January 31, 2008
Dave Leitao's Cavalier Men are currently 1-5 in ACC play on the year, following last night's 85-75 loss at Maryland. The five losses matches their conference loss total from a year ago, a season in which they tied for the ACC regular season championship. Now, Virginia will do just about anything for an ACC victory.
The Cavaliers had three players in double figures last night. Sean Singletary scored 23 points to push his consecutive double figures streak to 41 games. Calvin Baker added 17 points, while Mamadi Diane scored 16 in the loss as well. Mike Scott had a solid performance on the boards, pulling down a game high 12 rebounds.
Virginia feels it still has plenty of fight left for a final conference push. The Cavaliers have ten games remaining, beginning with Saturday's match up at Virginia Tech. The Hokies topped the Wahoos back on January 16, 70-69, in overtime. This will mark the first time this season that Virginia sees an opponent for the second time.
After last night's loss, the Cavs need to find success in Blacksburg. Virginia has fallen in six of its last seven games, with the Boston College victory separating two three game losing streaks. Three games is the longest losing streak of Dave Leitao's tenure at Virginia, and the Cavs will look to avoid increasing that milestone on Saturday.
Tip off for Saturday's match up is set for 1:00 at Cassell Coliseum. Click on the above video link to hear player reaction from last night's loss in College Park. Feel free to post your comments as well.