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FSU Seminoles beat Virginia Cavaliers 63-56 but lose star Chris Singleton to injury

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State won a critical game but lost its star.

The Seminoles held off Virginia 63-56 on Saturday despite losing Chris Singleton with a fractured right foot 10 minutes into the game.

The 6-9 Singleton, the Seminoles' top scorer and rebounder and one of the nation's most talented defenders, will have surgery Monday, coach Leonard Hamilton said.

And though no one is sure when Singleton will return, Hamilton has a week to regroup and prepare for a visit to Wake Forest.

"I think our kids will be up to the challenge," Hamilton said. "We'll have to figure out a way."

They did Saturday after Singleton was injured with the Seminoles trailing 19-15.

Michael Snaer had 16 points, including four straight free throws in the final 20 seconds, when FSU (18-7, 8-3 ACC) repelled a late rally.

"Chris was a big part of that win," Snaer said. "It was a good test to see how a lot of our role players could step up and be a big part of our win."

Singleton, last year's conference defensive player of the year, already had 11 points when he was hurt. He scored FSU's first nine before Xavier Gibson's putback with 11:36 left in the half.

Virginia (12-12, 3-7 ACC) fought back from a 16-point deficit in the second half and pulled to within 56-53 with 1:11 left on Joe Harris' short running jumper.

But Bernard James' baby hook with 37 seconds left provided FSU a bit of breathing room, and Snaer took care of the rest with his free-throw shooting.

Sammy Zeglinsky scored 19 and Harris 17 for Virginia.

FSU 63

Virginia 56

FSU Seminoles beat Virginia Cavaliers 63-56 but lose star Chris Singleton to injury 02/12/11 [Last modified: Saturday, February 12, 2011 10:12pm]
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