CHARLOTTESVILLE—The Virginia men’s basketball team continues its busy stretch of games on Monday (Feb. 15) when the Cavaliers play an Atlantic Coast Conference game at Maryland.
Monday’s game is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. It will be available live on the Internet at ESPN360.com and will be broadcast by the Virginia Sports Radio Network.
The game at Maryland is the second of a stretch of three games in five days for Virginia. The Cavaliers began that stretch with a 61-55 loss at Virginia Tech Saturday night (Feb. 13). Monday’s game at Maryland is the game postponed from Feb. 10 because of unprecedented winter weather conditions and historic snow accumulations in the College Park, Md., area.
UVa enters Monday’s game with an overall record of 14-8 and a 5-4 record in the ACC. The Cavaliers have lost their last two games.
In the loss at Virginia Tech on Saturday, junior forward Mike Scott recorded his third consecutive double-double for UVa with game-high totals of 20 points and 13 rebounds. Scott’s 13 rebounds were a personal career high in an ACC game.
Sophomore guard Sylven Landesberg added 17 points and six rebounds for the Cavaliers against the Hokies.
Landesberg continues to lead Virginia in scoring (18.0 ppg.), assists (63, 2.9 apg.), free throw percentage (.827, 105-127) and minutes played (32.0 mpg.). He is also averaging 5.2 rebounds a game.
Scott is the only other Virginia player averaging in double figures in scoring. He is averaging 13.4 points a game and leads the team in rebounding with an average of 7.7 rebounds a game. Scott is shooting 53.2 percent (109-205) from the field.
Sophomore guard Sammy Zeglinski is averaging 9.7 points a game and leads the team in three-point field goals made (48) and steals (29, 1.3 spg.). Zeglinski is shooting 42.5 percent (48-113) from three-point range for the season.
As a team Virginia is averaging 68.9 points a game and allowing an average of 61.0 points a game. The Cavaliers are shooting 44.1 percent (546-1239) from the field, including 37.6 percent (134-356) from three-point range, and 74.2 percent (290-391) from the free-throw line.
Maryland enters Monday’s game with an overall record of 16-7 and a 6-3 record in the ACC. The Terrapins are coming off a 77-56 loss at Duke on Saturday (Feb. 13). Maryland has won six of its last eight games.
The Terrapins are led by senior guard Greivis Vasquez who is averaging 18.0 points, 6.2 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals a game.
Senior forward Landon Milbourne is averaging 13.9 points and 5.3 rebounds a game for Maryland. Milbourne is shooting 52.7 percent (129-245) from the field.
Other players averaging in double figures for the Terrapins are senior guard Eric Hayes (11.0 ppg.) and sophomore guard Sean Mosley (11.2) points a game. Hayes is shooting 45.2 percent (47-104) from three-point range, while Mosley is averaging 5.5 rebounds a game and shooting 56.0 percent (89-159) from the field.
Freshman forward Jordan Williams leads Maryland in rebounding with an average of 7.8 rebounds a game. Williams is averaging 8.3 points a game.
As a team Maryland is averaging 79.1 points a game and allowing an average of 65.5 points a game. The Terrapins are shooting 47.6 percent (671-1411) from the field, including 38.1 percent (131-344) from three-point range, and 71.7 percent (347-484) from the free-throw line.
Gary Williams is in his 21st season as head coach at Maryland. His Terrapin teams have compiled an overall record of 434-236. Maryland has participated in the NCAA Tournament in 13 of the last 16 seasons and won the 2002 national championship.
Maryland leads the series with Virginia 103-68 and the Terrapins lead 59-21 in games played in College Park.
After the game at Maryland on Monday, the Cavaliers return to John Paul Jones Arena for a game with Florida State on Wednesday (Feb. 17). That game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and will be televised by ESPNU.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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