TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Basketball fans want to see what Florida State freshman Xavier Rathan-Mayes can do for an encore.
Everyone will get their chance Saturday when the Seminoles host No. 17 Louisville in a pivotal Atlantic Coast Conference matchup. Florida State (15-14, 7-9 ACC) is looking for a signature win; the Cardinals (22-6, 10-5) are battling for postseason seeding.
But all eyes will be on Rathan-Mayes, the Seminoles freshman single-season scoring leader who is coming off a memorable scoring burst: 30 points in the in the final 4:38 of Wednesday's game against Miami. He scored 26 straight points without missing a shot and was 8-of-9 from the free throw line, missing one intentionally.