No. 4 Virginia Plays Clemson in ACC Road Finale Tuesday
|No. 4 Virginia at Clemson
|Date & Time
||Tuesday, March 1 | 7 p.m.|
|Location||Bon Secours Wellness Arena | Greenville, S.C.|
|Coverage||ESPNU | Listen on Cavaliers Live | Gametracker | ESPN3.com|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Game Notes|
Feb. 29, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 4 Virginia (22-6, 11-5 ACC) plays Clemson (16-12, 9-7 ACC) in Atlantic Coast Conference action in Greenville, S.C., on Tuesday (March 1). Tipoff at Bon Secours Wellness Arena (14,897) is set for 7 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU.
â€¢ Virginia aims for its first season sweep and fifth consecutive win against Clemson.
â€¢ As of Feb. 29, UVA is tied for third in the ACC at 11-5 and Clemson is tied for seventh at 9-7.
â€¢ As of Feb. 29, UVA ranks third nationally in scoring defense (60.2 ppg), seventh in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.57), ninth in field goal shooting (49.2%), 11th in 3-point field goal shooting (40.3%), 17th in free throw shooting (75.7%), 26th in turnover margin (2.8) and 27th in scoring margin (10.8).
â€¢ The Virginia-Clemson game will be televised on ESPNU, 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), 158-70 in seven seasons at UVA and 227-103 in 10 seasons overall.
Clemson: Brad Brownell (DePauw, 1991), 106-85 in six seasons at Clemson and 273-170 in 14 seasons overall.
Virginia Ranked No. 4 in Latest Polls
â€¢ UVA is ranked No. 4 in the latest AP and USA Today Coaches polls.
â€¢ UVA has been ranked in the top 10 in the AP poll on three different occasions this season (14 weeks overall).
â€¢ UVA has been ranked in the top 10 in 35 of the last 39 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. Clemson
â€¢ Virginia is 72-52 all-time vs. Clemson, including a 22-35 road mark, in the series that dates back to 1935-36.
â€¢ UVA posted a 69-62 win over the Tigers on Jan. 19 and has a four-game winning streak in the series.
â€¢ UVA tallied a 63-58 win in its last trip to Clemson on Feb. 15, 2014.
â€¢ The Cavaliers are 4-1 in their last five meetings vs. Clemson and 7-3 in their last 10.
â€¢ Head coach Tony Bennett is 6-3 all-time vs. Clemson.
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon is Virginia’s current career leading scorer against Clemson, averaging 12.2 points in five career games.
â€¢ Anthony Gill is averaging 10.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in four career games against the Tigers (3 games for UVA and 1 for South Carolina).
Last Time vs. The Tigers
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon tallied 20 points to lead then-No. 13 Virginia to a 69-62 win over Clemson on Jan. 19.
â€¢ Anthony Gill added 12 points and Devon Hall added 11 points in his second straight start for UVA.
â€¢ Virginia shot 54.3 percent from the field (25-46) and out-rebounded Clemson 32-21 in Tony Bennett‘s 150th win at UVA.
â€¢ Jaron Blossomgame had a game-high 23 points for the Tigers and Landry Nnoko added 15.
Last Time Out
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon had a game-high 26 points to lead No. 3 Virginia to a 79-74 win over No. 7 North Carolina on Feb. 27.
â€¢ Anthony Gill added 15 points and nine rebounds and London Perrantes chipped in 12 points and six assists.
â€¢ Devon Hall had 11 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, and Isaiah Wilkins added eight points and five rebounds.
â€¢ UVA limited UNC to a pair of fast break points and had 14 second chance points in the win.
â€¢ Joel Berry II led four Tar Heels in double figures with 21 points.
â€¢ ACC Player of the Year candidate Brice Johnson was limited to 12 points, seven rebounds and five turnovers.
â€¢ UNC out-rebounded UVA 36-33 and had 13 turnovers.
â€¢ UVA converted 18-of-21 free throws for 85.7 percent.
On The Horizon
â€¢ Virginia hosts Louisville during Senior Day on Saturday, March 5.
â€¢ Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 8:30 p.m.
â€¢ The game will be televised live on ESPN.