Cavaliers Play at Miami on Tuesday
CHARLOTTESVILLE—The Virginia men’s basketball team ends a stretch of five games in 11 days with an Atlantic Coast Conference game at Miami on Tuesday (Feb. 23) at 7 p.m. Four of the five games during the stretch have been on the road.
The Cavaliers will be looking to end a five-game losing streak in Tuesday’s game. It is the second game of the season between the two teams. Virginia defeated Miami 75-57 on Jan. 16 at John Paul Jones Arena.
The Regional Sports Networks, including Comcast SportsNet-Mid Atlantic, will televise Tuesday’s Virginia-Miami game and the Virginia Sports Radio Network will broadcast the game.
The Cavaliers enter the game with an overall record of 14-11 and a 5-7 record in the ACC.
UVa is coming off a 72-49 loss at Clemson on Saturday (Feb. 20). Junior forward Mike Scott led Virginia with 14 points against the Tigers. Sophomore guard Sylven Landesberg scored 13 points, grabbed six rebounds and had three assists against Clemson. Sophomore guard Sammy Zeglinski scored 11 points and tied a career high with a team-leading eight rebounds.
Landesberg and Scott continue to lead the Cavaliers in scoring. Landesberg is averaging a team-leading 17.0 points a game, while Scott is averaging 13.4 points a game.
Landesberg also leads the team in assists (72, 2.9 apg.), minutes played (31.8 mpg.) and free throw percentage (.822, 106-129). He has scored in double figures in 23 of 25 games this season. Landesberg also averages 5.1 rebounds a game.
Scott leads the team in rebounding with an average of 7.4 rebounds a game and is shooting 52.7 percent (125-237) from the field.
Zeglinski is averaging 9.2 points a game and leads the team in steals (31, 1.2 spg.) and three-point field goals made (50). He led the team in three-point field goals made last season with 33.
As a team Virginia is averaging 67.2 points a game and allowing an average of 62.8 points a game.
In the first game between the two teams this season, UVa had four players score in double figures. Landesberg scored a game-high 18 points, junior guard Mustapha Farrakhan had 13, and Scott and Zeglinski each scored 10 points. Zeglinski led the team with six assists and tied for the team lead in rebounds with seven.
Miami was ranked No. 23 in the nation when the teams met in January. Senior guard James Dews led the Hurricanes in that game with 13 points and senior forward Dwayne Collins had 11 points and a game-high nine rebounds.
Miami is currently 17-9 overall and 3-9 in the ACC. The Hurricanes are coming off an 81-74 home loss to Duke last Wednesday (Feb. 17).
Dews leads the Hurricanes in scoring with an average of 12.3 points a game, while Collins is averaging 12.0 points a game and leads the team in rebounds with an average of 8.1 rebounds a game. Collins is shooting 60.5 percent (115-190) from the field.
Sophomore guard Malcolm Grant is averaging 9.7 points a game and freshman guard Durand Scott 8.8 points a game. Grant leads the team with 88 assists, an average of 3.4 assists a game.
As a team Miami is averaging 73.1 points a game and allowing an average of 64.2 points a game.
Frank Haith is in his sixth season as head coach at Miami. His Miami teams have compiled an overall record of 105-82 and made four postseason tournament appearances, including the NCAA Tournament in 2008.
Miami leads the series with Virginia 6-4 and the Hurricanes have won all three games played in Miami.
After the game at Miami on Tuesday, Virginia returns home to host Duke on Sunday (Feb. 28). The game is sold out and is scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m. Fox Sports Net will televise Sunday’s Virginia-Duke game.