The real Michael Snaer stood up last night.
Snaer’s 24 points and five rebounds powered the Florida State Seminoles past the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. FSU’s Okaro White added 13 points, nine rebounds and two blocks, and Boris Bojanovsky contributed 10 points. three rebounds and three blocks.
Travis McKie led Wake Forest with 15 points, six rebounds and two blocks. He was the only player on his team to score in double figures. Florida State held C.J. Harris to nine points on one of seven shooting from the field.
Florida State dominated this game on the defensive end. With 12 total blocked shots in this game, Florida State had a block party against Wake Forest. Moreover, they almost tripled Wake Forest’s amount of rebounds. FSU had 41 total rebounds, compared to WFU’s 17 total rebounds.
Neither team shot well from the field, however. FSU had a 48.9 percent field goal percentage (23 of 47), while WFU shot a dismal 32.7 percent field goal percentage (18 of 55).
Florida State accomplished this feat without their leading rebounder, Terrance Shannon. He has been out due to suffering a neck injury against the Virginia Cavaliers on Jan. 19. Florida State also missed their deadly outside sharpshooter, Terry Whisnant II. The addition of these two players will greatly enhance FSU’s offensive production.
This win will be instrumental in FSU earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament. However, they must go deep in the ACC Tournament, and need winning the ACC championship in order to take part in March Madness.