Florida State Men Notch First ACC Victory Of The Season With Win Over N.C. State

Posted at 12:04 AM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 00:04:00-05

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Malik Beasley scored 22 points to help Florida State beat North Carolina State 85-78 on Wednesday night in a matchup of winless teams in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

Devon Bookert added 18 points for the Seminoles (11-5, 1-3), who led just about all night but still had to keep coming up with some timely baskets to stay in control.

Both teams entered this one at 0-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference for the first time since the 2006-07 season, with each staring at its first 0-4 start in more than a decade.

But Beasley, Bookert and freshman Dwayne Bacon each had key second-half baskets that helped FSU finally break through.

Now it's the Wolfpack (10-7, 0-4) still searching for a first league win with a daunting schedule - at No. 5 North Carolina, at No. 20 Pittsburgh, home against No. 9 Duke - looming in the next 10 days.

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