February 26, 2000 - by

Second Half Surge Puts Virginia Away, 71-64

Feb. 26, 2000





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By BRENT KALLESTAD

Associated Press Writer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Damous Anderson and Antwuan Dixon combined for 32
second-half points Saturday to lead Florida State to a 71-64 victory over
Virginia.

Anderson scored 18 of his game-high 24 points while Dixon matched a
career-high with 16 points, 14 in the second half – including eight straight
free throws.

Anderson, who didn’t start the game because he skipped a course in Latin
politics last week, jump-started the Seminoles 48-point second half with a
3-point jumper and layup in the opening 32 seconds of the final period as
Florida State took a 28-25 lead.

Anderson added successive 3-point jumpers only 39 seconds apart to give the
Seminoles their largest lead of the contest at 60-51 with 4:38 left.

But Virginia (18-9, 8-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) cut its deficit to 63-62
on a free throw by Chris Williams with 1:47 to go but could not regain the
lead. The Cavaliers led 24-12 with 5:50 left in the first half, but were up
just 25-23 at the break.

Ron Hale added 15 points, including a pair of free throws and a dunk in the
final 50 seconds, for Florida State, 11-14 and 6-8 in the ACC.

Chris Williams and Stephane Dondon led Virginia with 15 points apiece while
Majestic Mapp added 11 and Roger Mason 10 for the Cavaliers.

Donald Hand, who scored 28 points in Virginia’s 86-81 victory over Florida
State last month, scored only six points. Hand made 1 of 10 shots before
fouling out with 3:27 left in the game.

Florida State’s Justin Mott had a game-high nine rebounds as the Seminoles
controlled the backboards by a 42-31 margin.

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