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Florida State tops Jacksonville State 77-53

By KAREEM COPELAND
Associated Press
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Boris Bojanovsky scored a career-high 15 points as Florida State cruised to a 77-53 victory against Jacksonville State.

The Seminoles relied on their three-point shooting to take an early 19-point lead and simply overwhelmed their Ohio Valley Conference counterpart Sunday night.

Okaro White scored a game-high 17 points for Florida State (6-3) while shooting 7-for-9 from the field, including three 3-point baskets. Montay Brandon finished with 14 points while Bojanovsky added four blocks.

Teraes Clemmons led the Gamecocks (3-7) with 14 points while Avery Moore chipped in 10.

Florida State welcomed the return home after losing 3 of 5, including it last two contests, on a road trip that included losses to No. 22 Michigan, No. 15 Florida and Minnesota. The Seminoles have 11 days off before facing Charlotte.

Florida State put Jacksonville State in an early hole thanks to one of their best efforts of the season from three-point range. White hit two while Brandon and Jarquez Smith both knocked one down during a 20-7 start to the game. White then worked the inside with a pair of dunks and a put-back on an offensive rebound. The Gamecocks fell behind 30-11 and never recovered.

''I think you could probably sum it up in two words by saying: Too much,'' Jacksonville State coach James Green said. ''That's how we feel. ... Early in the game we're trying to set the tone of how we're going to play the entire game. ... Their defensive pressure just ran us completely out of that.

''The biggest problem we had was with their size and their ability to get out in passing lanes and force us away from the basket.''

The Seminoles entered the day shooting 33.3 percent from behind the arc - tied for the No. 10 3-point shooting team in the ACC. They had four combined 3-point baskets in losses to Minnesota and Florida, but hit four in the first nine minutes Sunday.

''Basketball is one of those types of games that sometimes you're knocking them down and sometimes you're not,'' Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said.

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Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Eastern Ky.0-04-0124
Belmont0-05-1133
Tenn. Tech0-03-2313
Morehead St.0-03-4110
Jax. State0-02-3258
Tenn. St.0-02-3215
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT Martin0-03-1267
Murray St.0-02-289
SE Miss. St.0-02-3200
Austin Peay0-02-4331
SIUE0-01-3196
Eastern Ill.0-01-4227

ACC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Duke0-06-022
Miami (Fla.)0-06-024
Louisville0-05-0121
N.C. State0-05-034
Virginia0-05-040
N. Carolina0-04-062
Notre Dame0-05-1150
Syracuse0-04-1120
Georgia Tech0-03-129
Pittsburgh0-04-2142
Wake Forest0-04-2106
Clemson0-03-2346
Va. Tech0-03-2281
Boston College0-02-339
Florida St.0-02-3162
 
Other games
WASH 63 Final
SDSU 70
ORE 115 Final
MISS 105