Game Notes: #11 Virginia on the road Tuesday at Wake Forest

virginia basketballNo. 11/12 Virginia (15-4, 4-3 ACC) plays at Wake Forest  (10-9, 1-6 ACC) in Atlantic Coast Conference action on Tuesday (Jan. 26). Tipoff at Joel Coliseum (14,665) is set for 7 p.m. The game will be streamed online at ESPN3.com.

 

For Openers

  • Virginia meets Wake Forest in the lone meeting between the teams in 2015-16.
  • UVA has a three-game winning streak against the Demon Deacons.
  • The Cavaliers look to avoid their first four-game road losing streak since 2012-13.
  • Anthony Gill needs five points to reach the 1,000 career points at UVA.
  • As of Jan. 25, UVA is tied for 7th in the ACC at 4-3 and Wake Forest is tied for 13th at 1-6.
  • As of Jan. 25, UVA ranks sixth nationally in scoring defense (61.4 ppg), eighth in field goal percentage (49.7%), 10th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.6), 13th in 3-point field goal percentage (40.5%) and 21st in free throw percentage (74.9%).

 

Broadcast Information

  • The Virginia-Wake Forest game will be 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.

 

Suits and Sneakers Week & Princess Lacey’s Laces

  • The UVA-Wake Forest game is part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And Sneakers Week and Princess Lacey’s Laces, celebrated Jan. 25-31.
  • The UVA and Wake Forest coaching staff will wear sneakers with their suits during the game to raise cancer awareness.
  • Specially-designed ‘Princess Lacey’s Laces’ will provide an additional opportunity to raise awareness, while honoring Lacey and further amplifying the need to continue raising funds for pediatric cancer.
  • The Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers initiative honors Lacey Holsworth and her love of basketball. Through the promotion and purchase of these special laces, her memory will live on with the hope that one day, pediatric cancer will no longer claim the lives of those we love.
  • Laces can be purchased in any Shoe Carnival store nationwide as well as on their website atwww.shoecarnival.com/Lacey.

 

The Head Coaches

Virginia: Tony Bennett (Green Bay, 1992), 151-68 in seven seasons at UVA and 220-101 in 10 seasons overall.

Wake Forest: Danny Manning (Kansas, 1991), 23-28 in two seasons at Wake Forest and 61-57 in four seasons overall.

 

Virginia Ranked No. 11/12 in Latest Polls

  • UVA is ranked No. 11 in the latest Associated Press poll and No. 12 USA Today Coaches’ ranking.
  • UVA was ranked in the top 10 in six consecutive polls from Nov. 30, 2015 to Jan. 4, 2016.
  • UVA was ranked in the top 10 in 25 consecutive AP polls from March 3, 2014 to Nov. 16, 2015, its longest span since 49 straight from 1980-83.
  • The Cavaliers’ No. 6 preseason ranking was UVA’s best since a No. 1 ranking to start the 1982-83 season.
  • Virginia has been ranked in the preseason top-10 in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1981-82 and 1982-83.

 

All-Time vs. Wake Forest

  • Virginia is 63-70 all-time vs. Wake Forest, including a 14-41 mark in Winston-Salem, in the series that dates back to 1910-11.
  • UVA has won four of the last five meetings in the series, including a pair of wins (61-60 & 70-34) season.
  • Last season’s 70-34 win snapped UVA’s 10-game losing streak in Winston-Salem.
  • Virginia is 4-1 in its last five games against Wake Forest and 4-6 in the last 10.
  • Tony Bennett is 4-4 vs. Wake Forest as head coach at Virginia.
  • Anthony Gill is Virginia’s current career leading scorer against Wake Forest, averaging 13.3 points in three career games.
  • Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 11 points and 5.3 rebounds in four games against Syracuse.
  • Mike Tobey is averaging 8.8 points and 4.3 rebounds in four games against Wake Forest, while London Perrantes has chipped in seven points and 3.5 assists per game.

 

Last Time vs. The Demon Deacons

  • Anthony Gill had 11 points and Darion Atkins added 10 as then No. 2 Virginia posted a 70-34 road win at Wake Forest on Feb. 25.
  • UVA shot 50 percent (28-56) from the field and held the Demon Deacons to 21.8 percent (12-55).
  • The Cavaliers owned a 45-29 advantage on the glass, led by Isaiah Wilkins’ season-high nine rebounds.
  • Virginia had a commanding 46-14 advantage on points in paint.
  • London Perrantes did not play due to a broken nose and mild concussion.

 

Last Time Out

  • Malcolm Brogdon tallied 21 points to lead then-No. 13 Virginia to a 73-65 win over Syracuse on Jan. 24.
  • London Perrantes added 16 points, seven assists and career-high four steals for the Cavaliers.
  • Anthony Gill added 16 points for the Cavaliers, who out-rebounded the Orange 31-28 and shot 56.8 percent.
  • Brogdon drilled a pair of 3-pointers to secure the win.
  • Michael Gbiniji had 24 points for the Orange, while Malachi Richardson added 23.
  • Syracuse went 13-30 from 3-point range and UVA was 8-18.

 

On The Horizon

  • UVA plays at Louisville on Saturday, Jan. 30. Tipoff at KFC Yum! Center is set for 1 p.m. The game will be televised on CBS with Kevin Harlan (pxp) and Bill Raftery (analyst) on the call.
uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25.


The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.
 
augusta free press

Related Content

Shop Google


Comments

%d bloggers like this: