CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 9 Virginia (8-1) hosts Stony Brook (7-5) in nonconference action Wednesday (Dec. 18). Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 6:30 p.m. on ACC Network.
• Virginia continues its five-game homestand with its first meeting against Stony Brook.
• The Cavaliers have held seven of their nine opponents to fewer than 50 points and three foes to fewer than 40 points.
• UVA has a 21-game home nonconference winning streak and is 139-37 (.792) in non-league play under Tony Bennett.
• The Virginia-Stony Brook contest will be televised on ACC Network and streamed live on WatchESPN.com and ESPN app.
• The game will also be broadcast the Virginia Sports Radio Network, and online at 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 four-time ACC Coach of the Year Tony Bennett has a 262-90 (.744) mark in 11 seasons at Virginia and 331-123 (.729) 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.
All-Time vs. America East Conference
• Virginia meets its third America East foe in 2019-20.
• The Cavaliers defeated Vermont, 61-55, and Maine, 46-26, earlier this season.
• Virginia is 11-1 all-time against current America East Conference members (3-1 vs. UMBC, 3-0 vs. Hartford, 2-0 vs. Vermont , 1-0 vs. Albany, 1-0 vs. Maine and 1-0 vs. New Hampshire).
There’s No Place Like Home
• Virginia is 186-42 (.816), including a 5-0 mark in 2019-20, in 14 seasons at John Paul Jones Arena.
• UVA was 15-1 at JPJ last season and is 148-26 (.851), including a 113-11 (.911) mark the past eight seasons, at home under head coach Tony Bennett.
• Virginia is an ACC-leading 58-6 (.906) 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 in the National Rankings
• As of Dec. 16, Virginia ranks first in the nation in scoring defense (44.2), field goal percentage defense (31.6) and personal fouls per game (11.9), third in fewest fouls (107) and 14th in 3-point field goal percentage defense (26.7).
UVA Ranked No. 9 in Latest AP Poll
• UVA is ranked No. 9 in the latest Associated Press poll for the second straight week and No. 7 in the USA Today Coaches’ poll.
• UVA has been ranked in the AP poll for 41 straight weeks and has been ranked in the top 10 in 37 of the last 38 polls.
Holding Foes Under 50
• UVA is 7-0 when limiting opponents to fewer than 50 points.
• UVA is 94-2 when achieving the mark in the Tony Bennett era.
• Bennett-coached teams are 119-3 when holding opponents to fewer than 50 points (25-1 in three years at Washington State).
• UVA is 3-0 when limiting opponents to fewer than 40 points (26-0 all-time under Bennett).
• UVA has three wins when scoring fewer than 50 points for the first time since 1981-82 (Maryland and NC State twice).
Last Time Out
• Francisco Caffaro had 10 points and seven rebounds off the bench to lead then-No. 5 Virginia to a 56-47 win over then-No. 7 North Carolina on Dec. 8.
• Mamadi Diakite added 12 points and Tomas Woldetensae chipped in 11 as UVA held its seven opponent to fewer than 50 points.
• UVA outrebounded the Tar Heels 37-32.
• The Cavaliers held North Carolina to 37 percent shooting, including a 1 of 14 effort from 3-point range.
• UVA owned a 25-10 advantage in bench points.
Hoo Are These Cavaliers?
• The quartet of Mamadi Diakite, Kihei Clark, Braxton Key and Jay Huff lead Virginia into action this season.
• Diakite leads UVA in scoring (13.2 ppg) and is third in rebounding (6.6), while Clark is averaging 8.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and a team-high 5.0 assists.
• Key is averaging 10.3 points and a team-high 8.3 rebounds, but has missed the last three games with a wrist injury.
• Huff has tallied 9.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and team-high 12 blocks.
• 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.
• Morsell, who scored a career-high 19 points against Arizona State en route to all-tournament honors, is averaging 5.2 points.
• Stattmann is averaging 5.0 points, but missed four games (Nov. 19-27) due to an illness.
• Woldetensae has started seven games and drilled a trio of 3-pointers against North Carolina.
• Justin McKoy chipped in six points on 3 of 3 shooting off the bench at Purdue and four points and five rebounds vs. North Carolina.
• Francisco Caffaro has appeared in five contests and had a great game off the bench with 10 points and seven rebounds against North Carolina.
• Walk-on Chase Coleman has averaged 6.0 minutes backing up point guard Kihei Clark, while Jayden Nixon has played in four games.
• Forward Kadin Shedrick is redshirting this season, while Sam Hauser will sit out the season after transferring from Marquette.
On The Horizon
• No. 9 Virginia hosts South Carolina on Sunday, Dec. 22. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 3 p.m. on ABC.