NCAAB Game Recap - Florida State at Virginia Tech
Sat Feb 1, 2020 4:00 PM EST

TCU
52
Baylor
68
F
Gonz
83
USF
79
F
TxTch
75
Kansas
78
F
UtSt
68
SDSU
80
F
FlaSt
74
VaTec
63
F
Lou
77
NCSU
57
F
Ford
56
Dayt
70
F
Crei
76
Vill
61
F
Duke
97
Syr
88
F
Xav
74
Seton
62
F
Oreg
60
Stan
70
F
KansSt
57
WVU
66
F
KY
66
Aub
75
F
MSU
63
Wisc
64
F
Prov
65
Butl
61
F
Colora
78
USC
57
F
Hou
62
Cin
64
F
Miss
63
LSU
73
F
WichSt
51
Tuls
54
F
PSU
76
Nebras
64
F
Rut
63
Mich
69
F
Bry
64
StFPA
84
F
Ind
59
OhSt
68
F
GaTec
72
ND
80
F
Hartfo
55
Maine
49
F
W Ky
76
FlInt
81
F
UConn
63
Mem
70
F
CenCT
57
RobM
64
F
TexAM
48
UGA
63
F
Ohio
54
Ball
65
F
UMKC
69
ChiSt
51
F
Copp
68
DelSt
77
F
IaSt
68
Tex
72
F
Tenn
73
MisSt
86
F
DeP
72
Marq
76
F
NrthIA
80
Evans
68
F
UNCA
71
Winth
104
F
CenMI
85
W MI
78
F
Charl
79
Tows
70
F
WCU
64
Chat
61
F
Amer
70
Lafy
82
F
Colg
73
HolyC
64
F
Troy
84
GASt
78
F
Toled
57
E MI
61
F
Drex
72
Del
80
F
Boston
77
Buck
57
F
OkSt
69
Okla
82
F
ULMo
54
TexAr
68
F
Charl
68
SoMis
74
F(OT)
N TX
75
Rice
84
F
App
86
ArkLR
93
F
IL-C
64
Clev
62
F
TN-M
77
MorSt
85
F
Mizzu
54
SCar
76
F
MtStM
75
FaDi
85
F
Morg
89
How
83
F
SCSt
56
NCC
73
F
MidTN
83
TexSA
80
F
UCF
48
SoFL
64
F
CBap
72
Seatt
65
F
OrSt
67
Cal
69
F
Ida
72
NoAZ
77
F
UNLV
77
ColSt
95
F
IndSt
78
MOSt
68
F
LongI
59
(N/A)
70
F
Presb
81
Hamp
87
F(OT)
Hof
83
W&M
60
F
SacHr
83
StFNY
76
F
GMas
65
StBon
74
F
ChaSo
74
Radf
77
F(OT)
UNCW
66
JMU
83
F
SthAL
79
GaSo
69
F
Marsh
73
FlAtl
91
F
NE
69
Elon
74
F
SEMO
57
E KY
70
F
UNCG
65
ETSU
82
F
CenAR
79
NWSt
71
F
BethC
67
FlaAM
73
F
Norf
68
NCAT
74
F
Lamar
96
McNee
91
F
Longw
84
GWebb
81
F(OT)
Citad
71
Mercer
76
F
MiaO
55
NIU
70
F
Campbl
74
USC-Up
91
F
JackSt
85
MsVl
65
F
NOrl
84
SeLA
73
F
Stetsn
55
Lipsco
53
F
KennSt
45
NFla
86
F
CoCar
83
ArkSt
77
F
Wyo
71
SJSU
66
F
NM
77
Fres
82
F
OlDom
73
LaTec
76
F
Belm
78
JacSt
64
F
Navy
73
LoyMD
79
F
E IL
64
APSU
68
F
ULLa
66
TxSt
71
F
UNH
75
UMassL
77
F
ECU
64
Temp
76
F
N AL
83
Jacksn
85
F
Pepp
68
LoyMa
67
F(OT)
SIU
79
Drake
72
F
Ark
82
Alab
78
F
IUPUI
76
YSU
91
F
GrgWas
54
Rich
76
F
Harv
69
Princ
70
F
Dart
46
Penn
54
F
BC
71
UNC
70
F
Colum
66
Brown
72
F
Alc
82
South
93
F
SFA
81
SamH
76
F
StLou
78
StJos
73
F
Samf
56
Woff
80
F
UCSB
87
LongB
62
F
Vermt
86
Albany
75
F
NDSt
71
IPFW
60
F
Corn
71
Yale
86
F
UMBC
63
Stony
74
F
FlGlf
46
Lib
61
F
Army
80
Leh
79
F
PVAM
49
AlSt
52
F
TXSo
82
AlaAM
73
F
Tul
67
SMU
82
F
CAPoly
51
UCDav
66
F
Ariz
66
WaSt
49
F
SCla
85
Portl
61
F
SDSt
71
W IL
61
F
IlSt
70
Valpa
80
F
CSBak
59
TexPA
70
F
Denv
77
Oral
86
F
Brad
51
LoyIL
62
F
TXAMC
77
HBU
82
F
InWor
58
AbCh
72
F
Clem
44
Wake
56
F
UMass
50
David
85
F
SIU-E
55
Murr
74
F
Fla
61
Vand
55
F
Gram
49
ArkPB
47
F
TNSt
72
TNTec
67
F(OT)
UAB
69
UTEP
55
F
IdaSt
75
S UT
80
F
Web
52
N CO
70
F
GrCan
52
NMSt
72
F
MTSt
64
Mont
78
F
Purd
61
NW
58
F
USD
58
Pacif
66
F
StMar
79
BYU
81
F
Nev
64
Bois
73
F
E WA
59
Sac
54
F
AzSt
87
Wash
83
F
CS-Ful
61
UCIrv
91
F
CSNor
75
HI
80
F

