In a game that was originally scheduled to tip-off at 7 p.m., the battle between the Terps and Cavaliers will have to wait its turn as President Barack Obama welcomes French President Francois Hollande's for a visit to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's historic estate, which is also located in Charlottesville. But the show must go on, and the game will now tip-off at 9 p.m. Fans attending the game should be prepared for potential traffic delays in the Charlottesville area between 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
This will be a true test for Maryland, and a good gauge to see where this team truly is at this point in the season. After a 12-point, home victory over Florida State on Saturday, the Terps continued the trend of playing much better at home (9-3) than they have on the road (2-5) this season. But that could mean that Maryland is due for a quality road win, heading into Charlottesville.
It won't come easy though against a Virginia team that has one of the best, if not the best, defense in the ACC. And you can't forget about that guy Joe Harris. The Terps' defense started to look much better against Florida State, and the three ball was falling for Seth Allen and company, which are two keys for Maryland in this game. The Cavaliers are riding a seven-game winning streak and will have plenty to get hype for in their last conference game against Maryland in John Paul Jones Arena. However, the two teams will meet again, one final time as ACC opponents, in College Park on March 9.
Rankings and records: At the time of this writing, Virginia is ranked No. 20 in the AP Poll, with a record of 19-5 (10-1 ACC). Maryland is unranked and sports a record of 14-10 (6-5). The all-time record between the schools is 106-73 in favor of Maryland, but Virginia is 45-41 in their home games of this series that dates back to the 1912-1913 season.
Vegas: Virginia is a 10.5-point favorite.
How to witness
Date, time and location: Monday, February 10, 2014. 9:00 PM. John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia.
Radio: Terrapin Sports Radio Network - Johnny Holliday (Play-by-Play), Chris Knoche (Analyst), Walt Williams (Sideline); Flagships - WJZ-FM (105.7) / WJZ-AM (1300) / ESPN 980 (D.C.) Sirius 134, XM 196, WMUC Sports
Online streaming: WatchESPN
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