No. 2 Seed Virginia Takes Aim at No. 7 Seed Michigan State
|No. 7 Seed Michigan Statevs. No. 2 Seed Virginia|
|Date & Time||Sunday, March 22, 2015 | 12:10 p.m.|
|Locations||Time Warner Cable Arena| Charlotte, N.C.|
|Coverage||CBS|NCAA.com|NCAA Tournament Central|
|Additional Information||Twitter| Facebook| Instagram| Game Notes|
March 21, 2015
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – No. 2 seed Virginia (30-3) plays No. 7 seed Michigan State (24-11) in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday (March 22). Tipoff at Time Warner Cable Arena is 12:10 p.m.
Â• Virginia seeks its second consecutive NCAA Sweet 16 appearance and ninth in school history.
Â• UVa is one win shy of breaking the school record for most victories in a season (30 in 1981-82, 2013-14, 2014-15).
Â• The Cavaliers rank No. 1 nationally in scoring defense at 51.2 ppg.
Â• The Virginia-Michigan State game will be televised on CBS and streamed online at NCAA.com (March Madness on Demand).
Â• The game will be broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network and Westwood One/NCAA Radio Network on Sirius and XM.
Â• Live statistics will be located on VirginiaSports.com and Virginia Sports app.
The Head Coaches
Virginia: Tony Bennett (Green Bay, 1992), 136-63 in six seasons at UVa and 205-96 in nine seasons overall.
Michigan State: Tom Izzo (Northern Michigan, 1977), 492-198 in 20 seasons at Michigan State.
Virginia All-Time in the NCAA Tournament
Â• Virginia is 25-18 all-time in 19 NCAA Tournament appearances.
Â• UVa reached the NCAA Final Four in 1981 and 1984.
Â• UVa is making back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances for the first time since 1994-95.
Â• UVa made its reached eighth NCAA Regional semifinal appearance last season and lost 61-59 to Michigan State.
All-Time vs. Michigan State
Â• Virginia is 0-4 against Michigan State in the all-time series that dates back to 1946-47.
Â• UVa and MSU are meeting for the second consecutive year in the NCAA Tournament.
Â• The Spartans defeated the Cavaliers 61-59 in the 2014 NCAA Sweet 16 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Â• MSU beat UVa 82-75 during the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in 2004.
Â• MSU beat UVa 63-38 on Feb. 11, 1947 and 62-43 on Feb. 19, 1949.
Last Time vs. Michigan State
Â• Branden Dawson had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lift No. 4 seed Michigan State to a 61-59 win over No. 1 seed Virginia in the NCAA Sweet 16 on March 28, 2014 at Madison Square Garden.
Â• Joe Harris and Malcolm Brogdon both scored 17 points for Virginia, but the duo shot a combined 10 of 28 as the Cavaliers were 20 of 57 overall (35.1 percent).
Â• Adreian Payne added 16 points for Michigan State, and his 3-pointer with 1:29 left gave the Spartans the lead for good at 54-51.
Â• Virginia (30-7) trailed 51-44 with just over 4 minutes left but scored seven straight points to tie the game.
Â• The Cavaliers outrebounded Michigan State 35-32.
On The Horizon
Â• The winner of the Virginia-Michigan State game advances to the East Region semifinals against No. 3 seed Oklahoma or No. 11 seed Dayton on Friday, March 27 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York.