TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State has saved its best basketball for late March.
Unfortunately, it was in a Monday night NIT game and not a Sunday night NCAA Tournament game. But impressive, regardless.
Devon Bookert, for a long stretch, couldn't miss a shot and was spot on with his passes on what was a career-high 21-point night. Aaron Thomas made 8 of 10 shots and had 26 points, matching a career high. And Ian Miller returned from an injury, brace supporting his right foot, to knock down 5 of 7 shots, as did Okaro White.
Where was this in January and February?
"We haven't had many games when everybody's been playing well," Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said.
It was there, at times. A few players were on but others weren't -- or were in foul trouble. Not for one sustained outing. If there were more nights like Monday's performance, Florida State could have been playing in the Big Dance.
The Seminoles (21-13) made 11 3-pointers and shot an impressive 68.2 percent from the flo...