Found February 01, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
Game time: Saturday at 2 p.m. TV: ESPN Michael Snaer continues to knock down game-winning shots, and Duke is well-versed in what Florida State's top scorer can do down the stretch. The fifth-ranked Blue Devils hope to avoid any heroics from Snaer when they visit the Seminoles on Saturday. The last two home games for Florida State (12-8, 4-3 ACC) have been victories courtesy of Snaer, who banked in a 25-footer at the buzzer in a 60-57 win over Clemson last Thursday before stunning Maryland with a 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left in Wednesday's 73-71 victory. "I got a clean look tonight so I knew it was going in once it left my hand," Snaer said about his latest game-winner. "It just happened." Florida State won two of three meetings last season against Duke (18-2, 5-2), with Snaer hitting a 3-pointer as time expired in a 76-73 victory in the first matchup that snapped the Blue Devils' 45-game home win streak. Snaer, who also hit a game-winning 3 to beat Virginia Tech last Feb. 16, averaged 16.0 points on 52.5 percent shooting in 2011-12 against Duke. "Snaer, I said last year was as tough a kid as there was in the conference and I still believe that," Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "He goes right after you." Duke gained revenge for Snaer's shot with a 74-66 road victory last Feb. 23 before Florida State won 62-59 in the ACC tournament semifinals. The Blue Devils can probably expect more than what Mason Plumlee gave them against the Seminoles last season when he totaled 15 points and 15 rebounds in the three games. Plumlee is second in the league in scoring at 18.1 points per game and first in rebounding with 11.1 per contest. Plumlee was at his best with a career-high 32 points in Wednesday's 75-70 victory at Wake Forest. Seth Curry added 21 points as Duke won its second straight with its first road win in three tries. Curry was also held in check by the Seminoles last season, averaging 10.7 points on 27.0 percent shooting. Snaer led Florida State with 19 points against the Terrapins, Okaro White added 14 and Ian Miller netted 10 off the bench. "I also think that you got our three veterans - Okaro White, Michael Snaer and Ian Miller - they really gave us major contributions and leadership," coach Leonard Hamilton said. White and Miller have combined for only 47 points in seven games between the two against Duke, but Krzyzewski believes they form a formidable trio with Snaer. "When those three guys are playing well or two of the three are scoring well, then their team takes on a different vibe," the Hall of Fame coach said. "They're tough everywhere but they're especially tough in Tallahassee." The Blue Devils have won five of their last seven visits to Tallahassee, with the losses coming when they were ranked No. 1 and the wins coming when they were ranked lower. Florida State is 0-3 against Top 25 teams this season.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

FSU's Michael Snaer the king of clutch 3s

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Michael Snaer said the shot was easy. He expected to make it. And he did. I knew it was going in once it left my hand, Snaer said minutes after knocking down a 3-pointer Wednesday night to lift Florida State past Maryland 73-71. So did Maryland coach Mark Turgeon, who couldnt believe that his defenders had left Snaer that open. But as soon as he took the shot a...

Snaer lifts Florida St. over Maryland

Michael Snaer made a 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left to lift Florida State to a 73-71 win over Maryland on Wednesday. It was the second last-gasp 3-pointer in seven days for Snaer, who also lifted the Seminoles to a 60-57 win when he banked in a 25-footer at the buzzer to beat Clemson. Snaer also had two buzzer-beating 3-pointers last season to give Florida State wins over Duke...

Florida State’s Michael Snaer makes another game winner

There is no more clutch player in college basketball than Florida State’s Michael Snaer. Including last night’s heroics Snaer has made 4 game winning buzzer beaters in the last two seasons. Mostly notably he hit a three pointer at Duke last season to give the Seminoles the win. Now, back to last night Snaer hit a jumper with 46 seconds left to cut the Maryland lead to one point...

Snaer's late 3 lifts FSU over Maryland

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Michael Snaer made a 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left to lift Florida State to a 73-71 win over Maryland on Wednesday. It was the second last-gasp 3-pointer in seven days for Snaer, who also lifted the Seminoles to a 60-57 win when he banked in a 25-footer at the buzzer to beat Clemson. Snaer also had two buzzer-beating 3-pointers last season to give Florida...

Duke-Florida St. Preview

Michael Snaer continues to knock down game-winning shots, and Duke is well-versed in what Florida State's top scorer can do down the stretch. The fifth-ranked Blue Devils hope to avoid any heroics from Snaer when they visit the Seminoles on Saturday. The last two home games for Florida State (12-8, 4-3 ACC) have been victories courtesy of Snaer, who banked in a 25-footer at...

Terps Lose in Heartbreaking Fashion

Florida State’s Michael Snaer hits game winning 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds remaining

Duke shows poise in dominant win over FSU

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The Duke Blue Devils have moments where they look fallible. Losses to NC State and Miami diminish their resume. But then Duke shows just how good they are, how dominating they can really be for 40 minutes. And it shows just how tough a matchup the Blue Devils will be for anyone in the NCAA tournament. No. 5 Duke put on a basketball clinic Saturday afternoon,...

Next Up – Florida State

Next up for Duke is Florida State, and while Leonard Hamilton’s bunch appears to have taken a step or two back this season, they’re still dangerous: as long as they have a shot in the end, they have Michael Snaer to take it, and he’s probably the best ACC clutch shooter since Christian Laettner. No. 5 Duke pays visit to FSU FSU, Miami take aim at key college basketball games...

Game Notes: Duke @ FSU

Duke at FSU Date 2/2/2013 2:00:00 PMLive StatsLinkTV ESPN Team Stats Advantage FSUAdvantage DukeFG %   FT %    3 PT %   2 PT %   3/FG     Four FactorseFG%   TO%    O Reb %     D Reb %     FT Rate    Defensive Allowed3 PT %    2 PT %   TO%   Embed This Chart On Your WebsiteMatchup Simulation StatsThis game has been simulated...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.