The Florida State men's basketball team sees its 2012-13 season officially conclude with a loss to the Bulldogs in the first round of the NIT.
For the fifth time in his career and the third time this season, senior guard Michael Snaer drains the winning shot; this time a scoop off the backboard in the 'Noles' 56-54 win over the Yellow Jackets Tuesday night.
FSU can't make it two ACC victories in a row as the men's basketball team falls on the road to a Miami squad that has now won seven straight.
Florida State suffers its first conference loss of the season as North Carolina, which had dropped its first two league contests prior to Saturday's game at the Donald L. Tucker Center, dominates the boards 41-19.
Seminoles travel to play at Charlotte on Saturday at 2 p.m.
FSU's 72-47 loss to Florida
Florida State vs. St. Joseph's - AP Photos (11/17/12)
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"Montay Brandon is a high level athlete with tremendous versatility and strength. He has remarkable size for his position and the ability to create his own shot. Montay uses his size to his advantage on smaller guards and possesses a deadly floater when attacking the rim. On the break he is just as effective a passer as he is a scorer," as written in the 2012 Jordan Brand Classic Media Guide.
ON BRANDON: A tremendously skilled guard whose athleticism and length will help him fit into Florida State's rotation quickly and easily...is a very long player for his size with long arms who has the ability to cover a tremendous amount of the court with very little effort...his ability to get into passing lanes to deflect passes and earns steals on the defensive end of the court is one of his greatest assets...his quickness on defense will fit into the Seminoles' system as well because of his ability to cover different positions and players of different sizes...considered to be a natural fit for Leonard Hamilton's system at Florida State who is as comfortable handling the basketball or playing on the wing...also plays with an incredible amount of energy...has spent time playing on the ball and can be effective as a lead guard because of his size and strength...enjoys playing an up tempo offense and enjoys getting out on the break...the No. 11 ranked point guard in the nation and the No. 59 overall ranked prep player entering the college ranks as a member of the 2012 freshman class by Rivals.com...also rated as the No. 9 ranked shooting guard prospect in the class of 2012 by ESPN.com...a four star recruit by ESPN.com...a member of the West Team in the 2012 Jordan Brand Classic All Star game that was played in Charlotte on April 14, 2012...a starter for the West Team in the regional All-Star game played at the Tim Warner Arena in Charlotte, N.C....a double double of 12 points and 12 rebounds to go along with four assists in 32 minutes of playing time as the West team fell, 84-82...led the team in rebounds, assists and minutes played...nominated to play in the prestigious McDonald's All-American Games in 2012...committed to Florida State during his official visit in September of 2011...
AT WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY: Graduated from Wesleyan Christian Academy in 2012...averaged 19.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game as a senior...played for former Maryland star guard Keith Gatlin at Wesleyan Christian...earned All-Conference First Team honors as selected by GreensboroToday.org...totaled 21 points and seven rebounds in Wesleyan's win over Raleigh (N.C.) Upper Room Christian during his senior season...averaged 19.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists as a junior...
PERSONAL: Born September 3, 1993...Montay is the son Diane and Peerman Brandon...a member of the academic honor roll in each of his four years in high school...a member of the Georgia Stars AAU team...selected Florida State over Missouri, Clemson, South Carolina and Tennessee...