#3 UVA basketball closes out nonconference schedule vs. Davidson

Davidson at No. 3 Virginia
Date & TimeTuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 | 6 p.m.
LocationCharlottesville, Va. | John Paul Jones Arena | 2014-15 Parking
CoverageESPNU/WatchESPN.com | Listen on Cavaliers LiveGametracker
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uva basketballNo. 3 UVA (11-0) closes out non-conference regular season action against Davidson (9-1) on Tuesday, Dec. 30. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 6 p.m. The game is sold out.

For Openers
Virginia (11-0) seeks its first 12-0 start since 1981-82.
• A win over Davidson would give Virginia its fourth undefeated non-conference regular season since joining the ACC in 1953-54 (1978, 1982 and 2001).
• UVa leads the nation in scoring defense at 46.2 points per game, while Davidson leads the nation in scoring at 87.7 points per game.
• The Cavaliers have shot 50 percent or better for four consecutive games, their longest streak since five games in 1990-91.
• UVa has held opponents under 70 points in a nation-leading 17 consecutive contests.
• UVa owns the nation’s eighth-longest home winning streak at 17 games.
• The Cavaliers limited Harvard and Rutgers to 27 points and 26 points, respectively, marking the first and second fewest points allowed by the Cavaliers in the shot clock era.

Post-Game Autograph Session
Virginia basketball players will be available for post-game autographs at John Paul Jones Arena from 8:15-8:45 p.m.

Broadcast Information
• The Virginia-Davidson game will be televised on ESPNU and streamed online at WatchESPN.com.
• The game will be broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network, VirginiaSports.com and Virginia Athletics mobile app on iTunes or Android.
• Live statistics will be located on VirginiaSports.com and Virginia Sports app.

The Head Coaches
Virginia: Tony Bennett (Green Bay, 1992), 117-60 in six seasons at UVa and 186-93 in nine seasons overall.
Davidson: Bob McKillop (Hofstra, 1972), 481-293 in 26 seasons at Davidson.

UVa Ranked in Top 10 For Nine Straight Weeks
• UVa is ranked No. 3 in the latest Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls.
• The Cavaliers have been ranked in the top 10 for the first nine weeks of the season for the first time since 1982-83.
• The No. 9 AP preseason ranking was UVa’s best since a No. 1 ranking to start the 1982-83 season.

Series History
• UVa sports an 11-4 mark, including a 6-2 mark in Charlottesville, against Davidson in the series that dates back to 1920-21.
• UVa has a seven-game winning streak against the Wildcats, including a 70-57 win last season in Charlotte, N.C.
• The Cavaliers will meet Davidson in Charlottesville for the first time since Jan. 21, 1991, and for the first time at John Paul Jones Arena.
Virginia has defeated Davidson by 13 or more points in each of the last three contests.

Last Time Out
Mike Tobey tallied 15 points and 10 rebounds and Malcolm Brogdon added 15 points as Virginia defeated Harvard 76-27 on Dec. 21.
Virginia led Harvard 39-8 at halftime and limited the Crimson to a 1-20 effort from the field in the first half.
• Harvard’s one first-half field goal tied the NCAA record for fewest made field goals in a half in the shot clock era (Savannah State, one second-half field goal at Kansas State on Jan. 7, 2008).
• UVa limited Harvard to just 16 percent (8-50) field goal shooting overall, marking the lowest field goal percentage by a Virginia opponent (previous low was 19 percent by Mississippi Valley State on Dec. 8, 2012).
• The Cavaliers shot 59.6 percent from the field and outrebounded the Crimson 45-25.

Last Time vs. Davidson
Virginia posted a 70-57 win over Davidson on Nov. 16, 2013, at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C.
Malcolm Brogdon had 17 points and Mike Tobey added a season-high 18 points to lead Virginia.
Justin Anderson added 12 points and Akil Mitchell had 11 as the Cavaliers outscored Davidson, 36-8, in the paint.
• Mitchell added nine rebounds as UVa outrebounded Davidson 42-30.
• UVa shot 52.1 percent (25-of-48) from the floor and 76.2 percent (16-of-21) from the charity stripe.

On The Horizon
Virginia opens ACC play at Miami on Saturday, Jan. 3. Tipoff at BankUnited Center is set for 5:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

 

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