Game Notes: No. 4 Virginia plays Clemson in ACC road finale Tuesday

virginia clemsonNo. 4 Virginia (22-6, 11-5 ACC) plays Clemson (16-12, 9-7 ACC) in Atlantic Coast Conference action in Greenville, S.C., on Tuesday (March 1). Tipoff at Bon Secours Wellness Arena (14,897) is set for 7 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU.

 

For Openers

  • Virginia aims for its first season sweep and fifth consecutive win against Clemson.
  • As of Feb. 29, UVA is tied for third in the ACC at 11-5 and Clemson is tied for seventh at 9-7.
  • As of Feb. 29, UVA ranks third nationally in scoring defense (60.2 ppg), seventh in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.57), ninth in field goal shooting (49.2%), 11th in 3-point field goal shooting (40.3%), 17th in free throw shooting (75.7%), 26th in turnover margin (2.8) and 27th in scoring margin (10.8).

 

Broadcast Information

  • The Virginia-Clemson game will be televised on ESPNU, 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), 158-70 in seven seasons at UVA and 227-103 in 10 seasons overall.
  • Clemson: Brad Brownell (DePauw, 1991), 106-85 in six seasons at Clemson and 273-170 in 14 seasons overall.

 

Virginia Ranked No. 4 in Latest Polls

  • UVA is ranked No. 4 in the latest AP and USA Today Coaches polls.
  • UVA has been ranked in the top 10 in the AP poll on three different occasions this season (13 weeks overall).
  • UVA has been ranked in the top 10 in 35 of the last 39 AP polls.
  • 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.

 

All-Time vs. Clemson

  • Virginia is 72-52 all-time vs. Clemson, including a 22-35 road mark, in the series that dates back to 1935-36.
  • UVA posted a 69-62 win over the Tigers on Jan. 19 and has a four-game winning streak in the series.
  • UVA tallied a 63-58 win in its last trip to Clemson on Feb. 15, 2014.
  • The Cavaliers are 4-1 in their last five meetings vs. Clemson and 7-3 in their last 10.
  • Head coach Tony Bennett is 6-3 all-time vs. Clemson.
  • Malcolm Brogdon is Virginia’s current career leading scorer against Clemson, averaging 12.2 points in five career games.
  • Anthony Gill is averaging 10.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in four career games against the Tigers (3 games for UVA and 1 for South Carolina).

 

Last Time vs. The Tigers

  • Malcolm Brogdon tallied 20 points to lead then-No. 13 Virginia to a 69-62 win over Clemson on Jan. 19.
  • Anthony Gill added 12 points and Devon Hall added 11 points in his second straight start for UVA.
  • Virginia shot 54.3 percent from the field (25-46) and out-rebounded Clemson 32-21 in Tony Bennett’s 150th win at UVA.
  • Jaron Blossomgame had a game-high 23 points for the Tigers and Landry Nnoko added 15.

 

Last Time Out

  • Malcolm Brogdon had a game-high 26 points to lead No. 3 Virginia to a 79-74 win over No. 7 North Carolina on Feb. 27.
  • Anthony Gill added 15 points and nine rebounds and London Perrantes chipped in 12 points and six assists.
  • Devon Hall had 11 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, and Isaiah Wilkins added eight points and five rebounds.
  • UVA limited UNC to a pair of fast break points and had 14 second chance points in the win.
  • Joel Berry II led four Tar Heels in double figures with 21 points.
  • ACC Player of the Year candidate Brice Johnson was limited to 12 points, seven rebounds and five turnovers.
  • UNC out-rebounded UVA 36-33 and had 13 turnovers.
  • UVA converted 18-of-21 free throws for 85.7 percent.

 

On The Horizon

  • Virginia hosts Louisville during Senior Day on Saturday, March 5. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 8:30 p.m. The game will be televised live on ESPN.
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