No. 7 UVA Hosts Virginia Tech in Commonwealth Clash Tuesday
|Virginia Tech at No. 7 Virginia
|Date & Time
||Tuesday, Feb. 9 | 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|
Feb. 8, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 7 Virginia (19-4, 8-3 ACC) hosts in-state rival Virginia Tech (13-11, 5-6 ACC) in Atlantic Coast Conference action on Tuesday (Feb. 9). Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena (14,593) is set for 8 p.m. The game will be televised on the ACC Network (WVIR-TV locally).
â€¢ The UVA-VT game is part of the Commonwealth Clash presented by Virginia529, which is a head-to-head, points-based competition between the athletic teams of the Cavaliers and Hokies.
â€¢ Virginia looks to avenge a 70-68 loss at Virginia Tech earlier this season.
â€¢ As of Feb. 8, UVA is third in the ACC at 8-3 and Virginia Tech is 11th at 5-6.
â€¢ As of Feb. 8, UVA ranks fifth nationally in scoring defense (60.1 ppg), eighth in field goal percentage (49.5%), 10th in 3-point field goal percentage (41.1%), 15th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.49) and 28th in free throw percentage (74.5%).
â€¢ Single-game tickets are on sale for the Virginia-Virginia Tech game. Tickets can be purchased online at VirginiaSports.com or by phone at 1-800-542-8821.
â€¢ The Virginia-Virginia Tech game will be televised on the ACC Network (WVIR-TV locally), 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), 155-68 in seven seasons at UVA and 224-101 in 10 seasons overall.
Virginia Tech: Buzz Williams (Oklahoma City University, 1994), 24-33 in two seasons at Virginia Tech and 177-119 in nine seasons overall.
More on The Commonwealth Clash
â€¢ The Commonwealth Clash encourages a friendly, statewide rivalry between the two schools across all school-sponsored sports with 21 individual event points on the line.
â€¢ The school that accumulates 11 points or more will be crowned the winner and take home the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash trophy.
â€¢ The UVA-VT game is worth a half point in the Clash. â€¢ The score for this year’s Clash is Virginia 3.5 and Virginia Tech 3.5.
â€¢ UVA claimed the inaugural Commonwealth Clash 15-7 last season.
Virginia Ranked No. 7 in Latest Polls
â€¢ UVA is ranked No. 7 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 (10 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. Virginia Tech
â€¢ Virginia is 88-54 all-time vs. Virginia Tech in the series that dates back to 1914-15.
â€¢ UVA’s seven-game winning streak against the Hokies ended with its 70-68 loss at Cassell Coliseum on Jan. 4.
â€¢ The Cavaliers are 8-2 in their last 10 meetings against the Hokies, including a three-game winning streak at John Paul Jones Arena.
â€¢ The Cavaliers are 36-12 against Virginia Tech in Charlottesville, including a 6-3 mark at JPJ. â€¢ Head coach Tony Bennett is 9-4 all-time vs. Virginia Tech.
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon is Virginia’s current career leading scorer against the Hokies, averaging 11.7 points in seven career games.
â€¢ Anthony Gill has averaged 10.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in five career games vs. the Hokies, while London Perrantes has averaged 10.8 points and 4.4 assists in five contests.
Last Time vs. The Hokies
â€¢ Zach LeDay tallied 22 points to lead Virginia Tech to a 70-68 upset win over then-No. 4 Virginia in Blacksburg on Jan. 4.
â€¢ London Perrantes had a season-high 22 points, including a career-high seven 3-pointers, in the loss that ended UVA’s 11-game winning streak.
â€¢ Anthony Gill added 17 points and Malcolm Brogdon chipped in 15 as UVA shot 49 percent (24-49) from the field in the loss.
â€¢ Virginia Tech ended its seven-game losing skid against UVA by shooting 52.9 percent (9-17) from 3-point range.
â€¢ Justin Bibbs had 16 points and Seth Allen added 13 for the Hokies.
â€¢ UVA out-rebounded Virginia Tech 34-22, but had 16 turnovers.
Last Time Out
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon tallied a game-high 21 points and London Perrantes added 14 to send then-No. 9 Virginia to a 64-50 win at Pitt.
â€¢ With the scored tied at 31-31, Virginia drained three straight 3-pointers and Devon Hall converted a 3-point play to cap a 12-0 run early in the 2nd half.
â€¢ The Cavaliers went 9-16 from 3-point range and limited Pitt to 39.1 percent field goal shooting.
â€¢ UVA owned the paint with a 28-14 scoring advantage and scored 20 points off of 11 Pitt turnovers.
â€¢ Jamel Artis lead Pitt with 17 points and Michael Young added 12 points and 10 rebounds.
â€¢ Anthony Gill was limited to a season-low four points.
On The Horizon
â€¢ Virginia travels to Duke on Saturday, Feb. 13.
â€¢ Tipoff at Cameron Indoor Stadium is set for 4:30 p.m.
â€¢ The game will be televised on ESPN.