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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (12-6, 4-4 ACC) travels to Wake Forest (9-9, 2-6 ACC) for an ACC contest Sunday (Jan. 26) at Joel Coliseum. Tipoff is set for Noon on ACC Network.
For Openers
• Virginia meets Wake Forest for the lone time in 2019-20.
• The Cavaliers (4-4) are tied for seventh in the ACC, while Wake Forest (2-6) is tied for 13th.
• UVA has a seven-game winning streak against Wake Forest.
Broadcast Information
• The Virginia-Wake Forest 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 266-95 (.737) mark in 11 seasons at Virginia and 335-128 (.723) 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), 125-57 (.687) in ACC play and 151-29 (.839) at home under Tony Bennett.
• Bennett ranks fifth all-time in winning percentage at .687, among ACC head coaches with 100 or more ACC regular-season wins.
All-Time vs. Wake Forest
• Virginia is 67-70 all-time vs. Wake Forest, including a 16-41 mark in Winston-Salem, in the series that dates back to 1910-11.
• UVA has won seven straight and eight of the last nine meetings in the series, including a 59-49 win in its last trip to Joel Coliseum during the 2017-18 season.
• The Cavaliers have scored 68 or more points in five of their last seven games (all wins) vs. the Demon Deacons.
• UVA has a three-game winning streak at Wake Forest.
• Tony Bennett is 8-4 vs. Wake Forest as head coach at Virginia.
Last Time vs. the Demon Deacons
• Kyle Guy and Jay Huff each scored 12 points to lead five players in double figures as then-No. 3 Virginia handled Wake Forest 68-43 on Jan. 22, 2019, at John Paul Jones Arena.
• Mamadi Diakite and De’Andre Hunter added 11 points apiece and Ty Jerome chipped in 10 points and five assists as UVA improved to 10-0 at home.
• The Hoos jumped to a 25-3 lead and never trailed in the ACC win.
• Jack Salt tallied seven points and eight rebounds and Diakite matched a then-career high with seven rebounds.
• UVA shot 81 percent from the free throw line (17 of 21).
UVA in the National Rankings
• As of Jan. 23, Virginia ranks first in the nation in scoring defense (49.7), second in field goal percentage defense (35.8) and personal fouls per game (13), fifth in fewest fouls (234) and 21st in 3-point field goal percentage defense (28.5).
UVA Unranked For Second Straight Week
• UVA received votes in the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ polls for the second straight week on Jan. 20.
• UVA was unranked in the Jan. 13 AP poll for the first time since Nov. 20, 2017, ending its streak at 46 straight weeks in the national 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
• DJ Funderburk scored 14 points and C.J. Bryce added 13 as NC State edged Virginia 53-51 on Monday, Jan. 20 at John Paul Jones Arena.
• Kihei Clark scored 10 points for Virginia (12-6, 4-4 ACC), who overcame an 11-point deficit with a 15-0 run to grab a 46-42 lead.
• The Cavaliers held the Wolfpack scoreless for 10:13 during its season-high scoring run.
• UVA outrebounded NC State 40-30, but shot 7 of 24 in the second half in its third home loss.
• Casey Morsell tallied nine points and five rebounds off the bench, and Francisco Caffaro had six points in 10 minutes of action.
On The Horizon
• Virginia hosts No. 5 Florida State on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN.