Finney-Smith lifts No. 15 Florida over Florida State

Posted at 10:51 PM, Nov 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-29 22:51:00-05

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Dorian Finney-Smith made a free throw with 1.3 seconds left, lifting No. 15 Florida to a 67-66 victory over rival Florida State on Friday night.


Finney-Smith struggled all night from the field, missing 10 of 12 shots, but came up big in the clutch.


He grabbed an offensive rebound on a missed jumper by Scottie Wilbekin and got fouled on the putback. He missed the first free throw, but gathered himself and sank the second one for the Gators (6-1).


Florida State (5-2) had a shot to win it, but Ian Miller's desperation heave from half court bounced off the back of the rim, just missing by inches.


Casey Prather led Florida with 19 points, and Michael Frazier II added 17. Finney-Smith finished with six points and 10 rebounds.


The Gators extended their home-winning streak to 20 and won their fifth straight in the series.