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Inside the box score: FSU 80, Clemson 61

  1. Balsa Koprivica finally picked up his first career double-double, after having finished with nine rebounds twice earlier this season. And he did it in just 23 minutes of play. He’s now the 2nd best offensive rebounder in the ACC, and the 4th best defensive. Two of his five buckets were dunks, and he leads the team with 13. He also had two blocks and leads the team with 15, after having just seven last year.
  2. Malik Osborne led the team with 24 minutes played, which - considering FSU was down a starter - puts them in good position for Wednesday’s game vs. Miami. Osborne is now providing FSU one of the sparks they need off the bench, quietly putting together three very good games. In that time he’s 6-9 (67%) on 2s, 4-10 (40%) on 3s, and has chipped in 10 rebounds, three steals and two blocks. He spent his first two seasons as a starter, and now seems to be relishing his role off the bench.
  3. Scottie Barnes led FSU with seven assists, which is a new career high. Among conference players, he has the 4th best assist rate in ACC play.
  4. The ‘Noles shot 43% from deep. They’ve made 49% over the past four games. In ACC play they’ve made 44%, which is 2nd behind Georgia Tech’s 45%. FSU is 20th nationally in 3-pt% and are currently on pace to be the best shooting team Leonard Hamilton has coached in Tallahassee. Two previous teams shot 38%, though they only attempted 32% and 27% of their shots from beyond the arc. This team is higher volume, taking over 38% of its shots from deep.
  5. FSU won 80-61 in a 70 possession game. It could have been a much bigger blowout but Clemson finished the game on an 11-0 run against FSU’s walk-ons. FSU has now held consecutive opponents below a point per possession. In ACC play, FSU has the 2nd most efficient offense and the 4th best defense. Every team aside from Virginia and FSU has at least two conference losses.