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Franklin, Vander Plas lead No. 13 Virginia past FSU in men's basketball game

Cavaliers 67, Seminoles 58
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Posted at 12:37 PM, Jan 15, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-15 12:37:50-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Armaan Franklin scored 20 points and Ben Vander Plas added 15 points and seven rebounds as No. 13 Virginia controlled from the opening minutes and defeated Florida State 67-58 on Saturday.

Franklin, a senior guard, averages 11.4 points per game but had 13 points by halftime as Virginia cruised to its third straight win. The Indiana transfer is 50 points shy of 1,000 for his career.

The Cavaliers (13-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) made 11 of 22 3-pointers, the fifth time in 16 games they have connected on 10 or more from beyond the arc. Florida State (5-13, 3-4) has struggled with its perimeter defense, giving up 14 3s in a loss at Wake Forest on Wednesday.

Matthew Cleveland recorded a double-double for the seventh straight game, a feat no Seminole has achieved since Reggie Royals in the 1971-72 season. He had a basket in the final minute to finish with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Freshman forward Cameron Corhen added 15 points for the Seminoles, who lost at home for the first time in ACC play.

Vander Plas shot 6 of 10 from the floor, including 3 of 6 on 3s.


Virginia: The Cavaliers shot 6 of 13 from 3-point range in the first half to pull ahead comfortably and weren’t really threatened in the second half. Virginia made a season-best 13 3s early in the year against Monmouth.

Florida State: The Seminoles were short-handed again, playing without freshman forward Baba Miller (tonsillitis).


Virginia: Hosts Virginia Tech on Wednesday.

Florida State: At Notre Dame on Tuesday.


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