Jan. 30, 2010
BOSTON (AP) -Derwin Kitchen hit Florida State’s only 3-pointer of the game in the closing minute and Solomon Alabi scored 16 points and had six rebounds, lifting the Seminoles to a scrappy 61-57 win over Boston College on Saturday.
The game was tied with one minute to play, before FSU junior Derwin Kitchen hit the Seminoles’ only three-pointer of the day with 43.9 seconds left to give the visitors a 57-54 advantage. After a BC turnover, Michael Snaer sank two free throws with 30.5 seconds to play to extend the lead to five points.
After both teams missed the front end of one-and-one opportunities, BC sophomore Reggie Jackson hit from three-point range with 8.5 seconds left to narrow the margin to two points.
Kitchen hit two free throws with 7.8 seconds to play to secure the win for Florida State.
BC trailed 10-2 early in the contest, before running off 11 straight points to gain a 13-10 lead. After FSU answered with four straight points, the Eagles rallied again. BC used a 7-0 run to claim a 20-14 lead with 5:25 left in the half. Sanders capped this rally with a three-pointer.
BC finished the half with a 27-22 advantage.
Florida State fought back and evened the score at 34-34 with 13:52 left in the game. The Seminoles took a brief two-point lead at 40-38, before Jackson sank a three-pointer to put BC on top with 9:15 to play.
Two baskets by sophomore Dallas Elmore and a three-pointer from senior Tyler Roche headlined a 7-4 BC run to give the Eagles a 48-44 lead with 6:50 left.
Florida State responded with two field goals – at 6:21 and 4:57 – to even the score. There were three more ties before Kitchen’s three-pointer in the final minute vaulted the visitors to victory.