Last Time the ‘Noles Took the Court
The Seminoles traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia for a huge match-up against the Cavaliers. And in a game in which the Seminoles were nine-point underdogs, they found themselves up by five with two minutes left. Their late-game lead was all in thanks to Dwayne Bacon’s brilliance. The sophomore star had scored 23 points in the second half alone, and was on fire from deep.
However, due to their inability to make free throws (and to get Bacon the ball), they watched that lead evaporate slowly. With less than ten seconds left in the game, down by two, Virginia freshman Kyle Guy (a 55 percent three-point shooter), found himself wide open in the corner. Senior point guard London Perrantes found him, and predictably, he nailed the shot. It felt like Florida State was able to let a huge opportunity slip through their fingers.
Bacon had other ideas, though. In a moment reminiscent of the immortally clutch Michael Snaer, Bacon calmly brought the ball down, with time dwindling away, and pulled up for a three. Buckets.
Not to toot my own horn, but I did predict a Bacon game-winning three was going to happen during our ACC preview. Unfortunately, I said it would come at Duke, not Virginia. Darn, so close.