Live Blog: Top-ranked UVA faces Marshall in New Year’s Eve matinee

UVA basketball#1 UVA (11-0) closes out non-conference action by hosting Marshall (7-5) on Monday (Dec. 31). Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 1 p.m. on the Regional Sports Network.

AFP editor Chris Graham leads our live coverage from courtside.

Broadcast Information

  • The Virginia-Marshall game will be televised on the Regional Sports Network and streamed online on ACC Network Extra ( and broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network, and Virginia Sports app.
  • Live statistics will be located on and the Virginia Sports app.

UVA Team Notes

  • Virginia is led by the quartet of Ty Jerome, Kyle Guy, De’Andre Hunter and Jack Salt.
  • Hunter leads the team in scoring (14.8) and has tallied three 20-point efforts.
  • Jerome is second in scoring (14.2) and has three 20-point efforts.
  • Guy leads the team in 3-pointers (29) and free throw percentage (84.6%) and is third in scoring (14.1).
  • Transfer Braxton Key leads the team in rebounding (5.2), while Mamadi Diakite has averaged 6.3 points and 3.0 rebounds.
  • Newcomer Kihei Clark has started four games and is second on the team in assists (2.6). Clark broke his left wrist against Morgan State, and has played the past three games with a cast.
  • Marco Anthony, Jay Huff, Kody Stattmann and Francesco Badocchi provide depth and Francisco Caffaro is redshirting the 2018-19 season.
  • Manager Grant Kersey has appeared in five home games.

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