TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Cole Swider had 16 points, 10 rebounds and two big free throws in the final minute as Syracuse defeated Florida State 63-60 on Saturday in the ACC opener for both teams.
The loss snapped FSU's 25-game homecourt winning streak in ACC play. The conference record is 26, set by Duke from 1997 to 2000.
Syracuse led 55-44 with 5:43 left before FSU, which had shot 20% for most of the second half, got hot. The Seminoles made five-straight shots, the last a 3-pointer by Malik Osborne, to make it 61-60 with 42 seconds left. After both teams committed turnovers Syracuse had the ball with 12 seconds left. Florida State had to foul twice to force the one-and-one, sending Swider to the line. He made both attempts for a 63-60 lead, then Caleb Mills and Osborne missed 3-pointers in the final 10 seconds.