Florida State Men's Basketball - 2012-13 Year In Review

Florida State Men's Basketball - 2012-13 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Leonard Hamilton, Head Coach
Michael Bradley, Strength and Conditioning
Dennis Gates, Assistant Coach
Stan Jones, Associate Head Coach
Jacob Ridenhour, Director of Operations
Corey Williams, Assistant Coach

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2012-13 FSU Basketball Media Guide


2013 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Boris Bojanovsky, 7-3, 240, C, Bratislava, Slovak Republic - "This (going to Florida State) is a great move for him as he is a high level and highly skilled center who will be challenged night in and night out in the ACC. I really believe the Boris will flourish under the guidance of head coach Leonard Hamilton and his staff," said head coach Rob Orellana of Oakley College."...ON BOJANOVKSY: At 7-3, he is believed to be the tallest basketball player in the history of the Florida State basketball program...ranked as the 23rd best player in the class of 2013 according to Eurohoops...possesses great length and has an outstanding skill set for a 7-3 player...has a vast array of post-up moved and has mastered a deadly mid-range jumpshot...has played in the European Championships three times - the U-18 tournament in 2010 and 2011 and the U-16 Tournament in 2009...averaged a double double of 22.0 points, 13.3 rebounds and 4.2 blocked shots while shooting .594 percent from the field as a member of the U-18 Solvakian Team at the U-18 European Championships...scored 34 points against Switzerland in the U-18 European Championship...at last 23 points in six of the games in which he played including 34 points against Switzerland, 25 against Norway and 23 each against Austria and Romania...multiple blocked shots in five of his six games including seven against Austria, six against Sweden and five against Switzerland...totaled four steals against Austria and three against Romania...pulled down 22 rebounds against Sweden and 14 against Switzerland...a near triple double of 23 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocked shots against Austria...ranked first on the Slovakian team in field goals made (10.0 per game), defensive rebounds (9.7 per game), blocked shots (4.2 per game), double doubles (six) and field goal percentage (.583 percent)...recorded a double double in all six games played during the 2011 U-18 European Championships...averaged 13.0 points and 7.1 rebounds in seven games during the U-18 European Championships...averaged a double double of 15.6 points and 10.9 rebounds in seven games during the U-16 European Championships in 2009...AT OAKLEY COLLEGE: Graduated from Oakley College in 2012 after spending three years at the academy...Oakley College is an academic institution which is accredited in the United States, Spain and the United Kingdom...operates in conjunction with the Canarias Basketball Academy which offers a customized curriculum in order to offer the best and most academically orientated program to its students...the CBA also fields athletic teams which are successful as they compete against a competitive independent schedule that includes tournaments and games against top quality teams from around the world...The Oakley School has developed 33 Division I players in the last four years at academic institutions in the United States...earned the scoring title at the Rinus de Jong Invitational in The Netherlands in 2011...PERSONAL: Born April 5, 1993...Boris is the son of Maria and Peter Bojanovsky...a friend of Seminole football junior Menelik Watson who played basketball at the CBA and one year of basketball at Marist College in New York...selected Florida State over NC State, Virginia Tech, Miami, Georgia Tech and Mississippi State...

Devon Bookert, 6-3, 180, G, Anchorage, AK - "Playing at the Impact Basketball Academy is a chance for me to get better and stronger. I know I could play in college this year (2011-12) - I've played against some of the best players in the country, but most of those kids have already been in summer school and I'd already be starting out behind," said Devon Bookert on his choice to sign to play at Florida State following one season at the Impact Basketball Academy...ON BOOKERT: The first Florida State basketball player from the state of Alaska...graduated Anchorage West High School in 2011 (a year early) and chose to spend a prep school year at Impact Basketball Academy in Las Vegas...considered to be an outstanding shooter and an even better passer...named the Gatorade Player of the Year in the State of Alaska as a senior...in earning the honor he became the fourth player from Anchorage West to earn the honor including former Duke star Trajan Langdon...a two-time All-State First Team selection as a junior and as a senior, he was named the Class 4A State Player of the Year and the Cook Inlet Conference Most Valuable Player as a senior...the first two-time All-State Class 4A pick in high school basketball in the state of Alaska...saw his stock rise during the summer of 2011 as he played extremely well in the Fab 48 Tournament in Las Vegas...did not play on the AAU circuit during the summer of 2010...decided to attend the Impact Basketball Academy in order to further his game for one year before enrolling at Florida State in the summer of 2012...AT ANCHORAGE WEST: Graduated from Anchorage West High School in 2011...the Gatorade Player of the Year in the State of Alaska as he averaged 25.0 points, 8.0 assists, 7.1 rebounds and 3.6 steals as a senior...named the 4A State Player of the Year, an All-State Class 4A First Team selection and the Cook Inlet Conference Most Valuable Player during the regular season as he helped lead the Eagles to the berth in the state championship tournament...played in the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches Senior All-Star game following his senior season...scored a season high 31 points in the fourth quarter of the Eagles' 78-62 win over Chugiak during his senior season...finished two steals shy of a quadruple double with 33 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and eight steals in an 88-70 win over Eagle River during his senior season...led Anchorage West to a State Tournament Championship during his sophomore season and to a runner-up state championship finish during his junior season...the Eagles finished with a 20-7 record and into the third round of the Alaska State Athletic Association state championship tournament...the Eagles defeated Palmer and Service High Schools in the first two rounds before falling to Bartlett High School in the third round...PERSONAL: Born January 27, 1993...Devon is the son of Jenny and Kevin Bookert...his dad, Kevin, helped lead Anchorage West to a state championship and was named to the All-Tournament team in the Alaska State Championship tournament in 1988...community service is important to him and his family as he has volunteered his time to feed the homeless in his home city of Anchorage and works as a mentor to freshman students at his high school...chose Florida State over Cal, San Diego State, Oklahoma State, DePaul and Oregon...

Montay Brandon, 6-7, 216, G, High Point, NC - "Montay Brandon is a high level athlete with tremendous versatility and strength. He has remarkable size for his position and the ability to create his own shot. Montay uses his size to his advantage on smaller guards and possesses a deadly floater when attacking the rim. On the break he is just as effective a passer as he is a scorer," as written in the 2012 Jordan Brand Classic Media Guide...ON BRANDON: A tremendously skilled guard whose athleticism and length will help him fit into Florida State's rotation quickly and easily...is a very long player for his size with long arms who has the ability to cover a tremendous amount of the court with very little effort...his ability to get into passing lanes to deflect passes and earns steals on the defensive end of the court is one of his greatest assets...his quickness on defense will fit into the Seminoles' system as well because of his ability to cover different positions and players of different sizes...considered to be a natural fit for Leonard Hamilton's system at Florida State who is as comfortable handling the basketball or playing on the wing...also plays with an incredible amount of energy...has spent time playing on the ball and can be effective as a lead guard because of his size and strength...enjoys playing an up tempo offense and enjoys getting out on the break...the No. 11 ranked point guard in the nation and the No. 59 overall ranked prep player entering the college ranks as a member of the 2012 freshman class by Rivals.com...also rated as the No. 9 ranked shooting guard prospect in the class of 2012 by ESPN.com...a four star recruit by ESPN.com...a member of the West Team in the 2012 Jordan Brand Classic All Star game that was played in Charlotte on April 14, 2012...a starter for the West Team in the regional All-Star game played at the Tim Warner Arena in Charlotte, N.C....a double double of 12 points and 12 rebounds to go along with four assists in 32 minutes of playing time as the West team fell, 84-82...led the team in rebounds, assists and minutes played...nominated to play in the prestigious McDonald's All-American Games in 2012...committed to Florida State during his official visit in September of 2011...AT WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY: Graduated from Wesleyan Christian Academy in 2012...averaged 19.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game as a senior...played for former Maryland star guard Keith Gatlin at Wesleyan Christian...earned All-Conference First Team honors as selected by GreensboroToday.org...totaled 21 points and seven rebounds in Wesleyan's win over Raleigh (N.C.) Upper Room Christian during his senior season...averaged 19.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists as a junior...PERSONAL: Born September 3, 1993...Montay is the son of Diane and Peerman Brandon...a member of the academic honor roll in each of his four years in high school...a member of the Georgia Stars AAU team...selected Florida State over Missouri, Clemson, South Carolina and Tennessee...

Robert Gilchrist, 6-9, 220, F, London, England - "Robert Gilchrist is extremely athletic. He consistently grabs rebounds at the rim and blocks or alters shots on the defensive end. He is a force because his athletic ability and length allows him to be active around the rim. Because he is so active he must be boxed out on every shot attempt," said Tim Kindlon of the New England Recruiting Report...ON GILCHRIST: A highly sought after junior college standout who will fit into the Seminoles' make-up of strong, defensive minded athletes with a great length that will benefit him on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court...his strength will allow him to flourish at the power forward position while his quickness and athleticism will allow him to create mismatches at the wing forward position...his 7-3 foot wingspan makes getting past him a challenge on the defensive end of the court...runs the floor well with exceptional speed and has developed the ability to stretch opposing defenses with both a mid-range and 3-point jump shooting ability...a defensive minded player who is coming from a defensive minded program...Polk State led the Suncoast Conference in scoring defense and finished second in the state of Florida as it allowed 62.2 points per game during his freshman season...has two years of eligibility remaining as he begins his career at Florida State for the 2012-13 season...a member of the U-20 National Basketball Team in Great Britain in 2009 that competed throughout Europe...a two-time All-Suncoast First Team selection as both a freshman and a sophomore...a three star junior college recruit as rated by rivals.com...AT POLK STATE: Graduated from Polk State College in 2012 with an associate's degree in business administration...an All-Suncoast First Team selection as a sophomore as he averaged 11.8 points (second on the team), 7.9 rebounds (first) and 2.2 blocked shots per game (first) and led the Eagles in field goal shooting percentage (.500 percent)...led the Eagles and ranked third in the state of Florida among junior college players in rebounding...played in 23 games as a sophomore...helped Polk State win the Suncoast conference championship with a 7-2 record during his sophomore season...the Eagles' Suncoast Conference championship qualified them for the state junior college tournament...totaled a double double of 19 points and 10 rebounds in leading Polk past TAAG prep Academy in January of his sophomore season...totaled 11 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots against St. Petersburg College...earned All-Suncoast Conference First Team honors as a freshman as he averaged 9.0 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.7 blocked shots per game while shooting .481 percent from the field...ranked 16th nationally in blocked shots...played in 30 games as a freshman...played in the Future Stars International Junior Basketball Tournament in 2010...totaled eight blocked shots against Richmond and averaged more than four blocked shots per game in the tournament...AT WORCESTER (MASS) ACADEMY (2009): Attended Worcester Academy in Massachusetts for one postgraduate season before beginning his collegiate career at Polk State...led Worcester to the championship of the Blackburn Invitational in 2009 with a 68-66 win over Blair Academy...moved to the United States in 2009 to attend school and work to earn a basketball scholarship at a major Division I program...AT BARKING ABBEY ACADEMY (2007-08): Played for two seasons at Barking Abbey Academy in his native London in 2007 and 2008...began his formal basketball training at Barking Abbey where he began to learn the nuances of the game of basketball...PERSONAL: Born October 14, 1990...Robert is the son of Clare and Derrick Gilchrist and...began playing basketball when he was 11 years old...originally a soccer player but spent a summer with family in New Jersey and attended a basketball camp run by former New Jersey Net star Jayson Williams...also learned the game of basketball from former North Carolina star Steve Bucknall who is also from Great Britain...selected Florida State over Baylor, Memphis, Oklahoma, Texas, Marquette and Washington State...

Michael Ojo, 7-1, 290, C, Lagos, Nigeria - "Michael has been playing basketball for only a few years and is a dedicated, hard-working young man who has a very high basketball ceiling. While I don't want to place unrealistic expectations on Michael, he is right now physically talented enough to play in the ACC - he only needs time to develop his understanding of the game of basketball. He has the ability to be a good rebounder and has avery imposing presence in the paint with his 7-foot-8 wingspan. Coach Hamilton and his staff not only have a great history of identifying talented post players but they have the patience to help them develop over time. Florida State and Coach Hamilton's system are perfect fits for Michael and he will be a great addition to the Seminole program," said Tennessee Temple High school head coach Randy Lee...ON OJO: A strong, imposing player who joins Florida State's front line and adds to its already incredible size...Florida State will be considered the tallest team in the NCAA with the addition of Ojo to the roster...a very high character student athlete who fits in very well the players on Florida State's roster...has all of the physical tool necessary to be a successful player for Florida State and in the ACC...with his 7-8 wingspan, he can nearly touch the rim without jumping...AT TENNESSEE TEMPLE: Graduated from Tennessee Temple High School in Chattanooga, Tenn., in 2012...earned All-American Honors as a senior from the National Association of Christian Athletes...named to the All-Tournament Team at the National Association of Christian Athletes Tournament in 2012...averaged 15.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocked shot per game as a senior...PERSONAL: Born January 5, 1993...Michael is the son of Mrs. Olayinminu Ojo...selected Florida State over Vanderbilt and Tennessee Chattanooga...

Aaron Thomas, 6-5, 195, G, Cincinnati, OH - "Aaron Thomas is a scorer. He can score off the bounce and when catching and shooting on the wing. Thomas has excellent length and is a good athlete. He should be able to step in immediately at Florida State. His ability to put the ball in the basket is a valuable asset," said John Stovall of ESPN.com...ON THOMAS: Considered to be a great athlete who can score at will because of his ability to slash to the basket and shoot well from long range...one of the toughest players to sign with Florida State during the 10-year tenure of head coach Leonard Hamilton...plays well under pressure asevidenced by his high scoring average late in games during his high school and prep school career...has an incredible ability to score the basketball and an amazing ability to create his own shots because of his athletic ability...originally signed with Florida State and head coach Leonard Hamilton in November of 2010 and reaffirmed his commitment to play for the Seminoles during his one season at Brewster Academy...ranked as the No. 13 shooting guard in the nation according to Rivals.com following his post-graduate season at Brewster Academy...the 71st best overall player in the nation following his senior season at Cincinnati Withrow according to Rivals.com...also a standout player for the Queen City Prophets...scored 28 points to lead the Prophets over the Indiana Select AAU team, 81-70, on May 13, 2010..scored 38 points for the Prophets against the New York Gauchos at the AAU Super Showcase in Orlando in July of 2010...AT BREWSTER ACADEMY (2012): Graduated from Brewster Academy in 2012...led Brewster to the No. 1 national ranking by Sports Illustrated in 2012...averaged 17.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game in his only season at Brewster...led the Bobcats to a 32-1 record and the national championship...the national championship was decided on the court at the National Prep Tournament... scored 19 points in a 78-74 victory over Notre Dame Prep in the quarterfinals of the National Prep Tournament in March of 2012...led Brewster to the National Prep Tournament Championship with an 87-76 win over Hargrave Military Academy... best performance of the season came as he scored a game high 23 points to lead Brewster over the Tilton School in a game that was nationally televised by ESPN...Brewster won, 57-53, in the game which was played at Springfield College...sealed the win with a steal with 13 seconds remaining in the game that led directly to a Brewster basket and an insurmountable 55-51 advantage...scored 19 points as Brewster defeated Noel and Tilton for a third time and completed the three game sweep of the Bobcats in late February...Tilton was led by Nerlens Noel who was considered to be one of the nation's top recruits...Noel is currently a freshman at Kentucky...scored his prep school career high of 36 points against No. 22 Notre Dame Prep during the regular season...named to the 2012 Hoophall Classic All-Tournament Team in leading Brewster to the team championship...earned All Northeast Prep School Athletic Conference Second-Team Honors in leading Brewster to the Lakes Region League Championship in 2012...was one of seven Division I signees from Brewster in 2012...Brewster is located in Wolfeboro, N.H...AT WITHROW: Graduated from Cincinnati's Withrow High School in 2011...averaged a team leading 22.0 points per game as a senior...earned All-Southwest District Second Team honors...A Division I All-Area First Team selection as a senior by the Cincinnati Enquirer...a finalist for the Mr. Basketball Honors in the State of Ohio...led Withrow to the District Championship with a game-high 25 points in an 80-70 win over Troy...a double double of 24 points and 10 rebounds in a 48-35 playoff win over Harrsion...totaled a double double of 30 points, 10 rebounds and four assists as Withrow defeated Detroit Pershing, 83-71, in the Motor City Roundball Classic...scored 23 points to lead Withrow over Michigan East Grand Rapids for their second straight win in the Motor City Roundball Classic...named to the All-Tournament team at the Flyin' To The Hoop Classic in Dayton, Ohio in January of 2011...led Withrow to the state playoffs where they fell to Moeller High School... AT AIKEN: Attended Cincinnati's Aiken High School as a junior...averaged 22.1 points and 7.3 rebounds and was named the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference Player of the Year as a junior...the No. 1 ranked player in the city of Cincinnati by Hoopniks.com...was Aiken's leading scorer...an All-Area First Team selection as a junior by the Cincinnati Enquirer...shot 56 percent from the field, 82 percent from the free throw line and scored 30 points or more in four different games...ranked second in the city of Cincinnati in scoring and led his team to the state tournament...averaged 15.0 points scored per game as a sophomore at Western Hills High School in Cincinnati...totaled 28 points in a single game in the 2010 adidas May Classic...PERSONAL: Born December 3, 1991...Aaron is the son of Katrina Thomas and Dion McBride...his AAU coach, Ozzie Davis, is a very important mentor in his life...named a John Brewster Scholar during every grading period during his year at Brewster...the honor of being named a Brewster Scholar is the highest academic recognition a student at Brewster can achieve...selected Florida State over Ohio State, Clemson, Nebraska, Purdue, Cincinnati, Georgia and Louisville...


