No. 2 Virginia at No. 4 Duke
Date & Time
Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 | 2 p.m. ET
Location Cameron Indoor Stadium | Durham, N.C.
Coverage CBS | Cavaliers Live | Gametracker
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Jan. 26, 2018

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 2 Virginia (19-1, 8-0 ACC) travels to No. 4 Duke (18-2, 6-2 ACC) for an ACC men’s basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 27. Tipoff at Cameron Indoor Stadium is set for 2 p.m.

For Openers
– UVA is first in the ACC at 8-0 and Duke is second at 6-2.
– Virginia has a three-game losing streak vs. Duke and seeks its first win at Cameron Indoor Stadium since a 91-88 double overtime win on Jan. 14, 1995.
– UVA’s 11-game winning streak is currently the third longest in Division I and its longest since an 11-game winning streak in 2015-16.
– The Cavaliers are 8-0 in the ACC for the first time since starting 12-0 in 1980-81.
– The Cavaliers are 2-1 vs. ranked opponents.
– As of Jan. 25, UVA ranks first nationally in scoring defense (51.6 ppg), second in field goal percentage defense (36.4%) and fouls per game (13.8), fourth in turnovers per game (9.5), seventh in turnover margin (5.1), scoring margin (17.6) and 3-point field goal percentage defense (29.1%), 15th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.46) and 22nd in free throw percentage (76.8%).

Broadcast Information
– The Virginia-Duke contest will be televised on CBS, 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), 207-84 in nine seasons at UVA and 276-117 in 12 seasons overall.
Duke: Mike Krzyzewski (Army, 1969), 1,016-273 in 38 seasons at Duke and 1,089 in 43 seasons overall.

UVA Remains No. 2 in Latest National Polls
– UVA is ranked No. 2 for the second straight week in the latest national polls.
– The No. 2 ranking is UVA’s highest since March 2, 2015 (No. 2).
– UVA has been ranked in the AP poll for nine straight weeks and has been ranked in the top 10 in each of the past five polls.
– Virginia is the fifth team in ACC history to move from unranked in preseason to the top 3, joining Miami (2012-13), Georgia Tech (2003-04), Wake Forest (1980-81) and North Carolina (1972-73).
– UVA is the lone ACC team to be ranked in the top 3 in four of the past five seasons.
– The Cavaliers received votes in the first three AP polls, snapping a streak of 64 consecutive weeks in the AP rankings since Feb. 3, 2014.
– UVA was ranked in the top 10 in the preseason polls from 2014-16.

UVA in Ken Pom Efficiency Ratings
– As of Jan. 25, UVA ranks Nos. 1, 3 and 42 in the adjusted defense, overall and adjusted offense efficiency ratings.
– UVA is shooting 46.9 percent, 39.3 percent from 3-point range (2nd best in school history) and 76.8 percent from the free throw line (best in school history).
– UVA has shot 50 percent or better in eight games and limited its opponents to less than 50 percent shooting in all 20 games.

Last Time Out
Devon Hall scored 14 points, Kyle Guy had 12 and No. 2 Virginia broke open a close game with an 18-2 run in the second half to win their 11th straight, 61-36 over No. 18 Clemson on Tuesday night.
– The Cavaliers (19-1, 8-0 ACC), who lead the nation in scoring defense, allowed their fewest points of the season.
– The Tigers gave Virginia a game until early in the second half, when Clemson managed just four points in a span of 12 minutes. The burst turned a 30-27 lead into a 48-29 advantage.
– Gabe DeVoe scored 11 points, all in the first 12 minutes, and was the only player to score in double figures for the Tigers (16-4, 5-3).
– Clemson shot 31.9 percent (15-47) and scored just 13 points in the second half.
– The 36 points allowed were lowest ever for the Cavaliers against a ranked foe (61-37 win over No. 18 Clemson on Jan. 11, 1995)
– The 36 points scored by Clemson were its lowest in series history (61-37 UVA win over No. 18 Clemson on Jan. 11, 1995)
– UVA had a season-high 14 steals, most since 15 vs. William & Mary on Dec. 5, 2015.

All-Time Against Duke
– UVA meets Duke for the 170th time overall and 68th time in Durham in a series that dates back to 1910-11.
– UVA is 50-119 all-time vs. Duke, including an 8-52 record at Cameron Indoor Stadium
– UVA is winless in its last 17 games against Duke in Durham.
– Duke defeated UVA 63-62 in the last meeting between the teams in Durham and owns a three-game winning streak in the series.
– UVA is 1-4 in its last five games vs. Duke and 2-8 in its last 10.
– Head coach Tony Bennett is 2-9 all-time against Duke at UVA.
– Bennett seeks his first win at Cameron Indoor Stadium. During Bennett’s 12-year coaching career, Bennett has at least one road win at every Pac-10 (now Pac-12) and ACC school except Duke.

Last Time Against the Blue Devils
– Former Blue Devil star and current Boston Celtic rookie Jayson Tatum scored 28 points to lead then-No. 12 Duke to a 65-55 win over then-No. 14 Virginia on Feb. 15, 2017, at John Paul Jones Arena.
– Tatum scored 21 second-half points and finished 6 of 7 from 3-point range in Duke’s sixth consecutive win.
London Perrantes led UVA with 14 points and Ty Jerome chipped in 13 points off the bench.
– UVA shot 36.8 percent, but out-rebounded Duke 32-28.

Getting Defensive
– UVA has limited its foes to 51.6 points per game (2nd best in school history – 51.5 ppg in 2014-15) and has held 10 opponents to fewer than 50 points (UNCG, Austin Peay, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin, Savannah State, Hampton, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and Clemson).
– Six opponents (UNCG, Austin Peay, Savannah State, North Carolina, Georgia Tech and Clemson) have committed more turnovers than made field goals.
– UVA has held 17 opponents to 60 or fewer points.
– UVA has held 17 foes to less than 43 percent shooting.
– The Cavaliers have held 11 opponents to less than 30 percent shooting from 3-point range.
– The Cavaliers are 74-2 when limiting their opponents to fewer than 50 points under head coach Tony Bennett (10-0 in 2017-18).
– Bennett-coached teams are 99-3 when holding opponents to fewer than 50 points during his 12-year coaching career.
– In 2016-17, Virginia led the nation in scoring defense (56.4 ppg) for the third time under Bennett.
– Bennett-coached teams have led the nation in scoring defense four times (2008-09, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2016-17) and finished in the top-five nationally in eight of 11 seasons.

About the Cavaliers
– UVA is led by tri-captains Devon Hall, Isaiah Wilkins and Jack Salt.
– The announcement of Hall, Wilkins and Salt marked the first time in Bennett’s 12-year head coaching career where he officially named team captains.
– UVA has averaged 69.2 points per game (second most under Bennett) on offense, while yielding a nation-leading 51.6 ppg (second lowest in school history) on defense.
– UVA has started Ty Jerome, Kyle Guy, Hall, Wilkins and Salt in each of its 20 games.
– UVA is one of nine schools to have the same starting five this season (Army West Point, Furman, Elon, Nebraska, Purdue, Temple, UNLV and UTSA).
– Guy leads the team in scoring at 15.2 points per game and has reached double figures in 17 games, including a career-high 29 points at VCU (11/17/17), 22 vs. Syracuse (1/9/18) and 21 vs. Lehigh (12/2/17)
– Hall has averaged 12.7 points, which is 4.3 points higher than last year’s average of 8.4 points.
– Wilkins is averaging team-highs in rebounds (6.0), blocked shots (1.7) and steals (1.4).
– Jerome is averaging 9.3 points and a team-leading 3.2 assists.
– Salt has chipped in 4.0 rebounds per game and 17 blocked shots.
– Redshirt freshman De’Andre Hunter (8.0 ppg) has reached double figures in five of the last seven games, including team highs at Georgia Tech (17) and Virginia Tech (14).
– Graduate transfer Nigel Johnson is averaging 5.8 points and Mamadi Diakite has added 5.0 ppg & 3.2 rpg.
Jay Huff and Marco Anthony provide depth and fellow rookie Francesco Badocchi is redshirting the 2017-18 season.

The Road Has Been Kind
– Virginia is 4-1, including a 3-0 mark in ACC play, in true road games.
– UVA has posted wins at VCU, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest and a loss at West Virginia.
– UVA’s 29-19 (.604) ACC road record over the past six seasons ranks first ahead of North Carolina (28-21, .571) and Duke (27-23, .540).

On the Horizon
– No. 2 Virginia hosts Louisville on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 7 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN2.