Cavaliers Back On The Road At Wake Forest On Saturday
CHARLOTTESVILLEThe Virginia men’s basketball team is back on the road Saturday (Feb. 9) when the Cavaliers play an Atlantic Coast Conference game at Wake Forest. The game is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. and will be televised regionally by ABC.
The game will also be on V Pass Live Audio at virginiasports.com.
Virginia is looking to break a five-game losing streak. The Cavaliers are 11-10 overall and 1-7 in the ACC at the halfway point of the conference regular season schedule.
Virginia is coming off an 82-51 loss to Clemson on Thursday (Feb. 7) at John Paul Jones Arena. K.C. Rivers was 12-19 from the field, including 8-11 from three-point range, to lead the Tigers to their victory. As a team, Clemson was 16-26 from three-point range, tying for the most three-point field goals allowed in a game by the Cavaliers.
Senior forward Adrian Joseph led Virginia with 19 points and he had six rebounds. Joseph’s 19 points tied his career high against an ACC opponent.
Senior guard Sean Singletary added 14 points for the Cavaliers and now has scored in double figures in 43 consecutive games. That’s the longest active streak in the ACC.
Singletary leads Virginia in scoring with an average of 18.5 points a game and in assists with an average of 6.0 a game. He ranks third in the ACC in scoring and second in assists.
Joseph is averaging 12.1 points a game and leads the team in rebounding with an average of 7.4 a game. He ranks eighth in the ACC in rebounding.
Junior forward/guard Mamadi Diane is averaging 11.9 points a game for the Cavaliers.
Wake Forest enters Saturday’s game with an overall record of 13-8 and a 3-5 record in the ACC. The Demon Deacons are coming off an 89-83 loss at home to Georgia Tech on Wednesday (Feb. 6). It was the first home loss of the season for Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons are 12-1 at Lawrence Joel Coliseum this season.
Wake Forest is led by freshman forward James Johnson who is averaging 14.4 points and 8.1 rebounds a game. Freshman guard Jeff Teague is averaging 12.2 points a game and sophomore guard L.D. Williams is averaging 10.1 points a game. Sophomore guard Ishmael Smith leads Wake Forest in assists with an average of 4.5 a game and is averaging 8.7 points a game.
Dino Gaudio is in his first season as head coach at Wake Forest. A member of the Wake Forest coaching staff since 2002, Gaudio was named head coach after the death of Skip Prosser in July of 2007. Gaudio was previously the head coach at Army for four years (1993-97) and at Loyola (Md.) for three years (1997-2000).
Wake Forest leads the series with Virginia 64-59 and the Demon Deacons have a 37-13 advantage in games played in Winston-Salem. The teams split two games last season with Virginia winning 88-76 in Charlottesville and Wake Forest winning 78-72 in Winston-Salem.
Saturday’s game is the only one between the two teams during the 2007-08 regular season.