CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (15-7, 7-5 ACC) hosts Notre Dame (15-8, 6-6 ACC) in ACC action Tuesday (Feb. 11). Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 9 p.m. on ESPN2.
• UVA (7-5) is tied for fourth in the ACC, while Notre Dame (6-6) is tied for sixth.
• Virginia has a three-game winning streak against the Irish.
• Tomas Woldetensae made 10 of 13 field goals vs Louisville, including 7 of 10 from 3-point range. He is one of three UVA players to shoot at least 75 percent from the field with 7+ 3-pointers made over the last 20 seasons (Kyle Guy twice in 2019 and Mustapha Farrakhan, 2011).
• The Virginia-Notre Dame 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 269-96 (.737) mark in 11 seasons at Virginia and 338-129 (.724) 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 128-58 (.688) in ACC play, 153-29 (.842) at home and 141-38 (.788) in non-conference action (79-7 at JPJ) under Bennett.
• Bennett ranks fifth all-time in winning percentage at .688, among ACC head coaches with 100 or more ACC regular-season wins.
All-Time vs. Notre Dame
• Virginia is 13-2 all-time vs. Notre Dame, including an 8-0 ACC regular-season record, in the series that dates back to 1980-81.
• UVA is 5-0 against the Irish in Charlottesville and held a 10-game winning streak in the series prior to Notre Dame’s 71-58 win in the 2017 ACC Tournament.
• UVA has limited Notre Dame to 58 or fewer points in seven of the last nine meetings.
• Head coach Tony Bennett is 9-1 all-time against Notre Dame, including a 61-41 win over the Fighting Irish as head coach at Washington State in the 2008 NCAA Tournament in Denver, Colo.
Last Time vs. the Fighting Irish
• Kyle Guy tallied 22 points and De’Andre Hunter recorded his third career double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds as then-No. 4 Virginia defeated Notre Dame 60-54 on Feb. 16, 2019.
• Guy went 7 of 15 from the field, including 4 of 10 from 3-point range, for his 11th career 20-point game.
• Guy also iced the win by canning four of four free throws.
• UVA limited Notre Dame to 34.5 percent shooting, including 26.7 percent (8 of 30) from 3-point range.
• T.J. Gibbs led the Fighting Irish with 17 points and John Mooney added 11 points and a game-high 15 rebounds.
• The Cavaliers out-rebounded Notre Dame 36-33 and went 14 of 17 from the charity stripe.
UVA in the National Rankings
• As of Feb. 10, Virginia ranks first in the nation in scoring defense (51.7) and field goal percentage defense (36.3), third in fewest fouls (299), sixth in personal fouls per game (13.6) and 27th in 3-point field goal percentage defense (29.4).
UVA Receives Votes in National Polls
• UVA received votes in the latest AP poll.
• UVA, which has been unranked in five 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
• Tomas Woldetensae and Kihei Clark tallied career highs in points, but it wasn’t enough in an 80-73 loss at Louisville on Feb. 8.
• Woldetensae scored a game-high 27 points, including a blistering 7 of 10 from 3-point range as the Cavaliers fell to 15-7, 7-5 ACC.
• Virginia erased a 14-point halftime deficit (44-30) and grabbed its first lead at 70-68 after two free throws from Clark (23 points).
• Louisville outscored UVA 12-3 over the final 3:25.
• The Cavaliers tallied a season-high 73 points, but allowed a season-high 80 points in defeat.
• UVA posted season highs in 3-pointers (11) and 3-point percentage (53.1%).
• Jordan Nwora led three Cardinals in double figures with 22 points.
On The Horizon
• Virginia plays at North Carolina Saturday, Feb. 15. Tipoff at Smith Center is set for 8 p.m. on ESPN.