March 4, 2023 - by

M. Basketball Falls to Virginia Tech in Regular Season Finale, 82-60

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech’s Sean Pedulla scored a game high 25 points on eight made field goals and three free throws to lead the Hokies to a 82-60 victory over the Seminoles at Cassell Coliseum. Pedulla led five Hokies in double figure scoring, Hunter Cattoor (14 points), Grant Basile (13 points), Rodney Rice (10 points), and MJ Collins (10 points), to earn their 18th victory of the season and complete the regular season with eight ACC wins.

Caleb Mills led the Seminoles with 14 points on six made field goals. For the second time in his career, he surpassed the 400-point milestone in a season. He is one point shy of establishing a new single-season career-high for points in a season.

This was Mills’ 21st time as the Seminoles’ leading scorer in a game.

Darin Green Jr. and Matthew Cleveland joined Mills in double figures, scoring 10 points apiece.

Green Jr. leads the ACC in 3-point field goals made in entering the 2023 ACC Tournament.    With an additional two 3-pointers made against Virginia Tech, he surpassed Wake Forest’s Damari Monsanto to take over the lead ACC 3-pointer spot with 88 made 3-point field goals in a season.

Green Jr. finishes the regular season in a third place rank for made 3-pointers in a single-season for Florida State. His 88 made 3-pointers is the third-highest single-season total in school history.

Baba Miller pulled down a team-high four rebounds against Virginia Tech.

In the regular season finale for both teams, Virginia Tech came out on top in the opening minutes of the game, scoring 14 points over a five minute period to lead 14-0 over the Seminoles.

The Hokies attempted to keep a rigid point spread between the teams during the half. Florida State went on a 10-2 scoring run in the final minutes of the first half to narrow the score to 39-30 with Virginia Tech leading into intermission.

The Seminoles continued their momentum into the second half, starting off with a 3-pointer from Caleb Mills to get within four points of the Hokies.

Mills and Chandler Jackson were the only Seminoles to score over the next seven minutes as Virginia Tech went on an 18-4 scoring run to once again widen the score.

Florida State faced a three minute scoring drought late in the second half, along with four turnovers, which allowed the Hokies to embark on another 10-0 scoring run. Jackson broke the streak with a layup that pushed Florida State up to 54 points compared to Virginia Tech’s 79 points.

The Seminoles finished the game strong, scoring six points on three for three made field goals in the final minute of the game. Virginia Tech was unable to score in the last two minutes of the only matchup between the two teams this season.

Florida State shot 26-59 (.441) from the field and 8-24 (.333) from beyond the arc. The Seminoles scored 24 points in the paint and 17 points off the bench.

With the completion of the 2022-23 regular season, Florida State finishes with seven wins and 13 losses in conference play, which ranks them as the No. 12 team in the ACC. The Seminoles will travel next to Greensboro, N.C. to face off against No. 13 seeded Georgia Tech on March 7 with tip off at 2pm ET. The game will be televised on ESPN.

The Seminoles beat the Yellow Jackets 75-64 at the Donald L. Tucker Center on January 7th, 2023 in the only matchup between the two teams this season. Florida State holds a 45-32 winning record against Georgia Tech.


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