BY: John Mamola

FSU sophomore guard Aaron Thomas scored a game high 26 points, Okaro White  added 24 and Florida State pulled out a desperately-needed 74-70 win over Boston College on Tuesday night.

The Noles posted their third straight victory and are now a game over .500 in conference play as their chase for an NCAA tournament berth continues.

Olivier Hanlan led the Eagles with 20 points, but had a key turnover and missed a potential tying 3-point shot in the closing seconds was the nail in the coffin for BostonCollege.

BC guard Patrick Heckmann added 13 points off the bench and Joe Rahon, who also missed a 3 in the final seconds, had 11 for the Eagles, who have lost 11 of their last 14 games.

The Noles will close out the regular season hosting a struggling Syracuse team who has lost four of their last five games.