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Davidson at No. 3 Virginia
Date & Time Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 | 6 p.m.
Location Charlottesville, Va. | John Paul Jones Arena | 2014-15 Parking
Coverage ESPNU/ | Listen on Cavaliers Live |
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Dec. 29, 2014

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 3 Virginia (11-0) closes out non-conference regular season action against Davidson (9-1) on Tuesday, Dec. 30. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 6 p.m. The game is sold out.

For Openers
• Virginia (11-0) seeks its first 12-0 start since 1981-82.
• A win over Davidson would give Virginia its fourth undefeated non-conference regular season since joining the ACC in 1953-54 (1978, 1982 and 2001).
• UVa leads the nation in scoring defense at 46.2 points per game, while Davidson leads the nation in scoring at 87.7 points per game.
• The Cavaliers have shot 50 percent or better for four consecutive games, their longest streak since five games in 1990-91.
• UVa has held opponents under 70 points in a nation-leading 17 consecutive contests.
• UVa owns the nation’s eighth-longest home winning streak at 17 games.
• The Cavaliers limited Harvard and Rutgers to 27 points and 26 points, respectively, marking the first and second fewest points allowed by the Cavaliers in the shot clock era.

Post-Game Autograph Session
• Virginia basketball players will be available for post-game autographs at John Paul Jones Arena from 8:15-8:45 p.m.

Broadcast Information
• The Virginia-Davidson 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.

The Head Coaches
Virginia: Tony Bennett (Green Bay, 1992), 117-60 in six seasons at UVa and 186-93 in nine seasons overall.
Davidson: Bob McKillop (Hofstra, 1972), 481-293 in 26 seasons at Davidson.

UVa Ranked in Top 10 For Nine Straight Weeks
• UVa is ranked No. 3 in the latest Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls.
• The Cavaliers have been ranked in the top 10 for the first nine 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.

Series History
• UVa sports an 11-4 mark, including a 6-2 mark in Charlottesville, against Davidson in the series that dates back to 1920-21.
• UVa has a seven-game winning streak against the Wildcats, including a 70-57 win last season in Charlotte, N.C.
• The Cavaliers will meet Davidson in Charlottesville for the first time since Jan. 21, 1991, and for the first time at John Paul Jones Arena.
• Virginia has defeated Davidson by 13 or more points in each of the last three contests.

Last Time Out
• Mike Tobey tallied 15 points and 10 rebounds and Malcolm Brogdon added 15 points as Virginia defeated Harvard 76-27 on Dec. 21.
• Virginia led Harvard 39-8 at halftime and limited the Crimson to a 1-20 effort from the field in the first half.
• Harvard’s one first-half field goal tied the NCAA record for fewest made field goals in a half in the shot clock era (Savannah State, one second-half field goal at Kansas State on Jan. 7, 2008).
• UVa limited Harvard to just 16 percent (8-50) field goal shooting overall, marking the lowest field goal percentage by a Virginia opponent (previous low was 19 percent by Mississippi Valley State on Dec. 8, 2012).
• The Cavaliers shot 59.6 percent from the field and outrebounded the Crimson 45-25.

Last Time vs. Davidson
• Virginia posted a 70-57 win over Davidson on Nov. 16, 2013, at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C.
• Malcolm Brogdon had 17 points and Mike Tobey added a season-high 18 points to lead Virginia.
• Justin Anderson added 12 points and Akil Mitchell had 11 as the Cavaliers outscored Davidson, 36-8, in the paint.
• Mitchell added nine rebounds as UVa outrebounded Davidson 42-30.
• UVa shot 52.1 percent (25-of-48) from the floor and 76.2 percent (16-of-21) from the charity stripe.

On The Horizon
• Virginia opens ACC play at Miami on Saturday, Jan. 3. Tipoff at BankUnited Center is set for 5:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

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