Jan. 16, 2001
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Keith Friel scored 15 of his 22 points on
3-pointers to lead five Virginia players in double figures and the 13th-ranked
Cavaliers beat Florida State 89-71 Tuesday night.
Chris Williams added 20 points, six rebounds and three steals for Virginia
(12-3, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), while Donald Hand had 15 points, Travis
Watson 12 and Roger Mason, Jr. 11.
Delvon Arrington had 23 points for the Seminoles (5-12, 0-4), who got just
six points from star freshman Michael Joiner.
Virginia led 36-30 at halftime, but pushed the lead to 55-40 almost five
minutes into the second half with a streak of hot shooting from beyond the arc.
The Cavaliers attempted 3-pointers on seven of their first nine possessions,
hitting four, and then pulled away.
Virginia, as usual, lived off its pressure defense, converting 21 turnovers
into 30 points.
There were four ties and eight lead changes in the first half before
Virginia went on a 12-0 run to take the lead for good.
The Cavaliers used tough man-to-man defense to build the lead to 18 points
in the second half before Florida State cut the lead to five with 7:30 to play.
Two 3-pointers by Friel started an 18-7 Virginia run that sealed the win.