Live Coverage: #1 UVA faces Georgia Tech in ACC hoops

uva georgia techChris Graham leads our live coverage as #1 UVA (24-2, 13-1 ACC) faces Georgia Tech (11-16, 4-10 ACC) Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville.

Broadcast Information

  • The Virginia-Georgia Tech contest will be televised on ESPN2 and streamed online on ACC Network Extra ( and ESPN App, and broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network, and Virginia Athletics mobile app on iTunes or Android.

Game Notes

  • UVA can clinch the No. 1 seed for the ACC Tournament and share of its eighth ACC regular-season title (thirdin five years) with a win over Georgia Tech.
  • De’Andre Hunter is the reigning ACC Co-Rookie of the Week.
  • Tony Bennett is coaching in his 400th career game.
  • Virginia is ranked No. 1 in the AP poll for the second straight week.
  • On Feb. 5, UVA earned its first No. 1 ranking since Dec. 21, 1982 (650 weeks between No. 1 rankings).
  • UVA is 21-3 all-time in the 13 weeks as the top-ranked team.
  • The Cavaliers are the fourth team in the Top 25 era (1990-present) to earn a No. 1 ranking after being unranked in the preseason (Kansas, 1990; Syracuse, 2010; Baylor, 2017).

Keys to the Game: Virginia

Shake off the rust: Getting eight days off at this point in a season is very much a good thing in terms of having time to let nagging injuries heal and get legs back and the rest, but there will be an awkward feeling-out period for a few minutes in the first half Wednesday night, no doubt.

Attack: Lammers, mentioned above, owned the paint in the first 20 minutes in the January game in Atlanta. Virginia needs to adjust to Lammers, sure, but that adjustment can’t be to shoot a bunch of jumpers. Attack Lammers, attack the paint, attack the rim.

Spread the wealth: Bennett needs to manage minutes for his starters better than he has been of late. With an eye to March, Bennett needs to find a happy place for Johnson, Marco Anthony, maybe even figure out if Jay Huff can be a help down the stretch.

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