No. 12 Virginia Hosts Lehigh on Wednesday
|No. 12 Virginia vs. Lehigh
|Date & Time
||Wednesday, Nov. 25 | 7 p.m.|
|Locations||John Paul Jones Arena | Charlottesville, Va.|
|Coverage||ESPN3 | Listen on Cavaliers Live ||
|Additional Information||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Game Notes|
Nov. 24, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 12 Virginia (4-1) hosts Lehigh (0-4) in non-conference action on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 7 p.m.
â€¢ Virginia has scored 80 or more points in three consecutive games for the first time under Tony Bennett and for the first time since totaling 80 or more in the first four games of the 2006-07 season. â€¢ UVA is 72-24 (.750) in non-conference action under Tony Bennett.
â€¢ UVA has captured non-conference, regular-season tournament titles in each of the last three seasons (2015 Charleston Classic, 2014 Barclays Center Classic and 2013 Corpus Christi Challenge).
â€¢ The Virginia-Lehigh game will be streamed online at ESPN3.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), 140-65 in seven seasons at UVA and 209-98 in 10 seasons overall.
Lehigh: Brett Reed (Eckerd, 1996), 0-4 in his ninth season at Lehigh and 145-109 overall.
Virginia Ranked No. 12 in Latest Polls
â€¢ UVA is ranked No. 12 in the latest Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ polls, marking the first poll UVA has been ranked out of the top 10 since March 3, 2014.
â€¢ UVA had been ranked in the top 10 in 25 consecutive AP polls since March 3, 2014, its longest span since 49 consecutive polls from 1980-83.
â€¢ The Cavaliers’ No. 6 preseason ranking was UVA’s best since a No. 1 ranking to start the 1982-83 season.
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.
About The `Hoos
â€¢ UVA is averaging 81.2 points per game and yielding 59.2 ppg (most since 62.4 ppg in 2010-11).
â€¢ Senior All-America candidate Malcolm Brogdon leads UVA in scoring for the third consecutive season at a career-best 15.3 points per game, while All-ACC performer Anthony Gill is averaging 13.0 points and a team-high 5.8 rebounds.
â€¢ Brogdon has tallied a pair of 20-point efforts (career-high 28 vs. GW and 21 vs. George Mason) and Gill has reached double figures in scoring in all four games.
â€¢ Charleston Classic MVP London Perrantes is averaging a career-best 10.8 points and has a 3.43 assist-to-turnover ratio.
â€¢ Mike Tobey, who was replaced in the starting lineup by Jack Salt vs. George Mason, had 14 points against the Patriots and has scored in double figures in three games.
â€¢ Marial Shayok replaced Darius Thompson in the starting lineup at the Charleston Classic and had a career-high 17 points vs. Long Beach State.
â€¢ UVA has out-rebounded its opponents in its four wins and has a +10.6 rebounding margin overall.
â€¢ Nine players are averaging 10 or more minutes per game.
â€¢ The Cavaliers have shot 50 percent or better in each of their last three games for the first time since a four-game stretch last season (Dec. 3-21, 2014).
â€¢ UVA is shooting 51.5 percent from the field, 40.2 percent from 3-point range and 77.4 percent from the free throw line.
UVA All-Time vs. Lehigh
â€¢ Virginia meets Lehigh for the second time in the series that dates back to 1973-74.
â€¢ The Cavaliers defeated Lehigh 87-60 on Dec. 11, 1973.
â€¢ Gus Gerard had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead UVA, which out-rebounded Lehigh 48-30 in the contest.
Last Time Out
â€¢ Tournament MVP London Perrantes tallied his second career double-double with 16 points and a career-high 11 assists as Virginia cruised to an 83-66 win over George Mason in the Charleston Classic championship game on Nov. 22.
â€¢ Perrantes was joined on the all-tournament team by Malcolm Brogdon, who tallied a game-high 21 points in UVA’s third straight win.
â€¢ Anthony Gill added 15 points, recording his 1,000th career point in three seasons at UVA and one at South Carolina.
â€¢ Mike Tobey tallied 14 points and eight rebounds off the bench as UVA outscored George Mason 23-8 in bench points.
â€¢ UVA shot a season-high 57.1 percent and went 6-9 from 3-point range.
On The Horizon
â€¢ Virginia travels to Ohio State for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Tipoff at Value City Arena is set for 7:30 p.m.