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Cavaliers hope to sweep Hokies: Game Thread

What: Virginia Cavaliers (12-13, 3-8 ACC) vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (17-7, 7-4 ACC)

Time: 1:00 p.m.
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2011
Place: John Paul Jones Arena
TV: ACC Network
Radio: Virginia Sports Radio Network

Spread: Vegas: Virginia +5.5; Pomeroy: Virginia lose by 6
Last Meeting: December 5, 2010; Virginia 57, Virginia Tech 54
Last Time Out: Virginia Tech 83, Maryland 91
Series: Virginia 80, Virginia Tech 52

The Hokies come to Charlottesville looking to avenge what the experts describe as a "bad loss" to Virginia in the conference opener in December. The Cavaliers have lost 3 straight and desperately need a win here to have something positive to take away from this season.

Virginia Tech's Probable Starters

Terrell Bell Sr. 7.3 ppg 5.5 rpg 2.0 bpg
Jeff Allen Sr. 13.8 ppg 10.2 rpg
2.0 apg
Victor Davila Jr.
8.0 ppg
5.4 rpg
1.1 bpg
Malcolm Delaney Sr.
19.1 ppg 3.3 rpg 4.3 apg
Erick Green So. 11.0 ppg 2.3 rpg 2.7 apg

A few quick notes on today's game:

No word on whether Will Sherrill will be available to play or not, but he didn't play the last two games now due to a re-injured right fibula, and was unable to fully practice at least part of this week.

Virginia Tech has scored a combined 193 points in the past two games. By comparison, Virginia scored 41 on Wednesday night (combined 97 over past two games).

Injuries or no, both teams will be playing hard today. A sweep of Virginia Tech would be awesome for Virginia fans. Six of the past seven games have been decided by seven points or less.

Hokies' Jeff Allen has earned a double-double for six straight games now. Hokies have three guys averaging in double-digit scoring.

Malcolm Delaney has over 2,000 career points. So yes, he is dangerous.

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