Virginia vs. Florida State: Full Game Preview

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Virginia vs. Florida State: Full Game Preview
Virginia
(20-9, 3-8 away)
Florida State
(15-14, 10-7 home)
Venue: Donald L. Tucker Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, March 07, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Virginia J Harris 17.2 A Mitchell 8.8 J Evans 5.1
Florida State M Snaer 14.4 O White 6.0 M Snaer 2.5

On Thursday, Virginia visits Donald L. Tucker Center to take on Florida State. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. EST and it can be seen on ESPN 2. The Cavaliers defeated the Seminoles 56-36 on Jan. 19 and are 1-6 against them over the past four years.

Florida State is in seventh place in the ACC and Virginia is in fourth place.

In spite of 16 points and eight rebounds from Akil Mitchell, the Cavaliers came up short 53-52 against Boston College on Mar. 3. He tallies 12.9 points per game in addition to a team-best 8.8 rebounds per game. For the Seminoles, Devon Bookert finished with 10 points and eight rebounds in the 79-58 loss to North Carolina on Mar. 3. He contributes 2.4 assists per game in addition to his 5.8 points per game.

Florida State StatSmack

  • Virginia has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (32 percent vs. 61 percent).
  • The Virginia rebounding leader (Akil Mitchell, 255 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Florida State rebounding leader (Okaro White, 173 rebounds).
  • Joe Harris is ranked 2nd in the ACC in points and 4th in the ACC in three-pointers.
  • Virginia is a better three-point shooting team (40.3 percent vs. 34.9 percent) than Florida State this season.
  • Virginia players are more experienced than Florida State players (11,755 minutes played vs. 11,623 minutes played).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Virginia has a better overall record than Florida State this season (20-9 vs. 15-14).
  • The Virginia steals leader (Akil Mitchell, 37 steals) has more steals than the Florida State steals leader (Okaro White, 30 steals).
  • Virginia has an average margin of victory of 9 over Florida State in 18 wins since 1991.
  • Virginia has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than Florida State (No. 5 vs. No. 39).
  • Virginia has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Florida State this season (four vs. zero).
  • Virginia has a better scoring defense (54.4 allowed per game vs. 68.6 allowed per game) than Florida State this season.
UVA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Justin Miller 27 13 4 0 2 0 2
B Joe Harris 32 17 4 2 1 1 2
B Akil Mitchell 30 13 9 1 1 0 2
C+ Justin Anderson 22 7 3 2 1 1 1
C Jontel Evans 27 4 3 5 1 0 2
C Evan Nolte 21 7 3 1 1 1 1
C Darion Atkins 18 6 4 0 0 1 1
C Paul Jesperson 26 5 2 1 1 1 1
C- Mike Tobey 13 6 2 0 0 1 1
D+ Teven Jones 15 3 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Taylor Barnette 11 3 1 1 0 0 1
D Doug Browman 7 0 1 1 0 0 1
FSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Michael Snaer 32 14 5 2 1 0 3
B- Okaro White 28 12 6 1 1 1 2
C T. Shannon 21 8 6 1 1 1 2
C Devon Bookert 20 6 2 2 1 0 2
C Aaron Thomas 18 6 2 1 1 0 1
C- Kiel Turpin 15 5 3 0 0 1 1
C- Ian Miller 20 6 2 2 1 0 1
D+ T. Whisnant II 18 6 1 1 1 0 0
D+ Montay Brandon 19 4 2 2 0 0 2
D+ B. Bojanovsky 12 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 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
D R. Portuondo 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
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