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FSU scores most under Hamilton in 118-63 rout of Nicholls

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State will go into Sunday's game against No. 21 Florida on a roll.

Seven Seminoles scored in double figures as their 118-63 victory over Nicholls State on Thursday was the most points scored in Leonard Hamilton's 15 seasons.

The previous mark was 109 set in last year's opener against Nicholls State. The 55 point margin is the seventh largest in school history.

''We made it a priority to keep our foot on the gas and not take any possessions on either side of the floor off. Tonight was a step in the right direction,'' said Xavier Rathan-Mayes, who had 16 points.

FSU (9-1) - which won its fifth straight - has been locked in on offense the past two games, especially from the perimeter as they have made 31 3-pointers, including 17 on Thursday.

PJ Savoy led the Seminoles in scoring for the second straight game. The sophomore junior college transfer had 18 points with all of them coming on 3-pointers. He has made 13 in the past two games.

''He stretches the floor for us. We expect them to make those shots and everyone is looking to him on the floor to get him the ball,'' Hamilton said.

Florida State also had 32 assists, which is tied for third in school history, with seven coming from Rathan-Mayes.

Dwayne Bacon also scored 16 while Braian Angola-Rodas added 14 and Trent Forrest 13.

Florida State led throughout, scoring the game's 14 points as it was 25 of 37 from the field in the first half and shot 62.5 percent (45 of 72 for the game). It was up by 29 by the time Nicholls State reached double figures with 6:51 remaining in the first half. The Seminoles would lead by as many as 57 late in the game.

Ja'Dante Frye led Nicholls State (4-5) with 17 points and Jahvaughn Powell added 14. The Colonels were missing leading scorer DeAndre Harris (16.1 points per game), who remained on campus to deal with what coach Richie Riley described as academic issues.

''They jumped us early and took us out of anything we wanted to do,'' Riley said.

BIG PICTURE

Nicholls State: The Colonels were 4-3 at one point, which was their best start in six seasons. However they have dropped their last two by an average of 43.5 points.

Florida State: The Seminoles have recorded two of the 13 largest blowouts in school history in their past two games (they beat Southern Mississippi by 49 on Tuesday). However things won't be easy against the Gators.

CENTURY MARK

Florida State has scored in triple digits three times this season, which is the most since they had three in 1994-95. It is the eighth time in Hamilton's tenure they have scored over 100. The Seminoles also had a chance for 100 earlier this season against Iona (99-78) and Southern Miss (98-49) but elected to dribble out the clock instead of taking a shot.

MOVING UP

Hamilton got his 265th win at Florida State, which moves him into ninth in Atlantic Coast Conference history. With his next win, he would tie former North Carolina State coach Norm Sloan for eighth.

INJURIES

Florida State's Jonathan Isaac missed his third straight game due to a hip flexor and Phil Cofer (foot) was also held out as a precaution for the second straight game. Both are expected to be available for Sunday's game.

UP NEXT

Nicholls State: The Colonels host Thomas University, which is an NAIA school, on Sunday.