Feb 1, 2020, 4:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(5) Florida State (18-3)

34

40

74

Virginia Tech (14-8)

29

34

63

Vassell's 3-pointers send Florida State over Virginia Tech
Sat Feb 1, 2020 7:39 PM

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Devin Vassell was too ramped up trying to help No. 5 Florida State beat Virginia Tech to realize he was earning himself a place in the ACC record book.

"Not at all," Vassell said. "Coming to the bench, people just said, `Just keep shooting if you're open. You're hot, you're hot.' My teammates kept finding me, and we kept running plays that were getting me open. Give credit to the coaches, and I'm just thankful for that."

He may not have been aware, but everyone else knew he was in the midst of a special afternoon.

Vassell tied an ACC mark by shooting 7 for 7 from 3-point range and scored 27 points to lift the No. 5 Seminoles to a 74-63 victory over the Hokies on Saturday.

Vassell and the Seminoles (18-3, 8-2) rebounded from Tuesday night's loss at Virginia that snapped a 10-game winning streak. Florida State remained a game out of first place in the ACC standings.

The Seminoles led for much of the first half, were ahead 34-29 at the break and held the lead the rest of the way. Florida State grabbed a 60-44 advantage on a free throw by Trent Forrest with 9:25 remaining before the Hokies scored the next nine points. They cut the lead to 60-53 on a dunk by Nahiem Alleyne with 6:23 left, but got no closer.

Tyrece Radford paced the Hokies (14-8, 5-6) with 18 points. Virginia Tech lost its third consecutive game.

"I'm not going to make excuses," Virginia Tech coach Mike Young said. "You've got to find ways to win. We are in a bit of a hole here, but as I told them after the game, we control everything . Play better basketball. Find ways to win. Come back over here tomorrow and fight again. Get to Georgia Tech and play a little bit better."

Vassell connected on his first six shots from the floor -- five 3-pointers -- and made 8 of 10 for the game. He was the lone Florida State player in double figures, but 10 different Seminoles scored and seven scored at least seven points.

"We had a lot of guys contribute a little bit," Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. "That's kind of who we are. We win games by committee. I thought that really made a difference. We had everyone basically contributing in some kind of way, and Devin just happened to be our lead dog tonight. It's been that way all year. It always seems to be somebody else stepping up. That's who we are as a team."

BIG PICTURE

Florida State: The Seminoles have all the traits needed to make a deep NCAA Tournament run. They feature a deep roster, have forced more turnovers than any team in the ACC, and possess on underrated star in Vassell, who has scored in double figures in eight consecutive games. He is averaging 17.6 points per game in that span.

Virginia Tech: When the Hokies don't hit 3-pointers, they struggle, and that happened again Saturday. Virginia Tech made just 7 of 30 from beyond the arc against the Seminoles. In their three-game losing streak, the Hokies are shooting just 30.1% (22 of 73) from 3-point range.

MORE ON VASSELL'S RECORD-TYING GAME

Vassell now shares the ACC record for 3-point percentage in a game (minimum of seven) with three other players - former N.C. State standout Allerick Freeman and former Florida State perimeter players Sam Cassell and James Collins. Freeman's 7 of 7 performance came in NC State's overtime win over North Carolina in 2018.

"He was extremely productive," Hamilton said of Vassell. "But I thought his energy was infectious, and I thought it motivated and ignited the rest of our players as well."

UP NEXT

Florida State: The Seminoles play at home against North Carolina on Monday.

Virginia Tech: The Hokies take on Georgia Tech in Atlanta on Tuesday.

Leaders

Florida State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Vassell 27 0 3 3 0 1
W. Wilkes 8 0 2 1 0 0
Virginia Tech PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Ojiako 0 0 0 1 0 0
P. Horne 0 0 0 3 0 2

Team Comparison

FlaSt VaTec
Points For 74 63
Field Goals 28/57-49% 25/58-43%
Three Pointers 10/22-45% 7/30-23%
Free Throws 8/11-73% 6/6-100%
Offensive Rebounds 6 6
Defensive Rebounds 27 24
Rebounds 39 34
Blocks 5 2
Steals 4 4
Turnovers 9 10
Personal Fouls 8 12
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - FlaSt Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Feb 1 FlaSt 74 @ VaTec 63 M. Osborne 1 J. Cone 3

Game Information

Stadium: Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Virginia
Attendance: 9,275
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