Virginia Plays At Wake Forest On Saturday
CHARLOTTESVILLE-The Virginia men’s basketball team will attempt to get back on the winning track Saturday (Jan. 29) when the Cavaliers play an Atlantic Coast Conference game at Wake Forest. The game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.
Saturday’s game will be televised by the ACC Network and broadcast by the Virginia Sports Radio Network.
Virginia enters the Wake Forest game with an overall record of 11-9 and a 2-4 record in the ACC. The Cavaliers are coming off a 66-42 loss to Maryland Thursday night (Jan. 27) at John Paul Jones Arena. The loss was the fourth in the last five games for UVa.
Virginia did not have a player score in double figures in the Maryland game. Senior guard Mustapha Farrakhan and freshman guard Joe Harris each had eight points to lead the Cavaliers.
It’s the second time this season UVa has not had a player score in double figures in a game. The Cavaliers did not have a double figure scorer in a loss to Iowa State on Dec. 30.
Junior center Assane Sene had a career-high 15 rebounds for UVa against the Terrapins.
Virginia’s 42 points in the loss to Maryland were the fewest the Cavaliers scored in a game since scoring 41 points in a 63-41 loss to Duke on March 5, 1998 in the ACC Tournament. It’s also the fewest points the Cavaliers have scored at John Paul Jones Arena.
Farrakhan (12.8 ppg.), freshman guard KT Harrell (10.3 ppg.) and Harris (10.2 ppg.) are all averaging in double figures in scoring for Virginia. Sene is averaging 5.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocked shots a game. Sophomore guard Jontel Evans leads UVa in assists (74, 3.7 apg.) and steals (28, 1.4 spg.).
Wake Forest leads the series with Virginia 68-59 and leads 39-13 in games played in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Demon Deacons have won the last five games in the series and the last eight games played between the two teams in Winston-Salem.
Wake Forest enters Saturday’s game with an overall record of 7-13 and a 0-5 record in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Demon Deacons have lost their last five games and are coming off an 83-59 home loss to Duke last Saturday (Jan. 22).
Five players are averaging in double figures in scoring for Wake Forest. Freshman forward Travis McKie is averaging 13.0 points and 7.5 rebounds a game to lead the Demon Deacons in both departments. Also averaging in double figures in scoring for Wake Forest are freshman guard J.T. Terrell (12.3 ppg.), senior guard Gary Clark (11.4 ppg.), sophomore guard C.J. Harris (10.6 ppg.) and sophomore forward Ari Stewart (10.4 ppg.). Harris leads the team in assists (74, 3.7 apg.).
Jeff Bzdelik is in his first season as the head coach at Wake Forest. Bzdelik was the head coach at Colorado for three seasons before taking over the Wake Forest program.
After the Wake Forest game the Cavaliers return home to play Clemson on Wednesday (Feb. 2). That game is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. and will be televised by ESPNU.