Clemson 35 34 0 69
Floridast 30 43 0 73
Date of game: 3/14/2013

Recap: Florida State vs. Clemson

Greensboro, NC (Sports Network) - The sixth-seeded Florida State Seminoles will advance to the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament to face the third-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels after defeating No. 11 seed Clemson, 73-69, in the first round at Greensboro Coliseum.

Florida State (18-14) has won three in a row. Okaro White led the squad with a career-high 24 points. Devon Bookert and Terrance Shannon each added 12 points, while Michael Snaer had 10 points and five assists.

The Tigers (13-18) have lost seven consecutive games to finish out their season and have not topped 70 points since late January. Jordan Roper led Clemson with 18 points, while K.J. McDaniels had 16 points and seven rebounds before fouling out. Devin Booker contributed 11 points and Damarcus Harrison grabbed a game-high eight rebounds.

Clemson led 35-30 at halftime after shooting 4-of-6 from 3-point range and holding Florida State to 1-of-4 from beyond the arc in the opening stanza.

In the second half, Florida State outscored the Tigers 43-34 while holding them to just 36.4 percent from the field. The Seminoles went on a 17-5 run midway through the half, and Snaer went on to hit four clutch free throws in the final moments to lock up the win.

Florida State finished the contest shooting 48.9 percent from the floor and 75 percent from the foul line.

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