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Men's Basketball: Landesberg named ACC player of the week

The headline says it all. The ACC named Sylven Landesberg player of the week for the second time this season. Sunday's win over North Carolina was a big reason. Here's the school's release:

Virginia sophomore guard Sylven Landesberg was named the Atlantic Coast Conference’s men’s basketball Player of the Week on Monday (Feb. 1) for his play in Virginia’s games with Virginia Tech and North Carolina last week. It’s the second time this season Landesberg has earned the award.

The 6-6 Landesberg, who is from Flushing, N.Y., scored 47 points and had nine rebounds in the two games. He shot 55.9 percent (19-34) from the field, including 33.3 percent (2-6) from three-point range, and 70 percent (7-10) from the free-throw line. He also had seven assists, three steals and one blocked shot in 71 minutes of playing time in the two games.

In the Cavaliers’ 76-71 overtime loss at home to Virginia Tech on Jan. 28, Landesberg scored 18 points and had four rebounds. He also had five assists and one steal in 37 minutes of action.

In Virginia’s 75-60 win at North Carolina on Jan. 31, Landesberg scored a game-high 29 points and had five rebounds. He also had two assists, two steals and one blocked shot in 34 minutes of playing time.

By Zach Berman  |  February 1, 2010; 6:39 PM ET
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