Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Florida State Seminoles lose 56-36 to Virginia Cavaliers

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Consecutive lousy performances on the road had Virginia eager to get home, even if it had to wait a week.

The Cavaliers took their frustration out on Florida State on Saturday in a 56-36 victory that featured a fast start and stifling defense throughout.

Joe Harris scored 17, Akil Mitchell had 13 and the Cavs (12-5, 2-2 ACC) ended a seven-game losing streak against the Seminoles. They took command with a 22-4 first-half run, during which they held the Seminoles scoreless for nearly nine minutes.

"That week off really helped us, got some guys focused," senior point guard and team captain Jontel Evans said. "We came out on fire and clicking on all cylinders, on both ends, but I really feel like our defense was what made the difference."

The Cavaliers led 33-15 at halftime, the fifth time this season they have held an opponent under 20 first-half points. It was the first time they have done it in an ACC game since they led Clemson 28-14 on Feb. 10, 1996. They have kept a team under 40 points four times this season.

Michael Snaer scored nine to lead the Seminoles (10-7, 2-2), who shot 37 percent and made 1 of 15 3-pointers.

"Normally we would knock those shots down, but tonight we couldn't and it changed the game," Snaer said.

FSU's Terrance Shannon was carried off the court on a stretcher late in the game. Team doctor Bill Hamilton said the redshirt junior forward appeared to have suffered a neck sprain and would be held overnight in a hospital as a precaution.

Florida State Seminoles lose 56-36 to Virginia Cavaliers 01/19/13 [Last modified: Saturday, January 19, 2013 8:50pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. What’s wrong with Blake Snell’s fastball?


    Blake Snell's MLB tenure to this point has been inconsistent, to say the least. As a rookie in 2016, he posted a 3.54 ERA, but his Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell will start tonight against the Pittsburgh Pirates. His performance will depend on his four-seam fastball.

  2. Jameis Winston could set Bucs' career TD record in 2017


    How often can a player reset an NFL franchise's career passing record before his 24th birthday? Jameis Winston has a shot to do that with the Bucs this fall.

    Bucs QB Jameis Winston, shown last season, could set Tampa Bay's career record for touchdown passes in just his third NFL season.
  3. Dan Girardi the latest defenseman on Lightning radar


    Veteran Dan Girardi is the latest pending free agent defenseman to draw interest from the Lightning, the Times has confirmed.

    Dan Girardi, 33, spent the last 11 seasons with the Rangers, who bought him out this summer.
  4. College World Series puts Florida Gators in elite company


    With Tuesday night's College World Series win, the Florida Gators put themselves in rare company.

    Florida celebrates after defeating LSU in Game 2 of the College World Series finals, Tuesday, in Omaha, Neb.