Game Notes: UVA faces Iowa State in Sweet 16

march madness final four 2016No. 1 seed Virginia (28-7) plays No. 4 seed Iowa State (23-11) in the Midwest Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 25. Tipoff at United Center (21,223) is set for 7:10 p.m. ET.


For Openers

  • The fourth-ranked Cavaliers are making their ninth NCAA Sweet 16 appearance (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1993, 1995, 2014, 2016).
  • Virginia meets Iowa State for the first time in the NCAA Tournament and fourth time overall.
  • UVA ranks Nos. 1, 4 and 6 in the overall, adjusted defense and adjusted offense efficiency ratings, respectively.
  • UVA ranks third nationally in scoring defense (59.5 ppg), seventh in field goal shooting (49.1%) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.56), 10th in 3-point field goal shooting (40.8%), 16th in free throw shooting (75.4%) and tied for 18th in scoring margin (11.3).


Broadcast Information

  • The Virginia-Iowa State game will be televised on CBS and streamed online at (March Madness on Demand).
  • The UVA-ISU game will be broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network and Westwood One/NCAA Radio Network on Sirius (81) and XM (201).
  • Live statistics will be located on and Virginia Sports app.


The Head Coaches

  • Virginia: Tony Bennett (Green Bay, 1992), 164-71 in seven seasons at UVA and 233-104 in 10 seasons overall.
  • Iowa State: Steve Prohm (Alabama, 1997), 23-11 in one season at Iowa State and 127-40 in five seasons overall.


All-Time in The NCAA Tournament

  • Virginia is 27-19 all-time in 20 NCAA Tournament appearances.
  • UVA is making its third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance for the first time since 1993-95.
  • UVA earned its fifth No. 1 seed and second in the last three seasons.
  • UVA has an 11-4 record as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
  • UVA reached the NCAA Final Four in 1981 and 1984.
  • The Cavaliers reached their eighth NCAA Regional semifinal appearance in 2014, losing 61-59 to Michigan State.
  • Virginia head coach Tony Bennett is 8-5 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, including a 5-3 mark at UVA.


All-Time vs. Iowa State

  • UVA is 1-2 all-time against Iowa State in the series that dates back to the 2003-04 season.
  • The teams will meet for the first time on a neutral court.
  • UVA is 1-1 against the Cyclones in Charlottesville and  0-1 in Ames.
  • UVA and ISU meet for the first time since the Cyclones defeated the Cavaliers 60-47 in Charlottesville during Tony Bennett’s second season at Virginia on Dec. 30, 2010.
  • Virginia posted an 85-74 win over Iowa State in the first meeting at University Hall in 2003-04 and suffered an 81-79 loss in Ames in 2004-05.


Last Time vs. The Cyclones

  • Jamie Vanderbeken tallied 24 points to lead Iowa State to a 60-47 win over Virginia on Dec. 30, 2010.
  • KT Harrell led Virginia with nine points and Will Regan and Assane Sene had seven points each, respectively.
  • Iowa State shot 46 percent (23-50) from the field and Virginia made just 32.3 percent (20-62) of its field goals.
  • UVA was 3-of-24 from 3-point range, while ISU was 8-21.


Last Time Out

  • Malcolm Brogdon scored 22 points and Anthony Gill added 19 to lead No. 1 seed Virginia to a 77-69 win over No. 9 seed Butler in NCAA Tournament second-round action on Saturday, March 19.
  • Marial Shayok added 12 points and Mike Tobey added 10 points as UVA outscored Butler 22-7 in bench points.
  • The Cavaliers overcame a 25-23 halftime deficit by shooting 73.1 percent (19-26) from the field in the second half.
  • Andrew Chrabascz led Butler with 25 points and Roosevelt Jones added 18.
  • UVA outrebounded Butler 32-22 and had 42 points in the paint.


UVA vs. The Big 12

  • UVA meets its second Big 12 Conference opponent of the season, defeating West Virginia 70-54 at Madison Square Garden.
  • The Cavaliers are 2-0 all-time against current Big 12 opponents in the NCAA Tournament (1-0 vs. Oklahoma and 1-0 vs. Kansas).
  • UVA is 13-16 all-time against current Big 12 members (0-1 vs. Baylor, 1-2 vs. Iowa State, 1-2 vs. Kansas, 2-1 vs. Oklahoma, 0-1 vs. Oklahoma State, 0-1 vs. TCU and 9-8 vs. West Virginia).
  • Tony Bennett is 1-1 all-time vs. the Big 12 as head coach at Virginia (1-0 vs. Oklahoma and 0-1 vs. Iowa State).


On The Horizon

  • The Virginia-Iowa State winner advances to the Midwest Regional final against No. 10 seed Syracuse or No. 11 seed Gonzaga on Sunday, March 27.
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