charlottesville, VA

Game Location: Mackey Arena (14,240)

Date: December 4, 2019

Time: 7:15pm ET

TV: ESPN2

Radio: Boilermaker Sports Network

Odds: Purdue by 2.5

NET: 1

KenPom: 3

2018-19 Record: 35-3, 16-2 ACC (ACC Regular Season Champion & NCAA Champion)

2019-20 Record: 7-0, 1-0 ACC

Record vs. Purdue: Virginia leads 2-1

Last Purdue win: 61-59 at Purdue on 11/29/2006

Last Virginia win: 80-75 (OT) on 3/30/2019 in Louisville, KY (NCAA Tournament Elite 8)

Opponent Blog: Streaking the Lawn

NCAA Tournament History: 23 appearances, last in 2019. 2019 NCAA Champion

Coach: Tony Bennett (261-89 in 11th season at Virginia. 330-122 overall).