The Daily Sauce — Jan. 5, 2022: FSU Hoops Gets Waxed at Wake, 76-54
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The Daily Sauce — Jan. 5, 2022: FSU Hoops Gets Waxed at Wake, 76-54

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Lead Story

It was a night to forget for Florida State basketball in Winston-Salem on Tuesday. The Seminoles were held to a season-low scoring total in a 76-54 loss to Wake Forest.

FSU jumped to a 6-0 lead, but Wake Forest responded with a 25-5 run and never looked back. The Demon Deacons led by as many as 25 points in the second half.

As a team, FSU shot a dismal 24% from the field. Wake Forest shot 46%, but did turn the ball over 22 times in the victory.

Jake LaRavia paced Wake Forest with a game-high 22 points and five assists. Alondes Williams finished with 20 points in the win.

Leading the way for FSU was freshman Matthew Cleveland, who finished with 13 points. Caleb Mills added 10 points in the defeat, but on just 2-for-13 shooting.

With the loss, the Seminoles fall to 7-5 and just 1-2 in ACC play. FSU will play its first home game since Dec. 15 on Saturday night when it hosts Louisville.

Between the Lines for Jan. 4, 2022

Men’s Basketball: Wake Forest 76, FSU 54

On the Agenda for Jan. 5, 2022

No FSU athletic events scheduled.

Rolling News and Notes

FSU football has added the services of former UCF linebacker Tatum Bethune.

FSU swimming and diving’s meet with Texas A&M, scheduled for Thursday, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 surge.

Noles247 breaks down five takeaways following comments from new FSU offensive coordinator Alex Atkins.

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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.