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College basketball preview capsule: Florida State Seminoles at Virginia Cavaliers


No. 22 Florida State at No. 24 Virginia

When/where: 7; John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Va.

TV/radio: ESPN2; 1040-AM

Records: FSU 19-9, 10-4 ACC; Virginia 21-7, 8-6

Notable: After winning 10 of 11 ACC games, the Seminoles now have their first two-game league losing streak since 2010 going into senior day and are looking to secure a top-four seed for the ACC tournament. … FSU scored just 20 first-half points in a loss to Miami and points will be tough to come by against the Cavaliers, who rank second in the nation in scoring defense (52.2 points per game). … FSU won this season's earlier meeting 58-55, the Seminoles' second-lowest output in ACC games this year. … "Every possession is important," FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said. "… "They understand us, we understand them. They're going to be prepared and so are we."

Times staff

College basketball preview capsule: Florida State Seminoles at Virginia Cavaliers 02/29/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 10:35pm]
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