Previewing Virginia

NC State returns to action tonight against Virginia and star wing Malcolm Brogdon. Here is a quick preview of the Cavaliers.


    G- 32 London Perrantes, Soph. 5.6 ppg, 2.1 rpg
    G- 15 Malcolm Brogdon, Jr. 13.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg
    F- 11 Evan Nolte, Jr. 2.3 ppg, 1.3 rpg
    F- 04 Darion Atkins, Sr. 7.2 ppg, 6.1 rpg
    C- 10 Mike Tobey, Jr. 7.7 ppg, 5.4 rpg

    Malcolm Brogdon - Brogdon has stepped it up lately, as he's led the Cavs in scoring in six of the previous seven games.

    Look for him to be even more aggressive offensively with Justin Anderson sidelined.

    Virginia Game Notes

    Virginia meets NC State for the second time this season.

  • The Cavaliers rank first nationally in scoring defense at 50.7 points per game.

  • UVa junior guard Justin Anderson is out 4-6 weeks with a fractured finger on his left hand.

  • Virginia is first in the ACC at 9-1, while NC State is 10th at 5-6.

  • Virginia's 21-1 record marks its second best in school history (23-0 start in 1980-81).

    UVa is ranked Nos. 2 and 3 in the latest AP and USA Today coaches' polls.

  • The Cavaliers were ranked No. 2 in both polls from Jan. 12-Feb. 1.

  • Prior to this year, the Cavaliers achieved their last No. 2 ranking on March 8, 1983.

  • Virginia has delivered four of the 16 home losses by teams currently ranked in the top 20 of this week's AP poll (Notre Dame, North Carolina, Maryland, VCU).

  • The Cavaliers have been ranked in the top 10 for the first 15 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 17 straight weeks dating back to last season.

    Would give UVa its first regular-season two-game sweep against the Wolfpack since 2009-10.

  • Would give UVa 22 or more wins for the fourth consecutive season for the first time 1980-83.

  • Would give Virginia 10 or more ACC wins for the third straight season for the first time since 1981-83.

  • Would give UVa nine true road wins for the first time since 1980-81 (won first 10 road games).

  • Would increase UVa’s nation-leading eight-game road winning streak to nine games.

  • Would give UVa its eighth straight regular season win vs. NC State.

  • Would give UVa its fourth straight win against the Wolfpack in Raleigh.

  • Would give Tony Bennett 197 career wins and 128 wins at UVa.

    Virginia is 61-82 all-time vs. NC State in the series that dates back to 1912-13.

  • The Cavaliers are 7-0 in their last seven regular season games against NC State and 8-2 in their last 10 overall.

  • UVa posted a 61-51 win vs. NC State earlier this season.

  • The Cavaliers defeated the Wolfpack 76-45 in Raleigh last season.

  • The 31-point margin of victory was the second-highest on the road under Tony Bennett (32 at Georgia Tech, Jan. 19, 2012).

  • Virginia has a three-game winning streak against the Wolfpack in Raleigh.

  • Tony Bennett is 7-2 vs. NC State as head coach at Virginia.

    Justin Anderson had a game-high 16 points and matched a career high with nine rebounds as Virginia turned back NC State 61-51 in ACC action on Jan. 7.

  • Malcolm Brogdon added 14 points, Anthony Gill had 12 points and seven rebounds, and Mike Tobey contributed 11 points off the bench.

  • Virginia led 32-31 at the half and held NC State to 36 percent field goal shooting in the second stanza to secure the win.

  • Virginia outrebounded NC State 39-30 and went 9-10 from the free-throw line in its 19th-straight home victory.

  • Ralston Turner led the Wolfpack with 14 points and Kyle Washington added 13 points and 10 rebounds.

    Malcolm Brogdon scored 15 points and Virginia's defense held Louisville to 13 first half points in the Cavaliers' 52-47 win over the Cardinals on Feb. 7.

  • Anthony Gill added 10 points and eight rebounds off the bench, and Darion Atkins and Mike Tobey added nine points each.

  • Terry Rozier led Louisville with 16 points, and Montrezl Harrell had 12 and Chris Jones added 11.

  • London Perrantes had a game-high six assists.

  • Virginia had just two turnovers in the contest, but was outrebounded 36-33.

  • The Cavaliers shot 33.3 percent from the floor and limited Louisville to 37 percent.

    Virginia has won its first eight true road games of a season for the first time since 1980-81 (won first 10 road games).

  • The Cavaliers are 10-0 away from home this season.

  • Virginia is 12-2 in ACC road games over the past two seasons, the most road wins in the conference over that period.

  • The Cavaliers have four true road wins over teams currently ranked in the AP poll, most in the nation.

  • UVa's eight-game road winning streak is tied with Gonzaga and Murray State.

    Virginia hosts Wake Forest on Saturday, Feb. 14. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 2:30 p.m. The sold out game will be televised on the ACC Network.

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