No. 2 Virginia Takes Six-Game Winning Streak to Wake Forest
|No. 2 Virginia at Wake Forest|
|Date & Time||Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 | 7 p.m.|
|Location||Winston-Salem, N.C. | Joel Coliseum|
|Coverage||Regional Sports Network | ESPN3.com | Listen on Cavaliers Live|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Game Notes|
Feb. 24, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 2 Virginia (25-1, 13-1 ACC) takes its six-game winning streak to Wake Forest (12-15, 4-10 ACC) on Wednesday (Feb. 25). Tipoff at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C., is set for 7 p.m.
Â• Virginia ranks first nationally in scoring defense at 50.5 points per game, which is the third lowest average in the shot clock era (since 1986).
Â• Junior guard Justin Anderson fractured a finger on his left hand on Feb. 7 and is out 4-6 weeks.
Â• Sophomore guard London Perrantes is day-to-day after suffering a broken nose and mild concussion vs. Florida State on Feb. 22.
Â• Virginia is first in the ACC at 13-1, while Wake Forest is 12th at 4-10.
Â• Virginia’s 25-1 record ties for its best 26-game start in school history (25-1 start in 1981-82).
Â• The Cavaliers have won 23 or more games in three consecutive seasons for the first time since 1981-83.
Â• Virginia has 13 or more ACC wins in back-to-back seasons for the first time in school history.
Â• UVa has held its opponents to fewer than 50 points in four of the last five games.
Â• The Virginia-Wake Forest game will be televised on the Regional Sports 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), 131-61 in six seasons at UVa and 200-94 in nine seasons overall.
Wake Forest: Danny Manning (Kansas, 1991), 12-15 in first season at Wake Forest and 50-44 in three seasons overall.
UVa Ranked No. 2/3 in Latest National Polls
Â• UVa is ranked Nos. 2 and 3 in the 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 three of the 11 home losses by teams currently ranked in the top 17 of this week’s AP poll (Notre Dame, North Carolina, Maryland) and the Cavaliers’ four road wins over current top 25 teams lead the nation.
Â• The Cavaliers have been ranked in the top 10 for the first 17 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 19 straight weeks dating back to last season.
Virginia All-Time vs. Wake Forest
Â• Virginia is 62-70 all-time vs. Wake Forest, including a 13-41 mark in Winston-Salem, in the series that dates back to 1910-11.
Â• UVa has won three of the last four meetings in the series, including a 61-60 win on Feb. 14 at John Paul Jones Arena earlier this season.
Â• Virginia has lost its last 10 games against Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, and looks for its first win at Joel Coliseum since a 76-67 victory on Jan. 30, 2000.
Â• Virginia is 3-2 in its last five games against Wake Forest and 3-7 in the last 10.
Â• Tony Bennett is 3-4 vs. Wake Forest as head coach at Virginia.
Last Time vs. Wake Forest
Â• Malcolm Brogdon’s steal near the final buzzer sealed No. 2 Virginia’s 61-60 win over Wake Forest on Saturday, Feb. 14.
Â• Brogdon prevented Codi Miller-McIntyre from driving past him and caused the game-ending turnover as the Cavaliers held on after blowing almost all of a 13-point second-half lead in the win.
Â• Anthony Gill scored 19 points to lead Virginia, while Brogdon added 11 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Â• London Perrantes added 11 points for the Cavaliers, who played their second straight game without injured Justin Anderson.
Â• The Cavaliers shot 45.3 percent from the floor, including a 16-31 (51.6%) effort in the second half.
Â• Dinos Mitoglou led the Demon Deacons with 18 points on 6-12 shooting from 3-point range.
Â• Miller-McIntyre added 13 points and Cornelius Hudson had 12.
Last Time Out
Â• Anthony Gill had 13 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 2 Virginia to a 51-41 win over Florida State on Feb. 22.
Â• Darion Atkins added 11 points and a career-high four steals, and Malcolm Brogdon chipped in 10 points and four rebounds.
Â• London Perrantes collided with Brogdon at 14:39 of the second half and didn’t return.
Â• Virginia overcame a sub-par offensive performance by holding the Seminoles without a field goal for the final 10:33 of the game.
Â• UVa outrebounded Florida State 34-30 and had a season-high 11 steals.
Â• Xavier Rathan-Mayes led the Seminoles with 13 points.
Â• Virginia has won its first nine true road games of a season for the first time since 1980-81 (won first 10 road games).
Â• The Cavaliers are 11-0 away from home this season.
Â• Virginia is 13-2 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 current nine-game road winning streak is tied for the second longest in the nation.
On The Horizon
Â• Virginia hosts Virginia Tech in a Commonwealth Clash tilt on Saturday, Feb. 28. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 4 p.m. The game will be televised on the ACC Network.