March 10, 2016
– Virginia (25-6) advanced to Friday’s 9 p.m. semifinal game and will face the winner of tonight’s final quarterfinal matchup between third-seeded Miami and sixth-seeded Virginia Tech. The Cavaliers split with both teams during the regular season, winning at home and losing on the road.
Virginia improved to 36-60 in the ACC Tournament and to 23-35 in the quarterfinal round. The Cavaliers are now 2-1 in ACC Tournament games at Washington’s Verizon Center.
Georgia Tech slipped to 26-34 in the ACC Tournament and to 11-17 in the quarterfinal round. The Yellow Jackets are now 3-2 in ACC Tournament games at the Verizon Center.
The No. 2 seed is now 2-1 all-time vs. the No. 10 seed in ACC Tournament play.
Virginia and Georgia Tech have split their 10 ACC Tournament meetings. The teams have also split two meetings this season, with tonight’s result following a 68-64 win by the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta on Jan. 9.
Georgia Tech holds a 40-38 edge in the all-time series between the schools, which first met in 1947-48. ACC Player of the Year Malcolm Brogdon led Virginia with 26 points, his 16th game this season with 20 points or more and two points shy of his career scoring high.
Brogdon went 10-of-15 from the floor to key the Cavaliers’ .538 shooting night as a team. Virginia shot over 50 percent from the floor for the 14th game this season.
Virginia has reached the ACC Tournament’s semifinal round for the third year in a row.
This marks the seventh time in program history that the Cavaliers have won at least 25 games in a season, and their 108 wins over the last four years are the third-most in program history.
London Perrantes handed out eight assists for Virginia, and now has 31 in six career ACC Tournament games.
Georgia Tech’s Adam Smith went 4-of-8 from 3-point range en route to a team-high 16 points. Smith pushed this 3-point total for the season to 101 and ranks third on the school’s all-time list. Former Yellow Jacket standout Dennis Scott holds the top two spots with 137 in 1989-90 and 116 the season prior to that.