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John Paul Jones Arena, or JPJ, opened for the 2006–2007 NCAA Division I basketball season and is located at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. It has seating for 14,593 fans, nearly twice the capacity of 8,457 at Virginia's previous facility, University Hall. - Source: Wikipedia
Roy Devyn Marble scored 24 points and Iowa ended Virginia's 19-game home winning streak with a 75-64 victory in the NIT quarterfinals Wednesday night, earning the Hawkeyes a trip to Madison Square Garden.
With three games remaining in the regular season, Virginia finds itself in solid position to make the NCAA tournament.The Cavaliers can't coast, though, with all three games promising to be intense. Saturday afternoon is the biggest challenge of the bunch, with North Carolina paying a visit to John Paul Jones Arena.
The three priorities were talked about endlessly and probably scrawled on a locker room dry-erase board for emphasis, as is usually the case for the Maryland basketball team. And then Saturday's loss to Virginia happened.
The last of Maryland's recruited scholarship players departed with more than three minutes remaining Saturday, a merciful reprieve from the final stages of a miserable half.
Virginia defensive coordinator Jim Reid had a piece of advice for the 25 players who sent faxes in Wednesday.
Virginia's defense owns a well-earned reputation for extending possessions and generally making life miserable for opponents. It certainly doesn't need much help.
The football team at the University of Virginia is reeling from a third consecutive losing season. The men's basketball team is coping with a gut-wrenching defeat that kept it out of the NCAA tournament for the fourth straight year. Scott Stadium is losing fans by the thousands. And perhaps scariest of all, many Virginia fans are running out of patience.