CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 3 Virginia (20-1, 8-1 ACC) hosts No. 2 Duke (20-2, 8-1 ACC) in ACC action Saturday (Feb. 9). Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 6 p.m. on ESPN.
• UVA and Duke meet for the second time as top-5 teams in 2018-19 and fourth time overall in history of the series:
No. 4 Duke 69, @ No. 2 Virginia 63 – Jan. 31, 2015
No. 2 Virginia 65, @ No. 4 Duke 63 – Jan. 27, 2018
@ No. 1 Duke 72, No. 4 Virginia 70 – Jan. 19, 2019
• Virginia is 5-1 vs. ranked opponents with its lone loss (72-70) at then-No. 1 Duke on Jan. 19.
• UVA is 11-0 at home and has a 13-game home winning streak.
• 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.
College GameDay Returns to JPJ
• College GameDay Covered by State Farm returns to JPJ for the fourth time in the last five years. The pregame show will air on ESPN at 11 a.m.
• The Cavaliers are 1-4 all-time during College GameDay.
• UVA posted its lone win on College GameDay vs. North Carolina (79-74 in 2016).
The Head Coach
• Three-time National and ACC Coach of the Year Tony Bennett has a 239-87 (.733) mark in 10 seasons at Virginia and 308-120 (.720) 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
• UVA is ranked No. 3 for the third straight week in the AP poll.
• UVA has been ranked in the AP top six in 23 consecutive polls.
• UVA has been ranked in the AP for 29 straight polls and has been ranked in the top 10 in each of the past 25 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 scored 14 points as No. 3 Virginia defeated Miami 56-46 at John Paul Jones Arena on Feb. 2.
• Mamadi Diakite tallied 11 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots, and Kyle Guy added 10 points for the Cavaliers.
• UVA owned a 42-24 advantage on the glass as Jack Salt matched a season high with nine rebounds.
• Point guard Ty Jerome sat out with a back injury.
• Chris Lykes led three Hurricanes in double figures with 16 points.
All-Time vs. Duke
• UVA meets Duke for the 172nd time overall and 74th time in Charlottesville in a series that dates back to 1910-11.
• UVA is 51-120 all-time vs. Duke, including a 34-39 record in Charlottesville.
• Duke edged Virginia 72-70 on Jan. 19 in Durham.
• Duke has a two-game winning streak at John Paul Jones Arena.
• UVA is 1-4 in its last five games vs. Duke and 3-5 in its last 10.
• Three of the last four meetings have been decided by two points or less.
• Head coach Tony Bennett is 3-10 all-time against Duke at UVA.
• UVA’s road win at Cameron Indoor Stadium last season gave Bennett a road win at every Pac-10 (now Pac-12) and ACC school.
Last Time vs. the Blue Devils
• RJ Barrett scored 30 points and Zion Williamson added 27 as then-No. 1 Duke defeated then-No. 4 Virginia 72-70 on Jan. 19 at Cameron Indoor Stadium
• De’Andre Hunter led Virginia with 18 points and Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy each added 14 points.
• UVA shot 52.8 percent, but was 3 of 17 from 3-point range.
• Duke shot 51 percent, including 63.2 percent in the second stanza.
• Duke out-rebounded UVA 32-30 and each team had eight turnovers.
UVA in the National Statistical Rankings
• As of Feb. 6, UVA ranks first nationally in scoring defense (52.9 ppg), turnovers per game (9.0), fewest turnovers (189) and 3-point field goal percentage defense (24.7%), third in scoring margin (20.0), winning percentage (95.2%) and field goal percentage defense (37%), fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.61), fifth in fewest fouls (316), 15th in 3-point field goal percentage (39.4%),16th in free throw percentage (76.1%) and rebound margin (6.9) and 18th in personal fouls per game (15.0).
Five Cavaliers Among ACC Leaders
• As of Feb. 7, Kyle Guy ranks first in the ACC in 3-pointers (2.9), third in 3-point percentage (43.8%), eighth in minutes (33.7) and 15th in scoring (14.5).
• Ty Jerome ranks third in assists (5.0) and assist-to-turnover ratio (3.1), fifth in 3-point percentage (40.6%) and 18th in minutes (31.7).
• De’Andre Hunter ranks fifth in field goal percentage (52.9%) and 14th in scoring (14.7).
• Mamadi Diakite ranks ninth in blocked shots (1.3) and Braxton Key ranks 20th in rebounding (5.9).
On the Horizon
• No. 3 Virginia travels to No. 8 North Carolina on Monday, Feb. 11. Tipoff at the Smith Center is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN.