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Virginia looks to sweep Virginia Tech

Posted at 6:30 AM, Feb 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-17 06:30:33-05

Virginia (22-2, 10-2) vs. Virginia Tech (20-5, 9-4)

Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Virginia; Monday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Virginia Tech seeks revenge on Virginia after dropping the first matchup in Charlottesville. The teams last played on Jan. 15, when the Cavaliers outshot Virginia Tech from the field 58.5 percent to 43.2 percent and hit six more 3-pointers on the way to a 22-point victory.

SUPER SENIORS: Virginia Tech has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Kerry Blackshear Jr., Justin Robinson, Ahmed Hill and Ty Outlaw have collectively accounted for 62 percent of the team's scoring this year and 67 percent of all Hokies points over the last five games.

FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Blackshear has made or assisted on 49 percent of all Virginia Tech field goals over the last three games. The senior forward has accounted for 18 field goals and 12 assists in those games.

PERFECT WHEN: Virginia is a perfect 20-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 43.8 percent or less. The Cavaliers are 2-2 when allowing opponents to shoot any better than that.

STREAK STATS: Virginia has won its last three road games, scoring 72.3 points, while allowing 60.3 per game.

STIFLING DEFENSE: Virginia has held opposing teams to 54.4 points per game this year, the lowest figure among all Division I teams.

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