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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (14-6, 6-4 ACC) took down No. 5 Florida State (17-3, 7-2 ACC) on Tuesday night at John Paul Jones Arena. It was the first time since 2013 that and unranked Virginia team has defeated a top-five team.
The Cavaliers were down 56-53 with 2:13 to go and finished the game on an 8-0 run to take the win. Three players scored in double figures for Virginia, as the team shot 43.9 percent from the field and 41.7 percent from 3-point range.
Mamadi Diakite (Conakry, Guinea, Africa) led UVA with 19 points and added nine rebounds. Kihei Clark (Woodland Hills, Calif.) had 15 points, going 7-for-7 from the free throw line. Braxton Key (Charlotte, N.C.) added 13 points and nine rebounds. Devin Vassell led FSU with 17 points.
Florida State opened the game with an 8-0 run in the first three minutes of play. Key put UVA on the board at the 16:40 mark with a layup. Down 14-8, the Cavaliers went on a 10-2 run to take their first lead of the game, 18-16. The teams saw four ties before the Seminoles took a 28-27 advantage into halftime.  
Diakite hit back-to-back threes early in the second half to put UVA back in front. Virginia was leading 37-32 when FSU took the lead back with a 10-2 run. Clark scored on an and-one and hit four consecutive free throws to swing the lead back into UVA’s favor, 48-47, with 6:14 to play. Florida State took a three-point lead after an and-one fell on the other end. Virginia cut it to one twice before the Seminoles made it a 56-53 game with 2:13 remaining. Jay Huff (Durham, N.C.) scored on an alley-oop form Clark, then Clark hit a layup for UVA to take the final lead. Virginia was 4-for-4 from the free throw line down the stretch.
Mamadi Diakite was 6-for-10 from the field, including going 3-for-3 beyond the arc and 4-of-4 at the free throw line. Diakite added nine rebounds and a block.
Virginia will remain home to host Clemson on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena. The game will be broadcast on Regional Sports Network.