Virginia Cools Off After Hot ACC Start      

         After taking the ACC by surprise and starting off 3-0 in conference play and beating the likes of former-#18 Georgia Tech and then-#23 Miami (FL), the Cavaliers have cooled off, losing their last two conference games. These wins were a part of a seven game-winning streak UVA had put together, but they couldn't capitalize against Wake Forest on the road or rival, Virginia Tech at home. Forward Mike Scott and Guard Sylven Landesberg continue to be a dangerous inside-outside combination as they have over the past two years, but there isn't much other help on the roster; Sophomore Sammy Zeglinski has chipped in, but at other times, he disappears. Three of his nine points tonight against the Hokies of Virginia Tech came on a desperation 25-foot shot as time expired, sending the game into overtime. Aside from that shot, Zeglinski was 1-6 from the field, all 3-point attempts. Against Wake Forest, he was 0-5 with just one point. With an upcoming game in Chapel Hill and then home rematches against NC State and Wake Forest, the Cavs could easily slide to 3-5 in the ACC after that 3-0 start. They'll need a step up in their production to avoid that slide.

By Corey Ruff - President - 1-28-10