Bad joke aside, Virginia's basketball campaign has gotten off on the wrong foot.Senior guard and returning starter Jontel Evans underwent surgery on his right foot Tuesday and will miss six weeks, the school announced on Tuesday.Evans began suffering pain last week during workouts, leading to the revalation ofa stress fracture and the decision to undergo surgery.The 5-foot-11 guard started all 32 games for the Cavaliers during last season's NCAA Tournament appearing season, averaging 7.3 points and 3.9 assists. The ACC All-Defensive team member also led Virginia with 50 steals. If the timetable for recovery proves accurate, Evans would only miss two games. The Cavaliers open the2012-13 season on Nov. 9 at George Masonand host Fairfield on Nov. 12 inthe NIT Season Tip-Off.
Winners of two straight, Richmond plays host to Oral Roberts to try and get a third consecutive victory.
The Golden Eagles, on the other hand, have lost three in a row and will be looking to get back to winning ways when they visit the Robins Center in Richmond, Va. on Saturday, Dec. 15.
Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m ET and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington Plus.
Oral Roberts at Richmond How to Watch
What: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles at Richmond Spiders
Where: Robins Center, Richmond, Va.
When: 4 p.m. ET
TV Channel: NBC Sports Washington Plus (Channel Finder)
Oral Roberts at Richmond Preview
Conference: Summit League (Oral Roberts), A-10 (Richmond)
Record: 3-9 (Oral Roberts), 4-5 (Richmond)
Last Game: 80-64 loss at Missouri 12/7 (Oral Roberts), 82-47 win vs. Coppin State, 12/5 (Richmond)
Leading Scorers: Emmanuel Nzekwesi, 15.1 ppg (Oral Roberts), Grant Golden, 19.9 ppg (Richmond)
Kent State, who has only lost one game this year to Liberty in early November, looks to add another win in Louisville Saturday vs. the Cardinals.
The Golden Flashes take on the Cardinals on their home court Saturday, December 15.
Tip-off is set for 4:00 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington Plus.
LOUISVILLE VS. KENT STATE: HOW TO WATCH
What: Kent State Golden Flashes at Louisville Cardinals
Where: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY
When: Saturday, December 15 at 4:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: NBC Sports Washington Plus
LOUISVILLE VS. KENT STATE GAME PREVIEW:
Conference: Mid-American East (Kent State), ACC (Louisville)
Record: 8-1 (Kent State), 7-3 (Louisville)
Last Game: W, 83-76 vs. Wright State, 12-8-18 (Kent State), W, 72-68 vs. Lipscomb, 12-12-18 (Louisville)
Leading Scorers: Jaylin Walker, 24.5ppg (Kent State), Jordan Nwora, 18.2ppg (Louisville)