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Florida St. not fazed by quick turnaround in beating Loyola

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State didn't have much time to savor Monday's win at fifth-ranked Florida.

The Seminoles were playing their second game in three nights but did not have a letdown as they defeated Loyola-Maryland 96-71 on Wednesday.

The win improves to Florida State to 8-0, which is the first time that has happened since the 2003-04 seasons, they it won its first 10 games. All but one of the victories has been by 17 points or more.

''Overall I'm pleased,'' coach Leonard Hamilton said. ''This game gave us what we needed. Part of developing is sometimes you have to overcome the mental challenges of having an emotional victory, recharge and do it again.''

Florida State got off to a fast start, scoring 8 of the first 10 points. It went up by double digits (17-6) on a Phil Cofer dunk with 15:12 remaining and would lead 46-31 at halftime. The Seminoles led by as many as 26 (84-58) on a Cofer jumper with 6:33 remaining.

''I knew we were tired coming into the game but after Monday everyone was focused on the next game and moving on,'' said Cofer, who scored 12 points.

Braian Angola led Florida State with 18 points, CJ Walker added 15 and M.J. Walker 14, including four 3-pointers, before fouling out.

It is the second time this season Angola has led the team in scoring. The 6-foot-6 senior guard had 21 points in a win over Citadel on Nov. 24. Despite the quick turnaround, the Seminoles shot a season best 57.6 percent from the field (34 of 59). They also had 11 3-pointers, marking the third time this season they have had 11 or more in a game.

Chuck Champion and Isaiah Hart each scored 15 points for the Greyhounds (1-7), who have lost four straight. Loyola had a 44-34 advantage in points in the paint but was just 29 of 72 from the field, including 3 of 18 on 3-pointers.

''It was a tough matchup for us. You can't win on the road when we can't make open shots,'' said coach G.G. Smith. ''I thought somehow might overlook us but they were ready to go and beat us up pretty good today.''

THE TAKEAWAY

Loyola-Maryland: Cam Gregory, who came into the game 10th in the nation in offensive rebounds at 4.0 per game, was held without an offensive board in the first half but finished with three. He had eight rebounds total.

Florida State: The Seminoles have won 25 straight at home, which is the third-longest winning streak in the nation. They have won their four games at the Tucker Center this season by an average of 24.8 points.

COFER ON A ROLL

Cofer, who had scored in double figures only seven times in 76 games the first three years of his career, has six in the first eight this season.

The 6-foot-8 senior forward is averaging 15.4 points and 6.4 rebounds over the past five games. He is making 62 percent of his shots from the field (31 of 50) and is 5 of 7 on 3-ponters.

UP NEXT

Loyola-Maryland: Hosts Binghamton on Saturday.

Florida State: Faces Tulane on Sunday in Tampa, Florida.

