True to his word, Michael Snaer played as aggressive as I've ever seen him play from the opening tip. He took four shots in the first four minutes, and 19 for the game. Not all of them were good shots, but he took them regardless. No sense waiting for a turnover. By game's end he had a career best 30 points and made 5-10 3s. And most importantly, FSU (7-4) left Charlotte with a 79-76 win.
The first half went about as well as it could for the 49ers (11-2). They entered the game 307th in 3-pt% and promptly made 5-10. They also made numerous circus shots on the interior. They took a 40-35 lead into the half.
In the next 20 minutes though, the shots stopped falling. They only made 2-8 3s and FSU was able to use a 17-5 run to open the half, taking a lead they would never surrender. This was a close game though, and FSU was able to do just enough from the foul line to take home the win. FSU didn't attempt a single shot in the final 3:45, but made 8-12 free throws to keep the 49ers at bay.
Michael Snaer led all scorers with 30 points, Aaron Thomas had 17, and Okaro White had 10 points and 3 blocks.
FSU has the rest of the week off, and then plays Tulsa in Miami next Saturday.