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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/ | 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.

For Openers
• Virginia (9-0) meets Cleveland State (5-5) for the second time.
• Virginia seeks its first 10-0 start since 2000-01.
• The Cavaliers rank first in the nation in scoring defense (47.4 ppg) and third in field goal percentage defense (32.1%).
• UVa has held opponents under 70 points in a nation-leading 15 consecutive contests.
• UVa owns the nation’s eighth-longest home winning streak at 15 games.

Broadcast Information
• The Virginia-Cleveland State game will be televised on ESPNU and streamed online at
• The game will be broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network, and Virginia Athletics mobile app on iTunes or Android.
• Live statistics will be located on and Virginia Sports app.

Virginia-Cleveland State Series
• UVa is 1-0 all-time against Cleveland State in the series that dates back to 2009-10.
• 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
• 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.
• Will Sherrill added 18 points, Mike Scott had 15 and Mustapha Farrakhan and Sammy Zeglinski added 11 and 10 points, respectively.
• Jeremy Montgomery led Cleveland State with 14 points and Aaron Pogue added 13.
• Former Cleveland State star and current Miami Heat guard Norris Cole chipped in 12 points, five assists and three steals.
• Virginia shot 52.8 percent and outrebounded the Vikings 32-18.

Virginia Moves Up to No. 6 in Latest Associated Press Poll
• UVa is ranked No. 6/5 in the latest Associated Press and USA Today coaches’ polls.
• The Cavaliers have been ranked in the top 10 for the first seven weeks of the season for the first time since 1982-83.
• The No. 9 AP preseason ranking was UVa’s best since a No. 1 ranking to start the 1982-83 season.

Last Time Out
• Justin Anderson tallied a season-high 21 points to lead the Cavaliers to a 74-57 win at VCU on Dec. 6.
• Anderson sparked Virginia’s second-best field goal shooting performance (68.3%) in school history in the win.
• Anthony Gill added 18 points and eight rebounds, and Malcolm Brogdon chipped in 15 points.
• Virginia outrebounded VCU 35-21 and had 18 assists on its 28 made field goals.
• VCU was paced by Treveon Graham’s 17 points and Melvin Johnson added 15 points.

On The Horizon
• 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.

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