Cavaliers Play At Boston College On Wednesday
CHARLOTTESVILLE—The Virginia men’s basketball team plays its final road game of the 2009-10 regular season on Wednesday (March 3) at 9 p.m. when the Cavaliers play an Atlantic Coast Conference game at Boston College.
The game will be televised by ESPNU and broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network.
Virginia enters Wednesday’s game with an overall record of 14-13 and a 5-9 record in the ACC. The Cavaliers have lost their last seven games and are coming off a 67-49 loss to Duke at John Paul Jones Arena on Sunday (Feb. 28).
Senior forward/center Jerome Meyinsse scored a career-high 21 points and tied his ACC career high with seven rebounds in the loss to Duke. He was the only Virginia player to score in double figures in the game with the Blue Devils.
Sophomore center Assane Sene had a game-high 10 rebounds against Duke. Junior guard Mustapha Farrakhan scored seven points and sophomore guard Sammy Zeglinski had six points.
Sophomore guard Sylven Landesberg, Virginia’s leading scorer, did not play against Duke because of a leg injury.
Landesberg leads Virginia in scoring, assists and minutes played. He is averaging 17.4 points, 2.8 assists (74 assists) and 32.0 minutes played a game. He is averaging 5.0 rebounds a game and is shooting 82.2 percent (111-135) from the free-throw line.
Junior forward Mike Scott is averaging 12.3 points a game and leads the team in rebounding with an average of 7.0 rebounds a game.
Zeglinski leads the team in three-point field goals with 52 and in steals with 33 (an average of 1.2 a game).
As a team Virginia is averaging 66.4 points a game and allowing an average of 63.3 points a game.
Boston College enters Wednesday’s game with an overall record of 14-14 and a 5-9 record in the ACC. The Eagles are coming off a 73-68 loss at Georgia Tech, but have won two of their last three games.
Boston College has four players averaging in double figures in scoring led by junior forward Joe Trapani. Trapani is averaging 14.8 points a game and also leads the team in rebounding with an average of 6.6 rebounds a game.
Sophomore guard Reggie Jackson is averaging 13.2 points a game and leads the Eagles in assists with an average of 4.6 assists a game. Junior forward Corey Raji is averaging 11.6 points and 6.0 rebounds a game, and junior guard/forward Rakim Sanders is averaging 10.8 points a game.
As a team Boston College is averaging 70.0 points a game and allowing an average of 66.4 points a game.
Al Skinner is in his 13th season as the head coach at Boston College. His Boston College teams have compiled an overall record of 246-163 and participated in the NCAA Tournament seven times.
Virginia leads the series with Boston College 6-3 and the teams have split the two games played in Chestnut Hill, Mass. The Eagles won both games played between the teams last season. Wednesday’s game is the only game between the two teams during the 2009-10 regular season.
After the game with Boston College on Wednesday, Virginia concludes its 2009-10 regular season at home against Maryland on Saturday (March 6). That game is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. and will be televised by Raycom.