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Feb. 17, 2007

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The Cavaliers are now 14-1 at the John Paul Jones Arena.

UVa leads the all-time series with Florida State, which stands at 17-14. The Seminoles had won the previous three meetings, with the Cavaliers last victory having come in a 56-55 game at University Hall on Feb. 9, 2005.

With three three-point field goals today, J.R. Reynolds moves into first place in career three-point field goals made among active ACC players. He has now made a total of 205 three-point field goals in his career. Virginia Tech’s Zabian Dowdell is second with 204, while NC State’s Engin Atsur is third on the list with 201.

With his 17 points today, J.R. Reynolds climbed two spots on Virginia’s all-time scoring list and now has 1,556 points in his career. He is now in 12th place, having passed Richard Morgan (1,540 points from 1986-89) and Travis Watson (1,546 points from 2000-2003). Bob McCarty currently holds 11th place with 1,625 career points.

Virginia made 12 three-point field goals, the seventh time they have had 10 or more threes in a game.

Today’s victory is Dave Leitao’s first win over Florida State as a head coach. He is now 1-2 against the Seminoles.

With today’s win, the Cavaliers move into a first place tie in the ACC with Boston College with a record of 9-3. Boston College plays later this evening against North Carolina in Chestnut Hill.

With their ninth conference victory, the Cavaliers have won more conference games than in any season in the last six. The last time Virginia won nine games in conference was the 2000-01 season in which they finished 9-7.

Today, the Cavaliers started the same lineup for the second game in a row. After starting the same lineup for 10 games, the Cavaliers made a change to their starting five. Tunji Soroye replaced Laurynas Mikalauskas in the starting lineup in Tuesday night’s game against Longwood. Soroye, along with Mamadi Diane, Jason Cain, Sean Singletary and J.R. Reynolds, started today’s game. This is Soroye’s fourth start of the year.

Sean Singletary (19 points) and J.R. Reynolds (17 points) both scored in double figures for the 15th consecutive game. On the season, the two are tied, having scored 461 points each.

Either Sean Singletary or J.R. Reynolds has led Virginia in scoring in each of the last nine games.

Today’s game was the fifth time this season the Cavaliers have turned the ball over nine or fewer times, having turned it over eight times today.

With six assists today, Sean Singletary ties his single season career high for assists with 121.

Today was only the sixth time this season the Cavaliers have been outrebounded by their opponent. Florida State outrebounded Virginia 41-40. The last time the Cavaliers were outrebounded was against Duke (Feb. 1) by a margin of 34-33.

With his five three point field goals, Adrian Joseph established a new season high for made three-point field goals. He also tied his career high for made three-point field goals, having made five against Loyola on Dec. 23, 2005.

Tunji Soroye’s five points tie a season high. He also scored five points against Gonzaga (Jan. 3).

The only time the Cavaliers trailed in today’s game was with the score 2-0.

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