Florida State led for most of the game, but didn't lead when it mattered most. The Seminoles drop their second straight ACC game to Pittsburgh 74-72.Pittsburgh took their first lead since the 14:02 mark in the first half with 33 seconds remaining in the game.
Florida State had their chances, but poor decision making and foul trouble cost them big time. Florida State was called for 24 fouls with 15 coming in the second half. Pittsburgh was called for just 6 in the second half, and 16 total in the game. Pittsburgh shot double the free throws that Florida State did.
Guard Malik Beasley led the Seminoles with 16 points on 7-7 shooting and 6 rebounds. Beasley fouled out of the game with 2:24 remaining. It was the second straight game that he has fouled out of.
Xavier Rathan-Mayes started the game after sitting out the Louisville game, and was the Seminoles second leading scorer with 14 points. Dwayne Bacon and Devon Bookert were also in double digits with 12 points for Bacon and 10 for Bookert.
Florida State shot 53.7 percent for the game, and 50 percent in the second half, while holding Pittsburgh to just 39.4 percent from the field for the game, and 46.4 percent in the second half. Both teams shot 66.7 percent from the free throw line.
The Seminoles outrebounded the Panthers 32-31. Pittsburgh did manage to bring down 15 offensive rebounds which led to 11 second chance points.
The Seminoles fall to 12-7 on the season and 2-5 in the ACC. Florida State will travel to Boston to take on Boston College on Tuesday, January 26 at 7 PM for their next game.