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No. 7 Virginia at No. 11 Miami
Date & Time
Monday, Feb. 22 | 7 p.m.
Location BankUnited Center | Coral Gables, Fla.
Coverage ESPN | Listen on Cavaliers Live | Gametracker |
Additional Information Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Game Notes

Feb. 21, 2016

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va – No. 7 Virginia (21-5, 10-4 ACC) travels to No. 11 Miami (21-5, 10-4 ACC) for an Atlantic Coast Conference game on Monday (Feb. 22). Tipoff at BankUnited Center (8,000) is set for 7 p.m. The ACC Big Monday game will be televised on ESPN.

For Openers
• Virginia meets Miami for the second time this season.
• UVA has a three-game winning streak vs. Miami, including a 66-58 win on Jan. 12.
• As of Feb. 21, UVA and Miami are tied for second in the ACC at 10-4.
• As of Feb. 20, UVA ranks second nationally in scoring defense (59.5 ppg), sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.57), seventh in field goal shooting (49.6%), 10th in 3-point field goal shooting (40.6%), 17th in free throw shooting (75.4%), 27th in scoring margin (11.6) and 30th in turnover margin (2.7).

Broadcast Information
• The Virginia-Miami game will be televised on ESPN, streamed online at and broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network, and Virginia Athletics mobile app on iTunes or Android.
• Live statistics will be located on and the Virginia Sports app.

The Head Coaches
Virginia: Tony Bennett (Green Bay, 1992), 157-69 in seven seasons at UVA and 226-102 in 10 seasons overall.
Miami: Jim Larranaga (Providence, 1971), 112-54 in five seasons at Miami and 582-388 in 32 seasons overall.

Virginia vs. Ranked Opponents
• UVA is 4-0 vs. ranked opponents, including back-to-back wins over then-No. 14 West Virginia (70-54) and then-No. 12/13 Villanova (86-75).
• UVA added wins over then-No. 8 Miami (66-58) and then-No. 16 Louisville (63-47). • Three of UVA’s final four regular-season opponents are ranked (No. 11 Miami, No. 5 North Carolina and No. 18 Louisville).
• UVA ranks fourth in the nation behind Kansas (6), Oklahoma (6) and Iowa (5) with four wins vs. ranked opponents.
• UVA has won its first four games against AP-ranked opponents for the second time in school history (5-0 start in 1980-81).
• Virginia is 18-21 against ranked opponents, including a 2-6 mark vs. top-5 foes, in the Tony Bennett era.

Virginia Ranked No. 7 in Latest Polls
• UVA is ranked No. 7 in the latest AP poll and No. 8 in the USA Today Coaches’ poll.
• UVA has been ranked in the top 10 in the AP poll on three different occasions this season (11 weeks overall).
• UVA has been ranked in the top 10 in 33 of the last 37 AP polls.
• 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.
• The Cavaliers’ No. 6 preseason ranking was UVA’s best since a No. 1 ranking to start the 1982-83 season.

All-Time vs. Miami
• UVA is 8-10 all-time vs. Miami in the series that dates back to 1965-66.
• The Cavaliers are 1-6 vs. the Hurricanes in Coral Gables, posting an 89-80 double-overtime win over the Hurricanes in last season’s ACC opener.
• UVA has a three-game winning streak in the series, including a 66-58 win in Charlottesville this season.
• Head coach Tony Bennett is 5-4 all-time against Miami.
• London Perrantes is Virginia’s current career leading scorer against Miami, averaging 18 points in three career games.
• Malcolm Brogdon has averaged 12 points in four games against the Hurricanes, while Anthony Gill has averaged 10 points and 5.7 rebounds in three contests.

Last Time vs. The Hurricanes
• Malcolm Brogdon led four players in double figures with 20 points as then-No. 13 Virginia beat then-No. 8 Miami 66-58 on Jan. 12.
• Anthony Gill added 15 points, London Perrantes had 12 and Mike Tobey added 12 as Virginia snapped a two-game losing streak.
• Angel Rodriguez scored 17 points to lead Miami and Sheldon McClellan added 13.
• UVA shot 61.1 percent from the field and 82 percent (15-17) from the charity stripe in the second half. • Gill had a game-high eight rebounds as UVA enjoyed a 35-27 rebounding advantage.
• Miami was 6-22 (27.3%) from 3-point range and 10-17 (58.8%) from the free throw line in the loss.

Last Time Out
• Malcolm Brogdon had a game-high 22 points and London Perrantes added 19 points to lead No. 7 Virginia past NC State, 73-53, on Feb. 15.
• Brogdon (4-7) and Perrantes (5-8) combined for nine 3-pointers as UVA used a 13-2 run after halftime to storm past the Wolfpack.
• Brogdon and UVA limited ACC leading scorer Cat Barber to 14 points on 4-11 shooting.
• Isaiah Wilkins added a career-high 13 rebounds.
• UVA shot 53.7 percent from the field and 55.6% from 3-point range.

On The Horizon
• Virginia hosts No. 5 North Carolina on Saturday, Feb. 27. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 6:30 p.m.

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