Cavaliers Back On The Road At Clemson On Saturday
CHARLOTTESVILLE—The Virginia men’s basketball team is back on the road Saturday (Feb. 20) when the Cavaliers play an Atlantic Coast Conference game at Clemson beginning at 4 p.m. The game is the fourth in eight days for UVa and the third on the road during that stretch.
Regional Sports Networks, including Comcast SportsNet-Mid Atlantic, will televise the game and the Virginia Sports Radio Network will broadcast the game.
Virginia enters Saturday’s game with an overall record of 14-10 and a 5-6 record in the ACC. The Cavaliers have lost their last four games, all conference encounters.
Clemson is 18-7 overall and 6-5 in the ACC. The Tigers have won their last two games and three of their last four.
UVa is coming off a 69-50 loss to Florida State at John Paul Jones Arena on Wednesday (Feb. 17). Junior guard Jeff Jones led the Cavaliers with 13 points and junior forward Mike Scott added 10 points and a team-high six rebounds. Jones is averaging 14.5 points a game in the last two games.
Sophomore guard Sylven Landesberg and Scott are the only two Virginia players averaging in double figures in scoring for the season.
Landesberg is averaging 17.2 points a game and also leads the team in assists (69, 2.9 apg.), minutes played (31.8 mpg.) and free throw percentage (.822, 106-129). He is also averaging 5.0 rebounds a game.
Scott is averaging 13.4 points a game and leads the team in rebounding with an average of 7.6 rebounds a game. He is shooting 52.9 percent (118-223) from the field.
Sophomore guard Sammy Zeglinski continues to lead Virginia in three-point field goals made (49) and steals (30, 1.3 spg.). He is averaging 9.1 points a game.
As a team Virginia is scoring an average of 68.0 points a game and allowing an average of 62.4 points a game.
Senior forward Trevor Booker leads Clemson in scoring and rebounding. Booker is averaging 15.4 points and 8.2 rebounds a game, and is shooting 51.7 percent (150-290) from the field.
Junior guard Demontez Stitt is the only other Clemson player averaging in double figures in scoring. Stitt is averaging 10.8 points a game and leads the Tigers in assists with 77 (3.3 apg.).
Four Clemson players are averaging between 9.5 and 7.0 points a game. Those players include sophomore guard Tanner Smith (9.5 ppg.), sophomore guard Andre Young (8.9 ppg.), senior forward/guard David Potter (7.0 ppg.) and junior center/forward Jerai Grant (7.0 ppg.). Young leads the Tigers in steals with 49 (2.0 spg.).
As a team Clemson is scoring an average of 74.2 points a game and allowing an average of 63.3 points a game. The Tigers are 12-2 in home games this season.
Oliver Purnell is in his seventh season as the head coach at Clemson. His Clemson teams have compiled an overall record of 135-84, have competed in two NCAA Tournaments and in the NIT three times.
Virginia leads the overall series with Clemson 66-49. The Tigers lead 32-21 in games played in Clemson.
After playing at Clemson on Saturday the Cavaliers have a game at Miami on Tuesday (Feb. 23). That game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and will be televised by the Regional Sports Networks, including Comcast SportsNet-Mid Atlantic.