December 11, 2011 - by
FSU Stays Undefeated At Home

Dec. 11, 2011

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By: Brandon Mellor, Senior Writer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State men’s basketball team moved to 6-0 at home this season with a 75-60 win against UNC Greensboro Sunday at the Donald L. Tucker Center. 

The Seminoles (7-3) turned the ball over a season-high 26 times against the Spartans (2-8) but still shot 52 percent from the field while getting 14 points from guard Michael Snaer, who has now scored in double figures in six consecutive games.

Snaer bounced back from an 0-for-5 mark from 3-point range in the first half to finish 3-for-8 from long distance by game’s end. 

While Snaer continued his double-figures scoring streak, freshman guard Terry Whisnant III has now had successive games in which he registered career highs. A game after scoring eight points against Charleston Southern, Whisnant’s 11 points in the win over UNCG were good enough for a new young-career best. 

Whisnant also recorded new career highs in assists (four), steals (two) and minutes played (22).

Junior forward Xavier Gibson added 11 points to go along with six rebounds and two blocks and senior guard Luke Loucks had eight points, four rebounds and three assists.

Senior forward Bernard James nearly registered his fifth double-double of the year with nine points and 10 rebounds. James also added a game’s-best four blocks.

John Kreft, Deividas Dulkys and Okaro White had six point apiece for a Seminoles team that shot 40 percent from 3-point range and had 17 assists.

Defensively, the ‘Noles forced 21 turnovers and totaled nine blocks. The Spartans shot just 35.5-percent from the field and were out-rebounded 33-28.

FSU boasted a 34-28 lead at halftime following a late 8-2 first-half run.

Next up for the Seminoles is a Dec. 18 home game against Loyola Marymount at 3 p.m.

Students that will still be in town during the impending Christmas break from classes are encouraged to come out and support the Seminoles and join the Spear-It Rewards Program.

For more information on the program and to learn how attending FSU men’s and women’s basketball games can guarantee tickets to huge January ACC contests, click here.

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