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UVa has beaten                   UVa    Date
#1 Maryland, 75-74          A    #2    02-11-92
#2 Louisiana Tech, 77-66    H    #8    12-20-86
#3 Tennessee, 69-64         H    NR    11-20-11
#3 NC State, 80-73          A    NR    01-17-00
#3 North Carolina, 83-74    H    #9    02-09-94
#4 North Carolina, 77-75    A    #15    01-12-94
#4 Tennessee, 79-75 OT     *N    #12    03-24-90
#5 Tennessee, 83-82         A    #16    11-17-08
#5 North Carolina, 88-78    A    #12    02-05-95
#5 North Carolina, 80-64    H    #12    01-31-95
#6 Old Dominion, 77-70      H    NR    01-14-82
#6 Old Dominion, 72-60     *H    #11    03-23-96
#6 Maryland, 86-72          H    NR    01-23-14
#7 NC State, 60-51          H    #21    02-20-00
#7 North Carolina, 105-100 3OT A #15    01-15-98
#7 Vanderbilt, 65-49        H    #14    12-01-96
#8 Louisville, 75-59        H    NR     03-01-15
#8 North Carolina, 69-59    H    NR    03-02-03
#8 Maryland, 89-81          H    #18    01-30-09
#8 Auburn, 84-71            N    #18    11-29-85
#8 Louisiana Tech, 63-62   *N    #10    03-23-95
#8 Rutgers, 89-75          *N    #10    03-24-88
#9 North Carolina, 87-68    H    NR    01-06-00
#9 Duke, 61-49              H    #25    01-30-00
#9 UNLV, 74-73              H    #15    12-02-89
#9 NC State, 67-64 ot      &N    #13    03-05-90
#10 Clemson, 67-66          A    #22    01-02-99
#11 Maryland, 60-57         A    NR    02-13-11
#11 Florida State, 68-63    A    #19    02-24-09
#11 Maryland, 71-57         H    #17    01-28-81
#11 NC State, 64-62         A    #13    01-11-97
#12 North Carolina, 73-67   H    #14    02-09-93
#14 Clemson, 77-76          A    #19    01-21-84
#15 Penn State, 88-69       H    NR    12-03-83
#15 Ohio State, 68-65       H    #17    01-08-94
#15 Clemson, 75-55          H    #19    01-31-99
#16 NC State, 77-64         H    NR    01-02-01
#16 NC State, 75-64         H    #20    01-12-84
#16 Maryland, 77-61         H    #17    01-31-84
#17 Boston College, 74-70  *H    #19    03-19-00
#17 Vanderbilt, 73-66       N    NR    11-23-12
#17 Florida State, 85-68    H    NR    01-19-14
#18 Virginia Tech, 78-59    A    NR    01-16-06
#18 Clemson, 83-75          H    NR    01-05-84
#20 North Carolina, 82-78 2OT H  21    02-15-10
#20 Maryland, 63-61         H    NR    02-20-05
#21 TCU, 59-55              N    NR    11-27-10
#21 Texas, 86-83            N    NR    11-23-07
#21 Arizona, 70-65          N    NR    11-28-03
#22 Old Dominion, 63-55     A    NR    11-22-02
#24 Florida State, 72-60    H    NR    03-03-13
#24 Florida State, 77-62    A    NR    01-31-05
#25 Boston College, 57-54  &N    NR    03-02-06
#25 Michigan, 78-64         N    NR    12-28-02


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Against the Best
Virginia has faced the nation's No. 1 ranked team 14 times:
 UVa has played                                UVa  Date 
 #1 Old Dominion, L 56-95               N      NR 3-2-80
 #1 Old Dominion, L 58-80               A     #10 12-4-84
 #1 Tennessee, L 76-84                 *N     #10 3-26-88
 #1 Tennessee, L 47-80                 *N      NR 3-23-89
 #1 Maryland, W, 75-74                  A      #2 2-11-92
 #1 Tennessee, L, 73-84                 N     #12 12-9-94
 #1 Connecticut, L 63-67               *A     #10 3-25-95
 #1 Duke, L 59-60                       H      NR 1-9-03
 #1 Duke, L 52-63                       H      NR 1-18-04
 #1 Duke, L 65-87                       H      NR 1-14-05
 #1 North Carolina, L 60-72             H      NR 2-12-06
 #1 North Carolina, L 56-82            &N      NR 3-3-06
 #1 Duke, L 61-76                       H      NR 2-2-07
 #1 Duke, L 58-79                      &N      NR 3-2-07


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Conversely, the Cavaliers have been upset 16 times when ranked among the nation's Top 10:
UVa has lost to                               UVA  Date
#4 Penn State, 71-73                    H      #1 1-3-91
#3 Maryland, 65-67                      H      #1 1-15-92
#4 Tennessee, 67-70 ot                **N      #2 3-31-91
#5 Rutgers, 58-81                       A      #4 1-13-87
#12 Maryland, 79-83                     A      #6 2-3-88
#22 Duke, 82-83 ot                     &N      #6 3-4-95
#10 Maryland, 70-76                    &N      #7 3-7-88
#18 Clemson, 45-57                      A      #7 1-28-96
#15 Connecticut, 63-74                  A      #8 12-11-93
#16 Kansas, 84-86                       N      #8 11-25-94
#22 Clemson, 67-75                     &N      #8 3-2-96
NR Duke, 74-84                          A      #9 1-16-90
#13 Ohio State, 84-91                   A      #9 1-2-93
#14 Duke, 69-72                         H      #9 2-10-96
#21 Clemson, 44-58                      H      #9 1-4-97
#17 NC State, 59-67                     H      #9 1-11-98

* = NCAA Tournament
& = ACC Tournament
**= National Championship game (New Orleans, La.)
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