CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 3 Virginia (16-1, 4-1 ACC) hosts Wake Forest (8-9, 1-4 ACC) in ACC action on Tuesday (Jan. 22). Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 9 p.m. on the Regional Sports Network.
• Virginia and Wake Forest meet for the lone time in 2018-19
• The Cavaliers own a six-game winning streak vs. Wake Forest.
• UVA has an 11-game winning streak at John Paul Jones Arena.
• The Virginia-Wake Forest game will be televised on the Regional Sports Network 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.
Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Week®
• The UVA-Wake Forest game is part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And Sneakers Week, celebrated Jan. 21-27.
• The UVA and Wake Forest coaching staffs will wear sneakers with their suits as a visible reminder about the importance of nutrition and physical activity in reducing cancer risk.
The Head Coach
• Three-time National and ACC Coach of the Year Tony Bennett has a 235-87 (.730) mark in 10 seasons at Virginia and 304-120 (.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. 3 in AP Poll
• Virginia is ranked a season-high No. 3 in the latest AP poll.
• The Cavaliers have been ranked in the AP top six in 21 consecutive polls.
• UVA has been ranked in the AP for 27 straight polls and has been ranked in the top 10 in each of the past 23 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
• RJ Barrett scored 30 points and Zion Williamson added 27 as top-ranked Duke defeated No. 4 Virginia 72-70 on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Cameron Indoor Stadium
• De’Andre Hunter led Virginia (16-1, 4-1 ACC) with 18 points and Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy each added 14 points.
• Virginia shot 52.8 percent from the field, but was was 3 of 17 from 3-point range.
• Duke shot 51 percent, including 12 of 19 for 63.2 percent in the second stanza.
• The Blue Devils out-rebounded the Cavaliers 32-30 and each team had eight turnovers.
All-Time vs. Wake Forest
• Virginia is 66-70 all-time vs. Wake Forest, including a 40-21 mark in Charlottesville, in the series that dates back to 1910-11.
• UVA has won six straight and seven of the last eight meetings in the series, including a 59-49 win last season in Winston-Salem.
• The Cavaliers have scored 70 or more points in four of their last six games (all wins) vs. the Demon Deacons.
• Tony Bennett is 7-4 vs. Wake Forest as head coach at Virginia.
Last Time vs. the Demon Deacons
• Kyle Guy scored 17 points, and then-No. 2 Virginia beat Wake Forest 59-49 on Jan. 21, 2018, for its 10th straight win.
• De’Andre Hunter added 16 points to help the first-place Cavaliers extend their longest winning streak since 2015-16 and open league play with seven victories for the second time in four years.
• Virginia shot nearly 46 percent in the second half while holding Wake Forest to 30 percent shooting after halftime.
• Bryant Crawford scored 11 points, and Mitchell Wilbekin and Brandon Childress added 10 apiece for the Demon Deacons.
• Devon Hall added 12 points to help the Cavaliers win a tight one in which there were nine lead changes and five ties.
• Neither team led by more than seven until Hunter hit an important 3-pointer to extend Virginia’s lead to 53-45 with 3:44 remaining.
UVA in the National Statistical Rankings
• As of Jan. 21, UVA ranks first nationally in scoring defense (52.9 ppg), turnovers per game (8.8), fewest turnovers (150) and 3-point field goal percentage defense (24.6%), third in scoring margin (21.1), fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.65), fifth in field goal percentage defense (37.8%) and winning percentage (94.1%), eighth in free throw percentage (76.9%), ninth in fewest fouls (260), 10th in 3-point field goal percentage (39.7%), 20th in personal fouls per game (15.3) and 30th in rebound margin (6.2).
Cavalier Quartet Among ACC Leaders
• As of Jan. 21, Kyle Guy ranks first in the ACC in 3-pointers (3.0), third in 3-point percentage (45.5%), eighth in minutes (33.4) and 12th in scoring (15.2).
• Ty Jerome ranks third in assists (4.8) and assist-to-turnover ratio (2.9), eighth in 3-point percentage (40%), 10th in steals (1.7) and 20th in minutes (31.2).
• De’Andre Hunter ranks sixth in field goal percentage (52.7%), ninth in free throw shooting (80.3%) and 14th in scoring (14.6).
• Braxton Key ranks 23rd in rebounding (5.6).
On the Horizon
• No. 3 Virginia travels to Notre Dame on Saturday, Jan. 26. Tipoff at Purcell Pavilion is set for 1 p.m. on CBS.