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Snaer does it again as FSU tops GT

After being dismantled at home by Duke, Florida State came out to top Georgia Tech in the final seconds on yet another Michael Snaer buzzer-beater, 56-54.

Michael Snaer did it again for FSU, this time in Atlanta to give the Seminoles a win over Georgia Tech.

The Seminoles made a point to improve offensively after the recent dismal performance against the Blue Devils and that point was taken early on, when FSU exploded to a 13-0 lead over the Yellow Jackets. However, after a series of runs, it was Georgia Tech who would go into the half with a two-point lead.

The second half was a tale of lead changes and momentum swings, as the Seminoles and Yellow Jackets traded jabs over the game’s final minutes. However, the movie that FSU fans have seen quite often over the past two years unfolded yet again, as it was Snaer producing the final blow, this time in layup form, to propel the Seminoles over the Yellow Jackets as the game clock expired.

“The coaches had enough faith in me to get the ball to me,” Snaer said after the game in his interview with Sun Sports. “My teammates did a great job of spacing the floor and they trusted I would make a good play. And I did.

“We’ve had some ups and downs as a team, but from this point on, we’re just going to play unselfish, pin our ears back and try to win every game.”

Tonight was a good start for FSU on that unselfish journey from several reasons, from increased offensive productivity, to a surprisingly good night on the boards.

FSU ended up shooting 50 percent from the field on the evening and squeezed 20 points out of its bigs, 10 each from Kiel Turpin and Boris Bojanovsky.

On the boards, the Seminoles held a rare advantage, bringing down 30 rebounds to the Yellow Jackets’ 24.

Now standing 5-4 in conference play, FSU turns its attention to Wake Forest, as the Seminoles travel to Winston Salem this Saturday for a noon tipoff against the Demon Deacons.

Box Score: Florida State 56, Georgia Tech 54

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