- Associated Press - Sunday, December 6, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - Xavier Rathan-Mayes scored 23 points, including four free throws in the final 1:06 and Florida State held off VCU 76-71 on Sunday at Philips Arena.

Rathan-Mayes made two free throws for a 72-68 lead. Melvin Johnson hit a 3-pointer for VCU, his final points during his run of 16 straight, to cut the lead to one with 55 seconds left.

The Seminoles turned the ball over but Rathan-Mayes made a steal and Terance Mann dunked to make it 74-71. The Rams missed a 3-pointer and Rathan-Mayes sank two more free throws with six seconds left for the final score.

Dwayne Bacon and Malik Beasley scored 10 points each for Florida State (5-2), which has won eight straight in Atlanta.

Johnson led VCU (5-3) with a career-high 36 points, Korey Billbury added 11 and Mo Alie-Cox 10. Johnson has topped 20 points four times this season.

Florida State led 40-29 at halftime.

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