Senior Michael Snaer had a quiet evening for the Seminoles, scoring just eight points on 2-of-9 shooting from the field.
On Sunday evening, an already frustrating Florida State basketball season got even more frustrating. After an inconsistent performance throughout the game’s 40 minutes, the Seminoles fell to the Virginia Tech Hokies 80-70.
Prior to Sunday, the reeling Hokies had lost nine straight.
Despite containing the Hokies’ star Erick Green for most of the contest and keeping up in the rebound category, FSU failed to capitalize at opportune moments en route to its fourth straight loss.
Green ended up coming alive for the Hokies late, finishing with 26 points on 8-of-17 shooting from the field and sinking all nine of his free throw attempts.
For the Seminoles, the most prominent struggles came in the areas of free throw shooting and turnovers. FSU made just 12 of its 22 free throw attempts and turned the ball over 12 times to the Hokies.
In stark contrast, the Hokies made a living at the free throw line, going 24-of-30 on the evening.
Okaro White led the way scoring for FSU, account for 15 points and eight rebounds. Freshman Devon Bookert also added 14 points, three rebounds and three assists.
With the loss, the Seminoles fall to 14-13 overall and 6-8 in the conference. FSU takes the floor again on Tuesday at home, when Wake Forest, who recently stunned No. 2 Miami, makes the trip to Tallahassee for a late 9 p.m. start.