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Angola scores 18, Florida State defeats Tulane 72-53

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Braian Angola had 18 points and a career-high eight rebounds to lead Florida State to a 72-53 win over Tulane on Sunday.

Florida State (9-0) jumped out to a 21-7 lead midway through the first half after a 10-0 run. Tulane (7-3) answered with a 10-2 run to close to gap to 23-17 but the Seminoles scored the final six points of the half to take a 29-17 lead.

Cameron Reynolds scored five straight for Tulane early in the second half to cut the deficit to eight but with Trent Forrest scoring back-to-back baskets, FSU scored five straight points to put the lead into double figures for good. After a Reynolds bucket the Seminoles put the game away with 10 straight, four from Forrest, to lead 52-31 with 10:25 to play.

''First part of the game I thought we were a little sluggish,'' Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton said. ''Second half I thought we moved the ball better and that opened up some better high-percentage scoring opportunities for us.''

Forrest and Terance Mann each had 12 points for the Seminoles.

Reynolds led the Green Wave with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Blake Paul added 12 points and eight rebounds but got into early foul trouble in the second half.

Tulane struggled from the floor, shooting 25 percent (7 for 28) in the first half and 36 percent (21 for 59) for the game.

''We had a lot of great looks that I expect to go in the basket,'' Green Wave coach Mike Dunleavy Sr. said. ''We missed wide open 3s and some layups. I thought we did a good job of executing and good job defensively.''

Florida State got its offense rolling in the second half, shooting 58 percent (15 for 26) from the floor, including 5 of 9 behind the arc.

''Since the beginning of the year we've talked about ball movement and finding the open shot,'' Angola said. ''We don't worry about who gets the credit, we're just trying to find the open shots.''

BIG PICTURE

Tulane: The Green Wave only got to the free throw line eight times and shot 50 percent.

Florida State: The Seminoles made things happen on the defensive end with nine steals and five blocks.

NOT WORRIED ABOUT RANKINGS

The Seminoles are one of seven undefeated teams and had a dominating 83-66 road win over No. 5 Florida earlier in the week. At 9-0, Florida State is one win away from matching the best start in school history.

But Hamilton isn't interested in talking about whether his team is Top 25 material yet.

''I'm not concerned about that because at this point because I don't know what our limits are,'' Hamilton said. ''We're just trying to get better so once we get to conference play we're at our best.''

GOALS IN SIGHT

Tulane has already improved its win total from last season and Dunleavy believes the Green Wave are in a position to meet their goal of making a postseason tournament.

''We have two more games before the conference and we want to be 9-3,'' Dunleavy said. ''From there we've got 18 conference games and you are probably going to need to get around 20 wins to make the postseason.''

UP NEXT

Tulane: The Green Wave will host Nicholls State on December 18.

Florida State: The Seminoles will host Oklahoma State next Saturday.

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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 CJ Walker 10.0
  Caleb Daniels missed jump shot 12.0
+ 3 PJ Savoy made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by CJ Walker 36.0
+ 3 Cameron Reynolds made 3-pt. jump shot 57.0
  Offensive rebound by Cameron Reynolds 55.0
  Ray Ona Embo missed jump shot 57.0
+ 1 Mfiondu Kabengele made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:22
  Mfiondu Kabengele missed 1st of 2 free throws 1:22
  Personal foul on Samir Sehic 1:22
  Bad pass turnover on Ray Ona Embo 1:41
+ 2 Terance Mann made jump shot 2:08
Team Stats
Points 53 72
Field Goals 21-59 (35.6%) 26-58 (44.8%)
3-Pointers 7-22 (31.8%) 7-21 (33.3%)
Free Throws 4-8 (50.0%) 13-24 (54.2%)
Total Rebounds 38 44
Offensive 6 10
Defensive 29 33
Team 3 1
Assists 12 11
Steals 4 9
Blocks 0 5
Turnovers 19 13
Fouls 20 14
Technicals 0 1
16 PTS, 11 REB, 4 AST
18 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo Tulane 7-3 173653
home team logo Florida State 9-0 294372
Team Stats
away team logo Tulane 7-3 67.2 PPG 40.7 RPG 14.3 APG
home team logo Florida State 9-0 74.9 PPG 40.3 RPG 12.8 APG
Key Players
00
C. Reynolds G/F PPG RPG APG FG%
00
B. Angola G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
C. Reynolds G/F 16 PTS 11 REB 4 AST
B. Angola G 18 PTS 8 REB 2 AST
35.6 FG% 44.8
31.8 3PT FG% 33.3
50.0 FT% 54.2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Reynolds 16 11 4 5/17 4/9 2/2 3 38 0 0 1 2 9
B. Paul 12 8 0 5/9 0/0 2/5 4 27 0 0 4 3 5
C. Slater 5 1 2 2/6 1/3 0/0 1 24 0 0 2 0 1
M. Frazier 3 4 4 1/9 1/4 0/0 3 25 3 0 1 1 3
J. Cornish 2 0 1 1/4 0/3 0/0 2 19 0 0 3 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Reynolds 16 11 4 5/17 4/9 2/2 3 38 0 0 1 2 9
B. Paul 12 8 0 5/9 0/0 2/5 4 27 0 0 4 3 5
C. Slater 5 1 2 2/6 1/3 0/0 1 24 0 0 2 0 1
M. Frazier 3 4 4 1/9 1/4 0/0 3 25 3 0 1 1 3
J. Cornish 2 0 1 1/4 0/3 0/0 2 19 0 0 3 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Ona Embo 8 4 1 4/8 0/2 0/0 2 32 1 0 5 0 4
S. Sehic 7 2 0 3/3 1/1 0/0 3 12 0 0 0 0 2
B. Ajang 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 7 0 0 0 0 1
C. Daniels 0 4 0 0/3 0/0 0/1 2 14 0 0 3 0 4
B. Koka 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
B. Woodside - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Reyes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Conroy - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Barrett - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Galic - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 53 35 12 21/59 7/22 4/8 20 200 4 0 19 6 29
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Angola 18 8 2 6/10 4/7 2/2 2 34 3 0 1 0 8
T. Mann 12 4 1 4/7 0/0 4/6 2 20 0 0 2 2 2
P. Cofer 4 8 2 2/8 0/2 0/1 2 31 0 0 2 2 6
C. Walker 3 3 1 1/8 0/4 1/3 3 27 1 1 1 0 3
I. Obiagu 2 4 0 1/1 0/0 0/1 1 12 1 3 0 1 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Angola 18 8 2 6/10 4/7 2/2 2 34 3 0 1 0 8
T. Mann 12 4 1 4/7 0/0 4/6 2 20 0 0 2 2 2
P. Cofer 4 8 2 2/8 0/2 0/1 2 31 0 0 2 2 6
C. Walker 3 3 1 1/8 0/4 1/3 3 27 1 1 1 0 3
I. Obiagu 2 4 0 1/1 0/0 0/1 1 12 1 3 0 1 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Forrest 12 6 4 5/6 0/1 2/3 1 24 4 0 2 5 1
M. Kabengele 9 4 0 4/8 0/0 1/3 0 17 0 1 0 0 4
P. Savoy 6 2 0 2/5 2/4 0/0 1 11 0 0 1 0 2
M. Walker 6 4 1 1/5 1/3 3/5 1 19 0 0 2 0 4
B. Allen - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Koumadje - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Light - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Miles - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Gray - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Lindner - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Polite - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Prieto - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Wilkes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 72 43 11 26/58 7/21 13/24 14 195 9 5 13 10 33