No. 12 Florida State beats No. 2 Virginia in ACC semifinals

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- David Nichols scored 14 points and No. 12 Florida State knocked off No. 2 Virginia 69-59 on Friday night to advance to Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.

Phil Cofer had 11 points and 7-foot-3 center Christ Koumadje added nine points and nine rebounds. The Seminoles (27-6) will play either No. 3 North Carolina or No. 5 Duke on Saturday night.

De'Andre Hunter had 13 points for Virginia (29-3). The Cavaliers had their nine-game winning streak snapped with their first loss to a team other than Duke.

Florida State was in control from the start. The Seminoles built a 35-31 at halftime behind the inside play of Koumadje, who had seven points and nine rebounds in the first half.

Florida State broke it open midway through the second half with a 13-1 run led by Nichols, a graduate transfer who scored on a drive, a low post move, and a turnaround jumper during the stretch.