Story Links

January 15, 1999

January 17, 1999 – 1:30 p.m.
University Hall – Charlottesville, Va.

The Series vs. the Tigers
Virginia leads the all-time series with Clemson 53-42. The Cavaliers are 31-14 all-time at home against the Tigers, including 25-8 at University Hall. Virginia ended a three-game losing streak to Clemson with a dramatic 78-74 overtime win last season at University Hall. That game represents Virginia’s most recent ACC win.

Overall the Cavaliers have won 12 of the last 17 games dating back to the 1989-90 season, but haven’t won consecutive games against the Tigers the last three seasons. The Cavaliers won seven straight games from 1992-95.

Clemson comes into this game ranked 25th in this week’s Associated Press poll. The Tigers have won the last four meetings in the series when they have been ranked (going back to the 1995-96 season). Overall Virginia is 6-8 against ranked Clemson teams.

Cavaliers Cage Tiger Offense
Virginia has held Clemson to some of the lowest field goal percentages in Virginia and Clemson history over the last few seasons.

Clemson has managed to shoot better than 38 percent from the field only five times in the last 11 meetings against Virginia.

The Tigers shot 23.8 percent in a 52-44 Virginia win in Charlottesville in 1994, tied for the third-lowest shooting percentage by a UVa opponent in school history.Clemson followed that effort by shooting 24.0 percent the next year in Charlottesville. That is the fifth-best field goal defense in Virginia history.

Looking to End Four-Game Losing Streak
The Cavaliers have lost their last four games, all ACC contests, and are looking for their first conference win of the season today.

Virginia downed Clemson 78-74 in overtime at University Hall last season, its most recent ACC win. The Cavaliers have lost six ACC games since that victory.Last season’s win over Clemson ended an eight-game losing streak (all ACC games) for the Cavaliers.

The Tigers have been just what the Cavaliers have needed to end long ACC losing streaks throughout the years. Virginia has ended six streaks of at least five consecutive ACC losses with a win over the Tigers.

Virginia ended an 11-game ACC losing skid over two seasons with a 71-65 win at Clemson in 1976-77. In addition to last year’s win that ended an eight-game ACC losing streak, the Cavaliers ended an eight-game streak during the 1965-66 season with a win over the Tigers at University Hall.

Cavaliers and Tigers Play Nailbiters
In the 37 games between the two teams since the 1981-82 season, 21 have been decided by eight points or less. Virginia has won 15 of the 21 games. The largest margin of victory by either team in that time was Virginia’s 89-60 win at home in 1982. Seven games during the period have been decided by one or two points and Virginia has won them all. Virginia has won eight consecutive games decided by one or two points in the series going back to the 1972-73 season. Virginia gained a dramatic 78-74 overtime win in Charlottesville last season in the most recent meeting between the two schools.

Factors to Victory
Conventional baseball wisdom says it takes pitching and defense to win. For Virginia’s basketball program this season it has been the ability to play an up-tempo game where its pressure defense creates opportunities for fastbreaks and lay-ups on the offensive end.

The Cavaliers don’t have a lot of depth or size down low and have shown a tendency to run out of gas down the stretch against bigger teams.

Virginia’s lack of size inside is best exhibited by the redounding margin. The Cavaliers are last in the ACC in rebound margin at -4.5/g. The problem has been particularly evident in losses when the Cavaliers are out-rebounded by 13.6 boards per game.

There is also a great difference in field goal and three-point shooting between wins and losses.

A look at several areas broken down when the Cavaliers win and lose is below.

                  UVa wins  UVa losesUVa FG%             49.9       40.0UVa 3FG%            39.0       29.7UVa reb./g          37.6       28.0UVa reb. margin     +3.6      -13.6UVa Ast.:TO       1.19:1     0.78:1UVa PPG             89.0       67.0Opp. FG%            40.5       51.4Opp. 3FG%           25.7       36.8Opp. FTA/g          15.2       27.3Opp. Ast.:TO      0.54:1     0.78:1Opp. PPG            64.4       81.9

Career Highs for Almost Everyone
Virginia’s roster features 14 players (seven scholarship players and seven walk-ons). Of the 14 players, 10 are freshmen or sophomores. Walk-on Raleigh Harbour is the only senior, while Willie Dersch, Colin Ducharme and Kris Hunter are the lone juniors.

Curiously, virtually every player on the team has topped his previous career high for most points scored in a season. In some instances it took less than a month for a player to establish a new career high for points.Dersch needs just 15 points to top his career scoring high.

