Virginia Falls to Florida State 69-50
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Chris Singleton scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Florida State to a 69-50 victory over Virginia on Wednesday night.
Luke Loucks had 11 points and Xavier Gibson added 10 for the Seminoles (19-7, 7-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who held Virginia to its second-lowest scoring output of the season.
The Cavaliers’ 50 points are the fewest they have scored at John Paul Jones Arena since the building opened for the 2006-07 season.
Solomon Alabi, who came in averaging 12.5 points per game, scored six points for Florida State. The Seminoles’ leading scorer this season left the game at the 18:43 mark with an arm injury, but returned to score his six points in the first half.
The Seminoles shot 50 percent (28-56) from the floor compared to Virginia (14-10, 5-6), which shot 37.5 percent (18-48).
Florida State scored 11 consecutive points to erase a 9-6 Virginia advantage and take a 17-9 lead with 8:51 to play in the first half. The Seminoles led by nine points at halftime (33-24) and went on an 11-2 run early in the second half to lead 44-28 with 15:46 left in the game. Florida State led by as many as 23 points in the second half.
Jeff Jones led Virginia with 13 points. Mike Scott added 10 points and a team-high six rebounds for the Cavaliers.