The Daily Sauce — March 1, 2022: Cleveland Earns ACC Freshman of the Week Honors
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The Daily Sauce — March 1, 2022: Cleveland Earns ACC Freshman of the Week Honors

It’s March, Florida State fans.

As you settle in to the work week, see what’s in The Daily Sauce.

Lead Story

A 20-point performance and an improbable buzzer beater from Florida State hoops slasher Matthew Cleveland caught the eyes of the ACC this week.

For his efforts against Boston College and Virginia, Cleveland was named the conference’s Freshman of the Week. In two games this past week, Cleveland averaged 19 points and 5.5 rebounds.

Cleveland put up 18 points and three rebounds in last week’s 71-55 loss to Boston College. On Saturday in Charlottesville, he was even better.

Cleveland finished with 20 points and scored the final eight for FSU, including a 35-foot 3-pointer at the buzzer that lifted the Seminoles past Virginia, 64-63. For the season, the freshman from Atlanta is averaging 11.4 points and 4.7 rebounds. Only Caleb Mills averages more points per game for the Seminoles.

Cleveland will try to help FSU clinch a 17th straight winning season on Wednesday night when it hosts Notre Dame.

Between the Lines for Feb. 28, 2022

Men’s golf: Cabo Collegiate Invitational

On the Agenda for March 1, 2022

Men’s golf at Cabo Collegiate Invitational

Baseball at Mercer, 6 p.m. ET

Softball at Florida A&M, 6 p.m. ET

Rolling News and Notes

FSU baseball’s Parker Messick was named ACC Pitcher of the Week.

Through two rounds of the Cabo Collegiate Invitational, FSU men’s golf is tied for first place.

FSU baseball rose one spot to No. 12 in the Baseball America Poll. The Seminoles fell nine spots to No. 17 in the Collegiate Baseball Poll. In the NCBWA Poll, FSU fell four spots to 15th. FSU remained No. 10 in the D1Baseball Poll.

FSU softball remained at No. 4 in the D1Softball Poll.

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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.