2013 Roster - By Name

L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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* 15 Boris Bojanovsky      C       7-3   240  Fr        Bratislava, Slovak Republic (Oakley College)
*  1 Devon Bookert         G       6-3   180  Fr        Anchorage, AK (West Anchorage)
*  5 Montay Brandon        G       6-7   216  Fr        High Point, NC (Wesleyan Christian)
* 14 Robert Gilchrist      F       6-9   220  Jr        London, England (Worcester Academy/Polk State College)
  35 Joell Hopkins         F       6-6   205  So        Durham, NC (Ravenscroft/Tallahassee CC)
* 30 Ian Miller            G       6-3   186  Jr   **   Charlotte, NC (United Faith Christian Academy)
* 33 Joey Moreau           G       6-2   179  Sr   ***  Henderson, NV (IMG Academies)
* 50 Michael Ojo           C       7-1   290  Fr        Lagos, Nigeria (Tennessee Temple)
* 20 Rafael Portuondo      G       5-11  165  Sr   **   Miami (Columbus/Miami Dade CC)
*  2 Terrance Shannon      F       6-8   240  Jr-R **   Forsyth, GA (Mary Persons)
* 21 Michael Snaer         G       6-5   202  Sr   ***  Moreno Valley, CA (Rancho Verde)
* 25 Aaron Thomas          G       6-5   195  Fr        Cincinnati, OH (Brewster Academy)
* 11 Kiel Turpin           C       7-0   240  Jr-R      Normal, IL (Normal West/Lincoln College)
* 31 Terry Whisnant        G       6-3   185  So   *    Cherryville, NC (Cherryville)
* 10 Okaro White           F       6-8   204  Jr   **   Clearwater (Clearwater)

2013 Roster - By Number

L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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*  1 Devon Bookert         G       6-3   180  Fr        Anchorage, AK (West Anchorage)
*  2 Terrance Shannon      F       6-8   240  Jr-R **   Forsyth, GA (Mary Persons)
*  5 Montay Brandon        G       6-7   216  Fr        High Point, NC (Wesleyan Christian)
* 10 Okaro White           F       6-8   204  Jr   **   Clearwater (Clearwater)
* 11 Kiel Turpin           C       7-0   240  Jr-R      Normal, IL (Normal West/Lincoln College)
* 14 Robert Gilchrist      F       6-9   220  Jr        London, England (Worcester Academy/Polk State College)
* 15 Boris Bojanovsky      C       7-3   240  Fr        Bratislava, Slovak Republic (Oakley College)
* 20 Rafael Portuondo      G       5-11  165  Sr   **   Miami (Columbus/Miami Dade CC)
* 21 Michael Snaer         G       6-5   202  Sr   ***  Moreno Valley, CA (Rancho Verde)
* 25 Aaron Thomas          G       6-5   195  Fr        Cincinnati, OH (Brewster Academy)
* 30 Ian Miller            G       6-3   186  Jr   **   Charlotte, NC (United Faith Christian Academy)
* 31 Terry Whisnant        G       6-3   185  So   *    Cherryville, NC (Cherryville)
* 33 Joey Moreau           G       6-2   179  Sr   ***  Henderson, NV (IMG Academies)
  35 Joell Hopkins         F       6-6   205  So        Durham, NC (Ravenscroft/Tallahassee CC)
* 50 Michael Ojo           C       7-1   290  Fr        Lagos, Nigeria (Tennessee Temple)

2012-13 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
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Toney Douglas            15      G                  Houston Rockets
Toney Douglas            0       PG                 Sacramento Kings
Bernard James            5       C                  Dallas Mavericks
Chris Singleton          31      F                  Washington Wizards

Noles in the Pros -  3

2013 Schedule and Results

             
GAME DAY
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
NCAA
NIT
FSU
AP
FSU
USA
OPP
AP
OPP
USA
AP
UPI
11/09
Ref
H
SOUTH ALABAMA
Coaches vs. Cancer
L 71-76
 
 
25
24
 
 
 
 
11/12
Ref
H
BUFFALO
Coaches vs. Cancer
W 95-68
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11/16
Ref
N
BRIGHAM YOUNG
Coaches vs. Cancer, New York, NY
W 88-70
 
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
11/17
Ref
N
SAINT JOSEPH'S
Coaches vs. Cancer, New York, NY
W 73-66
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11/21
Ref
H
NORTH FLORIDA
W 75-67
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11/27
Ref
H
MINNESOTA
ACC-Big 10 Challenge
L 68-77
 
 
 
 
21
 
 
 
12/02
Ref
H
MERCER
L 56-61
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/05
Ref
H
FLORIDA
L 47-72
 
 
 
 
6
5
13
9
12/09
Ref
H
MAINE
W 91-59
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/17
Ref
H
LOUISIANA-MONROE
W 63-48
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/22
Ref
A
UNC-CHARLOTTE
W 79-76
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/29
Ref
N
TULSA
Sunrise, Fl
W 82-63
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/02
Ref
A
AUBURN
L 72-78
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/05
Ref
A
CLEMSON
W 71-66
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/09
Ref
A
MARYLAND
W 65-62
 
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/12
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA
L 72-77
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/19
Ref
A
VIRGINIA
L 36-56
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/24
Ref
H
CLEMSON
W 60-57
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/27
Ref
A
MIAMI
L 47-71
 
 
 
 
25
 
9
10
01/30
Ref
H
MARYLAND
W 73-71
 
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/02
Ref
H
DUKE
L 60-79
 
 
 
 
5
5
2
5
02/05
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH
W 56-54
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/09
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST
L 46-71
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/13
Ref
H
MIAMI
L 68-74
 
 
 
 
3
4
9
10
02/16
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE
W 69-66
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/19
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
L 66-84
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/24
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH
L 70-80
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/26
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
W 76-62
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/03
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
L 58-79
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/07
Ref
H
VIRGINIA
W 53-51
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/09
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 71-67
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/14
Ref
N
CLEMSON
ACC, Greensboro, NC
W 73-69
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/15
Ref
N
NORTH CAROLINA
ACC, Greensboro, NC
L 62-83
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/19
Ref
H
LOUISIANA TECH
NIT
L 66-71
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EOY Stats Ref

Conference games in bold

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS    18-16   10- 8    4- 7    4- 1
VS ACC            8- 9    5- 3    3- 6    0- 0
AGAINST TOP 25    0- 5    0- 4    0- 1    0- 0

2013 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  MIAMI                15- 3    29- 7 
 2  DUKE                 14- 4    30- 6 
 3  NORTH CAROLINA       12- 6    25-11 
 4t NORTH CAROLINA STATE 11- 7    24-11 
 4t VIRGINIA             11- 7    23-12 
 6  FLORIDA STATE         9- 9    18-16 
 7  MARYLAND              8-10    25-13 
 8  BOSTON COLLEGE        7-11    16-17 
 9t GEORGIA TECH          6-12    16-15 
 9t WAKE FOREST           6-12    13-18 
11  CLEMSON               5-13    13-18 
12  VIRGINIA TECH         4-14    13-19 

2013 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Greensboro, NC
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
03/14/2013  (8)BOSTON COLLEGE 84, (9)GEORGIA TECH 64            Round 1
03/14/2013  (5)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 80, (12)VIRGINIA TECH 63    Round 1
03/14/2013  (7)MARYLAND 75, (10)WAKE FOREST 62                  Round 1
03/14/2013  (6)FLORIDA STATE 73, (11)CLEMSON 69                 Round 1
03/15/2013  (1)MIAMI 0, (8)BOSTON COLLEGE 0                     Round 2
03/15/2013  (4)VIRGINIA 0, (5)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 0            Round 2
03/15/2013  (2)DUKE 0, (7)MARYLAND 0                            Round 2
03/15/2013  (3)NORTH CAROLINA 0, (6)FLORIDA STATE 0             Round 2

2012-13 - 30 Point Club

Name Date Opponent FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Michael Snaer 12/22/2012 UNC-CHARLOTTE 8 19 5 10 9 10 30

2012-13 - 15 Rebound Club

Name Date Opponent O-REB D-REB TOTAL ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ None

2012-13 - 10 Assist Club

Name Date Opponent Assists ------------------------------------------------------------------ None

2012-13 EOY Stats

                                                --3 Point---                            ----REBOUNDS-----
Name                 GP GS  Min  FGM  FGA  PCT  FGM FGA  PCT  FTM FTA  PCT  PTS  AVG    OFF DEF  TOT  AVG  PF DQ  AST   TO  BLK  STL
====================================================================================================================================
Michael Snaer        33 33 1079  155  365 .425   63 164 .384  116 142 .817  489 14.8     22 125  147  4.5  81  1   82   91   15   33
Okaro White          34 34  983  138  270 .511   25  80 .313  119 146 .815  420 12.4     74 127  201  5.9 103  5   27   54   38   33
Devon Bookert        34 11  730   67  137 .489   32  61 .525   54  66 .818  220  6.5      9  53   62  1.8  48  0   80   57    5   19
Aaron Thomas         34 12  632   73  179 .408    9  41 .220   49  70 .700  204  6.0     23  57   80  2.4  34  0   38   48   10   22
Kiel Turpin          34 25  537   70  137 .511    0   2 .000   44  63 .698  184  5.4     42  59  101  3.0  79  1   10   30   43   14
Terrance Shannon     20  0  419   60  130 .462    0   0 .000   37  57 .649  157  7.9     42  70  112  5.6  56  2   16   45   12   23
Terry Whisnant       30 19  517   52  128 .406   32  90 .356   20  21 .952  156  5.2      6  23   29  1.0  24  0   18   13    3   16
Ian Miller           28  5  526   50  153 .327   23  83 .277   26  41 .634  149  5.3      6  40   46  1.6  48  2   52   40    0   23
Montay Brandon       33 22  652   49  116 .422    9  31 .290   22  45 .489  129  3.9     12  47   59  1.8  48  2   47   62    8   11
Boris Bojanovsky     33  0  365   35   64 .547    0   0 .000   25  33 .758   95  2.9     28  35   63  1.9  37  0    9   21   25    8
Robert Gilchrist     25  0  209   21   49 .429    1   8 .125    4  13 .308   47  1.9      6  23   29  1.2  17  0    2   18    6    4
Michael Ojo          27  9  136    7   24 .292    0   0 .000    4  11 .364   18  0.7      7  20   27  1.0  24  0    3    9    7    3
Joey Moreau           6  0    7    2    5 .400    2   3 .667    2   2 1.00    8  1.3      0   0    0  0.0   0  0    0    0    0    0
Rafael Portuondo      6  0    7    1    1 1.00    0   0 .000    0   0 .000    2  0.3      0   0    0  0.0   1  0    1    3    0    1
Team                                                                                     45  51   96        1            6
====================================================================================================================================
FSU                  34          780 1758 .444  196 563 .348  522 710 .735 2278 67.0    322 730 1052 30.9 601 13  385  497  172  210
Opp                  34          826 1886 .438  225 612 .368  454 656 .692 2331 68.6    422 720 1142 33.6 648 17  443  465  103  244

2012-13 Game Stats

SOUTH ALABAMA 76, FLORIDA STATE 71
11/09/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Coaches vs. Cancer From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 25 Florida St. Stunned by South Alabama 76-71.

Terry Whisnant and Montay Brandon had 11 points apiece for the Seminoles.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State raised its Atlantic Coast Conference championship banner before its season opener. Then the Seminoles took the floor and struggled in every way.

Antoine Allen hit four 3-pointers and scored 21 points to lead South Alabama to a 76-71 season-opening upset of No. 25 Florida State on Friday night.

Augustine Rubit added 12 points and Mychal Ammons had 11 points and 11 rebounds for South Alabama, which shot 9 of 15 from 3-point range.

"They were a little tougher than we were," Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. "They played with a lot more maturity. They executed their game plan better than we did."

The Seminoles had won 10 straight season openers coming into Friday's game - every game since coach Leonard Hamilton arrived on campus. And Florida State had routed South Alabama 80-39 on Nov. 20, 2011, in Tallahassee.

But on Friday, Florida State struggled late in shooting just 10 of 28 (35.7 percent) from the floor in the second half. The Seminoles also had 17 turnovers and just nine assists.

"They're a very good team," Allen said. "But we weren't scared at all. We were ready for the challenge. We gave it our all for 40 minutes and we came out with the win."

South Alabama coach Ronnie Arrow credited a summer trip to Canada that gave the team extra practices and exhibition games for helping the team prepare for the season.

"Don't let anybody underestimate those trips once every four years," Arrow said. "We went on it, we got 10 extra practices, we got three games. You can't coach experience. It just takes time to develop into it. Hopefully our guys know what it takes now and we just get better and better and better."

Five Jaguars scored in double figures.

"It's been a long time since we allowed five guys to score in double figures," Hamilton said. "They were very on point with everything that they did."

Terry Whisnant and Montay Brandon had 11 points apiece for the defending ACC champions. Senior guard Michael Snaer had 10 points at halftime but was held scoreless in the second half. He shot 2 of 11 in the game.

Terrance Shannon returned from a shoulder injury to score 10 points for Florida State. Shannon played in just seven games last season after having season-ending surgery in November.

"The biggest thing with us is we have to have a short-term memory," Shannon said. "Put this game in the past and move on. We know we are young. We know it's going to take time."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Okaro White           f  25   3   8    1    1   2   3   9      3    2   5  3   0  1   0   1
11 Kiel Turpin           c  14   2   4    0    1   0   0   4      0    0   0  3   0  1   0   1
21 Michael Snaer         g  35   2  11    0    6   6   8  10      2    5   7  2   3  5   0   2
30 Ian Miller            g  27   2   7    1    3   3   8   8      0    3   3  1   4  2   0   1
31 Terry Whisnant        g  28   3   7    3    6   2   2  11      1    3   4  3   1  1   0   1
 1 Devon Bookert             1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
 2 Terrance Shannon         30   4   6    0    0   2   3  10      3    6   9  4   0  3   1   2
 5 Montay Brandon           19   3   5    0    2   5   5  11      0    0   0  3   0  1   0   0
15 Boris Bojanovsky         10   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      1    0   1  1   0  1   0   0
25 Aaron Thomas             10   2   4    0    2   2   3   6      1    1   2  1   1  2   0   0
50 Michael Ojo               1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1    3   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  53    5   21  22  32  71     12   23  35 21   9 17   1   8
   Opp                     200  21  50    9   15  25  32  76     10   24  34 26  12 19   4   8


  1 2 Total
SOUTH ALABAMA
41
35
76
FLORIDA STATE
36
35
71
Attendance: 9,070

FLORIDA STATE 95, BUFFALO 68
11/12/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Coaches vs. Cancer From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Beats Buffalo, 95-68, For First Win of Season.

The Florida State men's basketball teams bounces back from its season-opening loss by scoring 34 points off 25 Bulls' turnovers Monday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

By: Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com Managing Editor

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Three nights after a stunning season-opening loss to visiting South Alabama, the Florida State men's basketball team answered with a 95-68 win over Buffalo Monday evening at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

The Seminoles (1-1) will now continue the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament that started with Friday's loss with a Thursday game at the brand new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y against BYU at 7 p.m. FSU will then play Notre Dame or St. Joseph's Friday with all games airing live on truTV.

Against the Bulls, FSU pulled away with an 8-0 run in the early moments to lead 18-6 and never trailed in the ballgame. But after taking a 47-30 lead into halftime, Buffalo wouldn't quite go away.

The Bulls pulled to within a 66-58 score midway through the second half before a Kiel Turpin free throw and Montay Brandon dunk put the 'Noles back on top by double digits. The Seminoles closed out the game on a 31-12 run.

"I thought our team played with a tremendous amount of energy tonight," FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said. "I loved our body language."

Senior leader Michael Snaer led all players with 19 points on 4-of-7 shooting from 3-point range while Okaro White's 2-for-2 shooting from long range was part of a night that saw him finis a perfect 5-for-5 from the field foe 13 points.

Freshman Aaron Thomas added 10 points for an FSU team that shot 59.6 percent from the field.Terrance Shannon and Terry Whisnant II had nine points apiece and Brandon finished with eight. After not playing in the opener, freshman point guard Devon Bookert made his collegiate debut off the bench and finished with three points.

Fourteen players competed for the Seminoles Monday night and all but two of them scored in the 95-points effort. To put that total in to perspective, FSU scored at least 90 points just once a season ago.

But just like last year when the Hamilton-led 'Noles earned the program's first conference title thanks in large part to a stifling defense, flashes of that same mentality showed against Buffalo -- despite the loss of six players from that championship squad and the breaking in of a host of newcomers.

"I think you can see that we have some young guys with potential that will develop into pretty good players if we keep working hard and playing together as a team," Hamilton said. "As a coach, it's obvious to me that we have a long way to go. We still have the making of a pretty good team, but right now we are a team that is young, inexperienced and talented with a lot of different areas where we need to improve."

Buffalo was able to shoot 50 percent from the field but was forced into to committing 25 turnovers behind 12 FSU steals. The Seminoles scored 34 points off those giveaways.

Both teams finished with 38 points apiece in the paint but FSU won the battle of the benches with its reserves outscoring the Bulls' 42-24.

FSU had 27 rebounds to Buffalo's 28.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 5 Montay Brandon        g  20   3   3    0    0   2   4   8      2    2   4  4   1  2   0   0
10 Okaro White           f  18   5   5    2    2   1   2  13      1    2   3  4   0  4   1   1
11 Kiel Turpin           c  15   3   6    0    0   1   2   7      1    0   1  1   1  0   2   2
21 Michael Snaer         g  21   5  10    4    7   5   6  19      0    3   3  3   2  2   0   0
30 Ian Miller            g  17   2   7    1    3   1   2   6      1    2   3  1   2  1   0   1
 1 Devon Bookert            18   1   4    0    0   1   1   3      0    0   0  0   1  0   0   1
 2 Terrance Shannon         18   3   3    0    0   3   4   9      2    2   4  1   3  3   1   3
14 Robert Gilchrist          7   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  2   1  1   0   1
15 Boris Bojanovsky         12   2   3    0    0   2   2   6      0    1   1  1   1  0   1   0
20 Rafael Portuondo          2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
25 Aaron Thomas             17   5   9    0    2   0   0  10      2    1   3  2   2  4   0   1
31 Terry Whisnant           24   3   5    2    3   1   1   9      0    2   2  0   2  0   0   1
33 Joey Moreau               2   1   1    1    1   0   0   3      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
50 Michael Ojo               9   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   1  0   0   1
   Team                                                           1    2   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  34  57   10   18  17  24  95     10   17  27 19  17 17   5  12
   Opp                     200  27  54    6   17   8  14  68     14   14  28 22  18 25   1   3


  1 2 Total
BUFFALO
30
38
68
FLORIDA STATE
47
48
95
Attendance: 6,510

FLORIDA STATE 88, BRIGHAM YOUNG 70
11/16/2012, Coaches vs. Cancer, New York, NY From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida St. finds 3-point stroke, beats BYU, 88-70.

The Seminoles shot 11 of 20 from beyond the arc in the win.

NEW YORK, NY - Florida State had a game coaches dream about: the Seminoles shot the ball well and defended like their lives depended on it.

"I thought for a young team we displayed an ability to score even though we're in sync. We had some mishaps while trying to learn," Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. "Defensively, that was one of our better nights."

The Seminoles shot 58 percent from the field and made 11 of 20 3-pointers in an 88-70 victory over BYU in the Coaches vs. Cancer semifinals on Friday night at the Barclays Center.

The defense Hamilton was so happy about held the Cougars to 33 percent shooting overall and 6 of 25 from 3-point range.

"Thirty-three percent from the field surprised our coaches and players," BYU coach Dave Rose said. "Florida State sped us up and we took some quick shots but besides that Florida State shoots 58 percent from the field. Our defense was slow. Our rotations were slow. They did a great job of finding the open man and made some great passes along the baseline."

Florida State (2-1) will play the winner of the game between No. 20 Notre Dame and Saint Joseph's in Saturday night's championship game.

Okaro White scored 17 points for the Seminoles, while Michael Snaer had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Ian Miller and Devon Bookert both added 15 points.

Hamilton said Snaer has more to do than score and rebound.

"Michael, being a senior on such a young team has at some points forced his will on this team," Hamilton said of Snaer who was the MVP of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament last season. "He wants all the dirty work, the toughest defensive assignment. He wants to take the big shot or be on the foul line at the end of the game. He led by example for the seven new players."

One of those seven, freshman point guard Devon Bookert, agreed with his coach.

"He's a guy who has been there and done that," said Bookert who was 5 for 7 from the field and had five assists as he took the over running the offense for long stretches. "He is cool all the time, but he's tough when he thinks he has to be."

The Seminoles came into the game shooting 38.5 percent from 3-point range but they made 11 of 20 as they led by as many as 27 points in the second half. They shot 58.0 percent (29 for 50) from the field overall while holding down a BYU offense that came in averaging 80.5 points per game.

Tyler Haws had 23 points, nine rebounds and five assists for the Cougars (2-1) who were within 50-43 with 17:30 to play.

The Seminoles went on a 13-0 run making all three of their 3-point attempts, two by Snaer.

Florida State went ahead 77-50 with 9:06 to play on a drive by Bookert. The Cougars closed within 14 points twice but got no closer.

Brandon Davies had 19 points for the Cougars despite playing just 21 minutes because of foul trouble.

Matt Carlino, a sophomore guard who averaged 12 points and shot 32.6 percent from 3-point range, missed all nine of his shots from field, including four 3-point attempts, and the Cougars were 6 of 25 from 3-point range and they shot 33 percent overall (25 of 75).

"Matt is a lot stronger and in better shape than last year but they seemed to rush him a little bit," Rose said. "The more he plays the more comfortable he will get. He took good shots but had a hard time making them. If we shoot 25 3s we better make more than six."

Rose made a reference to a game when a big deficit didn't deter the Cougars. BYU rallied from a huge deficit to beat Iona in the opening round of the NCAA tournament last season.

