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CHARLOTTESVILLEThe Virginia men’s basketball team will be in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Saturday (Feb. 7) for an Atlantic Coast Conference game against nationally-ranked North Carolina. The game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. and will be televised by the Raycom Network.

Virginia enters the game with an overall record of 7-11 and a 1-6 record in the ACC. The Cavaliers have lost their last six games after dropping an 80-70 decision to Boston College on Wednesday (Feb. 4) at John Paul Jones Arena.

After falling behind 42-22 at halftime, five players Calvin Baker, Jeff Jones, Sylven Landesberg, Assane Sene and Solomon Tat played most of the second half for Virginia against Boston College. The Cavaliers got within seven points with 1:57 left in the game, but could get no closer.

Landesberg scored a season and game-high 32 points and had six rebounds to lead Virginia against the Eagles. Landesberg was 13-23 from the field and made all six of his free throw attempts in the game. It was the most points scored by a UVa freshman since Chris Williams scored 34 points against Liberty on Dec. 8, 1998.

Jones was the only other player to score in double figures for the Cavaliers with 10 points, while Sene had a season and game-high 13 rebounds.

Landesberg continues to lead Virginia in scoring with an average of 18.1 points a game (sixth in the ACC) and he is second on the team in rebounding with an average of 5.9 rebounds a game. He is shooting 85.3 percent (110-129) from the free throw line, which ranks sixth in the conference.

The only other Virginia player averaging in double figures in scoring is Mike Scott. Scott is averaging 11.0 points a game and leads the Cavaliers in rebounding with an average of 7.9 rebounds a game (eighth in the ACC). He is shooting 54.3 percent (75-138) from the field.

Sammy Zeglinski is averaging 9.4 points a game and leads Virginia in assists with an average of 3.4 assists a game.

North Carolina enters Saturday’s game with an overall record of 20-2 and a 6-2 record in the ACC. It will be the second game between the two teams this season. North Carolina defeated Virginia 83-61 at John Paul Jones Arena on Jan. 15.

Senior forward Tyler Hansbrough leads North Carolina in scoring (22.4 ppg.) and rebounding (7.6 rpg.). Hansbrough leads the ACC in scoring. Other players averaging in double figures for the Tar Heels include junior guard Ty Lawson (15.5 ppg.), junior guard Wayne Ellington (14.8 ppg.), senior forward/guard Danny Green (13.4 ppg.) and junior forward Deon Thompson (11.6 ppg.). Lawson is averaging 6.5 assists a game to lead the ACC and Thompson 6.6 rebounds a game.

North Carolina leads the series with Virginia 123-48 and leads 62-5 in games played in Chapel Hill, including a 20-2 record at the Dean E. Smith Center.

After playing at North Carolina, the Cavaliers return to action on Tuesday (Feb. 10) at Florida State. That game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and will be televised by the regional sports networks (Comcast SportsNet Plus/CSN Plus in the Mid-Atlantic Region).

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