No. 7 Virginia Hosts NC State Monday Night
|NC State at No. 7 Virginia
|Date & Time
||Monday, Feb. 15 | 7 p.m.|
|Location||John Paul Jones Arena | Charlottesville, Va.|
|Coverage||ESPN | Listen on Cavaliers Live | Gametracker | WatchESPN.com|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Game Notes|
Feb. 14, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 7 Virginia (20-5, 9-4 ACC) hosts NC State (13-12, 3-9 ACC) in Atlantic Coast Conference action on Monday (Feb. 15). Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena (14,593) is set for 7 p.m. The ACC Big Monday game will be televised on ESPN.
Important Spectator Information
â€¢ The Atlantic Coast Conference determines when games are played, including changes to schedules. The primary focus of the ACC’s game management protocol is to ensure the teams and officials are in a position to play and administer the game.
â€¢ Fans are advised to use extreme caution and safety and allow for extra time if you travel to John Paul Jones Arena for tonight’s game.
â€¢ Roads throughout the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County are snow-packed and slippery.
â€¢ Fans should be aware of both pedestrian and vehicular traffic around JPJ Arena.
â€¢ Parking lots and sidewalks around JPJ Arena have been cleared of snow, but they are expected to be slippery.
â€¢ The fan shuttles from North Grounds will not be in operation for tonight’s game.
â€¢ Free parking for tonight’s game is available in the Emmet/Ivy and Culbreth Road parking garages.
â€¢ Concession stands may not be in full operation during tonight’s game.
â€¢ Virginia meets NC State for the lone regular-season meeting between the teams.
â€¢ UVA has a three-game winning streak vs. the Wolfpack.
â€¢ Virginia has a 17-game home winning streak, including a 12-0 mark at John Paul Jones Arena this season.
â€¢ As of Feb. 14, UVA is tied for third in the ACC at 9-4 and NC State is tied for 12th at 3-9.
â€¢ As of Feb. 14, UVA ranks third nationally in scoring defense (59.8 ppg), eighth in field goal shooting (49.5%), 12th in 3-point field goal shooting (39.8%) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.54) and 16th in free throw shooting (75.3%).
â€¢ Single-game tickets are on sale for the Virginia-NC State game. Tickets can be purchased online at VirginiaSports.com or by phone at 1-800-542-8821.
â€¢ The Virginia-NC State game will be televised on ESPN, streamed online at WatchESPN.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), 156-69 in seven seasons at UVA and 225-102 in 10 seasons overall.
NC State: Mark Gottfried (Alabama, 1987), 105-64 in five seasons at NC State and 383-219 in 19 seasons overall.
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. NC State
â€¢ Virginia is 62-82 all-time vs. NC State in the series that dates back to 1912-13.
â€¢ The Cavaliers are 8-0 in their last eight regular-season games against NC State and 8-2 in their last 10 overall including a pair of losses in the ACC Tournament.
â€¢ UVA posted a pair of wins vs. NC State last season (61-51 win in Charlottesville and 51-47 in Raleigh). â€¢ UVA has a six-game winning streak against NC State at JPJ.
â€¢ Tony Bennett is 8-2 vs. NC State as head coach at Virginia.
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon is Virginia’s current career leading scorer against NC State, averaging 12.3 points in four career games.
â€¢ Mike Tobey is averaging 11.3 points and 6.2 rebounds in five games against the Wolfpack, while Anthony Gill has averaged 8.3 points and 6.7 rebounds in three contests.
Last Time vs. The Wolfpack
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon scored 15 points to lead then-No. 2 Virginia to a 51-47 road win at NC State on Feb. 11, 2015.
â€¢ Mike Tobey (11 points, 9 rebounds) and Anthony Gill (9 points and 11 rebounds) combined for 20 points and 20 rebounds as Virginia posted its eighth straight regular-season win against the Wolfpack.
â€¢ Evan Nolte started in place of Justin Anderson and contributed three points, one assist, one blocked shot and one steal.
â€¢ Trevor Lacey led the Wolfpack with 14 points and Cat Barber added 11 points.
â€¢ UVA shot 37.3 percent from the floor and out-rebounded NC State 43-28.
Last Time Out
â€¢ Grayson Allen banked in the game-winner at the buzzer to send Duke to a 63-62 win over No. 7 Virginia on Saturday, Feb. 13.
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon’s (18 points) reverse layup with nine seconds remaining gave UVA a 62-61 lead before Allen’s game-winner.
â€¢ Brandon Ingram tallied a game-high 25 points, including 18 straight Duke points over a 5:37 span.
â€¢ Duke outrebounded UVA 34-26 and made eight 3-pointers.
â€¢ UVA’s reserves tallied 14 points, led by Mike Tobey’s eight.
There’s No Place Like Home
â€¢ Virginia is 135-36 (.789) in 10 seasons, including a 12-0 mark in 2015-16, at John Paul Jones Arena.
â€¢ As of Feb. 14, UVA owns the nation’s eighth longest current home-winning streak at 17 games.
â€¢ UVA is 97-20 (.829), including a 62-5 (.925) mark the past four seasons, at home under head coach Tony Bennett.
â€¢ Virginia is 32-1 in ACC home games over the past four seasons, which ties the second best mark in ACC history with one loss (Duke 33-1 from 1962-64 and Duke 32-1 from 1997-2000).
â€¢ UVA has won 11 or more home games for seven straight seasons.
â€¢ UVA’s 21-game home winning streak from Dec. 21, 2013-Jan. 22, 2015 set a JPJ record.
On The Horizon
â€¢ Virginia travels to No. 12 Miami on Monday, Feb. 22.
â€¢ Tipoff at BankUnited Center is set for 7 p.m.
â€¢ The ACC Big Monday game will be televised on ESPN.