"We were down 25 in a game last year and we won it," he said, "so it can happen."

BYU came into the game shooting 53 percent from the field and 38 percent on 3s.

Haws, who entered the game averaging 22 points a game, scored BYU's first 11 points but the Cougars were down by nine points. Brock Zylstra's 3-pointer with 10:14 left in the first half were the first BYU points not scored by Haws.

Haws finished with 15 points in the half as the Seminoles took a 44-35 lead.

Florida State shot 60 percent (15 for 25) in the first half and forced BYU into eight turnovers that the Seminoles turned into 13 points.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 5 Montay Brandon        g  19   0   3    0    2   1   4   1      0    3   3  3   3  2   0   0
10 Okaro White           f  23   5   6    1    2   6   7  17      0    6   6  2   2  2   2   0
11 Kiel Turpin           c  14   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      3    2   5  1   1  0   2   1
21 Michael Snaer         g  32   4   9    3    5   5   5  16      0   10  10  2   4  5   0   1
30 Ian Miller            g  27   6   8    3    5   0   0  15      2    1   3  3   2  2   0   0
 1 Devon Bookert            20   5   7    3    4   2   3  15      1    4   5  4   5  2   1   1
 2 Terrance Shannon         16   4   6    0    0   0   1   8      0    3   3  4   0  1   0   0
14 Robert Gilchrist          5   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   1   0
15 Boris Bojanovsky         18   1   1    0    0   2   2   4      0    2   2  1   2  1   2   1
25 Aaron Thomas             14   2   4    0    0   2   4   6      1    1   2  1   1  2   0   0
31 Terry Whisnant           10   1   2    1    2   1   1   4      0    0   0  1   0  1   0   0
50 Michael Ojo               2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1    1   2         2        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  29  50   11   20  19  27  88      8   33  41 23  20 20   8   4
   Opp                     200  25  75    6   25  14  19  70     22   18  40 26  18 12   5  10


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
44
44
88
BRIGHAM YOUNG
35
35
70
Attendance: 6,433

FLORIDA STATE 73, SAINT JOSEPH'S 66
11/17/2012, Coaches vs. Cancer, New York, NY From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Beats Saint Joseph's, 73-66.

Forward Terrance Shannon scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Florida State.

NEW YORK, NY -- What you are about to read is true: There is a college basketball player who would rather come off the bench than be in the starting lineup.

Yup, there is at least one and he was a big reason his team took home a tournament title.

Reserve forward Terrance Shannon scored 15 points - 11 in the final 13:45 - and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Florida State to a 73-66 victory over Saints Joseph's on Saturday night in the championship game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Barclays Center.

Shannon likes not hearing his name in pregame introductions. He would rather do what he does for the Seminoles.

"I have really gotten into that sixth man role," Shannon said. "I like bringing that spark, that energy the team needs once the game gets going. And on this team it's not like there's a big drop-off to the second group."

After Saint Joseph's got within 63-60, Shannon scored six straight points, two on a goaltending down low, two on a long layup after a missed 3 by the Hawks and on a vicious rebound dunk with 2:14 left that made it 69-61.

"Terrance will always play starters minutes," Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton said. "He loves bringing energy off the bench. He was afraid that I was going to start him and he came to me and said he wants to be the spark. He likes to watch the first 5 minutes of the game and see what we need from him and other guys as well."

Okaro White added 16 points for the Seminoles (3-1) while tournament MVP Michael Snaer had 14. Shannon had six points as Florida State closed the game on a 10-6 run after the Hawks (2-1) had closed within 63-60 with 4:47 to play.

Snaer, the only senior to play in the rotation, said this young team - five freshmen and one sophomore in the rotation - said this team has figured out some important things way before last season's veteran team did.

"We need guys who are going to make that extra pass. We need guys to feed off each other," said Snaer, the MVP of last season's Atlantic Coast Conference tournament when the Seminoles won their first conference title. "These guys are still learning all that, but they have learned so much and they are just going out to play and win."

Ronald Roberts had his second double-double in as many days for the Hawks, finishing with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Carl Jones, making his first appearance of the season after serving a three-game suspension for a "violation of the University community standards," finished with 13 points. The Hawks' leading scorer the past two seasons had half of their four 3-pointers as they struggled from beyond the arc.

"Let's call it the way it is," Hawks coach Phil Martelli said. "He stood around too much and then instead of being hard to guard he was easy to guard. He wasn't playing four games tonight, he was playing one and it was a loss."

The Seminoles, who beat BYU 88-70 in the semifinals, shot 54.5 percent from the field (30 of 55) and they made six of their 13 3-point attempts.

The Hawks, who advanced by beating No. 20 Notre Dame 79-70 in overtime, were 1 for 11 from 3-point range in the second half and finished 4 for 21 overall (19.0 percent).

Down the stretch Saint Joseph's four 3-point attempts in as many possessions, a streak ended by Jones' 3 with 4:47 left that brought the Hawks within 63-60.

The Hawks finished with a 35-29 rebound advantage, including 15-7 on the offensive end which they converted into 18 points but the Seminoles dominated inside overall, finishing with a 44-30 scoring advantage in the paint.

The Hawks also hurt themselves at the free throw line going 16 of 26 while the Seminoles were 7 of 10.

"People are asking 'Were we tired playing a second straight night?' Martelli said. "I don't believe that. I don't accept that. You are supposed to empty your tank. We didn't do that tonight. There was no pop, no sizzle. We'll be back at practice soon."

Notre Dame beat BYU 78-68 in the third-place game.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 5 Montay Brandon        g  23   4   4    3    3   0   0  11      0    1   1  3   0  1   0   1
10 Okaro White           f  34   8  13    0    1   0   0  16      2    3   5  3   2  2   1   1
11 Kiel Turpin           c  12   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  2   0  0   0   0
21 Michael Snaer         g  34   5  12    2    4   2   3  14      0    4   4  2   4  3   0   0
30 Ian Miller            g  30   3   8    0    2   0   1   6      0    0   0  3   6  2   0   4
 1 Devon Bookert            17   1   2    0    0   2   2   4      0    2   2  1   5  1   0   0
 2 Terrance Shannon         27   6   9    0    0   3   4  15      4    6  10  5   4  2   0   1
15 Boris Bojanovsky          6   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      1    2   3  3   0  0   0   0
25 Aaron Thomas              5   1   2    0    1   0   0   2      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
31 Terry Whisnant           11   1   2    1    2   0   0   3      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   1
   Team                                                                4   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 199  30  55    6   13   7  10  73      7   22  29 22  21 11   1   8
   Opp                     199  23  54    4   21  16  26  66     15   20  35 15   9 14   2   6


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
36
37
73
SAINT JOSEPH'S
32
34
66
Attendance: 5,502

FLORIDA STATE 75, NORTH FLORIDA 67
11/21/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Snaer's Second-Half Effort Leads FSU Past UNF.

Senior Michael Snaer scores 17 of his season-high 21 points in the second half as the 'Noles beat the visiting Ospreys, 75-67, Wednesday night.

By: Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com Managing Editor

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Unable to fully put away visiting North Florida after jumping out to an early lead, the Florida State men's basketball team's undisputed leader took over in the second half Wednesday night.

In a 75-67 win over the Ospreys (1-4) at the Donald L. Tucker Center, Michael Snaer scored 17 of his 21 points in the second period as the Seminoles (4-1) won their fourth consecutive game. The 'Noles will now prepare to face Minnesota at home Monday as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

FSU led 16-3 in the game's early moments but saw that lead slip to a 32-24 score at halftime. Then midway through the second half, FSU had its biggest lead of the night -- a 14-point advantage -- but UNF's timely triples from long range kept the game within two possessions throughout much of the contest.

Despite that, Snaer still kept UNF at bay with his defense and clutch free-throw shooting. The senior finished the night 9-of-10 from the free-throw line while hitting 50 percent of his field goals and adding eight rebounds and two blocks.

Okaro White also missed just one from the charity stripe and scored 15 points to go along with nine rebounds and two steals. Terrance Shannon had 12 points and a team-high four steals and Terry Whisnant II, who started in place of the injured Ian Miller added eight points.

True freshman Devon Bookert paced the team with four assists but FSU only had eight as a team in that category after excelling at sharing the basketball over the past three games.

As a team, FSU was 82.1 percent from the free-throw line and pulled down 43 rebounds compared to the Ospreys' 29. UNF shot 33 3-pointers but hit only nine of them while the 'Noles were just 2-for-10 from long range.

FSU outscored UNF 34-18 in the paint and registered 18 points off 15 takeaways. The 'Noles had 17 turnovers of their own.

Parker Smith's 20 points led North Florida.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 5 Montay Brandon        g  25   1   4    0    0   2   2   4      0    3   3  3   0  1   1   0
10 Okaro White           f  30   5  10    0    2   5   6  15      1    8   9  1   0  2   1   2
11 Kiel Turpin           c  14   2   4    0    0   2   4   6      1    3   4  2   1  0   1   0
21 Michael Snaer         g  36   5  10    2    5   9  10  21      1    7   8  3   1  2   2   1
31 Terry Whisnant        g  24   4   8    0    2   0   0   8      0    0   0  2   2  2   0   1
 1 Devon Bookert            17   0   1    0    0   2   2   2      0    1   1  1   4  2   0   0
 2 Terrance Shannon         25   6  13    0    0   0   0  12      2    4   6  2   0  3   0   4
14 Robert Gilchrist          2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
15 Boris Bojanovsky          8   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      1    3   4  1   0  1   0   0
25 Aaron Thomas             16   1   4    0    1   3   4   5      2    2   4  0   0  3   0   0
50 Michael Ojo               3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    2   2  0   0  1   0   0
   Team                                                           2        2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  55    2   10  23  28  75     10   33  43 15   8 17   5   8
   Opp                     200  23  61    9   33  12  15  67      8   21  29 20   9 15   3   9


  1 2 Total
NORTH FLORIDA
24
43
67
FLORIDA STATE
32
43
75
Attendance: 6,685

MINNESOTA 77, FLORIDA STATE 68
11/27/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL, ACC-Big 10 Challenge From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Gophers Get Past 'Noles, 77-68.

The FSU men's basketball team's four-game winning streak comes to an end Tuesday night as No. 21 Minnesota earns the ACC/Big Ten Challenge victory at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Joe Coleman scored 16 points, Rodney Williams added 14 and No. 21 Minnesota beat defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion Florida State 77-68 on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

A 6-foot-4 sophomore guard, Coleman made 8 of 13 field goals and had 12 points in the second half while helping the Gophers build a 58-37 lead midway through.

Austin Hollins added 13 points and Andre Hollins had 12 for the Gophers, who never trailed. Elliott Eliason had 10 rebounds.

Minnesota (7-1) led 38-25 at halftime and by as many as 21 points in the second half. The Gophers' lone loss was to No. 2 Duke in the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Reserve Terrance Shannon led Florida State (4-2) with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Michael Snaer finished with 12 points for Florida State despite making only 3 of 9 from the field. Terry Whisnant and Okaro White both had 10 points for the Seminoles.

The Gophers were playing their fourth game in six days, but showed no signs of being the least bit weary.

Minnesota jumped to a 7-0 lead and built its biggest lead in the half at 35-20 on Austin Hollins' 3-pointer with 2:56 left in the half. Andre Hollins' 3 made it 30-19 with 6:22 remaining and the Gophers held a double-digit lead for most of the game.

Minnesota shot 47.3 percent in the first half while Florida State finished with a chilly 37.9 percent.

Florida State, which won its first ACC title last season, has lost five straight games in the annual ACC/Big Ten challenge dating to a 75-61 victory over the Gophers in Tubby Smith's first season at Minnesota in 2007.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 5 Montay Brandon        g  30   3   9    0    3   0   0   6      0    3   3  4   5  4   3   0
10 Okaro White           f  28   1   2    1    1   7  10  10      3    0   3  4   0  2   0   2
11 Kiel Turpin           c  12   2   6    0    0   1   2   5      3    1   4  1   0  1   0   0
21 Michael Snaer         g  30   3   9    2    2   4   4  12      0    3   3  4   0  1   0   0
30 Ian Miller            g  22   1   7    0    2   0   1   2      0    0   0  2   2  0   0   0
 1 Devon Bookert            10   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      1    0   1  2   0  1   0   1
 2 Terrance Shannon         24   6  12    0    0   2   2  14      8    3  11  1   0  1   0   1
15 Boris Bojanovsky         12   1   2    0    0   1   2   3      0    3   3  2   0  1   3   0
25 Aaron Thomas             13   2   5    0    3   2   2   6      0    1   1  1   0  2   0   1
31 Terry Whisnant           19   3   5    2    4   2   2  10      0    0   0  2   1  0   0   1
   Team                                                           5    1   6         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  58    5   16  19  25  68     20   15  35 23   8 14   6   6
   Opp                     200  26  55    5   14  20  28  77     17   17  34 19  17 12   6   3


  1 2 Total
MINNESOTA
38
39
77
FLORIDA STATE
25
43
68
Attendance: 7,941

MERCER 61, FLORIDA STATE 56
12/02/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

'Noles Fall to Bears, 61-56.

The Florida State men's basketball team dropped its second consecutive game at the Donald L. Tucker Center as Mercer earned the upset victory in Tallahassee Sunday afternoon.

By: Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com Managing Editor

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- On a day that saw 49 combined free throws, none were more important than the final six in Florida State's 61-56 home loss to Mercer.

Trailing since the 5:32 mark of the second half, the Seminoles (4-3) had a chance to tie the game at 57 apiece with 33 seconds left but Terrance Shannon made just one of two attempts and the Bears (4-4) answered by hitting all four of their freebies in the final 23 seconds to pull off the upset.

For the 'Noles, the setback marked the second consecutive loss at home and the third overall on the season. It also marked Florida State's first loss to Mercer since 1954.

But free-throw woes weren't the only culprit at the Donald L. Tucker Center Saturday. While FSU did only shoot 61 percent from the line, the Seminoles also shot just 35 percent overall and 35 percent from 3-point range.

As FSU continues to battle through the growing pains that come with replacing six proven players that helped capture the program's first conference title a year ago with six newcomers, the Seminoles struggled to establish much balance against the Bears.

"We find that energy, that intensity, that junkyard-dog mentality that has been the characteristic of our team the last several years seems to be missing from this team," FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said.

Okaro White was the lone player to score in double figures as he registered 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting and grabbed a team-best six rebounds.

But star shooting guard Michael Snaer was held to just six shots and finished with seven points while Ian Miller had five points and Shannon added seven. White, Snaer and Shannon each battled with foul trouble through much of the afternoon as well.

Devon Bookert and Kile Turpin each scored six points and Terry Whisnant II scored five of his own. Freshman Montay Brandon led the way with five assists.

"There's no reason we should be losing to Mercer at home," Snaer said. "We don't want to do that."

Travis Smith paced Mercer with 13 points, including two of the critical, game-sealing free throws at the end of the game. Langston Hall added the other two free throws and the Bears left Tallahassee with a 82.6-percent shooting clip from the line.

The 'Noles held Mecer to just 37 percent shooting from the field and from long range and both teams finished with 30 rebounds each.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 5 Montay Brandon        g  27   0   5    0    1   1   2   1      3    2   5  1   5  3   0   0
10 Okaro White           f  26   4   7    2    3   4   6  14      1    5   6  5   0  1   1   2
11 Kiel Turpin           c   9   3   6    0    0   0   2   6      1    2   3  2   0  2   0   0
21 Michael Snaer         g  26   2   6    0    2   3   4   7      1    3   4  3   1  4   0   0
31 Terry Whisnant        g  28   2   4    1    2   0   0   5      0    3   3  0   1  0   1   0
 1 Devon Bookert            14   2   3    2    3   0   0   6      0    0   0  1   0  2   0   0
 2 Terrance Shannon         21   1   7    0    0   5   7   7      2    3   5  4   0  3   1   2
15 Boris Bojanovsky         13   1   1    0    0   1   2   3      1    1   2  1   1  1   0   1
25 Aaron Thomas             10   0   3    0    2   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   1  1   0   0
30 Ian Miller               21   1   4    1    4   2   3   5      0    0   0  2   2  0   0   3
50 Michael Ojo               5   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      1    0   1  1   0  1   0   0
   Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  17  48    6   17  16  26  56     11   21  32 20  11 18   3   8
   Opp                     200  18  48    6   16  19  23  61     10   23  33 22  14 15   2  10


  1 2 Total
MERCER
27
34
61
FLORIDA STATE
27
29
56
Attendance: 6,088

FLORIDA 72, FLORIDA STATE 47
12/05/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Drops Home Game to No. 5 UF, 72-47.

Florida State suffers its fourth loss of the year at home, this time to a No. 5 Florida team that looks to be one of the nation's best men's college basketball squads early in the season.

By: Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com Managing Editor

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Focused on bouncing back in the wake of consecutive losses, the Florida State men's basketball team found an opponent in No. 5 Florida Wednesday night that was unwilling -- and unrelenting -- in its own quest to not let that happen.

In a 72-47 loss to the Gators at the Donald L. Tucker Center, the same issue that has plagued FSU (4-4) through the early part of the 2012-13 reared its ugly head: the Seminoles simply couldn't get balanced production from its still-meshing group of key veterans and up-and-coming youngsters.

That problem ultimately led to single-digit losses to South Alabama, Minnesota and Mercer already this year but upstart UF only exacerbated that issue with its depth, balance and size in the paint in the blowout victory.

When the dust settled on the 'Noles' lowest scoring effort ever at the Tucker Center, the Gators loaded the bus back to Gainesville with a points-in-the-paint advantage of 34-14 and a fast-break-points advantage of 12-0.

UF also scored 32 points off the Seminoles' 22 turnovers and ware able to shoot nearly 50 percent from the field. On the flip side, FSU registered just eight points off Florida's 15 giveaways andshot 34.8 percent from the field and 31.6 percent from 3-point range.

"Tonight I thought we ran into one of the better teams that we've played since I've been at Florida State," FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said. "I thought Florida executed extremely well offensively. They kept executing their offense until we found one of players who made a mistake and they capitalized it seemed on every mistake we made early in the game. I thought that we kept shooting ourselves in the foot."

Michael Snaer led FSU with 10 points but didn't register his first basket until the 12:34 mark of the second half. Devon Bookert and Okaro White added nine points apiece and Aaron Thomas and Ian Miller combined for 10 points.

FSU had just seven assists as a team.

That Gators had four players score in double figures, with Mike Rosario and Kenny Boynton each scoring 14 points. Michael Frazier and Patric Young posted 12 and 10 points, respectively, andYoung finished with a game's-best eight rebounds.

Florida jumped out to an early 7-2 lead and never looked back after building a 35-15 lead.

The setback was FSU's fourth loss of the year at home, which marks the first time since the 2004-05 season that the 'Noles have lost at least four home games in an entire season.

"Late in the game I turned to my assistants and I said 'Can we really be this bad?'" Hamilton said. "I remember the Clemson game last year and Clemson was kind of having their way with us and we were not responding very well. That's kind of the feeling I had tonight. Two weeks ago when we were in New York I felt like we were on top of our game. I told our kids in the locker room that physically we're the same guys, but mentally and emotionally, for whatever reason, we are not performing with the same level of confidence."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 5 Montay Brandon        g  16   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  3   0   0
10 Okaro White           f  30   2   8    1    3   4   4   9      5    1   6  2   0  3   0   0
11 Kiel Turpin           c   7   1   1    0    0   1   2   3      0    1   1  0   0  1   0   1
21 Michael Snaer         g  36   3   8    2    6   2   2  10      2    3   5  2   4  3   0   0
31 Terry Whisnant        g  15   0   2    0    2   0   0   0      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   0
 1 Devon Bookert            24   4   8    1    2   0   0   9      1    4   5  3   2  4   0   0
 2 Terrance Shannon         30   2   9    0    0   0   0   4      0    3   3  4   0  4   0   0
14 Robert Gilchrist          8   1   1    0    0   0   2   2      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   2
15 Boris Bojanovsky          2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   1
25 Aaron Thomas             10   2   4    1    2   0   0   5      0    3   3  1   1  1   0   0
30 Ian Miller               22   1   4    1    3   2   2   5      0    1   1  2   0  3   0   1
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  16  46    6   19   9  12  47     10   16  26 15   7 22   0   5
   Opp                     200  27  55    7   23  11  15  72     13   21  34 17  15 15   2  14


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA
35
37
72
FLORIDA STATE
15
32
47
Attendance: 10,593

FLORIDA STATE 91, MAINE 59
12/09/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Back in the Win Column: 'Noles Beat Black Bears, 91-59.

