TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Reserve Okaro White scored 13 points and Xavier Gibson added 10 points Saturday as No. 21 Florida State held off 16th-ranked Virginia 58-55 to keep a share of first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference with its seventh straight league victory.
Virginia (17-4, 4-3) climbed back from a 13-point second-half deficit, but Jontel Evans' desperation 30-footer didn't get off in time before the final buzzer - it bounced off the rim anyway. Virginia's four losses this season have come by a total of 10 points.
Mike Scott and Joe Harris led the Cavaliers with 16 points apiece. Scott also had a game-high 11 rebounds.
It's the first time that Florida State (16-6, 7-1) has won seven straight games in ACC play since joining the league in 1991-92.