No. 2 Virginia Hosts Georgia Tech on Thursday
|Georgia Tech at No. 2 Virginia|
|Date & Time||Thursday, Jan. 22, 2014 | 8 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | John Paul Jones Arena | 2014-15 Parking|
|Coverage||ACC Network | ESPN3.com | Listen on Cavaliers Live ||
|Additional Information||2014-15 Tickets | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Game Notes|
Jan. 21, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 2 Virginia (17-0, 5-0 ACC) hosts Georgia Tech (9-8, 0-5 ACC) in ACC action on Thursday, Jan. 22. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 8 p.m.
â€¢ Virginia (17-0) is off to its best start since the 1980-81 season when that team led by legendary center Ralph Sampson started 23-0.
â€¢ UVa has started 5-0 in ACC play for the first time since the 1980-81 team started 12-0.
â€¢ Virginia is first in the ACC at 5-0, while Georgia Tech is 15th at 0-5.
â€¢ UVa ranks second in the nation in scoring defense at 50.6 points per game.
â€¢ UVa owns the nation’s seventh-longest home winning streak at 20 games.
â€¢ The Cavaliers have won 13 of their 17 games by 11 or more points.
â€¢ The Virginia-Georgia Tech game will be televised on the ACC Network and streamed online at ESPN3.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.
Single-game tickets for the Virginia-Georgia Tech contest may be purchased online at VirginiaSports.com/tickets or through the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office by telephone and in person. The ticket office is located in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium and open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Telephone purchases can be made by calling 1-800-542-UVA1 (8821) or locally at 434-924-UVA1 (8821). Tickets may also be purchased on game day at the JPJ box office starting at 6:30 p.m.
The Head Coaches
Virginia: Tony Bennett (Green Bay, 1992), 123-60 in six seasons at UVa and 192-93 in nine seasons overall.
Georgia Tech: Brian Gregory (Oakland, 1990), 52-60 in four seasons at Georgia Tech and 224-154 in 12 seasons overall.
Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and SneakersTM Awareness Week
â€¢ The Virginia-Georgia Tech game is part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And SneakersTM Awareness Week, celebrated Jan. 19-25.
â€¢ The nationwide event unites coaches across the country to raise awareness about the fight against cancer, and promote the American Cancer Society as a place for help and support.
â€¢ On Thursday, the Virginia and Georgia Tech coaching staffs will wear sneakers with their game attire as a visible reminder about the importance of nutrition and physical activity in reducing one’s cancer risk.
UVa Ranked No. 2 For Second Straight Week
â€¢ UVa is ranked No. 2 in the AP poll for the second straight week.
â€¢ Prior to this year, the Cavaliers achieved their last No. 2 ranking on March 8, 1983.
â€¢ Virginia has delivered three of the nine home losses by teams currently ranked in the top 16 of this week’s AP poll (Notre Dame, Maryland, VCU).
â€¢ The Cavaliers have been ranked in the top 10 for the first 11 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.
â€¢ UVa is one of three teams (Duke and Arizona) that have been ranked in the top 10 for 14 straight weeks dating back to last season.
Virginia All-Time vs. Georgia Tech
â€¢ Virginia is 36-39 all-time vs. Georgia Tech, including a 20-11 home record, in the series that dates back to 1947-48.
â€¢ The Cavaliers are 4-1 against the Yellow Jackets in John Paul Jones Arena, including a three-game winning streak.
â€¢ The Cavaliers went 1-0 against Georgia Tech last season, posting a 54-45 win on Feb. 8 in Atlanta.
â€¢ Virginia is 4-1 in its last five games against Georgia Tech and 8-2 in the last 10.
â€¢ Head coach Tony Bennett is 6-1 all-time vs. Georgia Tech.
Last Time Out
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon matched a season high with 20 points and Anthony Gill had his third double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds as No. 2 Virginia posted a 66-51 road win at Boston College.
â€¢ The Cavaliers trailed 38-33 in the second half, but closed the game on a 33-13 run to seal their second win at Boston College.
â€¢ London Perrantes had a solid all-around performance with eight points, six assists and three rebounds.
â€¢ The Cavaliers outrebounded the Eagles 35-20 and went 18-21 from the charity stripe.
Last Time vs. Georgia Tech
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon had 14 points and 11 rebounds for his second straight double-double as Virginia beat Georgia Tech 64-45 on Feb. 8, 2014.
â€¢ The Cavaliers trailed 30-29 at the half, but held the Yellow Jackets without a field goal for the final 9:51 while outscoring Georgia Tech 22-1.
â€¢ Georgia Tech’s final lead came with 9:52 remaining, when Kammeon Holsey completed a three-point play to push its lead to 44-42.
â€¢ Joe Harris and Anthony Gill each added 13 points for UVa, while Chris Bolden led Georgia Tech with 13 points.
â€¢ The Cavaliers owned a 46-25 rebounding advantage.
On The Horizon
â€¢ Virginia plays at Virginia Tech in a Commonwealth Clash tilt on Sunday, Jan. 25. Tipoff at Cassell Coliseum is set for 1 p.m. The game will be televised on the ACC Network.