TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The stretch lasted just six minutes and 15 seconds. But it was easily the best 6:15 of Okaro White's career.
Florida State trailed Maryland 43-42 on Wednesday night with just under nine minutes left in the game. But the junior forward then scored the Seminoles' next 15 points, giving them a six-point lead, as Florida State escaped with a 65-62 road win.
"He was just in that zone that allowed him to be aware of everything that was going on," Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. "He got put-backs, tip-ins, hit free throws, he was spacing and getting to the right spot when people were penetrating. He was instinctively responding and reacting. Now that he's a junior, he understands those type of things."
White finished with 20 points and six blocks, both career highs, and added nine rebounds. His six blocked shots were the most by a Florida State player in more than 12 years.
"I just felt the sense of urgency," White said. "I would say my confidence is proba...