Virginia Plays Seattle at Home on Wednesday Night
CHARLOTTESVILLE-The Virginia men’s basketball team is back at John Paul Jones Arena on Wednesday night (Dec. 22) when the Cavaliers host Seattle University. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and is the fourth of eight consecutive home games for UVa.
Virginia has won its last five games and six of its last seven. The Cavaliers enter the game with Seattle with an overall record of 8-3.
A Family Ticket Package is available for the Virginia-Seattle 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 Family Package are reserved.
Single reserved tickets for the Seattle game are also available for $13, $28 and $35.
Tickets can be purchased online at VirginiaSports.com/tickets and can also be purchased on game day at the JPJA box office starting at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday’s game will be broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network.
UVa is coming off a 50-49 victory over Norfolk State at JPJA on Monday (Dec. 20). A tip-in of a missed free throw by junior center Assane Sene with 4.8 seconds remaining in the game provided the Cavaliers with the victory.
Senior guard Mustapha Farrakhan had a game-high 18 points and was the only Virginia player to score in double figures against Norfolk State. Sene had a game-high 12 rebounds, his first double-figure rebounding game of the season.
Virginia held an opponent under 50 points for the third consecutive game. It’s the first time UVa has done that since the 1948-49 season.
Senior forward Mike Scott, the Cavaliers’ leading scorer (16.3 ppg.) and rebounder (10.4 rpg.), missed his second consecutive game with an ankle injury and UVa also played without injured senior forward Will Sherrill for the fourth consecutive game.
Farrakhan is averaging 11.8 points a game for Virginia and freshman guard Joe Harris is averaging 10.4 points a game. Freshman guard KT Harrell is averaging 9.2 points a game.
Sophomore guard Jontel Evans leads UVa in assists with 41 and he is averaging 3.7 assists a game.
Wednesday’s game with Seattle is the first between the two schools. The Redhawks enter the game with an overall record of 4-10. Seattle is coming off an 86-70 home loss to San Jose State last Saturday (Dec. 18).
The Redhawks have four players averaging in double figures in scoring. Junior forward Aaron Broussard leads Seattle in scoring and rebounding. He is averaging 14.9 points and 8.4 rebounds a game. Also averaging in double figures in scoring for the Redhawks are freshman guard Sterling Carter (13.1 ppg.), junior guard Cervante Burrell (12.5 ppg.) and senior forward Alex Jones (10.9 ppg.). Burrell leads Seattle in assists with 41 and is averaging 3.2 assists a game.
Cameron Dollar is in his second season as the head coach at Seattle. The Redhawks had an overall record of 17-14 last season.
After the game with Seattle the Cavaliers don’t play again until Dec. 30 when they host Iowa State at John Paul Jones Arena. That game is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. and will be televised by Comcast SportsNet.