A chart outlining the Cavaliers’ scoring this season is below. Ducharme, who has missed every game but one, isn’t included below.

Player      '98-'99 previous    '98-'99 gamesPlayer        pts.  HI pts.        to top HIC. Williams   321     h.s.            1D. Hand       285     142             8A. Hall       199     h.s.            1W. Dersch     181     195          15 pts.C. Watson     140      58             6K. Hunter     105      51             7J. Hare        44   wk-on             1G. Lyons       24       0             3C. Lemcke      20   wk-on             4J. Dowling      5   wk-on             1B. Lloyd        2   wk-on             4R. Harbour      3   wk-on             5M. Martin       2   wk-on             3

UVa Features Two of ACC’s Leading Scorers
Last season’s Virginia squad was led in the scoring column by Norman Nolan (21.0 ppg) and Curtis Staples (18.1 ppg), the only Cavaliers in double figures.This season UVa sports four double-digit scorers for the first time in two years.

Freshman Chris Williams is tied for the league lead with an average of 18.9 ppg. If his pace holds up it would be the highest scoring average ever by a Virginia freshman.

Not far behind Williams is Donald Hand, the second-ranked point guard in scoring in the ACC. Hand, who averaged 4.7 ppg last season, is fifth in the conference with a 16.8-ppg average. Clemson’s Terrell McIntyre leads ACC points guards with a 17.2 ppg average.

Overall, Virginia is averaging 78.6 points per game this season, an improvement of 12.9 points per game over last season.

Rookie Adam Hall is Virginia’s third-leading scorer, averaging 11.7 ppg, while Willie Dersch is UVa’s fourth double-digit scorer, averaging 10.6 ppg.

Cavaliers Go Small at Times
With only one scholarship player taller than 6-6 available for action, it’s not unusual to see the Cavaliers go very small at times during a game.

When head coach Pete Gillen decides to go small, Virginia features an unusual quintet of Willie Dersch (6-6), Adam Hall (6-5), Donald Hand (5-11), Chezley Watson (6-2) and Chris Williams (6-6). This line-up features an average height of approximately 6-4. (This is the line-up that started against Duke last Sunday.)

When UVa plays this line-up, Hall or Williams is typically the player guarding the opposing center on the defensive end.

Even when the team’s tallest player, 6-11 Kris Hunter, is on the floor, Virginia could still be considered a “small” team that doesn’t feature a true power forward, but does feature a hybrid line-up of combination point guards/wing players/small forwards.

Roster Devoid of Scholarship Seniors
Not only does Virginia feature what certainly is one of the nation’s smallest line-ups, the Cavaliers have to rate as one of the country’s youngest teams as well. The roster doesn’t list any scholarship seniors. Walk-on Raleigh Harbour is the team’s lone senior and he joined the team in October following a student body tryout.

The oldest scholarship players–Willie Dersch, the injured Colin Ducharme, and Kris Hunter–are the only juniors listed on the roster.

With Ducharme currently sidelined, Virginia never puts a line-up with more than two juniors on the court at one time.

Among others who see significant court time are sophomores Donald Hand, Chezley Watson and walk-on Josh Hare (currently out with an injury) and freshmen Adam Hall and Chris Williams.

Rebounding a Challenge for Small Line-Up
With only seven scholarship players on the roster, the Cavaliers suffer from a sheer lack of numbers. The roster includes seven walk-on players, including five selected in October following a tryout from among the student body. The Cavaliers feature only two players taller than 6-8, but only Kris Hunter is available for action. (Colin Ducharme is out with a broken ankle.)As a result, Virginia is last in the ACC in rebounding margin (-4.5 rpg).In UVa’s eight losses, the Cavaliers have been out-rebounded by an average of 13.6 rebounds per game and have been out-rebounded by at least 10 rebounds on four occasions.

St. John’s out-rebounded the Cavaliers by 31 (58-27). The Red Storm retrieved 31 of its own misses, four more rebounds than Virginia grabbed on both ends of the floor. The rebound difference of 31 is tied for the 10th-biggest rebound margin against the Cavaliers in school history.

Wake Forest and Duke have both used their superior inside size and strength to hold a 20-rebound advantage against the Cavaliers.

By comparison, UVa has out-rebounded the opposition by 32 (3.6 rpg) in its nine wins.

Dersch Picks Up Scoring
After scoring two points in a loss to Wake Forest four games ago, Willie Dersch has seen his scoring increase. The Cavaliers’ fourth-leading scorer, he has reached double figures in each of the last three games and is averaging 15.0 ppg during that span.

