2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State matched Virginia’s pressure. And raised the ante.
Devin Vassell scored 18 points, including a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws in the final seconds, and No. 9 Florida State won its eighth straight game, beating Virginia 54-50 on Wednesday night.
Anthony Polite came off the bench to drill four 3-pointers for the Seminoles (15-2, 5-1 ACC), who have won 15 of their last 16. Polite had a career-high 14 points.
2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间Florida State had 16 turnovers. But the Seminoles won with their trademark defense, creating 10 steals, blocking five shots and forcing Virginia into 18 turnovers.
2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间“Some people will say this was not a very pretty game,” Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. “It was beautiful to me.”
2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间Florida State made plenty of mistakes but also connected on critical 3-pointers to break Virginia’s pack-line defense. Early on, with FSU struggling, Polite hit three 3-pointers — including one at the halftime buzzer that put the Seminoles up 31-24.
Virginia clawed back into the game and the lead changed hands down the stretch. Kihei Clark put the Cavaliers ahead 46-44 with 5:23 to go. The teams traded baskets before Polite tied it at 47 with 2:27 left.
2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间The Seminoles won amid a role reversal for the teams — Florida State as the top-10 team and Virginia as the unranked challenger.
“We feel like we've always been the underdogs,” Vassell said. “We haven't had that spotlight on us. Every game, we're getting everybody's best shot.”
Mamadi Diakite scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting for Virginia (11-5, 3-3), which turned it over 18 times and made just 21 shots from the floor. Tomas Woldetensae was 3 of 4 from 3-point range but the rest of the Cavaliers were 0 for 11 from beyond the arc.
Virginia, the defending national champion, has lost three straight games.
2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间“Our inexperience shows at times,” Virginia coach Tony Bennett said. “It takes courage to not get discouraged. You can't be soft. You can self-reflect and be disappointed. But don't you dare get discouraged. You have to be strong and tough mentally.”
2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间The Cavaliers shot 21 of 46 (45.7%) from the floor.
2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间Forrest had five points, seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals. The Seminoles had 10 steals and five blocks.
2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间Florida State shot 20 of 54 (37%) and was 8 of 22 (36.4%) from beyond the 3-point arc.
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Hamilton has won 160 ACC games in 18 seasons at Florida State, tying him with Frank McGuire (North Carolina and South Carolina) for fifth most in league history.
Virginia: The Cavaliers were undone by their own mistakes as they made 12 shots from the floor but had 11 turnovers in the first half alone.
Florida State: The Seminoles have won five straight ACC games. They have beaten three ranked teams — then-No. 6 Florida, then-No. 7 Louisville and then No. 16-Tennessee. The Cavaliers fell out of the rankings this week.
2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间Virginia: At Georgia Tech on Saturday.
Florida State: At Miami on Saturday.