UNCASVILLE, Conn. – College basketball is officially back and the fourth-ranked Virginia will open its 2020-21 college basketball season against Towson University at the Mohegan Sun “Bubbleville” on Wednesday afternoon.
Tip-off time for this out of conference encounter at the Mohegan Sun Arena is set for 1:30 p.m. and FloHoops.com will be providing the live streaming coverage. You can also follow the live action on the Virginia Sports Radio Network, while live stats and score box of the game will be available on VirginiaSports.com and Virginia Sports app.
Following last season’s COVID-19 affected campaign, Virginia, the 2019 NCAA champion, will be hoping for a complete term this round. Before the season was halted last year, the Cavaliers had a 23-7 overall record and were 15-5 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Virginia enters this game with a 141-38 winning record in non-conference games under coach Tony Bennett and is 21-1 in its last 22 season-opening games. In a defensive game last season Bennett’s side came away with a 48-34 win at Syracuse.
The Cavaliers enters with a seven-game winning streak on opening night and are 93-22 all-time in their previous 115 season-opening games.
Meanwhile, Wednesday’s game will mark the seventh clash all-time between Virginia and Towson, with UVA winning the previous six matchups in Charlottesville, including the 73-42 win at John Paul Jones Arena to open the 2018-19 campaign.
The all-time series between these two ball clubs dates back to the 1985-86 season, while Bennett holds a 2-0 all-time record against the Tigers.
Towson opened its season last term with back-to-back wins over George Washington and Bryn Athyn, but will have its hands full against a more high-profile opponent come Wednesday afternoon.
The Tigers were 19-13 overall last season and 12-6 in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) conference play.
Their season ended with a 72-62 defeat to Northeastern in the quarterfinal stage of the CAA tournament.
Both Virginia and Towson will continue to feature at the Mohegan Sun “Bubbleville” throughout the week.