Florida State vs. Virginia Tech: Full Game Preview

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Florida State vs. Virginia Tech: Full Game Preview
Florida State
(14-12, 5-5 away)
Virginia Tech
(11-15, 9-8 home)
Venue: Cassell Coliseum
6:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT, February 24, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Florida State M Snaer 14.2 T Shannon 6.3 M Snaer 2.5
Virginia Tech E Green 25.2 C Raines 6.7 E Green 4.0

On Sunday, Virginia Tech plays host to Florida State at Cassell Coliseum. It gets started at 6 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN U. The Hokies are 2-5 against the Seminoles over the last four years. They fell 48-47 on Feb. 16, 2012, the last time they met.

Virginia Tech is in 12th place in the ACC, Florida State is in seventh place.

In spite of 22 points from Erick Green, the Hokies came up short 88-56 against Duke on Feb. 21. He contributes a team-leading 25.2 points per game, 4 assists per game, and 1.3 steals per game. For the Seminoles, Michael Snaer finished with 20 points in the 84-66 loss to NC State on Feb. 19. With 14.2 points per game and 2.5 assists per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Florida State StatSmack

  • The Virginia Tech assist leader (Erick Green, 105 assists) has more assists than the Florida State assist leader (Michael Snaer, 62 assists).
  • The Virginia Tech steals leader (Erick Green, 35 steals) has more steals than the Florida State steals leader (Okaro White, 28 steals).
  • Erick Green is ranked 1st nationally in points, 8th in the ACC in three-pointers, 5th in the ACC in assists, and 7th in the ACC in steals.
  • Virginia Tech attacks the glass, with more rebounds (37.0 per game vs. 30.8 per game) than Florida State this season.
  • Virginia Tech is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Virginia Tech is 208 lbs compared to 201 lbs for Florida State.
  • The Virginia Tech scoring leader (Erick Green, 655 points) has more points than the Florida State scoring leader (Michael Snaer, 355 points).
  • Virginia Tech has an average margin of victory of 7 over Florida State in 14 wins since 1980.
  • Virginia Tech players are more experienced than Florida State players (11,257 minutes played vs. 11,023 minutes played).
  • The Virginia Tech rebounding leader (Cadarian Raines, 175 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Florida State rebounding leader (Okaro White, 150 rebounds).
FSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Michael Snaer 31 14 5 2 1 0 3
B- Okaro White 28 12 6 1 1 1 1
C T. Shannon 22 9 6 1 1 1 3
C Aaron Thomas 18 6 2 1 1 0 1
C- Devon Bookert 19 5 1 2 1 0 1
C- Ian Miller 20 6 2 2 1 0 2
C- Kiel Turpin 15 5 3 0 1 1 1
C- T. Whisnant II 19 6 1 1 1 0 0
D+ Montay Brandon 20 4 2 2 0 0 2
D B. Bojanovsky 11 3 2 0 0 1 1
D R. Gilchrist 9 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Michael Ojo 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Joey Moreau 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
D R. Portuondo 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
VT Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Erick Green 36 25 4 4 1 0 2
C+ Jarell Eddie 30 13 6 1 0 1 2
C Cadarian Raines 25 7 7 1 0 1 1
C Robert Brown 29 9 3 2 1 0 2
C- Marshall Wood 17 4 4 1 0 0 1
C- C.J. Barksdale 21 5 5 1 0 1 1
D+ J. van Zegeren 15 4 3 0 0 1 1
D Marquis Rankin 19 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Christian Beyer 10 2 3 0 0 0 0
D Will Johnston 12 3 0 0 0 0 0
D- Joey Racer 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Marcus Patrick 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Greg Donlon 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
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