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Florida State beats Boston College; Florida loses to Vanderbilt

BOSTON — Florida State seemed to be letting struggling Boston College hang around a little too long in the first half.

But back-to-back dunks by Jarquez Smith got the Seminoles rolling.

Malik Beasley had 22 points, Smith had 13 with nine rebounds and FSU (13-7, 3-5 ACC) ended a two-game skid with a 72-62 win over Boston College on Tuesday night, sending the Eagles to their seventh straight loss.

"I think it was a big boost for the other guys," Smith said of his two dunks less than a minute apart during a 13-5 run late in the first half that jump-started the Seminoles.

"I think we got down in energy, and me having those put-backs brought life to the other players," Smith said. "It was a big impact in the first half and coming into the second half."

Neither team held more than a two-possession lead from the first 3½ minutes until FSU closed the final 4:25 of the half with the spree. FSU outrebounded the Eagles (7-13, 0-7) 46-28.

Gators rally falls short

NASHVILLE — Wade Baldwin had 24 points and Damian Jones 20 points and 12 rebounds for Vanderbilt, which led by as much as 14 in the second half and held on to beat Florida 60-59.

The Gators (13-7, 5-3 SEC), whose only lead was 3-2, cut a 42-28 deficit to four points several times but didn't get closer until KeVaughn Allen hit a 3-pointer with one second left.

Allen had 16 points for Florida. The Commodores (12-8, 4-4) won for the fourth time in five games.

MEMPHIS 97, UCF 86: Shaq Goodwin had a career-high 35 points and added nine rebounds and six assists as the visiting Tigers beat the Knights (10-8, 4-3 AAC).

NO. 1 OKLA. 91, TEXAS TECH 67: Buddy Hield had 30 points for the host Sooners (17-2, 6-2 Big 12), who remained in first in the conference.

NO. 7 XAVIER 75, NO. 10 PROVIDENCE 68: Jalen Reynolds had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and the Musketeers (18-2, 6-2 Big East) held off a rally to beat the Friars (17-4, 5-3) for their first road win over a Top 10 team in 20 years.

NO. 9 W. VA. 70, KANSAS ST. 55: Jonathan Holton had 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the host Mountaineers (17-3, 6-2 Big 12) to a sweep of the season series.

NO. 11 UVA 72, WAKE 71: Darius Thompson hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the visiting Cavaliers (16-4, 5-3 ACC). The league's top 3-point shooting team shook off a 5-for-17 night on the perimeter, hitting four 3s in the final minute as the Demon Deacons blew a 10-point lead with 90 seconds left.

WIS. 82, NO. 19 INDIANA 79 OT: Nigel Hayes had 31 points and the host Badgers snapped a 12-game winning streak by the Hoosiers (17-4, 7-1 Big Ten). Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell's 3-pointer with five seconds left in overtime pulled Indiana within 80-79 before Hayes hit two free throws.

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USF at Tulane

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Radio: 820-AM

Florida State beats Boston College; Florida loses to Vanderbilt 01/26/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 11:44pm]
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