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VIDEO: Florida State’s Bacon hits jumper to beat Florida

Dwayne Bacon, Jeantal Cylla

Florida State ‘s Dwayne Bacon (4) drives to the basket as Florida Atlantic’s Jeantal Cylla, left, defends in the first half of the NCAA college Orange Bowl Basketball Classic, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, in Sunrise, Fla. Florida State defeated Florida Atlantic 64-59. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)


Dwayne Bacon seems to be heading up Florida State’s small-ball revolution, as the five-star freshman went for 24 points as the Seminoles blew a double-digit deficit but held on to beat in-state rival Florida in Gainesville, 73-71.

Bacon was 9-for-17 from the floor, hitting 5-for-8 from beyond the arc.

That includes the game-winning jumper that came with 4.6 seconds left in the game, when he beat Kasey Hill off the dribble and buried a 15-footer:

This is a nice win for a Florida State team that is flying a bit under the radar at this point in the season. They’ve already knocked off VCU this season, and while the Gators are not exactly the same team that won back-to-back titles 10 years ago, they do now have a road win over a top 25, according to KenPom, on their résumé.

They will have some work to do in league play, but with a four-guard lineup that includes Bacon, Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Malik Beasley and Montay Brandon, they are going to be a tough team to matchup with. On the nights their dudes are hitting, they are going to be able to beat some people.