Florida State 67, Boston College 51: Eagles Decimated In Tallahassee

Reggie Jackson didn't score his first point for 19 minutes and 59 seconds and finished with 13 points on 4-of-13 shooting as Boston College was defeated by ACC rival Florida State, 67-51, at the Tucker Center on Saturday.

The loss was the Eagles' second in conference play this season and dropped them to fourth place in the ACC. The win for the Seminoles was their fourth in a row and moved them into a two-way tie for first in the ACC with Duke.

Joe Trapani paced Boston College (14-6, 4-2 ACC), scoring 19 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Trapani scored 14 points and had seven rebound in the first half, but only managed to score five points in the final half for Boston College.

Corey Raji added eight points and five rebounds off the bench for Boston College. Josh Southern scored four points and Dallas Elmore chipped in with three points for the Eagles.

Gabe Moton made his first career start in place of senior guard Biko Paris, who missed the game with the stomach flu, and finished with three points, two steals and one assist.

Derwin Kitchen paced the Seminoles (15-5, 5-1 ACC), scoring 16 points and collecting seven rebounds. Michael Snaer scored 13 points, Bernard James totaled 12 points and Okaro White added 11 points for FSU.

Chris Singleton, who was named the co-ACC Player of the Week along with Jackson, finished with four points and seven rebounds.

The Eagles made 17-of-48 field goals (35.4%) and 8-of-23 threes (34.8%) and finished with 22 rebounds, 12 assists, six steals and ten turnovers. Florida State shot 51.1% from the floor (24-for-47) and made 7-of-17 shots beyond the arc (41.2%) while amassing 33 rebounds, 11 assists, six steals, seven blocks and 13 turnovers.

Florida State led by four, 14-10, at the midway point of the first half and built the lead to 27-22 with 1:25 remaining in the first half, but Boston College closed out the half on a 5-2 run to cut the 'Noles lead to two, 29-27, at halftime.

The Seminoles broke the game open early in the second half, using a 21-11 run to build their lead to 50-38 with 8:24 left. Boston College was unable to bridge the gap, losing for the third time in its last six games.

Boston College faces its toughest test of the season on Thursday when it travels to face No. 4/No. 5 Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Florida State plays conference foe Clemson in its next game on Saturday, January 29th.

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