FSU Knocks Off 13th Ranked Virginia

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Dwayne Bacon scored 18 points and Florida State broke a five-game losing streak against ranked teams, beating No. 13 Virginia 69-62 on Sunday night.

The Seminoles (12-5, 2/3 ACC) trailed 39-36 early in the second half, but took control with a 12-3 run as Malik Beasley had five points. Florida State's previous win over a ranked team was a 55-54 victory against Miami last season.

Beasley finished with 17 points, 14 in the second half. Xavier Rathan-Mayes added 11 points and Bacon had nine rebounds.

London Parrantes led the Cavaliers (13-4, 2-3) with 19 points while Anthony Gill added 13 and Malcolm Brogdon 10. Brogdon came into the game averaging 19.5 points in conference play.

After losing its first three conference games, Florida State has won its last two. Virginia has lost three of its last four.

The game was close before Virginia went on a 10-2 run to lead 28-20 with 2:31 remaining in the first half. The Cavaliers hit 5 of 6 from the field during the spurt and got five points from Brogdon. The Seminoles closed out the half with five straight points, including a 3-pointer by Beasley at the buzzer to get within 28-25.

Florida State opened the second half on a 9-2 run to take a four-point lead. Virginia scored nine of the next 11 points for a 39-36 advantage with 12:06 remaining.


Virginia: The Cavaliers came into the game shooting 49 percent from the field but were 22 of 56 against Florida State (39.3 percent). It is Virginia's second-worst shooting performance of the season.

Florida State: The Seminoles made 12 of 19 from the field in the second half, including 4 of 6 3-pointers. They were 9 of 24 from the field in the first half. ... Beasley has scored in double figures in 17 straight games, which is tied with Virginia's Gill for the second longest streak in the ACC. Syracuse's Michael Gbinjie is the leader, scoring in double figures in his last 20 games. ... Bacon, who was 4 of 24 from the field in the first half of his first three ACC games, was 4 of 8 in the first 20 minutes as he scored 11 points.


Virginia hosts Clemson on Tuesday.

Florida State travels to No. 21 Louisville on Wednesday.

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