UVA (13-4, 2-3 ACC) led 28-25 at the half, but the Seminoles (12-5, 2-3 ACC) opened the second half on a 9-2 scoring run to take a four-point lead.
The ‘Noles made 10 of their first 13 from the field to start the second half and led by as many as eight as Virginia’s big three – Malcolm Brogdon, Anthony Gill and London Perrantes – never could get on track.
Brogdon was just 4-of-17 from the field, and Perrantes, despite a team-high 19 points, was just 4-of-13 from the floor.
Gill was saddled by foul trouble, and in just 26 minutes scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field and just four rebounds.
Virginia coach Tony Bennett used his fifth different starting lineup in a row as he tried to figure out how to break the Cavs out of this sudden slump.
Since starting the season 12-1, UVA has lost three of its last four, all on the road.
Virginia Team Notes
- UVA has dropped three straight ACC road games for the first time since losing four straight in 2012-13
- The loss snapped UVA’s five-game winning streak vs. Florida State
- UVA is now 2-18 in its last 20 games in the state of Florida
- Virginia is 23-23 all-time vs. Florida State, including a 7-15 road record
- UVA led 28-25 at halftime, limiting the Seminoles to 37.5 percent from the field (9-24)
- UVA is now 10-1, 2-1 ACC when leading at the half
- The Cavaliers assisted on 14 of their 22 made field goals
- FSU went on a 10-0 run in the second half to gain a 46-39 lead
Virginia Player Notes
- Malcolm Brogdon (10 points) moved past Mel Kennedy (1,415 points, 1985-88) into 23rd place on UVA’s career scoring ledger
- Anthony Gill (13 points) has reached double figures in all 17 games
- London Perrantes (19 points) hit double figures for the fourth straight game
- Devon Hall made his second career start (first of the season) and had six points and matched a season-high with 26 minutes