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Bacon leads No. 23 Florida State past Manhattan 83-67

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) The Florida State Seminoles had a hunch even before they took the court Saturday they might be tested by Manhattan, and they were correct.

''Our locker room is right next to theirs, so we heard them before the game just yelling,'' Seminoles guard Dwayne Bacon said. ''We recognized they definitely had a lot more energy than we did in the first half.''

Bacon scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half to help No. 23 Florida State pull away for its seventh consecutive victory, beating Manhattan 83-67 in the opening game at the Orange Bowl Classic.

Bacon took only one shot in the first half but embraced coach Leonard Hamilton's advice to help the Seminoles pull away after halftime.

''Coach Hamilton said I should just go to the middle and attack,'' said Bacon, chosen the game's most valuable player for the second straight year.

The taller Seminoles dominated inside, scoring 46 points in the paint, drawing 31 fouls and building a 36-23 edge in rebounds. They switched to a zone after the Jaspers shot 57 percent to trail 46-41 at halftime.

''A very tough game for us,'' Hamilton said. ''I thought they were well prepared. We had a hard time staying in front of them. They were a little quicker than we were in the first half. Second half we made some adjustments.''

The Seminoles (11-1) are off to their best start in school history, and the winning streak is their longest since 2012.

''Our team is still young, still growing,'' Hamilton said. ''We're very fortunate to be 11-1. I think we have a lot of room for improvement. This is a good game to learn from.''

The Seminoles have won in the one-day Orange Bowl Classic each of the past five seasons.

''They're a team that's hard to stop for 40 minutes,'' Jaspers coach Steve Masiello said. ''They did all the little things I think will make them a tough team the rest of the year.''

Xavier Rathan-Mayes had 10 points and five assists for Florida State. Zavier Turner had 18 points and five assists for Manhattan (3-8), which hasn't beaten a ranked team since 1995.

Three Jaspers had three or more fouls by halftime, and four finished with four fouls each, but Manhattan's outside shooting kept the score from being even more lopsided. The Jaspers went 9 for 24 on 3-pointers, and the Seminoles went 2 for 6.

BIG PICTURE

The Seminoles scored at least 83 points for the fourth straight game. They shot 56 percent and went 27 for 40 from the free throw line but fell short of their season scoring average of 89.8.

RUNS

Florida State took a 25-15 lead, then fell behind 32-29 when Turner hit a 3-pointer. Manhattan went without a field goal for the next 6 1/2 minutes.

The Jaspers cut the margin to 46-44 early in the second half, but Florida State then went on a 15-4 run to break the game open.

CLASSIC

Florida, which lost to Florida State on Sunday, played Charlotte in the second game of the doubleheader at the Florida Panthers' arena.

UP NEXT

Manhattan plays at St. Francis Brooklyn on Tuesday.

