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, Georgia Tech hosts Virginia at Hank McCamish Pavilion. It gets started at 3:00 EST and you can see it on ESPN U. The Yellow Jackets are 0-5 against the Cavaliers over the last four years. They fell 70-38 on 1/19/2012, the last time they met.

Georgia Tech is currently in 11th place in the conference and Virginia is in 2nd.

The Yellow Jackets fell 63-60 to Clemson on January 29th. Daniel Miller finished with 16 points in the loss. On top of a team-high 2.2 blocks per game, he also scores 7.9 points per game. For the Cavaliers, Joe Harris finished with 22 points in the 58-55 win over NC State on January 29th. His 15.2 points per game is the highest mark on the team. One category in which Virginia is especially proficient is defensive rebounding percentage at 73.0, ranking 1st in their conference (and 30th nationally).

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  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Georgia Tech has had more players drafted by the NBA than Virginia (7 vs 1).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Georgia Tech has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Virginia (18 vs 10).
  • Georgia Tech takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Virginia (4 vs 2).
  • The Georgia Tech assist leader (Mfon Udofia) has more assists than the Virginia assist leader (Jontel Evans).
  • Georgia Tech has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Virginia ($36,672 vs $43,593).
  • Daniel Miller is ranked 50th nationally in blocks.
  • Georgia Tech has a better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (57.83% to 57.28%).
  • AP voters think more highly of Georgia Tech and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Virginia (46 vs 27).
  • We're a talent magnet. Since 1998 Georgia Tech has recruited more Top 10 high school players than Virginia (3 vs 0).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Georgia Tech has come back to win after being down at half against Virginia 4 times since 1998.
  • Georgia Tech can actually jump, with more rebounds (38.4 per game vs 32.9 per game) than Virginia 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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