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FSU Basketball races past Louisville for third straight ACC win

FSU Basketball races past Louisville for third straight ACC win

Florida State’s second road trip of the season went much better than its first.

RaiQuan Gray scored 17 points to lead five players in double-figures Monday night as the Seminoles rolled to a 78-65 victory at Louisville.

It was just FSU’s second road game of the season after falling by 10 points last month at Clemson. The Seminoles are now 8-2 on the season and 4-1 in ACC play; Louisville falls to 9-3 and 4-2.

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Box Score: FSU 78, Louisville 65

Despite playing without injured starter Anthony Polite, the Seminoles led from wire to wire. They actually opened up a 24-point advantage late in the first half, but saw Louisville slice into that lead with a 12-2 run before halftime.

The Cardinals continued chipping away until eventually pulling to within eight points midway through the second half. But the Seminoles quickly responded with another run to put the game away.

FSU has now defeated the Cardinals four straight times, including the last three by double-digits.

While the Seminoles were without Polite, they did get freshman point guard Scottie Barnes back from an ankle injury that kept him out of the North Carolina game on Saturday. He came off the bench to score 10 points and grab six rebounds.

Wyatt Wilkes added 13 points, Malik Osborne scored 12 and RayQuan Evans had 11.

FSU’s leading scorer, senior M.J. Walker, only scored two points but delivered 10 assists and grabbed five rebounds.

After playing three games in six days — victories against N.C. State, North Carolina and Louisville — the Seminoles won’t play again until this Saturday when Clemson comes to Tallahassee.

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