Men's Basketball ACCtion: Monday, January 3

Jan. 3, 2011

Seminoles Drop One to Tigers

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Chris Singleton had a game-high 20 points to go along with 10 rebounds, and Derwin Kitchen scored 12 for the Seminoles, who had only lost to No. 2 Ohio State, Florida and Butler entering Monday but added another loss, 65-60 to Auburn.

Freshman Josh Langford scored a career-high 16 points as Auburn notched its fourth win in a row with a 65-60 victory over Florida State.

The Tigers (7-7), whose most significant win entering Monday came against Middle Tennessee State, beat a team that was fresh off a win over Baylor, a 3-seed in last year's NCAA Tournament.

"Since the beginning of the season, we've gotten a lot better," said guard Josh Wallace, who finished with nine points and seven assists. "And it's starting to show."

Florida State (11-4) got off to a frigid start in the first half, shooting 24.2 percent from the floor (8 of 33) and 6.7 percent from 3-point range (1 of 15).

Auburn took a 27-22 lead into halftime thanks to 11 points from Langford, who knocked down 3 of 4 from beyond the arc in the first half.

The Seminoles put together a 9-2 run out of the break punctuated by a Chris Singleton steal and slam to retake the lead, 31-29, with 17:32 to go.