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SportFlorida State upends No. 2 Virginia 69-59 in ACC semifinals

03:40  16 march  2019
03:40  16 march  2019 Source:   ap.org

No. 14 Florida St. rallies to top No. 15 Va. Tech in OT

No. 14 Florida St. rallies to top No. 15 Va. Tech in OT M.J. Walker scored nine of his 11 points after halftime, including a critical 3-pointer in overtime, and No. 14 Florida State rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit to top No. 15 Virginia Tech 73-64. Mfiondu Kabengele scored 13 points in the second half and overtime as Florida State improved to 15-1 at home this season and tied the program record with 12 Atlantic Coast Conference wins. The Seminoles trailed 35-22 with 18:08 left in regulation but slowly chipped away. Six minutes later, Florida State tied the game and Terance Mann's 3-pointer with 11:26 remaining gave the Seminoles a 44-41 lead.

The Atlantic Coast Conference ( ACC ) is a collegiate athletic conference in the United States of America in which its fifteen member universities compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association

Virginia will play Florida State in the semifinals . It marked the second straight week that Florida State beat Virginia Tech in overtime. No. 14 nevada 77, boise state 69 . LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jazz Johnson scored 20 points, Caleb Martin had 19 and Nevada rallied to beat Boise State in the

Florida State upends No. 2 Virginia 69-59 in ACC semifinals© The Associated Press Virginia's Mamadi Diakite, left, drives past Florida State's Christ Koumadje, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — David Nichols scored 14 points and No. 12 Florida State knocked off No. 2 Virginia 69-59 on Friday night to advance to the championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

Phil Cofer had 11 points and 7-foot-3 center Christ Koumadje added nine points and nine rebounds for the Seminoles, who will play the winner of No. 3 North Carolina/No. 5 Duke on Saturday night.

Guy, Salt help No. 2 Virginia beat NC State 76-56 in ACCs

Guy, Salt help No. 2 Virginia beat NC State 76-56 in ACCs Kyle Guy scored 29 points, including seven 3-pointers, and second-ranked Virginia pulled away in the second half to beat North Carolina State 76-56 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. Big man Jack Salt provided an unexpected offensive boost with a career-high 18 points for the top-seeded Cavaliers (29-2), who trailed 29-27 at halftime. But Virginia shot 63 percent after the break and scored 49 points, with long runs of efficient offense to go with tough defense. BOX SCORE: NO.

No . 2 Virginia overcame a 10-point halftime deficit for a 59 -55 win to improve to 12-0 in conference play. Post to Facebook. Florida State — The Seminoles have dropped six straight against top five teams. Their last win came against then-No. 4 North Carolina in the ACC tournament final in 2012.

No. 22 Florida State women beat Duke 51-41 in ACC tourney. Nausia Woolfolk scored a career-high 27 points, including two free throws with 22. 2 seconds left that gave No. 22 Florida State its first lead in a 56-54 victory over Virginia Tech on Sunday. Upending No . 10 Maryland on Sunday for a

BOX SCORE: FLORIDA STATE 69, NO. 2 VIRGINIA 59

The Cavaliers loss comes on the same floor where they became the first No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament to lose to a 16 seed in Maryland-Baltimore County last year. It's also the same floor where Virginia lost a second-round game as a No. 2 seed to seventh-seeded Michigan State in 2015.

De'Andre Hunter had 13 points for Virginia (29-3), which had its nine-game winning streak snapped and suffered its first loss to a team other than Duke.

Florida State (27-6) was in control from the start. The Seminoles built a 35-31 at halftime behind the inside play of Koumadje, who had seven points and nine rebounds in the first half after registering just two points and two rebounds in a 65-52 loss to Virginia earlier this season.

No. 12 FSU beats No. 16 Virginia Tech 65-63 in OT at ACCs

No. 12 FSU beats No. 16 Virginia Tech 65-63 in OT at ACCs Terance Mann hit a wild off-balance runner with 1.8 seconds left in overtime to help No. 12 Florida State beat No. 16 Virginia Tech 65-63 in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament quarterfinals. Mann's shot from the right side rattled around the rim before dropping through the net to break a tie for the fourth-seeded Seminoles. The fifth-seeded Hokies had a final chance but Nickeil Alxander-Walker missed a long desperation heave to end it.

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Florida State doesn't get a chance to ease into ACC play. The No. 9 Seminoles (12-1) will be thrown into the deep end this weekend when they begin conference play at No . 2 Virginia (12-0). It's the 11th time in program history FSU will play in a Top-10 matchup, the first since January of 2017 and only

The 35 points were essentially an offensive explosion for the Seminoles, who didn't score their 35th point against Virginia until 2:34 remained in the previous matchup.

Florida State broke open the game midway through the second half with a 13-1 run led by Nichols, a graduate transfer who scored on a drive, a low post move, and a turnaround jumper during the stretch. While Nichols was heating up, the Cavaliers couldn't score, going nearly 6½ minutes without a field goal.

BIG PICTURE

Florida State: The Seminoles are one of the hottest teams in the country, having won 14 of 15 games with the only loss during that stretch coming at North Carolina.

Virginia: The Cavaliers have only lost three games all season — two of those to Duke — so it stands to reason they still have a chance at earning a No. 1 seed.

UP NEXT

Florida State: Will look for its first ACC Tournament title since 2012.

Virginia: Will wait to hear on where they are seeded in the NCAA Tournament.

West Virginia beats No. 7 Texas Tech 79-74 in Big 12 Tourney

West Virginia beats No. 7 Texas Tech 79-74 in Big 12 Tourney Emmitt Mathews scored a career-high 28 points as 10th-seeded West Virginia upset No. 7 Texas Tech 79-74 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament on Thursday night.West Virginia (14-19) advances to the semifinals, against either No. 17 Kansas or Texas, on Friday night.Jarrett Culver scored 26 points, Tariq Owens had 14, and Matt Mooney had 12 for Texas Tech (26-6).Matthews hit a corner 3 to give West Virginia a 16-point lead with nine minutes to go, but Texas Tech scored 16 of the next 18 to get within four.The Red Raiders took a 69-68 lead on a basket by Culver, their first lead since it was 7-5. But the Mountaineers scored seven of the next nine to regain the lead, 75-71.

^ " Florida State falls to Notre Dame in ACC tournament semifinals ". miamiherald. ^ "No. 11 Xavier dominates No. 3 Florida State to advance to Sweet 16". "Defensive Struggle Ends in 59 -55 Defeat to No . 2 Virginia ". Florida State University Department of Athletics.

Notre Dame vs. Florida State : Seminoles second baseman Sydney Sherrill went 2 -for-3 with double and an RBI in FSU's 6-1 victory over the Fighting Irish in

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