NCAAB Game Recap - Florida State at Clemson
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:00 PM EST

Kansas
62
KansSt
58
F
Baylor
72
TCU
75
F
StMar
76
Gonz
86
F
SDSU
83
Nev
76
F
FlaSt
69
Clem
70
F
Duke
50
UVA
52
F
Aub
66
KY
73
F
MSU
78
MD
66
F
Prov
58
Vill
54
F
Seton
88
Marq
79
F
PSU
68
Iowa
77
F
BYU
81
Pepp
64
F
Okla
73
WVU
62
F
Tex
68
TxTch
58
F
TexAM
50
LSU
64
F
Detr
90
IUPUI
88
F
Pitt
73
NCSU
77
F
CenMI
63
E MI
67
F
Army
65
Colg
91
F
Buck
71
Boston
74
F
Jacksn
53
Stetsn
52
F
N AL
78
FlGlf
73
F(OT)
Vand
60
Miss
86
F
NJIT
76
KennSt
55
F
HiPt
76
Winth
84
F
Ford
69
StJos
73
F
StFPA
68
RobM
78
F
Iona
91
Niag
100
F(OT)
Bingha
70
UNH
89
F
UMBC
48
Maine
74
F
StFNY
85
CenCT
79
F
UConn
84
ECU
63
F
Lib
71
Lipsco
77
F
StPet
69
Canis
68
F
IlSt
71
Evans
60
F
LoyIL
67
Brad
66
F
Bry
80
Merrim
59
F
Ball
63
Toled
69
F
Fla
58
Tenn
63
F
StBon
65
LaSal
73
F
Navy
60
Lafy
62
F
Valpa
58
IndSt
71
F
Akr
86
Buff
73
F
Amer
90
HolyC
47
F
E IL
70
SIU-E
52
F
W IL
63
Denv
69
F
ULLa
69
ArkLR
91
F
MisSt
67
Mizzu
63
F
LongI
67
SacHr
76
F
BGSU
55
MiaO
73
F
IaSt
61
OkSt
73
F
Portl
68
SCla
73
F
AF
74
ColSt
87
F
SIU
59
MOSt
84
F
Elon
79
W&M
86
F
ND
73
Wake
84
F
GrgWas
51
VACom
75
F
UNC
92
Syr
79
F
GWebb
70
Radf
62
F
ChaSo
65
Presb
76
F
FaDi
83
MtStM
77
F
JMU
81
Hof
97
F
WCU
67
ETSU
68
F
Drex
66
Charl
75
F
Oakl
68
IL-C
66
F
NCC
83
SCSt
82
F(2OT)
Copp
72
Morg
65
F
DelSt
84
MD-ES
63
F
NOrl
68
Nich
92
F
Citad
58
Furm
82
F
N DA
67
SDak
77
F
CoCar
84
App
77
F
CenAR
70
AbCh
75
F
NIU
69
W MI
72
F
UNCG
72
Chat
74
F
Woff
47
Mercer
59
F
UNCA
69
Campbl
78
F
USC-Up
90
Hamp
79
F
UNLV
92
SJSU
69
F
NebOm
67
NDSt
87
F
NWSt
92
SeLA
95
F
VMI
78
Samf
84
F
Leh
74
LoyMD
71
F
SEMO
78
TN-M
87
F
Lamar
76
SFA
95
F
Vermt
94
UMassL
77
F
UCF
54
Tuls
65
F
Utah
79
Cal
86
F(OT)
MTSt
63
NoAZ
57
F
NrthIA
70
Drake
43
F
UMass
71
Rich
95
F
Ark
89
UGA
99
F
Harv
67
Corn
58
F
Penn
73
Brown
68
F
AlSt
58
PVAM
65
F
South
71
Alc
57
F
MsVl
70
JackSt
87
F
ArkPB
46
Gram
60
F
How
59
Norf
89
F
DeP
42
Butl
60
F
InWor
70
TXAMC
78
F
Wyo
55
Fres
63
F
Stony
52
Albany
49
F
Princ
63
Yale
66
F
Del
82
UNCW
65
F
GMas
78
Duques
81
F
Dart
76
Colum
57
F
MorSt
76
E KY
80
F
Troy
63
SthAL
78
F
Mem
74
Tul
67
F(OT)
LongB
76
UCDav
77
F
AzSt
61
USC
71
F
USF
69
LoyMa
67
F
TexPA
88
GrCan
80
F
YSU
73
WIMil
69
F
Clev
67
WIGB
74
F
IPFW
66
Oral
72
F
ChiSt
58
UMKC
80
F
TNTec
71
JacSt
75
F
McNee
100
HBU
80
F
Mia-FL
57
GaTec
63
F
APSU
61
Murr
75
F
SCar
86
Alab
90
F
Belm
72
TNSt
65
F
AlaAM
58
TXSo
85
F
PorSt
89
Web
83
F
Ida
55
S UT
87
F
E WA
68
N CO
64
F
NMSt
62
CSBak
46
F
Seatt
87
CBap
88
F(OT)
Ariz
64
UCLA
69
F
Pacif
71
USD
64
F
CS-Ful
92
CSNor
99
F
UCSB
58
UCIrv
69
F
UtSt
64
NM
66
F
Mont
79
Sac
71
F
UCRiv
49
HI
43
F

Feb 29, 2020, 2:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(6) Florida State (24-5)

39

30

69

Clemson (15-13)

32

38

70

Dawes' dash lifts Clemson to 70-69 win over No. 6 Seminoles
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:26 PM

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson coach Brad Brownell had one thought when he watched young Al-Amir Dawes take the inbounds pass with only a few seconds left.

