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Live Coverage: #8 Virginia faces #12 Villanova in a Saturday matinee

uva-logo-new2Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham leads our live coverage from Charlottesville, Va., as #8 Virginia (8-1) faces #12 Villanova (8-1) in college basketball action.

 

Broadcast Information: Virginia vs. Villanova

  • The Virginia-Villanova game will be televised on ESPN2, streamed online at WatchESPN.com and broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network, ESPN Radio, VirginiaSports.com and Virginia Athletics mobile app on iTunes or Android.
  • Live statistics will be located on VirginiaSports.com and the Virginia Sports app.

 

Virginia Basketball Notes

  • UVA is averaging 76.3 points per game and yielding 57.1 ppg (6th nationally and most since 62.4 in 2010-11).
  • Virginia ranks No. 1 overall in the KenPom.com overall ratings.
  • The Cavaliers rank sixth in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.77), 11th in field goal percentage (51.1%), tied for 11th in turnover margin (5.0) and 15th in scoring margin (19.0).
  • Senior All-America candidate Malcolm Brogdon leads UVA in scoring for the third consecutive season at a career-best 16.9 points per game, while All-ACC performer Anthony Gill is averaging a career high 13.4 points and 6.4 rebounds.
  • Brogdon has four 20-point efforts, including a career-high 28 at George Washington), and Gill has reached double figures in scoring in all nine games.
  • London Perrantes is averaging career highs in points (10.4), assists (5.1) and 3-point field goal percentage (53.8%).
  • UVA has out-rebounded its opponents in seven of its eight wins and has a +8.0 rebounding margin overall.
  • Nine players are averaging 10 or more minutes per game.
  • The Cavaliers have shot 50 percent or better from 3-point range in three of their last six games.

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