Game Notes: #6 UVA basketball hosts Harvard on Sunday

uva basketballNo. 6 UVA (10-0) continues its three-game homestand with a non-conference game against Harvard (7-1) on Sunday, Dec. 21. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 12 p.m. The game is sold out.


For Openers

  • Virginia (10-0) meets Harvard (7-1) for the first time.
  • Virginia seeks its first 11-0 start since 1992-93.
  • The Cavaliers rank second in the nation in scoring defense (48.1 ppg) and third in field goal percentage defense (32.7%).
  • UVa has held opponents under 70 points in a nation-leading 16 consecutive contests.
  • UVa owns the nation’s eighth-longest home winning streak at 16 games.


Broadcast Information

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


The Head Coaches
Virginia: Tony Bennett (Green Bay, 1992), 116-60 in six seasons at UVa and 185-93 in nine seasons overall.
Harvard: Tommy Amaker (Harvard Duke, 1987), 146-72 in eight seasons at Harvard and 322-211 in 18 seasons overall.


UVa Ranked in Top 10 For Seven Straight Weeks

  • Virginia is ranked No. 6/5 in the latest associated press and USA Today coaches polls.
  • The Cavaliers have been ranked in the top 10 for the first seven 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.


Last Time Out


On The Horizon

  • Virginia hosts Davidson in non-conference action on Tuesday, Dec. 30. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 6 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU.

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