CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 4 Virginia (2-0) hosts Coppin State (0-2) in non-conference action on Friday (Nov. 16). Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is scheduled for 7 p.m.
• UVA meets Coppin State for the second time.
• UVA is 116-35 (.768) in non-conference action under Tony Bennett.
• Bennett and Coppin State’s Juan Dixon are two of 27 current Division I head coaches who played in the NBA.
• Ty Jerome is the first Cavalier to make 10 3-pointers in the first two games of a season since Curtis Staples in 1997-98.
• The Virginia-Coppin State game will be streamed online on ACC Network Extra (WatchESPN.com) and broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network, VirginiaSports.com and Virginia Sports app.
• Live statistics will be located on VirginiaSports.com and the Virginia Sports app.
The Head Coach
• Three-time National and ACC Coach of the Year Tony Bennett has a 221-86 (.720) mark in 10 seasons at Virginia and 290-118 (.711) career mark in 13 seasons.
• In 2017-18, Bennett led Virginia to its eighth ACC regular-season title, third ACC Tournament championship, school-record 31 wins, ACC-record 17 league wins and ACC-record 9-0 mark on the road.
• Bennett was named the USBWA Henry Iba National Coach of the Year for the third time to rank second all-time behind legendary John Wooden, who captured the award six times.
UVA Ranked No. 4 in AP Poll
• Virginia is ranked No. 4 in the latest Associated Press poll.
• UVA was ranked No. 5 in the preseason polls and has been ranked in the top 10 in the preseason rankings in four of the past five seasons.
• The Cavaliers were unranked in the 2017-18 preseason polls, but became the fourth team in the Top 25 era (1990-present) to earn a No. 1 ranking after being unranked in the preseason.
• Dating back to last season, UVA has been ranked in the AP poll for 18 straight weeks and has been ranked in the top 10 in each of the past 14 polls.
Last Time Out
• Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy had 20 points apiece as then-No. 5 Virginia defeated George Washington 76-57 on Nov. 11.
• De’Andre Hunter and Mamadi Diakite each added 10 points as Virginia jumped to a 42-17 lead at the break and never trailed in the win.
• UVA shot 54.5 percent from the field as Guy and Jerome each made four 3-pointers.
• Jerome added six rebounds, seven assists and four steals in the win.
• D.J. Williams led the Colonials with 17 points.
All-Time vs. the Eagles
• UVA is 1-0 all-time against Coppin State in the series that dates back to the 1993-94 season.
• Virginia defeated the Eagles 63-61 on Dec. 9, 1993 at University Hall.
• Harold Deane led Virginia with 15 points, while Cornel Parker added 14 and Yuri Barnes chipped in 10.
• Current UVA associate head coach Jason Williford added eight points, four rebounds and four assists in the contest.
• Stephen Steward tallied a game-high 25 points for the Eagles, who led 36-34 at the half.
Hoo Are These Cavaliers?
• Virginia is led by Ty Jerome, Kyle Guy, De’Andre Hunter and Jack Salt.
• Jerome, who was named All-ACC Second Team last season, leads UVA with 20 points and 5.5 assists per game.
• Guy, who earned All-America third-team and All-ACC first-team honors last year, is averaging 14 points, while 2018 ACC Sixth Man of the Year De’Andre Hunter is averaging 11.5 points and a team-high 7.0 rebounds.
• Salt has started 70 consecutive games and is UVA’s lone senior.
• Transfer Braxton Key has chipped in 6.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game, while Mamadi Diakite (6 points, 2.5 rebounds) and newcomer Kihei Clark (3 points, 4.5 assists) have been key contributors.
• Jay Huff is averaging 5.5 points and 2.0 rebounds and Marco Anthony has averaged 10.5 minutes of action.
• Kody Stattmann, Austin Katstra and Jayden Nixon provide depth and Francisco Caffaro is redshirting the 2018-19 season.
• Redshirt freshman Francesco Badocchi has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the team due to medical issues.
• Manager Grant Kersey has appeared in both games, scoring his first collegiate points vs. George Washington.
All-Time vs. the MEAC
• UVA meets its first of two Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opponents (Coppin State & Morgan State) in 2018-19 and first MEAC foe since posting a 78-47 win over Savannah State last season.
• Virginia is 19-0 all-time vs. current Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference foes (4-0 vs. Howard and Norfolk State, 3-0 vs. Morgan State, 2-0 vs. Maryland Eastern Shore and South Carolina State, 1-0 vs. Bethune-Cookman, Coppin State, North Carolina A&T and Savannah State).
• Tony Bennett is 11-0 all-time vs. the MEAC as head coach at UVA.
About The 2018-19 Schedule
• Seven of Virginia’s opponents are ranked in the latest AP Top-25 poll (Duke, North Carolina, Florida State, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Syracuse and Clemson), while five (Maryland, Notre Dame, Miami, Louisville and Marshall) received votes.
• The Cavaliers will play 12 games against 2018 NCAA Tournament teams: home games against Duke, Florida State, Marshall, Miami, Syracuse and Virginia Tech; road contests at Clemson, Duke, North Carolina, NC State, Syracuse and Virginia Tech.
• UVA could meet NCAA Tournament teams Butler, Florida and Oklahoma in Battle 4 Atlantis.
• Four opponents (Boston College, Middle Tennessee, Notre Dame and Louisville) participated in the 2018 National Invitation Tournament.
Virginia Picked Second in the ACC
• Virginia was picked to finish second in the ACC preseason poll.
• The Cavaliers, who were picked sixth and finished first last season, have finished at or higher than their predicted finish in nine of the last 10 seasons.
• Duke is the preseason favorite, followed by Virginia, North Carolina, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Florida State, NC State, Notre Dame, Miami, Louisville, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and Pittsburgh.
On The Horizon
• No. 4 Virginia plays Middle Tennessee in the Battle 4 Atlantis in The Bahamas on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN2.