Florida State's three-game losing streak meets its end in a balanced, defensive-minded victory against Maine Sunday at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

By: Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com Managing Editor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida State men's basketball team has officially returned to the win column.

FSU (5-4) made its triumphant return there Sunday evening with a convincing 91-59 victory over visiting Maine to successfully halt a three-game losing streak while also showing significant improvement in the multitude of areas that had plagued the 'Noles since the team's last win Nov. 21 against North Florida.

"It's definitely important for us to come out here and get a win and get that feeling back," sophomore guard Terry Whisnant II said.

While turning back the Black Bears (3-6), the Seminoles showed the ability to share the basketball, protect the basketball and take away the basketball.

A game after Michael Snaer's 10 points were the team's best in a loss to No. 5 Florida, Snaer once again led scoring with 19 against Maine but he wasn't the only Seminole to shoot for double figures. Playing significant minutes because of an injury to Ian Miller, freshman guard Aaron Thomas poured in a career-high 15 points while Whisnant added 14. Okaro White chipped in for 13 points and a team-high seven rebounds as well.

Robert Gilchrist added seven points and freshman Devon Bookert had seven points of his own and contributed with five of FSU's 16 total assists.

The 16-to-7 assist-to-turnover ratio was quite the improvement after Florida State managed a 7-to-22 mark in the loss to the Gators. The seven turnovers against the Black Bears were a season low for FSU and only one of them occurred in the second half.

"This team will perform better when we are creating for each other and tonight I thought we showed signs of getting in the lane and finding people," FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said. "That's part of being aggressive as well."

On the defensive end, the 'Noles forced 19 Maine turnovers and posted 23 points off those takeaways. Florida State finished the ballgame at the Donald L Tucker Center with nine steals and seven blocks as Maine's 56 points were a season low for an FSU opponent.

Justin Edwards led the Black Bears in points (19), rebounds (12) and assists (5).

"I thought our effort was a lot better for the majority of the game," Hamilton said. "On the defensive end especially I thought they we were very active."

The Seminoles led 41-27 at halftime before racing to a 59-38 lead on Thomas' lay-up with 12:16 left in the game and never looked back.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 5 Montay Brandon        g  10   2   4    0    0   0   0   4      0    2   2  5   1  0   0   0
10 Okaro White           f  25   5  12    3    7   0   0  13      2    5   7  1   2  0   1   1
11 Kiel Turpin           c  17   1   3    0    0   3   5   5      0    1   1  2   1  1   0   1
21 Michael Snaer         g  27   6  18    3    7   4   7  19      0    6   6  4   2  2   0   2
31 Terry Whisnant        g  30   5   7    2    3   2   2  14      0    3   3  1   2  0   0   1
 1 Devon Bookert            25   3   5    1    2   0   0   7      0    1   1  1   5  2   0   2
14 Robert Gilchrist         12   3   8    1    2   0   0   7      2    4   6  1   0  1   0   0
15 Boris Bojanovsky         17   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      2    2   4  0   0  1   2   0
20 Rafael Portuondo          2   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  0   1  0   0   1
25 Aaron Thomas             24   4   9    1    2   6   6  15      2    3   5  0   2  0   2   1
33 Joey Moreau               2   0   2    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
50 Michael Ojo               9   1   2    0    0   1   2   3      0    1   1  2   0  0   2   0
   Team                                                           5    1   6                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  32  73   11   24  16  22  91     13   29  42 17  16  7   7   9
   Opp                     200  21  62    5   21  12  18  59     14   29  43 20  12 19   6   2


  1 2 Total
MAINE
27
32
59
FLORIDA STATE
41
50
91
Attendance: 5,725

FLORIDA STATE 63, LOUISIANA-MONROE 48
12/17/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

White Leads 63-48 Win Over Warhawks.

Okaro White's double-double effort pushes the FSU men's basketball team to victory against Louisiana-Monroe Monday night as freshman Aaron Thomas adds a career-high 17 points.

By: Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com Managing Editor

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Okaro White posted a double-double and the Florida State men's basketball team emerged from finals week with a 63-48 victory over Louisiana-Monroe Monday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

Despite committing 19 turnovers against the War Hawks (1-6), the Seminoles (6-4) benefitted from White's team highs in points (19) and rebounds (11) and by a large discrepancy in free throw attempts and makes.

FSU finished the game with 20 converted free throws on 24 attempts while ULM went to the line just six times and made three of them.

"Of course you are always happy when you can come away with a victory when you don't play as well as you feel you are capable of playing," FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said.

Leading scorer Michael Snaer didn't play Monday night so White picked up the slack. The junior forward was 3-of-9 from the field and 1-of-4 from 3-point range but finished the contest 12-of-13 from the free throw line. Freshman Aaron Thomas started in place of Snaer and more than chipped in as well. On 6-of-12 shooting from the field and a 5-of-5 mark from the free-throw line, Thomas poured in a career-best 17 points to go along with six rebounds.

Fellow freshman Devon Bookert was impressive leading the offense and posted a team-high five assists to go along with his 10 points. Montay Brandon added seven points and Kiel Turpin and Terrance Shannon each had five rebounds.

"We had spurts throughout the game," White said. "Obviously we don't feel like we played a total game but those spurts that we had that we showed great energy, those are signs that we can play that way the whole game."

The Seminoles held every War Hawk player below double-digit scoring except for Trent Mackey, who finished with a game-high 22 points. Of ULM's 23 turnovers the Seminoles scored 39 points thanks to eight steals and seven blocks.

FSU finished the game 19-of-47 shooting from the field while Louisiana-Monroe was 19-of-50.

The Seminoles had 26 rebounds to the War Hawks' 18. Thirteen of the 'Noles' turnovers occurred in the first half as FSU took just a 30-25 lead into halftime.

"Tonight we had a few mishaps but we brought it together and pulled out the win," said sophomore Terry Whisnant II, who had three points and three steals.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 5 Montay Brandon        g  31   3   4    1    1   0   2   7      0    1   1  0   2  2   0   0
10 Okaro White           f  35   3   9    1    4  12  13  19      4    7  11  3   0  4   2   0
11 Kiel Turpin           c   8   1   2    0    0   2   2   4      1    4   5  0   0  2   1   0
25 Aaron Thomas          g  32   6  12    0    2   5   5  17      2    4   6  1   0  2   0   1
31 Terry Whisnant        g  31   1   6    1    5   0   0   3      0    3   3  1   1  0   1   1
 1 Devon Bookert            27   4   7    2    3   0   0  10      1    1   2  2   4  3   0   4
 2 Terrance Shannon         20   1   5    0    0   1   2   3      2    3   5  2   0  4   1   2
15 Boris Bojanovsky         13   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      1    2   3  0   0  1   2   0
50 Michael Ojo               3   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  1   0   0
   Team                                                                1   1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  19  47    5   15  20  24  63     11   26  37 10   7 19   7   8
   Opp                     200  19  50    7   21   3   6  48      7   18  25 17  15 23   1  10


  1 2 Total
LOUISIANA-MONROE
25
23
48
FLORIDA STATE
30
33
63
Attendance: 5,484

FLORIDA STATE 79, UNC-CHARLOTTE 76
12/22/2012, CHARLOTTE, NC From the FSU website, seminoles.com.

Snaer Leads Seminoles Past Charlotte, 79-76.

Michael Snaer scored 30 points in his first game back to lead the 'Noles to victory.

CHARLOTTE, NC - Michael Snaer scored 30 points in his first game back from a one-game absence, and Aaron Thomas scored 17 as Florida State beat Charlotte 79-76 Saturday.

Snaer, a senior guard who sat out a win over Louisiana-Monroe on Monday for disciplinary reasons, had 17 points at halftime and hit two free throws with 11.8 seconds remaining to help seal the win.

Thomas, a freshman guard, came off the bench and scored 15 of his points in the second half and hit one of two free throws with 3.4 seconds left to give the Seminoles (7-4) their final margin.

The Seminoles trailed 40-35 at halftime but went on a 10-0 spurt early in the second half and took the lead for good at 47-45. They went on to lead by as many as nine points and held off several surges by Charlotte (11-2) down the stretch.

Charlotte got as close as 73-71 on a three-point play by DeMario Mayfield with 55.6 seconds left, but Florida State's Devon Bookert hit three free throws and Snaer two from there.

The 49ers again cut the margin to two at 78-76 on E. Victor Nickerson's 3-pointer with 6 seconds left, but couldn't force overtime when Ivan Benkovic missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Both Charlotte's losses have come to Atlantic Coast Conference teams. The 49ers lost 77-46 at Miami on Dec. 14.

Chris Braswell led Charlotte with 20 points and Mayfield scored 16.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 5 Montay Brandon        g  17   3   5    2    3   0   0   8      0    1   1  0   2  3   0   0
10 Okaro White           f  26   4   8    1    2   1   2  10      2    3   5  5   0  1   3   0
11 Kiel Turpin           c  19   1   2    0    0   2   3   4      1    4   5  2   0  0   1   1
21 Michael Snaer         g  38   8  19    5   10   9  10  30      0    2   2  1   1  3   1   2
31 Terry Whisnant        g   4   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   1
 1 Devon Bookert            26   1   4    1    3   4   6   7      0    2   2  1   2  3   0   1
 2 Terrance Shannon         21   0   1    0    0   3   4   3      1    4   5  4   1  4   1   1
15 Boris Bojanovsky         11   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    1   2  0   0  0   0   1
25 Aaron Thomas             36   5  10    0    1   7   9  17      0    3   3  3   3  0   1   1
50 Michael Ojo               2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  1   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  49    9   19  26  34  79      6   23  29 17   9 14   7   8
   Opp                     200  29  63    7   18  11  17  76     13   21  34 25  13 17   4  10


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
35
44
79
UNC-CHARLOTTE
40
36
76
Attendance: 7,249

FLORIDA STATE 82, TULSA 63
12/29/2012, Sunrise, Fl From the FSU website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Top Tulsa, 82-63.

Junior Terrance Shannon scored a career-high 16 points off the bench Saturday to help Florida State beat Tulsa 82-63 in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic.

SUNRISE, FL - Junior Terrance Shannon scored a career-high 16 points off the bench Saturday to help Florida State beat Tulsa 82-63 in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic.

Michael Snaer scored 19 points and was chosen the game's most valuable player.

Florida State (8-4) extended its winning streak to four games and remained unbeaten in four games against Tulsa (7-6).

Tulsa's Scott Haralson scored 17 points, all in the second half. Tulsa junior Pat Swilling Jr. had a career-high 19 points and five assists, but he scored only two points in the second half.

The Hurricane's leading scorer this season, James Woodard, went 2 for 10 and scored eight points.

Tulsa couldn't avert a blowout despite shooting 11 for 24 from 3-point range. They made only 11 of 32 two-pointers (34 percent), committed 17 turnovers and were outrebounded 44-32.

Shannon had 10 rebounds and shot 6 for 11 in 26 minutes. The Seminoles trailed by as much as five points in the first half, but Shannon helped them overcome a slow start and had nine points by halftime.

Florida State missed shots on its first six possessions. The Seminoles began getting to the rim consistently in the second half, when they shot 57 percent, and they finished at 47 percent.

An 18-5 spurt put Florida State ahead 64-49 midway through the second half. Tulsa rushed several shots during the run and scored twice in 13 possessions.

The Hurricane committed turnovers on five of their first six possessions. Swilling sank a 3-pointer to get them on the scoreboard, and he made a pair of 3s during an 11-2 run that gave Tulsa a 21-16 lead.

Devon Bookert's buzzer-beater put the Seminoles ahead at halftime, 36-33. Haralson hit consecutive 3-pointers early in the second half to give the Hurricanes their final lead, 41-40.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 5 Montay Brandon        g  19   3   9    0    2   0   0   6      0    1   1  1   1  1   0   1
10 Okaro White           f  26   4   7    1    2   3   6  12      2    3   5  3   1  1   2   2
11 Kiel Turpin           c   9   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      2    0   2  1   0  2   2   0
21 Michael Snaer         g  37   5  11    1    5   8  11  19      1    5   6  2   4  2   0   3
31 Terry Whisnant        g  21   1   5    1    5   2   2   5      0    2   2  4   1  1   0   0
 1 Devon Bookert            24   4   4    2    2   0   0  10      0    4   4  2   2  0   0   0
 2 Terrance Shannon         26   6  11    0    0   4   5  16      3    7  10  1   1  1   0   0
14 Robert Gilchrist         10   1   2    0    1   0   0   2      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   0
15 Boris Bojanovsky          5   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      1    1   2  0   0  2   0   0
20 Rafael Portuondo          1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  2   0   0
25 Aaron Thomas             21   2  10    0    1   0   0   4      2    4   6  1   3  1   1   3
33 Joey Moreau               1   1   1    1    1   0   0   3      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
50 Michael Ojo               0   0   0    0    0   1   2   1      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1    3   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  29  63    6   19  18  26  82     14   30  44 15  13 13   5   9
   Opp                     200  22  56   11   24   8  18  63      9   23  32 23  10 17   1   8


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
36
46
82
TULSA
33
30
63
Attendance: 12,779

AUBURN 78, FLORIDA STATE 72
01/02/2013, AUBURN, AL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Free Throws the Difference in FSU's Loss at Auburn.

In a 78-72 loss on the road, the Florida State men's basketball team gets just 15 chances from the charity stripe compared to the Tigers' 41 opportunities.

AUBURN, AL -- Winners of four in a row before Wednesday night's game at Auburn, the Florida State men's basketball team won't be taking a handful of consecutive victories with them into conference play.

After falling to the Tigers, 78-72, the Seminoles now begin their Atlantic Coast Conference schedule Saturday at 4 p.m. at Clemson.

The game at Auburn Arena saw Florida State (8-5) generate a 12-point first-half advantage but the Tigers (6-7) clawed back to within one at 36-35 by halftime and then grabbed their first lead since the 15:29 mark of the first period less than two minutes into the second half.

It was a lead the hosts wouldn't relinquish primarily because of a huge discrepancy in free throw opportunities and FSU's struggles to protect the basketball.

While the Tigers went to the free-throw line 41 times and made 28 of those attempts, the Seminoles managed just 15 trips to the charity stripe and connected on only seven of them. Michael Snaer and Terrence Shannon finished the game with four fouls apiece and Okaro White fouled out before the contest's conclusion.

The 'Noles also had 20 turnovers to the Tigers' nine. Auburn finished with 11 steals.

Snaer led the way offensively with 18 points to go along with his 12 rebounds and Terry Whisnant II had a strong game with 16 points on 4-of-8 shooting from 3-point range. White and Devon Bookert added eight points apiece.

Frankie Sullivan's 24 points and Allen Payne's 17 paced Auburn.

The Seminoles started the game 10-of-16 shooting from the field but made just 18 of their next 42 shots over the course of the game. Still, FSU shot a respectable 48.2 percent from the field compared to Auburn's 34.9 percent. The Tigers' ability to generate offense at the free-throw likne ultimately proved to be the difference.

Auburn finished with 42 rebounds and Florida State grabbed 40.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 5 Montay Brandon        g   9   3   4    0    0   0   2   6      0    0   0  3   1  4   0   0
10 Okaro White           f  23   3   7    0    2   2   2   8      0    7   7  5   0  1   1   0
11 Kiel Turpin           c  19   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      2    2   4  1   0  2   2   0
21 Michael Snaer         g  39   6  13    3    7   3   4  18      3    9  12  4   4  6   1   0
31 Terry Whisnant        g  22   6  13    4    8   0   0  16      1    3   4  3   0  0   0   2
 1 Devon Bookert            31   3   8    2    7   0   0   8      0    0   0  3   6  2   0   0
 2 Terrance Shannon         18   3   5    0    0   1   1   7      2    4   6  4   2  2   1   0
14 Robert Gilchrist          9   0   0    0    0   0   4   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
15 Boris Bojanovsky          8   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  2   1  0   0   0
25 Aaron Thomas             12   2   2    0    0   1   2   5      0    3   3  1   1  2   0   2
30 Ian Miller               10   1   3    0    2   0   0   2      0    2   2  1   1  1   0   1
   Team                                                           1        1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  28  58    9   26   7  15  72      9   31  40 27  16 20   5   5
   Opp                     200  22  63    6   20  28  41  78     16   26  42 17  10  9   2  11


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
36
36
72
AUBURN
35
43
78
Attendance: 6,496

FLORIDA STATE 71, CLEMSON 66
01/05/2013, CLEMSON, SC From the FSU website, seminoles.com.

FSU Opens ACC Play With 71-66 Win at Clemson.

Okaro White's steal and free throws with under 20 seconds remaining help the Florida State men's basketball team hold on to the win at Littlejohn Coliseum Saturday evening.

By: Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com Managing Editor

CLEMSON, SC -- Florida State had just one victory in 10 previous tries at Clemson so it made complete sense Saturday evening when the Tigers' second-half surge had the Seminoles in jeopardy of blowing a double-digit halftime lead with under 20 seconds left to play.

For the FSU men's basketball team, it's tough to win in South Carolina.

But despite a recent history of struggles at Clemson, FSU flexed its defensive prowess -- the same "junkyard dog D" that it rode to a league title a season ago -- in the final seconds of its Atlantic Coast Conference opener at Littlejohn Coliseum to hang on for a 71-66 victory.

The victory not only gave the 'Noles (9-5, 1-0 ACC) a much needed ACC win to start the conference slate of games but it also put them back in the win column on a streak of road games that is now in its fourth contest. After falling to Auburn three nights ago, Florida State will now head to Maryland for an 8 p.m. game Wednesday unblemished in league play.

Okaro White paced the Seminoles with a team-high 15 points but it was his defensive play at the end of the ballgame that will be the lasting memory of his performance.

Clemson (8-5, 0-1) had trailed 38-25 at halftime but had battled back to within a 66-63 score thanks to a strong second half. Down by just three and in possession of the basketball, White stole the inbounds pass from the corner with 16.9 seconds on the game clock before quickly being fouled and hitting two free throws.

Then, after White's free throws had pushed FSU's lead to 68-63, Ian Miller nabbed the ensuing inbounds pass and sank 1-of-2 free throws before Clemson's Milton Jennings drilled a 3-pointer with four seconds left to cut FSU's lead back to just three at 69-66.

Terrance Shannon, who led the Seminoles with eight rebounds and was 5-of-7 from the line, then sank two game-sealing free throws for the FSU victory.

Shannon finished the game with 11 points and Miller added seven. Michael Snaer didn't score in the first half despite FSU's strong start to the game but finished with eight points, including a 3-pointer to start the second half that had given FSU a 16-point lead at the time. Terry Whisnant II was 3-for-5 from 3-point range and had 11 points of his own.

The Seminoles shot 48.1 percent from the field while holding the Tigers to 38.9 percent shooting and forcing 13 turnovers.

