UNCASVILLE, Conn. – No. 4 Virginia (1-0) concludes action in Bubbleville against San Francisco (1-1) on Friday, Nov. 27. Tipoff for the nonconference game at Mohegan Sun Arena is slated for 11:30 a.m. on ESPN.
• No. 4 Virginia meets San Francisco for the first time.
• The Cavaliers own a nine-game winning streak dating back to last season.
• UVA improved to 22-1 in its last 23 season-opening games with its 89-54 win over Towson.
• UVA is 142-38 (.789) in non-conference action under head coach Tony Bennett, including a 67-11 mark in November.
• The Cavaliers aim for their eighth consecutive November tournament championship tonight vs. the Dons.
• The Virginia-San Francisco game will be televised on ESPN and streamed live on WatchESPN.com and ESPN App.
• Live statistics will be located on VirginiaSports.com and the Virginia Sports app.
• The game will also be broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network, VirginiaSports.com and Virginia Sports app.
The Head Coach
• Three-time National and four-time ACC Coach of the Year Tony Bennett has a 278-96 (.743) mark in 12 seasons at Virginia and 347-129 (.729) career mark in 15 seasons.
• Bennett led the Cavaliers to their eighth straight season with 23 or more wins in 2019-20.
• 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 142-38 (.789) in non-conference action under Bennett.
Last Time Out
• Trey Murphy III tallied 21 points and Sam Hauser added 19 points as No. 4 Virginia defeated Towson 89-54 in the season opener on Nov. 25.
• Jay Huff added 14 points as the Cavaliers drilled 15 3-pointers in the win.
• Murphy III shot 7 of 9 from the field, including 6 of 8 from 3-point range, in his UVA debut.
• Hauser added 19 points and eight rebounds in his UVA debut after sitting out last season.
• UVA’s 15 3-pointers were its most since making 18 at Syracuse on March 4, 2019
• UVA shot 53.3 percent from the field, committed just six turnovers and outrebounded Tigers 34-26.
Dazzling Debuts for Hauser and Murphy III
• Sam Hauser and Trey Murphy III shined in their UVA debuts against Towson.
• Hauser, who played three seasons at Marquette, drilled 7 of 9 shots (3 of 3 from 3) en route to his 19 points.
• Hauser also tallied a game-high eight rebounds and tied for team lead with three assists.
• Murphy III transferred to Virginia after the 2019-20 season and received his NCAA waiver on Tuesday night.
• Murphy III recorded his eighth career 20-point effort and tied a career-high with six 3-pointers in 17+ minutes off the bench.
On The Horizon
• No. 4 Virginia hosts Saint Francis (Pa.) in its home opener on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 4 p.m. on ACC Network.