Virginia Hosts Longwood Tuesday Evening
Feb. 12, 2007
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –
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 (www.accselect.com).
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.