“Go,” Brownell said. “Get to the basket.”

Dawes followed instructions perfectly on a three-quarter court-length drive that finished with a left-handed flip with a second to go as Clemson toppled another highly ranked team, rallying past No. 6 Florida State 70-69 on Saturday.

Dawes, a freshman, put the ball behind his back to start the run, then stutter-stepped to get free in the lane before driving around Florida State's Trent Forrest for the game-winning bucket.

“I knew how much time I had left and I was just ready to make a play,” said Dawes, who finished with 18 points.

Clemson seemingly made almost all the plays it had to down the stretch after falling behind 42-32 on Forrest's 3-pointer to start the second half.

The Tigers (15-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast Conference) used a 17-5 run over the next eight minutes to get back in it.

When Florida State (24-5, 14-4) built back a 56-51 lead, Khavon Moore had two baskets and Clyde Trapp a foul shot to tie things once more.

After M.J. Walker's basket with 2:29 left put the Seminoles up 63-60, John Newman III hit a jumper and Tevin Mack nailed a 3-pointer to send Clemson in front.

And when Forrest hit a short jumper with 8.4 seconds left for Florida State's last lead, Dawes' dash gave the Tigers another highlight moment in a puzzling season that includes victories over then-No. 3 Duke and No. 5 Louisville.

It's the first time Clemson has beaten three Top Seven AP-ranked opponents in the same season since 1979-80. Oh, and don't forget the Tigers' first-ever win at North Carolina last month, ending their 0-for-59 lifetime in Chapel Hill.

And just like after beating Duke and Louisville, fans flooded the court in celebration.

“I think we've had several wins through the season, wins where we fought back,” Newman said. “I'm thankful for the experiences like that because in life, if you're resilient, anything's possible.”

Florida State's desperation heave after Dawes' basket last-chance heave was way off the mark

Trapp had a chance to extend Clemson's 68-67 lead, but missed a pair of foul shots. Teammate Aamir Simms got the rebound and threw the ball into the open court as he approached the sideline, leading to what looked like a Florida State breakaway for Forrest.

But a referee's whistle stopped play. After a lengthy review and discussion, Florida State was awarded possession to set up Forrest's go-ahead basket.

Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton chuckled when asked about the whistle. He made it clear the delay and confusion didn't cost the Seminoles.

“What hurt us again was having the courage to let them go the length of the floor for the winning basket,” he said.

Clemson also sent the ACC title race back into a three-way chase.

Florida State had hoped to take another step toward its first ACC regular-season crown. Instead, the Seminoles joined No. 7 Duke and No. 11 Louisville with four league losses with just over a week left.

Devin Vessell had 14 points to lead the Seminoles, who saw their four-game win streak snapped.

THE BIG PICTURE

Florida State: The Seminoles, like Duke and Louisville, lost a chance to take control of the ACC against the scrappy Tigers. Shots that fell early for Florida State did not down the stretch in losing for just the second time in nine games this month.

Clemson: What to make of the Tigers? They've beaten the three ACC leaders, yet have losses to Virginia Tech, Miami and Wake Forest. Clemson has been a developmental program and is clearly playing better in January and February than it did in November and December.

NOT LOOKING AHEAD

Florida State's Hamilton said his team was not overlooking the Tigers after his team's impressive showing over Louisville a few days earlier. “We haven't earned the right to overlook anyone,” he said.

CHARGE IT

Clemson forced six charges against Florida State, tied for fourth most in a game in program history. Brad Brownell said since the Tigers don't have tall players to protect the rim - their only regular over 6-foot-8 is 7-foot backup Trey Jemison - they must lock in on other ways to slow down opponents. “I'm not sure I've ever been in a game” where there have been that many, Florida State's Hamilton said.

UP NEXT

Florida State plays its final regular-season road game at Notre Dame on Wednesday night.

Clemson plays for the final time on the road, going to Virginia Tech on Wednesday night.

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Leaders

Florida State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Koprivica 0 0 0 0 0 0
W. Wilkes 0 0 0 1 0 0
Clemson PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Jemison 0 0 1 2 0 0
J. Newman III 18 0 2 2 2 1

Team Comparison

FlaSt Clem
Points For 69 70
Field Goals 25/50-50% 27/56-48%
Three Pointers 8/21-38% 6/20-30%
Free Throws 11/18-61% 10/19-53%
Offensive Rebounds 7 9
Defensive Rebounds 27 23
Rebounds 35 35
Blocks 3 2
Steals 7 6
Turnovers 16 12
Personal Fouls 20 15
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Series Tied 1-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sun Dec 8 Clem 53 @ FlaSt 72 K. Moore 2 B. Koprivica 2
Sat Feb 29 FlaSt 69 @ Clem 70 R. Gray 3 C. Scott 2

Game Information

Stadium: Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, South Carolina
Attendance: 9,095
Game Time: