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Florida State Beats Virginia Tech 86-75

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Xavier Rathan-Mayes scored 18 of his 22 points in the first half as Florida State pulled ahead early and never looked back, beating Virginia Tech 86-75 on Tuesday.

Devon Bookert had 16 points for the Seminoles, who shot 19 of 26 (73.1 percent) in the first half and made 7 of 10 3-pointers.

Robbie Berwick, a freshman averaging 2.6 points coming into the game, had a season-high 13 points for FSU (9-6, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Florida State jumped out to a 53-45 lead at halftime and was in control the rest of the way. Virginia Tech cut the lead to 70-63 with 6:44 to go on a dunk by Satchel Pierce, but that was the closest the Hokies would come.

Freshman Justin Bibbs scored a season-high 25 points and Adam Smith had 24 points for Virginia Tech (8-7, 0-2). The Hokies shot 24 of 58 (41.1 percent) from the floor.

Florida State finished 27 of 52 (51.9 percent).

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