CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 13 Virginia (9-2, 5-0 ACC) hosts Georgia Tech (7-3, 3-1 ACC) on Saturday, Jan. 23. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 8 p.m. on ACC Network and Virginia Sports Radio Network.
• No. 13 Virginia (9-2, 5-0 ACC) returns to action against Georgia Tech (7-3, 3-1 ACC) on Jan. 23.
• As of Jan. 21, Virginia ranks second nationally in turnovers per game (8.2), third in personal fouls per game (13.3), fifth in assist/turnover ratio (1.71), seventh in free throw percentage (80.2), eighth in scoring defense (59.4) and 14th in field goal percentage (50.7).
• The Cavaliers have a five-game winning streak and have started 5-0 in the ACC for the first time since starting 12-0 in 2017-18.
• UVA has a 13-game ACC winning streak dating back to 2019-20.
• The Virginia-Georgia Tech game will be televised on ACC Network and streamed online at 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.
• Join the Voice of the Cavaliers Dave Koehn and special guest Sam Hauser for the “Wahoo Walkthrough” at 5 p.m. on the Virginia Sports App, VirginiaSports.com and select stations on the Virginia Sports Radio Network.
The Head Coach
• Three-time National and four-time ACC Coach of the Year Tony Bennett has a 286-98 (.745) mark in 12 seasons at Virginia and 355-131 (.730) 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 141-58 (.709) in ACC play (79-20 at home & 62-38 away), 159-29 (.846) at home and 145-40 (.784) in non-conference action (82-7 at JPJ) under Bennett.
• Bennett ranks fifth all-time in winning percentage at .709, among ACC head coaches with 100 or more ACC regular-season wins.
All-Time vs. Georgia Tech
• Virginia is 43-40 all-time vs. Georgia Tech, including a 24-11 record in Charlottesville, in the series that dates back to 1947-48.
• The Cavaliers have a six-game winning streak in the series, including a 63-58 road win last season.
• UVA has held Georgia Tech to 58 points or less during the six-game winning streak in the series.
• Virginia is 14-2 in its last 16 games against Georgia Tech, including a 13-2 mark under head coach Tony Bennett.
Last Time vs. the Yellow Jackets
• Jay Huff scored 17 points and added six blocked shots to lead Virginia to a 63-58 win at Georgia Tech on Jan. 18, 2020.
• Mamadi Diakite added 17 points and six rebounds, and Kihei Clark chipped in seven assists as Virginia ended its longest losing streak (3 games) since 2016-17.
• Tomas Woldetensae had a career-high three steals and drilled a trio of 3-pointers off the bench.
• Virginia shot 47.2 percent (25 of 53) and tied a season high with nine blocked shots.
Hoo Are These Cavaliers?
• Kihei Clark, Sam Hauser and Jay Huff lead the Cavaliers into action against Georgia Tech.
• Clark, who has recorded 14 points and 4.3 assists per game the past six games, has averaged 10.9 points and team-high 3.7 assists.
• Hauser leads the team in scoring (13.8 ppg) and rebounding (7.5 rpg), and is shooting 49.6 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from 3-point range (21 of 56).
• Huff leads the team in blocked shots (2.3 bpg) and is second in scoring (12.8 ppg) and rebounding (5.9 rpg).
• Trey Murphy III (11.1 ppg) leads the team in 3-pointers (26) and 3-point percentage (52%).
• Rookie Reece Beekman has a team-high 19 steals, 29 assists and 29 rebounds.
• Casey Morsell (6.7 ppg) returned from a two-game absence with a season-high 15 points on 6 of 7 shooting (3 of 3 3FGs) vs. Notre Dame.
• Justin McKoy (4.2 ppg and 3.4 rpg), Tomas Woldetensae (41.4% 3FG) and Kadin Shedrick (3.5 ppg & 2.9 rpg) have added depth, while Kody Stattmann (4.7 ppg, 2.3 rpg) remains sidelined with a non-COVID-19 related cardiac issue.
UVA Ranked No, 13 in Latest AP Poll
• Virginia is ranked No. 13 in the latest Associated Press poll.
• UVA has been ranked in the top 25 of the AP poll for 11 straight weeks over the past two seasons.
• UVA was ranked No. 4 in both preseason polls, marking its third AP preseason top-5 ranking in school history (No. 1 in 1982-83 and No. 5 in 2018-19).
• UVA has been ranked in the top 25 in the preseason rankings in nine of the past 10 seasons.
Last Time Out
• Sam Hauser and Tomas Woldetensae led five players in double figures with 14 points apiece as then-No. 18 Virginia (9-2, 5-0) routed No. 12 Clemson 85-50 on Jan. 16.
• Virginia started the game on an 18-2 run, drilled 15 3-pointers and outrebounded the Tigers 33-21 in the win.
• Woldetensae had season highs in points and 3-pointers (4) as the Cavaliers scored 80 or more points in back-to-back ACC games for the first time since 2006-07.
• Trey Murphy III added 13 points and Kihei Clark and Jay Huff each added 12, respectively.
• Huff added seven rebounds and career-high five assists.
• Virginia shot a season-high 60.7 percent, including 55.6 percent from downtown.
On The Horizon
• No. 13 Virginia hosts Syracuse on Monday, Jan. 25. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN and Virginia Sports Radio Network.