Devin Booker led the way for the home squad with a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds. Clemson had four players reaching double-digit scoring marks.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 5 Montay Brandon        g  18   3   5    0    1   0   2   6      0    3   3  1   3  2   0   0
10 Okaro White           f  34   5  12    3    6   2   2  15      1    6   7  4   1  0   1   1
11 Kiel Turpin           c   8   2   2    0    0   0   0   4      0    0   0  3   1  0   2   0
21 Michael Snaer         g  25   2   7    2    6   2   2   8      0    1   1  3   2  3   0   1
31 Terry Whisnant        g  22   4   6    3    5   0   0  11      1    0   1  0   1  0   0   0
 1 Devon Bookert            23   0   2    0    1   1   2   1      0    1   1  1   2  3   0   1
 2 Terrance Shannon         20   3  10    0    0   5   7  11      3    5   8  3   0  2   2   0
15 Boris Bojanovsky         15   2   2    0    0   0   0   4      3    0   3  3   1  1   0   0
25 Aaron Thomas             10   2   3    0    0   0   0   4      0    1   1  1   4  1   0   1
30 Ian Miller               23   2   4    2    4   1   2   7      0    3   3  2   1  1   0   1
50 Michael Ojo               2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  3   0  1   0   0
   Team                                                           1    3   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  53   10   23  11  17  71      9   24  33 24  16 14   5   5
   Opp                     200  21  54    6   20  18  30  66     15   22  37 17   9 13   2  10


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
38
33
71
CLEMSON
25
41
66
Attendance: 7,635

FLORIDA STATE 65, MARYLAND 62
01/09/2013, COLLEGE PARK, MD From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

First Time for Everything: FSU Earns 65-62 Win at Maryland.

The Florida State men's basketball team gets its first victory in College Park under head coach Leonard Hamilton as the Seminoles move to 2-0 to start ACC play.

COLLEGE PARK, MD -- Okaro White scored 15 consecutive points for Florida State to fuel a second-half comeback that lifted the Seminoles past Maryland 65-62 Wednesday night, ending the Terrapins' 13-game winning streak.

Florida State (10-5, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) rallied from a 12-point deficit to defeat the cold-shooting Terrapins, who went 10 for 32 from the floor in the second half.

White finished with a career-high-tying 20 points, Michael Snaer scored 15 and Ian Miller added 12 for the Seminoles, who had lost eight in a row at Maryland since 2001.

Alex Len had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Nick Faust scored 14 for Maryland (13-2, 1-1). The Terrapins were seeking to match the school-record winning streak of 14 games, set in 1931-32.

Down by nine at halftime and 39-27 with 18 minutes to go, the Seminoles got five points from Snaer in a 12-2 run that cut the deficit to 43-42 with 13 minutes left.

After that, White took over. The 6-foot-8 junior scored on dunks, follow shots and drives before sinking two free throws to make it 57-51.

Maryland, meanwhile, went nearly seven minutes without a point until Logan Aronhaltconnected from beyond the arc with 7:54 remaining. But the Terrapins never led after a three-point play by White made it 53-51 with 4:05 to go.

It was 59-51 before Maryland fought to 61-59 with 19 seconds left. Devon Bookert then made two free throws for FSU, but Faust answered with a 3 to get the Terrapins within a point. After Snaer converted one of two foul shots, Seth Allen had a jumper blocked by Snaer and White, appropriately, finished the scoring with a free throw.

Florida State has won six of seven following a three-game losing streak.

The Terrapins led 36-27 at halftime after outrebounding Florida State 26-11 and limiting the Seminoles to 31 percent shooting -- 3 for 4 by Miller and 6 for 25 by everyone else.

Maryland had five turnovers in the opening three minutes, but FSU missed seven of its first eight shots. Soon after that, Faust drilled a pair of 3-pointers and Jake Layman also connected from beyond the arc during an 11-3 run that put the Terrapins up 14-9.

After the Seminoles closed to 16-15, Dez Wells scored on a drive, James Padgett made a three-point play and Len sank two free throws for a 23-15 cushion.

A layup by freshman Charles Mitchell and a baseline jumper by Len extended the margin to 10 points.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 5 Montay Brandon        g  33   0   4    0    2   2   2   2      1    4   5  1   1  3   0   0
10 Okaro White           f  31   7  13    0    3   6   7  20      6    3   9  1   1  1   6   2
11 Kiel Turpin           c  11   0   4    0    1   0   0   0      1    1   2  3   1  0   1   1
21 Michael Snaer         g  22   5   8    2    4   3   4  15      1    2   3  4   3  5   1   1
31 Terry Whisnant        g  17   2   5    1    3   0   0   5      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
 1 Devon Bookert             9   0   1    0    0   2   2   2      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
 2 Terrance Shannon         14   1   4    0    0   0   4   2      1    7   8  0   0  1   0   2
15 Boris Bojanovsky         19   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      1    2   3  3   0  0   4   0
25 Aaron Thomas             17   3   9    0    1   1   2   7      1    2   3  2   1  1   0   2
30 Ian Miller               24   4  10    3    6   1   2  12      0    2   2  1   2  2   0   2
50 Michael Ojo               3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   1   0
   Team                                                           2    1   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  60    6   20  15  23  65     14   25  39 16   9 13  13  10
   Opp                     200  22  60    8   22  10  14  62     14   28  42 21  13 18   2   3


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
27
38
65
MARYLAND
36
26
62
Attendance: 14,157

NORTH CAROLINA 77, FLORIDA STATE 72
01/12/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Lets Reeling UNC Rebound in 77-72 Loss.

Florida State suffers its first conference loss of the season as North Carolina, which had dropped its first two league contests prior to Saturday's game at the Donald L. Tucker Center, dominates the boards 41-19.

By: Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com Managing Editor

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Winners of its first two conference games and within reach of potentially setting a new school record for consecutive victories to start the annual league schedule, the Florida State men's basketball team let reeling North Carolina literally and figuratively rebound Saturday from its own winless start to Atlantic Coast Conference play.

Two days removed from a loss at Miami that plunged them to 0-2 in the ACC, the Tar Heels escaped the Donald L. Tucker Center with a 75-72 victory over the upstart Seminoles thanks primarily to a rebounding edge that favored the visitors, 41-19. Included in that total is 19 'Heels' (11-5, 1-2 ACC) offensive rebounds off 31 missed shots.

Despite the plethora of second-chance opportunities for UNC and the fact that they didn't register a field goal in the last 4:46 of the ballgame, the Seminoles (10-6, 2-1) were still in position to, at worst, be tied 75-75 with under 20 seconds to play in front of a raucous home crowd. But Michael Snaer, who had made a name for himself nationally a season ago as arguably the country's most clutch end-of-game player, saw his potential game-tying 3-pointer miss and get rebounded by the Tar Heels with just 16 seconds left.

"We've been accustomed to making pretty good deisions and to closing games out," FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said. "I think we have been one of the better teams in te league down the stretch competing in closely contested games."

Snaer finished the game with just nine points on 3-of-6 shooting. Okaro White wound up with 15 points and six rebounds and Terrance Shannon had 12 points and three blocks.

Terry Whisnant II scored 14 points on 50 percent shooting from the field and a 4-for-7 mark from 3-point land. FSU, which is now 4-5 at home this season but 6-1 on the road, had 11 3 -pointers in the game. Aaron Thomas added two of those triples and finished with six points. Kiel Turpin also had six points and Montay Brandon added seven points and posted a team-high four assists like Snaer. Ian Miller was uncharacteristically held scoreless.

For North Carolina, P.J. Hairston led the way with 23 points while James McAdoo and Reggie Bullock added 14 and 12, respectively. The Tar Heels shot shot 48 percent from the field and never led by more than six points.

"We still played a pretty good offensive game," Snaer said. "But we can get so much better. We just ddin't play that well."

Florida State trailed by six midway through the first half as Carolina found its stroke from 3-point range. But by the 6:08 mark in the opening period, Brandon's triple had given FSU its first lead of the ballgame and his quick coast-to-coast steal-and-slam pushed the 'Noles' lead to 23-19 a few seconds later.

By the break, North Carolina had recaptured its lead and took a 33-31 into the locker room thanks in large part to a 20-9 rebounding advantage.

Both teams then started the second half equally hot from different spots on the basketball court. While FSU opened with five 3-pointers and a 2-for-3 opportunity by White at the line after he was fouled on a long-range attempt, UNC had just as many dunks in that same time span.

By the 14:20 mark, the Seminoles had built a 50-48 lead on a pair of White free throws.

After trading baskets and the lead for nearly nine minutes, White's offensive put-back off a Whisnant triple that just barely rimmed out resulted in a converted and-one opportunity and 68-65 with 5:54 left in the game.

Snaer's steal on the next possession looked like it would end create a two-score lead for the Seminoles but Bullock tied him up to force the jump ball with the possession arrow facing Carolina's bench. Jackson Simmons then drained two free throws to make it a one-point game and Bullock then added an offensive outback for a UNC 69-68 lead with 5:10 left.

Following a White jumper that put FSU back on top, 70-69, Shannon grabbed an offensive rebound and White added two more points on a couple of free throws on the opposite end. Carolina answered, though, as it quickly jumped back on top and by the time FSU had called a 30-second timeout with 2:59 left on the game clock, the Tar Heels boasted a 73-72 lead.

But Bullock's steal then led to a long Hairston jumper to make it 75-72 with 2:10 left. Whisnant's missed attempt on a drive down the left side of the paint was then rebounded by the 'Heels, who called a timeout with 1:04 left only to have the ball stolen by Shannon. FSU's redshirt junior had his own pocket picked on his ensuing sprint down the floor and Carolina sunk two free throws before Snaer's potential game-tying 3-pointer struck iron.

"Every game is going to be hard fought, no matter if you are playing the first-place team or the last-place team," Shannon said. "We just couldn't get it done tonight."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 5 Montay Brandon        g  27   3   4    1    1   0   0   7      2    1   3  0   4  2   0   0
10 Okaro White           f  28   3   6    1    3   8  10  15      2    4   6  2   2  1   1   3
11 Kiel Turpin           c  19   2   3    0    0   2   2   6      1    1   2  3   2  0   0   0
21 Michael Snaer         g  30   3   9    2    6   1   2   9      0    2   2  1   4  3   0   2
31 Terry Whisnant        g  27   5  10    4    7   0   0  14      0    0   0  0   1  1   0   1
 1 Devon Bookert            12   1   1    1    1   0   0   3      0    0   0  2   1  0   0   0
 2 Terrance Shannon         24   5  10    0    0   2   3  12      0    4   4  3   0  3   3   1
15 Boris Bojanovsky          5   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   0  0   0   0
25 Aaron Thomas             12   2   3    2    2   0   0   6      0    0   0  1   1  0   0   0
30 Ian Miller               11   0   3    0    2   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   2  0   0   1
50 Michael Ojo               5   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1        1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  24  50   11   22  13  17  72      6   13  19 15  17 10   4   8
   Opp                     200  29  60    8   20  11  16  77     19   22  41 13  16 14   2   5


  1 2 Total
NORTH CAROLINA
33
44
77
FLORIDA STATE
31
41
72
Attendance: 12,060

VIRGINIA 56, FLORIDA STATE 36
01/19/2013, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA From the FSU Website, eminoles.com.

FSU Drops Road Game to Virginia, 56-36.

The Florida State men's basketball team struggled offensively Saturday at John Paul Jones Arena in what was just the second road loss of the season for the 'Noles.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -- The Florida State men's basketball team dropped just its second road contest of the season Saturday, falling to Virginia, 56-36, at John Paul Jones Arena.

The Seminoles (10-7, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) will now try to bounce back from consecutive conference losses when they return to action Thursday at home against Clemson. The 'Noles opened ACC play earlier this month with a 72-66 victory on the Tigers' home floor.

FSU's wasn't nearly as successful on the Cavaliers' (12-5, 2-2) court because it simply couldn't score the basketball and couldn't recover from Virginia's 22-4 run in the first half.

The Seminoles' registered just 16 baskets on 43 shot attempts and were just 1-for-15 from 3-point range. Florida State was also just 3-for-8 from the free-throw line. On the flip side, Virginia shot nearly 49 percent from the field and 54 percent from long range and missed just one of its six attempts from the charity stripe.

The Cavs also out-rebounded the 'Noles, 28-20, and had two less turnovers (16 as compared to 18 by the visitors).

While Virginia got 17 and 13 points from Joe Harris and Akil Mitchell, respectively, FSU didn't have any double-digit scorers. Michael Snaer led the way with nine points and Okaro White had eight. Fellow veteran Terrance Shannon added three points, three steals and four rebounds but had to be placed on a backboard and taken off the court on a stretcher late in the second half with an apparent upper body injury.

After the game, FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said Shannon sustained a "stinger" and that he had movement in his extremities.

Ian Miller, Boris Bojanovsky and Robert Gilchrist each scored four points for the Seminoles.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 5 Montay Brandon        g  20   1   4    0    1   0   1   2      0    1   1  0   0  3   1   1
10 Okaro White           f  29   4   9    0    2   0   0   8      3    2   5  4   0  2   1   1
11 Kiel Turpin           c   6   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
21 Michael Snaer         g  35   4   9    1    5   0   0   9      1    1   2  2   2  5   1   1
31 Terry Whisnant        g  26   0   3    0    3   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   1  1   1   0
 1 Devon Bookert             8   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  1   0   0
 2 Terrance Shannon         23   1   2    0    0   1   2   3      2    2   4  3   1  3   0   3
14 Robert Gilchrist          9   2   3    0    0   0   1   4      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
15 Boris Bojanovsky          7   2   3    0    0   0   0   4      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   0
25 Aaron Thomas             17   1   3    0    2   0   0   2      1    1   2  0   0  0   0   0
30 Ian Miller               19   1   5    0    2   2   4   4      0    4   4  0   1  3   0   0
50 Michael Ojo               1   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                                2   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  16  43    1   15   3   8  36      9   13  22 13   5 18   4   6
   Opp                     200  22  45    7   13   5   6  56     10   20  30 14  15 16   5   9


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
15
21
36
VIRGINIA
33
23
56
Attendance: 12,303

FLORIDA STATE 60, CLEMSON 57
01/24/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Michael Being Michael: Snaer Nails Another Game Winner.

Michael Snaer adds to his legend with a banked-in, buzzer-beating 3-pointer as Kyle Turpin's career-best 16 points helps FSU beat Clemson for the second time this month in a 60-57 triumph Thursday night.

By: Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com Managing Editor

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- His right arm beating his chest, Michael Snaer had one thing to say as he sprinted the length of the floor in the euphoric aftermath of the Florida State men's basketball team's 60-57 come-from-behind win over Clemson Thursday night.

"This is my house!" he shouted a trio of times just moments after his banked-in, buzzer-beating 3-pointer gave the Seminoles their one and only second-half lead against the Tigers at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

Indeed it is. Eleven months after drilling a game-winner against Virginia Tech from nearly the exact same spot on the floor (coincidentally, his game-winner at Duke last year was also from that spot), "Big-Shot Snaer" did it once again.

"When the shot went in, I really said in my head, 'I can't believe I did that again,'" Snaer said. "For that to happen again, it feels great to be able to do that for Florida State. As much as this program and this community has done for me, to do that is just amazing."

"There's no one on the team we'd rather shoot the three anyway," redshirt junior forward Kiel Turpin added. "We s aw there was like eight seconds left we were like, 'Ah, it's going to Mike.'"

That win last February was FSU's (11-7, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) second in a row but this one this year helped the 'Noles' prevent two consecutive losses become three, and in the process give them their first sweep of Clemson (10-8, 2-4) since 2009. It also propelled them back towards the top of the muddled conference standings.

And how they got there is important. After getting blasted on the boards in a loss to North Carolina and then managing just 36 points in a setback at Virginia, FSU could have folded Clemson reeled off 14 unanswered points in the first half. Instead, Florida State rattled off five straight points before exiting to the locker room at halftime.

Then Tuprin, who saw his minutes increase because of the neck injury Terrance Shannon sustained against the Cavaliers, got going.

In what was his best game as a Seminole, Turpin capped off a 15-4 run in the second half with a pair of free throws to tie the game at 44-44 with a little more than six minutes left in the ballgame. The finished the game with a career-best and team-high 16 points -- all of which were registered in the second half -- as one of four 'Noles that scored in double figures. He also notched four of FSU's nine blocks.

"He played well; he played very well," Clemson coach Brad Brownell said. "He made big free throws and a couple nice baskets when they needed him. He's going to be a good player."

Snaer finished with 11 points but his final five tallies were the most important. His runner off the backboard made it a 55-54 Clemson lead with 1:27 remaining on the game clock and his Tiger-taming triple at the horn came on the heels of a Devon Booker 3-pointer that had knotted the score at 57-57 following an FSU timeout. Bookert finished the night with 11 points and just one turnover. Okaro White posted 10 points despite battling with foul trouble most of the night.

Aaron Thomas added five points for FSU.

Devin Booker and K.J. McDaniels scored 15 points apiece for the Tigers, who lost 71-66 to FSU in both team's ACC opener earlier this month.

FSU shot 41.3 percent from the field for the game but was 52 percent on 11-of-21 shooting after halftime. Clemson was held to 40.7 percent shooting overall and an 18.8-percent mark from 3-point range while the Seminoles were 36.4 percent from behind the arc. Most importantly, FSU was 18-of-20 from the free-throw line.

Florida State pressured Clemson into committing 13 turnovers but none was bigger than the shot-clock violation they forced with just eight seconds left after that big Bookert 3-pointer had tied the game.

We'd like for our guys to play a little bit more aggressive and create for each other to gain a little bit more confidence," FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said. "In the first half I think we were extremely tentative. In the second half I thought we were a lot more aggressive."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 5 Montay Brandon        g  19   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   1  1   0   0
10 Okaro White           f  23   4   7    0    1   2   2  10      1    1   2  4   2  1   1   0
11 Kiel Turpin           c  21   4   8    0    0   8   9  16      0    4   4  3   1  4   4   0
21 Michael Snaer         g  33   4   8    2    3   1   2  11      1    2   3  3   4  2   0   1
31 Terry Whisnant        g  14   1   2    0    1   0   0   2      0    0   0  0   1  1   0   1
 1 Devon Bookert            20   2   2    1    1   6   6  11      1    1   2  0   2  1   1   0
14 Robert Gilchrist         17   1   4    0    1   0   0   2      1    1   2  1   0  3   1   0
15 Boris Bojanovsky         15   1   3    0    0   1   1   3      0    2   2  0   0  1   1   1
25 Aaron Thomas             26   2   5    1    1   0   0   5      0    2   2  2   1  1   0   0
30 Ian Miller                7   0   4    0    3   0   0   0      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   0
50 Michael Ojo               5   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  0   0  0   1   0
   Team                                                           1    3   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  19  46    4   11  18  20  60      7   16  23 15  12 15   9   3
   Opp                     200  22  54    3   16  10  15  57     15   19  34 23  10 13   6   2


  1 2 Total
CLEMSON
29
28
57
FLORIDA STATE
21
39
60
Attendance: 7,893

MIAMI 71, FLORIDA STATE 47
01/27/2013, CORAL GABLES, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

'Noles Halted by Hurricanes, 71-47.

FSU can't make it two ACC victories in a row as the men's basketball team falls on the road to a Miami squad that has now won seven straight.

CORAL GABLES, FL -- The Florida State men's basketball couldn't get past streaking No. 25 Miami Sunday night as 'Noles fell to the 'Canes 71-47.

Three nights after beating Clemson at home, FSU (11-8, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) traveled to the BankUnited Center before running into a Miami squad that is one of the hottest in the nation. The ACC-leading Hurricanes are now15-3 overall and 6-0 in the league as winners of seven straight.

For the Seminoles, Sunday's setback had as much to with FSU's own shooting struggles as it did with Miami's continued strong play. The visitors finished the rivalry game with a 33.3-percent shooting mark from the field and a 16.7-percent mark from 3-point range, including an 0-for-9 cold spell in the second half.

