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Florida State beats George Washington in opener 87-67

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State is lacking some experience but the players that coach Leonard Hamilton will be counting on early came through in its opener.

Terence Mann scored 17 points and Phil Cofer added 15 as the Seminoles defeated George Washington 87-67 on Tuesday night.

''It's always good to get your first victory under your belt,'' Hamilton said. ''I thought our guys were locked in. I saw a lot of things that I liked. Our more experienced players gave us leadership.''

Mann, a 6-foot-6 junior guard who is the lone returning starter from a squad that reached the NCAA Tournament last season, was 8 of 10 from the field also had eight rebounds, including six coming on the offensive end. Cofer, a 6-8 senior forward, hit four of his first five shots and was 6 of 9 as Florida State won its fifth straight season opener and extended its home winning streak to 22.

''That was fun. We got out and ran. We did what we were supposed to do to get the win,'' Mann said.

The Seminoles were able to take advantage of their size as they shot 38 of 68 from the field and a 52-20 advantage in points in the paint. Christ Koumadje, a 7-4 junior center, had 14 points and seven rebounds in his first start.

Florida State led by 20 (52-32) early in the second half on a pair of Cofer free throws before the Colonials went on a 13-3 run to get within 55-45. George Washington would get within 10 again (66-56) on a Yuta Watanabe 3-pointer with 9:37 remaining before the Seminoles scored nine straight points.

Terry Nolan Jr. and Jair Bolden scored 18 apiece for the Colonials (1-1) and Watanabe added 14 points and eight rebounds.

George Washington was 24 of 63 from the field and struggled beyond the arc, going 7 of 26. It also committed 19 turnovers as Florida State forced eight steals.

''It was a little bit of us shooting ourselves in the foot but their pressure can take you out. We have to look at film and do a better job handling pressure,'' coach Maurice Joseph said.

BIG PICTURE

George Washington: The Colonials have nine newcomers, including four freshmen. They don't have much of a bench rotation at the moment as three players saw 30-plus minutes.

Florida State: The Seminoles had one of the deepest benches in Division I last season, and that appears to be the case again. Hamilton used 12 players with eight seeing action for 13 minutes or more. FSU's bench had a 32-5 advantage.

NOT A LOT OF CHARITY

Florida State led the Atlantic Coast Conference in free throw attempts last season, but it didn't get to the line much in the opener.

The Seminoles didn't attempt their first free throw until 22 seconds in the first half and were 3 of 4. Hamilton said they need to do a better jo of moving the ball more consistently inside.

UP NEXT

George Washington returns home on Saturday to face Hampton, who has split its first two games.

Florida State will play a pair of games in the Jamaica Classic in Montego Bay. The first one is on Friday against Fordham.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Offensive rebound by Justin Williams 0.0
  Justin Williams missed layup, blocked by Ike Obiagu 1.0
  Offensive rebound by Justin Williams 2.0
  Javier Langarica missed 3-pt. jump shot 4.0
  Bad pass turnover on Anthony Polite, stolen by Justin Williams 12.0
  Bad pass turnover on Maceo Jack, stolen by Anthony Polite 24.0
  Defensive rebound by Justin Williams 37.0
  CJ Walker missed layup 39.0
  Defensive rebound by Anthony Polite 44.0
  Javier Langarica missed 3-pt. jump shot 46.0
+ 2 Wyatt Wilkes made layup, assist by CJ Walker 1:04
Team Stats
Points 67 87
Field Goals 24-63 (38.1%) 38-68 (55.9%)
3-Pointers 7-26 (26.9%) 8-21 (38.1%)
Free Throws 12-14 (85.7%) 3-4 (75.0%)
Total Rebounds 31 37
Offensive 13 13
Defensive 16 22
Team 2 2
Assists 6 19
Steals 7 8
Blocks 0 8
Turnovers 19 16
Fouls 11 16
Technicals 0 0
away team logo
3
J. Bolden G
18 PTS, 4 REB, 3 AST
home team logo
14
T. Mann G
17 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo Geo. Wash. 1-1 323567
home team logo Florida St. 1-0503787
Team Stats
away team logoGeo. Wash. 1-1 70.3 PPG 40.3 RPG 14.0 APG
home team logoFlorida St. 1-0 81.3 PPG 38.3 RPG 18.7 APG
Key Players
1
T. Nolan Jr. G 9.0 PPG 3.3 RPG 3.3 APG 43.8 FG%
14
T. Mann G 17.0 PPG 7.3 RPG 2.3 APG 74.2 FG%
Top Scorers
1
T. Nolan Jr. G 18 PTS 2 REB 0 AST
14
T. Mann G 17 PTS 8 REB 2 AST
38.1 FG% 55.9
26.9 3PT FG% 38.1
85.7 FT% 75.0
Geo. Wash.
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Bolden 31 18 4 3 0 0 3 1 6/15 4/9 2/2 1 3
T. Nolan Jr. 32 18 2 0 2 0 4 1 8/12 0/2 2/2 2 0
Y. Watanabe 36 14 8 0 1 0 3 3 5/17 2/7 2/2 2 6
A. Toro 28 10 7 2 1 0 2 3 2/8 1/5 5/6 5 2
P. Steeves 28 2 3 0 1 0 4 2 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Bolden 31 18 4 3 0 0 3 1 6/15 4/9 2/2 1 3
T. Nolan Jr. 32 18 2 0 2 0 4 1 8/12 0/2 2/2 2 0
Y. Watanabe 36 14 8 0 1 0 3 3 5/17 2/7 2/2 2 6
A. Toro 28 10 7 2 1 0 2 3 2/8 1/5 5/6 5 2
P. Steeves 28 2 3 0 1 0 4 2 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 3
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
B. Zeigler 22 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1/4 0/0 1/2 0 0
J. Williams 3 2 4 0 2 0 0 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 3 1
A. Mitola 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
M. Jack 7 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 0
J. Langarica 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 1
J. Mazzulla 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
J. Granger - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 67 29 6 7 0 19 11 24/63 7/26 12/14 13 16
Florida St.
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
T. Mann 32 17 8 2 0 0 4 1 8/10 1/2 0/0 6 2
P. Cofer 24 15 4 0 0 0 0 0 6/9 1/3 2/2 2 2
C. Koumadje 21 14 7 0 0 5 2 4 7/11 0/0 0/0 1 6
C. Walker 29 7 5 4 3 0 2 1 3/9 1/2 0/0 0 5
P. Savoy 13 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 1/5 0/4 0/0 0 1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
T. Mann 32 17 8 2 0 0 4 1 8/10 1/2 0/0 6 2
P. Cofer 24 15 4 0 0 0 0 0 6/9 1/3 2/2 2 2
C. Koumadje 21 14 7 0 0 5 2 4 7/11 0/0 0/0 1 6
C. Walker 29 7 5 4 3 0 2 1 3/9 1/2 0/0 0 5
P. Savoy 13 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 1/5 0/4 0/0 0 1
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
M. Walker 18 12 3 2 1 0 2 2 4/5 3/4 1/2 0 3
M. Kabengele 17 10 2 1 1 0 1 1 5/9 0/0 0/0 2 0
B. Angola 23 8 0 5 2 0 2 2 3/6 2/5 0/0 0 0
W. Wilkes 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 0
B. Allen 9 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 1
I. Obiagu 7 0 3 0 0 3 2 3 0/2 0/0 0/0 2 1
A. Polite 4 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1
T. Forrest - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Light - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Miles - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Gray - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Lindner - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Prieto - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 87 35 19 8 8 16 16 38/68 8/21 3/4 13 22