Vassell, Polite help No. 9 Florida State edge Virginia 54-50

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Devin Vassell scored 18 points as No. 9 Florida State won its eighth straight game, 54-50 over Virginia.

Vassell hit a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws in the final seconds to seal the win.

Anthony Polite came off the bench to drill four 3-pointers for the Seminoles, who have won 15 of their last 16 games.

Mamadi Diakite scored 16 points for Virginia.

The defending national champions have lost three straight.