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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 | | Listen on Cavaliers Live |
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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.

For Openers
• 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.
• UVa has started 5-0 in ACC play for the first time since the 1980-81 team started 12-0.
• Virginia is first in the ACC at 5-0, while Georgia Tech is 15th at 0-5.
• UVa ranks second in the nation in scoring defense at 50.6 points per game.
• UVa owns the nation’s seventh-longest home winning streak at 20 games.
• The Cavaliers have won 13 of their 17 games by 11 or more points.

Broadcast Information
• The Virginia-Georgia Tech game will be televised on the ACC Network 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.

Ticket Information
Single-game tickets for the Virginia-Georgia Tech contest may be purchased online at 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
• The Virginia-Georgia Tech game is part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And SneakersTM Awareness Week, celebrated Jan. 19-25.
• 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.
• 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
• UVa is ranked No. 2 in the AP poll for the second straight week.
• Prior to this year, the Cavaliers achieved their last No. 2 ranking on March 8, 1983.
• 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).
• The Cavaliers have been ranked in the top 10 for the first 11 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.
• 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
• Virginia is 36-39 all-time vs. Georgia Tech, including a 20-11 home record, in the series that dates back to 1947-48.
• The Cavaliers are 4-1 against the Yellow Jackets in John Paul Jones Arena, including a three-game winning streak.
• The Cavaliers went 1-0 against Georgia Tech last season, posting a 54-45 win on Feb. 8 in Atlanta.
• Virginia is 4-1 in its last five games against Georgia Tech and 8-2 in the last 10.
• Head coach Tony Bennett is 6-1 all-time vs. Georgia Tech.

Last Time Out
• 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.
• 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.
• London Perrantes had a solid all-around performance with eight points, six assists and three rebounds.
• The Cavaliers outrebounded the Eagles 35-20 and went 18-21 from the charity stripe.

Last Time vs. Georgia Tech
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Joe Harris and Anthony Gill each added 13 points for UVa, while Chris Bolden led Georgia Tech with 13 points.
• The Cavaliers owned a 46-25 rebounding advantage.

On The Horizon
• 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.

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