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Nova wins AdvoCare, beating No. 14 Florida State

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Villanova is making a case to get back into the Top-25.

Collin Gillespie had a game-high 17 points, including two key late free throws, and the Wildcats won the AdvoCare Invitational by beating No. 14 Florida State 66-60.

''He loves the competition,'' Villanova coach Jay Wright said. ''I'm just glad he's on our side.''

Gillespie made it 64-60 by connecting on a pair of free throws with 11.2 seconds to play in what was a tight second half.

Eric Paschall had 15 points and Phil Booth chipped in 12 for the defending national champions (5-2). Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree had 11 points and eight rebounds.

Villanova went from No. 8 to out of the Top 25 - the first time since December 2013 - in last Monday's poll after losing to Michigan 73-46 in a rematch of last season's championship game and losing 76-68 in overtime to Furman.

Florida State (5-1) got 11 points from both Mfiondu Kabengele and Trent Forrest.

''They did a much better job of playing to their strengths than we did ours,'' Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. ''I thought our guys gave good effort. I think that we're a team that has a chance to develop into a pretty good basketball team.''

The Seminoles' next game is Wednesday night against No. 24 Purdue.

''You only find out some of those areas that you need to work on when you play against great teams, high-caliber teams like we faced today,'' Hamilton said.

Villanova's Mikal Bridges, Jalen Brunson, Donte DiVincenzo and Omari Spellman were all taken in the NBA draft after last year's championship run.

''We've grown so much,'' Wright said. ''This whole season we've got to have a growth mindset.''

Gillespie had nine point to help Villanova take a 26-25 halftime lead. The Wildcats (eight) and Florida State (nine) combined for 17 turnovers.

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Key Players
E. Paschall
4 F
T. Forrest
3 G
30.8 Min. Per Game 30.8
9.8 Pts. Per Game 9.8
4.8 Ast. Per Game 4.8
6.2 Reb. Per Game 6.2
42.7 Field Goal % 48.7
28.6 Three Point % 25.0
75.8 Free Throw % 91.3
+ 1 Eric Paschall made 2nd of 2 free throws 5.0
+ 1 Eric Paschall made 1st of 2 free throws 5.0
  Personal foul on M.J. Walker 5.0
  Turnover on Trent Forrest 6.0
  Offensive foul on Trent Forrest 6.0
+ 1 Collin Gillespie made 2nd of 2 free throws 11.0
+ 1 Collin Gillespie made 1st of 2 free throws 11.0
  Personal foul on David Nichols 11.0
+ 2 Trent Forrest made layup 16.0
  Defensive rebound by M.J. Walker 18.0
  Eric Paschall missed 2nd of 2 free throws 19.0
Team Stats
Points 66 60
Field Goals 23-43 (53.5%) 22-51 (43.1%)
3-Pointers 3-14 (21.4%) 3-12 (25.0%)
Free Throws 17-24 (70.8%) 13-17 (76.5%)
Total Rebounds 25 28
Offensive 5 12
Defensive 17 14
Team 3 2
Assists 6 7
Steals 8 3
Blocks 2 2
Turnovers 12 16
Fouls 15 24
Technicals 0 0
17 PTS, 1 REB, 2 AST
11 PTS, 2 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Villanova 5-2 264066
home team logo 14 Florida State 5-1 253560
Team Stats
away team logo Villanova 5-2 73.7 PPG 37.8 RPG 14.0 APG
home team logo 14 Florida State 5-1 74.9 PPG 40.3 RPG 12.8 APG
Key Players
2
C. Gillespie G 10.9 PPG 2.4 RPG 2.8 APG 40.9 FG%
25
M. Kabengele F 13.2 PPG 5.9 RPG 0.3 APG 50.2 FG%
Top Scorers
C. Gillespie G 17 PTS 1 REB 2 AST
M. Kabengele F 11 PTS 7 REB 0 AST
53.5 FG% 43.1
21.4 3PT FG% 25.0
70.8 FT% 76.5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Gillespie 17 1 2 7/11 1/3 2/2 4 33 1 0 1 0 1
E. Paschall 15 1 0 4/9 0/2 7/10 2 37 1 0 3 0 1
P. Booth 12 4 2 3/7 1/3 5/8 1 35 2 0 3 0 4
D. Cosby-Roundtree 11 8 1 5/5 0/0 1/2 5 26 2 2 2 4 4
S. Bey 7 3 0 2/5 1/3 2/2 1 32 1 0 0 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Gillespie 17 1 2 7/11 1/3 2/2 4 33 1 0 1 0 1
E. Paschall 15 1 0 4/9 0/2 7/10 2 37 1 0 3 0 1
P. Booth 12 4 2 3/7 1/3 5/8 1 35 2 0 3 0 4
D. Cosby-Roundtree 11 8 1 5/5 0/0 1/2 5 26 2 2 2 4 4
S. Bey 7 3 0 2/5 1/3 2/2 1 32 1 0 0 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Cremo 2 1 0 1/4 0/2 0/0 1 16 1 0 0 0 1
J. Samuels 2 2 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 6 0 0 1 0 2
C. Swider 0 2 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 15 0 0 2 1 1
T. Delaney - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Painter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Heck - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Quinerly - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Saunders - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Slater - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 66 22 6 23/43 3/14 17/24 15 200 8 2 12 5 17
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Forrest 11 2 1 4/6 0/0 3/3 4 26 0 0 4 1 1
T. Mann 9 5 1 3/5 1/2 2/2 3 31 0 0 3 4 1
P. Savoy 3 1 0 1/3 1/3 0/0 1 12 1 0 1 0 1
C. Koumadje 2 3 0 1/5 0/0 0/0 1 14 1 2 2 2 1
M. Walker 2 4 2 1/5 0/1 0/0 5 31 1 0 0 0 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Forrest 11 2 1 4/6 0/0 3/3 4 26 0 0 4 1 1
T. Mann 9 5 1 3/5 1/2 2/2 3 31 0 0 3 4 1
P. Savoy 3 1 0 1/3 1/3 0/0 1 12 1 0 1 0 1
C. Koumadje 2 3 0 1/5 0/0 0/0 1 14 1 2 2 2 1
M. Walker 2 4 2 1/5 0/1 0/0 5 31 1 0 0 0 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Kabengele 11 7 0 3/8 0/1 5/7 1 21 0 0 1 3 4
R. Gray 7 2 0 3/4 0/0 1/1 1 14 0 0 2 1 1
D. Nichols 6 0 0 2/6 0/0 2/4 4 18 0 0 2 0 0
A. Polite 5 1 2 2/6 1/4 0/0 2 25 0 0 1 0 1
D. Vassell 4 1 1 2/3 0/1 0/0 1 8 0 0 0 1 0
P. Cofer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Light - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Miles - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Lindner - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Prieto - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Wilkes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Osborne - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Hands - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 60 26 7 22/51 3/12 13/17 24 200 3 2 16 12 14