Florida State defeated Clemson 76-65 on Saturday, and returned the favor for the loss the Tigers dealt them earlier in the season. The Seminoles dominated most of the game thanks to excellent play from freshmen guards Malik Beasley and Dwayne Bacon.
Bacon led the Seminoles with 21 points and added 6 rebounds as well. Beasley finished with 16 points, 9 coming in the second half, and 3 rebounds. Xavier Rathan-Mayes added 10 points.
Florida State started to take control with 11:57 left in the first half, and rode Dwayne Bacon's 15 first half points to a 32-28 first half lead. Clemson went on a huge run to start the second half, and took a 41-39 lead with 13:51 left in the game, but it was all Florida State from that point on.
The Seminoles held Clemson to just 33.9 percent shooting from the field for the game, and 27.3 percent from three. Florida State shot 49.1 percent from the field for the game, but shot 60.9 percent from the field in the second half.
Florida State dominated the transition game with 18 fast break points compared to just 2 from Clemson.
Florida State improves to 14-7 and 4-5 in the ACC. They will host NC State on February 1st at 9 PM. The game will be broadcast on ESPNU.