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Game Notes: #2 UVA basketball hosts Georgia Tech in ACC action Thursday


uva-gtSecond-ranked UVA (17-0, 5-0 ACC) hosts Georgia Tech (9-8, 0-5 ACC) in ACC action on Thursday, Jan. 22. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 8 p.m.


For Openers

  • Virginia (17-0) is off to its best start since the 1980-81 season when that team led by legendary center Ralph Sampson started 23-0.
  • UVa has started 5-0 in ACC play for the first time since the 1980-81 team started 12-0.
  • Virginia is first in the ACC at 5-0, while Georgia Tech is 15th at 0-5.
  • UVa ranks first in the nation in scoring defense at 50.6 points per game.
  • UVa owns the nation’s seventh-longest home winning streak at 20 games.
  • The Cavaliers have won 13 of their 17 games by 11 or more points.


Broadcast Information

  • The Virginia-Georgia Tech game will be televised on the ACC Network and streamed online at ESPN3.com.
  • The game will be broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network, VirginiaSports.com and Virginia Athletics mobile app on iTunes or Android.
  • Live statistics will be located on VirginiaSports.com and Virginia Sports app.


Ticket Information

Single-game tickets for the Virginia-Georgia Tech contest may be purchased online at VirginiaSports.com/tickets or through the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office by telephone and in person. The ticket office is located in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium and open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Telephone purchases can be made by calling 1-800-542-UVA1 (8821) or locally at 434-924-UVA1 (8821).Tickets may also be purchased on game day at the JPJ box office starting at 6:30 p.m.

The Head Coaches
Virginia: Tony Bennett (Green Bay, 1992), 123-60 in six seasons at UVa and 192-93 in nine seasons overall.

Georgia Tech: Brian Gregory (Oakland, 1990), 52-60 in four seasons at Georgia Tech and 224-154 in 12 seasons overall.


Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and SneakersTM Awareness Week

  • The Virginia-Georgia Tech game is part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And SneakersTM Awareness Week, celebrated Jan. 19-25.
  • The nationwide event unites coaches across the country to raise awareness about the fight against cancer, and promote the American Cancer Society as a place for help and support.
  • On Thursday, the Virginia and Georgia Tech coaching staffs will wear sneakers with their game attire as a visible reminder about the importance of nutrition and physical activity in reducing one’s cancer risk.


UVa Ranked No. 2 For Second Straight Week

  • UVa is ranked No. 2 in the AP poll for the second straight week.
  • Prior to this year, the Cavaliers achieved their last No. 2 ranking on March 8, 1983.
  • Virginia has delivered three of the nine home losses by teams currently ranked in the top 16 of this week’s AP poll (Notre Dame, Maryland, VCU).
  • The Cavaliers have been ranked in the top 10 for the first 11 weeks of the season for the first time since 1982-83.
  • The No. 9 AP preseason ranking was UVa’s best since a No. 1 ranking to start the 1982-83 season.
  • UVa is one of three teams (Duke and Arizona) that have been ranked in the top 10 for 14 straight weeks dating back to last season.


Virginia All-Time vs. Georgia Tech

  • Virginia is 36-39 all-time vs. Georgia Tech, including a 20-11 home record, in the series that dates back to 1947-48.
  • The Cavaliers are 4-1 against the Yellow Jackets in John Paul Jones Arena, including a three-game winning streak.
  • The Cavaliers went 1-0 against Georgia Tech last season, posting a 54-45 win on Feb. 8 in Atlanta.
  • Virginia is 4-1 in its last five games against Georgia Tech and 8-2 in the last 10.
  • Head coach Tony Bennett is 6-1 all-time vs. Georgia Tech.


Last Time Out

  • Malcolm Brogdon matched a season high with 20 points and Anthony Gill had his third double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds as No. 2 Virginia posted a 66-51 road win at Boston College.
  • The Cavaliers trailed 38-33 in the second half, but closed the game on a 33-13 run to seal their second win at Boston College.
  • London Perrantes had a solid all-around performance with eight points, six assists and three rebounds.
  • The Cavaliers outrebounded the Eagles 35-20 and went 18-21 from the charity stripe.


Last Time vs. Georgia Tech

  • Malcolm Brogdon had 14 points and 11 rebounds for his second straight double-double as Virginia beat Georgia Tech 64-45 on Feb. 8, 2014.
  • The Cavaliers trailed 30-29 at the half, but held the Yellow Jackets without a field goal for the final 9:51 while outscoring Georgia Tech 22-1.
  • Georgia Tech’s final lead came with 9:52 remaining, when Kammeon Holsey completed a three-point play to push its lead to 44-42.
  • Joe Harris and Anthony Gill each added 13 points for UVa, while Chris Bolden led Georgia Tech with 13 points.
  • The Cavaliers owned a 46-25 rebounding advantage.

On The Horizon

  • Virginia plays at Virginia Tech in a Commonwealth Clash tilt on Sunday, Jan. 25. Tipoff at Cassell Coliseum is set for 1 p.m. The game will be televised on the ACC Network.



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