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No. 1 Seed Virginia vs. No. 9 Seed Florida State
Date & Time Friday, March 14, 2014 | 12 p.m.
Location Greensboro, N.C. | Greensboro Coliseum
Coverage ESPN2/ACC Network | Listen on Cavaliers Live | Interactive Tournament Bracket
Additional Information Twitter | Facebook | Game Notes | McKay Podcast

March 13, 2014

CHARLOTTESVILLE – No. 1 seed Virginia (25-6) will play No. 9 seed Florida State (18-12) in the 61st Annual ACC Tournament quarterfinals on Friday, March 14. Tipoff at Greensboro Coliseum (23,500) is set for 12 p.m.

Broadcast Information
The Virginia-Florida State game will be televised by ESPN2 and the ACC Network and online at The game will be broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network and SiriusXM (Channel 85) satellite radio. Live statistics are located on, as well as the Virginia Sports app, which is available free of charge through iTunes. Fans can also follow the game via Twitter at @UVaMensHoops.

For Openers
• Virginia went 2-0 vs. No. 9 seed Florida State during the regular season.
• The Cavaliers rank No. 1 nationally in scoring defense at 55.4 ppg.
• UVa’s 25-6 record is its best through 31 games since 1982-83 (27-4).

A Win vs. Florida State Would…
• Give UVa its first ACC Tournament semifinal appearance since 1995 (longest semifinal drought in the ACC). • Give Virginia 26 wins for the first time since winning 29 in 1982-83.
• Give Virginia 11 combined road/neutral wins for the first time since 1994-95.

2013-14 Virginia Accomplishments
• Virginia won its sixth ACC regular-season title (second outright) and its second No. 1 seed for the ACC Tournament.
• Virginia’s 16-2 ACC record is a program-best and ties the ACC record for most league wins in a season (1998-99 Duke).
• With 25 wins, Virginia is one of three teams (NC Central & Southeast Missouri State) in the nation to improve its win total in each of the past five seasons.
• Virginia secured its third consecutive ACC winning season (16-2, 11-7, 9-7) for the first time since 1981-83.
• Virginia secured its third straight 20-win season for the first time since 1991-93.
• UVa set a school record with 12 ACC wins by 10 or more points.
• With 16 ACC wins, Virginia became the second ACC school to improve its ACC record in five consecutive seasons (Georgia Tech under Bobby Cremins from 1982-86).
• UVa has won a school-record 18 straight ACC home games.
• UVa set a school record with 13 consecutive ACC wins.
• Virginia won a school-record seven ACC road contests.

Bennett, Brogdon and Harris Lead All-ACC Honorees
Tony Bennett was named ACC Coach of the Year by ACSMA and ACC Coaches.
Malcolm Brogdon was named to the Coaches All-ACC First Team and ACSMA’s All-ACC Second Team.
Joe Harris was named to the Coaches All-ACC Second Team and ACSMA’s All-ACC Third Team.
Akil Mitchell was named to the Coaches and ACSMA’s All-ACC Defensive teams.
London Perrantes was named to the Coaches and ACSMA’s All-ACC Freshman teams.
Justin Andersonwas named the Sixth Man of the Year by ACSMA.

Virginia All-Time in the ACC Tournament
• Virginia is 31-59 all-time in the ACC Tournament.
• UVa is 0-4 in its last four games in the ACC Tournament.
• Virginia is 13-24 in ACC Tournament games in Greensboro.
• Virginia captured the 1976 ACC Tournament championship with a 67-62 win over North Carolina.

All-Time vs. Florida State
• Virginia is 20-22 all-time vs. Florida State, including a 2-0 record this season, in the series that dates back to 1991-92.
• The Cavaliers defeated Florida State 62-50 in Tallahassee and 78-66 in Charlottesville this season.
• The Cavaliers would meet the Seminoles for the first time in the ACC Tournament.
• Head coach Tony Bennett is 3-5 all-time vs. Florida State.

About the Cavaliers
Virginia looks for its first ACC Tournament semifinal appearance since 1995 when the Cavaliers lost 77-68 to No. 1 seed Wake Forest. The Cavaliers’ success has been highlighted by their top-ranked defense, rebounding and balanced scoring. The Cavaliers are yielding 55.4 points per game and grabbing 54.4 percent of the rebounds, ruling the glass in 23 of 31 games. UVa also ranked seventh in the nation in field goal percentage defense at 38.4 percent.

Virginia is averaging 66.3 points per game, marking its highest total under head coach Tony Bennett. Virginia is averaging 23.1 bench points and has scored 43.2 percent of its points in the paint.

UVa sports a balanced scoring attack, led by All-ACC honorees Malcolm Brogdon and Joe Harris. Brogdon leads the team at 12.6 points per game, while Harris is second at 11.4 ppg. Brogdon has a career-best 18-game double figures scoring streak. He ranked first in the ACC in free throw percentage (88.8%) and 12th in scoring (14.8 ppg) during league play.

All-ACC Defensive Team and All-ACC honorable mention honoree Akil Mitchell has added 7.1 points and a team-leading 6.9 rebounds per game, while All-ACC Freshman Team member London Perrantes ranked first in ACC action in assist-to-turnover ratio (4.47) and sixth in assists (4.22 apg).

ACC Sixth Man of the Year Justin Anderson, who scored in double figures in 14 games, has recorded 8.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. Anthony Gill, who led UVa with 15 points at Maryland, has registered 8.0 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. Mike Tobey has chipped in 6.6 points and 4.0 rebounds per game.

Up Next
The Virginia-Florida State winner advances to the ACC Tournament semifinals on Friday, March 15. Tipoff at Greensboro Coliseum is set for 1 p.m. ET.

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