CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 22 Virginia (21-7, 13-5 ACC) travels to Miami (14-14, 6-12 ACC) for an ACC contest on Wednesday. Tipoff at Watsco Center is set for 9 p.m. on ACC Network.
• Virginia and Miami meet for the lone time in 2019-20.
• UVA (13-5) is tied for third in the ACC, while Miami (6-12) is tied for 11th.
• The Cavaliers are 5-4 in true road games and 7-4 away from JPJ.
• UVA has a six-game winning streak and has won nine of its last 10 games.
• The Virginia-Miami game will be televised on ACC 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 275-96 (.741) mark in 11 seasons at Virginia and 344-129 (.727) 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 134-58 (.698) in ACC play, 156-29 (.843) 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 .698, among ACC head coaches with 100 or more ACC regular-season wins.
On the Road
• Virginia is 5-4 in true road games in 2019-20, defeating Syracuse (48-34), Georgia Tech (63-58), Wake Forest (65-63 OT), North Carolina (64-62) and Pitt (59-56).
• The Cavaliers are 7-4 away from home, including a pair of neutral site wins at the Air Force Reserve Tip-Off Tournament.
• UVA went 8-1 in ACC road action last season and 10-1 overall.
All-Time vs. Miami
• UVA is 11-12 all-time vs. Miami in the series that began in 1965-66.
• The Cavaliers are 2-7 against the Hurricanes in Coral Gables, including a 59-50 road win in 2018-19.
• Ten of the last 11 meetings between the teams have been decided by 10 points or less.
• Overtime has decided two of the last seven meetings.
• Head coach Tony Bennett is 8-6 all-time against Miami.
Last Time vs. the Hurricanes
• De’Andre Hunter scored 14 points as then-No. 3 Virginia defeated Miami 56-46 at John Paul Jones Arena on Feb. 2, 2019.
• Mamadi Diakite tallied 11 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots, and Kyle Guy added 10 points for the Cavaliers.
• UVA owned a 42-24 advantage on the glass as Jack Salt matched a then-season high with nine rebounds.
• Point guard Ty Jerome sat out with a back injury.
• Chris Lykes led three Hurricanes in double figures with 16 points.
UVA in the National Rankings
• As of March 2, Virginia ranks first in the nation in scoring defense (52.6), second in field goal percentage defense (36.9) and fewest fouls (379), fourth in personal fouls per game (13.5), 18th in 3-point field goal percentage defense (29.2), 22nd in blocks per game (5.0) and 24th in total blocks (139).
UVA Returns to National Polls
• UVA is ranked No. 22 in the AP and USA Today Coaches’ poll.
• The ranking is UVA’s first since the Cavaliers were unranked in the Jan. 13 AP poll.
• UVA was ranked 46 straight weeks from Nov. 20, 2017 through Jan. 6, 2017.
Last Time Out
• Jay Huff scored 15 points and blocked a career-high 10 shots to lead Virginia past Duke, 52-50, on Feb. 29 at John Paul Jones Arena.
• Braxton Key and Mamadi Diakite added 14 points each as the Cavaliers (21-7, 13-5 ACC) moved into a third-place tie with the Blue Devils (23-5, 13-5 ACC).
• Huff shot 7 of 9 from the field and added nine rebounds, and blocked Vernon Carey’s shot with 3.7 seconds left to seal the win.
• UVA outrebounded Duke 38-33 and held the Blue Devils to its lowest point total in the series since scoring 47 on Jan. 31, 1981.
• The Cavaliers shot 42 percent from the field (21 of 50) and 70 percent from the charity stripe (7 of 10).
• Carey and Tre Jones led Duke with 17 points apiece.
On The Horizon
• No. 22 Virginia hosts No. 10 Louisville during Senior Day on Saturday, March 7. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 4 p.m.