He scored 15 points against Maryland 10 days ago, 13 vs. Duke last Sunday and 17 points vs. N.C. State Thursday night.

His 17 points against the Wolfpack are the most he’s ever scored in an ACC game in his career. The 45 points in the last three games is the second-best three-game stretch of his career. He scored 51 points in three games earlier this season.

If Dersch reaches double figures today it will mark only the second time in his career he’s scored in double figures in four straight games.

Williams Tops ACC Rookies
Chris Williams’ collegiate career consists of just 17 games, but he’s made quite an impression in a brief time.

In his collegiate debut he did something only one other UVa freshman has ever done–record a double-double in his debut. Williams scored 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as Virginia defeated Virginia Commonwealth. (Scott Johnson in 1995-96 is the other UVa rookie to achieve a double-double in his debut.)The player his teammates call “Big Smooth” added to his accomplishments by erasing Ralph Sampson’s name from the record book in one area. Williams tossed in a career-high 34 points against Liberty (an ACC high this season), breaking the previous UVa rookie record of 32 points by Sampson.

Williams pulled down 15 rebounds vs. VMI, the most by a UVa freshman in more than 18 years (since the days of Sampson).

The Birmingham, Ala., native has led the Cavaliers in scoring in five recent contests and in rebounding in seven of the last 10.

He has been named ACC Rookie of the Week twice so far this season and joins Wake Forest’s Darius Songaila as the only players to win the award more than once this season.

Williams leads the team in a variety of categories –scoring (18.9 ppg, tied for first in the ACC), rebounding (7.5 rpg), steals (1.8 spg) and field goal shooting (55.6 percent). Additionally, he is second in both blocked shots (16) and assists (41).

He has scored at least 20 points seven times and owns all three of UVa’s double-doubles.

His place among ACC and UVa rookies in various statistical categories is below.

               '98-99           All-TimeCategory          Avg.   ACC Rooks  UVa RooksPoints            321      1             9PPG              18.9      1 (T1)        1Rebounds          128      1            11RPG               7.5      1 (T5)        3Scoring High       34      1 (1)         1Reb. High          15      1            T8FG%              55.6      1 (4)         3Blocked shots      16      1             8"Double-Doubles"    3     T1            T5Off. Rebs.         55      1             5OReb/G            3.2      1 (3)         2FTA                94      1            T8FTM                70      1 (4)         7FGM               114      1             9FGA               205      1            14Steals             31      2 (T6)        6Min./G           33.6      2             3Assists            41      2            153FGM               23     T4            T5Please note that all rankings are through games of Jan. 15 and
do not reflect yesterday's play.
() = overall

Lack of Depth Presents Problems
One area of concern for head coach Pete Gillen is the lack of depth of his Cavalier squad. The roster features just seven scholarship players (of whom only six are currently healthy) and seven walk-ons (of whom only six are currently healthy).

Virginia managed to build a double-digit lead in each of the first nine games of the season, but lost three games in the closing moments with fatigue caused by lack of depth a factor.

The problem was particularly evident at the Top of the World Classic in Alaska. In the first round game against Arkansas, Virginia built an early 10-point lead and maintained a lead until midway through the second half. The Razorbacks’ depth proved to be too much as the Cavaliers ultimately lost 85-83.

The following afternoon against Wisconsin, Virginia was really in a bind. Three starters became ill prior to the game (Willie Dersch, Kris Hunter, Chris Williams). Hunter missed the game entirely, while Dersch and Williams weren’t at full strength. Nonetheless, Virginia built a 10-point lead early in the second half before the Badgers’ superior size and depth prevailed down the stretch. The Cavaliers made only five field goals in the second half and lost 66-56.

The final game in Alaska against Washington State also proved to be a nailbiter. The Cavaliers held an 18-point lead seven minutes into the second half (50-32) before going scoreless for 11:02. Washington State used the UVa drought to go on a 15-point run to cut the lead to 50-47. Donald Hand canned a huge three-pointer with 2:26 left to cut the Cougars’ momentum as UVa held on to win 62-53.

Virginia held a 14-point lead with just over seven minutes remaining against Florida State in its ACC opener, but lost 72-69 when the Seminoles rallied down the stretch.

Rookies Providing Scoring Punch
Two of Virginia’s top three scorers this season are freshmen–Chris Williams and Adam Hall.

Williams leads the team (and ACC) with an 18.9-ppg average, while Hall is third at 11.7 ppg.

