Florida MBB beats FSU for first time since 2013
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCTV) - No. 20 Florida State Men’s Basketball fell at the hands of the Florida Gators for the first time since 2013 Sunday afternoon 71-55.
The ‘Noles had won its last seven matchups against Florida.
Malik Osborne scored a team-high 18 points and freshman Matthew Cleveland added 11 points to pace the ‘Noles.
Florida State went into the locker room with a 30-28 lead at the end of the first half.
It was back and forth from there, as the score was 45-44 in favor of the Gators at the 9:57 mark in the second half. From there, Florida went on an 11-0 run to force a Seminoles timeout and take a 56-44 lead with 8:05 left in the ball game. Matthew Cleveland hit a three-pointer to stop the bleeding temporarily, but the ‘Noles never recovered.
The Gators outrebounded Florida State 44-33 in the game. FSU shot just 8-15 from the charity stripe (53.3%) and 20-35 from the field (38.5%).
The ‘Noles drop to 1-1 on the season and are back in action 8:00PM Wednesday night (11/17) at home against Tulane.
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