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The Daily Nole — Dec. 10, 2020: Barnes’ Late Hoop Lifts FSU Past Indiana

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Lead Story

Florida State hoops avenged its only non-conference loss of last season on Wednesday night, but it did not come easy. The No. 20 Seminoles needed overtime to top Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and did so on a last-second shot.

Freshman Scottie Barnes scored off glass with 1.8 seconds remaining in overtime to lift FSU to a 69-67 victory at the Donald L. Tucker Center. Barnes had hit a 3-pointer earlier in overtime to tie the game. His winner came after Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis tied the game with a pair of free throws.

Jackson-Davis finished with game-highs of 25 points and 17 rebounds in the loss. M.J. Walker paced FSU with 19 points, which included a big 3-pointer that gave his team a 62-61 lead with less than a minute to play in regulation. RaiQuan Gray and Balsa Koprivica each added 12 points in the win. Those two combined for 17 rebounds.

The victory for FSU is its 40th straight non-conference win at home. At 2-0 on the young season, the Seminoles will host rival Florida on Saturday.

Between the Lines

FSU’s overtime win over Indiana was the lone scheduled athletic event for Wednesday.

On the Agenda

There are no FSU athletic events scheduled for Thursday.

News and Notes

According to 247Sports, FSU is the most likely destination for former UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton.

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