Live Blog: #2 UVA hosts #9 Florida State in ACC basketball opener
#2 UVA (12-0) hosts #9 Florida State (12-1) in its ACC opener on Saturday (Jan. 5). Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 3 p.m. on ESPN2. AFP editor Chris Graham leads our live coverage from courtside at JPJ.
- The Virginia-Florida State game will be televised on ESPN2 and streamed online on ACC Network Extra (WatchESPN.com) and broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network, VirginiaSports.com and Virginia Sports app.
- Live statistics will be located on VirginiaSports.com and the Virginia Sports app.
UVA Team Notes
- Virginia is led by the quartet of Ty Jerome, Kyle Guy, De’Andre Hunter and Jack Salt.
- Jerome, Guy and Hunter have started all 12 games, while Salt has started 11, missing the Coppin State game with back stiffness.
- Jerome, Guy or Hunter has led UVA in scoring in each of its 12 contests, accounting for 59 percent of the Cavaliers’ scoring.
- Alabama transfer Braxton Key leads the team in rebounding (5.4), while Mamadi Diakite has averaged 6.5 points and 3.1 rebounds.
- Newcomer Kihei Clark has started four games and is second on the team in assists (2.6). Clark broke his left wrist against Morgan State, but hasn’t missed a game while playing with a cast.
- Marco Anthony, Jay Huff, Kody Stattmann and Francesco Badocchi provide depth and Francisco Caffaro is redshirting the 2018-19 season.
- Manager Grant Kersey has appeared in six home games.