There have been several occasions this season where the rookies have ranked 1-2 or 1-3 in scoring for Virginia.

The duo led the way against Hampton on November 25. Hall poured in a career-high 27 points, while Williams added 21 points.

Their performance marked only the second time since 1972-73 (when freshman eligibility was restored) that two Cavalier rookies scored 20+ points in a game. Cory Alexander scored 24 and Junior Burrough 22 against North Carolina on February 19, 1992.

Add walk-on freshman Cade Lemcke’s three points and UVa’s rookies scored 51 points vs. Hampton. That is the UVa record for combined freshmen scoring in a game. The previous record was the combined 46 points by Alexander and Burrough in that 1992 game against North Carolina.

Defensive Pressure Creates Steals
One of head coach Pete Gillen’s philosophies is to employ a pressing defense to create steals and lead to easy baskets.

So far this season the ability to create steals is evident as the Cavaliers average 9.5 steals per game, second in the ACC. This has also enabled Virginia to rank second in the ACC in turnover margin, forcing 3.3 more turnovers per game than it commits.

Virginia has 161 steals this season, 27 more than all of last season, and is well on the way to setting a school record for steals. The 1981-82 squad holds the school record for most steals (254) and highest average (7.5 spg).

Field Goal Shooting Hits Snag in ACC Play
While the Cavaliers are shooting the ball better this season as compared to last (45.2 percent vs. 43.9 percent), things have gotten a little dicey for them once the heart of the ACC schedule got underway.

After shooting a near season-high 55.8 percent from the floor in a win over Loyola (Md.) late last month, UVa was shooting 47.6 percent from the floor.

But the Cavaliers have topped 37 percent only once in the last four contests (all conference games). The Cavaliers shot a combined 35.5 percent against three of the league’s top defensive clubs (Wake Forest, Maryland and Duke) before turning things around a bit with a 47.4-percent effort in a loss to N.C. State on Thursday night. Against the Wolfpack, the Cavaliers blistered the nets at a 65.0-percent clip in the first half, before wearing down and shooting 37.8 percent in the second half.

In ACC games this season, Virginia is shooting 39.2 percent from the field.

Hand Gets to the Line
As Virginia’s floor leader, one of the duties of point guard Donald Hand is to penetrate the lane and either find an open teammate to pass to or draw a foul.So far this season, Hand seems to be succeeding on both counts. He leads the team with 72 assists and has gotten to the free throw line an amazing 107 times already.

His ability to get to the free throw line is reminiscent of Harold Deane, who is among the leading free throw shooters in both makes and attempts by a guard in ACC history.

Hand leads all ACC players in free throws made (92) and is third behind Elton Brand and Obinna Ekezie (each 109) with 107 attempts.In fact, Hand has made more free throws than all but six ACC players have even attempted this season.

Hand has connected on 86.0 percent of his attempts and is second in the league in free throw percentage.

Hand has gotten to the line at least 10 times on four occasions this season. He made a run at the school record for accuracy against VMI last month. He made his first 13 attempts before missing and finished 15 of 16 from the line. He has made his last 14 free throw attempts going back to the second half of the Maryland game. He made 17 consecutive attempts earlier this season, the best streak of his career.

Williams Already Among Top Rookie Scorers
Freshman Chris Williams is tied for the ACC lead in scoring this season, averaging 18.9 ppg. If he can maintain that pace (or even average more than 17.3 ppg), he would set a UVa record for highest scoring average by a freshman. Jeff Lamp holds the current school record by averaging 17.3 ppg as a rookie in 1977-78.

Williams has scored 321 points this season, the ninth-highest output by a freshman in school history. At his current pace, he should continue to move up Virginia’s all-time freshman scoring chart in virtually every game this season. A look at the leading freshman scorers in Virginia history is below. This list also includes every double-digit rookie in school history.

       Player, year               Pts   Avg.   1.  Bryant Stith (88-89)       513  15.5   2.  Ralph Sampson (79-80)      508  14.9   3.  Jeff Lamp (77-78)          485  17.3   4.  Junior Burrough (91-92)    437  13.2   5.  Curtis Staples (94-95)     404  11.9   6.  Harold Deane (93-94)       381  12.3   7.  Courtney Alexander (95-96) 375  13.9   8.  Cory Alexander (91-92)     370  11.2   9.  Chris Williams (98-99)     321  18.9  10.  Wally Walker (72-73)       316  13.7  11.  Lee Raker (77-78)          286  10.6  12.  Marc Iavaroni (74-75)      271  10.8

Bomb Squad Finding the Mark
Due mainly to the presence of NCAA three-point record-holder Curtis Staples, Virginia has been known recently as a team that shoots a lot of three-pointers. This season the Cavaliers are second in the ACC in three-pointers, averaging 7.3 threes per game.

