No. 10 'Noles hold off No. 12 Louisville, drop another ranked opponent
The No. 10 Florida State men's basketball team raced out to an early lead and then fended off several Louisville charges before holding on for a 73-68 victory Saturday at the Tucker Center.
The Seminoles, who were led by 16 points apiece from Jonathan Isaac and Dwayne Bacon, improved to 18-2 and 6-1 in the ACC. The No. 12 Cardinals fell to 16-4, 4-3.
FSU also got 15 points from Terance Mann and 10 from Michael Ojo before a sellout crowd -- the Seminoles' second of the season.
Playing their sixth consecutive game against an AP Top 25 opponent, the Seminoles got off to a brilliant start, claiming a 14-0 lead in the opening stages. Louisville clawed back to make it a six-point game at halftime, but the Cardinals could never tie the game or take the lead.
The victory gave FSU a 5-1 record during one of the toughest six-game stretches in college basketball history. The Seminoles next will play Wednesday at Georgia Tech.
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