Boxscore
Florida St. 66, St. Bonaventure 63
Friday, March 16, 2012 2:45 PM
Location - Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Officials - Sean Casady, Mike Scyphers, Mark Whitehead
Attendance - 11751

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
St. Bonaventure 34 29 63
Florida St. 28 38 66

Recap


Florida State 66, St. Bonaventure 63: Bernard James had 19 points and nine rebounds and Okaro White hit a huge 3-pointer with the shot clock winding down as the Seminoles survived a scare from the Bonnies in the Round of 64.
 
Third-seeded Florida State (25-9) advances to face sixth-seeded Cincinnati on Sunday. The Seminoles overcame a nine-point second-half deficit and an 0-for-7 performance from leading scorer Michael Snaer. They also withstood a tremendous effort from St. Bonaventure forward Andrew Nicholson, a future NBA first-round pick, who had 20 points and seven rebounds.
 
The Bonnies (20-12), making their first NCAA tournament appearance in 12 years, fought back after the Seminoles went on a late 12-0 run, but couldn’t pull off the upset. St. Bonaventure had a shot to tie in the waning seconds. Da’Quan Cook seemed to lose track of the game situation and settled for a pair of short jumpers instead of a potential tying 3-pointer.
 
Florida State trailed 34-28 at the half, and took its first lead of the game with just over five minutes to play. White’s 3-pointer gave the Seminoles a 63-57 lead with 1:03 remaining, but Demitrius Conger hit a pair of 3-pointers in less than a minute to cut the deficit to 65-63 with 25 seconds left.
 
After Deividas Dulkys missed the front end of a 1-and-1, White tapped the rebound back out to Luke Loucks. The senior point guard then split a pair of free throws, setting up the wild finish.
 
Game Notebook: Nicholson scored 10 of the Bonnies’ first 12 points, but had to sit after picking up his second foul with just over 12 minutes left in the half. He returned about four minutes later.  … The Bonnies missed eight straight shots at one point in the second half.

St. Bonaventure Bonnies

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Da'Quan Cook 28:00 4-9 0-0 0-0 2 3 5 1 3 2 3 1 8
Charlon Kloof 32:00 1-6 0-1 4-6 0 1 1 7 3 2 1 0 6
Andrew Nicholson 30:00 8-17 4-5 0-1 3 4 7 1 3 0 1 2 20
Jordan Gathers 28:00 2-4 0-1 0-0 1 5 6 2 2 1 2 0 4
Demitrius Conger 31:00 3-8 2-5 6-6 5 4 9 2 2 3 3 0 14
Youssou Ndoye 16:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 0 2 1 1 0 2
Matthew Wright 13:00 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 0
Chris Johnson 15:00 3-5 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 6
Eric Mosley 7:00 1-3 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
TOTAL 200 23-57 7-14 10-13 13 21 34 16 16 9 13 3 63
  40.4% 50.0% 76.9% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 13

Florida St. Seminoles

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Xavier Gibson 16:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 2 2 2 4
Bernard James 33:00 8-11 0-0 3-4 4 5 9 0 3 1 4 3 19
Deividas Dulkys 25:00 3-7 2-6 0-1 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 8
Michael Snaer 23:00 0-7 0-5 0-0 0 4 4 1 3 0 0 0 0
Luke Loucks 32:00 3-5 2-3 5-6 0 7 7 6 1 3 4 2 13
Okaro White 24:00 3-6 1-1 2-2 2 1 3 0 3 0 0 2 9
Jeff Peterson 10:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
Ian Miller 28:00 3-10 2-4 0-0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 8
Jon Kreft 7:00 2-2 0-0 1-1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Terry Whisnant II 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-53 7-19 11-14 8 21 29 13 14 9 11 9 66
  45.3% 36.8% 78.6% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 11
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