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Pedulla scores 25, Virginia Tech beats Florida State

Hokies 82, Seminoles 60
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Posted at 11:14 PM, Mar 04, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-04 23:14:12-05

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Sean Pedulla scored 25 points to lead Virginia Tech to an 82-60 victory over Florida State on Saturday in an Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season finale.

Pedulla was 8 of 12 from the floor. Hunter Cattoor added 14 points on 4-of-9 shooting, and the pair combined for 10 3-pointers. Grant Basile scored 13 points and Rodney Rice had 10 for Virginia Tech (18-13, 8-12).

The Hokies shot 62.5% (15 of 24) in the first half and finished 29 of 56 (52%) overall and 16 of 34 (47%) from distance.

Caleb Mills scored 14 points for Florida State (9-22, 7-13), which has lost six of its last seven games. De’Ante Green and Matthew Cleveland added 10 points apiece.

The Hokies opened the game on a 14-0 run, capped by a 3 each from Basile and Pedulla, and led 39-30 at halftime. Mills opened the second half scoring seven points to pull the Seminoles to 41-37, but they didn't get closer. The Hokies answered with a 27-8 run for a 68-45 lead with 8:29 to go and had a 28-point lead with about two minutes left.

Both teams will play first round games in the ACC Tournament on Tuesday.