Virginia vs. Georgia Tech: Full Game Preview

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Virginia vs. Georgia Tech: Full Game Preview
Virginia
(15-5, 2-4 away)
Georgia Tech
(11-8, 11-2 home)
Venue: Hank McCamish Pavilion
3:00PM ET / 12:00PM PT, February 03, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Virginia J Harris 15.2 A Mitchell 9.0 J Evans 4.5
Georgia Tech M Georges-Hunt 10.5 R Carter 6.7 M Udofia 2.9

On Sunday, Virginia travels to Hank McCamish Pavilion to take on Georgia Tech. The game tips off at 3:00 EST and you can see it on ESPN U. The Cavaliers are 5-0 against the Yellow Jackets over the last four years. They won 70-38 on 1/19/2012 the last time they played.

Virginia is currently in 2nd place in the ACC and Georgia Tech is in 11th. Virginia has won four games straight.

In their last outing, behind 22 points from Joe Harris, the Cavaliers defeated NC State 58-55 on January 29th. At 15.2, he paces the team in points per game. The Yellow Jackets were defeated by Clemson 63-60 on January 29th despite 11 points and 7 rebounds from Marcus Georges-Hunt. His 10.5 points per game is the highest mark on the team.

Georgia Tech StatSmack

  • We beat real teams. Virginia has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Georgia Tech this season (3 vs 0).
  • Virginia is a better free-throw-shooting team (70.4% vs 63.9%) than Georgia Tech this season.
  • Virginia has a better scoring defense (51.3 allowed per game vs 59.7 allowed per game) than Georgia Tech this season.
  • Akil Mitchell is ranked 3rd in the ACC in rebounds.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Virginia has come back to win after being down at half against Georgia Tech 6 times since 1999.
  • Virginia has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (32% vs 59%).
  • Virginia has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than Georgia Tech (#3 vs #18).
  • The Virginia steals leader (Akil Mitchell) has more steals than the Georgia Tech steals leader (Mfon Udofia).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Virginia has a better overall record than Georgia Tech this season (15-5 vs 11-8).
  • Virginia is a better three-point shooting team (38.4% vs 30.7%) than Georgia Tech this season.
UVA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Akil Mitchell 30 12 9 2 1 0 2
B Joe Harris 31 15 4 2 1 1 2
C Justin Anderson 20 6 3 2 1 1 1
C Evan Nolte 21 7 2 1 1 1 1
C Darion Atkins 21 7 4 1 1 1 1
C Mike Tobey 14 7 3 0 0 1 1
C Jontel Evans 24 3 2 4 1 0 3
C- Paul Jesperson 26 4 2 1 0 0 1
C- Teven Jones 19 3 1 2 1 0 1
D+ Caid Kirven 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
D Taylor Barnette 13 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Thomas Rogers 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Doug Browman 8 0 1 1 0 0 1
GT Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Daniel Miller 28 8 6 2 1 2 1
B- Robert Carter 26 10 7 1 1 1 1
B- M. Georges-Hunt 27 11 5 1 1 0 1
C+ Mfon Udofia 29 9 3 3 1 0 2
C+ Kammeon Holsey 20 9 5 1 0 0 2
C Chris Bolden 21 6 2 1 1 0 1
C- Brandon Reed 18 5 3 1 0 0 1
C- Jason Morris 16 5 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Solomon Poole 10 2 1 1 1 0 2
D Aaron Peek 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Brooks Doyle 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D S. Poole, Jr. 10 3 2 1 0 0 1
D Julian Royal 7 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Pierre Jordan 9 0 1 1 1 0 1
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