What to say?
That's five, ladies and gentleman. Five times in the past 12 months Michael Snaer has gotten the ball at the buzzer with the game on the line. And five times he's delivered.
It goes beyond reason. It goes beyond clutch. It just is, and that's what makes it special.
Prior to that happening, the Noles had a 3 point lead on the road against favored Georgia Tech. FSU had the ball, and Aaron Thomas went to the line. He missed both. On the ensuing possession Georgia Tech recovered a cluster-huck of a shot and then banked in a 3-pointer. Tie game. FSU ball.
gets it at the top of the key lets a pass go through his hands and gives it to Georgia Tech with 42 seconds left. Luckily, Mfon Udofia has a history of horrible decisions, and sure enough, he jacks an quick three and the Noles get the rebound and a timeout with 19.9 seconds left.
On the previous four game winners the ball has gone to Snaer late in the count where he could hit a set three. But this time it was given to him near mid court and he was expected to make something happen. Sure enough, he drove after his defender went down, and Kiel Turpin made what was perhaps his best play at FSU. Turpin sealed his man to give Snaer the angle, and Snaer banked in a runner at the buzzer.
[Snaer gives interview and he's not even sweating]
I could regale you with thoughts about the game, but it doesn't really matter, does it? Snaer had 15 points. Turp and Bojo combined for 20 points on 8-10 shooting, and added 7 boards and 5 blocks. Okaro White had 10 boards. Lalalalala.
FSU advances to 5-4 in the ACC , and is tied with NC State for 5th place.
What matters is this:
Play of the Game: