No. 13 Virginia Hosts Clemson Tuesday Night
|Clemson at No. 13 Virginia
|Date & Time
||Tuesday, Jan. 19 | 8 p.m.|
|Location||John Paul Jones Arena | Charlottesville, Va.|
|Coverage||ACC Network | Listen on Cavaliers Live | | ESPN3.com|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Game Notes|
Jan. 18, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 13 Virginia (13-4, 2-3 ACC) hosts Clemson (12-6, 5-1 ACC) in Atlantic Coast Conference action on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena (14,593) is set for 8 p.m. The game will be televised on the ACC Network.
â€¢ Virginia meets Clemson in the first of two regular-season meetings between the teams in 2015-16. â€¢ UVA has a three-game winning streak against the Tigers.
â€¢ Virginia is 28-1 in ACC home games over the past four seasons.
â€¢ As of Jan. 18, UVA is tied for 9th in the ACC at 2-3 and Clemson is second at 5-1.
â€¢ As of Jan. 18, UVA ranks 10th nationally in scoring defense (61.2 ppg), 11th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.62), 14th in free throw percentage (75.6%), 20th in field goal percentage (49.1%), 21st in 3-point field goal percentage (39.8%) and tied for 22nd in turnover margin (3.4).
â€¢ Single-game tickets are on sale for the Virginia-Clemson game. Tickets can be purchased online at VirginiaSports.com or by phone at 1-800-542-8821.
â€¢ The Virginia-Clemson 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), 149-68 in seven seasons at UVA and 218-101 in 10 seasons overall.
Clemson: Brad Brownell (DePauw, 1991), 102-79 in six seasons at Clemson and 269-164 in 14 seasons overall.
Virginia Ranked No. 13 in Latest Polls
â€¢ UVA is ranked No. 13 in the latest Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ polls.
â€¢ UVA was ranked in the top 10 in six consecutive polls from Nov. 30, 2015 to Jan. 4, 2016.
â€¢ UVA was ranked in the top 10 in 25 consecutive AP polls from March 3, 2014 to Nov. 16, 2015, 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 Tigers
â€¢ Virginia is 71-52 all-time vs. Clemson, including a 43-16 record in Charlottesville, in the series that dates back to 1935-36.
â€¢ UVA is 5-0 in its last five meetings against the Tigers in Charlottesville, including a 65-42 win last season at John Paul Jones Arena.
â€¢ The Cavaliers are 3-2 in their last five meetings vs. Clemson and 5-5 in their last 10. â€¢ Head coach Tony Bennett is 5-3 all-time vs. Clemson.
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon is Virginia’s current career leading scorer against Clemson, averaging 10.3 points in four career games.
â€¢ Anthony Gill is averaging 10 points and 4.3 rebounds in three career games against the Tigers (2 games for Virginia and 1 for South Carolina).
Last Time vs. Clemson
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon had 16 points and Justin Anderson added 15 to lead Virginia to a 65-42 win over Clemson on Jan. 13, 2015.
â€¢ The Cavaliers led Clemson 25-19 at the half and used a 29-6 run to start the second stanza to stay unbeaten at 16-0.
â€¢ Virginia shot 50 percent from the field for the first time in ACC play and held Clemson to 35.7 percent.
â€¢ Darion Atkins added six points and a team-high six rebounds, and Isaiah Wilkins provided another spark off the bench with five points and his first career 3-pointer.
â€¢ Virginia was out-rebounded for the third time in four league games, but committed only four turnovers in its 20th-straight home win.
Last Time Out
â€¢ Freshmen Dwayne Bacon scored 19 points and Malik Beasley added 17 to lift Florida State to a 69-62 win over No. 13 Virginia on Jan. 17.
â€¢ London Perrantes had 19 points and Anthony Gill added 13 for UVA, which lost its third straight ACC road contest.
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon had 10 points, but was 4-17 from the field.
â€¢ Florida State out-rebounded UVA 31-25 and shot 63.2 percent from the field in the second half.
â€¢ UVA had its second-worst shooting game of the season, connecting on 39.3 percent (22-56) from the field.
On The Horizon
â€¢ UVA hosts Syracuse on Saturday, Jan. 23. Tipoff at the John Paul Jones Arena is set for noon on ESPN.