CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (15-6, 7-4 ACC) travels to No. 5 Louisville (20-3, 11-1 ACC) in ACC action Saturday (Feb. 8). Tipoff at KFC Yum! Center is set for 4 p.m. on ESPN.
• Virginia is 2-1 vs. ranked opponents, with both wins coming against top-10 foes (then-No. 7 North Carolina and then-No. 5 Florida State).
• UVA (7-4) is fourth in the ACC, while Louisville (11-1) is first.
• Virginia has a nine-game winning streak against Louisville.
• Virginia has a three-game winning streak for the first time since starting the season 4-0.
• The Virginia-Louisville game will be televised on ESPN 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 269-95 (.739) mark in 11 seasons at Virginia and 338-128 (.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), 128-57 (.692) in ACC play and 153-29 (.842) at home under Tony Bennett.
• Bennett ranks fifth all-time in winning percentage at .692, among ACC head coaches with 100 or more ACC regular-season wins.
All-Time vs. Louisville
• UVA is 15-4 all-time vs. Louisville in a series that began in 1923-24.
• UVA has a nine-game winning streak against Louisville and is 9-1 vs. the Cardinals in ACC action.
• The Cavaliers are 7-3 vs. the Cardinals in Louisville, including a 4-1 mark at KFC Yum! Center.
• UVA defeated Louisville 64-52 last season at KFC Yum! Center.
• UVA has held Louisville to 59 or fewer points in eight of 11 contests since the Cardinals joined the ACC in 2014-15.
• Tony Bennett is 10-1 vs. Louisville as head coach at Virginia.
Last Time vs. the Cardinals
• Ty Jerome scored a game-high 24 points as then-No. 2 Virginia edged Louisville 73-68 to earn a share of its ninth ACC regular-season title on March 9, 2019.
• Kyle Guy added 13 points and Jay Huff knocked down a trio of 3-pointers as UVA rallied for its ninth straight win vs. Louisville.
• Braxton Key hit a key 3-pointer late in the game, finishing with nine points, five rebounds and two blocked shots.
• UVA converted 12 of a season-high 28 3-point attempts and committed just four turnovers.
• Jordan Nwora led four Cardinals in double figures with 19 points.
UVA in the National Rankings
• As of Feb. 6, Virginia ranks first in the nation in scoring defense (50.4) and field goal percentage defense (35.6), third in personal fouls per game (13.3), fifth in fewest fouls (279) and 26th in 3-point field goal percentage defense (28.9).
KFC Yum! Center Has Been Tasty
• Virginia is 6-1 all-time at the KFC Yum! Center, including a pair of wins at the 2019 NCAA South Regional.
• UVA defeated Oregon (53-49) in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen and Purdue (80-75 OT) in the NCAA Elite Eight to advance to its first NCAA Final Four since 1984.
• The Cavaliers have a six-game winning streak at KFC Yum! Center, including a four-game road winning streak against the Cardinals.
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 10-0 when limiting opponents to fewer than 50 points.
• UVA is 97-2 when achieving the mark in the Tony Bennett era.
• Bennett-coached teams are 122-3 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 tallied a season-high 19 points to guide Virginia to a 51-44 win over Clemson on Feb. 5 at John Paul Jones Arena.
• Mamadi Diakite added 13 points and eight rebounds and Jay Huff collected his third double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
• UVA jumped to a 14-2 lead and overcame scoring droughts of 5:27 and 3:56 in the second half to record its third straight win.
• Kihei Clark chipped in a game-high 10 assists and Virginia matched a season low with eight turnovers.
• UVA shot 35 percent from 3-point range (7 of 20) and owned a 35-34 rebounding advantage in its 10th straight win vs. Clemson.
On The Horizon
• Virginia hosts Notre Dame Tuesday, Feb. 11. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 9 p.m. on ESPN2.