No. 2 Virginia Entertains Wake Forest on Saturday Afternoon
|Wake Forest at No. 2 Virginia|
|Date & Time||Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 | 2:30 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | John Paul Jones Arena | 2014-15 Parking|
|Coverage||ACC Network | Listen on Cavaliers Live | |
|Additional Information||2014-15 Tickets | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Game Notes|
Feb. 13, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 2 Virginia (22-1, 10-1 ACC) hosts Wake Forest (12-13, 4-8 ACC) in ACC action on Saturday (Feb. 14). Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.
â€¢ Virginia meets Wake Forest for the first of two meetings this season.
â€¢ The Cavaliers rank first nationally in scoring defense at 50.5 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 10-1, while Wake Forest is 12th at 4-8.
â€¢ Virginia’s 22-1 record marks its second best in school history (23-0 start in 1980-81).
â€¢ The Virginia-Wake Forest 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), 128-61 in six seasons at UVa and 197-94 in nine seasons overall.
Wake Forest: Danny Manning (Kansas, 1991), 12-13 in one season at Wake Forest and 50-42 in three 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. Wake Forest
â€¢ Virginia is 61-70 all-time vs. Wake Forest, including a 38-21 mark in Charlottesville, in the series that dates back to 1910-11.
â€¢ UVa has won three of the last four meetings in the series, including a 74-51 win at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville last season.
â€¢ Virginia is 2-3 in its last five games against Wake Forest and 3-7 in the last 10.
â€¢ Tony Bennett is 2-4 vs. Wake Forest as head coach at Virginia.
Last Time vs. Wake Forest
â€¢ The Cavaliers defeated the Demon Deacons 74-51 in their 2014 ACC opener on Jan. 8, 2014.
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon scored 14 points, Joe Harris and Justin Anderson each added 11 points and Anthony Gill had 10 points as four Cavaliers landed in double figures.
â€¢ Akil Mitchell had a game-high seven rebounds as the Cavaliers outrebounded Wake Forest, 38-25.
â€¢ Virginia shot 50 percent from the floor (26-of-52) and 50 percent from 3-point range (7-of-14).
Last Time Out
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon scored 15 points to lead No. 2 Virginia to a 51-47 road win at NC State on Wednesday, Feb. 11.
â€¢ Mike Tobey (11 points, 9 rebounds) and Anthony Gill (9 points and 11 rebounds) combined for 20 points and 20 rebounds as Virginia posted its eighth straight regular season win against the Wolfpack.
â€¢ Evan Nolte started in place of Justin Anderson and contributed three points, one assist, one blocked shot and one steal.
â€¢ Trevor Lacey led the Wolfpack with 14 points and Cat Barber added 11 points.
â€¢ The Cavaliers shot 37.3 percent from the floor and outrebounded NC State 43-28.
â€¢ Virginia limited the Wolfpack to a 33.3 percent shooting effort, including a 3-17 (17.6%) mark from 3-point range.
There’s No Place Like Home
â€¢ UVa is 119-36 (.768) in nine seasons, including an 11-1 mark in 2014-15, at John Paul Jones Arena.
â€¢ The Cavaliers have won 11 or more home games for six straight seasons.
â€¢ UVa’s 21-game home winning streak from Dec. 21, 2013-Jan. 22, 2015 set a JPJ record.
â€¢ UVa is 81-20 (.802) at home under head coach Tony Bennett.
â€¢ Virginia has sold out home contests vs. Harvard, Davidson, Duke, Louisville, Wake Forest (2/14), Pitt (2/16), Florida State (2/22) and Virginia Tech (2/28) this season.
â€¢ Virginia enjoyed a school-best, 21-game ACC home winning streak from Jan. 6, 2013-Jan. 22, 2015, marking the longest in the ACC since Duke’s 22-game ACC home winning streak from 2002-04.
On The Horizon
â€¢ Virginia hosts Pitt on Monday, Feb. 16. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 7 p.m. The sold out game will be televised on ESPN as part of ACC Big Monday.