February 10, 2009
Toney Douglas scored 19 points to pace Florida State, as the Seminoles downed the Cavalier men's basketball team, 68-57, on Tuesday night. It marks Virginia's eighth consecutive loss, as the Cavs have not won since January 6 against Brown.
Virginia started out strong, as Sylven Landesberg scored eight of the first 12 points for the Cavaliers, who jumped out to a 12-10 lead. The two teams battled back and forth, as the Wahoos went into halftime with a 22-20 lead. It was the first lead they have held at the break since that January 6 win.
The second half did not start out bad, as Virginia held the 41-40 lead with eight minutes to go, but a 9-0 Seminole run minutes later gave Florida State the 52-43 lead. The Cavaliers were able to trim the lead down to six, but the Seminoles hit their free throws down the stretch to clinch the win.
The loss not only extends the Cavs' current losing streak, but it also continues their bad luck in Tallahassee. Virginia has not won at the Donald R. Tucker Center since 2001 and has fallen in its last six trips to the venue. Florida State has now taken the last three meetings in the series.
Virginia falls to 7-13, 1-8 in ACC play, and will look to get back on track this weekend. The Cavaliers host Clemson on Sunday afternoon at 1:00. Click on the above video link to view highlights and hear from head coach Dave Leitao.