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Inside the box score: Florida State 76, Clemson 73

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FSU 76, Clemson 73 box score

1. Xavier Rathan-Mayes made 6-10 2s and 5-9 3s on his way to 30 points. It was the most points ever scored by an FSU player in the ACC Tournament. There have now been 11 30+ point efforts in ACC action this year, and Olivier Hanlan (4) and XRM (3) are the only players to do it multiple times.  Both players are Canadian. XRM has the four highest single game point totals for FSU this year (35, 35, 30, 26), with Aaron Thomas (24 vs Northeastern) and Montay Brandon (24 vs UNF) the next best.

2. Devon Bookert was finally able to get some rest in a game. After sitting for 10 minutes total in the past six games, Book was able to go the bench for nine minutes against Clemson. It was the 2nd fewest minutes he's played since returning from foot surgery on December 13th.

3. Montay Brandon, playing in front of a home town crowd, scored 17 points. His previous high in post season play was 10, which he did as a freshman and sophomore against Louisiana Tech. Brandon matched his career high with 12 free throw attempts, and set a new personal best by making 11.

4. Florida State blocked six shots against Clemson, with senior Kiel Turpin accountable for half of them. The best part is that FSU was able to keep the ball in play, and took over possession after four of six blocks.

5. FSU won 76-73 in a 68 possession game. It was the first time in five games that either team scored more than a point per possession versus the other. Clemson entered with the No. 3 defense in the ACC, and the 1.12 points per possession scored by Florida State was the 5th most they've allowed in 19 conference games. The win put FSU into the ACC quarterfinals for the 9th straight year, which is the longest streak in the ACC. Leonard Hamilton is 10-8 in the ACCT during that stretch. Clemson's Brad Brownell falls to 2-5.