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

On Saturday, Florida State heads to John Paul Jones Arena to take on Virginia. It starts at 4:00 EST and you can catch it on ACC Network. The Seminoles are 6-0 against the Cavaliers over the last four years. The last time they met (3/1/2012) they won 63-60.

Florida State is in 4th place in the ACC, Virginia is in 8th place.

In their last game, Okaro White put up 15 points and 6 rebounds in the Seminoles 77-72 loss to North Carolina on January 12th. He is averaging 13.4 points per game while also contributing a team-high 1.4 blocks per game. For the Cavaliers, Joe Harris finished with 14 points and 5 rebounds in the 59-44 loss to Clemson on January 12th. He leads the team with 15.1 points per game. Virginia will hope to exploit their strength in defensive rebounding percentage in this matchup. Their mark of 73.4 in this area ranks 1st in the conference and 21st in the country.

Virginia StatSmack

  • Florida State takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Virginia (4 vs 2).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Florida State has come back to win after being down at half against Virginia 4 times since 1998.
  • You get an A for effort, but Florida State has emerged victorious against Virginia the last 7 times they've played.
  • Florida State has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Virginia ($15,415 vs $20,647).
  • Florida State has a more potent offense, scoring more points (74.0 per game vs 64.8 per game) than Virginia this season.
  • The Florida State steals leader (Terrance Shannon) has more steals than the Virginia steals leader (Akil Mitchell).
  • Terrance Shannon is ranked 9th in the ACC in steals.
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Florida State has had more players drafted by the NBA than Virginia (9 vs 1).
  • Michael Snaer is ranked 9th in the ACC in points and 8th in the ACC in three-pointers.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Florida State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (946 to 939) than Virginia, per the NCAA.
  • Florida State has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Virginia ($29,953 vs $43,593).
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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