Virginia Entertains Hampton on Nov. 26
|Hampton at Virginia|
|Date & Time||Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 | 7 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | John Paul Jones Arena|
|Coverage||ESPN3 | Listen on Cavaliers Live | Gametracker|
|Additional Information||2013-14 Ticket Information | Twitter | Facebook | Game Notes | Watch Coach Bennett’s Postgame Press Conference|
Nov. 25, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Virginia (4-1) hosts Hampton (2-3) in the second round of the Corpus Christi Challenge on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena (14,593) is set for 7 p.m. ET.
Virginia (4-1) hosts Hampton (2-3) in the second round of the Corpus Christi Challenge on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena (14,593) is set for 7 p.m. ET.
The game will be streamed online at ESPN3.com and broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network. Live statistics (GameTracker) will be located on VirginiaSports.com, as well as the Virginia Sports app, which is available free of charge through iTunes. Fans can also follow the game via Twitter at @UVaMensHoops.
Single-game tickets may be purchased online at VirginiaSports.com/tickets. Fans may also purchase tickets through the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office by telephone and in person. The ticket office is located in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium and open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Telephone purchases can be made by calling 1-800-542-8821. Tickets may also be purchased on game day at the JPJ box office starting at 5:30 p.m.
• The Cavaliers defeated Liberty 75-53 in the first round of the challenge, while the Pirates lost to Missouri State, 81-67.
• Virginia is 6-0 all-time against Hampton and 20-0 all-time vs. Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opponents.
• UVa is 47-19 against non-conference opponents during the Tony Bennett era.
• The Cavaliers rank second nationally in scoring defense at 50.4 points per game.
• Virginia is outscoring opponents 130-50 in bench points, averaging 26 per game.
• UVa’s average margin of victory is 20 points.
• Tony Bennett aims for his 150th career win.
• Virginia leads Hampton, 6-0, in the all-time series that dates back to 1998-99.
• Virginia is 5-0 vs. Hampton in Charlottesville, including a 4-0 mark at John Paul Jones Arena.
• UVa’s average margin of victory in the series is 30.6 points per game.
• Virginia posted an 80-54 win over Hampton in the last meeting on Dec. 23, 2009.
The Head Coaches
Virginia: Tony Bennett (Green Bay, 1992), 80-54 in five seasons at UVa and 149-87 in eight seasons overall.
Hampton: Edward Joyner, Jr. (Johnson C. Smith, 1995), 66-68 in five seasons at Hampton.
Virginia Receiving Votes in Latest National Polls
Virginia is receiving votes in the latest Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls. The Cavaliers were ranked No. 24 in the AP preseason poll, marking their first preseason AP top 25 ranking since being ranked No. 11 to start the 2001-02 season.
About the Cavaliers
Virginia ranks second nationally in scoring defense at 50.4 points per game, limiting opponents to 35 percent shooting from the floor. UVa has outrebounded each of its first five opponents, enjoying a +14.2 average rebound margin per game. The Cavaliers are averaging 65.8 points per game and have outscored their opponents 176-84 in the paint. UVa sports a balanced scoring attack, led by Malcolm Brogdon at 12.2 points per game. Anthony Gill and senior Joe Harris are each averaging 9.8 points, while Mike Tobey is averaging 9.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Darion Atkins leads the team in rebounding at 6.6 per game and Akil Mitchell has added 8.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. Freshman London Perrantes has just five turnovers in his first five collegiate games.
Last Time Out
Virginia defeated Liberty, 75-53, on Nov. 23 at JPJ. Anthony Gill led UVa in scoring for the third time with 13 points, while Malcolm Brogdon added 12. Darion Atkins chipped in seven points and nine rebounds off the bench as UVa collected 41 points from its reserves. UVa made a season-high nine 3-pointers as Justin Anderson, Evan Nolte and Brogdon sank two apiece. Virginia dominated the glass for the fourth straight game, outrebounding the Flames 35-28.
Virginia plays SMU in the semifinals of the Corpus Christi Challenge on Friday, Nov. 29. Tipoff at American Bank Center Arena is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.