If you are a fan of offensive basketball with a lot of action from end to end, the first half of tonight’s Florida State/Butler game was NOT for you.
The Seminoles made just five baskets in the first half shooting just 28%.
Butler was not much better, connecting on just 29% of their shots. And yet somehow the ‘Noles trailed by just two points at intermission, 21-19.
That’s when the offensive fireworks took place in a shootout contest between FSU’s Chris Singleton and Butler’s Shelvin Mack. Singleton had just two points going into the locker room and came out to score 26 more on the strength of a career high six three pointers.
It was not enough however as the Seminoles came up just short to the Bulldogs, 67-64.
Mack, held scoreless in the first half, scored 17 in the second period with 7 coming in the first 3:50. The flurry by Mack helped fuel a 20-6 Bulldog run.