Noles Tie Atop Standings With Win Over Irish

The 10th-ranked Florida State Seminoles continues their strong run in the Atlantic Coast Conference  Wednesday, defeating 15th-ranked Notre Dame 83-80 in Tallahassee to improve to 17-2 on the year and 5-1 in conference.

Forward Jonathan Isaac led the Seminoles with 23 points on the night, including 17 in the second half, including a three-pointer with just under five and a half minutes to play that gave Florida State the lead for good.

The Fighting Irish led through most of the first 15 minutes of the game, with Florida State not taking control of the game until P.J. Savoy made all three free throws after being fouled on a three-point attempt to make it 29-26.  The Seminoles would lead 39-33 going into halftime.

Florida State extended their lead to as much as 43-35 before Notre Dame went on a 25-15 run to retake the lead at 60-58 with seven and a half minutes to play.  The teams would exchange the lead for the next couple of minutes until Isaac's three pointer gave the Seminoles the lead for good.

Notre Dame would again fall behind by as many as eight points, but a pair of late threes would get the Irish back on the game, with Isaac's two free throws with 11 seconds to play finally sealing the game.

The scheduled doesn't get any easier for Leonard Hamilton's squad, as 12th ranked Louisville is next on the Florida State schedule, as they come to Tallahassee Saturday.

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