TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Hunter Cattoor scored a career-high 27 points, all on a school-record tying nine 3-pointers, Sean Pedulla scored 21 points with six 3-pointers of his own, and Virginia Tech defeated Florida State 85-72. Cattoor hit back-to-back 3-pointers for a 68-60 Hokies lead with 6:41 remaining. After Florida State called timeout, the Hokies forced a turnover, Justyn Mutts turned it into two points, and Cattoor hit two more 3-pointers for a 16-point lead. Pedulla, a backup freshman guard, blew past his season highs of 11 points and three 3-pointers, making 6 of 7. Anthony Polite had 17 points, six rebounds and three assists for the Seminoles.
“We have other people picking up their wagon and making winning plays-- not 18 three’s night in and night out but continue to get good play and smart intelligent play from Sean [Pedulla], Darius [Maddox] and those guys is a real shot in the arm for our club,” said Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young.