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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (11-5, 3-3 ACC) travels to Georgia Tech (8-9, 3-4) for an ACC contest Saturday (Jan. 18). Tipoff at McCamish Pavilion is set for 8 p.m. on ACC Network.
For Openers
• Virginia meets Georgia Tech for the lone time in 2019-20.
• The Cavaliers (3-3) are tied for fifth in the ACC, while the Yellow Jackets (3-4) are tied for 10th.
• UVA’s three-game losing streak is its longest since losing four straight from Feb. 12-20, 2017 (Virginia Tech, Duke, UNC, Miami).
Broadcast Information
• The Virginia-Georgia Tech game will be televised on ACC Network 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 265-94 (.738) mark in 11 seasons at Virginia and 334-127 (.725) 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.
• UVA is 124-56 (.689) in ACC play and 151-28 (.844) at home under Tony Bennett.
• Bennett ranks fifth all-time in winning percentage at .689, among ACC head coaches with 100 or more ACC regular-season wins.
All-Time vs. Georgia Tech
• Virginia is 42-40 all-time vs. Georgia Tech, including a 13-24 record in Atlanta, in the series that dates back to 1947-48.
• The Cavaliers have a five-game winning streak in the series, including an 81-51 win last season at John Paul Jones Arena.
• UVA has held Georgia Tech to 54 points or less during the five-game winning streak in the series.
• Virginia is 13-2 in its last 15 games against Georgia Tech, including a 12-2 mark under head coach Tony Bennett.
Last Time vs. the Yellow Jackets
• Ty Jerome scored 19 points and De’Andre Hunter added 18 as then-No. 2 UVA posted an 81-51 win over Georgia Tech on Feb. 27, 2019.
• Kyle Guy added 11 points and Kihei Clark chipped in eight points and six assists as Virginia improved to 25-2, 13-2 ACC.
• The Cavaliers used an 11-0 run to gain a 41-22 halftime lead.
• UVA shot 55.6 percent from the floor and went 9 of 17 from 3-point range in its fifth consecutive win.
• Mamadi Diakite blocked three shots and added a then-career-high eight rebounds.
• Georgia Tech (12-17, 4-12 ACC) was led by Jose Alvarado’s 12 points.
UVA in the National Rankings
• As of Jan. 16, Virginia ranks first in the nation in scoring defense (49.0) and field goal percentage defense (34.7), second in personal fouls per game (12.8), fourth in fewest fouls (204) and 16th in 3-point field goal percentage defense (28.1).
UVA Unranked in AP Poll For First Time 2017
• UVA received votes in the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ poll on Jan. 13.
• The Cavaliers are unranked in the AP poll for the first time since Nov. 20, 2017, ending its streak at 46 consecutive weeks in the national polls.
• The Cavaliers had been ranked in the top 10 in 38 of the 46 polls during the streak.
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
• Devin Vassell scored 18 points to lead No. 9 Florida State to a 54-50 win over Virginia on Jan. 15 at Tucker Civic Center.
• Anthony Polite added 14 points for the Seminoles (15-2, 5-1 ACC), who shot 37 percent (20 of 54).
• Mamadi Diakite led Virginia (11-5, 3-3 ACC) with 16 points.
• Braxton Key added nine points and Kihei Clark chipped in eight.
• The Cavaliers led 24-20, but committed six turnovers that ignited Florida State’s 11-0 run at the end of the first half.
• Tomas Woldetensae contributed nine points, four rebounds and season-high three assists.
On The Horizon
• Virginia hosts NC State in an ACC Big Monday contest on Jan. 20. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN.