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, Florida State welcomes Virginia at Donald L. Tucker Center. It gets started at 7 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN 2. The Seminoles fell to the Cavaliers 56-36 on Jan. 19 and are 6-1 against them over the last four years.

Florida State is currently in seventh place in the conference and Virginia is in fourth.

In spite of 17 points from Michael Snaer, the Seminoles came up short 79-58 against North Carolina on Mar. 3. On top of his scoring average of 14.4 points per game, he delivers 4.5 rebounds per game. The Cavaliers were defeated by Boston College 53-52 on Mar. 3 despite 16 points and eight rebounds from Akil Mitchell. He averages 12.9 points per game in addition to a team-best 8.8 rebounds per game. A key area of strength for Virginia is defensive rebounding percentage at 72.7, which ranks first in their conference (and 30th nationally).

Virginia StatSmack

  • Florida State has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Virginia ($15,415 vs. $20,647).
  • Florida State has an average margin of victory of 10 over Virginia in 21 wins since 1991.
  • The Florida State basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Virginia (73 percent vs. 36 percent).
  • The Florida State blocks leader (Kiel Turpin, 38 blocks) has more blocks than the Virginia blocks leader (Justin Anderson, 27 blocks).
  • Florida State has a better record in close games than Virginia this season (7-3 vs. 2-6).
  • Florida State has come back to win after being down at half against Virginia four times since 1998.
  • Over the past 10 years, Florida State has had more players drafted by the NBA than Virginia (nine vs. one).
  • Florida State has a much better overall winning percentage over the last five years (66.7 percent to 55.0 percent).
  • Florida State has more wins over the last 5 years than Virginia (129 vs. 100).
  • 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).
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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