Florida State: The Seminoles host No. 21 Florida on Sunday. FSU has won its last two over its in-state rival after dropping five straight.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 2 Jahvaughn Powell made jump shot 28.0
+ 3 PJ Savoy made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Brandon Allen 38.0
  Offensive rebound by CJ Walker 58.0
  PJ Savoy missed 3-pt. jump shot 58.0
  Defensive rebound by Christ Koumadje 1:05
  Stevie Repichowski missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:05
+ 3 Trent Forrest made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Brandon Allen 1:22
  Defensive rebound by Brandon Allen 1:26
  JaDante Frye missed layup 1:26
+ 3 Brandon Allen made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Braian Angola-Rodas 1:48
+ 2 Johnathan Bell made layup, assist by Jahvaughn Powell 2:00
Team Stats
Points 63 118
Field Goals 21-62 (33.9%) 45-72 (62.5%)
3-Pointers 4-23 (17.4%) 17-32 (53.1%)
Free Throws 17-22 (77.3%) 11-12 (91.7%)
Total Rebounds 30 40
Offensive 11 8
Defensive 15 26
Team 4 6
Assists 11 32
Steals 4 10
Blocks 5 7
Turnovers 20 11
Fouls 12 21
Technicals 0 0
20 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST
18 PTS, 2 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo Nicholls State 4-5 243963
home team logo Florida State 9-1 6157118
Team Stats
away team logo Nicholls State 4-5 72.9 PPG 36.5 RPG 13.8 APG
home team logo Florida State 9-1 74.9 PPG 40.3 RPG 12.8 APG
Key Players
00
J. Frye F PPG RPG APG FG%
5
P. Savoy G 5.9 PPG 1.2 RPG 0.5 APG 36.4 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Frye F 20 PTS 5 REB 2 AST
P. Savoy G 18 PTS 2 REB 3 AST
33.9 FG% 62.5
17.4 3PT FG% 53.1
77.3 FT% 91.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Frye 20 5 2 5/15 1/4 9/11 1 36 0 1 4 3 2
J. Powell 14 5 5 5/14 2/6 2/3 2 37 0 0 7 0 5
J. Bell 12 7 1 5/12 0/4 2/2 1 31 1 0 2 3 4
T. O'Neal 4 1 1 1/5 0/2 2/3 1 25 0 0 4 0 1
L. Thomas 2 4 1 1/3 0/0 0/0 2 13 1 2 0 2 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Frye 20 5 2 5/15 1/4 9/11 1 36 0 1 4 3 2
J. Powell 14 5 5 5/14 2/6 2/3 2 37 0 0 7 0 5
J. Bell 12 7 1 5/12 0/4 2/2 1 31 1 0 2 3 4
T. O'Neal 4 1 1 1/5 0/2 2/3 1 25 0 0 4 0 1
L. Thomas 2 4 1 1/3 0/0 0/0 2 13 1 2 0 2 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Ward 8 3 0 3/6 0/0 2/3 1 20 0 2 1 3 0
S. Repichowski 3 1 0 1/6 1/6 0/0 1 26 1 0 2 0 1
L. Kamber 0 0 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 3 10 1 0 0 0 0
Z. Young 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
R. Peters - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Saddler - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Richards - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Harris - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Nelson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Bissant - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Spencer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Weaver - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Rutledge - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 63 26 11 21/62 4/23 17/22 12 200 4 5 20 11 15
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
X. Rathan-Mayes 16 7 7 6/9 3/4 1/2 1 22 3 0 2 2 5
D. Bacon 16 5 4 6/10 1/2 3/3 3 23 1 0 0 0 5
M. Ojo 10 2 0 5/5 0/0 0/0 3 16 0 3 2 1 1
T. Mann 4 1 0 1/3 0/1 2/2 0 18 1 0 2 0 1
J. Smith 2 0 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
X. Rathan-Mayes 16 7 7 6/9 3/4 1/2 1 22 3 0 2 2 5
D. Bacon 16 5 4 6/10 1/2 3/3 3 23 1 0 0 0 5
M. Ojo 10 2 0 5/5 0/0 0/0 3 16 0 3 2 1 1
T. Mann 4 1 0 1/3 0/1 2/2 0 18 1 0 2 0 1
J. Smith 2 0 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. Savoy 18 2 3 6/14 6/14 0/0 0 23 0 0 0 0 2
B. Angola-Rodas 14 2 5 4/6 2/3 4/4 1 19 1 1 0 0 2
T. Forrest 13 6 6 6/7 1/1 0/0 1 18 2 0 2 2 4
B. Allen 11 2 3 4/7 3/5 0/0 2 17 0 0 0 0 2
C. Koumadje 9 5 0 4/6 0/0 1/1 4 20 0 3 1 2 3
C. Walker 5 2 4 2/3 1/2 0/0 4 17 2 0 2 1 1
P. Cofer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Isaac - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Kabengele - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Light - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Miles - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 118 34 32 45/72 17/32 11/12 21 200 10 7 11 8 26