Snaer hits second game-winner in week
by Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY Sports
Just call him Mr. Clutch.
For the second time in less than a week, Michael Snaer drilled a game-winning three-pointer to help his team win in ACC action.
On Wednesday, Snaer’s three-pointer with 1.1 seconds remaining gave Florida State a 73-71 win over Maryland, giving college basketball fans a dose of deja vu after Snaer connected on a three-pointer that banked in at the buzzer to lift FSU over Clemson last Thursday.
Unlike the last buzzer-beater, a good chunk of the credit in this one belongs to FSU guard Ian Miller, who sliced through the defense after stumbling to weave through Maryland defenders and find Snaer open dead-eye in the corner with plenty of time to set his feet and concentrate on the shot. Dez Wells’ help-side defense has to have Terps coach Mark Turgeon’s hair turning grayer.
Thanks to Mr. Big Shot, the Seminoles remain just one game out of second place in the ACC and have a legitamtite shot at making the NCAA tournament.
His heroics started before the key possession when he sliced the Terps’ lead to 71-70 with 46 seconds left.
It’s the fourth time in the past two years that Snaer has pulled off this game-winning three-pointer shenanigans.
If you’ll recall, Snaer famously suggested in an ESPN.com article this summer that he’s the best shooting guard in the country, saying, “I can’t be guarded.” Some nice foreshadowing.
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