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Virginia Game Notes
No. 5 Virginia 77, Notre Dame 66
Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016

Team Notes

  • Virginia is 9-1 all-time against Notre Dame, including a 4-0 mark since the Fighting Irish joined the ACC for the 2013-14 season
  • Virginia won its 11th straight game – this is UVA’s third streak of 10 wins or more under Tony Bennett
  • Now in its 63rd season in ACC play, Virginia is 28-35 all-time in ACC openers (won last nine)
  • UVA is 7-0 in ACC openers under Tony Bennett
  • Notre Dame started 4-for-4 from field over opening 2:46 of the game, but went 3-for-15 over the next 10:43 as UVA went on a 21-6 run
  • UVA held a 36-24 lead at halftime; the 12-point advantage was UVA’s second largest at the break this season (Long Beach State, 41-23, on Nov. 20)
  • UVA shot 57.7 percent in the first half, its second-best first-half shooting percentage of the year (60 percent against George Mason)
  • Virginia is 9-0 this season when leading at the half
  • UVA is 130-36 in 10 seasons at JPJ, including 92-20 under Tony Bennett
  • After getting out-rebounded in each of the last two games, Virginia out-rebounded Notre Dame 30-25; UVA is 9-0 when out-rebounding its opponent
  • Virginia shot 57.1 percent and is now 7-0 when cracking the 50-percent mark this year
  • Virginia’s field goal shooting was the best of any Notre Dame opponent this year; the previous high for an Irish opponent was 54.4 percent, set in a loss to Alabama
  • UVA cracked the 70-point barrier for the ninth time in 13 games

Player Notes

  • Anthony Gill scored 21 points and reached double figures in scoring for the 13th straight game this year
  • Malcolm Brogdon scored 24 points, his sixth game of 20-plus points this season; he scored UVA’s first eight points of the second half and tallied 20 points after intermission
  • Mike Tobey scored 15 points and has registered double figures in consecutive games (16 vs. Oakland); prior to the last two games, he had scored 20 points in his previous six games combined
  • Isaiah Wilkins set a career high with four assists
  • Devon Hall tied a career high with four assists
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