2007–08 Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball team

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2007–08 Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball
Virginia Athletics wordmark.svg
CBI, #1 Seed, East Region, Semifinal (Loss, #4 Butler)
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
2007–08 record 17–16 (5–11 ACC)
Head coach Dave Leitao (3rd season)
Assistant coach Bill Courtney (3rd season)
Assistant coach Steve Seymour (3rd season)
Assistant coach Drew Diener (1st season)
Home arena John Paul Jones Arena
Seasons
2007–08 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 North Carolina 14 2   .875     36 3   .923
#9 Duke 13 3   .813     28 6   .824
#22 Clemson 10 6   .625     24 10   .706
Virginia Tech 9 7   .563     21 14   .600
Miami (FL) 8 8   .500     23 11   .676
Maryland 8 8   .500     19 15   .559
Georgia Tech 7 9   .438     15 17   .469
Wake Forest 7 9   .438     17 13   .567
Florida State 7 9   .438     19 15   .559
Virginia 5 11   .313     17 16   .515
Boston College 4 12   .250     14 17   .452
North Carolina State 4 12   .250     15 16   .484
† ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007–08 Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball team is an NCAA Division I college basketball team competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Cavaliers sought to continue their 2006–07 season success in which they finished tied for first place in the conference with North Carolina (see 2006–07 Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball season).

The Cavaliers were picked to finish 5th place for the 2007–2008 season in the ACC Preseason Poll.[1] Senior Sean Singletary was named to the five-member preseason All-ACC team.[1]

Players[edit]

Roster[edit]

2007–08 Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 1 Jones, JeffJeff Jones 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Fr Monsignor Bonner Chester, Pa.
G 2 Farrakhan, Jr., MustaphaMustapha Farrakhan, Jr. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Thornton Township Harvey, Ill.
G 4 Baker, CalvinCalvin Baker 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS So Woodside/William & Mary Newport News, VA
F 11 Mikalauskas, LaurynasLaurynas Mikalauskas 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Jr Blue Ridge School Palanga, Lithuania
F 12 Tucker, JamilJamil Tucker 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So West Side Gary, IN
G 13 Zeglinski, SammySammy Zeglinski 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr William Penn Charter School Philadelphia, Pa.
C 21 Soroye, TunjiTunji Soroye 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Sr Montrose Christian Dugbe Ibadan, Nigeria
F 22 Sherrill, WillWill Sherrill 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 208 lb (94 kg) Fr Phillips Academy Andover New York, N.Y.
G/F 24 Diane, MamadiMamadi Diane 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 197 lb (89 kg) Jr DeMatha Catholic Potomac, MD
F 30 Joseph, AdrianAdrian Joseph (C) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Brewster Academy San Fernando, Trinidad
F 31 Burns, AndyAndy Burns 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 202 lb (92 kg) So Bishop Ireton Alexandria, VA
F 32 Scott, MikeMike Scott 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Deep Creek/Hargrave Military Chesapeake, Va.
F/C 34 Pettinella, RyanRyan Pettinella 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 238 lb (108 kg) Sr McQuaid Jesuit Webster, NY
G/F 43 Harris, WillWill Harris 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Brewster Academy Corona, NY
G 44 Singletary, SeanSean Singletary (C) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr William Penn Charter School Philadelphia, PA
G/F 45 Tat, SolomonSolomon Tat 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Community Christian School Jos Plateau, Nigeria
F/C 55 Meyinsse, JeromeJerome Meyinsse 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So McKinley Baton Rouge, LA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 12 December 2014

Recruits[edit]

The Virginia Cavalier 2007 recruiting class consisted of 4 signed players. The class is headlined by consensus four star shooting guard, Jeff Jones.