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Key Players
J. Fives
T. Mann
30.0 Min. Per Game 30.0
16.7 Pts. Per Game 16.7
3.1 Ast. Per Game 3.1
5.6 Reb. Per Game 5.6
16.7 Field Goal % 65.1
33.3 Three Point % 22.2
100.0 Free Throw % 66.7
  Turnover on Trent Forrest 29.0
  Defensive rebound by Braian Angola 42.0
  Nevell Provo missed 3-pt. jump shot 44.0
+ 3 Braian Angola made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Trent Forrest 59.0
+ 2 Luke Johnson made jump shot 1:23
  Defensive rebound by Brent Holcombe 1:29
  Wyatt Wilkes missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:31
  Lost ball turnover on Matt Staubi, stolen by Brandon Allen 1:47
+ 2 Ike Obiagu made alley-oop shot, assist by Wyatt Wilkes 2:12
+ 2 Luke Johnson made layup, assist by Matt Staubi 2:21
+ 1 Terance Mann made free throw 2:40
Team Stats
Points 71 96
Field Goals 29-72 (40.3%) 34-59 (57.6%)
3-Pointers 3-18 (16.7%) 11-24 (45.8%)
Free Throws 10-15 (66.7%) 17-20 (85.0%)
Total Rebounds 35 36
Offensive 14 4
Defensive 18 29
Team 3 3
Assists 8 19
Steals 8 6
Blocks 2 9
Turnovers 10 14
Fouls 20 16
Technicals 0 0
away team logo
14
C. Champion G
15 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST
home team logo
11
B. Angola G
18 PTS, 4 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Loyola-Maryland 1-7 314071
home team logo Florida State 8-0465096
Team Stats
away team logoLoyola-Maryland 1-7 71.6 PPG 40 RPG 11.6 APG
home team logoFlorida State 8-0 87.1 PPG 44.3 RPG 16.8 APG
Key Players
0
I. Hart G 10.4 PPG 2.1 RPG 3.2 APG 42.2 FG%
11
B. Angola G 12.7 PPG 4.6 RPG 3.6 APG 50.0 FG%
Top Scorers
0
I. Hart G 15 PTS 1 REB 3 AST
11
B. Angola G 18 PTS 4 REB 1 AST
40.3 FG% 57.6
16.7 3PT FG% 45.8
66.7 FT% 85.0
Loyola-Maryland
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
C. Champion 32 15 3 2 2 0 2 2 6/13 0/2 3/4 2 1
I. Hart 22 15 1 3 0 0 3 3 6/12 0/0 3/4 0 1
C. Gregory 24 9 8 0 2 1 0 4 4/6 0/0 1/2 3 5
B. Holcombe 18 2 3 0 0 1 1 1 1/8 0/4 0/0 0 3
J. Fives 22 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
C. Champion 32 15 3 2 2 0 2 2 6/13 0/2 3/4 2 1
I. Hart 22 15 1 3 0 0 3 3 6/12 0/0 3/4 0 1
C. Gregory 24 9 8 0 2 1 0 4 4/6 0/0 1/2 3 5
B. Holcombe 18 2 3 0 0 1 1 1 1/8 0/4 0/0 0 3
J. Fives 22 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 1
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
I. Langendoerfer 18 10 5 0 0 0 1 3 4/6 2/2 0/0 3 2
A. Walker 23 8 3 1 2 0 1 2 3/14 1/7 1/2 1 2
L. Johnson 16 8 3 0 0 0 0 1 4/5 0/0 0/0 1 2
R. Reed 17 4 5 1 1 0 0 3 1/4 0/0 2/3 4 1
M. Staubi 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
N. Provo 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 0
C. Barnard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Norton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Kostecka - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Scott - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Norton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 71 32 8 8 2 10 20 29/72 3/18 10/15 14 18
Florida State
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
B. Angola 27 18 4 1 1 2 2 1 7/8 2/3 2/2 0 4
C. Walker 27 15 3 6 3 0 2 2 4/10 3/7 4/5 0 3
P. Cofer 23 12 4 1 1 0 1 0 4/7 0/0 4/5 0 4
T. Mann 22 11 7 2 0 0 1 1 5/9 0/1 1/1 1 6
I. Obiagu 15 9 3 0 0 3 1 3 4/5 0/0 1/2 0 3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
B. Angola 27 18 4 1 1 2 2 1 7/8 2/3 2/2 0 4
C. Walker 27 15 3 6 3 0 2 2 4/10 3/7 4/5 0 3
P. Cofer 23 12 4 1 1 0 1 0 4/7 0/0 4/5 0 4
T. Mann 22 11 7 2 0 0 1 1 5/9 0/1 1/1 1 6
I. Obiagu 15 9 3 0 0 3 1 3 4/5 0/0 1/2 0 3
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
M. Walker 23 14 1 3 0 0 0 5 5/8 4/6 0/0 1 0
T. Forrest 29 8 5 4 0 1 3 0 3/4 1/2 1/1 0 5
M. Kabengele 14 6 3 0 0 3 2 4 1/3 0/0 4/4 2 1
B. Allen 7 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1/3 1/3 0/0 0 1
W. Wilkes 13 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 2
C. Koumadje - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Light - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Miles - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Savoy - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Gray - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Lindner - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Polite - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Prieto - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 96 33 19 6 9 14 16 34/59 11/24 17/20 4 29