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No. 8 UVA Hosts St. Francis Brooklyn in Home Opener

St. Francis Brooklyn at No. 8 Virginia  
Date & Time
Tuesday, Nov. 15 | 7 p.m.
Location John Paul Jones Arena | Charlottesville, Va.
Coverage ACC Network ExtraCavaliers Live | Gametracker
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Nov. 14, 2016

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - No. 8 Virginia (1-0) hosts St. Francis Brooklyn (0-1) in men's basketball non-conference action on Tuesday (Nov. 15). Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena scheduled for 7 p.m.

For Openers
• UVA meets St. Francis Brooklyn for the first time and plays its first of two contests against a Northeast Conference opponent this season (Robert Morris).
• UVA owns the nation's seventh-longest current NCAA Division I home-winning streak at 20 games.
• Cavalier forwards Austin Nichols and Mamadi Diakite are expected to make their UVA debuts after missing the opener at UNCG.

Broadcast Information
• The Virginia-St. Francis Brooklyn game will streamed online on ACC Network Extra and WatchESPN.com 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.

The Head Coaches
Virginia: Tony Bennett (Green Bay, 1992), 166-72 in eight seasons at UVA and 235-105 in 10 seasons overall.
St. Francis Brooklyn: Glenn Braica (Queens College, 1989), 98-92 in seven seasons at St. Francis Brooklyn.

UVA Ranked No. 8/7 in Latest Rankings
• UVA is ranked No. 8 in the latest Associated Press and No. 7 in the USA Today Coaches' polls.
• The Cavaliers were ranked in top 10 in the preseason rankings (No. 8/7) for the third straight season, matching a school-best from 1981-83.
• UVA has been ranked in the top 10 in 39 of the last 43 AP polls.
• UVA has been ranked in the top 10 in nine consecutive AP polls and 10 consecutive coaches' polls dating back to last season.
• UVA has finished in the top 10 (No. 3 in 2014 & No. 6 in 2015 and No. 4 in 2016) in the final AP rankings in three consecutive seasons for the first time since 1981-83.

All-Time vs. Northeast Conference Opponents
• Virginia is 9-0 all-time vs. current Northeast Conference opponents (3-0 vs. LIU Brooklyn, 3-0 vs. Wagner, 1-0 vs. Farleigh Dickinson, 1-0 vs. Mount St. Mary's and 1-0 vs. Robert Morris).
Tony Bennett is 1-0 all-time vs. current Northeast Conference opponents as a head coach (1-0 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson at Washington State).

There's No Place Like Home
• Virginia is 138-36 (.793) in 10 seasons at John Paul Jones Arena.
• The Cavaliers finished undefeated at home (15-0) in 2015-16 for the first time since 1981-82 (12-0).
• UVA owns the nation's seventh-longest current NCAA Division I home-winning streak at 20 games.
• UVA is 100-20 (.833), including a 65-5 (.929) mark the past four seasons, at home under head coach Tony Bennett.
• Virginia is 35-1 in ACC home games over the past four seasons, the best mark in ACC history with one loss (Duke 33-1 from 1962-64).
• UVA has won 11 or more home games for seven straight seasons.
• UVA's 21-game home winning streak from Dec. 21, 2013-Jan. 22, 2015 set a JPJ record.

Last Time Out
• No. 8/7 Virginia defeated UNCG 76-51 in season-opening action at the Greensboro Coliseum on Friday, Nov. 11.
• Junior Marial Shayok led four Cavaliers in double figures with 15 points as the Cavaliers posted their fourth straight season-opening win.
• Virginia held UNCG scoreless for 11:19 spanning halftime and used a 22-0 run to blow the game open. • UVA shot 52 percent from the field and was 8-of-16 from 3-point range.
• Redshirt junior Darius Thompson added 12 points and a career-best three 3-pointers, tying the school record with eight consecutive 3-pointers dating back to last season.
• Junior Isaiah Wilkins added 10 points and a game-high nine rebounds and senior London Perrantes chipped in 10 points and three assists.
• Junior Jarred Reuter tallied eight points and six rebounds and Jack Salt contributed a career-best seven points and three assists.
• Freshmen Kyle Guy (7 points, 3 assists) and Ty Jerome (2 points) made their UVA debuts.

On The Horizon
• Virginia hosts Yale in non-conference action on Sunday, Nov. 20. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 1 p.m.


 

 

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