Cavaliers Battle Duke on Monday
|Virginia at No. 16/13 NC State|
|Date & Time||Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 | 7 p.m.|
|Location||Durham, N.C. | Cameron Indoor Stadium|
|Coverage||ESPN | Listen on Cavaliers Live | Gametracker | WatchESPN.com|
|Additional Information||2013-14 Ticket Information | Twitter | Facebook | Game Notes|
Jan. 12, 2014
DURHAM, N.C. – Virginia (12-4, 3-0 ACC) completes its two-game ACC road trip at Duke (12-4, 1-2 ACC) on Monday, Jan. 13. Tipoff at Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314) is set for 7 p.m.
The Virginia-Duke game will be televised on ESPN and online at WatchESPN.com. The game will be broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network and Sirius (Channel 91) and XM (Channel 91) satellite radio stations. Live statistics (GameTracker) are 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.
• Virginia aims for its fourth consecutive win and first 4-0 ACC start since 1994-95, when its fourth win was a 91-88 double overtime win vs. Duke on Jan. 14, 1995, marking its last win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
• The Cavaliers look to snap their 15-game losing streak at Duke.
• As of Jan. 12, Virginia is tied for first in the ACC with a 3-0 record, while Duke is tied for seventh at 1-2.
• Virginia is 0-2 vs. ranked opponents this season and 7-15 against ranked foes under head coach Tony Bennett.
• The Cavaliers rank third in the nation in scoring defense at 55.2 points per game.
• Virginia aims for its first three-game ACC road-winning streak since 2006-07 (Jan. 24-Feb. 6 – NC State, Clemson and Maryland).
The Head Coaches
Virginia: Tony Bennett (Green Bay, 1992), 88-57 in five seasons at UVa and 157-90 in eight seasons overall.
Duke: Mike Krzyzewski (Army, 1969), 896-242 in 34 seasons at Duke and 969-301 in 39 seasons overall.
All-Time vs. Duke
• Virginia (12-4) meets Duke (12-4) for the 165th time.
• Virginia is 49-115 all-time vs. Duke, including a 10-55 mark in Durham, in the series that dates back to 1910-11.
• The Cavaliers are 2-8 in their last 10 games vs. Duke and 3-17 in their last 20.
• Virginia defeated Duke 73-68 last season in Charlottesville behind Joe Harris’ career-high 36 points.
Last Time vs. Duke
• Virginia ended an eight-game losing streak vs. then-No. 3 Duke with a 73-68 win in Charlottesville on Feb. 28, 2013.
• Joe Harris went 12-of-20 from the field and 10-of-12 from the free throw line en route to his career-best 36 points. • Akil Mitchell added 19 points and a game-high 12 rebounds as Virginia ended an 11-year drought of defeating a top-5 team.
• Seth Curry had 28 points and Quinn Cook added 22 for Duke.
• Virginia outrebounded Duke 36-26, and held the Blue Devils to 39.6 percent shooting (21-of-53).
Last Time Out
• The Cavaliers defeated NC State 78-45, marking their largest margin of victory (31 points) against the Wolfpack in Raleigh in series history.
• Mike Tobey and Joe Harris led UVa with 16 points each, while Malcolm Brogdon added 13 points and Akil Mitchell had a game-high 12 rebounds. London Perrantes added a game-high five assists and no turnovers.
• Virginia limited the nation’s fifth-leading scorer T.J. Warren (23. 4 ppg) to just four points.
• The Cavaliers shot a season-best 83.3 percent (15-of-18) from the charity stripe.
• The Cavaliers had seven turnovers, their second lowest total this season (6 at Florida State).
• UVa held NC State to 28.9 percent (13-of-45) from the floor and outrebounded the Wolfpack, 40-28.
• The 31-point loss was NC State’s most lopsided loss at home since 1993.
• The 31-point road win was the second highest for UVa under Tony Bennett (32 at Georgia Tech, Jan. 19, 2012).
About the Cavaliers
Virginia has three consecutive games after losing by 35 points at Tennessee on Dec. 30. The Cavaliers re-established their identity with wins over Florida State (62-50), Wake Forest (74-51) and NC State (76-45) to begin ACC play.
The Cavaliers’ success has been highlighted by its third-ranked defense, rebounding and balanced scoring. The Cavaliers are yielding 55.2 points per game and grabbing 55.7 percent of the rebounds, ruling the glass in 13 of 16 games and enjoying a +8.6 average rebound margin per game. UVa also ranks eighth in the nation in field goal percentage defense at 36.9 percent.
Virginia is averaging 65.9 points per game, marking their highest total under head coach Tony Bennett. Virginia is averaging 25.9 bench points and has scored 43.3 percent of its points in the paint.
UVa sports a balanced scoring attack, led by All-ACC performer Joe Harris at 10.7 points per game. Harris suffered a concussion at Florida State, but returned to action against Wake Forest. Versatile guard Justin Anderson, who has led Virginia in scoring in four of the last six games, has recorded 9.6 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. Malcolm Brogdon is second on the team in scoring (10.1 ppg) and rebounding (5.3 rpg) and has added a team-leading 1.2 steals per game. Anthony Gill, who has led the team in scoring in four games, has registered 8.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. Mike Tobey has chipped in 7.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per game, while Akil Mitchell has added 6.6 points and a team-best 6.4 rebounds per game. Freshman point guard London Perrantes leads the Cavaliers with 3.4 assists per game.
• Virginia hosts Florida State on Saturday, Jan. 18. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 12 p.m.