Virginia to welcome Florida State to tip-off ACC hoops slate

The Cavaliers return 5 starters from last season’s 21-14 squad that reached the NIT quarterfinals

Virginia Cavaliers guard Reece Beekman (2) during NCAA game against Providence Friars at the Roman Legend Classic tournament, Tuesday Nov. 23, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

ROANOKE, Va. – Like the rest of the ACC schools, the University of Virginia had its ACC schedule released for the upcoming 2022-2023 season.

Virginia will open conference play with Florida State on Saturday, December 3--one of its 10 home games slated to be played at John Paul Jones Arena. The Cavaliers will look forward to its much anticipated Commonwealth Clash versus Virginia Tech on January 18 in Charlottesville and on February 4 in Blacksburg.

The Cavaliers return 5 starters from last season’s NIT quarterfinals squad including the likes of Kihei Clark, Reece Beekman, Jayden Gardner, Kadin Shedrick, Armaan Franklin, Francisco Caffaro and Taine Murray. Transfer Ben Vander Plas (Ohio University) will be among the five newcomers to Tony Bennett’s squad.

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