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Virginia basketball vs Northeastern GAME THREAD

All the info you need for tonight’s game.

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Virginia Cavaliers vs Northeastern

How to watch

Location: Charlottesville, VA
Date: December 15th, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM ET
Channel: ACC Network
Betting line: Virginia -15.5

Pregame Content

Five things to watch for UVA basketball vs Northeastern

Why Ryan Dunn being a 2024 NBA Draft pick is a good thing for UVA basketball

Virginia basketball re-enters AP Top-25 Poll at #22

UVA basketball mailbag: What’s Gertrude’s role? Rotation projections? Dunn’s three-point shot?

Game thread

Tipoff is at 6:00 — leave your pre, in, and post-game thoughts here and be sure to check back in for plenty of postgame content later tonight, tomorrow, and next week!

We’ll also be active on Twitter throughout the game and all season long so follow along on there for our staff’s live reactions.

Streaking the Lawn — @STL_UVA

Zach Carey — @Zach_Carey_

Dan Siegel — @DanSiegel_

Ryan Reese — @HoosOn_First

Ben Wieland — @BenWieland

Paul Guttman — @Tiki_UVA

Corbin Lathrop — @CorbinLathrop

John Kurcina — @JohnKurcina

Game notes

Lastly, here are some of the game notes provided by UVA:

All-Time vs. Northeastern

• Virginia is 1-0 all-time against Northeastern, posting an 82-60 over the Huskies at University Hall on Nov. 24, 1989.

• Bryant Stith scored a game-high 23 points to lead four Cavaliers in double figures in Virginia in the win.

• John Crotty added 14 points and Curtis Williams and Anthony Oliver chipped in 12 points apiece.

• UVA out-rebounded Northeastern 49-35 and drill 25 of 37 free throws in the win.

• George Yuille led the Huskies with 21 points.

Last Time Out

• Isaac McKneely scored a career-high 22 points for the second straight game as Virginia stormed past North Carolina Central 77-47 on Dec. 5 at John Paul Jones Arena.

• McKneely made 8 of 11 field goals, including 6 of 8 3-pointers, in Virginia’s fourth consecutive victory.

• Leon Bond III chipped in 14 points and game-high nine rebounds and Elijah Gertrude added a career-best 13 points in his third game as a Cavalier.

• UVA shot 54.2 percent (32 of 59) and 42.9 percent (9 of 21) from 3-point range.

• The Cavaliers added a season-high 22 fast break points.

Hoos in the National Rankings

• UVA ranks first nationally in field goal percentage defense (34.8), second in scoring defense (53.2 ppg) and turnovers per game (8.3), sixth in assist/turnover ratio (1.92) and 3-point percentage defense (26.1), ninth in turnover margin (5.8), 10th in blocks per game (6.2), 19th in 3-point percentage (39.3) and 20th in fouls per game (13.9).

Stock Up

• UVA has totaled 136 stocks (80 steals + 56 blocks).

• UVA is averaging a school-record 15.1 stocks per game (6.2 blocks and 8.9 steals) since 1976 when steals and blocks were first recorded at Virginia and 1985-86 when recognized by the NCAA.

• The school-record for stocks in a season is 13.8 in 1998-99.

• UVA is on pace to break school records for blocks (5.5 bpg in 1979-80) and steals (8.8 spg in 1999-2000).

• UVA averaged 11.1 stocks per game last season (6.8 steals + 4.3 blocks).

• Ryan Dunn leads UVA with 46 stocks, ranking 10th nationally

in blocks (2.6 bpg) and 17th in steals (2.6 spg).

• Dunn is the lone player in NCAA Division I ranked in the top 20 in both steals and blocks.

• Reece Beekman ranks 12th in steals at 2.8 per game.

• Beekman also ranks sixth in assist/turnover ratio at 4.7.