Florida State beats Saint Joseph's 73-66

Florida State beats Saint Joseph's 73-66
November 17, 2012, 11:58 pm
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Florida State's Michael Snaer (21) is fouled as he shoots against Saint Joseph's Carl Jones, left, during the first half of their NCAA college basketball game in the final round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)


NEW YORK (AP) Reserve forward Terrance Shannon scored 15 points - 11 in the final 13:45 - and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Florida State to a 73-66 victory over Saints Joseph's on Saturday night in the championship game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Barclays Center.

Okaro White added 16 points for the Seminoles (3-1) while tournament MVP Michael Snaer had 14. Shannon had six points as Florida State closed the game on a 10-6 run after the Hawks (2-1) had closed within 63-60 with 4:47 to play.

Ronald Roberts had his second double-double in as many days, finishing with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Carl Jones, making his first appearance of the season after serving a three-game suspension for a ``violation of the University community standards,'' finished with 13 points. The Hawks' leading scorer the past two seasons had half of their four 3-pointers as they struggled from beyond the arc.