Virginia Men's Basketball Opens Season Friday Night against Robert Morris
Nov. 19, 2004
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.