February 25, 2008
After losing eight of their first nine ACC games, the Cavalier men's basketball team is beginning to look like last year's squad. Virginia has managed two consecutive victories, and has a week to work out the bugs before its next contest.
Virginia came out firing yesterday against NC State, heading into the locker room at halftime with a 38-18 lead on the strength of 55 percent shooting, en route to a 78-60 victory. Sean Singletary had 21 points and tied a school record with seven steals, six of which came in the first half. Calvin Baker added 15 points, and led the team with six rebounds.
The win comes after a win last Sunday at Boston College, and a postponed game in Atlanta against Georgia Tech that has been rescheduled for March 3. Following yesterday's game, Virginia cited the lay off as a reason they came out hungry in the first half.
The Wahoos have four games to go, two on the road and two at home. It starts with a Saturday match up at Miami, and then the trip to Georgia Tech on March 3. The Cavaliers return to battle Duke for the second time this season on March 5, before closing out the regular season on March 9 with Maryland.
Click on the above video link to hear reaction from Virginia about yesterday's victory.