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No. 5 Virginia at Virginia Tech
Date & Time
Monday, Jan. 4 | 9 p.m.
Locations Cassell Coliseum | Blacksburg, Va.
Coverage ESPN2 | Listen on Cavaliers Live |
Additional Information Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Game Notes

Jan. 3, 2016

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 5 Virginia (12-1, 1-0 ACC) plays in-state rival Virginia Tech (9-5, 1-0 ACC) in Atlantic Coast Conference action on Monday, Jan. 4. Tipoff at Cassell Coliseum is set for 9 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

For Openers
• The Virginia-Virginia Tech game is part of the Commonwealth Clash presented by Virginia529, which is a head-to-head, points-based competition between the athletic teams of the Cavaliers and Hokies. • UVA currently is riding an 11-game winning streak this season and also has a seven-game winning streak against Virginia Tech.
• As of Jan. 3, UVA ranks sixth nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.77), eighth in scoring defense (59.6 ppg), 11th in field goal percentage (50.5%), 13th in turnover margin (4.5) and 3-point field goal percentage (41.1%), 15th in free throw percentage (75.8%) and 19th in scoring margin (19.1).

Broadcast Information
• The Virginia-Virginia Tech game will be televised on ESPN2, streamed online at and broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network, and Virginia Athletics mobile app on iTunes or Android.
• Live statistics will be located on and the Virginia Sports app.

More About The Commonwealth Clash
• The Commonwealth Clash encourages a friendly, statewide rivalry between the two schools across all school-sponsored sports with 21 individual event points on the line.
• The school that accumulates 11 points or more will be crowned the winner and take home the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash trophy.
• The UVA-VT game is worth a half point in the Clash.
• The score for this year’s Clash is Virginia 3.5 and Virginia Tech 1.5.
• UVA claimed the inaugural Commonwealth Clash 15-7 last season.

The Head Coaches
Virginia: Tony Bennett (Green Bay, 1992), 148-65 in seven seasons at UVA and 217-98 in 10 seasons overall.
Virginia Tech: Buzz Williams (Oklahoma City University, 1994), 20-27 in two seasons at Virginia Tech and 173-113 in nine seasons overall.

All-Time vs. The Hokies
• Virginia is 88-53 all-time vs. Virginia Tech in the series that dates back to 1914-15.
• UVA has won seven straight games against Virginia Tech, including two wins last season, and nine of the last 10 contests in the series.
• The Cavaliers are 20-28, including a 7-14 mark at Cassell Coliseum, against the Hokies in Blacksburg.
• Virginia has a four-game road winning streak against the Hokies.
• Head coach Tony Bennett is 9-3 all-time vs. Virginia Tech.
• Malcolm Brogdon is Virginia’s current career leading scorer against the Hokies, averaging 14 points in six career games.
• Anthony Gill has averaged 10 points and 5.3 rebounds in six career games vs. the Hokies.

Last Time Out
• Malcolm Brogdon scored 24 points and Anthony Gill added 21 as No. 5 Virginia won its eighth straight ACC opener in a 77-66 win over Notre Dame on Jan. 2.
• Mike Tobey added 15 points and six rebounds off the bench and UVA outscored Notre Dame 38-22 in the paint.
• UVA held a 30-25 rebounding advantage.
• The Cavaliers shot 57.1 percent and committed just seven turnovers.
• Demetrius Jackson led the Fighting Irish with 18 points and six assists.
• Steve Vasturia and Bonzie Colson added 14 points apiece, while V.J. Beachem tallied 10 points.

On The Horizon
• UVA travels to Georgia Tech on Saturday, Jan. 9. Tipoff at McCamish Pavilion is set for 2 p.m. The game will be televised on the ACC Network.

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