The Virginia men's basketball team held off a late run by Florida State and came away with a 62-50 win Saturday in Tallahassee. The Cavaliers led by as many as 22 in the second half, but the Seminoles cut the lead to 7 with 2:55 to play on a three-pointer by Okaro White.
Justin Anderson led UVa with 16 points while London Perrantes added 14. Akil Mitchell and Malcolm Brogdon each finished with 11 points for the Cavaliers, who won despite shooting 33-percent from the field and 18-of-33 (54-percent) from the free throw line.
Senior guard Joe Harris left the game with an injury after playing just the first two minutes and did not return.
The win marks the first victory for UVa at Florida State since 2001. The 'Hoos are now 10-4 overall this season and improve to 5-0 in ACC openers under Tony Bennett.
UVa returns home to face Wake Forest on Jan. 8 at 7 p.m.
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