FSU beats UM 98-90 Saturday in Coral Gables

Toney Douglas returns to the lineup and Al Thornton scores 45 points as FSU earns overtime victory against Miami.

Al Thornton scored a career high 45 points and Toney Douglas hit a overtime-forcing 3-pointer in the final seconds to help guide FSU past Miami 98-90.

Doulgas returned to the FSU (19-11, 7-9 Atlantic Coast Conference) lineup after breaking his hand in a February loss to Clemson.

Entering Saturday's game, the Seminoles were 1-5 in games that Doulgas missed. The Jonesboro, Ga. didn't start the game and was noticeably rusty in the first half before finding a rhythm in the second period.

He finished the game with 13 points, three assists and four rebounds in 32 minutes of play.

Thornton, whose career-high prior to the showdown with the Hurricanes was 36, was perfect from the free throw line, hitting all 11 of his shots. He also made it count when FSU needed it most, scoring eight points in overtime.

Not only does the victory propel the Tribe into ACC Tournament play next week but it also boosts their chances for a bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Florida State trailed by six points late in the game before going on a 12-6 run to end regulation in a tie. In that time span, Thornton had seven points while Miami missed five free throws.

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