Brown-Virginia Game Still Scheduled For Tuesday
CHARLOTTESVILLEIt is anticipated the men’s basketball game between Brown and Virginia will be played as scheduled at John Paul Jones Arena on Tuesday (Jan. 6). The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
The possibility of inclement weather exists for the Charlottesville area on Tuesday, but Atlantic Coast Conference protocol indicates games should be played if both teams and two of the three game officials have arrived at the site. The Brown team is already in Charlottesville and game officials were contacted on Monday (Jan. 5) alerting them to the possibility of inclement weather so they could adjust their travel plans.
“We want our fans to know that Tuesday’s game is likely to be played even in the event of inclement weather,” said Jason Bauman, Virginia’s associate director of athletics for facilities and operations. “We also want fans to be aware of the possibility of inclement weather and to check current weather conditions before traveling to the game.”
The Virginia-Brown game will be broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network and ACC select at www.accselect.com.
Virginia enters the game with Brown with an overall record of 6-5 after an 84-70 loss to No. 22 Xavier on Saturday (Jan. 3) at John Paul Jones Arena.
Freshman guard Sylven Landesberg led UVa against Xavier with 25 points, seven rebounds and four assists. It was his second consecutive game with at least 25 points after scoring 26 in an 88-84 overtime victory over Georgia Tech on Dec. 28. He is the first UVa freshman to have consecutive games with at least 25 points since Chris Williams during the 1998-99 season.
Landesberg leads Virginia and the ACC in scoring with an average of 19.6 points a game. He ranks second among freshmen in the nation in scoring in the latest NCAA statistics.
Landesberg, who has been honored as the ACC Rookie of the Week four times this season, is also averaging 5.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists a game. He is shooting 49.6 percent (68-137) from the field and 80.4 percent (74-92) from the free throw line. Landesberg is first in the ACC in free throw attempts per game (8.4).
Sophomore forward Mike Scott, who had 16 points and five rebounds against Xavier, is averaging 11.0 points and 9.2 rebounds a game. He leads the Cavaliers in rebounds and ranks third in the ACC in that department.
Freshman guard Sammy Zeglinski is the third Virginia player averaging in double figures in scoring. Zeglinski is averaging 11.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.0 assists a game. He leads the Cavaliers in assists and three-point field goals made (24). Zeglinski ranks seventh in the ACC in assists.
Junior center Calvin Baker is averaging 8.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists a game for UVa. Junior forward Jamil Tucker is averaging 7.4 points and 4.2 rebounds a game while shooting 44.0 percent (11-25) from three-point range for the Cavaliers.
As a team, Virginia is averaging 76.2 points a game and allowing an average of 72.5 points a game.
Brown enters Tuesday’s game with an overall record of 5-7. The Bears are coming off a 68-53 loss at American University last Friday (Jan. 2).
Junior center Matt Mullery leads Brown in scoring with an average of 15.9 points a game. He is also averaging 5.4 rebounds a game, is shooting 63.3 percent (69-109) from the field and leads the Bears in blocked shots with 19.
Other players averaging in double figures in scoring for the Bears are sophomore guard Peter Sullivan at 14.8 points a game and sophomore guard Adrian Williams with an average of 13.7 points a game. Senior forward Chris Skrelja is Brown’s leading rebounder with an average of 6.7 rebounds a game and he is averaging 7.3 points a game.
As a team, Brown is averaging 65.7 points a game and allowing an average of 70.8 points a game.
Jesse Agel is in his first year as Brown’s head coach after two years as an assistant with the Bears.
Virginia leads the series with Brown 2-0 with both games having been played in Charlottesville. UVa won the last game between the two teams 89-73 at University Hall in the first round of the 2003 National Invitation Tournament.
Tuesday’s game is the final non-conference game of the regular season for the Cavaliers. Virginia is back in action on Saturday (Jan. 10) at Virginia Tech in an ACC game that is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.