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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (12-5, 4-3 ACC) hosts NC State (13-5, 4-3) in a Big Monday (Jan. 20) contest at John Paul Jones Arena. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN.
For Openers
• Virginia meets NC State for the lone time in 2019-20.
• The Cavaliers (4-3) and Wolfpack (4-3) are tied for fourth in the ACC.
• UVA has an eight-game winning streak against NC State.
• The Cavaliers shot 47.2 percent at Georgia Tech, marking its second-best effort of 2019-20.
• Jay Huff is averaging 12.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocked shots in the past three games.
Broadcast Information
• The Virginia-NC State game will be televised on ESPN 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 266-94 (.739) mark in 11 seasons at Virginia and 335-127 (.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 141-38 (.788) in non-conference action (79-7 at JPJ), 125-56 (.691) in ACC play and 151-28 (.844) at home under Tony Bennett.
• Bennett ranks fifth all-time in winning percentage at .691, among ACC head coaches with 100 or more ACC regular-season wins.
All-Time vs. NC State
• Virginia is 67-82 all-time vs. NC State in the series that dates back to 1912-13.
• The Cavaliers are 12-0 in their last 12 regular-season games against NC State and 13-2 in their last 15 games including a pair of losses in the ACC Tournament.
• UVA went 2-0 against the Wolfpack last season, including a 66-65 overtime win in the regular season and 76-56 win in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals.
• UVA has limited the Wolfpack to 56 or fewer points in seven games during its eight-game winning streak in the series.
• Tony Bennett is 13-2 vs. NC State as head coach at Virginia.
Last Time vs. the Wolfpack
• Kyle Guy scored 29 points, hitting seven 3-pointers, to lead the Cavaliers (29-2) to a 76-56 win over NC State in the ACC quarterfinals on March 14, 2019.
• Jack Salt added a career-high 18 points, including 15 in the second half, and De’Andre Hunter added 16 points.
• Ty Jerome added game highs in assists (10) and steals (4).
• The Cavaliers trailed 29-27 at halftime, but outscored the Wolfpack 49-27 in a dominant second half.
 • Virginia shot 52.1 percent from the field and 47.6 percent beyond the arc.
• Markell Johnson led the Wolfpack with 13 points.
UVA in the National Rankings
• As of Jan. 19, Virginia ranks first in the nation in scoring defense (49.5), second in field goal percentage defense and personal fouls per game (12.8), fourth in fewest fouls (217) and 19th in 3-point field goal percentage defense (28.4).
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
• Jay Huff scored a career-high 17 points and added a career-best six blocked shots to lead Virginia to a 63-58 win at Georgia Tech on Jan. 18.
• Mamadi Diakite added 17 points and six rebounds, and Kihei Clark chipped in seven assists as Virginia ended its longest losing streak (3 games) since 2016-17.
• Tomas Woldetensae had a career-high three steals and drilled a trio of 3-pointers off the bench
• Virginia shot 47.2 percent (25 of 53) and tied a season high with nine blocked shots.
On The Horizon
• Virginia travels to Wake Forest on Sunday, Jan. 26. Tipoff at Joel Coliseum is set for Noon on ACC Network.