No. 11 UVA Plays at No. 16 Louisville Saturday
|No. 11 Virginia at No. 16 Louisville
|Date & Time
||Saturday, Jan. 30 | 1 p.m.|
|Location||KFC Yum! Center | Louisville, Ky.|
|Coverage||CBS | Listen on Cavaliers Live ||
|Additional Information||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Game Notes|
Jan. 29, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 11 Virginia (16-4, 5-3 ACC) plays at No. 16 Louisville (17-3, 6-1 ACC) in Atlantic Coast Conference action on Saturday (Jan. 30). Tipoff at KFC Yum! Center (22,090) is set for 1 p.m. The game will be nationally televised on CBS.
â€¢ Virginia meets Louisville in the first of two meetings between the teams in 2015-16.
â€¢ The Cavaliers have a three-game winning streak and are 3-0 vs. ranked opponents.
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon has three consecutive 20-point games and is averaging 23 points during that span.
â€¢ As of Jan. 29, UVA is tied for 5th in the ACC at 5-3 and Louisville is second at 6-1.
â€¢ As of Jan. 28, UVA ranks eighth nationally in field goal percentage (49.6%) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.6), 11th in scoring defense (61.9 ppg) and 17th in 3-point field goal percentage (39.9%).
â€¢ The Virginia-Louisville game will be televised on CBS 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.
Suits and Sneakers Week & Princess Lacey’s Laces
â€¢ The UVA-Louisville game is part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And Sneakers Week and Princess Lacey’s Laces, celebrated Jan. 25-31.
â€¢ The UVA and Louisville coaching staffs will wear sneakers with their suits during the game to raise cancer awareness.
â€¢ Specially-designed `Princess Lacey’s Laces’ will provide an additional opportunity to raise awareness, while honoring Lacey and further amplifying the need to continue raising funds for pediatric cancer.
â€¢ The Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers initiative honors Lacey Holsworth and her love of basketball. Through the promotion and purchase of these special laces, her memory will live on with the hope that one day, pediatric cancer will no longer claim the lives of those we love.
â€¢ Laces can be purchased in any Shoe Carnival store nationwide as well as on their website at www.shoecarnival.com/Lacey.
The Head Coaches
Virginia: Tony Bennett (Green Bay, 1992), 152-68 in seven seasons at UVA and 221-101 in 10 seasons overall.
Louisville: Rick Pitino (Massachusetts, 1974), 385-129 in 15 seasons at Louisville and 739-257 in 31 seasons overall.
Virginia Ranked No. 11/12 in Latest Polls
â€¢ UVA is ranked No. 11 in the latest Associated Press poll and No. 12 USA Today Coaches’ ranking.
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. Louisville
â€¢ The Cavaliers are 6-4 all-time vs. Louisville in the series that dates back to 1923-24.
â€¢ The Cavaliers are 3-3 against the Cardinals in Louisville and the teams are meeting for the second time at KFC Yum! Center.
â€¢ Virginia and Louisville split a pair of contests last season.
â€¢ Then-No. 3 Virginia defeated then-No. 9 Louisville 52-47 on Feb. 7 in Charlottesville and then-No. 16 Louisville beat then-No. 2 Virginia on March 7.
â€¢ Tony Bennett is 1-1 vs. Louisville as head coach at Virginia.
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon is Virginia’s current career leading scorer against Louisville, averaging 16 points and 4.3 rebounds in two career games.
â€¢ Anthony Gill is averaging nine points and five rebounds in two games against Louisville.
Last Time vs. The Cardinals
â€¢ Then-No. 16 Louisville defeated then-No. 2 Virginia 59-57 in the ACC regular-season finale at KFC Yum! Center on March 7, 2015.
â€¢ Mangok Mathiang hit the game-winning shot from the foul line extended with 2.7 seconds left in regulation.
â€¢ Current Houston Rockets forward Montrezl Harrell had a game-high 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead Louisville.
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon led Virginia with 17 points and Darion Atkins added 10 points and a team-high seven rebounds.
â€¢ Virginia shot 47.7 percent from the floor, but was outrebounded 29-27 and had 13 turnovers.
Last Time Out
â€¢ Darius Thompson banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give No. 11 Virginia a 72-71 win at Wake Forest on Jan. 26.
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon matched a career high with 28 points and Anthony Gill added 17 points before fouling out.
â€¢ Virginia tallied 18 points in the final 1:16 to snap a three-game ACC road losing streak.
â€¢ Marial Shayok tallied 10 points for Virginia, which was outplayed most of the game.
â€¢ Wake Forest shot 53.5 percent against UVA, which marked a season high against the Cavaliers.
â€¢ The Demon Deacons outrebounded Virginia 30-27, but went 19-29 (65.5%) from the free throw line in the loss.
On The Horizon
â€¢ UVA hosts Boston College on Wednesday, Feb. 3.
â€¢ Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 7 p.m.
â€¢ The game will be carried by the Regional Sports Network.