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Florida State Seminoles hold off North Florida

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State brought its New York mojo back south Wednesday night when it earned a 75-67 win over North Florida in its first game at the Tucker Center since winning the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic last weekend.

Senior guard Michael Snaer continued to be the offensive spark plug for FSU (4-1) with 21 points and eight rebounds.

"Michael Snaer does something that very few guys like him do, and I told him this after the game," North Florida coach Matthew Driscoll said. "He never let his bad game allow him to be a bad player. He let the game come to him."

Snaer was best in the second half when he went 9-for-10 from the free-throw line. In all, the Seminoles scored 19 from the line in the final 20 minutes.

FSU coach Leonard Hamilton was proud to see his team draw fouls after having struggled to do so earlier this season.

"We have not been getting to the foul line as much as we did" Wednesday, Hamilton said. "We are not posting up in the lane with the consistency that we're going to have to. We're big enough, we're strong enough and skilled enough inside. That's part of our game that we still need to be developed."

The Seminoles had several turnovers as they tried to get the ball to their big men in the low post. In all, they had 17.

Former Clearwater High standout Okaro White had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Seminoles.

With 40 seconds left in the game, the Ospreys (1-4) had a chance to strike. Two free throws by guard Parker Smith cut the FSU lead to 70-65. But five free throws later and the Seminoles had pulled away for the win.

Florida State Seminoles hold off North Florida 11/21/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 11:06pm]
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