No. 9 Virginia Plays at Pitt Saturday
|No. 9 Virginia at Pitt
|Date & Time
||Saturday, Feb. 6 | Noon ET|
|Location||Petersen Events Center | Pittsburgh, Pa.|
|Coverage||ACC Network | Listen on Cavaliers Live | | ESPN3.com|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Game Notes|
Feb. 5, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 9 Virginia (18-4, 7-3 ACC) plays at Pitt (17-4, 6-3 ACC) in Atlantic Coast Conference action on Saturday (Feb. 6). Tipoff at Petersen Events Center (12,500) is set for noon. The game will be televised on the ACC Network (WVIR-TV locally).
â€¢ Virginia meets Pitt for the lone meeting between the teams in 2015-16.
â€¢ The Cavaliers have a six-game winning streak against the Panthers, including a 48-45 win at Petersen Evens Center on Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 2, 2014.
â€¢ As of Feb. 5, UVA is tied for third in the ACC at 7-3 and Pitt is tied for fifth at 6-3.
â€¢ As of Feb. 4, UVA ranks sixth nationally in scoring defense (60.5 ppg), eighth in field goal percentage (49.6%), 14th in 3-point field goal percentage (40.4%), 18th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.49) and 21st in free throw percentage (75%).
â€¢ The Virginia-Pitt 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), 154-68 in seven seasons at UVA and 223-101 in 10 seasons overall.
Pitt: Jamie Dixon (TCU, 1987), 324-115 in 13 seasons at Pitt.
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. Pitt
â€¢ Virginia is 10-3 all-time vs. Pitt in the series that dates back to 1957-58.
â€¢ UVA is 3-0 against the Panthers since 2013-14 when Pitt joined the ACC.
â€¢ The Cavaliers have a six-game winning steak against Pitt, including a 61-49 win at JPJ last season and a pair of three-point victories in 2013-14 (48-45 in Pittsburgh and 51-48 during the ACC Tournament in Greensboro).
â€¢ The Cavaliers are 4-2 against the Panthers in Pittsburgh.
â€¢ Tony Bennett is 3-0 vs. Pitt as head coach at Virginia and 3-1 career.
â€¢ Bennett suffered a 57-43 loss to Pitt in Newark, N.J., on Nov. 29, 2008, as head coach at Washington State.
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 14.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in three career games against Pitt, while Anthony Gill is averaging 7.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in three games.
Last Time vs. The Panthers
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon tallied 18 points, including his 1,000th career point, as then-No. 2 Virginia defeated Pitt 61-49 on Feb. 16, 2015.
â€¢ Anthony Gill added 12 points and six rebounds, and guard London Perrantes added 10 points and a game-high six assists for UVA.
â€¢ The Cavaliers held Pitt scoreless for five or more minutes three times during the game and led 25-15 at the half.
â€¢ Jamel Artis led the Panthers with game highs in points (20) and rebounds (8).
Last Time Out
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon tallied a game-high 27 points to lead No. 9 Virginia to a 61-47 win over Boston College on Feb. 3.
â€¢ Brogdon went 7-10 from the field, including 5-5 from 3-point range, to post his 11th 20-point effort of the season.
â€¢ Anthony Gill added 10 points and 11 rebounds for his second double-double of the season (fifth career).
â€¢ UVA limited BC to 26.5 percent field goal shooting.
â€¢ UVA shot 81.8 percent (18-22) from the free throw line.
On The Horizon
â€¢ Virginia hosts in-state rival Virginia Tech on Tuesday, Feb. 9.
â€¢ Tipoff for the Commonwealth Clash contest at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 8 p.m.
â€¢ The game will be televised on the ACC Network.