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Mann scores 20 as No. 11 Florida State beats UConn 79-71

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Once Terance Mann sorted out his torn jersey, he powered Florida State to another victory.

Mann scored 20 points, reserve David Nichols had 16 and the 11th-ranked Seminoles beat Connecticut 79-71 on Saturday night in the second game of the Never Forget Tribute Classic.

Mann departed after his jersey got ripped early in the second half. But he came back and helped Florida State close out its third straight win.

''Well, it was a very aggressive game, and I don't know how it got torn,'' Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. ''I would like for him (Mann) to have stayed in the game. I thought it was unusual. The referee said it could be a hazard. ... That was his story, and I guess he stuck with it.''

Both teams combined for 53 fouls.

Mfiondu Kabengele added 15 points for Florida State (8-1), and Christ Koumadje finished with seven points and 10 rebounds.

Alterique Gilbert led UConn (7-3) with 24 points. Jalen Adams had 15, and Tarin Smith finished with 12 points.

The loss ruined the homecoming for first-year Connecticut coach Dan Hurley, son of Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley. Dan Hurley coached at nearby St. Benedict's High School in Newark before entering the college ranks in 2010 at Wagner.

''The accommodations were nicer, I ate better, better locker room,'' Hurley joked. ''No, it was cool. It was fun. To be honest with you, I thought during the anthem I'd kind of like soak it in a little bit more, but we were so locked in.

''We wanted to start fast, which we did. You got to appreciate the journey you're on in life, and it would have been great to come here and get a win, but tough loss now, but it was nice getting home.''

The Huskies scored five straight points to close to 72-67 with a 1:17 to play, but Florida State went 7 for 9 at the line in the final minute.

The Seminoles opened the second half with a 10-1 run to increase their lead to 49-34 with 17:26 to play. Mann contributed seven of those points.

''We kind of ditched what we normally like to do because their defense was so good,'' Hamilton said. ''And we just spread the floor and used ball screens to try to attack the basket and tried to play off of each other because they had us well scouted.''

BIG PICTURE

Connecticut: It has been a tough stretch for the Huskies, dropping two of their last three games. They lost to Arizona 76-72 before defeating Lafayette 90-63.

Florida State: Mann became the 47th player in school history to score at least 1,000 points. He now has 1,009 points.

UP NEXT

Florida State doesn't play again until Dec. 17 when it hosts Southeast Missouri.

Connecticut is home to Manhattan on Dec. 15.

