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Snaer, Shannon lead FSU past Tulsa

The Florida State men's basketball team continued its successful streak away from home with a 82-63 victory over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane Saturday afternoon at the Orange Bowl Classic in Sunrise.

Terrance Shannon had a double-double in Florida State's win over Tulsa.

Senior guard Michael Snaer scored 19 and junior forward Terrance Shannon added a double-double (career high 16 points, 10 rebounds) off the bench for the Seminoles, who extended their winning streak to four games and are 4-0 in contests played away from the Donald L. Tucker Center.

“(Shannon) likes bringing energy off the bench and he was a big factor today,” FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said. “I thought that he got his hands on some more and kept the ball active and live in there. He made a statement that I'm inside here and I want the rebound.”

Tulsa damaged Florida State with a barrage of 3-point shooting, but the Seminoles took advantage of 16 Golden Hurricanes turnovers and turned them in to 24 points.

Tulsa's Pat Swilling Jr. scored 19 points and Scottie Haralson added another 17 for the Golden Hurricane, which finished 11 of 24 from 3-point range.

The teams traded scores throughout much of the first and freshman Devon Bookert's buzzer-beating jumper gave the Seminoles a 36-33 advantage at the break.

“We kind of turned it up a little bit defensively in the second half,” FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said. “They were raining 3s. I'm not real sure I've ever been a game where a team shot as well from the 3-point line as they did. My goodness.”

FSU pulled away in the second half with a 13-2 run that turned a 42-42 tie into a 55-44 lead. The Seminoles' newcomers shined during the run – Montay Brandon, Devon Bookert, Robert Gilchrist and Aaron Thomas all scored to help extend the advantage.

“We need all of our freshmen to step it up and make contributions. I thought that Bookert and Montay both did good jobs in there. Montay maybe didn't score as many baskets, but I thought his floor play was good, he was active.”

Florida State shot 17-of-29 (58.6 percent) in the second half and had 10 assists against just six turnovers.

Box Score: Florida State 82, Tulsa 63

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