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FSU Seminoles rout Virginia on road

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Chris Singleton had 12 points and seven rebounds for Florida State, which used balanced scoring and strong defense to defeat Virginia 69-50 on Wednesday night.

Luke Loucks, the former Clearwater High standout, had 11 points and Xavier Gibson and Ryan Reid 10 each for the Seminoles (19-7, 7-5 ACC), who held the Cavaliers (14-10, 5-6) to their second-fewest points of the season and their fewest at home since they moved into John Paul Jones Arena in 2006.

"This was a very important game for our basketball team, and I think we played with very high level of focus," FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said. "I think the reason we were able to do that for the whole entire game was because, as we watched tapes of Virginia, we thought they did a very outstanding job defending.

"We knew if we did not defend them, then they would score points because they have good shooters and (Mike) Scott was a tough matchup for us."

Scott, Virginia's 6-8 forward, had 10 points, 3.6 below his average. The Cavs' leading scorer, Sylven Landesberg, had four, more than 13 below his average.

Virginia coach Tony Bennett, whose team was coming off a 19-point loss to Maryland on Monday, tried a new starting backcourt, with Calvin Baker and Jeff Jones in place of Sammy Zeglinski and Jontel Evans. It didn't make much difference.

The Seminoles shot 50 percent from the floor to 38 percent for Virginia. They broke open a 33-24 game with an 11-2 run to start the second half.

"The mental toughness was lacking," Bennett said. "Fatigue maybe was there, but the mental toughness was not there. Take your pick tonight. It was tough."

FSU 69

Virginia 50

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