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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 7 Virginia (3-0) battles Vermont (4-0) in nonconference action Tuesday, Nov. 19. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Regional Sports Networks.
For Openers
• UVA meets Vermont for the second time and first since the 2007-08 season.
• UVA has limited its first three opponents to fewer than 50 points for the first time in the shot clock era and first since 1948-49.
• UVA has a 19-game nonconference home winning streak.
• UVA meets its first America East Conference foe since losing to UMBC in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament.
Broadcast Information
• The Virginia-Vermont game will be televised on Regional Sports Networks and streamed live on and Fox Sports Go app.
• The game will also be broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network, and Virginia Sports app.
• Live statistics will be located on and the Virginia Sports app.
The Head Coach
• Three-time National and four-time ACC Coach of the Year Tony Bennett has a 257-89 (.743) mark in 11 seasons at Virginia and 326-122 (.728) career mark in 14 seasons.
• In 2018-19, Bennett led the Cavaliers to their first NCAA national championship, a share of their ninth ACC regular-season title and school-record 35 wins.
• Bennett became the 80th active Division I head coach to win his 300th career game against Marshall on Dec. 31, 2018.
• Bennett was named the USBWA Henry Iba National Coach of the Year for the third time in 2018 to rank second all-time behind legendary John Wooden, who captured the award six times.
UVA in the National Rankings
• As of Nov. 18, Virginia ranks first in the nation in scoring defense (36.7), field goal percentage defense (25.0), personal fouls per game (8.7) and winning percentage (100.0), third in fewest fouls (26), ninth in rebounds per game (46.3), 12th in defensive rebounds per game (33.3), 14th in rebound margin (13.0), 20th in 3-point field goal percentage defense (23.5) and blocked shots per game (6.3).
There’s No Place Like Home
• Virginia is 183-42 (.813), including a 2-0 mark in 2019-20, in 14 seasons at John Paul Jones Arena.
• UVA was 15-1 at JPJ last season and is 145-26 (.848), including a 110-11 (.909) mark the past eight seasons, at home under head coach Tony Bennett.
• Virginia is an ACC-leading 57-6 (.905) in league home games over the past seven seasons. Duke is second at 55-8 (.873).
• UVA has won 11 or more home games for 10 straight seasons.
• UVA has a 19-game nonconference home winning streak.
UVA Ranked No. 7 in Latest AP Poll
• Virginia is ranked No. 7 in the latest Associated Press poll and No. 6 in the USA Today Coaches’ preseason poll.
• UVA has been ranked in the top 25 in the preseason rankings in seven of the past eight seasons.
• Dating back to 2017-18, UVA has been ranked in the AP poll for 37 straight weeks and had been ranked in the top 10 in 33 of the last 34 polls.
All-Time vs. Vermont
• UVA is 1-0 all-time against Vermont in the series that dates back to the 2007-08 season.
• The Cavaliers defeated the Catamounts 90-72 at John Paul Jones Arena to open the 2007-08 season.
• Sean Singletary and Adrian Joseph each tallied 19 points to lead Virginia.
• Calvin Baker and Mamadi Diane added 11 and 10 points, respectively, as UVA had four players in double figures.
• Marqus Blakely had a game-high 24 points and 10 rebounds for Vermont.
• Diane had eight rebounds for the Cavaliers, who outrebounded the Catamounts 46-25.
• UVA shot 54.7 percent and had a 30-6 advantage in bench scoring.
Last Time Out
• Jay Huff had 13 points, six rebounds and five blocked shots to lead then-No. 9 to a 60-42 win over Columbia on Nov. 16.
• Mamadi Diakite added 13 points and eight rebounds, and Kihei Clark chipped in 10 points and a game-high five assists.
• UVA jumped to a 10-0 lead and led by as many as 26 points in its third win.
• Mike Smith led Columbia with 16 points, but committed six turnovers.
Hoo Are These Cavaliers?
• Mamadi Diakite, Kihei Clark, Braxton Key and Jay Huff lead Virginia into action this season.
• Diakite leads UVA in scoring (14.7 ppg) and is second in rebounding (9.0) and blocked shots (1.3 bpg), while Clark is averaging 8.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and a team-high 6.0 assists.
• Key is averaging 10.0 points and a team-high 9.7 rebounds, and Huff has tallied 11.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and team-high 2.3 blocked shots per game off the bench.
• Kody Stattmann and newcomers Casey Morsell and Tomas Woldetensae have absorbed the minutes left by Ty Jerome, Kyle Guy and De’Andre Hunter on the perimeter.
• Stattmann is averaging 5.3 points, while Morsell has averaged 25.3 minutes in three starts.
• Woldetensae missed the JMU game with a foot injury, but had five points and six rebounds vs. Columbia.
• Freshman Justin McKoy has provided frontcourt depth, while
freshman walk-on Chase Coleman backs up point guard Kihei Clark.
• Redshirt freshman Francisco Caffaro missed two games, but made his UVA debut against Columbia.
• Walk-ons Austin Katstra and Jayden Nixon provide more depth.
• Forward Kadin Shedrick is expected to redshirt this season, while Sam Hauser will sit out the season after transferring from Marquette.
On The Horizon
• No. 7 Virginia battles UMass in the Air Force Reserve Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 23. Tipoff at Mohegan Sun Arena is set for Noon on ESPNews.