Florida State holds on to beat Clemson 73-69
Leonard Hamilton
Posted Mar 15, 2013

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Florida State used Michael Snaer's free throws with less than 30 seconds remaining to hold on 73-69 against Clemson in the first round of the ACC Tournament.

In a game of runs that were sparked by free throws and stalling offenses, Florida State rode late regular season momentum to beat Clemson 73-69 in the last game of the ACC Tournament’s first round on Thursday night.

Down 30-35 at halftime, Florida State limited Clemson to just one field goal in eight minutes to open the second half, and Florida State’s Okaro White scored eight consecutive points during that stretch as a part of his career-high 24 points on the night.

With Florida State leading 65-51, Clemson used a 15-4 run to pull within three, 66-69. At that point, senior and regular season leading scorer for the Seminoles Michael Snaer knocked down four free throws in the final 25 seconds to seal the win.

Florida State’s Terrance Shannon scored 12 points off the bench, his highest total since returning from a neck injury suffered in January, and guards Devon Bookert and Montay Brandon scored 12 and 8 respectively.

Tomorrow, a rematch of last year’s ACC Tournament championship game will occur when Florida State plays North Carolina at 9:30 p.m. in the second round of the ACC Tournament.

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