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No. 9 Seed Florida State vs. No. 1 Seed Virginia
Date & Time Thursday, March 12, 2015 | 12p.m.
Locations Greensboro Coliseum | Greensboro, N.C.
Coverage ESPN/| ACC Network|Cavaliers Live Interactive Bracket| ACC Tournament Page
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March 11, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 1 seed Virginia (28-2) plays No. 9 seed Florida State (17-15) in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday (March 12). Tipoff at Greensboro Coliseum is set for 12 p.m.

For Openers
• Virginia went 1-0 vs. No. 9 seed Florida State during the regular season.
• The Cavaliers rank No. 1 nationally in scoring defense at 50.3 ppg, which is the third lowest average in the shot clock era (since 1986).
• UVa’s 28-2 record ties for its best through 30 games (1981-82).
• Justin Anderson has missed eight games with a fractured finger (Feb. 7) and appendectomy (March 5).

Broadcast Information
• The Virginia-Florida State ACC Tournament quarterfinal game will be televised on ESPN and the ACC Network, and streamed online at
• The game will be broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network, and Virginia Athletics mobile app on iTunes or Android.
• Live statistics will be located on and Virginia Sports app.

The Head Coach
Virginia: Tony Bennett (Green Bay, 1992), 134-62 in six seasons at UVa and 203-95 in nine seasons overall.

UVa Ranked No. 3/4 in Latest National Polls
• UVa is ranked Nos. 3 and 4 in the AP and USA Today coaches’ polls.
• The Cavaliers have been ranked in the top 10 for the first 19 weeks of the season for the first time since 1982-83.
• The Cavaliers achieved their first No. 2 ranking this season for the first time since March 8, 1983.
• The No. 9 AP preseason ranking was UVa’s best since a No. 1 ranking to start the 1982-83 season.
• UVa is one of three teams (Duke and Arizona) that have been ranked in the top 10 for 21 straight weeks dating back to last season.

Virginia All-Time in the ACC Tournament
• Virginia is 34-59 all-time in the ACC Tournament.
• UVa is the reigning ACC Tournament champion after posting wins against Florida State, Pitt and Duke last season.
• Virginia also captured the 1976 ACC Tournament championship with a 67-62 win over North Carolina.
• Virginia is 16-24 in ACC Tournament games in Greensboro.
• Tony Bennett is 4-4 all-time in the ACC Tournament.

All-Time vs. Florida State
• Virginia is 22-22 all-time vs. Florida State, including a 1-0 mark in the ACC Tournament, in the series that dates back to 1991-92.
• Last season, UVa defeated Florida State 64-51 in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals in Greensboro, N.C.
• Virginia has a four-game winning streak vs. Florida State and has won five of the last six contests in the series.
• The Cavaliers posted a 51-41 win over Florida State in the only regular season meeting between the teams on Feb. 22
• Head coach Tony Bennett is 5-5 all-time vs. Florida State.

Last Time Out
• Louisville defeated Virginia 59-57 in the ACC regular season finale at KFC Yum! Center on March 7.
• Mangok Mathiang hit the game-winning shot from the foul line extended with 2.7 seconds left in regulation.
• Montrezl Harrell had a game-high 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead Louisville.
• Malcolm Brogdon led Virginia with 17 points and Darion Atkins added 10 points and a team-high seven rebounds.
• Virginia shot 47.7 percent from the floor, but was outrebounded 29-27 and had 13 turnovers.

On The Horizon
• If Virginia defeats No. 9 seed Florida State in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals, the Cavaliers would advance to the semifinals on Friday, March 13. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.

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