No. 13 UVA Hosts No. 8 Miami Tuesday Night
|No. 8 Miami at No. 13 Virginia
|Date & Time
||Tuesday, Jan. 12 | 7 p.m.|
|Locations||John Paul Jones Arena | Charlottesville, Va.|
|Coverage||ESPNU | Listen on Cavaliers Live ||
|Additional Information||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Game Notes|
Jan. 11, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 13 Virginia (12-3, 1-2 ACC) hosts No. 8 Miami (13-1, 2-0 ACC) in Atlantic Coast Conference action on Tuesday, Jan. 12. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 7 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU.
â€¢ Virginia meets Miami in the first of two meetings between the teams in 2015-16.
â€¢ UVA looks to avoid its first three-game losing streak since Jan. 8-19, 2011.
â€¢ UVA is on its first two-game losing streak since losing back-to-back games vs. Wisconsin and Green Bay (Tony Bennett‘s alma mater) in December of 2013.
â€¢ As of Jan. 11, UVA ranks 10th nationally in scoring defense (60.9 ppg) and in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.66), 14h in field goal percentage (49.7%), 17th in 3-point field goal percentage (40%), tied 21st in free throw percentage (75%) and 25th in turnover margin.
â€¢ The Virginia-Miami game will be televised on ESPNU, 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.
â€¢ Single-game tickets are on sale for the Virginia-Miami game. Tickets can be purchased online at VirginiaSports.com or by phone at 1-800-542-8821.
The Head Coaches
Virginia: Tony Bennett (Green Bay, 1992), 148-67 in seven seasons at UVA and 217-100 in 10 seasons overall.
Miami: Jim Larranaga (Providence, 1971), 104-50 in five seasons at Miami and 574-384 in 32 seasons overall.
Virginia Ranked Nos. 13 and 11 in Latest Polls
â€¢ UVA is ranked No. 13 in the latest Associated Press poll and No. 11 in the USA Today Coaches’ poll.
â€¢ UVA had been ranked in the top 10 in six consecutive polls.
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 Hurricanes
â€¢ UVA is 7-10 all-time vs. Miami in the series that dates back to 1965-66.
â€¢ The Cavaliers are 5-3 vs. the Hurricanes in Charlottesville, including a 65-40 win on Feb. 26, 2014.
â€¢ UVA has a three-game winning streak against Miami at home.
â€¢ The Cavaliers defeated Miami 89-80 in double overtime in the last meeting between the teams in Coral Gables on Jan. 3, 2015.
â€¢ Head coach Tony Bennett is 4-4 all-time against Miami.
â€¢ London Perrantes is Virginia’s current career leading scorer against Miami, averaging 20.5 points in two career games.
Last Time vs. Miami
â€¢ London Perrantes had a career-high 26 points and eight assists to send Virginia to a thrilling 89-80 double-overtime win at Miami on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015.
â€¢ Justin Anderson added 16 points, including the game-tying 3-pointer at the end of the first overtime, as UVA improved to 7-0 in its last seven ACC openers.
â€¢ Mike Tobey added 14 points and Marial Shayok added nine points.
â€¢ Darion Atkins continued his strong play off the bench with 12 rebounds, but UVA was out-rebounded 43-39.
â€¢ The Cavaliers led 38-20 at the half, but Miami stormed back behind Angel Rodriguez who finished with a team-high 25 points and seven assists.
Last Time Out
â€¢ Adam Smith, Nick Jacobs and Quinton Stephens tallied 16 points apiece to lead Georgia Tech to a 68-64 win over Virginia on Jan. 9.
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon led UVA with 19 points and London Perrantes added 13 points and Anthony Gill had 11.
â€¢ The Cavaliers trailed at the half (35-24) for the fourth time in their last five games.
â€¢ UVA shot 40.4 percent from the field, including 22.2 percent (4-18) from 3-point range.
â€¢ Georgia Tech shot 43.6 percent from the field, but drilled 53.3 percent (8-15) of its 3-point shots in the win.
â€¢ The Yellow Jackets out-rebounded the Cavaliers 41-29.
On The Horizon
â€¢ UVA travels to Florida State on Sunday, Jan. 17. Tipoff at the Donald L. Tucker Center is set for 6:30 p.m. on ESPNU.