Previewing Virginia

Following a tough loss to rival North Carolina, NC State (14-10, 4-7) returns to the RBC Center looking to defeat Virginia (9-13, 3-8). Pack Pride takes a closer look at tomorrow's opponent -- tip-off is at 1:00 p.m.


    F- 45 Solomon Tat (.8 ppg, 1.1 rpg)
    C- 05 Assane Sene (3.0 ppg, 5.2 rpg)
    G- 04 Calvin Baker (7.6 ppg, 2.4 rpg)
    G- 15 Sylven Landesberg (18 ppg, 6.0 rpg)
    G- 23 Jeff Jones (6.1 ppg, 2.1 rpg)

    F- 32 Mike Scott (10.7 ppg, 7.6 rpg)
    G- 13 Sammy Zeglinski (9.4 ppg, 2.7 rpg)
    F- 12 Jamil Tucker (8.0 ppg, 3.9 rpg)

    Sylven Landesberg -- Arguably the ACC's top freshman, Landesberg is having a stellar season as he leads the Cavs in scoring (18 ppg). A versatile wing, he's coming off a 19-point, 9-rebound, 6-assist effort in the win over Virginia Tech.

    Virginia Game Notes

    • Virginia is 9-13 (3-8 ACC) after a 75-61 win over Virginia Tech on Wednesday night

    • UVa is led by Sylven Landesberg, who is averaging 18.0 ppg

    • Mike Scott has posted seven double-doubles this season

    • As of 2/20 (ESPN Insider RPI), the Cavaliers' strength of schedule ranks No. 1 nationally

    • NC State leads 79-54 (NCSU leads 50-18 in Raleigh, including 6-2 at the RBC Center)

    • Last season, the Cavaliers won the only meeting between the schools, 78-60 at JPJA

    • Today's game is the only regular season meeting this year between the schools

    • Virginia defeated Virginia Tech 75-61 Wednesday night at John Paul Jones Arena

    • Sylven Landesberg led Virginia with 19 points, nine rebounds and six assists

    • Jamil Tucker scored 13 points on 4-6 FG (3-5 3FG) and 2-2 FT

    • Freshmen and Sophomores have made 74 of the 110 starts this season for the Cavaliers

    • Freshmen and Sophomores have scored 50.3 ppg (69.6 % of offense) and average 23.2 rebounds a game (67.7 % of team total)

    • Freshmen and Sophomores have led the team in scoring in 19 of 22 games this season and led the team in rebounding in 19 of 22 games this season

    • Six of Virginia's opponents are ranked and four others are receiving votes in this week's AP poll

    • As of 2/20 (ESPN Insider RPI), the Cavaliers' strength of schedule ranks No. 1 nationally

    • Virginia's first 22 opponents have a combined .662 winning percentage

    • 22 of Virginia's first 23 opponents this season entered the game against the Cavaliers with a .500 or better record

    • 16 of 27 regular season games will be against 2008 postseason teams (seven vs. NCAA teams, eight vs. NIT teams, one vs. CBI team)

    • 21 of 27 games will be televised (the other six available online on ACC Select)

    • Virginia has gotten solid production from its bench this season, averaging 26.0 points, 12.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game off the bench

    • Virginia had 51 points off the bench against USF, the most bench points in a game for the Cavaliers since scoring 52 off the bench against Maryland on March 1, 1986

    • Against Clemson, the Cavaliers got 46 points, 19 rebounds and 11 assists off the bench

    • This season the Cavaliers have gotten 25 double-digit scoring performances off the bench

    • In the last two games, Virginia has outscored its opponents off the bench 78-15

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