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.

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    PROJECTED STARTERS
    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)

    TOP RESERVES
    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)

    STAR WATCH
    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

    ABOUT THE CAVALIERS
    • 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

    SERIES HISTORY
    • 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

    LAST TIME OUT
    • 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

    YOUTH IS SERVED
    • 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

    DIFFICULT SCHEDULE FOR THE CAVALIERS
    • 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)

    BENCH PRODUCTION
    • 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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