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Game Notes: #10 Virginia hosts William & Mary on Saturday

uva-basketballNo. 10 Virginia (6-1) hosts William & Mary (5-2) in non-conference action on Saturday, Dec. 5. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 2 p.m.

 

For Openers

  • Virginia has won nine consecutive games vs. William & Mary.
  • All-American Malcolm Brogdon has three consecutive 20-point games and leads UVA in scoring for the third straight season at a career-best 17.4 points per game.
  • Junior point guard London Perrantes missed the Ohio State game following an appendectomy and his status for the William & Mary game is to be determined.
  • Virginia has scored 80 or more points in five games, the most under under Tony Bennett and most since five in 2008-09 and 11 in 2007-08.
  • UVA is shooting 50.7 percent from the field (best since 52.3% in 1982-83), 40.2 percent from 3-point range (school best) and 75.7 percent from the free throw line (best since 76.2% in 1978-79).
  • Former UVA manager Luke Ford (2011-14) is the Director of Basketball Operations at William & Mary.
  • William & Mary assistant coach Austin Shaver is a 2007 graduate of the University of Virginia.

 

Broadcast Information

  • The Virginia-William & Mary game will be televised on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Plus, streamed online at ESPN3.com and 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 the Virginia Sports app.

 

The Head Coaches

  • Virginia: Tony Bennett (Green Bay, 1992), 142-65 in seven seasons at UVA and 211-98 in 10 seasons overall.
  • William & Mary: Tony Shaver (North Carolina, 1976), 161-216 in 13 seasons at William & Mary and 519-337 in 30 seasons overall.

 

UVA All-Time vs. William & Mary

  • Virginia holds a 53-26 lead against William & Mary in its oldest rivalry that dates back to UVA’s first season in 1905-06.
  • The Cavaliers are 37-9 all-time vs. William & Mary in Charlottesville, including a 76-52 win at John Paul Jones Arena in the last meeting between the teams.
  • UVA has a 10-game winning streak against the Tribe in Charlottesville since a 71-65 overtime loss on Jan. 10, 1977.
  • The Cavaliers have won 24 of the last 26 games in the series.

 

All-Time vs. Teams From The Commonwealth of Virginia

  • Since the 1999-2000 season, Virginia has a 57-13 record (1-0 in 2015-16) against teams from the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • UVA posted an 83-66 win over George Mason earlier this season and went 5-0 last season against teams from Virginia.
  • UVA has an 11-game winning streak against teams from the Commonwealth of Virginia with its last loss coming against VCU on Nov. 12, 2013 (59-56 at JPJ).

 

Last Time Out

  • Malcolm Brogdon had a game-high 22 points to send No. 10 Virginia to a 64-58 win over Ohio State in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge game on Dec. 1.
  • Darius Thompson had 12 points and six assists in place of London Perrantes and Anthony Gill (10 points) hit double figures for the 10th straight game dating back to last season.
  • Marc Loving led Ohio State with 19 points as the Buckeyes shot 50 percent from the field.
  • UVA out-rebounded its opponent for the fifth straight game and shot 50 percent (8-16) from 3-point range.

 

‘Hoo Are These Wahoos?

  • UVA is averaging 78.3 points per game and yielding 58.3 ppg (most since 62.4 ppg in 2010-11).
  • Senior All-America candidate Malcolm Brogdon leads UVA in scoring for the third consecutive season at a career-best 17.4 points per game, while All-ACC performer Anthony Gill is averaging 12.1 points and 5.6 rebounds.
  • Brogdon has four 20-point efforts, including a career-high 28 at George Washington, and Gill has reached double figures in scoring in all seven games.
  • London Perrantes is averaging career highs in points (10.0), assists (5.3) and assist-to-turnover ratio (4.57).
  • Marial Shayok has reached double figures in scoring in three of the last five games, including a career-high 17 vs. Long Beach State, since joining the starting lineup.
  • UVA has out-rebounded its opponents in each of its six wins and has a +9.6 rebounding margin overall.
  • Nine players are averaging 10 or more minutes per game.
  • The Cavaliers, who have shot 50 percent or better from 3-point range in three of their last four games, are shooting 40.2 percent from beyond the arc, its best in school history.

 

On The Horizon

  • Virginia plays West Virginia in the Jimmy V Men’s Basketball Classic on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Tipoff at Madison Square Garden in New York is set for 7 p.m.

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