Live Blog: No. 4 UVA opens Battle 4 Atlantis against Middle Tennessee

UVA basketballFourth-ranked UVA (3-0) opens the Battle 4 Atlantis against Middle Tennessee (3-1) on Wednesday (Nov. 21). Tipoff at Imperial Arena in The Bahamas is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. on ESPN2.

Broadcast Information

  • The Virginia-Middle Tennessee game will be televised on ESPN2 and streamed online on ACC Network Extra (WatchESPN.com) and broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network, VirginiaSports.com and Virginia Sports app.
  • Live statistics will be located on VirginiaSports.com and the Virginia Sports app.

UVA Basketball Notes

  • The Cavaliers own a nation-leading 21-game winning streak in the month of November dating back to the 2015-16 season.
  • UVA is 117-35 (.770) in non-conference action under Tony Bennett.
  • The Cavaliers have captured championships in each of their last five Thanksgiving holiday tournaments (Emerald Coast Classic, Charleston Classic, Barclays Center Classic, Corpus Christi Challenge, NIT Season Tip-Off).
  • De’Andre Hunter had a season-high 20 points and Mamadi Diakite added a career-high 18 points as No. 4 Virginia routed Coppin State 97-40 on Friday, Nov. 16.
  • UVA’s 97 points were its most under 10th-year head coach Tony Bennett and the 57-point win was the third largest in school history.
  • Ty Jerome added 11 points and six assists and Kihei Clark sank a trio of 3-pointers in the lopsided win.
  • UVA shot 60.3 percent from the field and went 15 of 25 from 3-point range.
  • Virginia is led by Ty Jerome, Kyle Guy, De’Andre Hunter and Jack Salt.
  • Jerome leads UVA with 17 points and 5.7 assists per game.
  • Guy is averaging 11.7 points, while De’Andre Hunter is averaging 14.3 points and Salt is the lone senior on the team.
  • Salt missed the Coppin State game with back stiffness, ending his 70-game starting streak.
  • Transfer Braxton Key has averaged 6.3 points and 6.3 rebounds, while Mamadi Diakite has averaged 10 points and 2.7 rebounds.
  • Newcomer Kihei Clark is averaging 5.0 points and 3.7 assists, and Jay Huff is averaging 6.7 points and 2.7 rebounds.


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