Florida State hosts Samford in a Monday afternoon tipoff.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Jonathan Isaac 6.0
  Aaron Walker Jr. missed 2nd of 2 free throws 6.0
+ 1 Aaron Walker Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 6.0
  Personal foul on Terance Mann 6.0
  Bad pass turnover on Jonathan Isaac 10.0
+ 1 Thomas Capuano made 2nd of 2 free throws 27.0
+ 1 Thomas Capuano made 1st of 2 free throws 27.0
  Personal foul on PJ Savoy 27.0
+ 2 Trent Forrest made dunk 21.0
  Offensive rebound by Trent Forrest 25.0
  PJ Savoy missed layup 27.0
Team Stats
Points 67 83
Field Goals 21-52 (40.4%) 27-48 (56.3%)
3-Pointers 9-24 (37.5%) 2-6 (33.3%)
Free Throws 16-24 (66.7%) 27-40 (67.5%)
Total Rebounds 23 37
Offensive 9 11
Defensive 12 24
Team 2 2
Assists 10 14
Steals 7 11
Blocks 0 6
Turnovers 16 16
Fouls 31 25
Technicals 1 1
18 PTS, 2 REB, 5 AST
16 PTS, 4 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Manhattan 3-8 412667
home team logo 23 Florida State 11-1 463783
Team Stats
away team logo Manhattan 3-8 56.9 PPG 34 RPG 11.4 APG
home team logo 23 Florida State 11-1 77.2 PPG 40.3 RPG 13.4 APG
Key Players
00
Z. Turner G PPG RPG APG FG%
00
D. Bacon G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
Z. Turner G 18 PTS 2 REB 5 AST
D. Bacon G 16 PTS 4 REB 1 AST
40.4 FG% 56.3
37.5 3PT FG% 33.3
66.7 FT% 67.5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Z. Turner 18 2 5 4/10 2/4 8/8 3 30 0 0 4 0 2
Z. Waterman 12 4 0 5/8 2/4 0/1 3 25 0 0 2 3 1
T. Capuano 9 0 0 3/9 1/6 2/2 2 36 3 0 2 0 0
S. Usilo 0 1 0 0/3 0/0 0/0 4 9 1 0 0 1 0
Z. Peart 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/2 4 15 0 0 0 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Z. Turner 18 2 5 4/10 2/4 8/8 3 30 0 0 4 0 2
Z. Waterman 12 4 0 5/8 2/4 0/1 3 25 0 0 2 3 1
T. Capuano 9 0 0 3/9 1/6 2/2 2 36 3 0 2 0 0
S. Usilo 0 1 0 0/3 0/0 0/0 4 9 1 0 0 1 0
Z. Peart 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/2 4 15 0 0 0 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Walker Jr. 14 3 4 4/10 1/4 5/8 3 23 2 0 3 2 1
N. Council 9 2 1 3/8 2/5 1/1 1 17 1 0 1 0 2
C. Crawford 3 0 0 1/2 1/1 0/0 4 8 0 0 1 0 0
A. Ismail 2 9 0 1/1 0/0 0/2 4 25 0 0 1 3 6
T. Wilson 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 4 0 0 2 0 0
O. Ehrnvall 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 8 0 0 0 0 0
S. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Maloney - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Ojo - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 67 21 10 21/52 9/24 16/24 31 200 7 0 16 9 12
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Bacon 16 4 1 4/11 0/0 8/11 3 26 1 0 3 4 0
X. Rathan-Mayes 10 4 5 3/6 1/2 3/6 3 31 0 0 3 0 4
T. Mann 9 5 3 4/5 0/0 1/2 2 26 1 0 2 1 4
J. Isaac 9 9 0 2/3 0/1 5/5 4 26 4 2 4 2 7
M. Ojo 7 1 0 3/3 0/0 1/2 2 9 0 1 1 1 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Bacon 16 4 1 4/11 0/0 8/11 3 26 1 0 3 4 0
X. Rathan-Mayes 10 4 5 3/6 1/2 3/6 3 31 0 0 3 0 4
T. Mann 9 5 3 4/5 0/0 1/2 2 26 1 0 2 1 4
J. Isaac 9 9 0 2/3 0/1 5/5 4 26 4 2 4 2 7
M. Ojo 7 1 0 3/3 0/0 1/2 2 9 0 1 1 1 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Forrest 10 3 3 4/5 0/0 2/4 2 22 3 1 0 1 2
P. Cofer 9 1 0 2/3 0/0 5/6 1 16 0 0 0 1 0
B. Angola-Rodas 6 2 2 3/5 0/0 0/0 2 13 1 0 1 1 1
P. Savoy 5 1 0 1/4 1/3 2/4 3 13 0 0 0 0 1
C. Koumadje 2 3 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 2 8 0 0 1 0 3
J. Smith 0 2 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 10 1 2 1 0 2
B. Allen - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Kabengele - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Walker - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Light - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Miles - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 83 35 14 27/48 2/6 27/40 25 200 11 6 16 11 24