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CHARLOTTESVILLEThe Virginia men’s basketball team returns to John Paul Jones Arena on Sunday (Feb. 15) when the Cavaliers host nationally-ranked Clemson. The game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and will be televised on the Raycom Network.

Former Virginia standout Sean Singletary’s No. 44 will be retired during halftime ceremonies on Sunday.

Reserved seat tickets for the Clemson-Virginia game are available at a cost of $30 each. Sunday is also a Family Day at John Paul Jones Arena and Family Day packages that include four tickets, four hot dogs, four 22-ounce sodas and four popcorns are available for $96. Additional tickets may be added at $24 each.

Virginia enters Sunday’s game with an overall record of 7-13 and a 1-8 record in the ACC. The Cavaliers are coming off a 68-57 loss at Florida State on Tuesday (Feb. 10). The loss was the eighth in a row for UVa.

Freshman guard Sylven Landesberg was the only Virginia player to score in double figures at Florida State with 14 points. Junior guard Calvin Baker, sophomore guard Jeff Jones and sophomore forward Mike Scott each scored eight points for UVa and Scott had a game-high nine rebounds.

Landesberg is averaging 17.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 33.0 minutes played a game, and is shooting 83.8 percent (114-136) from the free throw line. He leads the Cavaliers in scoring, free throw percentage and minutes played. Landesberg ranks sixth in the ACC in free throw percentage and minutes played, and eighth in scoring.

Scott is the only other Virginia player averaging in double figures in scoring. He is averaging 10.4 points a game and leads the Cavaliers in rebounding with an average of 7.7 a game. He ranks second in the ACC in offensive rebounds with an average of 3.7 a game and is 10th in overall rebounding.

Freshman guard Sammy Zeglinski is averaging 9.4 points a game and leads UVa in assists with an average of 3.4 a game and in steals with 31. He ranks eighth in the ACC in assists.

Baker is averaging 7.7 points a game and junior forward Jamil Tucker is averaging 7.6 points a game.

Freshman center Assane Sene leads Virginia in blocked shots with an average of 1.8 a game and ranks fourth in the conference in that department.

Clemson brings an overall record of 20-3 and a 6-3 record in the ACC into Sunday’s game. The Tigers are ranked No. 12 in the most recent Associated Press poll and have won four of their last five games. Clemson is coming off an 87-77 win at Boston College on Tuesday (Feb. 10).

Junior forward/center Trevor Booker leads Clemson in both scoring and rebounding. Booker is averaging 15.1 points and 9.0 rebounds a game. He ranks second in the conference in rebounding and 15th in scoring. He is shooting 55.5 percent (131-236) from the field and ranks first in the ACC in that category.

Also averaging in double figures in scoring for the Tigers are senior guard/forward K.C. Rivers (14.3 ppg.) and sophomore guard Terrence Oglesby (13.4 ppg.). Rivers is 18th in the conference in scoring.

Sophomore guard Demontez Stitt leads Clemson in assists with an average of 3.6 a game and he is seventh in the ACC in that department.

Oliver Purnell is in his sixth season as the head coach at Clemson. His Clemson teams have compiled an overall record of 114-71 and have participated in postseason play four times, including last year’s NCAA Tournament.

Purnell is in his 21st year as a collegiate head coach having also served as head coach at Radford (three years), Old Dominion (three years) and Dayton (nine years). He has compiled an overall career coaching record of 370-262.

Virginia leads the series with Clemson 65-48 and the Cavaliers lead 38-16 in games played in Charlottesville. The teams met only once last season with Clemson winning 82-51 at John Paul Jones Arena.

After the Clemson game on Sunday, UVa returns to action on Wednesday (Feb. 18) when the Cavaliers host Virginia Tech at John Paul Jones Arena. That game is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. and will be televised by Raycom.

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