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Tourney time? 'Noles bolster NCAA case with 85-76 win

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Box Score: FSU 85, Boston College 76

It won't be official for more than a week, but the Florida State men's basketball team likely punched its ticket for a second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance by knocking off Boston College on Saturday, 85-76.

But the Seminoles certainly made it interesting.

After losing their last two games on the road, FSU desperately needed a win at home against the Eagles. But early in the second half, they found themselves trailing by eight points and on the verge of falling to BC for the second time this season.

Instead, they rode an inspired offensive effort from sophomore guard Trent Forrest and several huge defensive stops by freshman center Ike Obiagu to pull off the nine-point win.

Forrest scored 14 of his 21 points after halftime, and Obiagu finished with seven blocked shots and 12 rebounds before fouling out in the final minutes.

With the win, FSU improves to 20-10 and 9-9 in the ACC. Boston College falls to 17-14, 7-11.

Forrest also had 10 rebounds and five assists to go with his big scoring performance. FSU also got 21 points from senior guard Braian Angola in the final home game of his career. Angola scored 19 of his 21 after halftime.

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