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Seminole Summary Sunday: FSU Tops Miami, but Has Win Streak Halted at Georgia Tech

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Florida State basketball was able to run its winning streak to five this week, but it was unable to keep it.

The 16th-ranked Seminoles split a pair of contests. After dominating Miami on Wednesday night at home, they were handled at Georgia Tech on Saturday, 76-65.

FSU dominated from the start against the rival Hurricanes on Wednesday. FSU led by as many as 22 points in the first half and although Miami was able to cut it to single digits in the second, the contest was never really in doubt.

The Seminoles shot 52% from the field and dominated Miami on the glass with 45 rebounds to 23. FSU was led with 11 points from M.J. Walker, Malik Osborne and Sardaar Calhoun. RaiQuan Gray added 10 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Isaiah Wong led Miami with a game-high 21 points.

As well as FSU played offensively against Miami, Saturday’s contest was just the opposite. The Seminoles saw their 5-game winning streak come to an end on the road.

FSU went just 3-for-14 from deep and turned the ball over 20 times. Gray was the only FSU player in double figures with 19 points and a team-high eight rebounds.

Georgia Tech shot 44% from the field, but had an advantage of 12 points from deep and six from the foul line. Moses Wright finished with a game-high 23 points to lead the Yellow Jackets. Jose Alvarado and Michael Devoe added 21 and 19 points, respectively, in the win.

FSU now sits at 10-3 and 6-2 in ACC play. The Seminoles continue a 4-game road trip on Tuesday night.


Weekly Commitments: Aaron Hester, 2022 3-star DE* (No. 397 overall)*
Weekly Decommitments: None
2021 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 30 nationally, sixth in ACC (16 total commitments)*
Big Picture: FSU picked up a talented legacy commitment for 2022 this week.

Men’s Basketball

Record: 10-3 (6-2 ACC)
Ranking: No. 16 AP Poll; No. 16 Amway Coaches Poll
Past Week: (1-1), beat Miami on Wednesday, 81-59; lost at Georgia Tech on Saturday, 76-65
Upcoming: at Boston College (Tuesday); at Pittsburgh (Saturday)
Recognitions: None
Weekly Commitments: None
2021 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 2 nationally, first in ACC (four total commitments)*
Big Picture: FSU had won five straight games before starting a 4-game road trip off on the wrong foot on Saturday. Still, the Seminoles remain just a game back in the ACC standings.

Women’s Basketball

Record: 5-4 (4-4 ACC)
Ranking: None
Past Week: (0-2), lost at Georgia Tech on Sunday, 66-58; lost at Wake Forest on Thursday, 73-59
Upcoming: at North Carolina (Thursday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: Florida State struggled mightily this week with a pair of road losses. Now .500 in ACC play, FSU will have an uphill climb to reach the NCAA Tournament.

Swimming and Diving

Ranking: Men No. 15 CSCAA; Women No. 21 CSCAA
Past Week: FSU men defeated Tampa on Wednesday, 207-55; FSU women beat North Florida, 182-66 and Tampa, 167-81 on Wednesday
Upcoming: ACC Championships (Feb. 17-27)
Recognitions: Joshua Davidson (ACC Diver of the Week)
Big Picture: The FSU men finished perfect in head-to-head meets while the FSU women topped a pair of teams. The Seminoles now prepare for the ACC Championships.

Track and Field

Ranking: Men No. 7 USTFCCCA, No. 5 South; Women No. 11 in South USTFCCCA
Past Week: Participated in Bob Pollock Meet
Upcoming: at Arkansas (Feb. 12-13)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU pulled off seven total wins in Clemson this weekend at the Bob Pollock Meet. It was a strong showing for the Seminoles.

Men’s Tennis

Record: 3-1
Ranking: None
Past Week: (0-1), lost at Georgia on Sunday, 7-0
Upcoming: vs. Furman (Saturday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU was handled by Georgia in its biggest test of the early season. Sunday’s match with Florida was postponed.

Women’s Tennis

Record: 2-0
Ranking: No. 8 ITA
Past Week: (2-0), beat South Florida on Tuesday, 6-1; beat Old Dominion on Saturday, 5-2
Upcoming: vs. Florida (Thursday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU started head-to-head play with a pair of wins. FSU will have its first big test on Thursday against Florida.

Men’s Golf

Ranking: None
Past Week: Finished sixth at Timuquana Collegiate
Upcoming: Seminole Collegiate (Feb. 19-21)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: After opening the season with a win, FSU took a step back this week at the Timuquana Collegiate. The Seminoles however, did have the individual winner in Vincent Norman.

Cross Country

Ranking: Women No. 20 USTFCCCA
Past Week: Participated in Bob Pollock Meet
Upcoming: FSU Winter XC Classic (Friday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: After a hiatus, FSU cross country resumes its season this week in Tallahassee.

*247Sports Composite rankings

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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