Thomas, White Lead FSU to Victory over BC

It was a tight one, but Florida State kept its tournament hopes alive with a 74-70 win over Boston College in Chestnut Hill.

CHESTNUT HILL It came down to the last second, but Florida State was able to leave Boston College with a 74-70 victory on Tuesday night. The Seminoles came in right on the edge of the bubble for the NCAA tournament and absolutely could not afford to lose this game. Throughout the game neither team was able to pull away with the largest lead of the game being a five-point Boston College lead in the second half. The lead changed 22 times before Florida State took the lead for good with 1:32 left. Boston College had two great looks to tie the game in the last ten seconds, but were unable to hit either three point shots. Center Boris Bojanovsky came down with a rebound and made one of his two free throw attempts to put the game out of reach.

Aaron Thomas and Okaro White led the way for Florida State as the two combined for over two-thirds of the Seminole points. Thomas had 26 points and 6 rebounds while White had 24 points and 5 rebounds. No other Seminole finished with double-digits.

Florida State shot an exceptional 56.8 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from three. The Seminoles did shoot a dismal 66.7 percent from the free throw line. Boston College actually outrebounded Florida State 29-22 including 12 on the offensive side of the ball. Boston College made 11 of the 25 three pointers that they took and also shot 52 percent from the field.

Florida State improves to 18-11 overall and 9-8 in the ACC with one game to go in the regular season. Boston College falls to 8-22 and 4-13 in ACC play. The Seminoles will return home and play No. 7 ranked Syracuse on Sunday at 2 PM for Senior day.

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