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Florida State's Xavier Rathan-Mayes scores 30 points in final 4:38

Florida State guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes scored 30 points in the final 4:38 of Wednesday's loss to Miami.
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Florida State guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes scored 30 points in the final 4:38 of Wednesday's 81-77 loss to Miami.

Rathan-Mayes, a freshman, scored 26 straight points until Seminoles guard Robbie Berwick made a three-pointer with 23 seconds remaining. Rathan-Mayes assisted on the play.

During that stretch, Florida State cut Miami's 62-44 lead to 73-69. Rathan-Mayes also made four free throws in the final seconds, but Miami was able to hold on by sinking its own foul shots.

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Rathan-Mayes finished with 35 points on 10-of-19 shooting, including 6-of-11 from three-point range and 9-of-11 from the free throw line. He also added five assists and four rebounds.

The Scarborough, Ontario, native entered the game averaging 13.6 points, 4.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game.

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Miami (18-10) pulled out the win after both teams scored 52 points in the second half. The loss was the second consecutive for Florida State (15-14).

Mike Fiammetta