Vassell pours in career high as FSU knocks off VT

Devin Vassell couldn’t miss from 3-point range. Florida State got back on track and picked up a double-digit ACC road win.

Vassell scored a career-high 27 points – knocking down 7 of 7 3-pointers – as No. 5 FSU knocked off Virginia Tech 74-63.

“My teammates kept finding me, and we kept running plays that were getting me open,” Vassell told reporters in Blacksburg, Va. “Give credit to the coaches, and I’m just thankful for that.”

Trent Forrest had seven points, nine rebounds and five assists for FSU (18-3, 8-2 ACC), which bounced back from a road loss to Virginia on Tuesday night.

Wyatt Wilkes also had eight points for FSU, which shot 28 of 57 (49.1 percent) from the floor and 10 of 22 (45.5 percent) from 3-point range.

Patrick Williams returned from a toe injury with seven points on 3 of 10 shooting.

M.J. Walker did not play but did travel to the game. Anthony Polite started in his spot and had seven points and four rebounds but went 0 for 5 from 3-point range.

Virginia Tech standout freshman Landers Nolley II was held to 14 points on 5 of 16 shooting. Tyrece Radford had 19 points on 8 of 10 shooting.

Next up for FSU is a home game against North Carolina and standout Cole Anthony on Monday at 7 p.m. Anthony made his return from knee surgery on Saturday night against Boston College.


  1. Dan Densmore Reply

    Bad ass…Vasell is money

  2. Bob Ferrante Reply

    Good to see FSU bounce back after the loss at UVa. And a double-digit win, on the road, even without M.J. Walker.

    Anthony returned for UNC tonight. He came off the bench and had 26 points in 26 minutes, making 14 of 14 free-throw attempts, in a narrow loss at home to BC.

  3. Dan Densmore Reply

    Hope Noles give beatdown on UNC .

  4. Melvin Pope III Reply

    Vassell was also 4-4 from the chatity strip, and 8-10 from the field, which means he made 19 of the 21 shots he took, which I don’t think has ever happened…

    • Jerry Kutz Reply

      Worth some research… en fuego!

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