Watch list[edit]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
Nov. 11*
2:00 PM
Vermont W 90–72  1–0 (0–0 ACC)
John Paul Jones Arena (11,893)
Charlottesville, VA
Nov. 14*
7:00 PM
Howard W 92–53  2–0 (0–0)
John Paul Jones Arena (11,162)
Charlottesville, VA
Nov. 17*
10:30 PM, FSN
at No. 17 Arizona W 75–72  3–0 (0–0)
McKale Center (14,602)
Tucson, AZ
Nov. 20*
8:00 PM, CN8
No. 23 Drexel
Philly Classic
W 72–58  4–0 (0–0)
John Paul Jones Arena (10,975)
Charlottesville, VA
Nov. 23*
9:00 PM, CN8
No. 23 vs. Pennsylvania
Philly Classic
W 100–85  5–0 (0–0)
The Palestra (3,116)
Philadelphia, PA
Nov. 24*
9:00 PM, CN8
No. 23 vs. Seton Hall
Philly Classic
L 74–60  5–1 (0–0)
The Palestra (3,871)
Philadelphia, PA
Nov. 27*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
Northwestern
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 94–52  6–1 (0–0)
John Paul Jones Arena (12,609)
Charlottesville, VA
Dec. 5*
7:30 PM, ESPN2
Syracuse L 70–68  6–2 (0–0)
John Paul Jones Arena (13,603 )
Charlottesville, VA
Dec. 7*
7:00 PM
Longwood W 76–57  7–2 (0–0)
John Paul Jones Arena (11,366)
Charlottesville, VA
Dec. 19*
7:00 PM
Hampton W 79–65  8–2 (0–0)
John Paul Jones Arena (10,516)
Charlottesville, VA
Dec. 22*
2:00 PM, CSN
Elon W 91–61  9–2 (0–0)
John Paul Jones Arena (11,626)
Charlottesville, VA
Dec. 30*
3:00 PM
Hartford W 78–70  10–2 (0–0)
John Paul Jones Arena (11,647)
Charlottesville, VA
Jan. 3*
9:00 PM, CSTV
at Xavier L 108–70  10–3 (0–0)
Cintas Center (10,073)
Cincinnati, OH
Conference regular season
Jan. 13
8:00 PM, FSN
at No. 7 Duke L 65–87  10–4 (0–1)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Jan. 16
7:00 PM, ESPNU
Virginia Tech L 70–69  10–5 (0–2)
John Paul Jones Arena (14,433)
Charlottesville, VA
Jan. 19
8:00 PM, RLF
Boston College W 84–66  11–5 (1–2)
John Paul Jones Arena (14,039)
Charlottesville, VA
Jan. 23
7:00 PM
at Florida State L 69–66  11–6 (1–3)
Donald L. Tucker Center (7,314)
Tallahassee, FL
Jan. 27
4:30 PM, FSN
Georgia Tech L 92–82 OT 11–7 (1–4)
John Paul Jones Arena (14,138)
Charlottesville, VA
Jan. 30
7:00 PM, ESPN
at Maryland L 75–95  11–8 (1–5)
Comcast Center (17,950)
College Park, MD
Feb. 2
1:00 PM, RLF
at Virginia Tech L 65–72 OT 11–9 (1–6)
Cassell Coliseum (9,847)
Blacksburg, VA
Feb. 7
7:00 PM, ESPN2
Clemson L 51–82  11–10 (1–7)
John Paul Jones Arena (13,929)
Charlottesville, VA
Feb. 9
3:30 PM, ABC
at Wake Forest L 64-80  11–11 (1–8)
LJVM Coliseum (14,179)
Winston-Salem, NC
Feb. 12
8:00 PM, ESPN2/RLF
No. 5 North Carolina L 74–75  11–12 (1–9)
John Paul Jones Arena (13,765)
Charlottesville, VA
Feb. 17
1:00 PM, RLF
at Boston College W 79–74  12–12 (2–9)
Silvio O. Conte Forum (7,154)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Feb. 24
4:30 PM, FSN
NC State W 78–60  13–12 (3–9)
John Paul Jones Arena (13,630)
Charlottesville, VA
Mar. 1
2:00 PM, RLF
at Miami L 93–95  13–13 (3–10)
BankUnited Center (6,128)
Coral Gables, FL
Mar. 3[9]
7:00 PM, RSN
Georgia Tech W 76–74  14–13 (4–10)
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (9,191)
Atlanta, GA
Mar. 5
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 6 Duke L 70–86  14–14 (4–11)
John Paul Jones Arena (14,273)
Charlottesville, VA
Mar. 9
7:30 PM, FSN
Maryland W 91–76  15–14 (5–11)
John Paul Jones Arena (14,154)
Charlottesville, VA
ACC Tournament
Mar. 13
7:00 PM, ESPN
vs. Georgia Tech
ACC Tournament
L 76–94  15–15 (5–11)
Charlotte Bobcats Arena (20,035)
Charlotte, NC
College Basketball Invitational
Mar. 18*
7:00 PM, FCS
Richmond
CBI First Round
W 66–64  16–15 (5–11)
John Paul Jones Arena (4,022)
Charlottesville, VA
Mar. 24*
7:00 PM, FCS
Old Dominion
CBI Quarterfinals
W 80–76  17–15 (5–11)
John Paul Jones Arena (6,460)
Charlottesville, VA
Mar. 26*
7:00 PM, FCS
Bradley
CBI Semifinals
L 85–96  17–16 (5–11)
John Paul Jones Arena (14,593)
Charlottesville, VA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Associated Press Poll prior to game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "North Carolina Favored in 2007–08 Pre-Season Poll by ACC Media" (Press release). theACC.com. 2007-10-21. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  2. ^ "Preseason All-Americans: Keeping it real". CBS Sportsline. 2007-10-25. Archived from the original on 18 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-16. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Sean Singletary Named To Preseason All-America Team". VirginiaSports.com. 2007-11-01. Retrieved 2007-11-02. 
  4. ^ "2007–08 Preseason All-America Team" (Press release). Collegehoops.net. 2007-09-28. Archived from the original on 16 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  5. ^ "2007–08 Preseason All-America Team" (Press release). CollegeInsider.com. 2007-11-01. Archived from the original on 4 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-02. 
  6. ^ "Wooden Award Preseason" (Press release). The Los Angeles Athletic Club. 2007-10-25. Archived from the original on 31 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  7. ^ "Naismith Trophy Names Preseason Watch List" (Press release). Atlanta Tipoff Club. 2007-10-25. Archived from the original on 31 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-02. 
  8. ^ "Top Candidates to Watch" (Press release). The Hartford. 2007-11-02. Archived from the original on 11 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-02. 
  9. ^ This game was originally scheduled for February 21st, but was postponed due to a leak in the roof of Alexander Coliseum.