No. 2 Virginia Plays at No. 13 North Carolina on Monday Night
|No. 2 Virginia at No. 13 North Carolina|
|Date & Time||Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 | 7 p.m.|
|Location||Chapel Hill, N.C. | Dean E. Smith Center|
|Coverage||ESPN/WatchESPN.com | Listen on Cavaliers Live ||
|Additional Information||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Game Notes|
Feb. 1, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 2 Virginia (19-1, 7-1 ACC) plays at No. 13 North Carolina (17-5, 7-2 ACC) in ACC action on Monday (Feb. 2). Tipoff at the Dean E. Smith Center is scheduled for 7 p.m.
â€¢ Virginia continues its first three-game stretch vs. top-15 opponents (No. 4 Duke, No. 13 North Carolina and No. 10 Louisville) since 1997 (No. 13 North Carolina, No. 2 Wake Forest and No. 13 Duke).
â€¢ UVa ranks first nationally in scoring defense at 50.2 points per game.
â€¢ Virginia is first in the ACC at 7-1, while North Carolina is third at 7-2.
â€¢ The Cavaliers have won 14 of their 19 games by 11 or more points.
â€¢ The Virginia-North Carolina game will be televised on ESPN 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.
The Head Coaches
Virginia: Tony Bennett (Green Bay, 1992), 125-61 in six seasons at UVa and 194-94 in nine seasons overall.
North Carolina: Roy Williams (North Carolina, 1972), 323-94 in 12 seasons at North Carolina and 741-195 in 27 seasons overall.
UVa Ranked No. 2 For Third Straight Week
â€¢ UVa is ranked No. 2 in the AP poll for the third 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 11 home losses by teams currently ranked in the top 16 of this week’s AP poll (Notre Dame, VCU, Maryland).
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 15 straight weeks dating back to last season.
Virginia All-Time vs. North Carolina
â€¢ Virginia is 51-128 all-time vs. North Carolina in the series that dates back to 1910-11.
â€¢ The Cavaliers are 6-65, including a 3-23 mark at the Smith Center, against UNC in Chapel Hill, N.C.
â€¢ The Cavaliers posted a 76-61 win against the Tar Heels last season in Charlottesville.
â€¢ Virginia has a two-game losing streak against the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill and aim for its first win at the Smith Center since a 75-60 victory on Jan. 31, 2010.
â€¢ Virginia is 2-3 against North Carolina in its last five games and 3-7 in its last 10.
â€¢ Tony Bennett is 3-4 against North Carolina at UVa and 3-5 career.
Last Time vs. North Carolina
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon and Joe Harris each scored 16 points as Virginia defeated North Carolina, 76-61, on Jan. 20, 2014.
â€¢ The Cavaliers, who led by 23 points in the second half, also received 13 points from Justin Anderson and eight points from Anthony Gill.
â€¢ Kennedy Meeks scored 15 points and James Michael McAdoo had 11 for North Carolina.
â€¢ Virginia made eight 3-pointers and turned 11 North Carolina turnovers into 17 points.
â€¢ London Perrantes had eight points (2-of-2 on 3-pointers), a career-best nine assists, two steals and only one turnover.
Last Time Out
â€¢ Tyus Jones scored 17 points, Quinn Cook had 15 and both made critical 3-pointers in the closing minutes, fueling a game-ending 16-5 run that gave No. 4 Duke a 69-63 victory against No. 2 Virginia, ending the Cavaliers’ 21-game home winning streak.
â€¢ Virginia started the second half with a 16-4 burst and led by 11 with just under 11 minutes to play.
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon led Virginia with 17 points and Justin Anderson had 11.
â€¢ Duke’s Justise Winslow had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
â€¢ Duke shot 50.9 percent from the floor, ending Virginia’s streak of holding 44 straight ACC opponents under 50 percent.
â€¢ Virginia outrebounded Duke 35-34, but shot 26-63 from the floor including just 3-13 from 3-point range.
â€¢ Virginia has won its first seven true road games of a season for the first time since 1980-81 (won first 10 road games).
â€¢ The Cavaliers are 9-0 away from home this season.
â€¢ Virginia is 11-2 in ACC road games over the past two seasons, the most road wins in the conference over that period.
â€¢ The Cavaliers have four true road wins over teams currently ranked in the AP poll, most in the nation.
â€¢ UVa’s seven-game road winning streak is tied with Stephen F. Austin, Murray State and Rider for the longest active streak nationally.
On The Horizon
â€¢ Virginia hosts Louisville in ACC action on Saturday, Feb. 7. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 7 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN.