Road Clash at Georgia Tech Next For No. 4 UVA
|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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|Additional Information||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Game Notes|
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.
â€¢ UVA has a three-game winning streak against Georgia Tech.
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon (Atlanta), Isaiah Wilkins (Lilburn), Evan Nolte (Milton) and Justice Bartley (Lilburn) are Georgia natives.
â€¢ Brogdon and Wilkins played high school basketball at Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross, Ga.
â€¢ London Perrantes leads the ACC in 3-point shooting at 59.2 percent.
â€¢ 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%).
â€¢ The Virginia-Georgia Tech game will be televised on the ACC Network, 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), 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
â€¢ UVA is ranked a season-high No. 4 in the latest Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ polls.
â€¢ 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.
â€¢ 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.
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.
All-Time vs. The Yellow Jackets
â€¢ Virginia is 37-39 all-time vs. Georgia Tech, including a 12-23 road record, in the series that dates back to 1947-48.
â€¢ The Cavaliers are 1-1 against the Yellow Jackets in McCamish Pavilion, including a 64-45 win on Feb. 8, 2014.
â€¢ The Cavaliers went 1-0 against Georgia Tech last season, posting a 57-28 win on Jan. 22 in Charlottesville.
â€¢ Virginia is 8-1 in its last nine games against Georgia Tech.
â€¢ Head coach Tony Bennett is 7-1 all-time vs. Georgia Tech.
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon is Virginia’s current career leading scorer against Georgia Tech, averaging 10 points in three career games.
Last Time vs. Georgia Tech
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon led a balanced attack with 13 points as Virginia defeated Georgia Tech 57-28 in an historic win on Jan. 22.
â€¢ 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.
â€¢ Virginia extended its JPJ record home-winning streak to 21 games.
â€¢ The Cavaliers outrebounded Georgia Tech 36-33 and shut out the Yellow Jackets from 3-point range (0-12).
Last Time Out
â€¢ Zach LeDay tallied 22 points to lead Virginia Tech to a 70-68 upset win over No. 4 Virginia in Blacksburg on Jan. 4.
â€¢ 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.
â€¢ Anthony Gill added 17 points and Malcolm Brogdon chipped in 15 as UVA shot 49 percent (24-49) from the field in the loss.
â€¢ Virginia Tech ended its seven-game losing skid against UVA by shooting 52.9 percent (9-17) from 3-point range.
â€¢ Justin Bibbs had 16 points and Seth Allen added 13 for the Hokies. â€¢ UVA out-rebounded Virginia Tech 34-22, but had 16 turnovers.
On The Horizon
â€¢ 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.