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Virginia-Florida State men's basketball preview capsule

Virginia-Florida State men's basketball preview capsule

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Men’s Basketball


No. 9 Virginia at No. 17 Florida State

7 p.m. at Donald L. Tucker Center


Records: UVa 15-3, 11-1 ACC; FSU 11-3, 7-2

Notes: UVa is just 1-2 against ranked foes this season, with that win coming on Jan. 16 against a Clemson team that was No. 12 at the time but is no longer ranked. … UVa is atop the ACC standings, with FSU in second place. … These teams split their two meetings last year. … FSU needed overtime to beat visiting Wake Forest on Saturday. It was the Seminoles' first game since Jan. 30 because of FSU's COVID-19 pause. … FSU has won 23 straight ACC home games. … M.J. Walker averages 13.7 points for FSU, while RaiQuan Gray averages 11.1 points and freshman Scottie Barnes 10.5 points. … FSU leads the ACC in scoring offense (79.1 ppg), while UVa leads the league in scoring defense (58.7 ppg). … FSU also leads the league in blocks (5.0 bpg). … Sam Hauser averages 15.1 points for UVa.


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Mark Berman covers Virginia Tech men’s basketball and many other teams at the university. He also helps cover other colleges, including Radford, VMI, Roanoke, Washington and Lee and Ferrum.

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