When's the last time a college basketball player scored 30 points in less than five minutes?
Down 60-44 at one point in the second half, the Seminoles looked destined for a blowout loss until Xavier Rathan-Mayes went off on a remarkable run. The freshman scored 30 of his game-high 35 points in the final 4 minutes, 38 seconds to help bring Florida State back into the game.
During his hot run, he scored 26 consecutive points and made six three-pointers. He ended the game hitting eight of his final 10 shots from the field. The first 19 points of his 30-point run came in 3:06.
Unfortunately for the Seminole faithful, Rathan-Mayes' heroics weren't enough to prevent the Hurricanes from squeaking out an 81-77 victory.
Miami Coach Jim Larranaga said he was stunned by Rathan-Mayes' performance.
"I've never seen that before in my college coaching career," Larranaga, who has coached 934 games, told the Associated Press. "Outrageous. One of the greatest on-court performances I've ever seen."
Rathan-Mayes is second in team scoring for Florida State, averaging 14.4 points a game.