Williams, Walker carry load as Florida State survives Orange
Florida State guard M.J. Walker (23), With a bandage covering the stitches in his lip from the first half, reacts after defeating Syracuse in NCAA college basketball game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – MJ Walker took an elbow to his lip and missed a large chunk of the game. 8 Florida State played without star guard Devin Vassell and held off Syracuse 80-77 on Saturday. In a tight game, Walker’s shooting and defense helped the Seminoles win their 20th straight home game. The sophomore guard averages 13.4 points per game and Hamilton declined to discuss the reason why Vassell did not play.