No. 6 Virginia Plays at George Washington on Monday
|No. 6 Virginia at George Washington|
|Date, Time & Parking||Monday, Nov. 16 | 7:30 p.m.|
|Locations||Charles E. Smith Center | Washington, D.C.|
|Coverage||ESPN2/WatchESPN | Listen on Cavaliers Live | Gametracker|
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Nov. 15, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 6 Virginia (1-0) continues non-conference action at George Washington (1-0) on Monday (Nov. 16). Tipoff at Charles E. Smith Center is set for 7:30 p.m.
â€¢ UVA looks for its eighth consecutive win against George Washington.
â€¢ The Cavaliers face the Colonials in Washington, D.C., for the first time since 1983.
â€¢ UVA is 18-5 in true road games over the past two seasons.
â€¢ The Cavaliers seek their 15th consecutive non-conference win since losing 87-52 at Tennessee on Dec. 30, 2013.
â€¢ UVA improved to 17-1 in its last 18 season-opening games with the 86-48 win over Morgan State on Nov. 13.
â€¢ The Virginia-George Washington game will be televised on ESPN2, streamed online at WatchESPN.com and 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 the Virginia Sports app.
The Head Coaches
Virginia: Tony Bennett (Green Bay, 1992), 137-64 in seven seasons at UVa and 206-97 in 10 seasons overall.
George Washington: Mike Lonergan (Catholic University, 1988), 70-50 in five seasons at George Washington and 447-216 in 23 seasons overall.
Virginia’s No. 6 AP Preseason Ranking Best Since 1982-83
â€¢ UVA is ranked No. 6 in the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ preseason polls.
â€¢ The No. 6 preseason ranking is UVA’s best since a No. 1 ranking to start the 1982-83 season.
â€¢ UVA has been ranked in the top 10 in 24 consecutive AP polls since March 3, 2014, its longest span since 49 consecutive polls from 1980-83.
â€¢ Virginia has been ranked in the preseason top-10 in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1981-82 and 1982-83.
â€¢ UVA has finished in the top 10 (No. 3 in 2014 & No. 6 in 2015) in the final AP rankings in back-to-back seasons for the first time since three straight seasons from 1981-83.
Last Time Out
â€¢ Mike Tobey had a game-high 15 points as No. 6 Virginia rolled to an 86-48 win over Morgan State in season-opening action on Friday, Nov. 13.
â€¢ Devon Hall added a career-best 13 points and Darius Thompson chipped in 12 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals for UVA.
â€¢ Virginia out-rebounded Morgan State 50-21 and limited the Bears to 34 percent (17-50) shooting from the field.
â€¢ The Cavaliers had 50 rebounds for the first time since Jan. 15, 2009 vs. North Carolina.
â€¢ The Cavaliers improved to 51-2 when limiting opponents to fewer than 50 points under head coach Tony Bennett.
Virginia All-Time vs. George Washington
â€¢ UVA sports a 2-0 all-time mark, including a 2-0 mark in Charlottesville, against Morgan State in the series that dates back to 2006-07.
â€¢ The Cavaliers defeated the Bears 85-66 at University Hall on Nov. 19, 2006.
â€¢ UVA posted a 75-57 win over Morgan State at John Paul Jones Arena in the last meeting between the teams on Dec. 19, 2012.
â€¢ Tony Bennett is 1-0 against Morgan State as head coach at UVA.
Last Time vs. George Washington
â€¢ Justin Anderson had a game-high 18 points and Malcolm Brogdon added 15 to send UVA to a 59-42 win over GW on Nov. 21, 2014.
â€¢ Darion Atkins matched a then-career high with 11 rebounds and added three blocks.
â€¢ The Cavaliers out-rebounded the Colonials 41-28 and committed eight turnovers.
â€¢ UVA trailed at the half (26-22), but outscored the Colonials 37-16 in the second half.
â€¢ Virginia shot 11.1 percent from 3-point range, shooting 1-9 from long range.
On The Horizon
â€¢ Virginia plays Bradley in the first round of the Charleston Classic in Charleston, S.C., on Thursday, Nov. 19. Tipoff at TD Arena is set for 9:30 p.m.
â€¢ George Mason, Long Beach State, Mississippi, Oklahoma State, Seton Hall and Towson join UVA and Bradley in the eight-team field.