by Bill from Tampa
Really, was there any doubt who would get the ball for that final shot by the Seminoles?
For the fourth time in two years and the second time in three games, Michael Snaer canned the game winning three point shot giving Florida State the 73-71 victory over the Maryland Terrapins.
Ian Miller dribbled into the lane, nearly slipping and falling, but managed to keep his balance. The Terps defense collapsed with Dex Wells inexplicably leaving Snaer to help on Miller. The mistake proved costly as Miller spotted the wide open Snaer on the left wing, who promptly added to his game winners highlight reel.
Tied at thirty four at the half, the Seminoles trailed for much of the game taking narrow leads just a handful of times totaling less than four minutes of clock time.
FSU led just twice in the second half with the last lead before the dramatic ending occurring with 14:02 to play on Montay Brandon's layup in transition. That lead was erased thirty seconds later when Nick Faust hit a three from the left wing and was hit on the arm on the play by Snaer for the four point play.
That looked like a momentum builder for Maryland, who stretched out to a 54-48 lead and eventually a 62-54 lead on back to back baskets by Terp's big man Alex Len. The latter came on a alley oop for the slam dunk with 6:50 to play. They were Len's only points in the game as foul trouble and defense limited his contributions.
Maryland would go back to that play later in the game that proved to be a crucial moment for FSU.
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