TALLAHASSEE, Fla. This was the type of performance that Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton had pictured before the season began.
And in many respects, the Seminoles regular-season finale was their best effort.
Michael Snaer poured in 17 points. Okaro White nearly had a double-double, but his defense and a length-of-the-court pass to Snaer were just as key. A hobbled Ian Miller contributed nine points. And Devon Bookert, a freshman from Alaska, sank crucial free throws and had a career-high 18 points.
This was a senior (Snaer), a pair of juniors (White and Miller) and a group of freshmen contributing as Florida State finished the regular season with a 71-67 win over NC State at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
I think what we see is some youngsters growing up in front of our eyes, Hamilton said. We feel like we thought all along that this team had pretty good potential. We are hoping that this will give us some confidence as we prepare for the ACC tournament.
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