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Virginia Men End Two Week Break Against NJIT

By: Marc Davis Email
By: Marc Davis Email

December 20, 2009

The Virginia men's basketball team saw its winter break postponed by two days on Saturday when its scheduled game with UNC-Wilmington was postponed due to a winter storm. Monday the Cavaliers will try again, as New Jersey Institute of Technology is scheduled to visit John Paul Jones Arena.

This marks the first time in history these two teams are meeting on the men's basketball court. Virginia enters with a 4-4 record and trying to find the winning path once again. The Cavaliers have lost three of their last four games, including a 68-67 heartbreaking loss to Auburn back on December 7, which marked the last time Virginia took the court for a game. Auburn's Brandon Knox put back a missed lay up with 1.4 seconds remaining to end the Cavs' hopes of a road victory, and Virginia has been sitting on that loss for the last two weeks.

NJIT, which hails from the Great West Conference, comes in with a 3-7 record. The Highlanders fell to Rutgers their last time out on Saturday night, 71-62. Freshman guard Chris Flores scored 19 points in the loss. Virginia will have to defend a four guard line-up that NJIT brings to the court. The Highlanders have lost three in a row and have fallen in all five of their road contests this season.

Monday night's tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 pm at John Paul Jones Arena. Stay tuned to CBS19 and newsplex.com to find out if the weather forces any changes to Monday's contest.


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