Tuesday, December 6, 2011

ACC Monday Night Hoops

WHITE (Steve Musco/Seminoles.com)
FLORIDA STATE 76, Charleston Southern (Bucaneers, 3,000 students, North Charleston, SC ) 51 – There’s no place like home…

On the heels of three consecutive losses on the road, Florida State was in need of some home cooking. Perhaps more importantly, FSU needed a renewed sense of intensity and energy. The Seminoles got all three of those things Monday night.

After falling to Harvard (then unranked but now in the top 25 for the first time in program history at No. 24), then-No. 4 UConn and Michigan State in consecutive games in which they averaged just 55 points, the 'Noles nearly hit that total by halftime against the Buccaneers (5-3).

The Seminoles (6-3), who moved to 5-0 at home this season, shot 48.4 percent from the field against CSU compared to the 39-percent shooting average they experienced in the trio of losses.

Okaro White scored a career-high 20 points and added seven rebounds while Michael Snaer scored 13 points, placing him in double figures in scoring for the fifth straight game. Bernard James and Xavier Gibson had 12 points each for the Noles.


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