Cavaliers Open Six-Game Stretch Away From Home At Stanford
CHARLOTTESVILLE-The Virginia men’s basketball team begins a stretch of six consecutive games away from home on Thursday (Nov. 18) when the Cavaliers play at Stanford in a game that is scheduled to begin at 10:30 p.m. Eastern time.
Thursday’s game will be broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network and televised by Fox Sports Net, including Comcast SportsNet.
After playing at Stanford the Cavaliers play three games in the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational (Nov. 22-24) before playing at Minnesota (Nov. 29) in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge and at Virginia Tech (Dec. 5) in their first Atlantic Coast Conference game of the season.
UVa enters the game with Stanford with a 2-0 record after opening the 2010-11 season with victories over William & Mary (76-52) and USC Upstate (74-54) at John Paul Jones Arena. Virginia has made 51.5 percent (53-103) of its shots from the field in the first two games.
In the victory over USC Upstate on Monday (Nov. 15), senior forward Mike Scott led the Cavaliers with 19 points and 12 rebounds. It was the 19th double-double of Scott’s collegiate career.
Also scoring in double figures for the Cavaliers against the Spartans were freshman guard Billy Baron (14 points), senior guard Mustapha Farrakhan (11 points) and sophomore guard Jontel Evans (10 points). Evans’ 10 points were a career high.
Scott leads Virginia in scoring and rebounding after two games. He is averaging 18.5 points and 10.5 rebounds a game, while shooting 59.1 percent (13-22) from the field and 84.6 percent (11-13) from the free throw line.
Baron is averaging 16.5 points a game. He is shooting 75.0 percent (9-12) from the field, including 77.8 percent (7-9) from three-point range, and 88.9 percent (8-9) from the free throw line.
Farrakhan is the third UVa player averaging in double figures in scoring with an average of 10.5 points a game.
Evans is averaging 4.0 assists a game to lead the team in that department.
Stanford leads the series with Virginia 6-1, including a 57-52 win last season in the Cancun Challenge in Cancun, Mexico. The Cardinal as won the last five games in the series.
Stanford opened its 2010-11 season with a 64-48 victory over San Diego on Monday (Nov. 15). Junior forward Andrew Zimmermann led the Cardinal with 14 points and four rebounds, and sophomore guard Gabriel Harris scored 12 points and had three rebounds.
Stanford’s head coach is former Duke standout Johnny Dawkins. He is in his third season as head coach of the Cardinal.
After the Stanford game, Virginia plays Washington in the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational on Nov. 22. That game will be televised by ESPN2 and is scheduled to begin at approximately 11:59 Eastern time.