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FSU routs Virginia Tech

TALLAHASSEE — Aaron Thomas hit a career-high six 3-pointers and scored 24 points in all to lead Florida State to a 70-50 victory over Virginia Tech, snapping the Seminoles' season-high three-game losing streak.

Thomas warmed up in the second half, hitting three consecutive 3-pointers to give FSU a 15-point lead. Former Clearwater High standout Okaro White finished with 15 points and eight rebounds as the Seminoles (14-8, 5-5 ACC) won despite the absence of leading scorer Ian Miller (ankle).

Will Johnston scored 12 for Virginia Tech (8-14, 1-9), and Cadarian Raines had 13. The Hokies, who entered the game with an ACC-worst 37.3 field-goal percentage in conference play, shot 34 percent while losing their ninth consecutive game.

FSU coach Leonard Hamilton changed the starting lineup, sitting point guard Devon Bookert and center Boris Bojanovsky in favor of Thomas and Michael Ojo. It was Ojo's first start of the year and Thomas' second. Miller sprained an ankle in a loss to Clemson last week.

FSU used a 9-2 run to the close the first half, keyed by a rare five-point play when Montay Brandon hit a 3-pointer as Jarquez Smith was fouled near the basket. Smith hit both free throws.

Thomas had his 3-point streak early in the second half, the last one made with a hand in his face, to bump the Seminoles' lead to 15.

The Hokies have lost 11 of 12 and haven't won a game in 2014.

"We didn't play as smart as we need to," coach James Johnson said. "(The Hokies) were just a little overmatched. (Thomas), he was the difference in the game."

FSU routs Virginia Tech 02/06/14 [Last modified: Thursday, February 6, 2014 12:11am]
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