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Seth Allen breaks out, Maryland beats Florida State 83-71

Maryland guard Seth Allen, center, drives to the basket between Florida State forward Robert Gilchrist, left, and Aaron Thomas, right, on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Seth Allen scored 21 of his career-high 32 points in the decisive first half, and Maryland beat Florida State 83-71 Saturday to climb over .500 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Playing in his 12th game of the season after being sidelined with a fractured left foot, Allen went 11 for 15 from the floor and 7 for 10 beyond the arc in topping his previous career best of 21 points. The 6-foot-1 sophomore guard also had four rebounds and two assists.

Dez Wells scored 15 and Jake Layman added 12 for Maryland (14-10, 6-5), which avenged a 24-point defeat at Florida State last month. The victory enabled the Terrapins to gain sole possession of seventh place in the ACC, one game ahead of the skidding Seminoles (14-9, 5-6).

Maryland led by 17 at halftime and coasted to the finish.

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