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Florida State Eliminated From ACC Tournament With Loss To Virginia Tech

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Posted at 12:43 AM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 00:43:00-05

WASHINGTON (AP) - Adding to its season-saving surge in front of a favorable crowd, Virginia Tech got 20 points from reserve Seth Allen and never trailed en route to beating Florida State 96-85 in the second round of the ACC Tournament on Wednesday night.

The Hokies (19-13) bolstered their case for NCAA seeding by stretching their winning streak to six games, the team's longest in ACC play since joining the conference in 2004-05. The current run began with a victory over FSU - and was preceded by a rough stretch of seven losses in eight games.

In the quarterfinals, Virginia Tech will meet 11th-ranked Miami, a team the Hokies beat Saturday.

Virginia Tech set a season high for scoring, with Justin Robinson providing 18 points, Justin Bibbs 16 and Zach LeDay 15. As a team, the Hokies managed to make the same number of 3-pointers as Florida State, eight, despite 11 fewer attempts.

Florida State (19-13) never managed to get in front, not even once. Devon Bookert led the Seminoles with 19 points.

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