Virginia wasn’t one of the first major stories of the season in the ACC, but it may be the last.
The Jabari Parker Watch was alive at Duke for most of the early part of the year, and Syracuse started 25-0 with a series of wild finishes.
The Cavaliers, though, may end up as league champions after Saturday. Virginia ascended to the ACC lead last week and will play their biggest game in decades against the Orange.
For its part, Syracuse is trying to reassert itself after a series of close calls and two losses in recent weeks.