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Inside the box score: Florida State 72, Boston College 62

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1. Dwayne Bacon grabbed a career high 14 rebounds in the win. This is the most by any FSU player this year, and tied for the most since Bernard James had 15 in January, 2012 (also against Boston College).  Aaron Thomas had a career high of 14 at Wake Forest two seasons ago.

2. Jarquez Smith had a season high 13 points, which is three shy of his career best. His nine rebounds were a career high, and his five blocks was just short of the six he had last year against USF. FSU has multiple players out, including Michael Ojo, Phil Cofer, Robbie Berwick, and Brandon Allen, while Boris Bojanovsky and Benji Bell are playing through shoulder injuries. The short handed roster could use a late season surge from Jarquez.

3. Florida State outscored BC 21-2 on free throws. Among high major teams, only Michigan and Iowa State are worse at getting to the line than Boston College, and FSU didn't oblige the Eagles by giving them cheap trips. All nine of BC's free throw attempts were the result of being fouled in the paint in the act of shooting. The two points BC scored from the line was the fewest allowed by Florida State since Miami scored two in January, 2014.

4. With the loss, Boston College is now 0-7 in the ACC. They are 28-65 (30%) in ACC play since they fired Al Skinner. In 13 years at BC, Al Skinner compiled a 106-106 conference record between the Big East and ACC, and went to the NCAA Tournament seven times. The knock on Al was that he never got them past the Sweet 16. Well, now they don't have to worry about that for a while. Since he was fired BC has been to one NIT and according to Pomeroy has a 27% chance of going 0-18 in ACC play this year.

5. Florida State won 72-62 in a 73 possession game. Boston College is the 2nd ACC team to score fewer than a point per possession versus Florida State. Offensively, it was the third time in conference play that the Noles have failed to score more than a point per possession. FSU's offense is now rated 81st nationally, while the defense is 38th, which hardly sounds like the team Len Elmore was describing as all-offense and no-defense.