Five Areas FSU Basketball Must Improve Next Season

It was yet another winning campaign for the Florida State men’s basketball program during the 2013-14 season, but as has been the case so often in head coach Leonard Hamilton’s tenure, the Seminoles were left just on the outside of the field of 68 on Selection Sunday. Florida State will lose two of its top three scorers next season, but still looks to have the talent to make...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida St. 78, Louisiana Tech 75

Aaron Thomas had 21 points and nine rebounds and Okaro White posted 20 and eight as the Seminoles held on against the visiting Bulldogs in the NIT quarterfinals. Devon Bookert chipped in 11 points and Montay Brandon had 10 for the top-seeded Seminoles (22-13), who advanced to next week's Final Four in New York City, where they will face Minnesota at Madison Square Garden. Florida...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Thomas, Okaro White lift FSU past La. Tech to advance to NIT semifinals

Aaron Thomas scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half and Okaro White had 14 first-half points as Florida State defeated Louisiana Tech 78-75 in an NIT third-round game on Wednesday night.
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Thomas, Okaro White lift FSU past La. Tech to advance to NIT semifinals

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Aaron Thomas scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half and Okaro White had 14 first-half points as Florida State defeated Louisiana Tech 78-75 in an NIT third-round game on Wednesday night. Louisiana Tech's Raheem Appleby missed a pair of 3-point attempts in the final 7 seconds that could have tied the game. Thomas has scored 20 or more points in...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Seminoles save their best for March

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...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

FSU Basketball: White to become school’s ironman

Forward Okaro White will become Florida State’s career leader in games played on Monday. (Garry Thompson/ Sneakin’ Deacon) White to set a school-record for games played When Florida State faces Georgetown on Monday night in the second round of the NIT, FSU senior forward Okaro White will set a new school record for games played in a career. White will be participating in his...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida St. 58, Florida Gulf Coast 53

Aaron Thomas led all scorers with 22 points to lead the host Seminoles past the Eagles in a first-round NIT matchup. Okaro White contributed 17 points, seven rebounds and four steals for Florida State (20-13), which improved to 11-8 all-time in the tournament. Boris Bojanovsky added eight points and five rebounds off the bench while Montay Brandon registered eight points, six boards...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Thomas, White lead FSU over FGCU in NIT first round

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Aaron Thomas scored 22 points as top-seeded Florida State opened the National Invitation Tournament with a 58-53 win against Florida Gulf Coast, last year's NCAA tournament darlings. Thomas carried the Seminoles in the second half, scoring 14 consecutive points during one stretch. Bernard Thompson led the Eagles with 16 points and Jamail Jones chipped...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Postgame: Okaro White

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Florida State senior Okaro White had a solid game against Virginia at the ACC Tournament on Friday, but the focus of his time with the media soon after the loss was more about his off-the-court relationship with Cavalier Coach Tony Bennett.
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Okaro White scores 17 points but FSU falls to Virginia for third time

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Florida State's NCAA Tournament hopes have likely ended. Joe Harris matched a season high with 20 points, and No. 6 Virginia pulled away to beat Florida State 64-51 on Friday afternoon in an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinal. Anthony Gill added 16 points for the top-seeded Cavaliers (26-6). Okaro White scored 17 points and Aaron Thomas added...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

ACC Tournament Recap: Day 2

Florida State: 67  Maryland: 65 Maryland wasn’t going down without a fight, none the less, the Terps’ second round game against Florida State would serve as their ACC swan song. These two went right down to the wire, before Seminoles’ Boris Bojanozky took a bounce pass from Okaro White and slammed the ball home with 00.4 seconds remaining, giving FSU a 67-65 final lead. This...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

FSU With The Game Winning Dunk vs Maryland

Nothing like a dunk to win a game.That's what happened Thursday afternoon as Boris Bojanovsky of Florida State flushed home the game winner leading the Seminoles to a 67-65 win over Maryland in their ACC Tournament opener.The Terrapins had tied the game after trailing by as many as 11 with 2 minutes to go, but the entire defense collapsed around FSU's Okaro White as he drove...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Florida State Knocks Off Maryland On Buzzer-Beating Dunk

The madness has begun. So far this Thursday, we’ve already seen a buzzer-beater from Seton Hall’s Sterling Gibbs to knock off Big East No. 1 seed Villanova. Just minutes later, we’ve got another game-winner in the final seconds. Florida State, which absolutely needed to score a win against Maryland to have a shot at reaching the NCAA Tournament, knocked off the Terrapins on...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

FSU advances to ACC quarterfinals with win over Maryland

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Boris Bojanovsky took a pass from Okaro White and threw down a dunk with 0.4 seconds left to lift Florida State past Maryland 67-65 in Thursday's second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Bojanovsky's dunk capped a tense final 2 minutes that saw Maryland fight back from an 11-point deficit and twice tie it. But the final score advanced...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

