TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Scottie Barnes banked in a runner with with two seconds left in overtime to give No. 20 Florida State a 69-67 victory over Indiana on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge for its 25th straight home victory.
“In that situation, my teammates just told me to be confident and go to the basket,” Barnes said. “Keep attacking. I’m 6-9. I can get in there basically whenever I want.”
The freshman had nine points, five assists, four rebounds and four steals for the Seminoles (2-0). Florida State has won 40 straight nonconference home games, and 10 overtime games in a row.
“Playing a team of this caliber definitely had our attention,” Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. “This is a game that is really going to give us an opportunity to evaluate ourselves.”
Trayce Jackson-Davis had 25 points and 17 rebounds for Indiana (3-2).
“He was ready to play,” Indiana coach Archie Miller said. “He was a warrior for us. He’s clearly showing right now that he’s one of the best players in college basketball.”
The Hoosiers did not make a basket from the floor in the final 4:38 of overtime.
Armaan Franklin added nine points and eight rebounds for Indiana.
Indiana: The Hoosiers were again cold from 3-point range, making just 4 of 15 shots.
Florida State: MJ Walker was 5 of 6 from the free-throw line, but the rest of the Seminoles were 6 of 15.
Florida State is in position to make a big jump if it can also knock off Florida on Saturday.
Indiana: Hosts North Alabama on Sunday.
Florida State: Host Florida on Saturday.