Boxing: FSU 69, Virginia 59
Down goes Virginia!
The Florida State men's basketball team, which was blown out by the no. 2 Cavaliers in Charlottesville, Va., At the start of ACC play, has just come Friday night in the ACC Tournament semifinals.
With a sterling performance at both ends of the floor, the Seminoles opened up a 13 -point lead midway through the second helped and held on a 69-59 upset of the no. 1-seeded Cavs.
The win sends the No. 12-ranked Seminoles (27-6) back to the championship game of the ACC Tournament for the first time since 2012. They will play the winner of the late semifinal between Duke and North Carolina.
Before Friday, Virginia (29- 3) had lost just twice every season ̵
FSU was led by senior point guard David Nichols, who scored 14 points off the bench. The Seminoles also got 11 from senior Phil Cofer and 10 from junior Trent Forrest.
FSU hero Virginia star Kyle Guy scored 11 points on 3-of-8 shooting.
FSU controlled the entire way, leading by as many as 10 points in the first half and 35-31 at halftime.
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