# 9 FSU basketball didn’t play its best basketball game, but found a way to defeat defending champion Virginia.
FSU basketball (15-2, 5-1 ACC) won its eighth consecutive game with its 54-50 win over Virginia (11-5, 3-3 ACC) on Wednesday night.
The Noles are now at the ACC conference with Duke and Louisville after defeating Louisville.
The FSU overcame a variety of problems when winning. They had a terrible range of punches most of the game, flipped the ball too many times, and gave up too many defenses.
You also missed at least 10 shots within five feet of the basket. Still, the Noles found a way to win by winning the offensive and forcing 18 sales for the defense.
Devin Vassell and Anthony Polite were formidable with 18 and 14 points, respectively. Was polite 4-4 from beyond the bow.
It was a game that looked like it might slip off the Noles late, but a 10-3 run in the last three minutes of the game sealed the win and FSU fans were delighted.
Big win Noles oles
– Ricky Bobby (@ RickyBobby3805) January 16, 2020
Florida State that basketball school yall
– JonathanB (@brimetimenole), January 16, 2020
Again @FSUHoops finds a way .. incredible
– Meg💛 (@megandaie) January 16, 2020
8 IN A ROW !!! Bound for the 1st in ACC! Let’s start with the Regular Season Championship #Noles !!! #FearTheSpear
– Christopher McHone (@ cmchone1014), January 16, 2020
It was ugly, but the dub! #GoNoles
– TinCupDeHaven (@ ChrisDeHaven11) January 16, 2020
FSU basketball … no doubt
– Six Beers Deep Sports (@ 6_BeersDeep) January 16, 2020
YOU DO NOT JUST ENTER THE T-L-C-DOUBLE-C AND EXPECT A VICTORY pic.twitter.com/i4Ui3q613U
– TIMQUILA (@Timinole) January 16, 2020
It’s over!! Let’s go!!!!!! Great match!!! Great audience !!! Good atmosphere!!! Nole family !! Congratulations @FSUCoachHam @FSUHoops ## FSU #Noleblooded 💪🏾 💪🏾
– Ron Dugans (@ r81dugans), January 16, 2020
# 9 in the country (and climbing), just beat the defending champions to extend the winning streak to 8 & 15-2, with the 2 losses starting the season in Pitt and an enemy Indiana. Solid start for @FSUCoachHam & the boys! #GoNoles
– Austin McAlpin (@AustinMcAlpin), January 16, 2020
It’s a big win for the Noles, which isn’t too much for the national media, as UVA comes into play after two defeats.
However, their type of basketball makes it difficult for them to survive against everyone and find a way to win. Only 37 percent of the shots show that this team can win games in different ways.
In retrospect, it’s a game they should have won in the double digits because they left a lot of points on the floor, with missed layups and sometimes poor defensive efforts.
The Noles travel against rival Miami at 12 noon on Saturday. ET Tip broadcast with the game on the ACC network.