UVA Plays Georgia Tech at ACC Tournament
|No. 10 Seed Georgia Tech vs. No. 2 Seed Virginia
|Date & Time
||Thursday, March 10 | 7 p.m.|
|Location||Verizon Center | Washington, D.C.|
|Coverage||ESPN/WatchESPN | Cavaliers Live | Live Bracket Gametracker | ACC Network|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Game Notes|
March 9, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 2 seed Virginia (24-6) plays No. 10 seed Georgia Tech (18-13) in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday (March 10). Tipoff at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., is set for 7 p.m.
â€¢ Virginia went 0-1 vs. No. 10 seed Georgia Tech during the regular season.
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon is the first player in ACC history to win Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year honors in the same season.
â€¢ Anthony Gill was named to the All-ACC third team for the second straight year, while London Perrantes received honorable mention.
â€¢ As of March 8, UVA ranks second nationally in scoring defense (59.6 ppg), eighth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.54), 10th in 3-point field goal shooting (40.7%), 11th in field goal shooting (48.9%), 13th in free throw shooting (76.1%) and 22nd in scoring margin (11.1).
â€¢ Virginia’s ACC Tournament quarterfinal game will be televised on ESPN and the ACC Network, 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), 160-70 in seven seasons at UVA and 229-103 in 10 seasons overall.
Georgia Tech: Brian Gregory (Oakland, 1990), 73-84 in five seasons at Georgia Tech and 245-178 in 13 seasons overall.
Virginia Ranked No. 4 in Latest Polls
â€¢ UVA is ranked No. 4 in the latest AP and USA Today Coaches polls for the second consecutive week. â€¢ UVA has been ranked in the top 10 in the AP poll on three different occasions this season (15 weeks overall).
â€¢ UVA has been ranked in the top 10 in 36 of the last 40 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 in The ACC Tournament
â€¢ Virginia is 35-60 all-time in the ACC Tournament.
â€¢ UVA captured ACC Tournament titles in 1976 and 2014. â€¢ Virginia has a 22-35 record in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals.
â€¢ Virginia is 1-1 in ACC Tournament games in Washington, D.C.
â€¢ Tony Bennett is 5-5 all-time in the ACC Tournament.
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon is UVA’s current career leading scorer in the ACC Tournament, averaging 14.8 points in five career games.
All-Time vs. Georgia Tech
â€¢ Virginia is 37-40 all-time vs. Georgia Tech, including a 4-5 mark in the ACC Tournament, in the series that dates back to 1947-48.
â€¢ The Cavaliers dropped a 68-64 decision at Georgia Tech this season. â€¢ Virginia is 8-2 in its last 10 games against Georgia Tech.
â€¢ UVA last met Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament in 2008, falling 94-76 in the first round in Charlotte.
â€¢ Head coach Tony Bennett is 7-2 all-time vs. Georgia Tech.
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon is Virginia’s current career leading scorer against Georgia Tech, averaging 12.3 points in four career games.
Last Time vs. The Yellow Jackets
â€¢ Adam Smith, Nick Jacobs and Quinton Stephens tallied 16 points apiece to lead Georgia Tech to a 68-64 win over Virginia on Jan. 9.
â€¢ Malcolm Brogdon led UVA with 19 points and London Perrantes added 13 points and Anthony Gill had 11.
â€¢ Georgia Tech shot 53.3 percent (8-15) from 3-point range and out-rebounded the Cavaliers 41-29.
On The Horizon
â€¢ With a win in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals, the Cavaliers would advance to the semifinals on Friday, March 11.
â€¢ Tipoff is set for 9 p.m. at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.