CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (14-6, 6-4 ACC) hosts Clemson (11-10, 5-6 ACC) in ACC action Wednesday (Feb. 5) at John Paul Jones Arena. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. on Regional Sports Networks.
• Virginia meets Clemson for the lone time in 2019-20.
• The Cavaliers (6-4) are fourth in the ACC, while Clemson (5-6) is tied for sixth.
• Virginia has a nine-game winning streak against Clemson.
• Kihei Clark ranks third in the ACC and is 21st nationally in free throw percentage (88.7).
• The Virginia-Clemson game will be televised on Regional Sports Network and streamed live on WatchESPN.com and ESPN app.
• The game will also be broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network, 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 268-95 (.738) mark in 11 seasons at Virginia and 337-128 (.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), 127-57 (.690) in ACC play and 152-29 (.840) at home under Tony Bennett.
• Bennett ranks fifth all-time in winning percentage at .690, among ACC head coaches with 100 or more ACC regular-season wins.
All-Time vs. Clemson
• Virginia is 77-52 all-time vs. Clemson, including a 44-16 home mark, in a series that dates back to 1935-36.
• UVA defeated the Tigers 63-43 in the lone meeting last season.
• UVA has a nine-game winning streak in the series, limiting the Tigers to 43 or fewer points in four of the wins.
• The Cavaliers have a nine-game winning streak against the Tigers in Charlottesville, including a 61-36 win in the last meeting at JPJ.
• The Cavaliers are 11-2 in their last 13 meetings against the Tigers.
• Head coach Tony Bennett is 11-3 all-time vs. Clemson.
Last Time vs. the Tigers
• Kyle Guy scored 13 points to lead then-No. 4 Virginia to a 63-43 win at Clemson on Jan. 12, 2019.
• De’Andre Hunter added 12 points and reserve Jay Huff chipped in 11 points and seven rebounds in the second half.
• UVA held Clemson to two points in the first 10:57 of the game.
• UVA went 10 of 23 from 3-point range, while Clemson was 3 of 19.
• The Cavaliers out-rebounded the Tigers 46-36, led by Braxton Key and Jack Salt with eight rebounds apiece.
• UVA held Clemson to 25.9 percent shooting as the Tigers were just 14 of 54 from the field.
UVA in the National Rankings
• As of Feb. 4, Virginia ranks first in the nation in scoring defense (50.7) and field goal percentage defense (35.8), third in fewest fouls (268), fourth in personal fouls per game (13.4) and 26th in 3-point field goal percentage defense (29.4).
UVA Receives Votes in National Polls
• UVA received votes in the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ polls on Feb. 3.
• UVA, which has been unranked in four straight polls, 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
• Mamadi Diakite scored 19 points and Kihei Clark added 15 as Virginia upset then-No. 5 Florida State 61-56 on Jan. 28 at JPJ.
• Braxton Key added 13 points and nine rebounds as Virginia (14-6, 6-4 ACC) improved to 2-1 against ranked foes this season.
• Florida State started the game on an 8-0 run and led 28-27 at halftime.
• Virginia limited the Seminoles to 38.9 percent field goal shooting and owned a 24-20 advantage on points in the paint.
• Virginia converted a season-high 20 free throws in the win.
On The Horizon
• Virginia travels to No. 5 Louisville Saturday, Feb. 8. Tipoff at KFC Yum! Center is set for 4 p.m. on ESPN.