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Feb. 9, 2016

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Virginia Game Notes
No. 7 Virginia 67, Virginia Tech 49
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

Team Notes

  • Virginia upped its ACC winning streak to seven games and reached the 20-win plateau for the fifth straight season
  • The game was part of the presented by Virginia529, which is a head-to-head, points-based competition between the athletic teams of the Cavaliers and Hokies; UVA got a half-point with the win and leads the competition, 4-3.5.
  • Virginia did not trail against Virginia Tech and has trailed for a total of one minute, 19 seconds over the last four games (since Darius Thompson’s buzzer-beating game winner at Wake Forest)
  • Virginia is 89-54 all-time against Virginia Tech, including a 37-12 mark in Charlottesville
  • UVA head coach Tony Bennett is 10-4 against Virginia Tech
  • Virginia is 32-1 in home ACC games the last four seasons
  • Virginia has won 17 straight home games dating to the 2014-15 season
  • UVA is 135-36 in 10 seasons at JPJ, including 97-20 under Tony Bennett
  • Virginia is 15-1 when leading at the half
  • Virginia Tech turned the ball over eight times in its win over Virginia on Jan. 4, but turned it over eight times in the first 17 minutes tonight (15 total)
  • In contrast, UVA turned the ball over 16 times in its loss in Blacksburg, but just 10 times tonight
  • The Hokies were limited to a season-low 49 points (58 at Duke)
  • With 20 first-half points, Virginia Tech recorded its fewest points in any half this season (22, first half vs. Clemson)
  • Virginia recorded assists on 12 of its 13 first-half field goals and 18 of 24 total
  • UVA has held three of its last four opponents under 50 points and is now 54-2 under Tony Bennett when limiting to opponents to fewer than 50 points
  • UVA is 14-1 when out-rebounding its opponent

Player Notes

  • Isaiah Wilkins scored a career-high 14 points; his previous high was 10, set against Clemson (1/19/16)
  • Devon Hall recorded career highs in assists (five) and blocked shots (3)
  • Mike Tobey scored 10 points, his first game in double figures since a 12-point effort against Miami (1/12/16)
  • Malcolm Brogdon went 3-3 from the free throw line and has made 26 consecutive free throws
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