Game Notes: #1 UVA plays #16 Hampton in NCAA Tournament first round

virginia basketballNo. 1 seed UVA  (26-7) plays No. 16 seed Hampton (21-10) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, March 17. Tipoff at PNC Arena (19,700) in Raleigh, N.C., is set for approximately 3:10 p.m.

 

For Openers

  • UVA earned an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament, while Hampton earned the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s automatic bid.
  • The fourth-ranked Cavaliers, who earned their fifth No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and second in last three seasons, are making their third consecutive NCAA appearance and 20th overall.
  • UVA ranks Nos. 2, 4 and 9 in the KenPom.com overall, adjusted defense and adjusted offense efficiency ratings, respectively.
  • UVA ranks third nationally in scoring defense (59.7 ppg), ninth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.53), 10th in 3-point field goal shooting (40.5%), 13th in field goal shooting (48.7%), 16th in free throw shooting (75.4%), 23rd in scoring margin (10.7) and 30th in turnover margin (2.7).

 

Broadcast Information

  • The Virginia-Hampton game will be televised on truTV and streamed online at NCAA.com (March Madness on Demand).
  • The game will be broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network and Westwood One/NCAA Radio Network on Sirius (83) and XM (202).
  • Live statistics will be located on VirginiaSports.com and Virginia Sports app.

 

The Head Coaches

  • Virginia: Tony Bennett (Green Bay, 1992), 162-71 in seven seasons at UVA and 231-104 in 10 seasons overall.
  • Hampton: Edward Joyner, Jr. (Johnson C. Smith, 1995), 120-106 in seven seasons at Hampton.

 

All-Time in The NCAA Tournament

  • Virginia is 25-19 all-time in 19 NCAA Tournament appearances.
  • UVA is making its third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance for the first time since 1993-95.
  • UVA has a 9-4 record as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
  • UVA reached the NCAA Final Four in 1981 and 1984.
  • The Cavaliers reached their eighth NCAA Regional semifinal appearance in 2014, losing 61-59 to Michigan State.
  • UVA’s matchup vs. Hampton marks the Cavaliers’ first NCAA Tournament game against a team from Virginia.

 

All-Time vs. Hampton

  • UVA is 7-0 all-time against Hampton in the series that dates back to the 1998-99 season.
  • The Cavaliers meet the Pirates for the first time since a 69-40 win at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville on  Nov. 26, 2013.
  • UVA and Hampton meet for the first time in NCAA Tournament play.
  • The Cavaliers are 6-0 vs. the Pirates in Charlottesville and 1-0 in Hampton.
  • Virginia has a 31.9 average margin of victory in the series.
  • Tony Bennett is 2-0 all-time vs. Hampton, posting wins in 2009 and 2013.
  • Malcolm Brogdon (5 points), Anthony Gill (7 points, 4 rebounds), Mike Tobey (4 points), Evan Nolte (4 points), London Perrantes (4 assists, 6 rebounds) and Caid Kirven (2 points) each saw action in Virginia’s last meeting against Hampton in 2013-14.

 

Last Time Against The Pirates

  • Virginia defeated Hampton, 69-40, on Nov. 26, 2013 at John Paul Jones Arena.
  • Joe Harris had 20 points on 7-of-7 shooting, including 4-of-4 from 3-point range.
  • Justin Anderson added 12 points, four rebounds and three blocks off the bench.
  • UVA went 8-of-12 from 3-point range (66.7%) and had a 10 steals.
  • Virginia dominated the glass for the sixth straight game, out-reboundingthe Pirates 42-21.

 

Last Time Out

  • Joel Berry II scored 19 points to lead No. 1 seed North Carolina to a 61-57 win over No. 2 seed Virginia in the ACC Tournament championship on Saturday, March 12.
  • Marcus Paige scored 13 points and Brice Johnson had 12 points, nine rebounds and five assists for the Tar Heels.
  • All-American Malcolm Brogdon was limited to 15 points on 6-22 shooting as UVA scored a season-low 57 points.
  • UVA shot a season-low 36.5 percent, but out-rebounded the Tar Heels 36-28.
  • Virginia fell to 3-13 against North Carolina in the ACC Tournament, including a 1-4 mark in the championship game.

 

Cavaliers vs. The Field of 68

  • Virginia competed against nine 2016 NCAA Tournament teams, posting a 9-3 record in 12 games.
  • UVA went 2-1 vs. Miami, 1-0 vs. California, Notre Dame, Pitt, Syracuse, Villanova and West Virginia, 1-1 vs. UNC and 0-1 vs. Duke.

 

Cavaliers at PNC Arena

  • Virginia sports an 8-7 all-time record at PNC Arena in Raleigh.
  • The Cavaliers are 6-7 against NC State at PNC Arena and 2-0 in NCAA tournament action in 2014.
  • UVA has a six-game winning streak at PNC Arena (4-0 vs. NC State and 2-0 NCAA Tournament) dating back to Jan. 9, 2010.
  • Malcolm Brogdon, Anthony Gill, London Perrantes, Evan Nolte and Mike Tobey each played in both NCAA Tournament games at PNC Arena in 2014.
  • In addition, Darius Thompson played in two NCAA Tournament games for Tennessee at PNC Arena in 2014.

 

UVA vs. The MEAC

  • UVA meets its second Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opponent during 2015-16, posting a season-opening 86-48 win over Morgan State on Nov. 13 in Charlottesville.
  • Virginia is 25-0 all-time vs. the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (7-0 vs. Hampton, 4-0 vs. Howard and Norfolk State, 3-0 vs. Morgan State, 2-0 vs. Maryland Eastern Shore and South Carolina State, 1-0 vs. Bethune-Cookman, Coppin State and North Carolina A&T).
  • Tony Bennett is 13-0 all-time vs. the MEAC as head coach at Virginia.

 

On The Horizon

  • With a win in the NCAA first round, the Cavaliers would play No. 8 seed Texas Tech (19-12) or No. 9 seed Butler in the second round on Saturday, March 19.