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Nov. 19, 2004

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The Game

Virginia concluded the exhibition portion of its schedule with a 129-75 win over Marymount University November 12 at University Hall. The Cavaliers finished the 2003-2004 season with an 18-13 overall record and a 6-10 mark in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Pete Gillen’s sixth year as Virginia’s head coach. Robert Morris University stands 1-1 in 2004-2005 after falling 82-50 at Ohio State Tuesday night in the second round of the Guardians Classic. The Colonials finished the 2003-2004 season with a 14-15 overall record and a 10-6 mark in the Northeast Conference.

Cavaliers Open Season Tonight

Virginia begins the 2004-2005 season, its 100th overall and seventh under head coach Pete Gillen, on Friday, November 19, when the Cavaliers host Robert Morris at 7:30 p.m. in University Hall.

UVa is 79-20 (.798) all-time in season openers. The Cavaliers have won six consecutive and 15 of their last 17 season openers dating back to 1987-88. Virginia’s last loss in a season opener was in 1997-98 when it dropped an 83-79 double overtime decision at Richmond.

The Cavaliers have won their last seven season openers at University Hall. UVa’s last loss in a home opener was a 77-36 setback to Connecticut in the 1993-94 season.

Virginia Basketball Celebrates 100 Years

The men’s basketball program at the University of Virginia celebrates its 100th season in 2004-05. The inaugural season began on January 18, 1906 with a 30-9 victory over the Charlottesville YMCA. Under Coach Henry Lannigan, UVa went 8-2 for the season. Virginia had two more wins over the Charlottesville YMCA and also defeated Washington & Lee, the Staunton YMCA, Bridgewater, William and Mary, and Richmond. Virginia’s only losses during the season came against the Baltimore YMCA and Carroll Institute.

Cavalier Captains

Seniors Elton Brown, Jason Clark and Devin Smith are the captains of the 2004-05 Virginia basketball team. It is the second consecutive year Smith is serving as a team captain.

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