No. 25 Florida State Defeats Virginia, 68-57
Virginia coach Dave Leitao has seen all he wants to of Florida State’s Toney Douglas. Douglas scored 19 points and matched a career high with seven assists Tuesday as the 25th-ranked Seminoles defeated Leitao’s Cavaliers 68-57, handing Virginia its eighth consecutive loss — including two to the Seminoles.
The Seminoles (19-5, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) shook off a woeful first-half shooting effort with a blistering 70.8 percent performance in the second half. Virginia (7-13, 1-8) was led by Sylven Landesberg’s 14 points.
Uche Echefu added 17 points and Solomon Alabi had 13 for the Seminoles, which took the lead for good at 43-41 on Deividas Dulkys second of 3-point baskets. It was the second straight double-figures showing for Alabi, who had 17 points to accompany Douglas’ 23 in Saturday’s win at Clemson.
Alabi, who made 10-of-15 shots in Florida State’s two wins last week and earned the ACC’s rookie of the week honors, was 6-for-8 on Tuesday.
Booker’s Double-Double Helps Tigers Past Eagles, 87-77
Trevor Booker had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and Terrence Oglesby scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half to lead No. 12 Clemson to an 87-77 victory over Boston College on Tuesday night.
Oglesby went 6-for-10 from 3-point range, one on a four-point play with 11:54 left to put the Tigers (20-3, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) ahead for good at 61-57. K.C. Rivers added 17 points and Raymond Sykes scored 12 with nine rebounds as Clemson reached 20 wins for the third consecutive season–a first in school history.
Rakim Sanders scored 23 with eight rebounds for BC (18-8, 6-5), but didn’t score in the last 13:27. Tyrese Rice scored 17 as the Eagles dropped to 1-4 against ranked teams, with No. 6 Duke up next on Sunday.