FSU Basketball: Regular season breakdown

FSU Basketball: Regular season breakdownSenior Okaro White led Florida State with better than six rebounds-per-game. (Garry Thompson/Sneakin’ Deacon) A look back at Florida State’s 2013-14 regular season A NCAA Tournament bid is looking like a long shot at this point for Florida State as the Seminoles concluded the regular season on Sunday with a 74-58 loss to Syracuse at home...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Okaro White's willpower not enough to push FSU past Syracuse

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Okaro White has willed Florida State to wins the past few weeks, closing out his college career with his best stretch of basketball. In his final home regular-season game, White tried yet again. Hustling, rebounding, taking smart shots. But on Sunday, it wasn't nearly enough. White scored 20 points and pulled down 11 rebounds but No. 7 Syracuse broke open...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Thomas, Okaro White team up to lead FSU past Boston College

BOSTON (AP) -- Aaron Thomas scored 26 points, Okaro White 24 and Florida State pulled out a much-needed 74-70 win over Boston College on Tuesday night. The Seminoles (18-11, 9-8 ACC) posted their third straight victory in their chase for an NCAA tournament berth. Olivier Hanlan led Boston College (8-22, 4-13) with 20 points, but had a key turnover and missed a potential tying 3-point...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Facing down must-win situation, FSU delivers against Georgia Tech

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton didn't want to say it but he voluntarily admitted that the Seminoles were in a "must" situation on Sunday night. Must win. Must gain confidence. Must build some momentum in the final few games of the regular season. Florida State delivered. Okaro White scored 18 points and Devon Bookert came off the bench to...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Okaro White, Devon Bookert lead FSU past Georgia Tech at home

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Devon Bookert scored 16 points off the bench, going 4 for 4 on 3-pointers, as Florida State defeated Georgia Tech 81-71 on Sunday. The Seminoles (17-11, 8-8 ACC) kept their slim NCAA tournament hopes alive with the win, with two regular-season games remaining. Okaro White finished with 18 for Florida State as Aaron Thomas added 15. Montay Brandon grabbed...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida St. 71, Pittsburgh 66

Okaro White collected 22 points and eight rebounds as the visiting Seminoles knocked off the Panthers. Ian Miller added 19 points and five assists for Florida State (16-11, 7-8 ACC), which has won two of three to pull within a game of .500 in conference play. Aaron Thomas struggled to 1-of-9 from the field but hit 11 free throws en route to 14 points while Montay Brandon grabbed...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

FSU's stifling defense keys 71-66 win vs. Pitt

Okaro White scored 22 points and Florida State played stifling defense to beat Pittsburgh 71-66 on Sunday. Ian Miller added 19 points and Aaron Thomas 14 for the Seminoles (16-11, 7-8 Atlantic Coast Conference), who have won two of their past three. Lamar Patterson led Pitt (20-7, 8-6) with 22 points. The Panthers have lost three in a row and five of their past seven. They are...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Okaro White, staunch defense leads FSU past Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) -- Okaro White scored 22 points and Florida State played stifling defense to beat Pittsburgh 71-66 on Sunday. Ian Miller added 19 points and Aaron Thomas 14 for the Seminoles (16-11, 7-8 Atlantic Coast Conference), who have won two of their past three. Lamar Patterson led Pitt (20-7, 8-6) with 22 points. The Panthers have lost three in a row and five of their...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

FSU Basketball: Seminoles’ season slipping away

Boris Bojanovsky and Florida State have struggled after a promising start. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo) A promising start to the season for Florida State has fell by the wayside After missing the NCAA Tournament for the first time in five years a season ago, Florida State’s 2013-14 campaign began with a lot of promise. Florida State finished a sound 9-3 in the non-conference which...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State defeats Virginia Tech 70-50 at home

Aaron Thomas hit a career-high six 3-pointers and scored 24 points to lead Florida State to a 70-50 victory over Virginia Tech in Atlantic Coast Conference action. The Seminoles broke a season-high three-game losing streak in the process. Thomas warmed up in the second half with a stretch of three consecutive 3-pointers to give Florida State a 15-point lead. Okaro White finished...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

NC State outlasts Florida State 74-70

ACC leading scorer T.J. Warren scored 30 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead North Carolina State over Florida State 74-70 on Wednesday. The Wolfpack (14-7, 4-4 Atlantic Coast) held on at the end after Warren fouled out with 1:36 remaining and his team holding a 72-68 lead. Florida State's Okaro White made two of four free throws but NC State got a tip in by Desmond Lee...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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