No. 25 Florida State beats cold-shooting Georgia Tech 59-49


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Mfiondu Kabengele and Terance Mann each scored 12 points, and No. 25 Florida State won its third straight game Saturday with a 59-49 victory over Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets failed to score in the last 4:14.

This was the lowest point total by a Florida State opponent this season and it ties the lowest output by Georgia Tech in a game this season.

Kabengele has scored in double figures in 14 of the Seminoles’ 21 games, all as a reserve. Trent Forrest added nine points and six rebounds for the Seminoles (16-5, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Abdoulaye Gueye had 14 points on 6 of 7 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds for Georgia Tech (11-11, 3-6), which has dropped five of its last six games.

Both teams turned cold late in the game. Florida State made just one of its last nine shots; Georgia Tech was 1 of 17.

Watch: Tucker Carlson Says 2024 Won't Be Trump vs. Biden, Warns It's About to Get Serious

The Yellow Jackets’ leading scorer, Jose Alvarado, fouled out and went 0 for 10 from the floor in 24 minutes. The sophomore guard, averaging 13.1 points, sprained an ankle in the loss to North Carolina on Tuesday.

Florida State shot 35 percent but made 23 of 30 free throws (77 percent). Georgia tech shot 28 percent.


Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets made just 3 of 21 shots from 3-point range.

Florida State: The Seminoles have beaten Georgia Tech 12 of the last 14 games.


Georgia Tech hosts Clemson on Wednesday.

Florida State plays at Syracuse on Tuesday.

The Western Journal has not reviewed this Associated Press story prior to publication. Therefore, it may contain editorial bias or may in some other way not meet our normal editorial standards. It is provided to our readers as a service from The Western Journal.

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →

We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

The Associated Press is an independent, not-for-profit news cooperative headquartered in New York City. Their teams in over 100 countries tell the world’s stories, from breaking news to investigative reporting. They provide content and services to help engage audiences worldwide, working with companies of all types, from broadcasters to brands. Photo credit: @AP on Twitter
The Associated Press was the first private sector organization in the U.S. to operate on a national scale. Over the past 170 years, they have been first to inform the world of many of history's most important moments, from the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the fall of the Shah of Iran and the death of Pope John Paul.

Today, they operate in 263 locations in more than 100 countries relaying breaking news, covering war and conflict and producing enterprise reports that tell the world's stories.
New York City