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Eight in a row! Seminoles make history with eighth straight ACC win

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Florida State 77, Clemson 64

History was made on Tuesday night in Clemson, South Carolina.

With a 77-64 win over the Tigers at Littlejohn Coliseum, the No. 16 Florida State Seminoles extended their ACC winning streak to a school-record eight straight games. The previous mark was held by the 2012 conference championship team.

Florida State had a 15-point halftime lead and then kept the Tigers at bay in the second half, never letting the advantage slip below seven points in the final 20 minutes. Mfiondu Kabengele had another big game off the bench for the Seminoles, with 19 points and 11 rebounds.

He had a stretch in the final minutes where he hit a putback basket, knocked down an open 3-pointer and then scored underneath while getting fouled to essentially end any Clemson comeback hopes.

Junior Trent Forrest, still battling a turf toe injury, scored 14 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out three assists in the win. He had a ferocious dunk in the first half on a drive through the Clemson defense and then also scored on a runner right before the buzzer to give the Seminoles a 38-23 lead at the break.

Clemson was just 9 of 30 from the field in the first half. And while the Tigers shot better in the final 20 minutes, knocking down five 3-pointers, it wasn't nearly enough to knock off the Seminoles, who shot almost 50 percent from the field.

Christ Koumadje had 10 points and 7 rebounds for Florida State and Terance Mann added nine points, five rebounds and four assists.

Ten different players saw action for the Seminoles. Nine of those players scored and six hit at least one 3-pointer. P.J. Savoy hit two as the FSU bench outscored the Clemson bench 30-2.

It was the fourth straight road win for the Seminoles, and all four were by double digits. Florida State plays again on Saturday afternoon in Chapel Hill against No. 8 North Carolina.

Trent Forrest hangs on the rim after a first-half dunk at Clemson on Tuesday night.
Trent Forrest hangs on the rim after a first-half dunk at Clemson on Tuesday night. (AP)


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