Cavaliers Return to Action at Home Against Oregon on Friday
CHARLOTTESVILLE-The Virginia men’s basketball team returns to action on Friday (Dec. 17) after a 10-day break for exams when the Cavaliers host Oregon at John Paul Jones Arena. The game is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. and is the second of eight consecutive home games for UVa.
Tickets are available for the Virginia-Oregon game. The game is the first of the Holiday ‘Hoo Crew Package which features six games for $66 and a Family Package is also available for the Oregon game. Family Package tickets are $14 each and a minimum of four tickets must be purchased. Each Family Package game ticket also includes a concession voucher redeemable for a 22-ounce soda and a hot dog. Tickets in the Holiday ‘Hoo Crew Package and the Family Package are reserved.
Single reserved tickets for the Oregon game are also available for $13 and $28.
Tickets for the Virginia-Oregon game can be purchased online at VirginiaSports.com/tickets or by calling the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office at 800-542-UVA1 (8821) or 434-924-UVA1 (8821). Tickets may also be purchased on game day at the JPJA box office starting at 6:30 p.m.
Friday’s game will be broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network and televised by Comcast SportsNet.
Virginia has not played since a 54-44 victory over Radford at JPJA on Dec. 7. The win was the third in a row for the Cavaliers and their fourth in the last five games.
Senior forward Mike Scott (16.3 ppg.), freshman guard Joe Harris (11.8 ppg.) and senior guard Mustapha Farrakhan (10.6 ppg.) are averaging in double figures in scoring through the Cavaliers first nine games and Scott is averaging 10.4 rebounds a game. Sophomore guard Jontel Evans leads the team in assists with 38, an average of 4.2 a game.
The game with Oregon is the first between the two schools. The Ducks enter Friday’s game with a record of 7-3 and they have won their last three games. Oregon is coming off a 74-56 victory over Jacksonville State on Monday (Dec. 13).
Senior forward Joevan Catron leads Oregon in scoring with an average of 17.6 points a game and is also averaging 6.6 rebounds a game. Sophomore forward E.J. Singler is averaging 13.1 points a game and is the team’s leading rebounder with an average of 6.7 a game.
Catron and Singler are the only Oregon players averaging in double figures in scoring, but six other players are averaging between 6.0 and 8.9 points a game. Junior guard Malcolm Armstead leads the team with 42 assists, an average of 4.2 a game, and he is averaging 7.3 points a game.
Dana Altman is in his first year as the head coach at Oregon. The 2010-11 season is his 22nd as a collegiate head coach and his teams have compiled an overall record of 417-246. He was the head coach at Creighton for 16 years (327-176) before moving to Oregon. Altman has also been the head coach at Kansas State and Marshall.
After the game with Oregon, the Cavaliers return to action on Monday (Dec. 20) when they host Norfolk State at John Paul Jones Arena. That game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.