FLORIDA STATE 60, CLEMSON 57 - His right arm beating his chest, Michael Snaer had one thing to say as he sprinted the length of the floor in the euphoric aftermath of the Florida State men's basketball team's come-from-behind win over Clemson Thursday night.
Indeed it is. Eleven months after drilling a game-winner against Virginia Tech from nearly the exact same spot on the floor (coincidentally, his game-winner at Duke last year was also from that spot), "Big-Shot Snaer" did it once again.
That win last February was FSU's (11-7, 3-2 ACC) second in a row but this one this year helped the Noles prevent two consecutive losses become three, and in the process give them their first sweep of Clemson (10-8, 2-4) since 2009. It also propelled them back towards the top of the muddled conference standings.
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Nolte, a freshman, came into the game averaging 6.4 points per game but hit five 3-pointers for the Cavaliers (13-5, 3-2 in the ACC) and 6 of 12 from the floor.
He and Joe Harris combined to hit nine of Virginia's season-high 11 3-pointers. Harris scored 12 of his 17 points in the first half, including nine - on three 3-pointers - during a 24-2 Virginia run that gave the Cavaliers the lead for good.
Virginia hit 9 of 10 shots during that run, including five 3-pointers.