No. 6 Virginia Returns To Action Against Cleveland State
|Cleveland State at No. 6 Virginia|
|Date & Time||Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 | 7 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | John Paul Jones Arena | 2014-15 Parking|
|Coverage||ESPNU/WatchESPN.com | Listen on Cavaliers Live ||
|Additional Information||2014-15 Tickets | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Game Notes|
Dec. 17, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 6 Virginia (9-0) hosts Cleveland State (5-5) in non-conference action on Thursday, Dec. 18. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 7 p.m.
â€¢ Virginia (9-0) meets Cleveland State (5-5) for the second time.
â€¢ Virginia seeks its first 10-0 start since 2000-01.
â€¢ The Cavaliers rank first in the nation in scoring defense (47.4 ppg) and third in field goal percentage defense (32.1%).
â€¢ UVa has held opponents under 70 points in a nation-leading 15 consecutive contests.
â€¢ UVa owns the nation’s eighth-longest home winning streak at 15 games.
â€¢ The Virginia-Cleveland State game will be televised on ESPNU and streamed online at WatchESPN.com.
â€¢ The game will be broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network, VirginiaSports.com and Virginia Athletics mobile app on iTunes or Android.
â€¢ Live statistics will be located on VirginiaSports.com and Virginia Sports app.
Virginia-Cleveland State Series
â€¢ UVa is 1-0 all-time against Cleveland State in the series that dates back to 2009-10.
â€¢ Virginia defeated Cleveland State 76-65 in the Cancun Challenge on Nov. 25, 2009, in Cancun, Mexico.
The Head Coaches
Virginia: Tony Bennett (Green Bay, 1992), 115-60 in six seasons at UVa and 184-93 in nine seasons overall.
Cleveland State: Gary Waters (Ferris State, 1975), 162-117 in nine seasons at CSU and 333-252 in 19 seasons overall.
Last Time vs. Cleveland State
â€¢ Sylven Landesberg paced five Cavaliers in double figures with 20 points in UVa’s 76-65 win over the Vikings in the Cancun Challenge on Nov. 25, 2009.
â€¢ Will Sherrill added 18 points, Mike Scott had 15 and Mustapha Farrakhan and Sammy Zeglinski added 11 and 10 points, respectively.
â€¢ Jeremy Montgomery led Cleveland State with 14 points and Aaron Pogue added 13.
â€¢ Former Cleveland State star and current Miami Heat guard Norris Cole chipped in 12 points, five assists and three steals.
â€¢ Virginia shot 52.8 percent and outrebounded the Vikings 32-18.
Virginia Moves Up to No. 6 in Latest Associated Press Poll
â€¢ UVa is ranked No. 6/5 in the latest Associated Press and USA Today coaches’ polls.
â€¢ The Cavaliers have been ranked in the top 10 for the first seven weeks of the season for the first time since 1982-83.
â€¢ The No. 9 AP preseason ranking was UVa’s best since a No. 1 ranking to start the 1982-83 season.
Last Time Out
â€¢ Justin Anderson tallied a season-high 21 points to lead the Cavaliers to a 74-57 win at VCU on Dec. 6.
â€¢ Anderson sparked Virginia’s second-best field goal shooting performance (68.3%) in school history in the win.
â€¢ Anthony Gill added 18 points and eight rebounds, and Malcolm Brogdon chipped in 15 points.
â€¢ Virginia outrebounded VCU 35-21 and had 18 assists on its 28 made field goals.
â€¢ VCU was paced by Treveon Graham’s 17 points and Melvin Johnson added 15 points.
On The Horizon
â€¢ Virginia hosts Harvard in a sold out non-conference tilt on Sunday, Dec. 21. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 12 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU.