Make us your home page
Instagram

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

(View our Privacy Policy)

FSU loses at Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Joe Harris and Virginia didn't let a disappointment at Duke knock them off their rhythm.

Harris had 18 points, Malcolm Brogdon scored 16 and the Cavaliers used an early 22-5 run to take command on their way to a 78-66 victory against Florida State on Saturday, claiming a sweep of the season series.

"I think we have a bunch of guys on our team that are starting to buy in and buy into their roles," Brogdon said after a game in which he also had six assists, four steals and four rebounds in 33 minutes. "We believe in Coach (Tony) Bennett, and he believes in us. He allows his players a lot of freedom and allows us to play up to our abilities."

The Cavaliers (13-5, 4-1 ACC), who won 62-50 at FSU on Jan. 4, led 45-26 at halftime after closing with an 11-3 run. They swept the Seminoles for the first time since the 2000-01 season.

Since a 35-point loss at Tennessee on Dec. 30, the Cavs have won four of five, including the victory at FSU and another at North Carolina State, giving them their best ACC start since 1994-95. Their only loss in that stretch was 69-65 at Duke on Monday, a game Virginia actually led just once, in the final minute.

Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton sounded glad to be done with the Cavaliers in the regular season.

"The closeness of the score does not really indicate how really well they played the game," he said, adding that Virginia's 49.1 shooting percentage was more a reflection of their effectiveness than a sign of shoddy defense. "We just could not seem to disrupt them. They were on point, and they weren't going to allow us to get them out of rhythm."

Former Clearwater High standout Okaro White and Aaron Thomas scored 15 each for the Seminoles (12-5, 3-2), who went in second in the ACC with a field-goal percentage defense of 36.3 percent. But the Cavs shot better than 55 percent in the first half and made 5 of 6 3-pointers.

FSU loses at Virginia 01/18/14 [Last modified: Saturday, January 18, 2014 10:08pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Bucs mull options at right tackle as Dotson awaits MRI

    Bucs

    Right tackle Demar Dotson, the Bucs' most experienced offensive lineman, will undergo an MRI on his injured groin Saturday, three weeks before the season opener.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneer Demar Dotson, offensive tackle, brought his coffee and breakfast to One Buc Place, 7/31/15, as he reported to training camp.
  2. For starters: Rays vs. Mariners, with another new look

    Blogs

    Having lost 11 of their last 14 games and dropping to a season-worst four games under .500 at 60-64, the Rays continue to search for ways to get out of their extended offensive slump.

    And with the M's starting LHP Ariel Miranda today, that means another new look to the lineup, which includes having struggling …

  3. Chasing 125: Bucs hope to hit rushing goal more often

    Bucs

    Ever so often, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter pulls back the curtain a bit and shares some of the stats that matter to him most as a coach.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter walks the field during the second day of mandatory minicamp at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.
  4. Bucs-Jaguars was NFL's lowest-rated ESPN game since 2005

    Bucs

    It is just the preseason, and it is the Jaguars, but Thursday night's Bucs-Jags preseason game earned a 1.6 rating on ESPN, which is the lowest-rated preseason game (excluding NFL Network) in 12 years, according to Sports Media Watch.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, left, talks with coach Dirk Koetter during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
  5. Roberto Aguayo, Jonathan Drouin, Tim Beckham are coming for revenge

    Bucs

    Forget the Three Tenors.

    Make it the Three Terrors.

    The 2017 Unfulfilled Expectations Tour is about to hit Tampa Bay.

    From left, former Bucs kicker Roberto Aguayo, ex-Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin and former Rays infielder Tim Beckham. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times; DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times; Getty Images]