- The Washington Times - Sunday, December 29, 2002


Seen and heard yesterday at University Hall in Charlottesville:
ONE STAR TO ANOTHER The much-anticipated matchup between Georgetown power forward Mike Sweetney and Virginia's sensational low-block banger Travis Watson never really materialized. Just a handful of possessions in the second half featured the two future NBAers going head-to-head. However, it was a Watson baseline move that fouled Sweetney out of the game. The 6-foot-7 Watson decided to take the baseline from the right wing late in the game and Sweetney was called for a push on Watson in an attempt to keep Watson from turning the corner and encouraging Virginia's star to pull up for a jumper instead of taking it strong to the basket.
NEW ROAD UNIS The Hoyas broke out intimidating new uniforms for their first road game of the season. Georgetown wore all black uniforms with royal blue trim and white lettering. On the shorts, there is a worn-looking Georgetown logo on the outside of each thigh highlighted smartly by the bold blue trim.
NO BAND, CHEERLEADERS, MOUNTAINEERS The loudest ovation during the first half occurred when University Hall's public address announcer gave the final score of Virginia's 48-22 victory over West Virginia in the Continental Tire Bowl. University Hall lacked its normal great atmosphere because the student band and half the cheerleaders were with the football team in Charlotte, N.C., and the students were off for Christmas break. Virginia managed to assemble a 10-member cheerleading squad for the basketball game.
Ken Wright

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