The Daily Sauce — Jan. 22, 2023: FSU Men’s Hoops Holds Off Pitt, 71-64
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The Daily Sauce — Jan. 22, 2023: FSU Men’s Hoops Holds Off Pitt, 71-64

It’s Sunday, Florida State fans.

As you try to end the weekend on a high note, see what’s in The Daily Sauce.

Lead Story

Entering this past week, Florida State men’s basketball had yet to claim a road win. Now, it has won two straight away from home.

The Seminoles held off Pittsburgh on Saturday, 71-64. Darin Green Jr. paced the Seminoles with 24 points on 7-for-12 shooting, including 5-for-8 from deep.

After falling behind 15-5, FSU used a 34-12 spurt to take a 39-29 lead into the locker room. The second half was less than seven minutes old when the Panthers pulled back in front, but the Seminoles always had an answer. Back-to-back baskets by De’Ante Green with less than eight minutes to go ultimately put FSU ahead for good.

Jamarius Burton cut the lead to one for Pitt, but Green answered with a dagger from deep with less than two minutes to play to push the lead to 68-64. The Panthers failed to score again.

In addition to Green’s big day, Matthew Cleveland and Caleb Mills each added 11 points for the Seminoles. Burton led Pitt with 20 points. Blake Hinson added 16 in the loss.

With the win, FSU moves to 7-13 and 5-4 in ACC play. The Seminoles will return home on Tuesday for their first of two matchups with rival Miami.

Between the Lines for Jan. 21, 2023

Track and field: Vanderbilt Invitational

Swimming and diving: Diving only vs. Florida (Ocala)

Men’s tennis: Florida Atlantic 1, (10) FSU 6

Men’s basketball: FSU 71, Pittsburgh 64

On the Agenda for Jan. 22, 2023

Women’s tennis vs. Mercer, 10 a.m. ET

Women’s basketball vs. Pittsburgh, 2 p.m. ET (ACC Network Extra)

Women’s tennis vs. Florida A&M, 2 p.m. ET

Rolling News and Notes

With Saturday’s win at Pitt, FSU men’s basketball moved into a tie for ninth place in the ACC standings at 5-4 in conference.

Mike Ferguson is the lead writer for Double Fries No Slaw. Be sure to follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeWFerguson. Follow all of Mike’s work by liking his Facebook page.

Mike Ferguson

Mike Ferguson is the lead writer for Double Fries No Slaw and has more than 10 years of experience in online and print journalism. Mike graduated from Florida State University in 2009 and has had his work featured at numerous prominent publications such as Fox Sports, the Associated Press, Athlon Sports, Yahoo Sports and Sports Illustrated among others. Prior to joining Double Fries No Slaw, Mike was the founder and editor of The Daily Nole. He also serves as the managing editor for Fifth Quarter and is a contributor for Athlon Sports, Fish Stripes and Orlando Pinstriped Post. Mike and his wife Jennifer reside in Haines City, Fla. and have two daughters.

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