Florida State vs. Virginia: Full Game Preview

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Florida State vs. Virginia: Full Game Preview
Florida State
(10-6, 4-1 away)
Virginia
(11-5, 10-1 home)
Venue: John Paul Jones Arena
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Florida State M Snaer 15.1 T Shannon 6.5 M Snaer 2.6
Virginia J Harris 15.1 A Mitchell 9.3 J Evans 3.3

Virginia welcomes Florida State to John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday. Tip-off is at 4:00 EST and you can catch it on ACC Network. The Cavaliers are 0-6 against the Seminoles over the last four years. They lost 63-60 the last time they played (3/1/2012).

Virginia is 8th in the ACC and Florida State is in 4th. Both teams continue to jockey for position.

The Cavaliers were defeated by Clemson 59-44 on January 12th despite 14 points and 5 rebounds from Joe Harris. He leads the team with 15.1 points per game. The Seminoles were defeated by North Carolina 77-72 on January 12th despite 15 points and 6 rebounds from Okaro White. He averages 13.4 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.4 blocks per game.

Florida State StatSmack

  • Joe Harris is ranked 4th in the ACC in points and 3rd in the ACC in three-pointers.
  • Darion Atkins is ranked 6th in the ACC in blocks.
  • Virginia does a better job contesting shots (35.3% allowed vs 40.6% allowed) than Florida State this season.
  • Virginia is better at defending the three (28.9% allowed vs 32.8% allowed) than Florida State this season.
  • Akil Mitchell is ranked 36th nationally in rebounds.
  • Virginia has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (32% vs 61%).
  • The Virginia three-point leader (Joe Harris) has more three-pointers than the Florida State three-point leader (Michael Snaer).
  • Virginia has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Florida State according to Kiplinger (85% vs 47%).
  • Virginia has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than Florida State (#5 vs #39).
  • Virginia has a better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (0.551 to 0.548).
FSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Okaro White 28 13 6 1 1 1 2
B- Michael Snaer 31 15 5 3 1 0 3
C T. Shannon 22 9 6 1 1 1 2
C Aaron Thomas 16 7 3 1 1 0 1
C T. Whisnant II 21 7 2 1 1 0 0
C- Devon Bookert 19 5 2 2 1 0 2
C- Ian Miller 21 6 2 2 1 0 1
C- Montay Brandon 21 6 2 2 0 0 2
D+ Kiel Turpin 13 4 2 1 1 1 1
D B. Bojanovsky 11 2 2 0 0 1 1
D Joey Moreau 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
D R. Gilchrist 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
D R. Portuondo 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
D Michael Ojo 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
UVA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Akil Mitchell 29 12 9 2 1 0 2
B Joe Harris 30 15 4 2 1 0 2
C Darion Atkins 22 7 4 1 1 2 1
C Justin Anderson 20 5 3 2 1 1 1
C Evan Nolte 21 7 2 1 1 0 1
C- Mike Tobey 13 6 2 0 0 1 1
C- Teven Jones 22 4 1 2 1 0 2
C- Jontel Evans 20 3 2 3 1 0 2
C- Paul Jesperson 25 4 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Caid Kirven 2 0 1 0 0 0 1
D Taylor Barnette 14 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Thomas Rogers 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Doug Browman 8 0 1 1 0 0 1
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