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Koumadje leads No. 17 Florida State past Georgia Tech 69-47

ATLANTA (AP) Christ Koumadje and No. 17 Florida State featured a balanced scoring approach. Georgia Tech could barely score - again.

Koumadje had 10 points and 12 rebounds as the Seminoles tied a school record with their seventh straight ACC win, 69-47 Saturday.

Freshman Devin Vassell came off the bench to score a team-high 11 while playing in his hometown for the Seminoles (20-5, 8-4). Seven Florida State players scored between seven and 11 points.

Georgia Tech (11-15, 3-10) lost its seventh straight ACC game with another offensive struggle.

Jose Alvarado broke out of a lengthy slump with 17 points, but the Yellow Jackets made just 8 of 36 shots from inside the 3-point arc. They're averaging 53.1 points in their skid after their seventh and eighth halves scoring 25 or fewer points.

The 7-foot-4 Koumadje took just seven shots, making five. He was even more of a factor on the defensive end as he blocked three shots as Tech made just 6 of 28 in the paint. The Jackets' big men, James Banks III (two points) and Abdoulaye Gueye (five) made a combined 3 of 16.

Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said the Jackets play, ''probably the best match-up zone scheme that I've seen in my coaching career.'' While the Seminoles shot 39.1 percent, the Jackets' imbalance on the offensive end saw them fall behind by as many as 27 in the second half.

The teams were tied at 10 early before the Jackets fell into the first of multiple shooting freezes, and Florida State stretched the lead to 31-15 on a layup by Terance Mann with 4:27 left.

Phil Cofer, David Nichols and Vassell each a pair of 3-pointers in the first half for FSU before Banks finally got loose for a dunk shortly before halftime to pull Tech within 34-23.

Hamilton said his team ''crowded'' Gueye with frequent double teams on most of his possessions. When Tech stationed Banks at the high post, the Seminoles sagged off him and let him shooter jumpers.

Banks missed every one of those and hit just 1 of 9 overall. All Jackets other than Alvarado - who made 6 of 11 to snap out of a six-game streak in which he made 10 of 59 - connected on just 10 of 48 shots, or 20.8 percent.

''Our guys give everything they have on the defensive end ... we give ourselves a chance,'' Tech coach Josh Pastner said. ''We have just had a real issue with scoring.''

SPREADING IT AROUND

Tech often doubled Florida State leading scorer Mfiondu Kabengele, who had eight points on 2 of 5 shooting, but Mann wasn't surprised by his team's offensive balance, nor that Vassell became the ninth player this season to lead Florida State in scoring.

''Christ is coming into his own,'' Mann said after having seven points and eight rebounds in a game where the Seminoles had a 50-38 rebounding edge. ''That's just what we do. We're 18 strong. Every night it's different.''

SICK AND TIRED

Tech played without sophomore forward Evan Cole, an occasional starter, and assistant Julian Schwartz was not at the game because they're both fighting flu-like symptoms. Pastner said, ''I didn't know until this morning if (Alvarado and starting guard Michael Devoe) were going to play. They weren't able to practice the last couple days.''

BIG PICTURE

Florida State: The first time the Seminoles put together a seven-game ACC winning streak, in the 2011-'12 season, they went on to win the ACC Tournament. This also cemented a fourth consecutive season with 20 or more wins overall, matching a run from 2009-'12 that also was under Hamilton.

Georgia Tech: The Jackets keep churning their lineup, as freshman forward Kristian Sjolund made his first start and sophomore Moses Wright started for the first time in more than a month. Sjolund scored 19 points in Tech's previous two games after scoring just nine combined all season before that, and he can shoot. They were replaced to start the second half by Gueye and Brandon Alston. Sjolund had 11 points, including 3 of 7 3-pointers, and Wright scored two.

UP NEXT

Florida State: Will play Tuesday at Clemson.

