No. 7 Virginia Plays at No. 11 Miami Monday Night
|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 | WatchESPN.com|
|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.
â€¢ Virginia meets Miami for the second time this season.
â€¢ UVA has a three-game winning streak vs. Miami, including a 66-58 win on Jan. 12.
â€¢ As of Feb. 21, UVA and Miami are tied for second in the ACC at 10-4.
â€¢ 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).
â€¢ The Virginia-Miami 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), 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
â€¢ 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).
â€¢ UVA added wins over then-No. 8 Miami (66-58) and then-No. 16 Louisville (63-47). â€¢ Three of UVA’s final four regular-season opponents are ranked (No. 11 Miami, No. 5 North Carolina and No. 18 Louisville).
â€¢ UVA ranks fourth in the nation behind Kansas (6), Oklahoma (6) and Iowa (5) with four wins vs. ranked opponents.
â€¢ UVA has won its first four games against AP-ranked opponents for the second time in school history (5-0 start in 1980-81).
â€¢ 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
â€¢ UVA is ranked No. 7 in the latest AP poll and No. 8 in the USA Today Coaches’ poll.
â€¢ UVA has been ranked in the top 10 in the AP poll on three different occasions this season (11 weeks overall).
â€¢ UVA has been ranked in the top 10 in 33 of the last 37 AP polls.
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. Miami
â€¢ UVA is 8-10 all-time vs. Miami in the series that dates back to 1965-66.
â€¢ 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.
â€¢ UVA has a three-game winning streak in the series, including a 66-58 win in Charlottesville this season.
â€¢ Head coach Tony Bennett is 5-4 all-time against Miami.
â€¢ London Perrantes is Virginia’s current career leading scorer against Miami, averaging 18 points in three career games.
â€¢ 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
â€¢ 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.
â€¢ Anthony Gill added 15 points, London Perrantes had 12 and Mike Tobey added 12 as Virginia snapped a two-game losing streak.
â€¢ Angel Rodriguez scored 17 points to lead Miami and Sheldon McClellan added 13.
â€¢ UVA shot 61.1 percent from the field and 82 percent (15-17) from the charity stripe in the second half. â€¢ Gill had a game-high eight rebounds as UVA enjoyed a 35-27 rebounding advantage.
â€¢ 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
â€¢ 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.
â€¢ 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.
â€¢ Brogdon and UVA limited ACC leading scorer Cat Barber to 14 points on 4-11 shooting.
â€¢ Isaiah Wilkins added a career-high 13 rebounds.
â€¢ UVA shot 53.7 percent from the field and 55.6% from 3-point range.
On The Horizon
â€¢ Virginia hosts No. 5 North Carolina on Saturday, Feb. 27. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 6:30 p.m.