For most of Saturday’s top-25 matchup, the No. 22 Seminoles trailed the No. 16 Cardinals, but this was definitely not the case when it mattered most…in additional time. The Seminoles arrived out on top over Louisville, 80-75, to earn their fifth consecutive ACC match for the initial time considering the fact that the Seminoles’ ACC Championship season of 2011-12.
Florida State’s junkyard protection sprung into action within the very last 5 minutes. Following the Seminoles scored eight unanswered details, Louisville hushed a energetic packed Tuck placing a person in from exterior the arc. The threes continued to rain down for the Playing cards allowing for them to shorten their deficit to only three with just 45 seconds left. Following Terance Mann went 1-2 from the charity stripe, Louisville’s Christen Cunningham converted on a 3-point perform bringing the match within a person. A pair of free of charge throws by Forrest adopted by a skipped 3-point jumper from the Cardinals’ Ryan McMahon set the ball again into the hands of Walker who sealed the Seminoles’ victory with two far more made free of charge throws.
Louisville ended the match capturing 43 per cent from beyond the arc accounting for 36 of their details in comparison to the Seminoles, capturing 30.4 per cent for 21 details. Florida Point out was ready to hold this a person shut by scoring 32 details off of the Cardinals 22 turnovers to the Seminoles eight turnovers for 5 details. Louisville has averaged 12 turnovers for each match this match.
With just under two minutes left to go in regulation, the Seminoles played some encouraged ball tying up the match soon after a Kabengele set-again dunk was adopted by an astounding steal from MJ Walker main him to an quick lay in to tie the match at 63. A pair of free of charge throws from Cunningham and a made layup from Trent Forrest compelled the match into additional time, 65-65.
Kabengele led all scorers with 22 but was carefully adopted by 20 from Mann (3-4 from three) and 15 from Forrest. Phil Cofer, PJ Savoy, and Christ Koumadje put together for zero details. Kabengele also led the way with 7 rebounds, with both equally Forrest and Christ Koumadje incorporating 6 boards a piece. Forrest also experienced 4 helps, turnovers, and 5 steals to full a comprehensive stuffing of his stat line.
The Seminoles obtained off to an awfully sluggish commence, capturing 2/12 from the floor to Louisville’s 5/7. With 12 minutes remaining in the initial fifty percent, Florida Point out appeared to occur to life heading to the bench to spark a 12- operate over 2:54 minutes, but this “new” workforce didn’t continue to be extended and Florida Point out continued to perform some far more unpleasant basketball perfectly into the 2nd fifty percent.
To shut the fifty percent, the Seminoles shot 9-31 from the industry in comparison to Louisville’s 12-25. FSU went 33% on 2s, 23% on 3s, and 57% from the line.