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Florida State basketball’s freefall continued on Saturday afternoon. The shorthanded Seminoles fought valiantly to stay in the game, but were ultimately dealt their fourth straight loss in a 68-60 defeat against Wake Forest at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
FSU trailed by as many as 11 points early in the second half, but got to within one on a Caleb Mills 3-pointer with less than four minutes to go. Down the stretch however, Isaiah Mucius hit a key 3-pointer for the Demon Deacons before Damari Monsanto delivered the dagger with less than 40 seconds to play. Wake Forest closed the game on an 11-4 run.
Wake Forest picked up the victory despite 26 turnovers. Alondes Williams led the Demon Deacons with a game-high 23 points. Jake LaRavia finished with 18 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists.
Walk-on Harrison Prieto’s 13-point, 13-rebound effort headlined the day for the Seminoles. Mills led FSU with 16 points, four assists, three steals and three blocks. Matthew Cleveland added 11 points and nine rebounds in the defeat.
Already without Malik Osborne and Naheem McLeod for the remainder of the season, FSU played without Anthony Polite on Saturday as he nurses a wrist injury. As a team, FSU shot less than 33% from the field.
Atop the ACC just two weeks ago, FSU has fallen to 13-9 overall and just 6-6 in conference play. The Seminoles remain home to host Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.
Between the Lines for Feb. 5, 2022
Men’s basketball: Wake Forest 68, FSU 60
Women’s tennis: (24) FSU 1, (13) Florida 4
Men’s tennis: FSU 1, (3) Florida 4
On the Agenda for Feb. 6, 2022
Women’s basketball vs. No. 20 Notre Dame, 2 p.m. ET (ACC Network)
Rolling News and Notes
Six FSU football players are showcasing their skills as they prepare for the NFL Draft.
FSU basketball legend George McCloud’s jersey was retired at halftime of Saturday’s contest vs. Wake Forest.
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