Miami Hurricanes fall to Florida State in overtime

Lonnie Walker led the Miami Hurricanes (15-5, 4-4) with 23 points
Lonnie Walker led the Miami Hurricanes (15-5, 4-4) with 23 points Miami Herald

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Phil Cofer scored 21 points and was one of six Florida State players in double figures as it defeated Miami 103-94 in overtime on Saturday.

The game was tied at 83 at the end of regulation before the Seminoles (16-5, 5-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) began the extra session by scoring the first seven points. Braian Angola, who had 18 points, scored six in the extra session and CJ Walker (17 points) added five.

Florida State, which has won three straight, led for most of regulation but Miami stayed in it by making a season-high 17 3-pointers. The Hurricanes missed six of their first seven from beyond the arc before going 16 of 27 the rest of the way.

A Dewan Huell dunk with 1:03 remaining in regulation tied things up at 83. Angola had a chance to win it for Florida State on the final trip but had his shot blocked.

Lonnie Walker led the Hurricanes (15-5, 4-4) with 23 points while Dejan Vasiljevic added 20, including seven 3-pointers, and Anthony Lawrence 19.

Florida State shot a season-best 60 percent from the field (33 of 55) in the win.


Miami: This marked the first time since the start of 2013-14 season that the Hurricanes had gone to overtime in two straight games. Like that season, they won the first game and dropped the second.

Florida State: This is the second time this season the Seminoles have had six players in double figures. The other time was a 113-78 win over The Citadel on Nov. 24.


Miami: Has two of its next three at home starting Wednesday against Pittsburgh.

Florida State: Travels to Wake Forest on Wednesday in the first of two straight road games.