Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 11/18/12
NEW YORK (AP) -- Reserve forward Terrance Shannon scored 15 points -- 11 in the final 13:45 -- and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Florida State to a 73-66 victory over Saints Joseph's on Saturday night in the championship game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Barclays Center. Okaro White added 16 points for the Seminoles (3-1) while tournament MVP Michael Snaer had 14. Shannon had six points as Florida State closed the game on a 10-6 run after the Hawks (2-1) had closed within 63-60 with 4:47 to play. Ronald Roberts had his second double-double in as many days, finishing with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Carl Jones, making his first appearance of the season after serving a three-game suspension for a "violation of the University community standards," finished with 13 points. The Hawks' leading scorer the past two seasons had half of their four 3-pointers as they struggled from beyond the arc. After Saint Joseph's got within 63-60, Shannon scored six straight points, two on a goaltending down low, two on a long layup after a missed 3 by the Hawks and on a vicious rebound dunk with 2:14 left that made it 69-61. The Seminoles, who beat BYU 88-70 in the semifinals, shot 54.5 percent from the field (30 of 55) and they made six of their 13 3-point attempts. The Hawks, who advanced by beating No. 20 Notre Dame 79-70 in overtime, were 1 for 11 from 3-point range in the second half and finished 4 for 21 overall (19.0 percent). Down the stretch Saint Joseph's four 3-point attempts in as many possessions, a streak ended by Jones' 3 with 4:47 left that brought the Hawks within 63-60. The Hawks finished with a 35-29 rebound advantage, including 15-7 on the offensive end which they converted into 18 points but the Seminoles dominated inside overall, finishing with a 44-30 scoring advantage in the paint. The Hawks also hurt themselves at the free throw line going 16 of 26 while the Seminoles were 7 of 10. Notre Dame beat BYU 78-68 in the third-place game.
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