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Clemson falls in ACC Regular Season finale to No. 22 FSU


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TALLAHASSEE, FL – Clemson allowed 49 points in the first half, its highest
total in two seasons under Brad BrownellBrad Brownell
Head Coach
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, in an 80-72 loss to No. 22/22
Florida State on Sunday at the Donald L. Tucker Center. The game was
somewhat surprisingly an offensive display, after both teams came in
ranked among the national leaders in a pair of important defensive
statistical categories. The loss dropped the Tigers to 16-14 to conclude
the regular season, 8-8 in the ACC. Florida State finished 21-9, 12-4 in
league play.


Andre YoungAndre Young
Sr. Guard
#11 5-9, 175
Albany, GA

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led three Clemson players in double figures with 16 points on
7-of-12 shooting. Freshman wing K.J. McDanielsK.J. McDaniels
Fr. Guard
#32 6-5, 190
Birmingham, AL

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also had 16 points,
including four dunks on the afternoon. The 6-foot-6 McDaniels added seven
offensive rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots in an outstanding
all-around effort. Devin BookerDevin Booker
Jr. Forward
#31 6-8, 245
Whitmire, SC

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had a double-double with 10 points and 10
boards, while another Devin, freshman guard Devin ColemanDevin Coleman
Fr. Guard
#15 6-2, 200
Philadelphia, PA

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, finished the
game with nine points, all in the second half.


The Seminoles were led by tremendous field goal shooting, including over a
60 percent mark in the first half. Michael Snaer led the way for Leonard
Hamilton’s team with a game-high 23 points, while senior post players
Xavier Gibson and Bernard James chipped in 13 apiece. Florida State shot
50 percent for the game and was 11-for-19 from three-point distance.


Both teams started hot from the floor. Gibson matched his season scoring
average in the first four minutes of the game with seven of Florida
State’s first 13 points. The Seminoles pushed an early lead to as much as
seven at 20-13 on a jumper by Bernard James. Clemson countered with
layups from its big men, Devin Booker and Milton JenningsMilton Jennings
Jr. Forward
#24 6-9, 225
Summerville, SC

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, to cut it to
three.


The teams exchanged threes with eight minutes remaining in the half, as
FSU’s Snaer connected on his second long-range goal before Clemson’s
McDaniels made his seventh three-pointer of the season. Minutes later,
Snaer’s third trifecta of the opening stanza gave Florida State its
biggest lead at 32-23, prompting a Brad Brownell timeout.


The lead reached double digits and grew to as high as 14 in the first half
as again Snaer sank a triple from the wing. Clemson cut it to 10 after a
pair of free throws by Booker, but FSU ended the half with two deep threes
from Ian Miller to make it 49-33 at the break.



Clemson trimmed a 16-point lead to seven at 58-51 behind the play of
freshman Devin Coleman, who scored seven points in a matter of two
minutes. A shot by Okaro White rolled around the rim and dropped to push
the lead to 60-51, and then Gibson had a tip dunk to make it double digits
again. The 6-0 run made it 64-51 in favor of the Seminoles with 9:09
remaining.


A putback dunk by McDaniels and then a mid-range jumper from Coleman cut
it to 71-62, and later consecutive baskets by Young and Booker made it
74-66 in FSU’s favor with three minutes left. Booker’s bucket came off a
steal from Coleman on one end and wraparound pass off the break. Clemson
made it interesting by pulling within five at 75-70 on another dunk by
McDaniels, but Coleman missed a driving shot attempt on the other end that
would have made it 75-72.


The ACC Tournament will be held in Atlanta, GA at Philips Arena, home of
the NBA’s Hawks. The first round gets underway with the 8/9 matchup at
12:00 PM on Thursday, March 8. Clemson’s seed and opponent will be known
Sunday evening.

VISITORS: Clemson 16-14, 8-8 ACC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
21 Narcisse, Bryan..... f  2-3    1-1    0-0    0  1  1   1   5  1  1  0  1  11
24 Jennings, Milton.... f  4-10   0-4    0-0    3  4  7   5   8  1  1  0  2  27
31 Booker, Devin....... f  4-12   0-2    2-2    3  7 10   3  10  0  1  0  1  31
05 Smith, Tanner....... g  3-5    2-3    0-0    0  1  1   3   8  2  2  0  1  25
11 Young, Andre........ g  7-14   2-6    0-0    0  3  3   1  16  2  3  0  0  32
01 Sapp, TJ............    0-4    0-3    0-0    1  0  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   5
04 Hall, Rod...........    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   1   0  1  1  0  0   8
10 Baciu, Catalin......    0-2    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   0   0  0  1  0  0   9
15 Coleman, Devin......    4-11   0-2    1-1    0  1  1   2   9  2  2  0  2  21
22 Sullivan, Bernard...    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   2   0  0  0  0  0   9
32 McDaniels, KJ.......    6-11   1-3    3-5    7  1  8   3  16  1  0  2  4  22
   TEAM................                         2     2
   Totals..............   30-73   6-24   6-8   17 20 37  21  72 10 12  2 11 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-33 39.4%   2nd Half: 17-40 42.5%   Game: 41.1%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-12 33.3%   2nd Half:  2-12 16.7%   Game: 25.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  3-4  75.0%   2nd Half:  3-4  75.0%   Game: 75.0%    1


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HOME TEAM: Florida State 21-9, 12-4 ACC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
01 Gibson, Xavier...... f  5-7    1-1    2-2    2  6  8   3  13  0  1  0  0  27
05 James, Bernard...... f  4-6    0-0    5-6    6  5 11   2  13  0  3  3  1  29
03 Loucks, Luke........ g  2-4    1-3    5-6    0  2  2   4  10  4  1  1  1  23
04 Dulkys, Deividas.... g  1-2    1-1    0-0    0  2  2   1   3  2  4  0  0  19
12 Peterson, Jeff...... g  1-3    0-1    0-1    0  4  4   2   2  3  1  0  0  20
10 White, Okaro........    1-4    0-0    1-2    1  1  2   1   3  1  1  1  0  16
21 Snaer, Michael......    8-16   5-7    2-3    0  5  5   0  23  1  4  0  1  32
30 Miller, Ian.........    4-9    3-6    0-0    0  1  1   2  11  3  2  0  0  27
50 Kreft, Jon..........    0-1    0-0    2-2    0  0  0   0   2  0  1  0  0   7
   TEAM................                         1  1  2
   Totals..............   26-52  11-19  17-22  10 27 37  15  80 14 18  5  3 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 16-25 64.0%   2nd Half: 10-27 37.0%   Game: 50.0%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  8-11 72.7%   2nd Half:  3-8  37.5%   Game: 57.9%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  9-11 81.8%   2nd Half:  8-11 72.7%   Game: 77.3%    1


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Officials: Ray Natili, Brian Dorsey, Sean Corbin
Technical fouls: Clemson-None. Florida State-None.
Attendance:
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Clemson.......................   33   39  -   72
Florida State.................   49   31  -   80
Fouled out:  Clemson #24 at 9.1 in 2nd half.

Points in the paint-CU 32,FS 22. Points off turnovers-CU 15,FS 14.
2nd chance points-CU 18,FS 14. Fast break points-CU 4,FS 4.
Bench points-CU 25,FS 39. Score tied-0 times. Lead changed-1 time.
Last FG-CU 2nd-01:30, FS 2nd-04:03.
Largest lead-CU by 4 1st-18:43, FS by 16 1st-00:06.

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