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Virginia Cavaliers vs. Florida State Seminoles Preview and Game Thread

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No. 2/3 Virginia Cavaliers (24-1, 12-1 ACC) vs.
Florida State Seminoles (15-12, 7-7 ACC)

Time: 6:30 p.m.
Date: February 22, 2015
Place: John Paul Jones Arena (Charlottesville, VA)
Radio: Virginia Sports Radio Network

Spread: Vegas: UVA -15.5; KenPom: UVA 66, FSU 49 (96%)
Last Meeting: UVA 64, FSU 51 (March 14, 2014)

Here's your full preview.

Evan Nolte looks to continue playing a larger role in Justin Anderson's absence, as the Hoos take on Florida State in the last of a three-game homestand. If Nolte can contribute on the offensive end, Virginia should start to gain some confidence that they've found a way to carry on the banner without Anderson, for now.

Florida State has been hot from beyond the arc. Though they've only shoot 31% from the three over the course of the season, over the past four games, FSU has shot an average of 48%. The Seminoles won three of those four games, with their only loss being a three point edge to Duke. Virginia will give them the three ball if they want to take it, but it's on FSU to knock them down.

Remember, if Virginia holds them to under 50 today, those of us who made the pledge will be donating once again to the One Love Foundation! Read more about the Pack Line Pledge here.

In the meantime, leave your pre-, in- and post-game thoughts here, and GO HOOS!