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Virginia hosts N.C. State: Game Thread

What: Virginia Cavaliers (14-14, 5-9 ACC) vs. N.C. State Wolfpack (15-13, 5-9 ACC)

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Place: John Paul Jones Arena
TV: Regional Sports Networks
Radio: Virginia Sports Radio Network

Spread: Vegas: Virginia -1.5; Pomeroy: Virginia wins by 1
Last Meeting: February 3, 2010; Virginia 59, NC State 47
Last Time Out: NC State 79, Georgia Tech 74
Series: Virginia 56; NC State 80

NC State has never won at John Paul Jones Arena in three tries. That's all the preview you need. Done and done. Book it.

NC State's Probable Starters

CJ Leslie Fr. 11.4 ppg 7.3 rpg 1.4 bpg
Scott Wood So. 10.0 ppg 2.7 rpg 1.5 apg
Tracy Smith Sr.
14.7 ppg
5.7 rpg 0.9 apg
Lorenzo Brown Fr.
9.5 ppg 3.6 rpg 3.9 apg
Ryan Harrow Fr. 9.8 ppg 1.8 rpg 3.5 apg

On the one hand, you have Mustapha Farrakhan, an emotional leader on the court who's having the best season of his life. On the other hand, you have Will Sherrill, who started his career at Virginia as a walk-on, earned a scholarship, and was named a captain his senior year. To finish out his senior year, he led the Cavaliers to an improbable ACC Tournament title followed by an NCAA March Madness run that left the nation speechless. He would go on to be named Wonderful Will (because that adjective hasn't been used at Virginia yet, right?). Please note that at least part of this history has not yet been written.

Here's a quick preview from earlier this afternoon.

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