UVA Battles Hokies in Commonwealth Clash
|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.
Â• 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. Â• UVA currently is riding an 11-game winning streak this season and also has a seven-game winning streak against Virginia Tech.
Â• 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).
Â• The Virginia-Virginia Tech 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.
More About The Commonwealth Clash
Â• 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.
Â• The school that accumulates 11 points or more will be crowned the winner and take home the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash trophy.
Â• The UVA-VT game is worth a half point in the Clash.
Â• The score for this year’s Clash is Virginia 3.5 and Virginia Tech 1.5.
Â• 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
Â• Virginia is 88-53 all-time vs. Virginia Tech in the series that dates back to 1914-15.
Â• UVA has won seven straight games against Virginia Tech, including two wins last season, and nine of the last 10 contests in the series.
Â• The Cavaliers are 20-28, including a 7-14 mark at Cassell Coliseum, against the Hokies in Blacksburg.
Â• Virginia has a four-game road winning streak against the Hokies.
Â• Head coach Tony Bennett is 9-3 all-time vs. Virginia Tech.
Â• Malcolm Brogdon is Virginia’s current career leading scorer against the Hokies, averaging 14 points in six career games.
Â• Anthony Gill has averaged 10 points and 5.3 rebounds in six career games vs. the Hokies.
Last Time Out
Â• 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.
Â• Mike Tobey added 15 points and six rebounds off the bench and UVA outscored Notre Dame 38-22 in the paint.
Â• UVA held a 30-25 rebounding advantage.
Â• The Cavaliers shot 57.1 percent and committed just seven turnovers.
Â• Demetrius Jackson led the Fighting Irish with 18 points and six assists.
Â• Steve Vasturia and Bonzie Colson added 14 points apiece, while V.J. Beachem tallied 10 points.
On The Horizon
Â• 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.