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Feb. 12, 2007



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The Game
Virginia enters tonight’s non-conference game against Longwood with a 16-7 overall record and an 8-3 mark in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Cavaliers had their seven-game winning streak snapped with an 84-57 loss to Virginia Tech (Feb. 10) at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg.

Longwood is 8-18 overall this season. The Lancers are coming off an 81-63 loss to Florida Atlantic on Feb. 6.

Tonight’s game will not be televised. The game can be viewed on ACC Select (

All UVa games are heard on the Virginia Sports Network originating at the Charlottesville Radio Group and WINA-AM/WWWV-FM in Charlottesville. Mac McDonald calls the play-by-play. Jim Hobgood provides the analysis.

The Series vs. Longwood
Tonight’s game is the second meeting between Virginia and Longwood University in men’s basketball. The Cavaliers won the initial meeting 91-56 on Feb. 15, 2006 at University Hall in Charlottesville. The Lancers are in their fifth season of a five-year NCAA Division I reclassification process. Longwood began the transition from Division II to Division I in the 2002-03 season with what the NCAA calls a one-year “exploratory period”. The Lancers first year of Division I status will be 2007-08.

Virginia vs. In-State Teams
Tonight’s game is the third of four games for Virginia this season against in-state opponents. UVa defeated Hampton 91-69 (Dec. 16) in its first game this season against an in-state opponent and then fell to Virginia Tech 84-57 (Feb. 10).

UVa was a perfect 6-0 vs. in-state opponents last season.

In the last 30 seasons (since 1977-78), UVa is 119-17 (.875) against in-state opponents. The Cavaliers had their seven-game in-state winning streak snapped with the loss to Virginia Tech. Virginia has won its last 16 in-state home games and is 13-3 in its last 16 away and neutral site games against in-state competition.

UVa began the 2005-06 season with a 79-44 win over Liberty (Nov. 18) and posted a 59-43 win at Richmond (Nov. 22) in the second game of the season. The Cavaliers’ third in-state win was a 54-49 win at Virginia Tech (Jan. 15) in Blacksburg and UVa completed the regular season sweep over the Hokies with an 81-77 overtime win (Feb. 11) in Charlottesville. The Cavaliers defeated Longwood 91-56 (Feb. 15) and then completed a three-game sweep of Virginia Tech with a 60-56 win (Mar. 5) in the ACC Tournament.

Virginia had a 15-game in-state winning streak snapped with a 73-55 loss at Virginia Tech (Jan. 21) in the 2002-03 season. Prior to losing to the Hokies during the 2002-03 season, UVa’s most recent in-state loss was a 69-64 setback to Liberty (Jan. 7) in U-Hall in the 1997-98 season.

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