Xavier Rathan-Mayes scored 18 of his 22 points in the first half as Florida State pulled ahead early and never looked back, beating Virginia Tech 86-75 on Tuesday.
Mississippi State got a season-high 14 points from I.J. Ready and held off Florida State 62-55 Friday night in the final non-conference outing for both teams.
Florida forward Jacob Kurtz accidentally tipped in a Devon Bookert miss with 0.4 seconds left to give Florida State a 65-63 win against its in-state rival.
Devon Bookert scored 16 points off the bench, going 4 for 4 on 3-pointers, as Florida State defeated Georgia Tech 81-71 on Sunday.
Florida State’s already dim NCAA Tournament hopes appeared to be fading away when Wake Forest took a 16-point lead in the first half of Saturday night’s game between two struggling ACC teams.
Miami managed to pull off a rare Atlantic Coast Conference win against rival Florida State. Donnavan Kirk scored 16 points.
Devon Bookert hit a 10-foot fade away jumper off a missed layup with 0.5 seconds to give Florida State a dramatic 62-60 win over Northeastern in the third place game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Sunday.
North Carolina opened the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament by reclaiming the form that carried the Tar Heels through February. The only question is whether they’ll have to continue their title chase without the guy who sparked their late-season surge.
Defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion Florida State may not repeat next week at the ACC tournament, but the Seminoles served notice Saturday that they still intend to have something to say about it.
Boston College coach Steve Donahue knew plenty about Florida State’s Michael Snaer. But where did this Devon Bookert guy come from?