Game Notes: Virginia faces Butler in NCAA Tournament second round

virginia basketballNo. 1 seed Virginia (27-7) plays No. 9 seed Butler (22-10) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 19. Tipoff at PNC Arena (19,700) in Raleigh, N.C., is set for 7:10 p.m.


For Openers

  • No. 1 seed Virginia (27-7) meets No. 9 seed Butler (22-10) for the first time.
  • UVA seeks its ninth NCAA Sweet 16 appearance (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1993, 1995 and 2014).
  • UVA has a seven-game winning streak at PNC Arena (4-0 vs. NC State and 3-0 NCAA Tournament) dating back to Jan. 9, 2010.
  • UVA meets a current BIG EAST opponent in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since March 16, 1989 (100-97 win over Providence).


Broadcast Information

  • The Virginia-Butler game will be televised on TBS and streamed online at (March Madness on Demand).
  • The UVA-Butler game will be broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network and Westwood One/NCAA Radio Network on Sirius (93) and XM (203).
  • Live statistics will be located on and Virginia Sports app.


The Head Coaches

  • Virginia: Tony Bennett (Green Bay, 1992), 163-71 in seven seasons at UVA and 232-104 in 10 seasons overall.
  • Butler: Chris Holtmann (Taylor, 1994), 45-21 in two seasons at Butler.


All-Time in The NCAA Tournament

  • Virginia is 26-19 all-time in 20 NCAA Tournament appearances.
  • UVA is making its third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance for the first time since 1993-95.
  • UVA has a 10-4 record as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
  • UVA has made eight NCAA Sweet 16 appearances (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1993, 1995 and 2014).
  • 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.


Last Time Out

  • Anthony Gill scored 19 points to lead four players in double figures as No. 1 seed Virginia opened NCAA Tournament play with an 81-45 win over Hampton Thursday.
  • London Perrantes added 12 points, while Malcolm Brogdon and Marial Shayok chipped in 11 and 10, respectively.
  • UVA set a program NCAA Tournament record for fewest points allowed and canned 12 3-pointers, also a program tournament high.
  • UVA shot 55.2 percent while limiting Hampton to 30.4 percent shooting.
  • 10 UVA players saw at least 12 minutes of game action each.


Cavaliers at PNC Arena

  • Virginia sports a 9-7 all-time record at PNC Arena in Raleigh.
  • The Cavaliers are 6-7 against NC State at PNC Arena and 3-0 in NCAA tournament action in 2014.
  • UVA has a seven-game winning streak at PNC Arena (4-0 vs. NC State and 2-0 NCAA Tournament) dating back to Jan. 9, 2010.
  • Malcolm Brogdon, Anthony Gill, London Perrantes, Evan Nolte and Mike Tobey each played in both NCAA Tournament games at PNC Arena in 2014.
  • In addition, Darius Thompson played in two NCAA Tournament games for Tennessee at PNC Arena in 2014.



  • Virginia meets its second BIG EAST opponent of the season.
  • UVA is 2-2 all-time against current BIG EAST opponents in the NCAA Tournament (1-0 vs. Villanova and Providence and 0-2 vs. DePaul).
  • UVA is 24-32 all-time against current BIG EAST Conference members (0-2 vs. DePaul, 11-12 vs. Georgetown, 3-1 vs. Marquette, 3-3 vs. Providence, 0-3 vs. Seton Hall, 1-7 vs. St. John’s, 5-2 vs. Villanova and 1-2 vs. Xavier).


On The Horizon

  • With a win in the NCAA second round, the Cavaliers would play No. 4 seed Iowa State (22-11) or No. 12 seed UALR (30-4) in the regional semifinal round on Friday, March 25.
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