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Allen scores career-high 32 to lead Maryland over Florida State 83-71

  • Florida State guard Devon Bookert (1) takes a shot over Maryland guard Seth Allen (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Florida State guard Devon Bookert (1) takes a shot over Maryland guard Seth Allen (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)  (The Associated Press)

  • Florida State guard Aaron Thomas, right, dunks against Maryland forward Jonathan Graham, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Florida State guard Aaron Thomas, right, dunks against Maryland forward Jonathan Graham, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)  (The Associated Press)

  • Maryland's Charles Mitchell, left, grabs a rebound against Florida State center Boris Bojanovsky (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Maryland's Charles Mitchell, left, grabs a rebound against Florida State center Boris Bojanovsky (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)  (The Associated Press)

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.