December 15, 2008
The Cavalier men's basketball team played its last game on December 2 and has been hitting the practice court hard since then. After a 3-3 start and a better part of the season in front of it, Virginia hopes to make the most out of the remainder of its schedule.
It will all begin on Wednesday night, as the Cavs host Longwood at John Paul Jones Arena. The Lancers could be just what the doctor ordered, as Virginia is 3-0 all time against them, and has won those contests by an average of 31.7 points per game. Longwood enters with a mark of 5-5 and lost at Virginia Tech its last time out on Sunday.
Virginia, meanwhile, hopes to get back to basics, as well as get back to winning. After a 3-0 start, the Cavaliers have fallen their last three times out, including their last two on the road. This will mark the Cavs' return home following a two game road trip that saw them lose to Syracuse and Minnesota.
Dave Leitao says that the "proof will be in the pudding" as far as how the 15 day break went. Virginia got some extra practice time, but Leitao is quick to point out that exams cause some players to miss certain practices, though he feels it was an overall success.
Virginia and Longwood tip off at 7:00pm on Wednesday. Click on the above video link to hear Leitao's thoughts on the break.