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UVA Basketball versus Virginia Tech GAME THREAD

Everything you need to get set for tonight’s Commonwealth Clash!

NCAA Basketball: Virginia at Virginia Tech Ryan Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Cavaliers vs Virginia Tech Hokies

Location: Tallahassee, FL

Date: January 14th, 2023

Time: 7:00 P.M. ET

Channel: ESPNU

Online Streaming: WATCHESPN

Betting line: UVA -5.5

Pregame Content

The Big Preview: UVA basketball tips off against struggling Virginia Tech Hokies

UVA Basketball Mailbag: Why Ryan Dunn doesn’t get consistent minutes, each UVA player’s NBA comp, and more

Evaluating UVA men’s basketball’s chances to win the ACC

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Lastly, here are some of UVA’s media notes:

All-Time vs. Virginia Tech

• Virginia is 96-58 all-time vs. Virginia Tech, including a 40-13 mark in Charlottesville, in the series that dates to 1914-15.

• Virginia split two games against Virginia Tech last season, defeating the Hokies 54-52 at John Paul Jones Arena and losing 62-53 at Cassell Coliseum.

• The Cavaliers have a three-game home win streak vs. the Hokies at JPJ.

• The Cavaliers are 3-2 in their last five games against the Hokies and 6-10 in their last 10.

• Head coach Tony Bennett is 17-8 all-time vs. Virginia Tech.

Last Time vs. The Hokies

• Keve Aluma scored 24 points and blocked four shots to lead Virginia Tech to a 62-53 win over Virginia in a Commonwealth Clash at Cassell Coliseum on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022.

• Jayden Gardner recorded his sixth double-double of the season with team highs in points (17) and rebounds (15).

• UVA went 0 of 9 from 3-point range, failing to make a 3-pointer for the first time in 176 games.

• Virginia Tech shot 43.5 percent from the field, while Virginia shot 40 percent (30% in the second half).

• Tech made five 3-pointers and went 17 of 21 on free throws.

Player Notes

• Shooting guard Armaan Franklin (26, 21, 20, 20) leads Virginia with four 20-point games, while Jayden Gardner (26), and Ben Vander Plas (20) have also registered 20-point efforts.

• Franklin has led UVA in scoring in six contests this season and needs 50 points to reach 1,000 career points.

• Franklin is averaging 7.3 rebounds over the last three games.

• Vander Plas collected 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists in his second start at Florida State (1/14/23).

• Vander Plas is averaging 16 points and 7.5 rebounds the past two games and is 8 of 19 from 3-point range over the past three games.

• Gardner (12 points, 11 rebounds) registered his 37th career double-double vs. Michigan.

• Gardner snared his 1,000th career rebound vs. Syracuse.

• Isaac McKneely matched a career high with four 3-pointers vs. Syracuse and has made at least one 3-pointer in 12 games.

• McKneely is shooting 56.5 percent (13 of 23) from 3-point range over the last five games.

• Reece Beekman registered his fifth career game with five or more steals vs. North Carolina (1/10).

• Beekman is shooting career bests from 3-point range (48.6%) and charity stripe (81%).