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No. 22 Seminoles rally, then roll in overtime past No. 16 Louisville

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Box Score: FSU 80, Louisville 75

For most of Saturday afternoon's top-25 showdown between Florida State and Louisville, it appeared the Seminoles' struggles shooting from the field and the free-throw line might do them in.

In overtime, the No. 22 Seminoles flipped the script.

After sending the game to overtime with a driving layup by Trent Forrest, FSU regained its shooting touch in the extra period and pulled out an 80-75 victory.

The Seminoles connected on 11 of 12 shots from the free-throw line in overtime after making just 16 of 24 in regulation.

With the win, FSU improves to 18-5 overall and 6-4 in the ACC. The Seminoles have now won five straight games.

Louisville falls to 17-7 and 8-3.

Florida State was led by sophomore Mfiondu Kabengele with 22 points and senior Terance Mann with 20. Junior Trent Forrest had 15, including a pair of free throws that gave the Seminoles a 78-75 lead with 18.2 seconds left in overtime.Forrest was 3 of 5 from the line in regulation.

After trailing for most of the game, FSU scored the first eight points of overtime -- six on free throws and a tip-in by Forrest.

Things looked bleak for the Seminoles in the second half as they trailed by 10 points midway through the period. They trailed by four with less than two minutes remaining, but tied it on back-to-back baskets by Kabengele and M.J. Walker.

FSU will return to action this Wednesday against visiting Wake Forest.


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