Georgia Tech: Will be at home Wednesday against Pitt.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 1 Justin Lindner made 2nd of 2 free throws 7.0
+ 1 Justin Lindner made free throw 7.0
  Unsportsmanlike technical foul on James Banks III 7.0
+ 1 James Banks III made 2nd of 2 free throws 7.0
+ 1 James Banks III made free throw 7.0
  Personal foul on Justin Lindner 7.0
  Defensive rebound by James Banks III 8.0
  Travis Light missed 3-pt. jump shot 10.0
  Lost ball turnover on Khalid Moore, stolen by Justin Lindner 10.0
+ 2 Harrison Prieto made dunk, assist by Justin Lindner 10.0
  Defensive rebound by Will Miles 14.0
Team Stats
Points 69 47
Field Goals 25-64 (39.1%) 16-59 (27.1%)
3-Pointers 9-30 (30.0%) 8-23 (34.8%)
Free Throws 10-14 (71.4%) 7-11 (63.6%)
Total Rebounds 50 38
Offensive 10 6
Defensive 38 31
Team 2 1
Assists 17 9
Steals 7 7
Blocks 6 3
Turnovers 14 14
Fouls 17 11
Technicals 0 1
11 PTS, 3 REB, 1 AST
17 PTS, 5 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo 17 Florida State 20-5 343569
home team logo Georgia Tech 11-15 232447
Team Stats
away team logo 17 Florida State 20-5 74.9 PPG 40.2 RPG 12.7 APG
home team logo Georgia Tech 11-15 65.3 PPG 36.8 RPG 13.5 APG
Key Players
24
D. Vassell G 4.6 PPG 1.6 RPG 0.5 APG 45.0 FG%
10
J. Alvarado G 12.5 PPG 3.9 RPG 3.4 APG 39.2 FG%
Top Scorers
D. Vassell G 11 PTS 3 REB 1 AST
J. Alvarado G 17 PTS 5 REB 3 AST
39.1 FG% 27.1
30.0 3PT FG% 34.8
71.4 FT% 63.6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Koumadje 10 12 1 5/7 0/0 0/2 3 22 0 3 6 3 9
M. Walker 9 1 2 4/9 1/6 0/0 3 18 0 1 3 0 1
P. Cofer 8 7 1 3/9 2/4 0/0 0 26 0 0 0 0 7
T. Mann 7 8 1 2/5 0/0 3/4 1 23 2 0 0 2 6
T. Forrest 0 3 3 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 20 0 0 0 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Koumadje 10 12 1 5/7 0/0 0/2 3 22 0 3 6 3 9
M. Walker 9 1 2 4/9 1/6 0/0 3 18 0 1 3 0 1
P. Cofer 8 7 1 3/9 2/4 0/0 0 26 0 0 0 0 7
T. Mann 7 8 1 2/5 0/0 3/4 1 23 2 0 0 2 6
T. Forrest 0 3 3 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 20 0 0 0 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Vassell 11 3 1 4/7 2/3 1/2 1 16 2 1 1 0 3
D. Nichols 9 1 2 3/6 3/5 0/0 2 18 0 0 0 0 1
M. Kabengele 8 6 2 2/5 0/2 4/4 2 16 0 1 0 2 4
P. Savoy 3 0 1 1/6 1/6 0/0 1 11 1 0 1 0 0
J. Lindner 2 0 1 0/0 0/0 2/2 1 2 1 0 1 0 0
H. Prieto 2 0 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Light 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
W. Miles 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
R. Gray 0 3 2 0/3 0/1 0/0 1 12 0 0 1 1 2
A. Polite 0 1 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 7 1 0 0 1 0
W. Wilkes 0 2 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 5 0 0 1 1 1
M. Osborne - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Hands - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 69 48 17 25/64 9/30 10/14 17 200 7 6 14 10 38
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Alvarado 17 5 3 6/11 3/7 2/2 2 38 2 0 2 1 4
K. Sjolund 11 5 0 3/8 3/7 2/2 3 28 0 1 1 0 5
M. Devoe 6 7 1 2/11 1/4 1/2 0 33 1 0 4 1 6
J. Banks III 4 10 1 1/9 0/0 2/3 3 33 2 2 1 1 9
M. Wright 2 1 0 1/4 0/1 0/0 0 6 0 0 1 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Alvarado 17 5 3 6/11 3/7 2/2 2 38 2 0 2 1 4
K. Sjolund 11 5 0 3/8 3/7 2/2 3 28 0 1 1 0 5
M. Devoe 6 7 1 2/11 1/4 1/2 0 33 1 0 4 1 6
J. Banks III 4 10 1 1/9 0/0 2/3 3 33 2 2 1 1 9
M. Wright 2 1 0 1/4 0/1 0/0 0 6 0 0 1 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Gueye 5 6 0 2/7 1/1 0/0 0 17 1 0 1 3 3
B. Alston 2 2 2 1/5 0/1 0/0 1 17 0 0 1 0 2
S. Phillips 0 0 0 0/3 0/2 0/0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
C. Haywood II 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
K. Moore 0 1 2 0/1 0/0 0/2 1 22 1 0 2 0 1
S. Ogbonda - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Medlock - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Cole - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Jester - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Rice - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Schafer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 47 37 9 16/59 8/23 7/11 11 200 7 3 14 6 31