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Nov. 27, 2004


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The Series vs. Richmond
Virginia holds a 49-36 lead in the series against Richmond that dates back 90 years. The first meeting took place in the 1914-15 season with UVa winning 39-13 at home. Virginia won the most recent meeting, a 69-65 victory at the Robins Center in Richmond on December 21, 1999. The Spiders won the prior meeting 83-79 in double overtime on November 16, 1997 at the Robins Center. Only two of the 85 games in the series have gone into overtime and in both instances the games were decided in double overtime. The first double overtime game was played in the 1946-47 season with UVa winning at home 55-54.

The Cavaliers have won 12 of the last 15 meetings vs. the Spiders dating back to the 1968-69 campaign.

This will only be the second time in the last eight meetings (and third in the last 16) that University Hall is the site of the contest. The last two meetings (1999-00 and 1997-98 seasons) were played at the Robins Center. On January 30, 1997, UVa won 83-66 at University Hall. The Richmond Coliseum was the site of the meetings in the 1985-86, 1989-90 and 1991-92 seasons.

Virginia vs. the Atlantic 10
The Cavaliers are 85-72 (.541) against the 12 schools in the Atlantic 10 conference. Most of the games occurred prior to a school’s membership in the A-10.

In all games against the current membership of the A-10, Virginia is 49-36 vs. Richmond, 25-23 vs. George Washington, 3-2 vs. Temple, 2-0 vs. Dayton and Massachusetts, 2-6 vs. St. Joseph’s, 1-0 vs. Xavier, 1-1 vs. Rhode Island and 0-2 vs. Fordham and LaSalle. The Cavaliers have never played Duquesne or St. Bonaventure.

There have been 18 schools that have been members of the Atlantic 10 Conference at one time or another since 1976-77. These schools include several current members of the Big East conference. Virginia is 16-3 against these schools at the time they were in the Atlantic 10.

Virginia’s last game against an Atlantic 10 team was vs. George Washington in the first round of the 2004 National Invitation Tournament. The Cavaliers won 79-66 at home in University Hall.

Virginia vs. In-State Teams

This is the Cavaliers’ first of three games this season against an in-state opponent. In the last 27 seasons (since 1977-78), UVa is 110-15 (.880) against in-state opponents and has won its last 10 in-state home games.

UVa won all four games against in-state opponents last season. The Cavaliers defeated Virginia Tech 80-65 (Nov. 28), VMI 78-56 (Dec. 5), James Madison 90-80 (Dec. 16), and William & Mary 84-71 (Jan. 5) in 2003-04.

Virginia had its 15-game in-state winning streak snapped with a 73-55 loss at Virginia Tech (Jan. 21) in the 2002-03 season. Virginia also posted a 77-58 victory over Liberty (Dec. 30) in 2002-03. Prior to losing to the Hokies during the 2002-03 season, UVa’s most recent in-state loss was a 69-64 setback to Liberty (Jan. 7) in U-Hall in the 1997-98 season.

In 2001-2002, Virginia registered home victories against Virginia Tech (69-61 – Dec. 1) and VMI (93-59 – Jan. 24).

In the 2000-2001 season, the Cavaliers won both of their contests against in-state opponents. UVa defeated Virginia Tech 64-48 (Nov. 24) in Blacksburg and VMI 89-70 (Dec. 4) in Lexington.

In 1999-2000, Virginia was 4-0 against in-state opponents with the four victories coming against VMI 98-57 (Nov. 21) at University Hall, Hampton 102-56 (Dec. 10) at the Hampton Convocation Center, Richmond 69-65 (Dec. 21) at the Robins Center, and Virginia Tech 71-66 in overtime (Jan. 24) at the Richmond Coliseum.

In 1998-99, the Cavaliers’ were 5-0 against in-state opponents defeating Hampton, Liberty, Virginia Commonwealth, VMI and Virginia Tech. In the 1997-98 season, the Cavaliers were 5-2 against in-state foes. The two losses were the most against state teams since the 1987-88 season when UVa was 1-3 vs. state teams.

Pete Gillen is 19-3 against Virginia schools as a collegiate head coach. He is 5-0 vs. VMI, 2-0 vs. Hampton and Liberty, 1-0 vs. Richmond, James Madison and William & Mary, 6-2 vs. Virginia Tech, and 1-1 vs. VCU.

Gillen’s Xavier team defeated Virginia Tech 85-52 in 1993-94, while his 1994-95 Providence team lost to the Hokies 91-78 in the NIT. In the 1993-94 season, Gillen’s Xavier team lost to VCU 79-76.

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