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Nichols, Savoy lead No. 13 Florida State past Miami 68-62

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State's depth has long been a big part of its success under coach Leonard Hamilton. On a night when fouls limited minutes for a number of players, it was two Seminoles who came off the bench to spark the victory.

David Nichols had 13 points and PJ Savoy scored eight of his 10 in the second half as the reserves helped No. 13 Florida State hold off Miami 68-62 on Wednesday. The Seminoles' bench contributed 41 points.

Nichols, a graduate transfer from Albany, scored in double figures for the fifth time in seven games. He was an efficient 5 of 8 from the floor with three assists in 22 minutes.

''Being able to score the way he does and then find people has been amazing for us,'' Florida State senior Terance Mann said. ''And that's kind of what we needed tonight.''

The Hurricanes used an 8-0 run late to close the gap to 64-62 with 46.4 seconds left, but Trent Forrest's putback with 29 seconds remaining gave the Seminoles breathing room. Forrest finished with six points and six rebounds.

Phil Cofer and Mann each added seven points and six rebounds for the Seminoles (12-2, 1-1 ACC).

Chris Lykes scored 17 points and Anthony Lawrence II added 14 for Miami (8-6, 0-3). Ebuka Izundu had 13 points and nine rebounds.

Miami struggled from 3-point range, making just 22 percent (4 of 18) of its shots. Dejan Vasilijevic was averaging 44 percent from 3-point range but was 2 of 6 from beyond the arc in 29 minutes.

The Hurricanes had averaged 10.4 made 3s in its last five games.

''Our guys did a pretty good job defensively,'' Hamilton said. ''We knew we had to at least do a good job of limiting their percentages. I was very pleased with that.''

Florida State adjusted its rotation frequently on a night when it was called for 20 fouls, including 12 in the first half. The foul trouble neutralized a significant depth advantage over Miami's eight-man rotation.

The Hurricanes battled back in the second half but didn't have enough left to overcome a double-digit deficit. Miami only has seven scholarship players available, and six logged 26 minutes or more.

''Everybody in our league just has more guys,'' coach Jim Larranaga said. ''We only have one big guy in Ebuka Izundu. We have no choice - we have to play small. Not only small but we have to conserve energy.''

Florida State shot 42 percent (27 of 64) from the floor and made 23 percent (6 of 26) of its 3-pointers.

Miami shot 38 percent (20 of 53) from the field.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Florida State picked up its first ACC win but all eyes will be on how the Seminoles look against No. 1 Duke on Saturday. If they play well, they could move up win or lose.

HOME, SWEET HOME

Florida State improved to 8-0 at home this season and 39-2 in Tallahassee since November 2016. The Seminoles are 17-2 in ACC games the last three seasons at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

STREAK CONTINUES

Vasiljevic has made at least one 3-pointer in 28 straight games, an ACC record.

BIG PICTURE

Miami: The Hurricanes have dropped their last three games at Florida State and are 8-31 overall in Tallahassee.

Florida State: The Seminoles have won five straight against teams from the Sunshine State, a streak that includes wins over Florida in November and North Florida in December.

UP NEXT

Miami hosts Wake Forest on Saturday.

Florida State hosts Duke on Saturday.

