Virginia downs Florida St 78-66

Posted at 7:08 PM, Jan 18, 2014
and last updated 2015-03-04 17:31:33-05

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WTXL) - For the second time in 14 days, Virginia had little trouble with Florida State on the hard court. The Cavaliers forced the Seminoles in 18 turnovers en route to a 78-66 victory.

Florida State was led by the duo of Aaron Thomas and Okaro White, as each chipped in with 15 points in the loss. The Noles made more than 45 percent of their shots from the floor, but turnovers to a stingy Virginia defense limited their total number possessions and scoring opportunities.

The Cavaliers also shot well, dropping nearly 50 percent of their shots from the floor, including seven of their 11 shots from three-point range. Joe Harris tallied a game-high 18 points, including four three-pointers as UVA moves to 13-5 on the season, 4-1 in the ACC.

Florida State (12-5, 3-2 ACC) returns home to Tallahassee for their next game, Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. against conference newcomer Notre Dame.