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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (13-6, 5-4 ACC) hosts No. 5 Florida State (17-2, 7-1 ACC) in ACC action Tuesday (Jan. 28) at John Paul Jones Arena. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN.
For Openers
• Virginia meets Florida State for the second time in 2019-20.
• The Cavaliers (5-4) are tied for fifth in the ACC, while Florida State (7-1) is second.
• Florida State has a two-game winning streak against Virginia.
• The Cavaliers are 1-1 vs. ranked foes, defeating then-No. 7 North Carolina (56-47) and losing at then-No. 9 Florida State (54-50).
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 267-95 (.738) mark in 11 seasons at Virginia and 336-128 (.724) 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), 126-57 (.689) in ACC play and 151-29 (.839) at home under Tony Bennett.
• Bennett ranks fifth all-time in winning percentage at .689, among ACC head coaches with 100 or more ACC regular-season wins.
All-Time vs. Florida State
• Virginia is 25-26 all-time vs. Florida State in a series that began in 1991-92.
• FSU has a two-game winning streak against UVA, including a 69-59 decision to the Seminoles in the 2019 ACC Tournament semifinals.
• UVA has won seven of the last 11 meetings between the teams.
• UVA has limited Florida State to fewer than 70 points in each of the last 18 meetings.
• Head coach Tony Bennett is 8-9 all-time vs. Florida State.
Last Time vs. the Seminoles
• Devin Vassell scored 18 points to lead  then-No. 9 Florida State to a 54-50 win over Virginia on Jan. 15 at Tucker Civic Center.
• Anthony Polite added 14 points for the Seminoles, who shot 37 percent (20 of 54).
• Mamadi Diakite led Virginia with 16 points.
• Braxton Key added nine points and Kihei Clark chipped in eight.
• The Cavaliers led 24-20, but committed six turnovers that ignited Florida State’s 11-0 run at the end of the first half.
• Tomas Woldetensae contributed nine points, four rebounds and season-high three assists.
UVA in the National Rankings
• As of Jan. 27, Virginia ranks first in the nation in scoring defense (50.4) and field goal percentage defense (35.6), third in personal fouls per game (13.3), sixth in fewest fouls (253) and 25th in 3-point field goal percentage defense (29.1).
UVA Unranked For Third Straight Week
• UVA is unranked in the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ polls for the third straight week on Jan. 27.
• UVA was unranked in the Jan. 13 AP poll for the first time since Nov. 20, 2017, ending its streak at 46 straight weeks in the national polls.
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
• Tomas Woldetensae drilled a career-high seven 3-pointers en route to a career-best 21 points as Virginia defeated Wake Forest 65-63 in overtime on Sunday, Jan. 26.
• Mamadi Diakite added 16 points and Kihei Clark contributed 13 points, eight rebounds and a game-high seven assists for UVA.
• Andrien White had 21 points for Wake Forest (9-10, 2-7), including three free throws with 1.7 second left in regulation to send the game to overtime.
• UVA outrebounded Wake Forest 42-39 and shot 36.5 percent.
On The Horizon
• Virginia hosts Clemson in ACC action Wednesday, Feb. 5. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 7 p.m. on Regional Sports Networks.