No. 9 Virginia Hosts Boston College Wednesday
|Boston College at No. 9 Virginia
|Date & Time
||Wednesday, Feb. 3 | 7 p.m.|
|Location||John Paul Jones Arena | Charlottesville, Va.|
|Coverage||RSN | Listen on Cavaliers Live | | ESPN3.com|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Game Notes|
Feb. 2, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 9 Virginia (17-4, 6-3 ACC) hosts Boston College (7-14, 0-8 ACC) in Atlantic Coast Conference action on Wednesday (Feb. 3). Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena (14,593) is set for 7 p.m. The game will be televised on the Regional Sports Network.
â€¢ Virginia meets Boston College for the lone meeting between the teams in 2015-16.
â€¢ The Cavaliers have a 15-game home-winning streak and are 10-0 at John Paul Jones Arena in 2015-16.
â€¢ As of Feb. 2, UVA is tied for third in the ACC at 6-3 and Boston College is 15th at 0-8.
â€¢ As of Feb. 2, UVA ranks sixth nationally in scoring defense (61.2 ppg), seventh in field goal percentage (50%), 12th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.54), 17th in 3-point field goal percentage (39.8%) and 24th in free throw percentage (74.6%).
â€¢ Single-game tickets are on sale for the Virginia-Boston College game. Tickets can be purchased online at VirginiaSports.com or by phone at 1-800-542-8821.
â€¢ The Virginia-Boston College game will be televised on the Regional Sports Network, streamed online at ESPN.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), 153-68 in seven seasons at UVA and 222-101 in 10 seasons overall.
Boston College: Jim Christian (Rhode Island, 1988), 20-33 in two seasons at Boston College and 263-186 in 14 seasons overall
Virginia Ranked No. 9 in Latest Polls
â€¢ UVA is ranked No. 9 in the latest Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ polls.
â€¢ UVA has been ranked in the top 10 in the AP poll on three different occasions this season (7 weeks overall).
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.
All-Time vs. Boston College
â€¢ Virginia is 11-7 all-time vs. Boston College, including an 8-7 ACC mark, in the series that dates back to 1971-72.
â€¢ The Cavaliers have a two-game winning streak against the Eagles and have won four of the last five games in the series.
â€¢ UVA recorded a 66-51 win at Boston College last season and a 77-67 win at John Paul Jones Arena in 2013-14.
â€¢ Virginia is 6-2 vs. Boston College in Charlottesville, including a 4-2 mark at JPJ.
â€¢ Head coach Tony Bennett is 5-4 all-time against Boston College.
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 14.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.0 assists in three career games against Boston College, while Anthony Gill is averaging 12 points and 8.5 rebounds in two games.
Last Time vs. The Eagles
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon matched a season high with 20 points and Anthony Gill had his third double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds as then-No. 2 Virginia posted a 66-51 road win at Boston College on Jan. 17, 2015.
â€¢ The Cavaliers trailed 38-33 in the second half, but closed the game on a 33-13 run to seal their second win at Boston College.
â€¢ London Perrantes had a solid all-around performance with eight points, six assists and three rebounds. â€¢ The Cavaliers outrebounded the Eagles 35-20 and went 18-21 from the charity stripe.
Last Time Out
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon and Anthony Gill tallied 13 points each to lead then-No. 11 UVA to a 63-47 win at then-No. 16 Louisville on Jan. 30.
â€¢ The Cavaliers shot 57.8 percent (26-45) from the field and limited the Cardinals to 32.7 percent (16-49), including 21.1 percent (4-19) in the first half.
â€¢ The Virginia win marked the Cardinals’ worst loss at KFC Yum! Center, surpassing Kentucky’s 78-63 win over Louisville on Dec. 31, 2010.
â€¢ UVA led 29-14 at halftime, marking a season low for points for a Cavalier opponent in the opening stanza.
â€¢ The Cavaliers held Louisville scoreless for 7:34 of the first half as the Cardinals went 0-7 from the field and committed seven turnovers during that span.
On The Horizon
â€¢ UVA travels to Pittsburgh on Saturday, Feb. 6.
â€¢ Tipoff at Petersen Events Center is set for noon.
â€¢ The game will be televised on the ACC Network.