Virginia Looks to Rebound from Fifth Straight Loss

By: Marc Davis Email
By: Marc Davis Email

February 2, 2009

Duke is the last team that anybody wants to see on their schedule when they're in a slump, but Virginia suffered that situation, and ended up falling to the Blue Devils, 79-54. With the loss, the Cavaliers saw their losing streak extended to five games, and now hope for better luck at home.

The five game losing streak has seen Virginia struggle in many areas. The Cavaliers are averaging 66 points per game during the five game skid, significantly lower than their season average. Opponents, meanwhile, post 79.6 points per contest, outscoring the Wahoos by 13.6. Virginia is shooting 40.6 percent and just 26.7 percent from beyond the arc during the losing streak as well.

As for Sunday's loss, Virginia has now fallen in its last 13 trips to Cameron Indoor Stadium, and has lost 12 of the last 13 meetings in the series. Dave Leitao falls to 1-4 against the Blue Devils as Virginia's head coach. The loss also drops the Cavaliers' conference record to 1-5.

Next up for Virginia is Boston College, a team the Cavaliers swept last year, winning in Charlottesville and then against in Chestnut Hill. Tip off is set for 7:00. Click on the above video link to hear the Cavaliers' thoughts on playing at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

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