Game Notes: No. 6 Virginia plays at George Washington on Monday

uva-basketballNo. 6 Virginia (1-0) continues non-conference action at George Washington (1-0) on Monday (Nov. 16). Tipoff at Charles E. Smith Center is set for 7:30 p.m.


For Openers

  • UVA looks for its eighth consecutive win against George Washington.
  • The Cavaliers face the Colonials in Washington, D.C., for the first time since 1983.
  • UVA is 18-5 in true road games over the past two seasons.
  • The Cavaliers seek their 15th consecutive non-conference win since losing 87-52 at Tennessee on Dec. 30, 2013.
  • UVA improved to 17-1 in its last 18 season-opening games with the 86-48 win over Morgan State on Nov. 13.


Broadcast Information

  • The Virginia-George Washington game will be televised on ESPN2, streamed online at and broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network, and Virginia Athletics mobile app on iTunes or Android.
  • Live statistics will be located on and the Virginia Sports app.


The Head Coaches

  • Virginia: Tony Bennett (Green Bay, 1992), 137-64 in seven seasons at UVA and 206-97 in 10 seasons overall.
  • George Washington: Mike Lonergan (Catholic University, 1988), 70-50 in five seasons at George Washington and 447-216 in 23 seasons overall.


Virginia’s No. 6 AP Preseason Ranking Best Since 1982-83

  • UVA is ranked No. 6 in the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ preseason polls.
  • The No. 6 preseason ranking is UVA’s best since a No. 1 ranking to start the 1982-83 season.
  • UVA has been ranked in the top 10 in 24 consecutive AP polls since March 3, 2014, its longest span since 49 consecutive polls from 1980-83.
  • Virginia has been ranked in the preseason top-10 in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1981-82 and 1982-83.
  • UVA has finished in the top 10 (No. 3 in 2014 & No. 6 in 2015) in the final AP rankings in back-to-back seasons for the first time since three straight seasons from 1981-83.


Last Time Out

  • Mike Tobey had a game-high 15 points as No. 6 Virginia rolled to an 86-48 win over Morgan State in season-opening action on Friday, Nov. 13.
  • Devon Hall added a career-best 13 points and Darius Thompson chipped in 12 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals for UVA.
  • Virginia out-rebounded Morgan State 50-21 and limited the Bears to 34 percent (17-50) shooting from the field.
  • The Cavaliers had 50 rebounds for the first time since Jan. 15, 2009 vs. North Carolina.
  • The Cavaliers improved to 51-2 when limiting opponents to fewer than 50 points under head coach Tony Bennett.


Virginia All-Time vs. George Washington

  • UVA sports a 2-0 all-time mark, including a 2-0 mark in Charlottesville, against Morgan State in the series that dates back to 2006-07.
  • The Cavaliers defeated the Bears 85-66 at University Hall on Nov. 19, 2006.
  • UVA posted a 75-57 win over Morgan State at John Paul Jones Arena in the last meeting between the teams on Dec. 19, 2012.
  • Tony Bennett is 1-0 against Morgan State as head coach at UVA.


Last Time vs. George Washington

  • Justin Anderson had a game-high 18 points and Malcolm Brogdon added 15 to send UVA to a 59-42 win over GW on Nov. 21, 2014.
  • Darion Atkins matched a then-career high with 11 rebounds and added three blocks.
  • The Cavaliers out-rebounded the Colonials 41-28 and committed eight turnovers.
  • UVA trailed at the half (26-22), but outscored the Colonials 37-16 in the second half.
  • Virginia shot 11.1 percent from 3-point range, shooting 1-9 from long range.


On The Horizon

  • Virginia plays Bradley in the first round of the Charleston Classic in Charleston, S.C., on Thursday, Nov. 19. Tipoff at TD Arena is set for 9:30 p.m.
  • George Mason, Long Beach State, Mississippi, Oklahoma State, Seton Hall and Towson join UVA and Bradley in the eight-team field.
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


%d bloggers like this: