Men's Basketball vs No. 19 Mary Washington Preview

Men's Basketball vs No. 19 Mary Washington Preview

Game Information

Southern Virginia University (6-14) vs. No. 15 University of Mary Washington (18-5, 11-4 CAC)

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
Start Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Knight Sports Arena (Buena Vista, Va.)
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Last Meeting

The last meeting between the two squads occurred on January 23 with Mary Washington taking a commanding 113-79 victory over Southern Virginia. In that game, the Eagles made a school-record 23 three-pointers while shooting 51 percent from the field. Mary Washington averages 74 ppg, but jumped out to a 69-38 halftime lead while forcing the Knights into 17 first half turnovers and 31 turnovers for the game.  Ben Canevari paced Southern Virginia with 20 points to go along with five rebounds. All five starters recorded double figures for Mary Washington.

About the Knights

In its final regular season home game, Southern Virginia is looking to avenge its previous loss to the Eagles.  The Knights are 2-1 in their last three games; after beating Penn-State Harrisburg and Frostburg State, Southern Virginia dropped its most recent contest to St. Mary's on the road.

The Knights' scoring attack is led by three players averaging double figures, with junior guard Preston Eaton leading all scorers at 16.2 ppg. Eaton is also averaging nearly 4.6 rebounds and two assists per game.

Junior guard Chris Baker and junior forward Wesley Evans are contributing 13.2 and 10.3 ppg, respectively. Evans leads all Southern Virginia rebounders at nearly seven rebounds per game.

The Knights average 69.7 ppg while shooting 41.7 percent from the floor.

About the Eagles

Mary Washington is currently on a surprising three-game skid, dropping its last three contests to Salisbury, Christopher Newport and Wesley.

The Eagles' scoring attack is led by CAC scoring leader Bradley Reister at 18.2 ppg. Three other players average double figures in Dylan Farinet (13.7 ppg), Taylor Johnson (13.4 ppg) and Dajon Daniel (10.7 ppg).

Mary Washington is currently second in the CAC standings and is ranked No. 19 in the nation.