No. 2 Virginia Plays at NC State on Wednesday
|No. 2 Virginia at NC State|
|Date & Time||Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 | 8 p.m.|
|Location||Raleigh, N.C. | PNC Arena|
|Coverage||ACC Network | ESPN3.com | Listen on Cavaliers Live|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Game Notes|
Feb. 10, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 2 Virginia (21-1, 9-1 ACC) plays at NC State (14-10, 5-6 ACC) in ACC action on Wednesday (Feb. 11). Tipoff at PNC Arena is scheduled for 8 p.m.
â€¢ Virginia meets NC State for the second time this season.
â€¢ The Cavaliers rank first nationally in scoring defense at 50.7 points per game.
â€¢ UVa junior guard Justin Anderson is out 4-6 weeks with a fractured finger on his left hand.
â€¢ Virginia is first in the ACC at 9-1, while NC State is 10th at 5-6.
â€¢ Virginia’s 21-1 record marks its second best in school history (23-0 start in 1980-81).
â€¢ The Virginia-NC State 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.
The Head Coaches
Virginia: Tony Bennett (Green Bay, 1992), 127-61 in six seasons at UVa and 196-94 in nine seasons overall.
NC State: Mark Gottfried (Alabama, 1987), 84-48 in four seasons at NC State and 362-203 in 18 seasons overall.
UVa Ranked No. 2/3 in Latest National Polls
â€¢ UVa is ranked Nos. 2 and 3 in the latest AP and USA Today coaches’ polls.
â€¢ The Cavaliers were ranked No. 2 in both polls from Jan. 12-Feb. 1.
â€¢ Prior to this year, the Cavaliers achieved their last No. 2 ranking on March 8, 1983.
â€¢ Virginia has delivered four of the 16 home losses by teams currently ranked in the top 20 of this week’s AP poll (Notre Dame, North Carolina, Maryland, VCU).
â€¢ The Cavaliers have been ranked in the top 10 for the first 15 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 17 straight weeks dating back to last season.
Virginia All-Time vs. NC State
â€¢ Virginia is 61-82 all-time vs. NC State in the series that dates back to 1912-13.
â€¢ The Cavaliers are 7-0 in their last seven regular season games against NC State and 8-2 in their last 10 overall.
â€¢ UVa posted a 61-51 win vs. NC State earlier this season.
â€¢ The Cavaliers defeated the Wolfpack 76-45 in Raleigh last season.
â€¢ The 31-point margin of victory was the second-highest on the road under Tony Bennett (32 at Georgia Tech, Jan. 19, 2012).
â€¢ Virginia has a three-game winning streak against the Wolfpack in Raleigh.
â€¢ Tony Bennett is 7-2 vs. NC State as head coach at Virginia.
Last Time vs. NC State
â€¢ Justin Anderson had a game-high 16 points and matched a career high with nine rebounds as Virginia turned back NC State 61-51 in ACC action on Jan. 7.
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon added 14 points, Anthony Gill had 12 points and seven rebounds, and Mike Tobey contributed 11 points off the bench.
â€¢ Virginia led 32-31 at the half and held NC State to 36 percent field goal shooting in the second stanza to secure the win.
â€¢ Virginia outrebounded NC State 39-30 and went 9-10 from the free-throw line in its 19th-straight home victory.
â€¢ Ralston Turner led the Wolfpack with 14 points and Kyle Washington added 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Last Time Out
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon scored 15 points and Virginia’s defense held Louisville to 13 first half points in the Cavaliers’ 52-47 win over the Cardinals on Feb. 7. â€¢ Anthony Gill added 10 points and eight rebounds off the bench, and Darion Atkins and Mike Tobey added nine points each.
â€¢ Terry Rozier led Louisville with 16 points, and Montrezl Harrell had 12 and Chris Jones added 11.
â€¢ London Perrantes had a game-high six assists.
â€¢ Virginia had just two turnovers in the contest, but was outrebounded 36-33.
â€¢ The Cavaliers shot 33.3 percent from the floor and limited Louisville to 37 percent.
â€¢ Virginia has won its first eight true road games of a season for the first time since 1980-81 (won first 10 road games).
â€¢ The Cavaliers are 10-0 away from home this season.
â€¢ Virginia is 12-2 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 eight-game road winning streak is tied with Gonzaga and Murray State.
On The Horizon
â€¢ Virginia hosts Wake Forest on Saturday, Feb. 14. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 2:30 p.m. The sold out game will be televised on the ACC Network.