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Key Players
A. Gilbert
3 G
T. Mann
14 G
30.9 Min. Per Game 30.9
11.1 Pts. Per Game 11.1
2.1 Ast. Per Game 2.1
7.3 Reb. Per Game 7.3
41.8 Field Goal % 50.0
44.2 Three Point % 43.8
75.8 Free Throw % 81.3
  Bad pass turnover on Tarin Smith, stolen by Raiquan Gray 18.0
+ 1 David Nichols made 2nd of 2 free throws 26.0
  David Nichols missed 1st of 2 free throws 26.0
  Personal foul on Jalen Adams 26.0
+ 2 Jalen Adams made layup, assist by Alterique Gilbert 34.0
+ 1 Terance Mann made 2nd of 2 free throws 39.0
  Terance Mann missed 1st of 2 free throws 39.0
+ 1 David Nichols made 2nd of 2 free throws 39.0
+ 1 David Nichols made 1st of 2 free throws 39.0
  Unsportsmanlike technical foul on Connecticut 39.0
  Personal foul on Tarin Smith 39.0
Team Stats
Points 71 79
Field Goals 23-61 (37.7%) 25-55 (45.5%)
3-Pointers 7-21 (33.3%) 6-17 (35.3%)
Free Throws 18-26 (69.2%) 23-32 (71.9%)
Total Rebounds 37 38
Offensive 13 9
Defensive 19 24
Team 5 5
Assists 7 6
Steals 7 11
Blocks 5 5
Turnovers 19 21
Fouls 29 28
Technicals 2 1
24 PTS, 3 AST
20 PTS, 9 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Connecticut 7-3 333871
home team logo 11 Florida State 8-1 394079
Team Stats
away team logo Connecticut 7-3 84.1 PPG 44.6 RPG 14.7 APG
home team logo 11 Florida State 8-1 78.8 PPG 39.7 RPG 12.1 APG
Key Players
3
A. Gilbert G 12.6 PPG 3.5 RPG 4.6 APG 41.8 FG%
14
T. Mann G 12.1 PPG 7.4 RPG 2.0 APG 50.0 FG%
Top Scorers
A. Gilbert G 24 PTS 0 REB 3 AST
T. Mann G 20 PTS 9 REB 1 AST
37.7 FG% 45.5
33.3 3PT FG% 35.3
69.2 FT% 71.9
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
A. Gilbert 36 24 0 3 5 0 4 1 8/15 4/6 4/6 0 0
J. Adams 37 15 5 3 0 1 4 4 4/13 2/6 5/5 1 4
T. Polley 19 5 2 0 0 0 2 4 2/5 1/3 0/0 2 0
C. Vital 17 2 3 0 1 0 2 4 1/4 0/3 0/0 1 2
J. Carlton 5 2 3 0 0 1 0 3 0/2 0/0 2/2 1 2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
A. Gilbert 36 24 0 3 5 0 4 1 8/15 4/6 4/6 0 0
J. Adams 37 15 5 3 0 1 4 4 4/13 2/6 5/5 1 4
T. Polley 19 5 2 0 0 0 2 4 2/5 1/3 0/0 2 0
C. Vital 17 2 3 0 1 0 2 4 1/4 0/3 0/0 1 2
J. Carlton 5 2 3 0 0 1 0 3 0/2 0/0 2/2 1 2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
T. Smith 29 12 5 1 1 0 1 3 4/10 0/1 4/4 1 4
K. Yakwe 20 4 6 0 0 2 3 2 2/3 0/0 0/0 4 2
E. Cobb 14 3 4 0 0 0 0 2 1/4 0/0 1/5 2 2
S. Wilson 15 2 4 0 0 1 3 3 1/5 0/2 0/2 1 3
B. Adams 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0/0 0/0 2/2 0 0
M. Diarra - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Aiyegbusi - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Whaley - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Brocke - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 71 32 7 7 5 19 29 23/61 7/21 18/26 13 19
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
T. Mann 34 20 9 1 1 0 6 2 7/13 1/4 5/7 2 7
T. Forrest 33 8 2 1 5 0 4 2 1/7 0/1 6/8 0 2
C. Koumadje 17 7 11 1 0 4 3 4 2/6 0/0 3/4 4 7
P. Savoy 21 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 1/4 0/2 0/0 1 1
M. Walker 24 2 1 1 1 0 1 4 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
T. Mann 34 20 9 1 1 0 6 2 7/13 1/4 5/7 2 7
T. Forrest 33 8 2 1 5 0 4 2 1/7 0/1 6/8 0 2
C. Koumadje 17 7 11 1 0 4 3 4 2/6 0/0 3/4 4 7
P. Savoy 21 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 1/4 0/2 0/0 1 1
M. Walker 24 2 1 1 1 0 1 4 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 1
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
D. Nichols 24 16 3 2 1 0 3 4 5/7 3/4 3/4 0 3
M. Kabengele 20 15 3 0 1 1 2 5 5/10 1/3 4/5 2 1
A. Polite 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 4 1/1 1/1 2/2 0 1
R. Gray 18 4 1 0 2 0 1 1 2/5 0/1 0/2 0 1
P. Cofer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Light - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Miles - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Lindner - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Prieto - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Wilkes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Osborne - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Vassell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Hands - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 197 79 33 6 11 5 21 28 25/55 6/17 23/32 9 24