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An overture to illumination

When the players arrived at John Paul Jones Arena at 10 a.m. March 6 before the 1:30 tip-off of Virginia's regular season finale, they were informed that a season that could not have gone further south had indeed plummeted to a deeper, darker cellar: Second Team All-ACC selection Sylven Landesberg had been suspended for the rest of the season. Not by Athletic Director Craig Littlepage, nor by University student-athlete watchdogs.


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Cavs aim to top surging Maryland in season

The snow in Charlottesville may be melting, but the Virginia men's basketball team remains ice cold after a 68-55 loss at Boston College Wednesday stretched its losing streak to a dismal eight games. The Cavaliers (14-14, 5-10 ACC) will hope to turn things around this weekend as they face a Maryland team that throttled Virginia 85-66 at College Park, Md.


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Virginia loses eighth straight game

Despite a surprise starting appearance from sophomore guard Sylven Landesberg, the Virginia men's basketball team lost 68-55 yesterday night against Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Earlier this week, coach Tony Bennett said Landesberg had not practiced because of a bruised thigh, which kept him out of Sunday's home loss to Duke.


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Basketball falls to Clemson in lopsided defeat on road

After enduring a disappointing 19-point home loss to Florida State last Wednesday, coach Tony Bennett joked afterward that at least Virginia reached the 50-point mark with freshman guard Tristan Spurlock's basket during the game's final seconds. But against Clemson Saturday, Bennett could find no such silver lining, as the Cavaliers fell by an even wider margin, 72-49.


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Weather delays men

The men's basketball game originally scheduled against the Terrapins tonight at the Comcast Center in College Park, Md., has been postponed to Monday because of inclement weather conditions. The University of Maryland's campus has been closed since Friday as a result of last weekend's winter storm. Though the Terrapins played against North Carolina at home last Sunday, the anticipated foot of snow tonight in the Washington, D.C., area would make it "impossible" to clear the roads and parking lots in time for the game tonight, according to University officials. Before heading to College Park next Monday, Virginia will take on in-state rival Virginia Tech in Blacksburg Saturday. -compiled by Andrew Seidman


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Virginia hosts Deacons Saturday in rematch of January loss

Aiming to avenge a one-sided Jan. 23 defeat in Winston-Salem, the Virginia men's basketball team plays host to Wake Forest tomorrow at the John Paul Jones Arena. The Demon Deacons (15-5, 5-3 ACC) handed the Cavaliers (14-6, 5-2 ACC) their first ACC loss of the season with the 69-57 result, and ended an eight-game Virginia win streak. Sophomore guard Sylven Landesberg outscored the rest of Virginia's starting five in the contest, contributing 18 of the starters' 32 points.