Oct. 30, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) –
Junior Okaro White scored a game-high 19 points and All-American Michael Snaer scored 12 to lead No. 24 Florida State to an 83-75 victory over Lincoln Memorial at the Donald L. Tucker Center in its first of two exhibition games as the Seminoles prepare to defend the ACC Championship they won in 2012. The Seminoles never trailed and led by as many as 17 points in taking the victory over the visiting Railsplitters.
White scored the first three points of the game on his first of four made 3-point shots with only 20 second expired on the clock. He added two more free throws as the Seminoles scored the first seven points of the game and led by 10 with just over one minute elapsed in the game. White added a second 3-pointer to up the Seminoles’ lead to 10-2 at the 18:08 mark. White finished the game making five of six shots from the field, four of five from the 3-point line and finishing a nearly perfect five of six from the free throw line.
Florida State upped its lead to as many as 17 with 5:24 remaining before halftime but the visiting Railsplitters refused to go quietly into the Tallahassee night. They cut into the Seminoles’ 50-37 halftime lead and were within four points with under two minutes remaining before the Seminoles scored six of the final eight points of the game.
Lincoln was led by Jake Troyli who scored a game-high tying 19 points. He was one of four LMU players who finished the game in double figure scoring. He was followed by Lorenza Ross (14 points), Wally Jones (13) and Cam Carden (10). The Railsplitters shot .525 (32 of 61) from the field and made six of 14 3-point shots.
Florida State also shot the ball exceptionally well as it made nearly 56 percent of its shots from the field (29 of 52) and made more than 42 percent of their shots from 3-point range (eight of 19).
Florida State also played its trademark defense as it outrebounded Lincoln Memorial, 30-25, recorded four blocked shots and earned six steals.
Florida State will close out its exhibition season against Saint Leo on Nov 5 at 7:00 before opening its regular season against South Alabama on Nov. 9 at 7:00 p.m. Both games will be played at the Donald L. Tucker Center.