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CHARLOTTESVILLEThe Virginia men’s basketball team is back at John Paul Jones Arena on Wednesday (Feb. 18) when the Cavaliers host Virginia Tech in an Atlantic Coast Conference game. Reserved seat tickets are still available for the game at a cost of $35 each.

Wednesday’s game is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. and will be televised by Raycom. A listing of the Raycom television affiliates carrying the game can be found at the link attached above this story.

Virginia enters the game with an overall record of 8-13 and a 2-8 record in the ACC after an 85-81 overtime victory against nationally-ranked Clemson on Sunday (Feb. 15). The win broke an eight-game losing streak for the Cavaliers.

Freshman guard Sylven Landesberg’s layup with 13.4 seconds remaining in regulation tied the game with Clemson at 74-74 and he scored six of Virginia’s 11 points in overtime to lead the Cavaliers to the victory. Landesberg finished with a game-high 23 points and also had four rebounds, three assists and three steals. It’s the 12th time this season Landesberg has scored at least 20 points in a game, extending his UVa freshman record for 20-point games.

Four other UVa players scored in double figures against the Tigers. Sophomore forward Mike Scott had his seventh double-double of the season with an ACC career-high 18 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman guard Sammy Zeglinski scored an ACC career-high 15 points and had six assists, sophomore guard Jeff Jones scored 12 points and junior forward Jamil Tucker had 11 points.

It was the first time Virginia had five players score in double figures since the Cavaliers overtime victory at Georgia Tech on Dec. 28.

Landesberg is averaging 18.0 points a game to lead Virginia in that department and he ranks eighth in the ACC in scoring. He is also averaging 5.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 33.6 minutes played a game, and is shooting 83.3 percent (115-138) from the free throw line. Landesberg ranks fifth in the conference in minutes played and eighth in free throw percentage. He leads ACC freshmen in scoring and minutes played, and ranks third among conference freshmen in rebounding and assists.

Landesberg was named the ACC Rookie of the Week for the sixth time this season on Monday (Feb. 16). His sixth ACC Rookie of the Week award ties him with Bryant Stith (1988-89) for the most by a Virginia player and ties him with five players, including Stith, for the third most received by a conference player. Kenny Anderson (Georgia Tech, 1990) and Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina, 2006) both received the award 10 times.

Scott is the only other Virginia player averaging in double figures in scoring. He is averaging 10.8 points a game and leads the team in rebounding with an average of 7.8 rebounds a game. Scott is shooting 54.7 percent (87-159) from the field. He ranks second in the ACC in offensive rebounds with an average of 3.6 a game and ranks ninth in overall rebounding in the conference.

Zeglinski is averaging 9.7 points a game and ranks eighth in the ACC in assists with an average of 3.5 a game. He was 6-6 from the field in the victory over Clemson on Sunday, including 3-3 from three-point range.

Tucker is averaging 7.8 points a game and junior guard Calvin Baker is averaging 7.5 points and 2.5 assists a game.

Freshman center Assane Sene is averaging 5.2 rebounds a game and ranks fourth in the ACC in blocked shots with an average of 1.7 a game.

Jones has started the last three games for Virginia and is averaging 12.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 30.5 minutes played a game in the last four games.

Virginia Tech enters Wednesday’s game with an overall record of 16-8 and a 6-4 record in the ACC. The Hokies are coming off an 83-73 loss at Maryland last Saturday (Feb. 14).

Sophomore guard Malcolm Delaney and senior guard/forward A.D. Vassallo lead Virginia Tech. Delaney is averaging 18.6 points and 3.6 assists a game, while Vassallo is averaging 18.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists a game. Delaney ranks fifth in the ACC in scoring and sixth in assists. Vassallo ranks sixth in the conference in scoring.

Seth Greenberg is in his sixth season as the head coach at Virginia Tech. His Virginia Tech teams have compiled an overall record of 104-78 and competed in three postseason tournaments, including an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2007. Greenberg was also the head coach at Long Beach for six seasons and at South Florida for seven seasons. His overall record in 19 seasons as a head coach is 317-248.

Wednesday’s game is the second of the season between the two teams. Virginia Tech defeated the Cavaliers 78-75 in Blacksburg on Jan. 10. Virginia leads the overall series between the two teams 78-50 and the Cavaliers hold a 31-10 advantage in games played in Charlottesville.

After Wednesday’s game with Virginia Tech, the Cavaliers return to action on Saturday (Feb. 21) at NC State. That game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and will be televised by Raycom.

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