January 20, 2011 - by

Noles Edge Canes, 55-53

Jan. 20, 2011







Box Score | Statistics – ACC | Current Statistics

Seminoles.com Postgame
Final Score
1st
2nd
Final
Florida State
24
31
55
Miami
31
22
53
Players of the Game

Derwin Kitchen

30
Mins
38

Malcolm Grant

7
Points
20
4
Assists
3
8
Rebounds
1
42.8
FG %
40.0
33.3
3PT %
40.0
0.0
FT %
80.0
Quick Stats

Florida State Seminoles

(14-5) (4-1 ACC)

Miami Hurricanes

(12-6) (1-3 ACC)

Scoring‘NolesCanes
Points
55
53
FG %
32.1
34.0
3PT%
17.6
22.7
FT %
53.3
70.0
Defense‘NolesCanes
Rebounds
39
36
Steals
5
5
Blocks
2
6

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) –
Florida State missed its first 10 shots but rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit, scoring 11 consecutive points down the stretch and beating the Miami Hurricanes 55-53 Wednesday night.

Durand Scott missed driving shots on back-to-back possessions in the final 10 seconds for Miami.

Florida State (14-5 overall, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) is off to its best start in the league since 1993. That includes a win over then-No. 1 Duke on Jan. 12.

Miami (12-6, 1-3) shot 1 for 8 over the final 6 1/2 minutes and lost for the first time in nine home games this season. Malcolm Grant scored 20 for the Hurricanes.

Florida State won with only one player in double figures – Terrance Shannon had 10. The game was nearly 10 minutes old before the Seminoles sank a basket, but they trailed only 11-7 because of Miami’s sputtering.

Deividas Dulkys’ four-point play started the 11-0 run and cut the margin to 48-47. Derwin Kitchen’s driving layup gave the Seminoles their first lead, 49-48, and they led the rest of the way.

Florida State missed its final five free throws over the last 1:53 but survived a frantic finish. Grant sank a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 55-52 with 42 seconds left, and when Chris Singleton missed the front end of a one-and-one, the Hurricanes got the ball back.

Scott missed an off-balance layup with 10 seconds left, but Bernard James missed two free throws for Florida State. Scott grabbed the rebound and drove the length of the floor, then missed a reverse layup.

Miami’s Julian Gamble grabbed the rebound and passed to Grant, but the buzzer sounded before he could launch a shot.

Florida State has won four games in a row against Miami and nine of the past 10.

Adrian Thomas made a 3-pointer and two free throws on consecutive possessions to give the Hurricanes their biggest lead, 24-12. But after they went up 34-24 early in the second half, Florida State slowly whittled away at the lead.

The Seminoles shot only 32 percent (18 of 56), including 5 for 26 in the first half, when they missed all eight 3-point tries. Singleton, who leads the team at 15.5 points per game, had only eight points and shot 2 for 13 from the field.

Miami played without swingman DeQuan Jones, sidelined indefinitely because of a broken right hand.

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