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The Syracuse basketball team will be an underdog for the second consecutive game when it visits Florida State on Saturday

The Syracuse basketball team will be an underdog for the second consecutive game when it visits Florida State on Saturday

Briain Angola scored 24 points, including five in the second overtime, and Christ Koumadje added a career-high 23 as No. 24 Florida State defeated Syracuse 101-90 in double overtime on Saturday.

Syracuse found itself down 74-71 with 16 seconds left before Battle tied the game at 74 with a 3-pointer and eventually sending the game to its first overtime. Two free throws by Tyus Battle cut FSUs lead to 88-84, but the Seminoles scored nine of the next 11 to put it out of reach.

Battle, who had five points at halftime, led the Orange (12-6, 1-4) with 37 points.

The Orange's largest lead would be seven after a Matthew Moyer layup to make it 45-38 and a Frank Howard three to make the score 48-41 with 10:11 to play. The Orange got it down to three twice, but FSU closed the half on a 7-0 run, capped by a dunk by Koumadje with less than a second left. But it was Florida State that would hold the lead for the final 12:49 minutes of the half and was up 31-21 at halftime. Montell Goodwin scored five straight points in a 10-6 run, but the Panthers couldn't catch the Bruins.

Syracuse: Battle is the first player to score 30 or more points in an overtime game for the Orange since Rakeem Christmas had 35 against Wake Forest on January 3, 2005.

The Orange are 1-2 in overtime this season.

In the double overtime, Florida State outscored Syracuse 19-8 to pull away for the win.