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College men's basketball preview capsule: No. 21 Florida State Seminoles vs. No. 16 Virginia Cavaliers, 1 p.m. Saturday

No. 21 Florida State vs. No. 16 Virginia

When/where: 1; Tucker Center, Tallahassee

TV/radio: Ch. 44; 1040-AM

Records: FSU 15-6, 6-1 ACC; Virginia 18-3, 5-2

Notable: The Seminoles are on a school-record-tying six-game conference winning streak after beating Georgia Tech 68-54, and Virginia comes in having not won in Tallahassee since 2001. … Defense matters for both teams. FSU is ranked in the top five nationally in field-goal percentage defense. Virginia is No. 18 in the nation in that category and No. 2 in scoring defense. … FSU junior G Michael Snaer is averaging 16.3 points and shooting 58.3 percent from 3-point range during the current six-game run. … Virginia G Mike Scott ranks 19th in the nation in field-goal percentage and leads his team in scoring at 17 points per game. … "They are a program on the rise," FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said. "There's no question that they are a team that everyone respects."

Times wires

College men's basketball preview capsule: No. 21 Florida State Seminoles vs. No. 16 Virginia Cavaliers, 1 p.m. Saturday 02/03/12 [Last modified: Friday, February 3, 2012 10:00pm]
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