No. 18 Virginia Hosts No. 10 Florida State In Key ACC Match-Up
CHARLOTTESVILLE – No. 18 Virginia hosts No. 10 Florida State on Monday (Feb. 22) at John Paul Jones Arena. Tip-off is 7 p.m., and the game will be televised by the ACC’s Regional Sports Network (Comcast SportsNet in the Charlottesville area). Live statistics and live audio (V Pass) will be available on VirginiaSports.com.
The game will be broadcast over the airwaves on WINA 1070 in the Charlottesville area with Jay James (play-by-play), Myron Ripley (color analyst) and Larry Johnson (statistician) calling the action.
Virginia (20-6, 8-3 ACC) is coming off an 82-78 double overtime victory over then-No. 20 North Carolina on Monday (Feb. 15) and an 81-40 victory over non-conference opponent Longwood on Tuesday (Feb. 16).
Virginia is 1-3 against ranked opponents this year.
The Cavaliers and Seminoles are two of the hottest teams in the league, each owning an ACC-best five-game win streak. Both teams have also won nine of their last 10 contests.
Florida State (23-4, 9-2 ACC) is ranked No. 10 in both national polls and is in second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings. The Seminoles have posted a league-best 7-2 away record, including a 3-2 road mark in the ACC.
Jacinta Monroe leads FSU by averaging 13.2 points and 7.7 rebounds per game, followed by Alysha Harvin with 10.6 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.
Florida State head coach Sue Semrau is in her 13th season and has compiled a 228-164 record.
Monica Wright (Woodbridge, Va.) leads UVa and the ACC by averaging 22.7 points per game. She also leads the league in steals per game (3.6 per game).
Virginia leads the all-time series with FSU, 30-10, but the Seminoles won earlier this season in Tallahassee, 68-50.
Following Monday’s match-up, Virginia faces its second-consecutive ranked opponent, traveling to No. 7 Duke on Friday, Feb. 26. Tip-off is 8:30 p.m., and the game will be regionally televised.