Game Notes: #7 Virginia on the road at Duke on Saturday

virginia dukeNo. 7 Virginia (20-4, 9-3 ACC) plays at Duke (18-6, 7-4 ACC) in Atlantic Coast Conference action on Saturday (Feb. 13). Tipoff at Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314) is set for 4:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN.

 

For Openers

  • Virginia looks to end its 16-game winless streak at Duke.
  • UVA’s last win at Duke was a 91-88 double overtime win at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Jan. 14, 1995.
  • Virginia has a seven-game winning streak, including three consecutive true road wins.
  • As of Feb. 12, UVA is second in the ACC at 9-3 and Duke is sixth at 7-4.
  • As of Feb. 11, UVA ranks third nationally in scoring defense (59.6 ppg), ninth in field goal shooting (49.5%), 13th in 3-point field goal shooting (40.5%), 14th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.53), 20th in free throw shooting (75%) and 30th in scoring margin (11.8).

 

Broadcast Information

  • The Virginia-Duke game will be televised on ESPN, streamed online at WatchESPN.com and broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network, Westwood One Sports, 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), 156-68 in seven seasons at UVA and 225-101 in 10 seasons overall.

Duke: Mike Krzyzewski (Army, 1969), 963-257 in 36 seasons at Duke and 1,036-316 in 41 seasons overall.

 

Virginia Ranked No. 7 in Latest Polls

  • UVA is ranked No. 7 in the latest Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ polls.
  • UVA has been ranked in the top 10 in the AP poll on three different occasions this season (10 weeks overall).
  • 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.

 

Highlights From The Seven-Game Winning Streak

  • UVA has allowed 55.9 points per game during its seven-game winning streak.
  • UVA has held four straight opponents (Louisville, Boston College, Pitt and Virginia Tech) to 50 or fewer points.
  • The Cavaliers have limited opponents to 38.6 percent field goal shooting and 33.3 percent 3-point shooting.
  • The Cavaliers scored 18 points, including Darius Thompson’s game-winning 3-pointer, in the final 1:16 to defeat Wake Forest 72-71.
  • UVA handed Louisville its worst defeat (63-47) at KFC Yum! Center since the building opened in 2010.
  • UVA is shooting 50.6 percent from the field and 42.4 percent from 3-point range during the winning streak.
  • Malcolm Brogdon has five 20-point games during the streak, averaging 20.3 points, 54.8 percent field goal shooting, 51.5 percent 3-point shooting and 97.1 percent free throw shooting.

 

All-Time vs. The Blue Devils

  • UVA meets Duke for the 168th time overall and 67th time in Durham in a series that dates back to 1910-11.
  • UVA is 50-117 all-time vs. Duke, including a 10-56 mark in Durham.
  • UVA is winless in its last 16 games against Duke in Durham.
  • Duke defeated Virginia 69-63 last season in Charlottesville.
  • UVA is 2-3 in its last five gameS vs. Duke and 2-8 in its last 10.
  • Head coach Tony Bennett is 2-7 all-time against Duke at UVA.
  • Malcolm Brogdon is Virginia’s current career leading scorer against Duke, averaging 15.5 points in four career games.
  • Mike Tobey is averaging 6.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in four games against Duke, while Anthony Gill has averaged 6.0 points and 3.7 rebounds.
  • London Perrantes has averaged 5.3 points and 3.6 assists in three career games vs. the Blue Devils, while Isaiah Wilkins had seven points and five rebounds in one game against Duke in 2014-15.

 

Last Time vs. Duke

  • Tyus Jones scored 17 points, Quinn Cook had 15 and both made critical 3-pointers in the closing minutes, fueling a game-ending 16-5 run that gave then-No. 4 Duke a 69-63 victory against then-No. 2 Virginia, ending the Cavaliers’ 21-game home winning streak.
  • Virginia started the second half with a 16-4 burst and led by 11 with just under 11 minutes to play.
  • Malcolm Brogdon had 17 points and Justin Anderson added 11.
  • Duke’s Justise Winslow had 15 points and 11 rebounds.
  • Duke shot 50.9 percent from the floor, ending Virginia’s streak of holding 44 straight ACC opponents under 50 percent.
  • Virginia out-reboundedDuke 35-34, but shot 26-63 from the floor including just 3-13 from 3-point range.

 

Last Time Out

  • Anthony Gill tallied 16 points and Isaiah Wilkins chipped in a career-high 14 points to lead No. 7 Virginia to a 67-49 win over in-state rival Virginia Tech on Feb. 9.
  • Malcolm Brogdon added 12 points and Mike Tobey had 10 points.
  • Justin Robinson led the Hokies with 16 points.
  • The Cavaliers scored 21 points off of 15 Virginia Tech turnovers.
  • UVA limited the Hokies to 35.6 percent field goal shooting.

 

On The Horizon

  • Virginia hosts NC State on Monday, Feb. 15. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 7 p.m. The ACC Big Monday game will be televised on ESPN.

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