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Friday, Nov 28, 2014
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Noles shut down Tigers in win


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CLEMSON, S.C. — Ian Miller scored 15 points and Aaron Thomas and Devin Bookert had 10 apiece as Florida State held Clemson to its fewest points this season in a 56-41 victory Thursday night.

The Tigers (10-4, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) came in as the country’s top defense in points allowed, but it was the Seminoles (10-4, 1-1) who turned up the pressure to win their fifth straight game in the series.

Clemson’s in-your-face defense seemed to rattle Florida State early as the Seminoles didn’t score in the first 4 minutes. Then they went on a 13-2 run to gain a lead that they gradually increased to 16 points in the second half.

The Tigers got within 50-41 in the final 4 minutes, but Baron Bojanovsky broke free for a dunk. Clemson trailed by double digits the rest of the way.

K.J. McDaniels led Clemson with 14 points.

Florida State limited Clemson to 30-percent shooting and forced 18 turnovers, a season high for the Tigers.

Bookert made five of his six shots in the second half after going scoreless in the first half.

FSU (10-4) — White 1-6 0-0 2, Gilchrist 2-5 0-1 4, Bojanovsky 2-3 0-1 4, Bookert 5-7 0-0 10, Brandon 1-6 1-2 3, Smith 4-5 0-0 8, Thomas 5-11 0-0 10, Miller 6-12 2-3 15, Ojo 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-55 3-7 56.

CLEMSON (10-4) — McDaniels 5-11 2-2 14, Smith 1-3 0-0 2, Nnoko 3-5 0-0 6, Hall 2-7 0-0 5, Roper 2-7 0-0 5, Ajukwa 0-0 0-0 0, Fields 0-1 0-0 0, Filer 1-9 4-4 6, Blossomgame 0-1 0-0 0, Harrison 1-4 0-0 3, Djambo 0-2 0-0 0, Djitte 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 15-50 6-6 41.

Halftime—FSU 21-16. 3-Point Goals—FSU 1-11 (Miller 1-4, Bookert 0-1, Smith 0-1, Thomas 0-1, White 0-4), Clemson 5-19 (McDaniels 2-4, Hall 1-2, Harrison 1-2, Roper 1-5, Fields 0-1, Djambo 0-2, Filer 0-3). Rebounds—FSU 33 (Gilchrist 7), Clemson 34 (McDaniels 7). Assists—FSU 9 (Miller 5), Clemson 9 (Filer, Hall 3). Total Fouls—FSU 12, Clemson 14. A—8,319.

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