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No. 16 Florida State easily dispatches Miami

Field Level Media
28 Jan 2021, 11:19 GMT+10

Balanced scoring and depth continue to be Florida State's winning formula as the Seminoles won their fifth consecutive game beating the Miami Hurricanes 81-59 on Wednesday night in Tallahassee.

M.J. Walker, along with reserves Sardaar Calhoun and Malik Osborne, each scored 11 points to lead the No.16-ranked Seminoles (10-2, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their 22nd consecutive game at home against an ACC opponent. Osborne had a double-double collecting 10 rebounds.

Florida State had 11 players score and seven scored at least eight points.

Miami (6-9, 2-8), short-handed again without multiple players including preseason All-ACC guard Chris Lykes, lost its third consecutive game.

The Seminoles jumped ahead 33-11 with an early 16-0 run, but Miami answered with a 9-0 run of its own keyed by sharp 3-point shooting.

The Hurricanes entered the contest shooting a dismal 25.8 percent from beyond the arc, but made 9 of their 23 3-point attempts against FSU.

Kameron McGusty, who finished with 13 points, cut Florida State's lead to single-digits with a jumper with 17:40 left in the second half.

But Florida State showed its ability to quickly turn a game to their advantage on the offensive. Four different players scored, capped by a 3-pointer from Wyatt Wilkes to extend their advantage to 18 points with 13 minutes left.

Isaiah Wong led Miami with a game-high 21 points on 6-for-16 shooting to go along with three assists and three steals.

Anthony Walker returned to the Hurricanes lineup after missing their previous game with a foot injury and totaled 13 points.

But Florida State crushed Miami on the boards. The Seminoles outrebounded the Hurricanes 45-23 and 15-7 on the offensive glass. RaiQuan Gray paced the effort with a game-high 11 rebounds and scored 10 points.

FSU continued its sharp shooting overall, finishing 32-for-62 from the field (51.6 percent) and held Miami to 37 percent (20-for-54) overall.

--Field Level Media

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