Virginia Plays NC State in Final Regular Season Home Game on Tuesday
CHARLOTTESVILLE-The Virginia men’s basketball team plays its final regular season home game of the 2010-11 season on Tuesday (March 1) when the Cavaliers host NC State in an Atlantic Coast Conference game at John Paul Jones Arena.
The game with the Wolfpack is the final regular season home game for Virginia senior guard Mustapha Farrakhan and senior forward Will Sherrill. They will be honored prior to the game.
The game on Tuesday is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and will be televised by the ACC’s Regional Sports Networks, including CSN+. The game will also be broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network.
Tickets are available for the Virginia-NC State game (click here for ticket information). 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.
The Cavaliers are coming off a 63-44 loss to Boston College on Saturday (Feb. 26). The loss evened the Cavaliers’ overall record at 14-14 and UVa is now 5-9 in the ACC. UVa has won two of its last three games.
Farrakhan and junior center Assane Sene each scored 10 points for Virginia in the loss to Boston College on Saturday. Freshman guard Joe Harris had a game-high and career-high 10 rebounds for the Cavaliers.
Farrakhan and Harris continue to average in double figures in scoring for Virginia. Farrakhan is averaging 13.2 points a game for the season and 13.9 points a game in ACC games. Harris is averaging 10.4 points a game for the season and 10.9 points a game in conference games. His 59 three-point field goals rank second on Virginia’s list of three-point field goals by freshmen in a season.
Freshman guard KT Harrell is averaging 8.5 points a game for the Cavaliers and Sene is averaging 5.4 rebounds a game. Sene is averaging 6.4 points and 7.1 rebounds a game in conference games. Evans leads UVa in assists (105, 3.8 apg.) and steals (40, 1.4 spg.).
Harris is fifth in the ACC in three-point field goal percentage (.407, 59-145) for all games and is fourth in that category in conference games (.405, 34-84). He ranks tied for sixth in the ACC in three-point field goals made (2.1 pg.) for all games and is tied for third in conference games (2.4 pg.).
Evans ranks seventh in the conference in assists in all games and eighth in steals. He is tied for 10th in assist to turnover ratio (2.0) in conference games. Farrakhan is 15th in the ACC in scoring in all games and 14th in scoring in conference games.
Sene ranks ninth in conference games in rebounding with his average of 7.1 a game, ninth in defensive rebounds (4.7 pg.) and ninth in blocked shots (1.6 bpg.).
Zeglinski ranks tied for seventh in conference games in assist to turnover ratio (2.1), is eighth in three-point field goals made (1.9 pg.) and tied for ninth in steals (1.4 spg.). He is tied for eighth in assist to turnover ratio (2.0) in all games.
As a team in conference games, Virginia ranks first in three-point field goal percentage (.385, 102-265), first in defensive rebound percentage (.712), second in scoring defense (62.6 ppg.) and fourth in three-point field goals made (7.3 pg.). For all games UVa ranks first in defensive rebound percentage (.713), third in three-point field goal percentage (.381, 202-530), and fourth in scoring defense (62.4 ppg.), rebounding defense (33.5) and in three-point field goals made (7.2 pg.).
NC State leads the series with Virginia 80-56, but the Cavaliers have won the last two games in the series and the last three games between the teams in Charlottesville. In games played in Charlottesville in the series UVa leads 34-23 and the Cavaliers have won all three games played at John Paul Jones Arena.
NC State enters the game on Tuesday with an overall record of 15-13 and a 5-9 record in the ACC. The Wolfpack defeated Georgia Tech 79-74 at home on Saturday (Feb. 26). NC State has won three of its last five games.
Three players are averaging in double figures in scoring for the Wolfpack led by senior forward Tracy Smith who is averaging 14.6 points a game. Also averaging in double figures in scoring for NC State are freshman forward C.J. Leslie (11.4 ppg.) and sophomore forward Scott Wood (10.0 ppg.). Leslie leads the Wolfpack in rebounding with an average of 7.3 rebounds a game.
NC State’s other leading scorers include freshman guard Ryan Harrow (9.8 ppg.), freshman guard Lorenzo Brown (9.5 ppg.) and sophomore forward Richard Howell (7.5 ppg.). Brown leads the Wolfpack in assists with 108 (3.9 apg.).
Howell is averaging 6.5 rebounds a game and Smith 5.7 rebounds a game.
Sidney Lowe is in his fifth season as head coach at NC State. His Wolfpack teams have compiled an overall record of 86-75 and have twice participated in the NIT.
After the game with NC State the Cavaliers play their final game of the 2010-11 regular season at Maryland on Saturday (March 5). That game is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. and will be televised by the ACC Network.