Coming into its basketball game against Virginia on Saturday, Florida State was working its way to a possible third straight NCAA tournament appearance for the first time in school history. The Seminoles held on at home for a 63-56 victory, but it was at a high cost.
Junior Chris Singleton, Florida State’s leading scorer and the reigning Atlantic Coast Conference defensive player of the year, suffered a fractured right foot midway through the first half. He is scheduled for surgery on Monday and is possibly lost for the remainder of the season.
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An initial glance into how much this injury would influence the Seminoles was encouraging. They went on a 19-4 run to end the first half on Saturday after Singleton left the game. It was the second half, however, that may have told a more meaningful story.