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March 26, 2016

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Virginia Game Notes
No. 1 seed Virginia 84, No. 4 seed Iowa State 71
Friday, March 25, 2016

NCAA Tournament Notes

  • With the win, Virginia earned its sixth trip to the Elite Eight and first since 1995
  • Virginia is 28-19 all-time in 20 NCAA Tournament appearances and 6-3 in NCAA Regional semifinal play
  • Tony Bennett is 9-5 career in five trips to the NCAA Tournament, including a 6-3 mark at Virginia, and also is making his first Elite 8 appearance
  • Virginia recorded its most assists ever in an NCAA Tournament game with 26 (previous was 23 against Michigan in 1989); it also was a season high
  • Georges Niang scored 30 points, most by a UVA opponent in an NCAA game since Arizona’s Khalid Reeves recorded 30 on March 20, 1994

Team Notes

  • Virginia has recorded 89 wins over the last three seasons, setting a program record (88, 1981-83)
  • UVA’s senior class scored its 112th victory — matching a school record, set by the 1983 squad
  • UVA scored its 29th win, tied for fifth most in program history
  • UVA is 80-4 when scoring at least 70 points under Tony Bennett
  • Virginia is 23-2 this year when leading at the half
  • Virginia earned its eighth win over a ranked team, its most since eight in 1980-81
  • Virginia hit the 80-point plateau for the eighth time and the second time in the NCAA Tournament
  • Virginia improved to 2-2 all-time against Iowa State
  • UVA hit eight of its first 12 field-goal attempts in the first half to bolt to a 20-5 lead just under seven minutes into the game
  • UVA recorded assists on 15 of its 17 first-half field goals
  • UVA shot 60.7 percent in the first half, its best first-half shooting percentage of the season (60 percent against George Mason)
  • The 45-point effort in the first half was UVA’s second best in the opening half this year, bested only by a 47-point performance against George Mason (11/22)
  • This marks just the fourth game this year in which UVA scored more points in the first half than the second (Syracuse, Duke, Clemson)
  • Niang was the third UVA opponent to hit for 30 points this year — Kay Felder (Oakland, 30) and Jaron Blossomgame (Clemson, 31)
  • UVA held a 54-46 lead at the 13:11 mark when Niang committed his fourth foul; UVA extended its lead to 63-48 at the 9:02 mark when he re-entered. The UVA lead remained in double figures the rest of the way
  • Virginia scored a season-high 52 points in paint (previous high was 44 against West Virginia)
  • ISU had just two fastbreak points and did not get a fastbreak bucket until the 7:57 mark of the second half
  • Virginia dished out a season-high 26 assists on 32 field goals

Player Notes

  • Anthony Gill had a season-high 23 points (22 vs. Villanova), just two points off his career high
  • Mike Tobey scored a season-high 18 points (previous high was 16 against Oakland); it was one off his career high, set Dec. 30, 2012, against Wofford
  • With a season-high 23 points, Anthony Gill has scored at least 19 points in each of UVA’s 2016 tournament games (previous season high was 22 against Villanova)
  • Isaiah Wilkins (12 points) scored in double figures for the third time this season and the first time since a career-high 14-point game against Virginia Tech (2/9)
  • London Perrantes had a hand in six of UVA’s first eight field goals in the first half (four assists, two three-pointers)
  • Perrantes recorded nine assists, his second most this season (11 against George Mason)
  • Devon Hall dished out a career-high seven assists
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