FSU men's basketball storms past Hurricanes in OT, 103-94
They needed an extra five minutes to do it, but the Florida State men's basketball team finally put away No. 24 Miami with an overtime flurry Saturday afternoon, recording a 103-94 victory and moving above .500 in ACC play.
At the midway point of the conference season, FSU improves to 16-5 and 5-4 in the conference while No. 24 Miami falls to 15-5 and 4-4.
The Seminoles led for nearly the entire game but could never shake the hot-shooting Hurricanes. Miami eventually tied it at 83-83 in the final minute to send the game into the extra period. Florida State outscored the Hurricanes, 20-11, in overtime.
A sell-out crowd at the Tucker Center was treated to a back-and-forth battle, with FSU getting contributions from its entire lineup and Miami blistering the nets from 3-point range.
Florida State was led by six players in double-figures scoring -- forward Phil Cofer led the way with 21, and the 'Noles got 18 from guard Braian Angola, 17 from guard C.J. Walker, 14 from guard Terance Mann and 13 apiece from center Christ Koumadje and guard M.J. Walker.
The Hurricanes connected on 17 of 34 shots from 3-point range.
FSU led at halftime, 44-39, despite losing Koumadje to his third foul midway through the period. Koumadje then had to sit out much of the second half after picking up his fourth.
The win avenged FSU's loss in the first meeting between the two rivals earlier this month in Coral Gables, 80-74.
Next up for the Seminoles is a road trip to Wake Forest this Wednesday.
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