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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (11-4, 3-2 ACC) travels to No. 9 Florida State (14-2, 4-1) for an ACC contest Wednesday (Jan. 15). Tipoff at Donald L. Tucker Civic Center is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
For Openers
• Virginia meets Florida State in the first of two meetings in 2019-20.
• UVA (3-2) is tied for fourth in the ACC, while Florida State (4-1) is tied for 2nd.
• UVA has not lost three consecutive games since losing four straight from Feb. 12-20, 2017 (Virginia Tech, Duke, UNC, Miami).
Broadcast Information
• The Virginia-Florida State game will be televised on ESPN and streamed live on and ESPN app.
• The game will also be broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network, and Virginia Sports app.
• Live statistics will be located on and the Virginia Sports app.
The Head Coach
• Three-time National and four-time ACC Coach of the Year Tony Bennett has a 265-93 (.740) mark in 11 seasons at Virginia and 334-126 (.726) career mark in 14 seasons.
• In 2018-19, Bennett led the Cavaliers to their first NCAA national championship, a share of their ninth ACC regular-season title and school-record 35 wins.
• UVA is 141-38 (.788) in non-conference action (79-7 at JPJ), 124-55 (.693) in ACC play and 151-28 (.844) at home under Tony Bennett.
• Bennett ranks fifth all-time in winning percentage at .693, among ACC head coaches with 100 or more ACC regular-season wins.
All-Time vs. Florida State
• Virginia is 25-25 all-time vs. Florida State in a series that began in 1991-92.
• UVA defeated Florida State 65-52 in the 2019-20 regular season, but dropped a 69-59 decision to the Seminoles in the ACC Tournament semifinals.
• UVA has won seven of the last 10 meetings between the teams.
• UVA has limited Florida State to fewer than 70 points in each of the last 17 meetings between the teams.
• Head coach Tony Bennett is 8-8 all-time vs. Florida State.
Last Time vs. the Seminoles
• No. 4 seed Florida State defeated No. 1 seed Virginia 69-59 in the 2019 ACC Tournament semifinals on March 15 in Charlotte, N.C.
• De’Andre Hunter led the Cavaliers with 13 points, while Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome also scored in double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
• Florida State shot 54.5 percent in the win and David Nichols led four players in double figures with 14 points.
• UVA shot 42.9 percent, but just 5 of 24 from 3-point range.
• The Seminoles out-rebounded the Cavaliers 35-20 and owned a 28-8 advantage in bench scoring.
UVA in the National Rankings
• As of Jan. 13, Virginia ranks first in the nation in scoring defense (48.7), field goal percentage defense (34.6), third in personal fouls per game (12.8) and fewest fouls (192), and 15th in 3-point field goal percentage defense (27.6).
UVA Unranked in Ap Poll For First Time 2017
• UVA received votes in the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ poll on Jan. 13.
• The Cavaliers are unranked in the AP poll for the first time since Nov. 20, 2017, ending its streak at 46 consecutive weeks in the national polls.
• The Cavaliers had been ranked in the top 10 in 38 of the 46 polls during the streak.
Holding Foes Under 50
• UVA is 9-0 when limiting opponents to fewer than 50 points.
• UVA is 96-2 when achieving the mark in the Tony Bennett era.
• Bennett-coached teams are 121-3 when holding opponents to fewer than 50 points (25-1 in three years at Washington State).
• UVA is 4-0 when limiting opponents to fewer than 40 points (27-0 all-time under Bennett).
• UVA has three wins when scoring fewer than 50 points for the first time since 1981-82 (Maryland and NC State twice).
Last Time Out
• Joseph Girard III netted 19 points and Elijah Hughes added 18 as Syracuse knocked off then-No. 18 Virginia 63-55 in overtime on Jan. 11 at John Paul Jones Arena.
• Buddy Boeheim added 14 points as the Orange drilled 12 of 30 3-pointers in the road win.
• Jay Huff recorded his second career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds for UVA (11-4, 3-2 ACC).
• Virginia used a 12-0 run to take a 35-30 lead, but Syracuse outscored the Cavaliers 13-8 to send the game to overtime.
• The Orange nailed 5 of 6 3-pointers in the extra session to end a four-game UVA winning streak in the series.
• Kihei Clark and Mamadi Diakite each added 13 points and Braxton Key had a team-high 11 rebounds.
• UVA shot a season-low 31.3 percent, including 7 of 31 from 3-point range.
On The Horizon
• Virginia travels to Georgia Tech for an ACC contest on Saturday, Jan. 18. Tipoff at McCamish Pavilion is set for 8 p.m. on ACC Network.