Harris' 18 lead Virginia past Florida State, 78-66

By: Matt Harris Email
By: Matt Harris Email

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Joe Harris scored 18 points and Virginia used an early 22-5 run to take command on its way to a 78-66 victory against Florida State on Saturday and a sweep of its season series against the Seminoles.

Malcolm Brogdon added 16 points for the Cavaliers (13-5, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won 62-50 at Florida State on Jan. 4. The sweep is the first for the Cavaliers since the 2000-01 season.

Okaro White and Aaron Thomas scored 15 each for Florida State (12-5, 3-2). The Seminoles arrived second in the ACC defensively, allowing teams to make just 36.3 percent of their field goal attempts, but the Cavaliers shot better than 55 percent in the first half in bolting to 45-26 lead by halftime.

The Cavaliers also closed the half with an 11-3 burst that featured five points from Akil Mitchell.


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