The Maryland Terrapins headed to Tallahassee, FL, to face Florida State for the second time this season. In their first meeting, the Seminoles ended the Terps 13-game winning streak. The second matchup yielded the same result for the Terps, who lost to Florida State in heartbreaking fashion, 73-71.
Florida State's Michael Snaer hit a 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds remaining in the game to pull ahead for good.
It was a game in which Maryland's leading scorer, Sophomore Alex Len, didn't score a point until 7:45 minutes remained in the game. Len, who was in foul trouble for much of the game, finished with four points and five rebounds. Sophomore Dez Wells scored the Terps last seven points and finished the game with a team-high 19. Freshman Charles Mitchell had another effective game off the bench, scoring 10 points. Senior Logan Aronhalt had his fourth double-digit scoring effort of the season, with 11 points.
The Terps and Seminoles played a close game throughout. At the end of the first half, the teams were tied at 34. Maryland led for most of the second half. Maryland led by eight points with seven minutes remaining in the game. Florida State then went on a 10-4 run to make it 66-64 with 3:21 left in the game.
In their first matchup, the Terps led by as many as 12 points against Florida State. Like their January 9th matchup, the Terps blew a second half lead to lose the game.
On the last play of the game, Michael Snaer inbounded the ball and then crept towards the 3-point line while the ball was worked around to the other side of the court. The ball was then thrown across the court to a wide-open Snaer who hit a game winning 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds remaining.
For the second straight game, the Terps allowed their opponent to shoot over 40 percent from the field. Michael Snaer scored a team-high 19 points, including the game winning 3-pointer. Orako White made all ten of his free throws, scoring 14 points in the game. Ian Miller scored 10 points off the bench for the Seminoles.
With the loss, the Terps fall to 15-6 on the season and 3-5 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Florida State improves to 12-8 overall and 4-3 in the ACC. The Terps will return to College Park Saturday, to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Tip off is scheduled for 2 p.m.