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No. 4 Virginia at Georgia Tech
Date & Time
Saturday, Jan. 9 | 2 p.m.
Locations McCamish Pavilion | Atlanta, Ga.
Coverage ACC Network | ESPN3
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Jan. 8, 2016

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 4 Virginia (12-2, 1-1 ACC) travels to Georgia Tech (10-5, 0-2 ACC) for an Atlantic Coast Conference game on Saturday, Jan. 9. Tipoff at McCamish Pavilion is set for 2 p.m. The game will be televised on the ACC Network.

For Openers
• UVA has a three-game winning streak against Georgia Tech.
• Malcolm Brogdon (Atlanta), Isaiah Wilkins (Lilburn), Evan Nolte (Milton) and Justice Bartley (Lilburn) are Georgia natives.
• Brogdon and Wilkins played high school basketball at Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross, Ga.
• London Perrantes leads the ACC in 3-point shooting at 59.2 percent.
• As of Jan. 7, UVA ranks eighth nationally in scoring defense (60.4 ppg), ninth in field goal percentage (50.4%), 11th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.67), and 12th in free throw percentage (76%) and 3-point field goal percentage (41.1%).

Broadcast Information
• The Virginia-Georgia Tech game will be televised on the ACC Network, 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.

The Head Coaches
Virginia: Tony Bennett (Green Bay, 1992), 148-66 in seven seasons at UVA and 217-99 in 10 seasons overall.
Georgia Tech: Brian Gregory (Oakland, 1990), 65-76 in five seasons at Georgia Tech and 237-170 in 13 seasons overall.

Virginia Ranked No. 4 in Latest Polls
• UVA is ranked a season-high No. 4 in the latest Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ polls.
• UVA has been ranked in the top 10 in six consecutive polls after falling out the top 10 on Nov. 23 for the first time since Feb. 24, 2014.
• UVA had been ranked in the top 10 in 25 consecutive AP polls since March 3, 2014, its longest span since 49 straight from 1980-83.
• The Cavaliers’ No. 6 preseason ranking was UVA’s best since a No. 1 ranking to start the 1982-83 season.
• Virginia has been ranked in the preseason top-10 in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1981-82 and 1982-83.

All-Time vs. The Yellow Jackets
• Virginia is 37-39 all-time vs. Georgia Tech, including a 12-23 road record, in the series that dates back to 1947-48.
• The Cavaliers are 1-1 against the Yellow Jackets in McCamish Pavilion, including a 64-45 win on Feb. 8, 2014.
• The Cavaliers went 1-0 against Georgia Tech last season, posting a 57-28 win on Jan. 22 in Charlottesville.
• Virginia is 8-1 in its last nine games against Georgia Tech.
• Head coach Tony Bennett is 7-1 all-time vs. Georgia Tech.
• Malcolm Brogdon is Virginia’s current career leading scorer against Georgia Tech, averaging 10 points in three career games.

Last Time vs. Georgia Tech
• Malcolm Brogdon led a balanced attack with 13 points as Virginia defeated Georgia Tech 57-28 in an historic win on Jan. 22.
• Georgia Tech’s 28 points marked the lowest point total in an ACC regular-season game ever and marked the fewest allowed by Virginia to an ACC opponent in the shot clock era.
• Virginia extended its JPJ record home-winning streak to 21 games.
• The Cavaliers outrebounded Georgia Tech 36-33 and shut out the Yellow Jackets from 3-point range (0-12).

Last Time Out
• Zach LeDay tallied 22 points to lead Virginia Tech to a 70-68 upset win over No. 4 Virginia in Blacksburg on Jan. 4.
• London Perrantes had a season-high 22 points, including a career-high seven 3-pointers, in the loss that ended UVA’s 11-game winning streak.
• Anthony Gill added 17 points and Malcolm Brogdon chipped in 15 as UVA shot 49 percent (24-49) from the field in the loss.
• Virginia Tech ended its seven-game losing skid against UVA by shooting 52.9 percent (9-17) from 3-point range.
• Justin Bibbs had 16 points and Seth Allen added 13 for the Hokies. • UVA out-rebounded Virginia Tech 34-22, but had 16 turnovers.

On The Horizon
• UVA hosts No. 12/11 Miami on Tuesday, Jan. 12. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 7 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU.

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