Wednesday, November 26, 2008

VIRGINIA FIRES GROH, CANCELS 2008-09 HOOPS SEASON

Liberty (Falwells, 14,438 students, Lynchburg, VA) 86, VIRGINIA 82

OK, that would be the best case scenario after a young and injured Wahoo hoop squad took it on the chin to in-state non-rival, the Liberty University Falwells.

Named after thier founder, the late Jerry Falwell, the Falwells represent fast-growing Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. The religous college is full of nice, clean-cut future hard-core right-wing Republicans who are learning at an early age that Virginia politics is all about where you stand on "guns and fetuses."

And, they are also learning a thing or two about NCAA sports. There football team was 10-2, and recently snubbed by the NCAA selection committee after beating 12th ranked Elon in their pigskin finale. Oh yeah, and they really are the Flames, not the Falwells. Our bad.

A couple of kids named Kyle Ohman and Seth Curry (above) scored 26 points each to lead Liberty, and Anthony Smith added 21 points for to further doom the Hoos.

Sammy Zeglinski (l) led the Cavaliers (3-1) with 24 points, and Sylven Landesberg added 17. Mike Scott finished with a game-high 17 rebounds in the loss.

Liberty outshot Virginia from the field with a 56.6 percent (30 of 53) mark compared to 46.6 percent output for the Cavaliers. The Flames hit 16-of-23 shots from the field in the second half to help them hold off Virginia, which they led 35-32 at the half.

Each team knocked down 13 3-pointers in the game.

Clearly the magic that was the JPJA - The New Hotness is long gone...

(Photos by Jim Daves/UVa Media Relations and Liberty Sports)

1 comment:

  1. That "kid" named Curry was arguably the best and most talented player on the floor. Too bad Leitao had no interest.

    And for the record, the Flames were snubbed by the NCAA selection committee in favor of an 8-4 team that being no ranked teams and only beat two teams with a winning record. Liberty beat 12th-ranked Elon in their season finale.

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