CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 4 Virginia (13-0, 1-0 ACC) travels to Boston College (9-4, 0-1 ACC) in ACC action on Wednesday (Jan. 9). Tipoff at Conte Forum is set for 9 p.m. on ESPNU.
• Virginia meets Boston College for the lone time this season.
• Kyle Guy is the reigning ACC Player of the Week.
• UVA aims for its 11th straight ACC road win, nation-leading 12th straight true road win and sixth straight win vs. Boston College.
• The Cavaliers have started 13-0 for the first time since starting 19-0 in 2014-15.
• The Virginia-Boston College game will be televised on ESPNU and 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 232-86 (.730) mark in 10 seasons at Virginia and 301-119 (.717) career mark in 13 seasons.
• Bennett became the 80th active Division I head coach to win his 300th career game against Marshall on Dec. 31, 2018.
• 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 AP poll for the third straight week and No. 1 in the Coaches Poll.
• The Cavaliers have been ranked in the top six in the AP poll for 10 consecutive weeks.
• UVA has been ranked in the AP poll for 26 straight weeks and has been ranked in the top 10 in each of the past 21 polls.
• 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.
• In 2017-18, Virginia became the fourth team in the Top 25 era to earn a No. 1 ranking after being unranked in the preseason.
On the Road in the ACC
• The Cavaliers’ 10-game league winning streak ranks fifth all-time in the ACC behind Duke’s 24-game streak (1998-2001) and 14-game streak (1962-64), NC State’s 13-game streak (1972-74) and UNC’s 11-game streak (1983-85).
• UVA posted an ACC-record 9-0 road mark in league play last season.
• The Cavaliers’ last ACC road loss was a 65-41 decision at North Carolina on Feb. 18, 2017.
Last Time Out
• Kyle Guy scored 21 points and Braxton Key scored a season-high 20 as No. 4 Virginia handled No. 9 Florida State 65-52 on Jan. 5.
• Guy made his first five 3-pointers to set a new UVA school record with 11 consecutive 3-pointers.
• Guy made his last six attempts in UVA’s win over Marshall Dec. 31.
• The Cavaliers jumped to a 42-23 halftime lead behind Guy’s 18 points.
• UVA led by 29 points with 2:50 left before head coach Tony Bennett emptied his bench.
• The Cavaliers went 16 of 18 from the free throw line in the win.
• UVA out-rebounded Florida State 36-32 and held the Seminoles scoreless for 6:13 of the second half.
• The Cavaliers converted 15 FSU turnovers into 21 points.
All-Time vs. Boston College
• Virginia is 14-7 all-time vs. Boston College, including an 11-7 ACC mark, in the series that dates back to 1971-72.
• The Cavaliers have a five-game winning streak against the Eagles and have won seven of the last eight games in the series.
• UVA is 3-4 against Boston College in Chestnut Hill, including a 71-54 win in its last visit to Chestnut Hill in 2016-17.
• UVA has limited BC to 58 or fewer points in each of the last four meetings.
• Head coach Tony Bennett is 8-4 all-time against Boston College.
Last Time vs. the Eagles
• Ty Jerome hit 6 of 9 3-point tries and scored a career-high 31 points, including two free throws with 53 seconds left, as the then-No. 9 Cavaliers held off Boston College 59-58 on Dec. 30, 2017.
• Kyle Guy added 11 points and Isaiah Wilkins had eight with 14 rebounds and four blocks for the Cavaliers, who ended BC’s five-game winning streak.
• Jerome Robinson led the Eagles with 29 points and Jordan Chatman had 18.
• Boston College scoring leader Ky Bowman (16.8 ppg) didn’t score until just 11:03 remained and finished with five points on 2-for-10 shooting.
Hoo Are These Cavaliers?
• Virginia is led by the quartet of Ty Jerome, Kyle Guy, De’Andre Hunter and Jack Salt.
• Jerome, Guy and Hunter have started all 12 games, while Salt has started 10 and is the team’s lone senior.
• Jerome, Guy or Hunter has led UVA in scoring in each of its 13 contests, accounting for 59 percent of the Cavaliers’ scoring.
• Alabama transfer Braxton Key leads the team in rebounding (5.5), while Mamadi Diakite has averaged 6.5 points and 3.2 rebounds.
• Newcomer Kihei Clark has started four games and is second on the team in assists (2.5). Clark broke his left wrist against Morgan State, but hasn’t missed a game while playing with a cast.
• Marco Anthony, Jay Huff, Kody Stattmann and Francesco Badocchi provide depth and Francisco Caffaro is redshirting the 2018-19 season.
• Manager Grant Kersey has appeared in seven home games.
UVA in the National Statistical Rankings
• As of Jan. 7, UVA ranks first nationally in scoring defense (51.5 ppg), turnovers per game (8.8), fewest turnovers (114) and winning percentage (100%), second in 3-point field goal percentage defense (24.8%) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.69), third in fewest fouls (201), fourth in free throw percentage (78.9%), fifth in scoring margin (22.5), eighth in field goal percentage defense (37.4%), 13th in turnover margin (4.8), 23rd in personal fouls per game (15.5) and 18th in 3-point field goal percentage (39.3%).
Guy, Jerome and Hunter Among ACC Leaders
• As of Jan. 7, Kyle Guy ranks first in the ACC in 3-pointers (3.2), fourth in 3-point percentage (48.2%), ninth in minutes (32.8) and 12th in scoring (15.8).
• Ty Jerome ranks third in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.9), fourth in assists (4.4), seventh in steals (2.0), ninth in 3-point percentage (39.1%), 21st in minutes (30.6) and 26th in scoring (13.5).
• De’Andre Hunter ranks fifth in free throw percentage (83.3%) and 23rd in scoring (13.8).
On the Horizon
• No. 4 Virginia travels to Clemson on Saturday, Jan. 12. Tipoff at Littlejohn Coliseum is set for Noon on Raycom.