No. 1 Seed Virginia Plays Florida State at ACC Tournament
|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/WatchESPN.com| ACC Network|Cavaliers Live Interactive Bracket| ACC Tournament Page|
|Additional Information||Twitter| Facebook| Instagram| Game Notes|
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.
Â• Virginia went 1-0 vs. No. 9 seed Florida State during the regular season.
Â• 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).
Â• UVa’s 28-2 record ties for its best through 30 games (1981-82).
Â• Justin Anderson has missed eight games with a fractured finger (Feb. 7) and appendectomy (March 5).
Â• The Virginia-Florida State ACC Tournament quarterfinal game will be televised on ESPN and the ACC Network, and streamed online at WatchESPN.com.
Â• The game will be broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network, VirginiaSports.com and Virginia Athletics mobile app on iTunes or Android.
Â• Live statistics will be located on VirginiaSports.com 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
Â• UVa is ranked Nos. 3 and 4 in the AP and USA Today coaches’ polls.
Â• The Cavaliers have been ranked in the top 10 for the first 19 weeks of the season for the first time since 1982-83.
Â• The Cavaliers achieved their first No. 2 ranking this season for the first time since March 8, 1983.
Â• The No. 9 AP preseason ranking was UVa’s best since a No. 1 ranking to start the 1982-83 season.
Â• 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
Â• Virginia is 34-59 all-time in the ACC Tournament.
Â• UVa is the reigning ACC Tournament champion after posting wins against Florida State, Pitt and Duke last season.
Â• Virginia also captured the 1976 ACC Tournament championship with a 67-62 win over North Carolina.
Â• Virginia is 16-24 in ACC Tournament games in Greensboro.
Â• Tony Bennett is 4-4 all-time in the ACC Tournament.
All-Time vs. Florida State
Â• 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.
Â• Last season, UVa defeated Florida State 64-51 in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals in Greensboro, N.C.
Â• Virginia has a four-game winning streak vs. Florida State and has won five of the last six contests in the series.
Â• The Cavaliers posted a 51-41 win over Florida State in the only regular season meeting between the teams on Feb. 22
Â• Head coach Tony Bennett is 5-5 all-time vs. Florida State.
Last Time Out
Â• Louisville defeated Virginia 59-57 in the ACC regular season finale at KFC Yum! Center on March 7.
Â• Mangok Mathiang hit the game-winning shot from the foul line extended with 2.7 seconds left in regulation.
Â• Montrezl Harrell had a game-high 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead Louisville.
Â• Malcolm Brogdon led Virginia with 17 points and Darion Atkins added 10 points and a team-high seven rebounds.
Â• Virginia shot 47.7 percent from the floor, but was outrebounded 29-27 and had 13 turnovers.
On The Horizon
Â• 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.