Monday, February 16, 2009

WAHOOS UPSET RANKED CLEMSON BUT STUDENTS CLEARLY DON’T GIVE A RAT’S YOU-KNOW-WHAT

VIRGINIA 85, No. 11 CLEMSON 81 OT – Dr. A.G. Wahoo sent us this photo from yesterday’s UVA v. Clemson game at JPJA in C’ville. He suggested that AD Craig Littlepage would send the alums an email apologizing for student apathy and claiming it is the fault of the Admissions Department for not recruiting better fans…

Look at the picture.

Who could blame him!

This is particularly disappointing as the Hoos were honoring their best player in recent years – Sean Singletary – at the game.

Student section vacancies aside, the Wahoos (8-13, 2-8 ACC) put together their best effort of year and upset the No. 11 ranked Tigers in overtime. Clemson had three shots (two from point-blank range) at the buzzer in regulation to win, but all three missed and the Hoos took over in overtime.

Sylven Landesberg tied the game on a driving basket with 13.4 seconds left in regulation and added six of his 23 points in overtime. The win ended a UVA’s eight-game losing streak on the day Sean Singletary's No. 44 jersey was hung from the rafters.

Fittingly, Landesberg played all 45 minutes, becoming the first Virginia player to play an entire game since Singletary did in a 65-60 victory over Virginia Tech in 2005.

Terrence Oglesby had 17 points, including five 3-pointers, for the Tigers (20-4, 6-4), but his leaning attempt with about 8 seconds left was well off the mark.

Mike Scott added 18 points, 15 after halftime, and Jeff Jones scored 12 for Virginia.

The Tigers got 16 points from Trevor Booker and 15 from K.C. Rivers, but they could not sustain the efficiency they brought out of the locker room at halftime.

UVA students were going to storm the court after the game, but a rumor circulated about a local watering hole doing quarter beers after a home victory for the first 100 attendees…

Hey, it’s a solution.

(AP Photos/Steve Helber and Harkaway Worldwide Media, Inc.)

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