At their current rate, the Cavaliers would set a school record for most three-pointers per game. The 1994-95 squad holds the current record with 6.8 triples per game.

The UVa bomb squad tied the school record by making 15 threes in 29 attempts in the win over Hampton on Nov. 25. That tied the 15 three-pointers Virginia made in 32 attempts against North Carolina on Feb. 14, 1990.

Rookie Adam Hall was perfect from behind the line, hitting all five attempts. His performance tied two other players for the best perfect game in school history.

Willie Dersch made a run at Hall’s record against Elon. Dersch connected on his first six three-pointers, but missed his last three to finish six of nine against the Fightin’ Christians. The Cavaliers tossed in 13 three-pointers (in 27 attempts) in the game.

Virginia made 11 of 22 three-point attempts against New Hampshire, with Hall leading the way again. The rookie was true on all three of his attempts.UVa’s long range shooters connected on 13 threes (26 attempts) against Loyola, marking the fifth time this season the Cavaliers made at least 10 threes in a game.

The five games with at least 10 three-pointers this season is a rather curious school record. Virginia had four games of 10+ threes in 1995, ’96, and ’97.”Fun N Gun” Off and Running

New head coach Pete Gillen’s coaching philosophy is to employ an up-tempo style of play. He favors a running and pressing tempo that enables his teams to have fun and lets the players use their creative talents. Gillen’s philosophy is in contrast with the style of play of the last 25 years or so in Charlottesville.Gillen’s “fun and gun” style is off to a flying start so far this season. The Cavaliers are averaging 78.6 points per game, while forcing 18.3 turnovers per game.

Virginia is also shooting 45.2 percent from the field and has gotten a lot of shots in transition (such as lay-ups and easy buckets underneath).

UVa topped the century mark with 116 points vs. Hampton and followed that with 106 points against Elon, marking the first time since the 1989 NCAA Tournament that UVa has had back-to-back 100-point games.

The Cavaliers have topped 80 points in eight games this season, the most they have done that since doing so 13 times in 1994-95.

Character Builders
The last few months have certainly been character builders for head coach Pete Gillen, his staff and the Cavaliers. Perhaps that’s what you can expect when you open the season on Friday the 13th.

First, Gillen had a roster that included just seven scholarship players for this season and two of the players were incoming freshmen. A tryout was held in October to add enough players to fill out the roster.

Then in mid-August, University Hall was closed for approximately two months for structural repairs. The repairs forced the team to begin its preseason practice at an on-Grounds recreation center.

Two days after the season opener, starting center Colin Ducharme slipped on some wet steps and broke his ankle. He has since had surgery and a definite date for his return has not been established.

The trip to Alaska for the Top of the World Classic presented additional bad news. Three Cavaliers, Willie Dersch, Kris Hunter and Chris Williams, became ill shortly after UVa’s first round loss to Arkansas and had to be hospitalized. Hunter missed the game against Wisconsin the next day, while Dersch and Williams played but were not at full strength. All told, Virginia played three games in 41 hours in Alaska.

The bad luck continued on December 1 against Florida State as Chezley Watson sprained his right ankle midway in the first half and missed the rest of the game, reducing UVa’s number of available scholarship players to five. Watson missed two games and returned to action against St. John’s.It might be true what people say about things happening in threes. Key reserve Josh Hare became the third Cavalier to injure an ankle. He broke his left ankle against Delaware in late December and is expected to miss six to eight weeks.

Hunter 11th in Nation in Blocks
Junior center Kris Hunter joins Donald Hand and Chezley Watson as Cavaliers who seem to have taken to Pete Gillen’s up-tempo style of play.

Hunter was used sparingly as a freshman, averaging 1.4 points and 1.6 rebounds per game in 15 appearances.

Last season the lanky Tallahassee, Fla., native improved to 2.0 points and 2.4 rebounds per game, while seeing his average minutes per game almost triple (to 12.3 per game).

With the Virginia roster featuring just seven scholarship players and only one other player (the currently injured Colin Ducharme) taller than 6-8, it figured that Hunter would be asked to play a bigger role this season.

