SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State scored the game's final six points Saturday, including two free throws by Ian Miller with 1:06 left that put the Seminoles ahead, and they handed No. 22 Massachusetts its first defeat of the season, 60-55, in the Orange Bowl Classic.
Aaron Thomas scored 18 points for Florida State and was voted the game's most valuable player. His two free throws with 2 seconds left sealed the victory.
Florida State (8-3) beat a ranked team for the second time this season. UMass (10-1) had been off to its best start since 1995.
Chaz Williams' driving layup put UMass ahead 55-54 with 1:51 to go, but the Minutemen failed to score on their final four possessions while committing two turnovers, including one when Cady Lalanne was called for hanging on the rim.
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