CHARSO
FSU

No Text

No. 24 Florida State bounces back with victory

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State struggled for the first 21 minutes of Monday night's game against Charleston Southern, but it found success by playing zone defense and getting to the rim on offense during an 8-minute span in the second half.

The 24th-ranked Seminoles went on a 21-4 run as they defeated the Buccaneers 69-58. Phil Cofer scored 19 points to lead Florida State, which bounced back from its first loss of the season on Saturday against Oklahoma State.

''We got the ball moving. At halftime we talked about driving the ball because they were much smaller than us,'' said Terance Mann, who scored 17 points.

The Seminoles, who had a 40-18 advantage in points in the paint, scored all but three points in the paint during the run as Cofer and Mann scored six points each. FSU was 11 of 12 from the field during the run, and all but one of the baskets was either a layup or a dunk.

''In the first half we weren't moving well with the ball. We came out in the second half and were moving a lot better,'' Cofer said.

Charleston Southern trailed 28-26 at halftime. It got within one (30-29) on a 3-pointer by Christian Keeling before FSU went on its run.

''The zone for 7-8 minutes in the second half just shook us,'' coach Barclay Radebaugh said. ''We were patient and got some great looks in the first half but there was those 7-8 minutes in the second half where we couldn't attack their defense.''

Charleston Southern (4-6), which has dropped four straight, was led by Keeling's 21 points, and Travis McConico added 17. The Buccaneers outrebounded FSU by 13 but shot just 21 of 58 from the field.

BIG PICTURE

Charleston Southern: The Buccaneers are the 11th youngest team in Division I, but Radebaugh thought this game was a good chance to see how much his team has matured. Jamaal David, a 6-foot-6 redshirt freshman, got his first start and had eight points in 13 minutes. The point guard had four assists but he also committed four turnovers.

''It is the first time he has played extended minutes but he handled himself well. He missed a couple shots that when we get into conference play he will normally make,'' Radebaugh said.

Florida State: The Seminoles rarely played zone in their first 10 games but went to it extensively during the second half and had success. That should bode well with Atlantic Coast Conference play less than two weeks away.

''I think it is a little more evident that we are still a work in progress. We're still trying to find that level of consistency,'' coach Leonard Hamilton said. ''We're showing we're vulnerable in a couple areas but have areas where we are growing.''

INJURIES

Charleston Southern's Phlandrous Fleming Jr., who is the Big South's freshman of the week, missed the game with a severely sprained toe on his right foot. Fleming is the team's second-leading scorer, averaging 11.4 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.

Florida State's Mfiondu Kabengale, who is averaging 9.3 points and is third in blocked shots with nine, also missed the game with a sore foot.

TALE OF TWO HALVES

After shooting 11 of 28 from the field in the first half (39.3 percent), the Seminoles made 16 of 24 shots in the final 20 minutes.

STREAKING ALONG

Florida State extended its home winning streak to 25, which is the third-longest in the nation behind Cincinnati (31) and SMU (29).

UP NEXT

Charleston Southern: Hosts Johnson & Wales on Thursday.

Florida State: Hosts Southern Mississippi on Thursday.

---

More AP college basketball: https://collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25

---

Follow Joe Reedy on Twitter at https://twitter.com/joereedy

Copyright 2017 by AP. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of AP is strictly prohibited.

Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 1 Jordan Jones made 2nd of 2 free throws 19.0
  Jordan Jones missed 1st of 2 free throws 19.0
  Shooting foul on Ike Obiagu 19.0
  Offensive rebound by Jordan Jones 20.0
  Ty Jones missed jump shot 22.0
  Defensive rebound by Travis McConico 34.0
  Trent Forrest missed free throw 34.0
  Personal foul on Ty Jones 34.0
+ 2 Ty Jones made driving layup 39.0
  Out of bounds turnover on M.J. Walker 47.0
  Bad pass turnover on Jamaal David 1:10
Team Stats
Points 58 69
Field Goals 21-58 (36.2%) 27-52 (51.9%)
3-Pointers 8-19 (42.1%) 5-19 (26.3%)
Free Throws 8-10 (80.0%) 10-17 (58.8%)
Total Rebounds 39 26
Offensive 13 4
Defensive 23 19
Team 3 3
Assists 8 21
Steals 5 10
Blocks 1 6
Turnovers 19 11
Fouls 14 11
Technicals 0 0
21 PTS, 6 REB, 1 AST
19 PTS, 6 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo Char. So. 4-6 263258
home team logo 24 Florida St. 10-1 284169
Team Stats
away team logo Char. So. 4-6 75.7 PPG 40.9 RPG 14.3 APG
home team logo 24 Florida St. 10-1 74.9 PPG 40.3 RPG 12.8 APG
Key Players
11
C. Keeling G 18.7 PPG 6.9 RPG 2.8 APG 46.5 FG%
0
P. Cofer F 7.4 PPG 3.5 RPG 0.8 APG 39.1 FG%
Top Scorers
C. Keeling G 21 PTS 6 REB 1 AST
P. Cofer F 19 PTS 6 REB 2 AST
36.2 FG% 51.9
42.1 3PT FG% 26.3
80.0 FT% 58.8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Keeling 21 6 1 8/15 2/4 3/3 3 40 1 0 5 0 6
T. McConico 17 9 1 6/14 5/11 0/0 2 36 2 0 1 3 6
J. David 8 4 4 2/7 1/1 3/4 1 31 1 0 4 3 1
T. Jones 7 2 0 3/10 0/0 1/1 2 28 0 0 4 0 2
J. Jones 1 4 0 0/0 0/0 1/2 2 13 0 1 2 2 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Keeling 21 6 1 8/15 2/4 3/3 3 40 1 0 5 0 6
T. McConico 17 9 1 6/14 5/11 0/0 2 36 2 0 1 3 6
J. David 8 4 4 2/7 1/1 3/4 1 31 1 0 4 3 1
T. Jones 7 2 0 3/10 0/0 1/1 2 28 0 0 4 0 2
J. Jones 1 4 0 0/0 0/0 1/2 2 13 0 1 2 2 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Howard 4 3 0 2/6 0/0 0/0 2 27 1 0 0 3 0
J. Martin 0 7 1 0/4 0/2 0/0 2 16 0 0 2 2 5
C. Mitchell 0 1 1 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 9 0 0 1 0 1
A. Sarki - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Thomas - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Buskey - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Cavin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Fleming Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Payne - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Price - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Stewart - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 58 36 8 21/58 8/19 8/10 14 200 5 1 19 13 23
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. Cofer 19 6 2 7/11 1/3 4/4 0 33 1 2 1 1 5
T. Mann 17 6 7 8/11 0/1 1/3 3 33 2 1 1 1 5
B. Angola 11 2 4 4/6 1/2 2/3 1 23 3 0 1 0 2
C. Walker 8 1 3 3/8 2/6 0/0 1 30 2 0 2 0 1
I. Obiagu 8 5 1 3/4 0/0 2/4 3 25 1 3 2 2 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. Cofer 19 6 2 7/11 1/3 4/4 0 33 1 2 1 1 5
T. Mann 17 6 7 8/11 0/1 1/3 3 33 2 1 1 1 5
B. Angola 11 2 4 4/6 1/2 2/3 1 23 3 0 1 0 2
C. Walker 8 1 3 3/8 2/6 0/0 1 30 2 0 2 0 1
I. Obiagu 8 5 1 3/4 0/0 2/4 3 25 1 3 2 2 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Forrest 3 3 1 1/2 0/0 1/3 1 26 1 0 2 0 3
P. Savoy 3 0 0 1/6 1/4 0/0 1 9 0 0 1 0 0
B. Allen 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
M. Walker 0 0 2 0/4 0/3 0/0 1 18 0 0 1 0 0
C. Koumadje - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Kabengele - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Light - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Miles - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Gray - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Lindner - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Polite - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Prieto - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Wilkes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 69 23 21 27/52 5/19 10/17 11 200 10 6 11 4 19