So far he has shown flashes of excellence, particularly in blocking shots.Hunter is 11th in the nation in blocked shots (and second in the ACC), averaging 2.9 per game with 46 blocks in 16 games. His 46 blocked shots is already seventh on Virginia’s list for blocked shots in a season.He is sixth on UVa’s career list with 84 blocked shots.

Hunter has blocked five shots in five different games, including rejecting a career-high six shots vs. Hampton.

One of the fastest shot blockers in the ACC, Hunter has turned away the 46 shots in just 396 minutes this season. That’s one every 8.6 minutes. Hunter is second on the team in rebounding (5.5 rpg) and averages 6.6 ppg.

Hand Sees Scoring Zoom
Sophomore point guard Donald Hand was not much of a scoring threat last season. With Norman Nolan and Curtis Staples leading the way last winter, Hand wasn’t called on to score much and averaged just 4.7 ppg.

This season is a different story. With new head coach Pete Gillen’s up-tempo style, Hand is now asked to score and distribute the ball.

With the added responsibility, Hand has seen a dramatic rise in his scoring. He is second on the team in scoring, averaging 16.8 ppg.

So far Hand’s increased scoring (12.1 ppg) this season is the second-greatest scoring increase in school history.

Only Bill Gerry has had as dramatic an increase in scoring as Hand. Gerry averaged 4.5 ppg as a sophomore in 1968-69 and saw his average jump to 17.7 ppg the following year for an increase of 13.2 ppg.

Dawn of a New Era
The Pete Gillen Era is in its early stages at the University of Virginia. Gillen was named the ninth head coach in school history on March 28, 1998, replacing Jeff Jones, who resigned following last season. Gillen brings impressive coaching credentials to Charlottesville.

The Cavaliers are 9-8 this season and are playing an up-tempo brand of basketball, the likes of which have not been characteristic of Virginia hoops.His career record in 14 seasons as a head coach is 283-136 (.675). Prior to coming to UVa, he coached at Providence where he guided the Big East Conference school to a four-year record of 72-53. Two years ago he led the Friars to the NCAA’s “Elite Eight” where they lost in overtime to eventual national champion Arizona in the finals of the Southeast Regional. Under his direction, Providence competed in the NIT in 1995 and 1996.

Gillen’s success at Providence came on the heels of a remarkable nine-year stint as head coach at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. While there, he became the winningest coach in the school’s history with an overall record of 202-75.

Gillen led the small Catholic institution to unprecedented national success. The Musketeers participated in the NCAA Tournament seven times and reached the Midwest Regional semifinals in 1990. Gillen led Xavier to six regular season conference championships and five conference tournament championships.

Walk-on Tryouts Held
With a roster that featured just eight scholarship players (only seven can play) and two walk-ons, the Virginia coaching staff conducted tryouts among the UVa student body to round out the roster for the upcoming season. Approximately 40 candidates showed up for the open tryouts on October 20.

Five members of the student body survived a round of drills and interviews to make the team.

The quintet chosen following the tryout joined sophomore Greg Lyons and freshman Cade Lemcke to give head coach Pete Gillen and his staff a total of seven walk-on players to use in game preparation.

Gillen readily concedes that playing time for these players may be limited. Josh Hare saw the most playing time, until he suffered a broken ankle on December 27 that is expected to keep him out of action for six to eight weeks. He had played in every game until his injury (started vs. Wisconsin and Elon). He averaged 21.0 minutes, 3.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game in the first 12 games of the season.

Raleigh Harbour, a fifth-year student, was pressed into action due to Kris Hunter’s illness and started against Wisconsin. He played 14 minutes, but did not score. He scored his first collegiate points against Liberty.

Jason Dowling (11 games) and Brandon Lloyd (five games) have each tossed in one field goal. Dowling scored a three-pointer vs. Wisconsin, while Lloyd put the Cavaliers over the century mark against Elon.

Local product Marcus Martin, a high school star at Western Albemarle, was slowed by an injury earlier this season, but got the first bucket of his college career against New Hampshire.The five successful walk-on candidates are listed below.

#   Name            Pos.   Ht.  Wt. Yr.  Hometown 5  Brandon Lloyd   G/F   6-4  184  Fr.  Springfield, Va.21  Jason Dowling   G/F   6-2  191  Fr.  Brooklyn, N.Y.22  Josh Hare        G    6-2  197  So.  Vernon, Conn.25  Marcus Martin    F    6-5  218  Fr.  Charlottesville, Va.55  Raleigh Harbour  F    6-8  217  Sr.  Hinsdale, Ill.
Print Friendly Version