Forty-five seconds remained in the game. Florida State to that point was 0 for 11 from behind the three point line. That is until Derwin Kitchen hit the Seminoles’ only three pointer of the game from just left of the circle breaking a 54-54 tie.
From there the Seminoles made just enough free throws and got the stops on defense they needed.
Just to make sure, Kitchen sank two free throws with eight seconds left giving the ‘Noles its first victory ever at Boston College since the Eagles joined the conference, 61-57.
As has often been the case the two halves were quite a bit different and followed a similar scenario of previous games this season.
FSU’s play over the first twenty minutes was marred with 11 turnovers, many self-inflicted, and poor shooting at just 32%, resulting in a 27-22 halftime deficit.
It didn’t start out that way with the Seminoles jumping out to a 10-2 lead. But then the second unit of the ‘Noles just could not hang onto the ball, turning it over on four straight possessions, going on a scoring drought of 5:34.
The second half however saw the ‘Noles come out with greater effort on offense and cutting down on the miscues turning over the ball only five more times.