Florida St. 73, Clemson 69

Thursday, March 14, 2013 9:00 PM
Location - Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina
Officials - Rick Crawford, Ted Hillary, Bret Smith
Attendance - 7050

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Clemson 35 34 69
Florida St. 30 43 73

Recap


Florida State 73, Clemson 69:
Okaro White had a career-high 24 points as the Seminoles held on to beat the Tigers in the first round of the ACC tournament in Greensboro, N.C.

White scored 17 of his game-high points in the second half, including eight straight to give the Seminoles (18-14) a 40-38 lead with 14:25 left. Devon Bookert and Terrance Shannon added 12 points apiece for Florida State, which will play third-seeded North Carolina in Friday's quarterfinals.

Jordan Roper had 18 points for the Tigers (13-18), who led by as many as 10 in the first half and trailed by as many as 14 in the second half. K.J. McDaniels added 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting.

Damarcus Harrison got Clemson within 52-49 with a 3-pointer before Bookert answered with his own 3-pointer to start a 13-2 run to push the lead to 65-51 with 2:58 left. Clemson clawed back by hitting 8-of-17 free throws and two late 3-pointers in the final 2:23, but Michael Snaer sealed the win with four free throws in the final 22 seconds.

McDaniels blocked Boris Bojanovsky's dunk and then slammed down a miss for a 34-24 lead with 3:40 left in the first half. Florida State finished the half on a 6-1 run to get within 35-30 by halftime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Shannon played 19 minutes, his first significant playing time since injuring his neck against Virginia on Jan. 19. ... It is the first time Florida State has beaten Clemson three times in a season. ... The Seminoles are 16-2 in ACC regular-season and tournament games decided by five or fewer points in the past two seasons.

Clemson Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Milton Jennings 25:00 3-9 0-5 1-2 1 6 7 1 4 0 2 1 7
Rod Hall 34:00 1-4 0-1 5-8 0 1 1 5 2 1 1 0 7
K.J. McDaniels 29:00 6-9 2-3 2-3 2 5 7 2 5 0 0 2 16
Jordan Roper 34:00 3-11 3-3 9-13 1 0 1 2 3 1 2 0 18
Devin Booker 37:00 4-8 1-1 2-4 1 2 3 0 3 0 4 0 11
Damarcus Harrison 30:00 3-9 1-3 0-1 4 4 8 2 4 1 0 0 7
Adonis Filer 5:00 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3
Bernard Sullivan 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Landry Nnoko 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-51 8-17 19-31 9 20 29 12 24 3 10 3 69
  41.2% 47.1% 61.3% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 10

Florida St. Seminoles

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Michael Snaer 39:00 3-10 0-3 4-4 0 5 5 5 3 1 1 0 10
Okaro White 39:00 8-11 1-3 7-7 1 3 4 1 1 1 2 1 24
Devon Bookert 33:00 3-4 2-2 4-8 0 5 5 2 4 1 2 0 12
Michael Ojo 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Aaron Thomas 13:00 2-3 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Kiel Turpin 14:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 4 0 1 0 0
Montay Brandon 22:00 2-3 1-1 3-6 0 3 3 1 0 0 2 0 8
Ian Miller 13:00 0-4 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0
Boris Bojanovsky 4:00 0-1 0-0 2-2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
Terrance Shannon 19:00 4-8 0-0 4-5 3 0 3 0 5 0 1 0 12
Terry Whisnant II 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robert Gilchrist 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-45 5-13 24-32 5 19 24 11 23 3 10 1 73
  48.9% 38.5% 75.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 10