Jan. 23, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Toney Douglas scored 19 points Wednesday as Florida State rallied from a 10-point second half deficit to take a 69-67 victory over Virginia.
Douglas, the Atlantic Coast Conference steals leader, put the Seminoles ahead 63-62 on a free throw. He then swiped the ball from Virginia’s Sean Singletary to add two more free throws after being fouled on his way for an uncontested layup.
Florida State (13-7, 2-3 ACC) led 31-28 at the half, but it didn’t take long for it to evaporate.
Virginia (11-6, 1-3) led 56-46 with 8:58 left on a Singletary layup, but Florida State caught up at 60-all on Isaiah Swann’s 3-point shot from deep in the corner with 2:27 left. Douglas’ layup with 1:55 to go gave the winners a 62-60 lead.
Douglas, who had six steals in the game, hit 7 of 11 shots from the floor and also had six rebounds.
Mamadi Diane led Virginia with 21 points, Adrian Joseph added 17 points and a game-high 8 rebounds while Singletary finished with 11 points and a game-best 7 assists.
Virginia jumped off to a 12-2 start, but Swann scored seven points in 34 seconds (a free throw following his first of two quick 3-point shots) capping a 10-0 run that tied the game at 15.
The Cavaliers shot just 41.7 percent in the game and were outscored 23-11 in the final 8:58.