CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 4 Virginia (16-0, 4-0 ACC) battles top-ranked Duke (14-2, 3-1 ACC) in ACC action on Saturday (Jan. 19). Tipoff at Cameron Indoor Stadium is set for 6 p.m. on ESPN. College GameDay Covered by State Farm returns to Cameron Indoor Stadium prior to the game. The pregame show will air on ESPN at 11 a.m.
• The No. 1 vs. No. 1 matchup is the first in ACC history, first since 2016 (Kansas/Oklahoma) and fourth in NCAA history.
• Virginia seeks back-to-back wins against Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium for the first time since winning four straight from 1980-82.
• UVA has a nation-leading 13-game road winning streak.
• The Cavaliers have started 16-0 for the first time since starting 19-0 in 2014-15.
• UVA is 4-0 vs. ranked opponents (Wisconsin, Maryland, Florida State, Virginia Tech).
• The Cavaliers seek their second win all-time over a top-ranked opponent (86-73 win over No. 1 North Carolina on Jan. 30, 1986).
• UVA has a nine-game winning streak vs. ranked opponents.
• The Cavaliers have a 12-game conference winning streak, fourth longest current streak in NCAA Division I.
• The Virginia-Duke game will be televised on ESPN 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 235-86 (.732) mark in 10 seasons at Virginia and 304-119 (.721) 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 fourth straight week and No. 1 in the Coaches Poll for the second straight week.
• 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.
Last Time Out
• De’Andre Hunter tallied 21 points and Ty Jerome added 14 points and career-high 12 assists to lead No. 4 Virginia past No. 9 Virginia Tech 81-59 on Tuesday night.
• Kyle Guy added 15 points as UVA went 13 of 24 from 3-point range.
• UVA made 10 of 14 3-points to jump to a 44-22 halftime lead.
• Kihei Clark added nine points on a trio of 3-pointers.
On the Road in the ACC
• The Cavaliers’ 12-game league winning streak ranks fourth all-time in the ACC behind Duke’s 24-game streak (1998-2001) and 14-game streak (1962-64) and NC State’s 13-game streak (1972-74).
• 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.
All-Time vs. Duke
• UVA meets Duke for the 171st time overall and 69th time in Durham in a series that dates back to 1910-11.
• UVA is 51-119 all-time vs. Duke, including a 9-52 record at Cameron Indoor Stadium
• UVA ended a 17-game road losing streak in the series with last year’s 65-63 win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
• The Cavalier win also snapped a three-game losing streak to the Blue Devils in the series.
• UVA is 2-3 in its last five games vs. Duke and 2-7 in its last 10.
• Head coach Tony Bennett is 3-9 all-time against Duke at UVA.
• UVA’s road win at Cameron gave Bennett a road win at every Pac-10 (now Pac-12) and ACC school.
Last Time vs. the Blue Devils
• Then-No. 2 Virginia beat then-No. 4 Duke 65-63 on Jan. 27, 2018, after Ty Jerome hit a critical 3-pointer with 37.6 seconds to play.
• Kyle Guy scored 17 points and hit two free throws with 6.1 seconds left, Jerome finished with 13 points and Devon Hall had 14 points to help the Cavaliers win their 12th straight and their first at Cameron Indoor Stadium since 1995.
• UVA held Duke to more than 28 points below its average of 91.7.
• Marvin Bagley III had 30 points and 14 rebounds, while Wendell Carter Jr. had 14 points and 15 rebounds for Duke.
UVA in the National Statistical Rankings
• As of Jan. 18, UVA ranks first nationally in scoring defense (51.7 ppg), turnovers per game (8.9), fewest turnovers (142), 3-point field goal percentage defense (25.1%) and winning percentage (100%), third in scoring margin (22.6) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.68), fourth in field goal percentage defense (37%), seventh in free throw percentage (77.7%) and 3-point field goal percentage (40.8%), eighth in fewest fouls (240), 13th in personal fouls per game (15) and 24th in rebound margin (6.8).
Cavalier Quartet Among ACC Leaders
• As of Jan. 18, Kyle Guy ranks first in the ACC in 3-pointers (3.1), second in 3-point percentage (46.7%), 10th in minutes (33.2) and 13th in scoring (15.3).
• Ty Jerome ranks third in assists (4.9) and assist-to-turnover ratio (2.9), seventh in 3-point percentage (41.2%), ninth in steals (1.9) and 22nd in minutes (31.0).
• De’Andre Hunter ranks fifth in field goal percentage (52.3%) and free throw shooting (82.1%) and 15th in scoring (14.4).
• Braxton Key ranks 24th in rebounding (5.6).
On the Horizon
• No. 4 Virginia hosts Wake Forest on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Tipoff is set for 9 p.m. on the Regional Sports Network.