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Key Players
A. Lawrence II
3 G
T. Forrest
3 G
29.1 Min. Per Game 29.1
10.0 Pts. Per Game 10.0
3.5 Ast. Per Game 3.5
4.5 Reb. Per Game 4.5
46.0 Field Goal % 47.6
34.7 Three Point % 15.8
71.4 Free Throw % 77.6
  Offensive rebound by Miami (Fla.) 0.0
  Zach Johnson missed 3-pt. jump shot 1.0
  Defensive rebound by Ebuka Izundu 7.0
  Trent Forrest missed free throw 7.0
  Personal foul on Dejan Vasiljevic 7.0
  Defensive rebound by Trent Forrest 7.0
  Dejan Vasiljevic missed 3-pt. jump shot 9.0
+ 1 M.J. Walker made 2nd of 2 free throws 15.0
+ 1 M.J. Walker made 1st of 2 free throws 15.0
  Personal foul on Dejan Vasiljevic 15.0
  Defensive rebound by Trent Forrest 15.0
Team Stats
Points 62 68
Field Goals 20-54 (37.0%) 27-64 (42.2%)
3-Pointers 4-18 (22.2%) 6-26 (23.1%)
Free Throws 18-22 (81.8%) 8-13 (61.5%)
Total Rebounds 31 38
Offensive 8 11
Defensive 21 27
Team 2 0
Assists 10 15
Steals 3 7
Blocks 0 3
Turnovers 12 9
Fouls 15 20
Technicals 0 0
17 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST
13 PTS, 1 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo Miami (Fla.) 8-7 293362
home team logo 13 Florida State 13-2 333568
Team Stats
away team logo Miami (Fla.) 8-7 72.8 PPG 36.2 RPG 12.6 APG
home team logo 13 Florida State 13-2 77.5 PPG 39.5 RPG 13.3 APG
Key Players
0
C. Lykes G 17.1 PPG 2.6 RPG 3.3 APG 43.6 FG%
11
D. Nichols G 6.4 PPG 1.4 RPG 1.8 APG 39.8 FG%
Top Scorers
C. Lykes G 17 PTS 3 REB 2 AST
D. Nichols G 13 PTS 1 REB 3 AST
37.0 FG% 42.2
22.2 3PT FG% 23.1
81.8 FT% 61.5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Lykes 17 3 2 5/12 1/3 6/6 3 35 1 0 2 0 3
A. Lawrence II 14 4 2 4/9 1/3 5/6 3 32 0 0 4 0 4
E. Izundu 13 9 1 6/10 0/0 1/1 4 27 0 0 1 5 4
Z. Johnson 6 6 0 2/11 0/3 2/4 3 34 2 0 5 1 5
A. Mack 2 2 4 1/6 0/3 0/0 0 26 0 0 0 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Lykes 17 3 2 5/12 1/3 6/6 3 35 1 0 2 0 3
A. Lawrence II 14 4 2 4/9 1/3 5/6 3 32 0 0 4 0 4
E. Izundu 13 9 1 6/10 0/0 1/1 4 27 0 0 1 5 4
Z. Johnson 6 6 0 2/11 0/3 2/4 3 34 2 0 5 1 5
A. Mack 2 2 4 1/6 0/3 0/0 0 26 0 0 0 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Vasiljevic 6 5 1 2/6 2/6 0/1 2 29 0 0 0 2 3
S. Waardenburg 4 0 0 0/0 0/0 4/4 0 14 0 0 0 0 0
W. Herenton 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
D. Hernandez - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Miller Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. McGusty - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Gak - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Proctor - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 62 29 10 20/54 4/18 18/22 15 200 3 0 12 8 21
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. Cofer 7 6 2 3/8 1/4 0/0 1 29 0 0 1 2 4
T. Mann 7 6 2 3/5 1/1 0/0 2 28 1 0 2 2 4
T. Forrest 6 6 1 2/8 0/3 2/4 0 27 2 1 2 1 5
M. Walker 6 3 2 2/6 0/4 2/2 1 20 2 1 1 0 3
C. Koumadje 1 5 2 0/6 0/0 1/2 3 14 0 0 0 3 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. Cofer 7 6 2 3/8 1/4 0/0 1 29 0 0 1 2 4
T. Mann 7 6 2 3/5 1/1 0/0 2 28 1 0 2 2 4
T. Forrest 6 6 1 2/8 0/3 2/4 0 27 2 1 2 1 5
M. Walker 6 3 2 2/6 0/4 2/2 1 20 2 1 1 0 3
C. Koumadje 1 5 2 0/6 0/0 1/2 3 14 0 0 0 3 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Nichols 13 1 3 5/8 1/3 2/3 3 22 0 0 1 0 1
P. Savoy 10 1 0 4/10 2/8 0/0 1 17 1 0 0 0 1
M. Kabengele 9 7 0 4/7 0/0 1/2 5 17 0 1 1 2 5
R. Gray 6 3 3 3/4 0/1 0/0 1 17 1 0 1 1 2
D. Vassell 3 0 0 1/2 1/2 0/0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0
A. Polite 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
T. Light - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Miles - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Lindner - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Prieto - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Wilkes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Osborne - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Hands - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 68 38 15 27/64 6/26 8/13 20 200 7 3 9 11 27