Junior Ian Miller, who continues to battle with a sore foot, led FSU with a team-high 12 points and was the only player in a garnet uniform to score in double figures. Okaro White, who fouled out of the game with six minutes remaining in the second half, finished with six points and so, too, did Aaron Thomas.

Terry Whisnant II and Boris Bojanovsky added five points apiece. Montay Brandon led the way with five rebounds.

Trey McKinney Jones' 15 points led a Miami team that shot 45.8 percent from the field and 64.3 percent from 3-point range. The 'Canes had 26 rebounds to FSU's 23.

Both teams finished with seven turnovers each.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 5 Montay Brandon        g  24   1   2    0    1   0   0   2      1    3   4  1   2  6   2   1
10 Okaro White           f  18   2   6    1    3   1   2   6      1    0   1  5   0  0   1   1
11 Kiel Turpin           c  15   1   8    0    0   0   0   2      0    2   2  2   0  1   0   0
21 Michael Snaer         g  18   2   5    0    3   0   0   4      0    3   3  3   0  0   0   1
31 Terry Whisnant        g  20   1   5    1    4   2   2   5      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
 1 Devon Bookert            12   0   3    0    1   2   2   2      0    2   2  0   1  0   0   0
14 Robert Gilchrist         22   1   3    0    1   0   0   2      0    5   5  3   0  1   0   0
15 Boris Bojanovsky         15   1   4    0    0   3   4   5      0    1   1  1   0  0   0   0
25 Aaron Thomas             26   3   9    0    1   0   2   6      1    2   3  1   1  0   1   0
30 Ian Miller               19   4   6    1    3   3   3  12      1    3   4  3   2  2   0   1
50 Michael Ojo              11   0   1    0    0   1   2   1      0    3   3  1   0  1   0   0
   Team                                                           1    2   3         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  16  52    3   17  12  17  47      5   27  32 20   6 12   4   4
   Opp                     200  27  63    8   22   9  14  71     12   32  44 18  19  8   7   3


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
28
19
47
MIAMI
37
34
71
Attendance: 7,972

FLORIDA STATE 73, MARYLAND 71
01/30/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Four-get About it: Snaer Hits Another Game-Winner.

For the fourth time in 13 months, a Michael Snaer game-winning 3-pointer propels the FSU men's basketball team to victory. The victim this time? Maryland, in a 73-71 'Noles triumph Wednesday night.

By: Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com Managing Editor

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- It's the worst kept secret in America.

If Florida State is tied or trailing in the final few seconds of a ballgame, Michael Snaer is going to take the shot. It's a given. Whether he's open or not, FSU's senior guard is going to square up and shoot for the victory. You know it's coming. You know that no matter how the play is drawn up, it's going to No. 21.

You also know one more important thing, and this is the part that stings: it's going in.

It always does.

Maryland experienced that harsh reality Wednesday night at the Donald L. Tucker as "Big-Shot Mike" did what he does best: he rose, he fired and he connected as his 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left gave the Seminoles a 73-71 come-from-behind victory.

After hitting game-winners from the right side of the floor against Duke and Virginia Tech last season and then against Clemson six days ago, Snaer switched it up against the Terrapins (15-6, 3-5 ACC) and drilled this one from the left wing. Moments after Ian Miller curled off the right side and the defense collapsed around him as he drove in to the middle of the paint, the junior guard calmly found his clutch teammate for the wide open shot.

And when Maryland's desperation heave failed to connect, the 'Noles escaped with a much-needed conference victory that pushed them back above .500 in the league at 4-3 in the wake of a blowout loss at Miami. The Seminoles, who are 12-8 overall, now welcome Duke to Tallahassee for another critical conference contest. Tip-off is slated for 2 p.m. and there are limited premium seats still available.

"You knew he was going to make it," Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said. "He's made a lot of big ones."

Snaer finished the game with a team-high 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the field and 3-6 shooting from 3-point range. Okaro White added 14 points thanks to 10-for-10 shooting from the free-throw line and Miller contributed 10 of his own.

Boris Bojanovsky had eight points and Terry Whisnant II had seven. Michael Ojo had his best game as a Seminole, playing a career-best 14 minutes while adding two points and several never-before-seen hustle plays.

As a team, FSU shot 45.8 percent from the field and 29.4 percent from long distance.

Despite out-rebounding the 'Noles 36-20, shooting nearly 50 percent from the floor and getting a few late-game big shots from Dez Wells, who poured in 19 points, the Terrapins still saw their eight-point second-half lead disappear in their second loss to FSU this season.

Credit FSU's forcing of Maryland to commit 16 turnovers with helping make that happen. The 'Noles also only had six giveaways of their own.

Trailing 62-54 midway through the second half, the Seminoles generated a 6-0 run to climb to within a 62-60 score before trading baskets with the visitors. Following a monster Kiel Turpin slam, Miller's jumper tied the game at 66-66 with 2:30 left to play.

Wells then hit a 3-pointer to put the Terps up before White grabbed a defensive rebound and Snaer's hook hit nothing but net and cut Maryland's advantage to 71-70 with 45 seconds left on the clock. The 'Noles then called a timeout to set up the game-winning play after White and Alex Len forced a jump-ball after the latter missed an alley-oop dunk attempt with the possession arrow facing the Florida State bench.

Len, who averages 13 points per game, was held to just four points by the stingy FSU defense.

Both teams were tied 34-34 at halftime.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 5 Montay Brandon        g  33   1   4    0    0   1   2   3      0    2   2  0   1  2   0   2
10 Okaro White           f  33   2   8    0    4  10  10  14      0    3   3  2   3  1   1   2
11 Kiel Turpin           c  14   2   2    0    0   2   2   6      1    1   2  4   0  0   3   1
21 Michael Snaer         g  29   7  13    3    6   2   3  19      1    3   4  3   3  0   0   1
31 Terry Whisnant        g  18   2   4    0    1   3   3   7      1    0   1  0   1  0   0   1
 1 Devon Bookert             7   0   0    0    0   2   2   2      0    0   0  1   1  0   0   0
14 Robert Gilchrist          7   0   3    0    2   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
15 Boris Bojanovsky         12   3   4    0    0   2   2   8      0    0   0  3   1  0   0   1
25 Aaron Thomas             11   1   3    0    0   0   2   2      2    1   3  0   2  1   0   0
30 Ian Miller               22   3   6    2    4   2   2  10      0    1   1  1   2  2   0   1
50 Michael Ojo              14   1   1    0    0   0   3   2      0    3   3  2   0  0   1   1
   Team                                                                1   1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  48    5   17  24  31  73      5   15  20 17  14  6   5  10
   Opp                     200  26  53    6   15  13  18  71     12   24  36 22  11 16   1   4


  1 2 Total
MARYLAND
34
37
71
FLORIDA STATE
34
39
73
Attendance: 7,222

DUKE 79, FLORIDA STATE 60
02/02/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Iron Unkind in FSU's 79-60 Loss to No. 5 Duke.

The Florida State men's basketball team couldn't bounce back from a poor-shooting first half as the 'Noles dropped an ACC contest to the visiting Blue Devils Saturday at home.

By: Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com Managing Editor

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- The iron, as they say, can oftentimes be unkind. Saturday against No. 5 Duke, it was especially unfriendly to the Florida State men's basketball team in a 79-60 loss at home.

The Seminoles (12-9, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) simply couldn't make shots on their home floor while the Blue Devils (18-2, 6-2) -- now winners of three straight -- had absolutely no difficulty in that department. FSU finished the game with a 41.8 shooting percentage from the field (the 'Noles counteracted a 28.6 clip in the first half with a 55.6-mark in the second frame) while Duke was a staggering 60.8-percent from the field for the game.

The 'Noles were 23.1 percent from 3-point range and Blue Devils were 61.1 percent from that distance.

The Blue Devils built an early 11-0 lead and never looked back as they watched the majority of their shot attempts find pay dirt. In that early-game stretch, the game-tone was set as Duke was 5-for-6 from the field and the Seminoles were 0-for-5 with two turnovers.

"Early on I thought we both were getting similar opportunities," FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said. "They finished there's, we didn't make ours and we dug a hole for ourself early. I didn't really feel that they'd continue to keep shooting that way and I felt that if we executed we'd find a way to creep back into the game. That never really happened."

Seth Curry led the visitors with 21 points thanks to 5-of-7 shooting from 3-point range. Quinn Cook added 18, Rasheed Sulaimon had 14 and Amile Jefferson posted 11.

Three days after connecting on his fourth game-winner in 13 months, 'Noles leader Michael Snaer struggled to find that same shooting touch Saturday. The senior guard didn't register his first basket until the 15:15 mark of the second half -- a 3-pointer that made that cut it to a 55-34 Duke lead -- and finished with seven points on 3-of-13 shooting.

Freshman Aaron Thomas the 'Noles with 14 points while fellow rookie Devon Bookert added nine. Okaro White and Kile Tuprin scored seven points each.

The Seminoles had just 11 turnovers and Duke had 10. The Blue Devils won the rebound battle, 27-24.

"[Duke] was able to get the ball pretty much wherever they wanted to in a timely fashion with their shooters," Hamilton said. "They are a great shooting team. ... You've got to give them credit. They were able to put themselves mentally at that magic level that has been kind of elusive for us to the point where every time they had an open look and we fought defensively they made us pay."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 5 Montay Brandon        g  17   1   4    0    0   0   0   2      0    1   1  0   0  1   0   0
10 Okaro White           f  28   3   8    0    1   1   2   7      2    2   4  4   0  2   0   0
11 Kiel Turpin           c  20   3   3    0    0   1   2   7      2    2   4  1   0  1   1   1
21 Michael Snaer         g  26   3  13    1    4   0   0   7      2    3   5  2   1  1   0   2
31 Terry Whisnant        g  14   0   2    0    2   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  1   0   0
 1 Devon Bookert            24   3   5    1    2   2   2   9      0    2   2  0   1  3   0   0
14 Robert Gilchrist         12   1   3    0    1   2   2   4      0    1   1  1   1  0   0   0
15 Boris Bojanovsky         13   2   2    0    0   0   0   4      0    0   0  1   0  1   0   1
25 Aaron Thomas             22   4   7    1    2   5   5  14      0    0   0  2   2  0   1   0
30 Ian Miller               18   2   3    0    1   0   0   4      0    2   2  3   4  1   0   0
50 Michael Ojo               6   1   5    0    0   0   0   2      2    0   2  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           3        3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  55    3   13  11  13  60     11   13  24 14   9 11   2   4
   Opp                     200  31  51   11   18   6   8  79      6   21  27 15  20 10   6   7


  1 2 Total
DUKE
42
37
79
FLORIDA STATE
22
38
60
Attendance: 12,100

FLORIDA STATE 56, GEORGIA TECH 54
02/05/2013, ATLANTA, GA From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Snaer (Who Else?) Hits Game-Winner in FSU Win at GT.

For the fifth time in his career and the third time this season, senior guard Michael Snaer drains the winning shot; this time a scoop off the backboard in the 'Noles' 56-54 win over the Yellow Jackets Tuesday night.

ATLANTA, GA -- Michael Snaer hit a driving layup just before the buzzer, giving Florida State a 56-54 victory over Georgia Tech in the Atlantic Coast Conference on Tuesday night.

Snaer made up for a turnover on the Seminoles' previous possession, when he let a routine pass slip through his hands and couldn't save it from rolling out of bounds. After Mfon Udofia missed a 3-pointer to break the 54-all deadlock, Florida State rebounded and called timeout to set up the last play.

Devon Bookert dribbled down the clock before passing off to Snaer. He might've gotten away with a push-off - Udofia went flying near the top of the key, and Georgia Tech complained bitterly - but the refs made no call. Snaer spotted an opening down the right side of the lane, darted toward the hoop and banked it in just before the red light went off. The officials took a look at the replay, but didn't need long to rule the shot was good.

Snaer led the Seminoles (13-9, 5-4 ACC) with 15 points. Daniel Miller and Brandon Reed had 9 points each for Georgia Tech (12-9, 2-7).

Kiel Turpin and Boris Bojanovsky added 10 points apiece for the Seminoles, who raced to a 13-0 lead but couldn't put away the Yellow Jackets. In fact, Georgia Tech was ahead by halftime, and it was tight the rest of the way.

In the end, it was another Florida State victory. The Seminoles have won eight straight in the series, their longest run of dominance against Georgia Tech.

The Yellow Jackets failed in their bid for a second straight home victory, having rallied in the final minutes to knock off Virginia in their previous game. Georgia Tech got scoring contributions from 10 players but not enough to finally beat FSU.

Florida State raced to its early lead by outrebounding the much-shorter Yellow Jackets 7-1 and taking advantage of five turnovers.

But Georgia Tech began to cut into the deficit, sparked by Reed's consecutive 3-pointers from nearly identical spots beyond the arc. When Reed hit another trey with 1:44 left in the half, the Yellow Jackets had their first lead of the night, 25-23.

The home team was still on top at the half, going to the locker room with a 27-26 advantage after Udofia ran down the clock, drove toward the lane and got off an awkward pass to Miller. The 6-foot-11 center made a strong move to the hoop, dunking over two Florida State defenders with three seconds remaining.

Georgia Tech kept it going after the break. Miller hit a jumper from the top of the key and Robert Carter Jr. swished a hook shot to give the Yellow Jackets their biggest edge at 31-26.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 5 Montay Brandon        g  18   0   2    0    0   1   2   1      0    1   1  1   5  4   0   0
10 Okaro White           f  29   1   7    0    4   1   2   3      1    9  10  3   1  2   0   0
11 Kiel Turpin           c  29   4   6    0    0   2   3  10      1    4   5  4   0  1   3   2
21 Michael Snaer         g  30   4   9    3    5   4   4  15      1    3   4  3   4  1   0   2
31 Terry Whisnant        g  15   1   3    0    2   0   0   2      1    1   2  1   2  0   0   2
 1 Devon Bookert            22   1   2    1    1   0   0   3      0    0   0  0   3  2   0   0
14 Robert Gilchrist         10   1   1    0    0   1   2   3      0    2   2  0   0  3   0   0
15 Boris Bojanovsky         12   4   4    0    0   2   2  10      0    3   3  2   0  0   2   0
25 Aaron Thomas             20   3   3    0    0   0   2   6      0    1   1  0   0  1   0   0
30 Ian Miller               15   1   3    1    3   0   0   3      0    1   1  1   3  2   0   0
   Team                                                                1   1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  20  40    5   15  11  17  56      4   26  30 15  18 16   5   6
   Opp                     200  19  50    7   17   9  15  54      7   17  24 15  14 11   1  11


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
26
30
56
GEORGIA TECH
27
27
54
Attendance: 7,012

WAKE FOREST 71, FLORIDA STATE 46
02/09/2013, WINSTON-SALEM, NC From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Loses Game at Wake Forest, 71-46.

The Florida State men's basketball team drops to .500 in the Atlantic Coast Conference with eight games remaining in the regular season.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- If ever there was a team that understood the literal meaning of an up-and-down season, it's the Florida State men's basketball squad.

With a 71-46 loss at Wake Forest Saturday afternoon, the Seminoles' (13-10, 5-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) last six games look like this: Michael Snaer game-winning shot against Clemson, 24-point loss at Miami, Snaer game-winning shot against Maryland, 19-point loss against Duke, Snaer game-winning shot at Georgia Tech and then the defeat at the hands of the Demon Deacons (11-12, 4-7).

Saturday's game saw the Seminoles struggle from the field from start to finish. The 'Noles shot 32.6 percent overall, 30.8 percent from 3-point range and were just 14-of-23 from the free throw line. Wake Forest, on the other hand, was 49.1 percent from then field and 41.2 percent from long distance.

The Seminoles were also out-rebounded 45-25 and had 17 turnovers compared to the Demon Deacons' 14. Wake Forest posted 19 second-chance points to FSU's one and outscored the 'Noles in the paint 32-16.

Michael Snaer and Okaro White each had 13 points for FSU. Four days after his buzzer-beating underhanded layup gave Florida State a 56-54 win over the Yellow Jackets, Snaer was just 4-of-13 at Wake Forest.

Kiel Turpin added eight points and tied with White for a team-high six rebounds.

Travis McKie was one of four Demon Deacons to score in double figures as he registered 15 for Wake Forest, which has proven to be an especially tough matchup for teams when playing at home. The Demon Deacons are now 4-1 at Joel Coliseum with the one loss coming at the hands of Duke.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 5 Montay Brandon        g  19   0   0    0    0   0   1   0      0    2   2  1   2  3   0   2
10 Okaro White           f  25   4   4    1    1   4   7  13      2    4   6  4   0  0   1   0
11 Kiel Turpin           c  20   3   7    0    0   2   4   8      1    5   6  3   0  1   0   1
21 Michael Snaer         g  36   4  13    1    5   4   5  13      0    5   5  1   2  3   0   0
31 Terry Whisnant        g  19   1   4    1    3   0   0   3      0    0   0  0   0  2   0   1
 1 Devon Bookert            21   1   2    1    2   0   0   3      0    1   1  1   2  1   0   0
14 Robert Gilchrist          9   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  2   2   0
15 Boris Bojanovsky         16   1   4    0    0   3   4   5      1    1   2  3   0  2   0   1
20 Rafael Portuondo          1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
25 Aaron Thomas              4   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
30 Ian Miller               26   0   3    0    2   1   2   1      0    1   1  4   1  3   0   0
33 Joey Moreau               1   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
50 Michael Ojo               3   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  2   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1        1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  14  43    4   13  14  23  46      5   20  25 20   7 17   3   5
   Opp                     200  26  53    7   17  12  22  71     13   32  45 21  11 14   5  12


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
26
20
46
WAKE FOREST
34
37
71
Attendance: 10,259

MIAMI 74, FLORIDA STATE 68
02/13/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

'Noles Push 'Canes to Brink in 74-68 Loss.

Florida State puts a scare into No. 3 Miami Tuesday at home but the ACC-leading Hurricanes hang on for the win in a hard-fought game at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

By: Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com Managing Editor

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- The game looked a lot different than the last time these two rivals met; unfortunately for the Florida State men's basketball team, the only thing that remained the same was the official outcome.

Five games after being blown out in Miami, the 'Noles gave the No. 3/4 'Canes -- arguably the nation's hottest team -- a scare Wednesday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center, erasing a double-digit deficit midway through the second half before ultimately falling, 74-68, in hard-fought fashion.

"I was proud of the spurts that we had; that we were fighting real hard," FSU junior forward Okaro White said. "I was very proud of that because that just shows that we can play hard and we can compete."

FSU (13-11, 5-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) simply didn't have enough firepower down the stretch to combat the Hurricanes' conference player of the year candidate at point guard, Shane Larkin, and their size in the paint. Already without Terrance Shannon down low, 7-foot-3 freshman Boris Bojanovsky was injured early in the game and did not return after 292-pound Miami center Reggie Johnson came crashing down upon him. White also wasn't available in the tense late-game moments after fouling out with 2:04 remaining.

The Seminoles' depleted front court meant that Kiel Turpin and still-learning rookie Michael Ojo had to handle the rigors of playing around the basket against a physical team. Miami (20-3, 11-0), which now owns the nation's longest active winning streak among the six power conferences with 12 straight victories, got a combined 24 points from low-post players Johnson and Julian Gamble.

That offensive output helped counteract the 'Noles' valiant effort down low as the home team actually won the rebounding battle 26-22 and was only outscored around the basket 36-30.

"We've got each other's backs," Ojo said. "If anybody is injured, if anybody is in foul truoble you have to trust your teammate that they can do the job."

As for Larkin, he finished the game with 22 points and some big second-half shots.

White led the way for an FSU team that shot 46.2 percent compared to Miami's 63.8-percent clip from the field. The junior forward finished with 15 points and a team-high eight rebounds despite missing the final two minutes.

