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Nov. 25, 2014

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Virginia Game Notes
No. 8 Virginia 79, Tennessee State 36
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Team Notes

  • The Cavaliers extended their home-court winning streak to 15 games (14 of the 15 victories during the streak have been by double digits)
  • Virginia opens a season 5-0 for the first time under sixth-year head coach Tony Bennett and first since 2007-08
  • Virginia improved to 39-2 when holding opponents under 50 points during the Bennett era
  • The 36 points allowed by Virginia tied for the third-lowest total by an opponent in the shot clock era
  • Virginia held its opponent under 40 points for the 10th time in the Bennett era (second this season) and the 13th time in the shot clock era
  • Virginia has held opponents under 33 percent shooting in each of its five games.
  • Virginia led 42-17 at the half, limiting its opponent to less than 20 points in the first half for the first time since Jan. 25, 2014 at Virginia Tech (UVa led 34-17)
  • Virginia’s 43-point margin of victory was its most since a 45-point win over Grambling on Dec. 30, 2001 (112-67)

Player Notes

  • Justin Anderson (20 pts) scored in double figures for the fifth consecutive game (32nd time in his career)
  • Anderson has led the Cavaliers in scoring in all five games this season
  • Anderson matched a career high with five 3-pointers
  • Anthony Gill (16 pts) scored in double figures for the third time this season (19th time in his UVa career)
  • Gill tied a career high with nine rebounds
  • Mike Tobey had his first career double-double, tallying 13 points and a career high 16 rebounds
  • Tobey scored in double figures for the third time this season (23rd time in his career)
  • B.J. Stith (4 pts) scored his first career points at Virginia
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