CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 3 Virginia (17-1, 5-1 ACC) travels to Notre Dame (11-8, 1-5 ACC) in ACC action on Saturday (Jan. 26). Tipoff at Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center is set for 1 p.m. on CBS.
• UVA and Notre Dame meet in the first of two games in 2018-19.
• The Cavaliers are 4-1 in true road games.
• Kyle Guy is an Indiana native, hailing from Indianapolis.
• The Virginia-CBS game will be televised on CBS, streamed online at CBSSports.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 236-87 (.731) mark in 10 seasons at Virginia and 305-120 (.718) 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
• Kyle Guy and Jay Huff each scored 12 points to lead five players in double figures as No. 3 Virginia handled Wake Forest 68-43 on Jan. 22 at John Paul Jones Arena.
• Mamadi Diakite and De’Andre Hunter added 11 points apiece and Ty Jerome chipped in 10 points and five assists as UVA improved to 10-0 at home this season.
• The Hoos jumped to a 25-3 lead and never trailed in the ACC win.
• Jack Salt tallied seven points and eight rebounds and Diakite matched a career high with seven rebounds.
• The Cavaliers shot 81 percent from the free throw line, drilling 17 of 21 attempts.
All-Time vs. Notre Dame
• Virginia is 11-2 all-time vs. Notre Dame, including a 6-0 ACC regular-season record, in the series that dates back to 1980-81.
• UVA is 4-0 against the Irish in Notre Dame and held a 10-game winning streak in the series prior to Notre Dame’s 71-58 win in the 2017 ACC Tournament.
• UVA has limited Notre Dame to 58 or fewer points in five of the last seven meetings.
• Head coach Tony Bennett is 7-1 all-time against Notre Dame, including a 61-41 win over the Fighting Irish as head coach at Washington State in the 2008 NCAA Tournament in Denver, Colo.
Last Time vs. the Irish
• Devon Hall scored 17 points in his final game at John Paul Jones Arena and then-No. 1 Virginia outlasted Notre Dame 62-57 in the 2017-18 regular-season finale on March 3, 2018.
• Ty Jerome added 13 points for the Cavaliers, who won their fifth in a row and entered the ACC Tournament as the top seed.
• De’Andre Hunter, whose banked-in 3-pointer gave Virginia a stunning victory at Louisville two nights earlier, hit 3 of 4 free throws to finish the five-point win.
• Bonzie Colson, playing in just his second game since missing 15 with a broken foot, had 24 points and 14 rebounds for the Irish.
• Martinas Geben added 14 points and 10 rebounds.
UVA in the National Statistical Rankings
• As of Jan. 22, UVA ranks first nationally in scoring defense (52.4 ppg), turnovers per game (8.7), fewest turnovers (157) and 3-point field goal percentage defense (24.6%), third in scoring margin (21.2), fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.66), field goal percentage defense (37.4%) and winning percentage (94.4%), eighth in free throw percentage (77.2%), 12th in 3-point field goal percentage (39.4%), 16th in fewest fouls (275), 19th in personal fouls per game (15.3), 29th in rebound margin (6.1) and 31st in turnover margin (3.5).
Cavalier Quartet Among ACC Leaders
• As of Jan. 25, Kyle Guy ranks first in the ACC in 3-pointers (3.0), third in 3-point percentage (45.4%), 10th in minutes (33.2) and 13th in scoring (15.0).
• Ty Jerome ranks third in assists (4.8) and assist-to-turnover ratio (3.1), eighth in 3-point percentage (40%), 10th in steals (1.7) and 18th in minutes (31.4).
• De’Andre Hunter ranks fifth in field goal percentage (52.9%), ninth in free throw shooting (80.3%) and 16th in scoring (14.4).
• Braxton Key ranks 22nd in rebounding (5.7).
On the Horizon
• No. 3 Virginia travels to No. 21 NC State on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Tipoff at PNC Arena is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN2.