Devon Bookert had perhaps the best start-to-finish game of his young career as the freshman point guard started and played 28 minutes, finishing with 12 points and just one turnover. Michael Snaer, Ian Miller and Kiel Turpin each scored nine and Terry Whisnant III came off the bench to add eight of his own.

"Seventy percent of the game I thought that we did a pretty good job of executing from of an offensive standpoint what we had in our gameplan," FSU coach Leonard Hamliton said. "Thirty percent of the time I thought we made poor decisions with the ball. We turned it over at some inopportune times."

Whisnant didn't play at all in the first half but that didn't stop the sweet-shooting sophomore from burying back-to-back 3-pointers on his first two shots of the game to help FSU get within a 51-47 score with 11:31 left.

Miami had led by as many as 11 points in the first half but saw that advantage dwindle to 51-49 moments later thanks to Whisnant's two free throws. Then Ojo snagged a defensive rebound and White tipped in Miller's missed shot attempt on the opposite end to tie the score at 51-51 with 10:08 remaining.

But back-to-back Gamble dunks put the 'Canes back on top for good despite one last FSU charge. Bookert's and-one opportunity cut Florida State's deficit to 69-66 with 51 seconds left and then the Alaska native grabbed a defensive rebound before feeding Miller for the would-be game-tying 3-pointer. But Miller's shot circle the inside of the rim before popping out and Miami escaped with the victory.

Bookert's second career start was part of revamped starting five for the Seminoles that also included Snaer, Ojo (making the first start of his career), Aaron Thomas and White and that group energetically raced to a 13-2 early lead. But Miami chipped away and all of a sudden had the game tied at 18-18 before a near four-minute 'Noles scoring drought coincided with a 'Canes hot streak.

After White's two free throws halted the first-half skid, Miller was fouled and sent crashing hard to the floor before converting the and-one opportunity to make it a 27-23 ballgame. But Miami answered and took a 38-30 lead into halftime despite Bookert's buzzer-beating 3-pointer capped off the opening period.

The Hurricanes shot nearly 74 percent in the first half while FSU shot 41.7 percent. The 'Noles were outscored 20-10 in the paint in the opening 20 minutes, too.

"When you are winning you can learn a few things but I think you learn more after a loss," White said. "So after playing hard the whole game I thought we learned a little bit."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Devon Bookert         g  28   5   7    1    2   1   1  12      0    2   2  3   1  1   0   1
10 Okaro White           f  31   5   8    0    1   5   5  15      4    3   7  5   1  3   0   3
21 Michael Snaer         g  36   3   9    1    5   2   4   9      0    4   4  2   4  5   0   2
25 Aaron Thomas          g  25   1   5    0    0   0   0   2      1    1   2  1   2  4   0   0
50 Michael Ojo           c  17   1   2    0    0   1   2   3      1    1   2  0   0  1   0   0
11 Kiel Turpin              20   4   9    0    0   1   2   9      3    1   4  5   0  0   2   0
14 Robert Gilchrist          7   0   0    0    0   1   2   1      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
15 Boris Bojanovsky          1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
30 Ian Miller               24   3   7    0    2   3   3   9      0    2   2  0   1  2   0   1
31 Terry Whisnant           11   2   5    2    5   2   2   8      0    0   0  1   0  1   0   0
   Team                                                           1    2   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  24  52    4   15  16  21  68     10   16  26 18   9 17   2   7
   Opp                     200  30  47    3    8  11  19  74      6   16  22 19   9 16   4   9


  1 2 Total
MIAMI
38
36
74
FLORIDA STATE
30
38
68
Attendance: 9,007

FLORIDA STATE 69, BOSTON COLLEGE 66
02/16/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Beats Boston College, 69-66.

The Seminoles get back to winning ways with a nail-biting conference victory over the visiting Eagles Saturday at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

By: Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com Managing Editor

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Michael Snaer is on the team so Florida State is more than familiar with tense, final-seconds moments in conference games. Saturday's game against Boston College had the same happy outcome FSU has grown accustomed to thanks to Snaer's magical shooting touch but the manner in which it was achieved was much different.

Instead of their clutch senior shooting for the win, the 'Noles escaped with a 69-66 thanks to a shot by the Eagles -- a looked-good-when-it-left 3-pointer at the buzzer by Ryan Anderson that would have forced overtime but instead clanked off the front of the rim.

Crisis avoided, win-column regained.

Following consecutive losses to Wake Forest and Miami, the 'Noles (14-11, 6-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) needed this one with road games at NC State and Virginia Tech on the horizon and the regular season winding down.

The continued strong play of freshman point guard Devon Bookert helped, as the Alaska native was in the starting lineup for the second time in as many games. Bookert finished with five points, a career-high eight assists and a most-important zero turnovers as he grows more and more comfortable running the 'Noles' show.

"It's a lot easier when you've got a point guard on the floor that knows what his role is and is really good at passing and setting people up," Snaer said. "Getting us in and out of our offense and that is something we really struggled with early in the season. Devon moving into that spot has really helped us gel and be a good team."

Bookert's favorite target against the Eagles (11-14, 3-9) was Snaer, who hit the 20-point plateau for the first time in ACC play this season with a game-high 21. Snaer was 8-of-10 from the field, 1-of-2 from long range and a perfect 4-of-4 from the free-throw line to go along with six rebounds and two assists.

Okaro White added 13 points, a team-high eight rebounds, a block and two steals in the winning effort. Terry Whisnant III came off the bench to post seven points, Kiel Tuprin has six points and two monster blocks in the second half and Aaron Thomas had six points of his own.

"All of our guys did a good job of relocating," Bookert said. "Whenever someone drove in they just relocated and went to open spots and I just tried to find them. They did the work and finished."

Olivier Hanlan scored 19 points to lead Boston College while Patrick Heckmann and Anderson had 10 points each. The Eagles shot 44.4 percent from the floor, including a56.3-percent from 3-point distance and the Seminoles shot 51 percent from the field and 53.8 percent from long distance, which helped combat Boston College's 15 second-chance points thanks to 12 offensive rebounds.

Boston College heated up in the early goings of the second half with a flurry of 3-pointers to take its first lead of the day at 45-42. But White's alley-oop slam off the inbounds helped spark back-to-back 3-pointers from Snaer and Ian Miller before Bookert's nifty assist to Turpin down low and Boris Bojanovsky's jumper had FSU up 54-47 with 8:06 left thanks to a 12-2 run.

After closing it to within a 54-53 score, the Eagles then saw Snaer hit consecutive shots and Whisnant bury a triple before Eddie Odio slammed home a put-back dunk for Boston College's seventh offensive rebound of the game to make it a 62-57 score with 2:51 left to play. Snaer answered with two free throws on the other end and Turpin registered back-to-back one handed blocks to send the crowd into a tomahawk-chopping frenzy before Rahon's 3-pointer quickly halted the excitement.

The 'Noles and Eagles then traded free throws and Boston College earned two critical defensive stops in the final minute-and-half to the scoreboard at 66-62 with 35.8 seconds remaining.

After trading two Hanlan free throws for two Bookert free throws, Lonnie Jackson drove unimpeded to the hoop for lead-cutting lay-up that trimmed FSU's advantage to 68-66 with 6.4 ticks on the game clock left. White then calmly impounded the ball to Whisnant, who was fouled and made one of two attempts at the line with 5.2 seconds remaining. Anderson had a good look from 3-point range on the opposite end but was too short much to the delight of the home crowd.

"We went into this game and thought that Boston College was an extremely dangerous team because they were a little farther along with their execution of their offensive system than maybe our defensive system was," FSU coach Hamilton said. "They've done a great job all year long of getting guys in and out of their system creating high percentage shots for their team. A lot of backdoors, a lot of slot passes and we kind of changed our defensive schemes a little bit just because out of respect of their ability to execute and get easy opportunities."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Devon Bookert         g  31   1   2    1    2   2   2   5      0    1   1  2   8  0   0   0
10 Okaro White           f  37   6  12    1    2   0   0  13      3    5   8  2   1  0   1   2
21 Michael Snaer         g  38   8  10    1    2   4   4  21      3    3   6  1   2  2   1   0
25 Aaron Thomas          g  18   2   4    0    0   2   2   6      0    1   1  0   2  3   0   0
50 Michael Ojo           c   5   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   1   0
 5 Montay Brandon            4   1   3    1    2   0   0   3      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
11 Kiel Turpin              21   3   4    0    0   0   0   6      0    1   1  3   0  2   2   0
14 Robert Gilchrist          4   0   3    0    0   0   0   0      1    2   3  0   0  0   0   0
15 Boris Bojanovsky         14   1   2    0    0   3   4   5      1    0   1  0   0  2   0   0
30 Ian Miller               15   1   5    1    2   0   0   3      0    2   2  1   1  1   0   0
31 Terry Whisnant           13   2   3    2    3   1   2   7      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                                3   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  49    7   13  12  14  69      8   18  26 10  14 10   5   2
   Opp                     200  24  54    9   16   9  12  66     12   15  27 16  12  9   2   3


  1 2 Total
BOSTON COLLEGE
26
40
66
FLORIDA STATE
31
38
69
Attendance: 6,557

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 84, FLORIDA STATE 66
02/19/2013, RALEIGH, NC From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Loses at NC State, 84-66.

The Seminoles struggled down low against the Wolfpack in a Tuesday-night setback at PNC Arena Tuesday night.

RALEIGH, NC -- Florida State committed just two turnovers in the second half but the Seminoles' ball security wasn't enough to avoid an 84-66 loss at NC State Tuesday night.

In the end, FSU's (14-12, 6-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) ability to better protect the basketball wasn't enough to make up for the 'Noles' issues on the inside. The Wolfpack (19-7, 8-5) wound up out-rebounding the PNC Arena visitors 45-21 and outscoring them in the paint 42-30.

Twenty-one of NC State's rebounds were on the offensive end and FSU lost the second-chance-points battle 29-6. Both teams had a total of 14 turnovers.

The Seminoles shot 43.1 percent from the field as Michael Snaer led the way with 20 points on a 3-of-4 mark from 3-point range -- his second game scoring at least 20 points in as many games after not hitting that number in ACC play prior to FSU's 69-66 win over Boston College three days ago.

Okaro White added 13 points and Ian Miller came off the bench to score 11 of his own. Aaron Thomas finished with nine points and a team-high five rebounds and Devon Bookert posted six points and three assists.

For the Wolfpack, two players registered double-doubles with T.J. Warren shooting 12-of-15 for 31 points to go along with his 13 rebounds. C.J. Leslie also had 19 points and 10 boards and Lorenzo Brown had nine assists to go with his nine points. Scott Wood had 13 points.

The loss marked FSU's first setback in Raleigh, N.C. in the last five games.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Devon Bookert         g  16   1   5    0    2   4   4   6      0    0   0  4   3  3   0   1
10 Okaro White           f  31   6   9    0    2   1   1  13      2    2   4  3   0  0   0   1
21 Michael Snaer         g  38   6  12    3    4   5   6  20      0    3   3  1   1  1   2   0
25 Aaron Thomas          g  28   3   7    0    2   3   6   9      1    4   5  1   1  4   0   2
50 Michael Ojo           c   6   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  2   1  1   0   0
 5 Montay Brandon           10   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   1  0   0   0
11 Kiel Turpin              17   1   3    0    0   3   3   5      2    2   4  4   0  1   3   0
14 Robert Gilchrist          7   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  0   0  1   0   0
15 Boris Bojanovsky         12   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   1  0   0   0
30 Ian Miller               24   4   8    3    5   0   0  11      0    1   1  3   2  3   0   2
31 Terry Whisnant           11   0   4    0    3   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1    2   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  51    6   18  16  20  66      6   15  21 19  10 14   5   6
   Opp                     200  27  59    5    8  25  31  84     21   24  45 17  15 14   5   9


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
30
36
66
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
40
44
84
Attendance: 17,011

VIRGINIA TECH 80, FLORIDA STATE 70
02/24/2013, BLACKSBURG, VA From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls to Virginia Tech, 80-70.

Hot-shooting Hokies too much for the 'Noles Sunday night in Blacksburg, Va. in Florida State's 80-70 defeat.

BLACKSBURG, VA -- The Florida State men's basketball team's quest to get back in the win column will have to wait at least two more days. The Seminoles fell on the road to Virginia Tech Sunday night, 80-70.

The 'Noles (14-13, 6-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) now have a quick turnaround for a late ballgame. FSU will welcome Wake Forest -- a team fresh off an upset victory over Miami that produced the 'Canes' first league loss -- to town Tuesday for a 9 p.m. contest at the Donald L. Tucker Center with the hopes of ending its current two-game skid.

The Hokies (12-15, 3-11) were able to give FSU its second loss in as many games and pick up their own victory in 10 contests thanks in large part to their ability to hit free throws.

The Seminoles had trailed 42-29 but battled back to within a 61-55 score with 2:20 minutes left in the game and began strategical fouling in the final few minutes. But Virginia Tech had an answer with 17 consecutive made shots from the free-throw line. The Hokies finished the game 23-of-26 from the charity stripe, which went hand-in-hand with their 59.1-percent shooting from the field and 50-percent mark from 3-point range.

FSU had just four turnovers but their hosts hot-shooting was too much to overcome. The Seminoles shot nearly 46 percent from the field and 39 percent from long range but were 55.6 percent from the free-throw line.

Okaro White led the way with a double-double, scoring 18 points and securing 10 rebounds. Freshman Devon Bookert scored 14 points and fellow rookie Aaron Thomas added 10.

Veterans Michael Snaer and Ian Miller combined for 13 points as Snaer was just 1-for-5 from 3-point range and Miller continues to deal with a sore left foot. Kiel Turpin had eight points and six rebounds and Boris Bojanovsky had four points for a 'Noles team that was without sharpshooter Terry Whisnant II, who missed the game because of a death in the family.

Erick Green, the nation's leading, scorer paced Virginia Tech with 26 points and C.J. Barksdale had 17 points and nine rebounds. Green added a game-high five assists.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Devon Bookert         g  35   5   9    2    3   2   3  14      0    3   3  4   3  1   0   2
10 Okaro White           f  26   5   7    2    4   6   7  18      3    7  10  4   0  1   1   1
21 Michael Snaer         g  36   2   9    1    5   3   6   8      0    3   3  3   3  3   1   0
25 Aaron Thomas          g  32   4  10    1    2   1   4  10      1    2   3  2   2  2   0   1
50 Michael Ojo           c   7   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    2   2  1   0  1   0   0
 5 Montay Brandon            8   0   0    0    0   1   2   1      0    0   0  0   1  1   0   0
11 Kiel Turpin              23   4   5    0    0   0   1   8      2    4   6  4   0  0   0   0
14 Robert Gilchrist          9   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    2   2  0   0  1   0   0
15 Boris Bojanovsky          8   2   2    0    0   0   0   4      2    0   2  0   0  1   0   0
30 Ian Miller               16   2  11    1    6   0   0   5      0    0   0  3   1  1   0   1
   Team                                                           1    1   2  1               
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  55    7   20  13  23  70      9   24  33 22  10 12   2   5
   Opp                     200  25  50    5   15  25  30  80      5   27  32 18  12 11   1   7


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
26
44
70
VIRGINIA TECH
28
52
80
Attendance: 5,042

FLORIDA STATE 76, WAKE FOREST 62
02/26/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Wipes Out Wake Forest, 76-62.

The Florida State men's basketball team snaps a two-game losing streak with its most lopsided ACC victory of the season Tuesday night against the visiting Demon Deacons.

By: Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com Managing Editor

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Seventeen days after a lopsided loss at Wake Forest, the Florida State men's basketball team returned the favor Tuesday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

In a 76-62 win over the Demon Deacons (12-15, 5-10 Atlantic Coast Conference), FSU (15-13, 7-8) looked nothing like the team that dropped a 71-46 game in Winston-Salem, N.C. Feb. 9.

"I thought our guys responded really well tonight," FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said. "I thought our execution on offense was really good. I thought we had good movement on the offensive end."

The 'Noles lost that game earlier this month because they couldn't rebound, couldn't consistently defend and couldn't hit their shots. This time around, that trio of negatives turned into a trio of positives.

After experiencing a minus-20 rebound margin in the loss, FSU grabbed 44 boards compared to Wake Forest's 21in the rematch. Just eight combined blocks and steals on the road last time; 16 combined blocks and steals at home this time. A 32.6-percent shooting clip didn't help in the first meeting; 48.9 percent shooting got the job done in the second matchup.

Michael Snaer and Okaro White were the only double-digit point scorers in the loss with 13 each and no other player had more than eight points to contribute. But Tuesday, Snaer exploded for 24 points -- 19 of which he registered in the second half -- on 7-of-10 shooting for his third 20-point outburst in four games.

"Me being efficient is going to be a big part of us able to win," Snaer said. "So I don't want to take want to take bad shots or good shots. I want to try to get the easiest shot possible."

Snaer also got plenty of assistance from his teammates.

White once again scored 13 points to go along with nine rebounds while Boris Bojanovsky tied his career high with 10 points. The 7-foot-3 Bojanovsky also posted three of FSU's 12 blocks. Kiel Turpin had four of those swats in just 13 minutes of action because of foul trouble.

Aaron Thomas had seven points, Devon Bookert added five points and five rebounds and Ian Miller facilitated a team-high four assists.

Travis McKie scored 15 points as Wake Forest's lone double-figure scorer. As a team, the Demon Deacons were held to just 32.7 shooting from the field.

"McKie, we had to slow him down a bit," Snaer said. "We did a good job of focusing on their main players and some of our role guys stepped up and really stopped their role guys so it was good for us."

The Seminoles took a 40-34 lead into halftime before essentially putting the game away midway through the second half. A 23-2 run was simply too much for the Demon Deacons -- a team fresh off a victory over previously ACC-unbeaten Miami -- to handle.

The blowout victory was FSU's first triumph in league play of more than five points this season.

"That defense we played for that [second-half stretch] was a lot like the defense we played last year," White said.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Devon Bookert         g  36   2   7    1    3   0   0   5      3    2   5  1   3  4   1   1
10 Okaro White           f  28   4   7    0    1   5   6  13      2    7   9  3   0  4   2   1
21 Michael Snaer         g  31   7  10    2    5   8   8  24      1    4   5  2   2  0   0   1
25 Aaron Thomas          g  25   2   6    1    3   2   2   7      1    4   5  2   0  2   0   0
50 Michael Ojo           c   5   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    3   3  4   0  1   1   0
 5 Montay Brandon           11   0   0    0    0   2   2   2      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
11 Kiel Turpin              14   1   3    0    0   2   2   4      2    2   4  4   0  1   4   0
14 Robert Gilchrist         12   2   3    0    0   0   0   4      1    3   4  1   0  1   1   1
15 Boris Bojanovsky         21   4   6    0    0   2   4  10      1    2   3  1   1  1   3   0
20 Rafael Portuondo          1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  1   0   0
30 Ian Miller               15   0   4    0    2   3   4   3      1    2   3  0   4  1   0   0
33 Joey Moreau               1   0   0    0    0   2   2   2      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1    2   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  47    4   14  26  30  76     13   31  44 19  10 16  12   4
   Opp                     200  18  55    8   21  18  23  62      9   12  21 24   8  8   2   5


  1 2 Total
WAKE FOREST
34
28
62
FLORIDA STATE
40
36
76
Attendance: 6,589

NORTH CAROLINA 79, FLORIDA STATE 58
03/03/2013, CHAPEL HILL, NC From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls to UNC in Regular-Season Road Finale, 79-58.

The Seminoles can't halt Tar Heels' hot shooting from start to finish Sunday afternoon at the Dean Dome.

CHAPEL HILL, NC -- Florida State's final road game of the season ended in a 79-58 defeat at North Carolina Sunday afternoon.

