WRITTEN BY NICOLAS FERNANDES
The St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers men’s basketball team (0-1) will take on the (1-0) Virginia Cavaliers on the road Tuesday night, a team that faced the top-seeded Syracuse Orange in the NCAA Tournament last season.
The Terriers started the season Sunday by visiting the North Carolina State Wolfpack. Redshirt sophomore Glenn Sanabria, senior guard Yunus Hopkinson and freshman guard Rasheem Dunn fought hard for points, but the men could not keep up with the home team.
Sanabria recorded a game-high 14 points in his return to the court after suffering an injury last year. Hopkinson added another 13 points and Dunn scored 12 in the first game of his collegiate career.
Wolfpack’s Torin Dorn recorded 21 points, while his teammate Ted Kapita contributed 17, resulting in an 86-61 victory over the Terriers.
The Terriers’ next opponent opened their season Sunday with a 76-51 defeat over the UNC Greensboro Spartans.
Junior guard Marial Shayok and Redshirt junior guard Darius Thompson led the win. Shayok scored 15 points and Thompson added 12.
Senior guard London Perrantes and junior forward Isaiah Wilkins recorded another ten points each.
In the 2015-2016 season, the Terriers were (15-17, 11-7 NEC) and the Cavaliers finished (29-8, 13-5 ACC) after making it to the fourth round of the NCAA Tournament and falling to Syracuse by six points.
The Terriers dropped their NEC Quarterfinals game 60-51 to the Mount St. Mary’s Maryland Mountaineers.
The Terriers and Cavaliers will tip of in the University’s of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena at 7 pm.