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Live Blog: #12 UVA basketball on road at Cal Wednesday night


uva basketballAFP editor Chris Graham leads our live blog as #12 UVA (9-1) travels to Pac 12 rival Cal (9-2) Wednesday night.


Broadcast Information

  • The Virginia-California game will be televised on ESPN2, streamed online on ACC Network Extra and 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 the Virginia Sports app.


Game Notes: UVA

  • Virginia is led by senior point guard London Perrantes, who is a Wooden and Naismith Player of the Year and ACC Player of the Year candidate.
  • Perrantes is averaging team highs in points (9.6 ppg) and assists (4.4 apg).
  • Isaiah Wilkins (6.3 ppg & 5.2 rpg) leads the team in rebounds (52) and steals (17) and is second in blocked shots (13).
  • Marial Shayok is averaging 9.1 points off the bench, while Darius Thompson has added 8.4 points per game off the bench.
  • Newcomer Kyle Guy is averaging 8.6 points on 55.8 percent shooting, while Jarred Reuter leads the team in field goal percentage (68.3%) and is second in rebounding at 4.5 per game.
  • Mamadi Diakite is averaging 6.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.9 blocked shots in 15.4 minutes per game.


Game Notes: Cal

  • With Cal’s most recent home win, the Bears extended their homecourt winning streak to 27 games when including a victory from the final contest of the 2014-15 campaign. The run is the longest in school history and is the fourth-longest current streak in the country. Cal set the record with an 81-55 rout of Cal Poly on Dec. 17.
  • Cal’s defense has been particularly stingy inside Haas Pavilion this year, with the Bears surrendering just 58.5 ppg and 36.1 percent shooting from the floor. Cal owns a +8.4 rebounding margin and is averaging 5.1 blocks per game.
  • The Bears are averaging 76.6 points at home, including four 80-point games.
  • Individually, three Cal players are contributing double-figure point totals: Charlie Moore (18.0 points per game), Ivan Rabb (17.3), Jabari Bird (14.7), Grant Mullins (10.8)



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