Oklahoma State Chops Down Unbeaten Seminoles 71-70 In Orange Bowl Classic

At 9-0 Florida State was chasing school history. The best start to a season the FSU program had ever experienced was 10-0 and the Seminoles were just a win away from equaling that mark and two away from setting the new record. The Oklahoma State Cowboys would not only stand in the way, but prove to be an insurmountable obstacle.

Entertaining doesn’t adequately describe a game that featured 14 lead changes. Separated by just four points at the half, the Cowboys and Seminoles were destined to go down to the wire and that’s exactly what happened.

Back-to-Back plays on each end of the floor by Mitchell Solomon sealed FSU’s fate and secured OSU’s (8-2) first win over a Top 25 opponent this season. With just six seconds remaining on the clock, Solomon scored on a tip-in to put the Cowboys ahead 71-70. As the Seminoles pushed the floor to get the final shot up, it was Solomon who drew a charge against CJ Walker to seal the game.

Scoring 12 points on the game, and grabbing 11 boards, Solomon added a double-double to his late game heroics. He was matched in points by junior guard Tavarius Shine as the supported Jeffrey Carroll who scored a game-high 23 points.

The Cowboys are back home against Tulsa on Tuesday night.


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