Nov. 18, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Virginia (2-1) continues non-conference action against Navy (2-2) on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena (14,593) is set for 7 p.m. ET.
The game will be televised live on Regional Sports Networks, streamed online at ESPN3.com and broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network. Live statistics (GameTracker) will be located on VirginiaSports.com, as well as the new Virginia Sports app, which is available free of charge through iTunes. Fans can also follow the game via Twitter at @UVaMensHoops.
Single-game tickets may be purchased online at VirginiaSports.com/tickets. Fans may also purchase tickets 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 1-800-542-8821. Tickets may also be purchased on game day at the JPJ box office starting at 5:30 p.m.
Virginia meets Navy for the first time since Feb. 16, 1974, when the Cavaliers beat the Midshipmen, 91-72. Navy leads Virginia, 31-13, in the all-time series that dates back to 1909-10. UVa has a six-game winning streak against Navy and is 5-1 against the Midshipmen in Charlottesville. Virginia and Navy are meeting for the first time at John Paul Jones Arena.
The Head Coaches
Virginia: Tony Bennett(Green Bay, 1992), 78-54 in five seasons at UVa and 147-87 in eight seasons overall. Navy: Ed DeChellis (Penn State, 1982), 13-51 in three seasons at Navy and 232-282 in 17 seasons overall.
Virginia Receiving Votes in Latest National Polls
Virginia is receiving votes in the latest Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls. The Cavaliers were ranked No. 24 in the AP preseason poll, marking their first preseason AP top 25 ranking since being ranked No. 11 to start the 2001-02 season.
About the Cavaliers
Virginia is coming off a 70-57 win over Davidson in Charlotte, N.C. The Cavaliers rank fifth nationally in scoring defense at 52.3 points per game, limiting opponents to 34.5 percent shooting from the floor. UVa has outrebounded each of its first three opponents, enjoying a 14.4 average rebound margin. Redshirt sophomore Malcolm Brogdon leads UVa in scoring at 12 points per game, while sophomore Mike Tobey is averaging 11 points off the bench. Seniors Akil Mitchell and Joe Harris are averaging nine and eight points, respectively, and junior Darion Atkins is UVa's top rebounder at 7.7 per game. Freshman London Perrantesmoved into the starting lineup against Davidson and responded with five points, five assists and no turnovers in a team-leading 32 minutes.
Last Time Out
Virginia posted a 70-57 win over Davidson on Nov. 16 at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C. Malcolm Brogdon had a career-high 17 points and Mike Tobey added a season-high 18 points to lead Virginia. Justin Anderson added 12 points and Akil Mitchellhad 11 as the Cavaliers outscored Davidson, 36-8, in the paint. Mitchell added a season-high nine rebounds as UVa outrebounded (42-30) its opponent for the third straight game. UVa shot 52.1 percent (25-of-48) from the floor and a season-high 76.2 percent (16-of-21) from the charity stripe.
Virginia hosts Liberty in non-conference action on Saturday, Nov. 23. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 4 p.m. ET.