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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 18 Virginia (11-2, 3-0 ACC) plays at Boston College (8-6, 2-1) in ACC action Tuesday (Jan. 7). Tipoff at Conte Forum is set for 7 p.m. on ACC Network.
For Openers
• No. 18 Virginia is tied for first in the ACC at 3-0, while Boston College is tied fourth at 2-1.
• Virginia has a six-game winning streak vs. Boston College.
• The Cavaliers have held a Division I leading nine opponents to fewer than 50 points and four foes to fewer than 40 points.
• UVA has started 3-0 in the ACC for third straight season.
Broadcast Information
• The Virginia-Boston College game will be televised on Regional Sports Networks and streamed live on and ESPN 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 265-91 (.744) mark in 11 seasons at Virginia and 334-124 (.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.
• UVA is 141-38 (.788) in non-conference action (79-7 at JPJ), 124-53 (.700) in ACC play and 151-27 (.848) at home under Tony Bennett.
• Bennett ranks fifth all-time in winning percentage at .700, among ACC head coaches with 100 or more ACC regular-season wins.
All-Time vs. Boston College
• Virginia is 15-7 all-time vs. Boston College, including an 11-7 ACC mark, in the series that dates back to 1971-72.
• The Cavaliers have a six-game winning streak against the Eagles and have won eight of the last nine games in the series.
• UVA is 4-4 against Boston College in Chestnut Hill, including an 83-56 win in its last visit to Chestnut Hill in 2018-19.
• UVA has limited BC to 58 or fewer points in each of the last five meetings.
• Head coach Tony Bennett is 9-4 all-time against Boston College.
Last Time vs. the Eagles
• Mamadi Diakite and De’Andre Hunter scored 18 points apiece to guide then-No. 4 UVA to an 83-56 win at Boston College on Jan. 9, 2019.
• Ty Jerome added 13 points and Kyle Guy chipped in 10.
• UVA shot 60 percent and out-rebounded the Eagles 41-21.
• The Cavaliers went on a 16-0 run and held Boston College scoreless for 7:21 of the second half.
UVA in the National Rankings
• As of Jan. 6, Virginia ranks first in the nation in scoring defense (46.7), field goal percentage defense (34.0) and fewest fouls (156), third in personal fouls per game (12.0) and 13th in 3-point field goal percentage defense (26.6).
UVA Ranked No. 18 in Latest Polls
• UVA is ranked No. 18 in the latest Associated Press poll and USA Today Coaches’ polls.
• UVA has been ranked in the AP poll for 44 straight weeks and has been ranked in the top 10 in 37 of the last 41 polls.
Holding Foes Under 50
• UVA is 9-0 when limiting opponents to fewer than 50 points.
• UVA is 96-2 when achieving the mark in the Tony Bennett era.
• Bennett-coached teams are 121-3 when holding opponents to fewer than 50 points (25-1 in three years at Washington State).
• UVA is 4-0 when limiting opponents to fewer than 40 points (27-0 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
• Braxton Key collected 18 points and 10 rebounds for his second career double-double as No. 19 Virginia routed Virginia Tech 65-39 on Jan. 7 at John Paul Jones Arena.
• Kihei Clark added a career-high 18 points and game-high six assists, and Mamadi Diakite chipped in six points and 10 rebounds.
• UVA held the Hokies to 27.1 percent shooting (13 of 48) and owned a 38-25 rebounding advantage.
• UVA outscored Virginia Tech 34-16 in the paint and forced 13 turnovers.
• Landers Nolley II led the Hokies with 18 points.
On The Horizon
• No. 18 Virginia hosts Syracuse in ACC action on Saturday, Jan. 11. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 4 p.m. on ESPN.