FSU claims Emerald Coast Classic title with OT win over Purdue

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Trent Forrest scored 17 points to lead Florida State to a 63-60 overtime victory over Purdue in the Emerald Coast Classic championship game on Saturday night.

Forrest and Devin Vassell were named to the All-Tournament Team, while Vassell was named the 2019 Emerald Coast Classic Most Outstanding Performer.

The Seminoles (7-1) outscored the Boilermakers 5-2 in the extra period by getting their points at the free-throw line, including the final two with only one second left to play.

FSU has also won seven straight games.

Purdue (4-3), trailing by only a point, took several potential winning shots in the last minute but was unable to score against a stifling Florida State defense.

Vassell was the only other Seminole scoring in double figures with 13 points. That included the final two free throws in overtime after getting fouled when he grabbed a missed Purdue shot.

Matt Haarms led the Boilermakers with 16 points followed by Jahaad Proctor with 12 and Eric Hunter Jr. with 10.

Purdue won the rebounding battle 48-33 but had 24 turnovers to only 13 for Florida State.

The Seminoles now have wins over Florida, Tennessee and Purdue. Next up are road games at Indiana on Tuesday and the ACC home opener against Clemson on Dec. 8.


  1. Dan Densmore Reply

    Keep it rolling ….IU next…..

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