Skip to content

South Alabama upsets No. 25 Florida State on the road

Nov 9, 2012, 10:30 PM EDT

Leonard Hamilton

An hour after No. 14 Michigan State was upended by UConn, No. 25 Florida State, the defending ACC champions, suffered an 76-71 upset at home against South Alabama.

With 26 seconds left, South Alabama guard Freddie Goldestein was fouled on a three-point attempt by Terrance Shannon with the score tied 69-69. Goldestein calmly sank the trio.

Florida State brought the ball over halfcourt and called timeout. The sideline play started with star, Michael Snear inbouding the ball. The Seminoles tried to free him up with a back screen, but the Jaguars defense was able to recover. Instead of taking a quick two, Snaer launched a contest three that didn’t even hit the rim.

South Alabama was able to sink the free throws down the stretch to leave Tallahassee with a season-opening victory.

The 6-foot-5 Snaer shot only 2-for-11 and 0-for-6 behind the arc, ending the night with 11 points.

South Alabama was hot from the perimeter, connecting on 60 percent from three (9-15), led by Antoine Allen’s 21 points (four three-pointers).

More importantly, the 6-foot-1 Allen was cleared by the NCAA just hours before the game. Allen missed South Alabama’s last scrimmage due to eligibility issues.

FSU and USA combined for 36 turnovers.

Florida State plays Buffalo Tuesday at home. South Alabama takes on William Carey on Wednesday.

Terrence is also the lead writer at NEHoopNews.com and can be followed on Twitter: @terrence_payne

Latest Posts
  1. Andy Kennedy, Ole Miss agree to four-year contract extension

    May 6, 2015, 10:25 AM EDT

    Getty Images Getty Images

    Kennedy has led the Rebels to the NCAA tournament two of the last three seasons.

  2. Former Nebraska guard is heading to the Atlantic 10

    May 6, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    (Getty Images) Getty Images

    Duquesne picked up an impact guard for three more seasons.

  3. Nevada gets commitment from transfer forward from Southern Illinois

    May 5, 2015, 11:15 PM EDT

    (Getty Images) Getty Images

    Nevada landed a Southern Illinois transfer at forward.

  4. Report: Oklahoma State lands big man transfer from Washington

    May 5, 2015, 10:15 PM EDT

    (AP) AP

    Oklahoma State has added a big man who could help in the rotation if he’s eligible.

  5. Old Dominion gets a transfer forward from Illinois

    May 5, 2015, 9:15 PM EDT

    (AP) AP

    Old Dominion is gaining a transfer from Illinois

  6. Report: Four-star Class of 2015 Florida commitment will ask for release

    May 5, 2015, 8:15 PM EDT

    2014 NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp Getty Images

    Florida looks like they’ll be losing a key member of their 2015 recruiting haul.

  7. Nebraska lands former Louisville guard as a transfer

    May 5, 2015, 7:15 PM EDT

    (Getty Images) Getty Images

    Nebraska picked up a guard who should help after one season.

  8. Tennessee forward will transfer

    May 5, 2015, 6:15 PM EDT

    (AP) AP

    Tennessee is losing its second front court player of the off season to transfer.

  9. Florida State lands four-star Class of 2016 guard

    May 5, 2015, 5:00 PM EDT

    (Jon Lopez/Nike) (Jon Lopez/Nike)

    Florida State grabbed an impact shooting guard in 2016.

  10. Florida AD Jeremy Foley: Goal is to make a hire ‘sometime in June’

    May 5, 2015, 3:49 PM EDT

    AP AP

    This isn’t a decision that is going to get made quickly.

  11. Looking Forward: The eight most intriguing coaching hires of 2015

    May 5, 2015, 3:26 PM EDT

    AP Photo AP Photo

    Of all the changes on the coaching carousel, what are we most interested in seeing?

  12. Texas got Shaka Smart, but they won’t be getting ‘HAVOC’

    May 5, 2015, 1:43 PM EDT

    Getty Images Getty Images

    As it stands, it appears that Texas will not be bringing ‘HAVOC’ to Austin.

  13. South Carolina announces the departure of three players

    May 5, 2015, 12:02 PM EDT

    AP Photo AP

    Demetrius Henry is the only player of note leaving the program.

  14. The NCAA tabs a new head of men’s basketball officiating

    May 5, 2015, 11:42 AM EDT

    NCAA NCAA

    J.D. Collins will be the one to replace John Adams.

  15. Boise State lands graduate transfer guard from Boston College

    May 4, 2015, 10:00 PM EDT

    (Getty Images) Getty Images

    Boise State might have found some production in its backcourt to help replace Derrick Marks.

  16. Quinn Cook’s senior speech at the Duke banquet is tremendous (VIDEO)

    May 4, 2015, 9:01 PM EDT

    AP Photo AP Photo

    Quinn Cook had plenty of ups and downs at Duke and this senior speech caps it all off.

  17. Four-star Class of 2016 forward commits to San Diego State

    May 4, 2015, 7:55 PM EDT

    AP AP

    San Diego State landed a top-100 player in the 2016 class on Monday night.