There’s heart breaking losses. And then there’s rip your heart out and stomp up and down on it losses. Clemson suffered the latter Thursday night at Florida State.
The Seminoles All ACC guard Michael Snaer banked home a 35 foot shot at the buzzer to lift FSU to a 60-57 win to steal a victory away from the Tigers in a game Clemson controlled until the final twelve minutes. Here’s the call of the final shot from the voice of the Tigers Pete Yanity:
Prior to Snaer’s heroics Clemson had a chance at the win but a long attempt from the left corner as the shot clock expired by KJ McDaniels drew nothing but air and gave the ball to the Seminoles for the final shot.
Clemson had a 16-0 run in the first half and led 29-21 at the break. They built on the lead early in the second half and led by 11 with 12 minutes to play. The Seminoles then went on a 14-2 run and the teams battled back and forth thru the final minutes.
It’s the second straight narrow road loss for the Tigers who fell at NC State last Sunday by four. Florida State also beat Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum earlier in the month by five points.
McDaniels and Devin Booker led Clemson with 15 points each. FSU’s Kiel Turpin led all scorers with 16 points.
Clemson falls to 10-8 overall and 2-4 in the ACC. The Tigers return home to face Virginia Tech Sunday afternoon and Georgia Tech Tuesday night. Florida State improves to 11-7 and 3-2 in league play.