NCAAB Game Recap - Boston College at Florida State
Sat Mar 7, 2020 4:30 PM EST

VMI
57
ETSU
70
F
LongI
66
RobM
86
F
Kansas
66
TxTch
62
F
UtSt
59
SDSU
56
F
Maine
50
Vermt
61
F
Denv
69
NDSt
71
F
Murr
75
Belm
76
F
SacHr
72
StFPA
84
F
Woff
77
Furm
68
F
Albany
73
Stony
76
F
IPFW
77
SDSt
74
F
UMassL
75
Hartfo
89
F
GrgWas
51
Dayt
76
F
Chat
78
UNCG
68
F
Pepp
82
StMar
89
F(2OT)
UNH
67
UMBC
73
F
Baylor
64
WVU
76
F
WCU
70
Mercer
56
F
Drake
66
Brad
76
F
USF
72
Pacif
54
F
KY
71
Fla
70
F
Valpa
89
MOSt
82
F
CoCar
63
TexAr
62
F
BC
62
FlaSt
80
F
JMU
61
Elon
63
F
ArkSt
66
ULLa
73
F
Seton
60
Crei
77
F
UNCW
55
Drex
66
F
Lou
54
UVA
57
F
UNC
76
Duke
89
F
Stan
67
Oreg
80
F
Vill
70
GTown
69
F
Aub
85
Tenn
63
F
PSU
69
NW
80
F
Wisc
60
Ind
56
F
Marq
86
StJon
88
F
SCar
74
Vand
83
F
UTEP
77
Rice
72
F
UGA
64
LSU
94
F
LaSal
78
StJos
77
F
Rut
71
Purd
68
F(OT)
VaTec
56
ND
64
F
GMas
65
Ford
61
F
Colora
72
Utah
74
F(OT)
Alab
50
Mizzu
69
F
UCLA
52
USC
54
F
Marsh
82
TexSA
77
F
OkSt
81
Tex
59
F
IaSt
63
KansSt
79
F
Syr
65
Mia-FL
69
F(OT)
NWSt
100
CenAR
85
F
Cal
56
OrSt
74
F
HBU
78
TXAMC
84
F
Ark
69
TexAM
77
F
IdaSt
76
Ida
80
F
Web
69
E WA
78
F
McNee
70
Lamar
66
F
AbCh
71
InWor
68
F(OT)
SamH
57
SFA
68
F
SoMis
62
MidTN
65
F(OT)
Okla
78
TCU
76
F
N CO
75
MTSt
61
F
Corn
85
Princ
82
F
Colum
65
Penn
85
F
Gram
70
AlSt
58
F
TXSo
75
Alc
90
F
PVAM
80
South
89
F(OT)
WaSt
74
AzSt
83
F
Miss
44
MisSt
69
F
DeP
55
Prov
93
F
Charl
43
LaTec
66
F
W Ky
91
FlInt
85
F
SMU
60
SoFL
61
F
URI
64
UMass
63
F
Yale
69
Harv
83
F
Brown
70
Dart
58
F
SeLA
69
NOrl
79
F
JackSt
54
AlaAM
51
F
OlDom
63
UAB
72
F
Temp
63
Cin
64
F
CSBak
61
GrCan
64
F
CBap
76
TexPA
79
F(OT)
StBon
49
StLou
72
F
MsVl
74
ArkPB
71
F
Butl
72
Xav
71
F
S UT
85
Mont
80
F(OT)
UCDav
61
UCRiv
66
F
CAPoly
67
UCSB
69
F
HI
82
CSNor
86
F
Wash
69
Ariz
63
F
Sac
72
PorSt
76
F
LongB
69
CS-Ful
75
F
UMKC
Seatt
Canc
ChiSt
UtVal
Canc

Mar 7, 2020, 4:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Boston College (13-18)

24

38

62

(7) Florida State (26-5)

42

38

80

No. 7 Florida State tops Boston College to clinch ACC title
Sat Mar 7, 2020 9:02 PM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) The banner was ready. So was the ladder.

Balsa Koprivica scored 15 points, and No. 7 Florida State won its first Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title in school history with an 80-62 victory over Boston College on Saturday.

Dominik Olejniczak added a season-high 14 points as the Seminoles (26-5, 16-4) had everything prepared to celebrate their accomplishment, which was secured with Virginia's victory over No. 10 Louisville. FSU will be the No. 1 seed in next week's ACC Tournament and looks to claim its first championship since 2012.

"We've coined our own phrase: we're new bloods," FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said. "We're not going to catch up with the 80 years that were before us. We're fighting for our spot and our position, the hierarchy of the most respected programs in the history of college basketball.

"It's important for us because we get a notch on our belt. And we have to enjoy this. But we think we're just getting started."

The Seminoles' first NCAA Tournament appearance under Hamilton came during his seventh season in 2008-09. He now has FSU among the nation's top 10 teams and poised to earn a high seeding in the NCAA Tournament, its fourth consecutive appearance.

Koprivicia matched his season high in points as both of FSU's 7-footers scored in double figures for the first time in ACC play. Patrick Williams had 10 points and six rebounds.

Derryck Thornton scored 13 points for Boston College (13-18, 7-13), which has lost five consecutive games. The Eagles shot just 9 of 33 (27%) from 3-point range and had 19 turnovers.

"We don't have a post player left," BC coach Jim Christian said. "We're playing without three of our top five scorers. They put so much pressure on you. Obviously wore some guys down. There were careless turnovers."

HONORING FORREST

Trent Forrest was selected winner of the ACC's Skip Prosser Award, presented to the league's top men's basketball student-athlete. Forrest, who has a 3.43 grade-point average, earned his bachelor's degree in December and is working towards his master's degree. Forrest has 1,139 points and is third in career steals with 224, fifth in assists (454) and 10th in made free throws with 334.

CLOSING STRONG

BC's Steffon Mitchell was coming off double-doubles against Notre Dame and Syracuse. He went scoreless in the first half but had 12 in the second and finished with nine rebounds.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Florida State could climb higher in the rankings after closing the regular season with its sixth win in seven games.

BIG PICTURE

Florida State recognized its seniors and was able to rest several starters on a memorable day.

Boston College shot just 8 of 30 (27%) from the floor in the first half and couldn't keep up with the Seminoles' depth.

UP NEXT

Boston College will play Notre Dame on Wednesday in the ACC Tournament.

Florida State awaits the Clemson-Miami winner in Thursday's quarterfinals.

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Leaders

Boston College PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Thornton 13 0 3 3 0 0
S. Mitchell 12 0 1 9 2 1
Florida State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
W. Miles 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Hands 0 0 0 1 0 0

Team Comparison

BC FlaSt
Points For 62 80
Field Goals 19/57-33% 31/73-42%
Three Pointers 9/33-27% 5/26-19%
Free Throws 15/24-62% 13/22-59%
Offensive Rebounds 10 14
Defensive Rebounds 26 31
Rebounds 39 46
Blocks 2 3
Steals 3 9
Turnovers 19 9
Personal Fouls 17 20
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - FlaSt Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Mar 7 BC 62 @ FlaSt 80 L. Kraljevic 1 H. Prieto 1

Game Information

Stadium: Donald L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee, Florida
Attendance: 11,500
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