- Dwayne Bacon was obviously the story of the game, as we covered in this film review. He was in double figures for the 24th straight game, and his 29 points set a new career best (27 vs Jacksonville). Through two ACC games he has now taken 44.5% of the shots when he’s on the floor, which is easily the most in conference.
- Trent Forrest had a quiet night scoring. But he played his 2nd most minutes of the season as his defense was critical against UVA’s big, physical guards. With the game tied late at 51, Forrest stole London Perrantes’ dribble and got it to Dwayne Bacon for what turned into two big points. For the year he has generated a steal on 4.9% of opponent possessions, which is the 2nd highest rate in the ACC.
- How do you win low possession games? By sneaking in hidden possessions. FSU had six more offensive rebounds than Virginia, and one less turnover. That gave the Seminoles an extra seven opportunities to score the ball in a game that came down to the final possession.
- FSU had 12 turnovers, but just three of those came in the 2nd half. Of those three, one was a jump ball, and just one of the other two was a live ball turnover, and on that one Terance Mann immediately fouled so that UVA couldn’t get out on the break.
- FSU won 60-58 in a 60 possession game. The Seminoles were just the 2nd team this year to score at least a point per possession versus Virginia. Since the Temple game, FSU’s defense has now held nine of 10 opponents below a point per possession.
Inside the box score: FSU 60, Virginia 58
Other things happened besides Dwayne Bacon