|FOOTBALL Regular Season|
|Sept 2||AT PITT||
|Sept 14||vs Nevada||TBA|
|Sept 21||vs Bethune-Cookman||
|Sept 28||AT Boston College||TBA|
|Oct 5||vs Maryland||
|Oct 19||AT Clemson||TBA|
|Oct 26||vs North Carolina State||
|Nov 2||vs Miami||TBA|
|Nov 9||AT Wake Forest||
|Nov 16||vs Syracuse||TBA|
|Nov 23||vs Idaho||
|Nov 30||AT Florida||TBA|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Michael Snaer wasn't worrying about missing some shots, but then again he didn't miss enough to worry anyway.
Snaer scored 19 of his game-high 24 points in the second half Tuesday night leading Florida State to a 76-62 win over Wake Forest.
Snaer scored 13 points during a 23-3 run midway through the second half that put the game out of reach for the visitors. Okaro White added 13 points and 7-foot-3 freshman Boris Bojanovsky matched his career best with 10 for the Seminoles, who avenged a 25-point loss to the Demon Deacons just 17 days earlier.
"Michael was efficient tonight, 24 points on only 10 shots," Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. "He was aggressive when he needed to be. He was patient when he needed to be."
But he wasn't patient after Wake Forest got within a point early in the second half.
C.J. Harris' lone field goal of the game, a 3-point basket with 15:56 left, pulled Wake Forest to within 44-43 before Snaer ignited the run that gave Florida State a 67-46 lead. Harris was coming off a 23-point effort in the Deacons' 80-65 upset of Miami on Sunday when he was perfect from 3-point distance on five tries.
"I was just playing more free, not really worried about missing or making," Snaer said. "Just going out there and playing free, trusting myself."
Snaer didn't miss in the second half, hitting all five field goal tries and eight free throws.
The Seminoles (15-13, 7-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) led 40-34 at halftime while winning for just the second time in their last six games.
Travis McKie led Wake Forest (12-15, 5-10) with 15 points, but was limited to a single free throw in the second half. McKie, the lone Demon Deacon to finish in double figures, kept Wake Forest in the early-going with 14 first-half points.
It was a sweet turnaround for the Seminoles, who were embarrassed at Wake Forest on Feb. 9 when four Demon Deacons were in double figures and they dominated the boards by a 45-25 margin on their way to a 71-46 runaway win.
But this time it was Florida State that owned the boards on both ends of the court.
"They beat us up pretty bad up at Wake Forest so we were trying to get pay back," said White, who led the way with nine rebounds to pace Florida State's 44-21 dominance.
"You're not going to win games when you're minus-23 on the boards," Wake Forest coach Jeff Bzdelik said. "They out-toughed us in that area."
The Seminoles shot 51.9 percent (14 of 27) while taking a six-point lead into halftime and dominated the rebounding by an 18-11 margin despite White sitting for nine minutes because of foul difficulty.
Florida State shot 48.9 percent for the game (23 of 47) compared to a chilly 32.7 percent (18 of 55) by the Demon Deacons.
The Seminoles, who have been without leading rebounder Terrance Shannon since mid-January, rank dead last in the ACC in rebounding. The 6-8 Shannon suffered a neck injury at Virginia on Jan. 19 and was just cleared to play although his return remains uncertain.
Shannon went down after appearing to hit his head against the thigh or hip of Virginia's Evan Nolte during a scramble under the Florida State basket. He remained on the floor motionless for nearly 10 minutes while being attended to by medical personnel.
Florida State, which needs at least one more win to finish the regular season with a winning record, visits North Carolina on Sunday while Wake Forest returns home for a Saturday game against Maryland.