The Seminoles (15-14, 7-9 Atlantic Coast Conference) will now close out the regular season with consecutive home games against Virginia (Thursday) and NC State (Saturday) before returning to North Carolina for the ACC Tournament in Greensboro starting March 14.

Against the Tar Heels (21-8, 11-5), who extended their winning streak to five games, FSU simply couldn't bounce back from their hosts' 20-3 run in the first half that helped build a 46-27 halftime advantage. The 'Noles clawed back to within a 53-41 deficit with 12:39 to play but Carolina sustained a hot shooting touch throughout the contest at the Dean Dome.

UNC finished the game 32-of-57 for a 56.1 shooting percentage from the field and a 60-percent clip from 3-point range. The Seminoles shot 38.3 percent from the field and just 22.2 percent from beyond the arc.

Senior guard Michael Snaer scored 17 points for Florida State while freshman Devon Bookert added 10 points and team highs in rebounds (nine) and assists (four). Kiel Turpin added nine points and Okaro White and Robert Gilchrist posted six each.

Terrence Shannon, who sustained a neck injury against the Cavaliers Jan. 19, made his first appearance since that setback. The redshirt junior forward played three minutes and scored two points.

James Michael McAdoo scored 21 for the 'Heels and Reggie Bullock added a 20-points and 10-rebounds double-double. P.J. Hairston contributed 16.

FSU had seven blocks and seven steals but had just 10 assists compared to UNC's 20. The 'Noles led 15-14 before Carolina's pivotal first-half run.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Devon Bookert         g  35   4   6    2    3   0   0  10      1    7   8  2   4  2   0   1
10 Okaro White           f  33   3   7    0    1   0   0   6      3    1   4  1   0  3   0   0
21 Michael Snaer         g  34   5  18    1    6   6   6  17      1    2   3  1   2  5   0   2
25 Aaron Thomas          g  18   0   4    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   2  1   1   2
50 Michael Ojo           c   2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
 2 Terrance Shannon          3   1   1    0    0   1   1   3      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
 5 Montay Brandon           10   0   3    0    1   0   0   0      2    1   3  1   0  0   1   1
11 Kiel Turpin              18   4   6    0    0   1   1   9      3    1   4  2   0  1   2   1
14 Robert Gilchrist          8   3   4    0    0   0   0   6      0    1   1  1   0  1   0   0
15 Boris Bojanovsky         15   1   4    0    0   0   0   2      2    2   4  2   0  0   3   0
30 Ian Miller               21   2   6    1    4   0   0   5      0    2   2  0   2  0   0   0
31 Terry Whisnant            3   0   3    0    2   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  1   0   0
   Team                                                           0    2   2         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  62    4   18   8   8  58     12   19  31 12  10 15   7   7
   Opp                     200  32  56    9   15   6  10  79      7   24  31 13  20 11   3   6


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
27
31
58
NORTH CAROLINA
46
33
79
Attendance: 21,228

FLORIDA STATE 53, VIRGINIA 51
03/07/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Snaer Does it Again in 53-51 Win Over UVa.

Michael Snaer hits his sixth game-winner in the past two seasons as the Florida State men's basketball team beats Virginia Thursday night at home.

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Florida State's Michael Snaer did it again.

Snaer's left-handed runner in heavy traffic with 4 seconds left Thursday lifted the Seminoles to a 53-51 win over Virginia after the Cavaliers had fought back from an 11-point deficit to take the lead in the game's final seconds. It was the fourth game-winning shot by Snaer in Atlantic Coast Conference play this season and his sixth over the past two years.

Okaro White led the Seminoles with 17 points while Snaer finished with 14 and Kiel Turpin 11.

Akil Mitchell led Virginia (20-10, 10-7) with 15 points and a game-high 12 rebounds, but missed a layup with 21 seconds left with the Cavaliers leading 51-50.

Florida State's Devon Bookert grabbed the rebound and Florida State called a timeout with 12 seconds left to set up the latest round of Snaer heroics.

Joe Harris, whose two free throws gave Virginia the lead with 1:28 left, threw up a desperation heave from 3-point distance as the final buzzer sounded after the Cavaliers had trouble bringing the ball upcourt. Harris finished with 13 points. Freshman Mike Tobey had 10 of his 12 points at the half for Virginia, which shot just 38.6 percent (22 of 57), but made all five of its free throws.

Virginia, which has lost four of its last six games, trailed 47-36 before Justin Anderson's dunk ignited a 15-3 run with 6:01 remaining.

Both teams came into the game needing a win, albeit for different reasons.

The defeat leaves the Cavaliers(20-10, 10-7) scrambling for a postseason NCAA bid and opening-round bye in next week's ACC tournament while Florida State (16-14, 8-9 ACC) assured itself of an eighth consecutive winning regular season with the victory.

After starting the league season with road victories at Clemson and Maryland, Florida State went just 5-9 and three of those wins came on Snaer's buzzer-beating baskets.

Florida State's only ACC wins since January going into the game came over Georgia Tech, Boston College and Wake Forest -- all teams languishing in the bottom half of the ACC standings along with the Seminoles.

The win over Virginia was Florida State's first over a team with a winning record in the ACC and avenged a 56-36 loss in Charlottesville, Va. In mid-January when the Seminoles managed 16 points in the first half.

It was the game when Seminole forward Terrance Shannon suffered a neck injury that kept him sidelined for a dozen games. The 6-8 junior returned just last week after being cleared by doctors. Although he played briefly last weekend at North Carolina, Shannon didn't see action against the Cavaliers.

Florida State went ahead for the first time Thursday with 7:17 left in the opening half on a tip-in by White, who was fouled and added the free throw for a 14-12 Seminole lead. White scored 11 of Florida State's last 15 points of the first half.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Devon Bookert         g  32   3   5    2    2   1   1   9      0    4   4  0   3  0   0   0
10 Okaro White           f  38   6   9    1    2   4   4  17      2    4   6  1   2  2   2   2
21 Michael Snaer         g  39   6  14    1    2   1   1  14      0    3   3  1   2  1   1   0
25 Aaron Thomas          g  13   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   1  2   1   1
50 Michael Ojo           c   4   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
 5 Montay Brandon           27   0   3    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   1  0   0   0
11 Kiel Turpin              25   5   8    0    0   1   2  11      0    0   0  4   0  3   1   0
14 Robert Gilchrist          2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  1   0   0
15 Boris Bojanovsky         12   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      1    3   4  1   0  1   1   0
30 Ian Miller                8   0   2    0    2   0   0   0      0    1   1  1   1  2   0   1
   Team                                                           2    3   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  21  44    4    9   7   8  53      5   20  25 10  10 12   6   4
   Opp                     200  22  57    2   14   5   5  51     15   18  33 13   7  7   2   3


  1 2 Total
VIRGINIA
23
28
51
FLORIDA STATE
26
27
53
Attendance: 6,430

FLORIDA STATE 71, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 67
03/09/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Bookert Leads Florida State Past NC State, 71-67.

Freshman Devon Bookert scored a career-high 18 points.

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Freshman Devon Bookert scored a career-high 18 points and Michael Snaer added 17 as Florida State fought back from an eight-point deficit in the second half Saturday to defeat North Carolina State 71-67 in the regular-season finale for both teams.

A pair of free throws by Bookert gave the Seminoles (17-14, 9-9 Atlantic Coast Conference) their first lead of the second half at 57-55. He then added a jumper with 2:01 left to snap a tie at 62 with 2:01 left and three free throws in the final 1:23 of the see-saw contest featured by nine lead changes and nine tied scores.

Snaer broke away and caught a length-of-the court pass from Okaro White for an uncontested dunk that gave Florida State a 67-63 lead with 32 seconds left after both teams suffered turnovers in previous possessions with the lead on the line.

Richard Howell's 3-point play with 21 seconds left got the `Pack to within 67-66. He scored off a missed 3 by Wood and was fouled on the put back.

Scott Wood's 18 points led North Carolina State, which could lose out on a first-round bye in next week's ACC tournament if Virginia defeats Maryland on Sunday. The Wolfpack had won seven of its seven previous games and hoped to clinch a first-day bye in the upcoming ACC tourney and strengthen its position for a NCAA postseason bid.

North Carolina State (22-9, 11-7) led 35-34 at the half and built its advantage to eight points on three occasions in the second half, the last time at 49-41 and led 59-57 lead with 3:51 left when Wood sank two free throws after a technical foul was whistled against Florida State's Ian Miller, who had just fouled out.

Florida State, the defending ACC champions, was scrambling down the stretch to finish with a .500 conference mark and perhaps win an invite for a postseason NIT bid. Eight of the Seminoles' wins this season are by five points or less.

Freshman T.J. Warren, whose .613 field goal percentage leads the ACC, had season-highs of 31 points and 13 rebounds to lead NC State to an 84-66 win over the Seminoles in Raleigh, N.C. on Feb. 19, finished with eight points Saturday.

Lorenzo Brown, who led an 11-2 run to end the first half that gave NC State a 35-34 lead, scored 14 points and Howell finished with 10. C.J. Leslie, who played just 18 minutes because of foul trouble, had just five points and three rebounds.

Wood and Brown each had 12 points in the first half while Leslie sat for 12 minutes on the bench after three early fouls -- the third being assessed on a technical.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Devon Bookert         g  27   4  10    1    4   9  12  18      0    1   1  1   3  4   0   1
10 Okaro White           f  35   2   6    0    2   4   5   8      5    4   9  1   2  1   0   0
21 Michael Snaer         g  39   7  13    1    4   2   2  17      0    2   2  2   0  5   1   1
25 Aaron Thomas          g  17   0   1    0    0   3   4   3      0    1   1  3   1  1   0   1
50 Michael Ojo           c   4   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   1
 5 Montay Brandon           20   2   5    0    2   0   0   4      1    2   3  5   2  0   0   1
11 Kiel Turpin              24   2   4    0    0   1   2   5      2    3   5  1   0  1   2   0
14 Robert Gilchrist          5   2   2    0    0   0   0   4      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
15 Boris Bojanovsky         12   1   3    0    0   1   2   3      4    0   4  3   0  0   0   0
20 Rafael Portuondo          0   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
30 Ian Miller               17   3   6    1    2   2   2   9      0    2   2  5   2  1   0   1
33 Joey Moreau               0   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           4    1   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  50    3   14  22  29  71     16   16  32 22  10 13   3   6
   Opp                     200  21  45    4   13  21  33  67     14   13  27 22  10 14   1   7


  1 2 Total
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
35
32
67
FLORIDA STATE
34
37
71
Attendance: 6,730

FLORIDA STATE 73, CLEMSON 69
03/14/2013, ACC, Greensboro, NC From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Opens ACC Tournament Play With 73-69 Win.

Okaro White scores a career-high 24 points and Michael Snaer seals the game with four late free throws as Seminoles advance past Clemson late Thursday night in Greensboro, N.C.

GREENSBORO, NC -- Michael Snaer hit four free throws in the final 22.4 seconds to help reigning champion Florida State hold off Clemson 73-69 on Thursday night in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Snaer finished with 10 points for the sixth-seeded Seminoles (18-14), who let a 14-point lead with 3 minutes left slip to a single bucket late. But Snaer's last two free throws with 6.9 seconds showing made it a two-possession game and helped FSU hang on.

Okaro White scored a career-high 24 points for FSU, while Terrance Shannon added 12 -- including six straight to spark a 14-3 second-half run that helped the Seminoles take control after trailing by 10 in the first half.

Florida State advanced to Friday's quarterfinals to face third-seeded North Carolina.

Jordan Roper scored 18 to lead the 11th-seeded Tigers (13-18), who lost their seventh straight to close their worst season in nine years.

Clemson had posted seven straight winning seasons, but finished with its fewest victories since winning just 10 in 2004. Still, the Tigers nearly pulled off an improbable comeback.

The Tigers fought back to within 69-66 on Roper's 3-pointer with 23.1 seconds left, but Snaer answered with two free throws to make it a two-possession game. Then Devin Booker hit another 3 to close the gap to 71-69 with 12.1 seconds left, only to see Snaer -- who had four buzzer-beating baskets this year for wins -- live up to his clutch reputation by calmly sinking two more foul shots.

The Seminoles swept the two regular-season meetings by a combined eight points, with the second coming Jan. 24 when Snaer banked in a 3-pointer at the horn. Florida State gained some momentum by closing the regular season with home wins against Virginia and North Carolina State, marking the first time the Seminoles had won consecutive games in two months.

Florida State got a boost with the play of Shannon, a 6-foot-8 forward who at one point was thought to be out for the season with a neck injury suffered in January. He returned two weeks ago and played 3 minutes at North Carolina, then sat out the next two games before coming up huge in this one.

With the game tied at 46, Shannon hit two free throws, then scored on a stickback and added two more free throws to give Florida State a 52-46 lead with 6:18 left. Then, after Devon Booker's 3-pointer over Roper, White scored on a goaltending call inside and added a 3-pointer to give the Seminoles a 60-49 lead with 4 1/2 minutes left.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Devon Bookert         g  33   3   4    2    2   4   8  12      0    5   5  4   2  2   0   1
10 Okaro White           f  39   8  11    1    3   7   7  24      1    3   4  1   1  2   1   1
21 Michael Snaer         g  39   3  10    0    3   4   4  10      0    5   5  3   5  1   0   1
25 Aaron Thomas          g  13   2   3    1    1   0   0   5      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
50 Michael Ojo           c   2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   1  0   0   0
 2 Terrance Shannon         19   4   8    0    0   4   5  12      3    0   3  5   0  1   0   0
 5 Montay Brandon           22   2   3    1    1   3   6   8      0    3   3  0   1  2   0   0
11 Kiel Turpin              14   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    2   2  4   0  1   0   0
14 Robert Gilchrist          1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
15 Boris Bojanovsky          4   0   1    0    0   2   2   2      1    0   1  0   0  1   0   0
30 Ian Miller               13   0   4    0    3   0   0   0      0    0   0  5   1  0   0   0
31 Terry Whisnant            1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           3    1   4         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  45    5   13  24  32  73      8   20  28 23  11 11   1   3
   Opp                     200  21  51    8   17  19  31  69     11   21  32 24  12 11   3   3


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
30
43
73
CLEMSON
35
34
69
Attendance: 22,169

NORTH CAROLINA 83, FLORIDA STATE 62
03/15/2013, ACC, Greensboro, NC From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU's Title Defense Comes to End in Loss to UNC.

Defending ACC champion Florida State sees its time in Greensboro halted Friday night with an 83-62 loss to North Carolina.

GREENSBORO, NC -- Florida State's defense of its Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament title came to a halt Saturday night in the quarterfinal round as the Seminoles fell to North Carolina, 83-62.

FSU (18-15), which had won three straight prior to its exit from the Greensboro Coliseum, had entered the annual league tournament as defending champions for the first time in program history.

Against a UNC (23-9) team that has now won seven of its last eight games, the Seminoles' defense -- a facet of its game that had seen a resurgence in recent games -- simply had no answer. The Tar Heels finished the game shooting nearly 50 percent from the field (31-of-63) and from from 3-point range (10-of-22).

North Carolina's P.J. Hairston led that charge with a game-high 21 points behind a 5-of-6 mark from behind the arc.

The 'Noles shot 45.1 percent from the field themselves but were just 3-of-12 from long distance and had 18 turnovers to the 'Heels' seven.

Senior Michael Snaer capped off his ACC career with a team-high 20 points for Florida State as the only player on the team to score in double figures. He also led the team in assists (five) and rebounds (seven).

Devon Bookert added nine points, Kiel Turpin and Aaron Thomas had eight points apiece and Okaro White posted six points one night after his 24 led the Seminoles to a victory over Clemson.

FSU trailed just 35-27 at the break and was within a 35-30 score with 19:32 left in the second half on a Snaer 3-pointer. But a 13-0 North Carolina run shortly thereafter proved to be too much to overcome with Hairston hitting nearly all of his shots and Reggie Bullock adding 17 points.

The Tar Heels scored 27 points off the Seminoles' 18 turnovers.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Devon Bookert         g  29   2   7    0    1   5   5   9      0    1   1  1   1  2   1   0
10 Okaro White           f  23   3   5    0    1   0   0   6      1    2   3  4   1  3   0   0
11 Kiel Turpin           c  15   2   3    0    0   4   4   8      3    2   5  0   1  0   1   0
21 Michael Snaer         g  34   8  12    3    5   1   2  20      0    7   7  5   5  3   2   1
25 Aaron Thomas          g  29   3   7    0    1   2   2   8      2    2   4  1   0  3   0   1
 2 Terrance Shannon         17   2   5    0    0   0   2   4      2    0   2  2   0  2   1   1
 5 Montay Brandon           22   1   3    0    1   1   3   3      0    4   4  2   0  2   0   1
14 Robert Gilchrist         10   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  1   0  1   1   0
30 Ian Miller               13   1   5    0    1   0   0   2      0    1   1  0   0  2   0   0
31 Terry Whisnant            8   0   2    0    2   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1    2   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  51    3   12  13  18  62      9   21  30 17   8 18   6   4
   Opp                     200  31  63   10   22  11  12  83     12   21  33 15  20  7   3   8


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
27
35
62
NORTH CAROLINA
35
48
83
Attendance: 22,169

LOUISIANA TECH 71, FLORIDA STATE 66
03/19/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NIT From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU's Season Ends in 71-66 Loss to Louisiana Tech.

The Florida State men's basketball team sees its 2012-13 season officially conclude with a loss to the Bulldogs in the first round of the NIT.

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- The Florida State men's basketball team's 2012-13 season came to an end Tuesday night with a 71-66 loss to Louisiana Tech in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

Playing in what turned out to be the final game of his unforgettable FSU career, Michael Snaer scored a team-high 24 points for Seminoles (18-16).

But Snaer's offensive heroics -- the California native made five of his 10 3-point attempts while playing 40 minutes -- weren't enough to overcome the 'Noles' inability to protect the basketball and halt the Bulldogs (27-6) in the second half.

Florida State committed 18 turnovers on its home floor and Lousiana Tech scored 24 points off those miscues. The Bulldogs also used a 11-0 run early in the second half to bounce back from a 28-24 halftime deficit and shot 65.5 percent in the final 20 minutes.

Junior forward Okaro White added 11 points and tied with Terrance Shannon with a team-high six rebounds for FSU. Freshman Montay Brandon scored 10 points and junior Kiel Tuprin posted eight for a 'Noles team that shot 46 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from 3-point distance.

For the Bulldogs, Raheem Appleby's 27 points led the way for the No. 4 seeded team with 21 one them coming in the second half. Alex Hamilton contributed 16 of his own.

Louisiana Tech finished the game 27-of-60 from the field and had 32 rebounds to FSU's 26.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Devon Bookert         g  16   1   3    1    1   0   0   3      0    1   1  0   0  5   1   0
10 Okaro White           f  35   3   7    0    1   5   6  11      3    3   6  4   2  1   3   0
11 Kiel Turpin           c  14   3   5    0    0   2   2   8      3    1   4  3   0  0   1   0
21 Michael Snaer         g  40   8  18    5   10   3   3  24      0    4   4  3   1  4   1   2
25 Aaron Thomas          g  29   1   7    0    2   2   2   4      0    3   3  1   0  1   2   1
 2 Terrance Shannon         23   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      2    4   6  3   4  2   0   0
 5 Montay Brandon           25   5   6    0    0   0   1  10      0    0   0  1   1  3   0   0
14 Robert Gilchrist          5   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    2   2  1   0  1   0   0
15 Boris Bojanovsky          2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  1   1   0
31 Terry Whisnant           11   1   1    0    0   2   2   4      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           2    1   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  50    6   14  14  16  66     10   19  29 16   8 18   9   3
   Opp                     200  27  60    3   15  14  20  71     19   17  36 19   8 12   1  14


  1 2 Total
LOUISIANA TECH
24
47
71
FLORIDA STATE
28
38
66
Attendance: 2,989