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Koumadje has double-double as No. 17 Florida St. routs Wake

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Christ Koumadje hasn't had many chances to make an impact on games this season. But he used his long, 7-foot-4 frame to dominate Wake Forest for the best night of his college career.

Koumadje recorded his first career double-double, with a season-high 20 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, to help No. 17 Florida State rout Wake Forest 88-66 on Wednesday night.

''He did a really good job of going to the offensive glass early on, especially in our zone,'' Wake Forest coach Danny Manning said. ''We didn't turn and go hit him, he brought the contact to us. When he gets within four feet of the basket, when he jumps, he's right there at the rim.''

Koumadje, who is playing in his 109th career game, played just 24 minutes but was efficient from start to finish. He made 10 of 12 shots from the floor as the Seminoles won their sixth straight game.

While he has been an effective rebounder this season, Koumadje didn't score in Florida State's last game and hadn't produced more than nine points in his previous 10 ACC games this season. But he was a significant part of the game plan from the start on Wednesday, scoring 12 points and pulling down eight rebounds as the Seminoles took a 38-31 halftime lead.

''The coaches demand energy from me,'' Koumadje said. ''Coming out, I was just trying to be aggressive. My teammates found me. I was crashing the glass.''

Phil Cofer scored 13 points and Mfiondu Kabengele had nine points and seven rebounds for Florida State (19-5, 7-4 ACC), which enjoyed its most lopsided win against an ACC team this season. The Seminoles' previous best performance was an 80-62 win at Syracuse on Feb. 5.

Florida State outrebounded Wake Forest 43-27. Koumadje had five of the Seminoles' 12 offensive rebounds.

''We didn't rebound the ball the way we had typically rebounded in league play,'' Manning said. ''We have to do a better job on the backboard.''

Chaundee Brown scored 20 points on 7 of 12 shooting and Brandon Childress had 11 points for Wake Forest (9-14, 2-9). The Demon Deacons are just 1-6 against ranked teams this season.

Wake Forest shot 38.6 percent (22 of 57) from the floor.

Cofer and P.J. Savoy each made three 3-pointers as the Seminoles shot 38.5 percent (10 for 26) from beyond the arc.

The Seminoles shot 56.5 percent (35 of 62) from the floor. They had 13 players score in the game as Florida State's bench produced 41 points.

''We intended to get them in regardless,'' Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said of using the reserves. ''They were very effective when they went in.''

Florida State has won six straight ACC games for the first time since the 2011-12 season in which the Seminoles also won the league tournament.

STRENGTH IS DEPTH

Koumadje is the eighth Florida State player to lead the team in scoring in a game this season. Others who have led the way for the Seminoles are Cofer, Kabengele, P.J. Savoy, Terance Mann, M.J. Walker, Trent Forrest and David Nichols.

SOME IMPROVEMENT

Wake Forest came in shooting 29.8 percent from 3-point range. But Childress and Brown each made 3-pointers on Wednesday as the Demon Deacons shot 44 percent (11 of 25) from beyond the arc.

''They hit some 3s that we contested very well,'' Hamilton said.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Few ACC teams have been as impressive as Florida State the past three weeks. The Seminoles could move up into the top 15.

BIG PICTURE

Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons battled for a half but lost for a sixth straight time in Tallahassee, where they haven't won since 2008.

Florida State: The Seminoles shot 64.5 percent (20 of 31) in the second half and only committed four turnovers in the final 20 minutes.

UP NEXT

Wake Forest hosts North Carolina on Saturday.

Florida State plays at Georgia Tech on 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 Harrison Prieto 3.0
  Michael Wynn missed 3-pt. jump shot 5.0
  Defensive rebound by Blake Buchanan 12.0
  Will Miles missed 2nd of 2 free throws 12.0
+ 1 Will Miles made 1st of 2 free throws 12.0
  Personal foul on Anthony Bilas 12.0
+ 3 Michael Wynn made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Aaron Spivey 23.0
+ 1 Sunday Okeke made 2nd of 2 free throws 24.0
  Sunday Okeke missed 1st of 2 free throws 24.0
  Flagrant foul on Will Miles 24.0
  Lost ball turnover on Will Miles, stolen by Michael Wynn 28.0
Team Stats
Points 66 88
Field Goals 22-57 (38.6%) 35-62 (56.5%)
3-Pointers 11-25 (44.0%) 10-26 (38.5%)
Free Throws 11-17 (64.7%) 8-16 (50.0%)
Total Rebounds 27 43
Offensive 5 12
Defensive 20 29
Team 2 2
Assists 13 21
Steals 3 7
Blocks 3 6
Turnovers 9 9
Fouls 16 17
Technicals 0 1
20 PTS, 1 REB
20 PTS, 12 REB
12T
away team logo Wake Forest 9-14 313566
home team logo 17 Florida State 19-5 385088
Team Stats
away team logo Wake Forest 9-14 68.4 PPG 41.7 RPG 10.6 APG
home team logo 17 Florida State 19-5 74.9 PPG 40.3 RPG 12.8 APG
Key Players
23
C. Brown G 11.9 PPG 5.0 RPG 1.2 APG 40.8 FG%
21
C. Koumadje C 6.6 PPG 5.6 RPG 0.2 APG 62.7 FG%
Top Scorers
C. Brown G 20 PTS 1 REB 0 AST
C. Koumadje C 20 PTS 12 REB 0 AST
38.6 FG% 56.5
44.0 3PT FG% 38.5
64.7 FT% 50.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Brown 20 1 0 7/12 3/5 3/3 1 32 1 0 0 0 1
B. Childress 11 3 4 4/10 3/7 0/2 2 35 0 0 2 0 3
S. Wright Jr. 7 1 1 3/7 1/3 0/0 2 18 0 0 1 0 1
J. Hoard 7 6 2 3/11 1/2 0/0 2 24 0 1 1 4 2
O. Sarr 5 5 0 1/4 0/1 3/4 1 23 1 1 0 1 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Brown 20 1 0 7/12 3/5 3/3 1 32 1 0 0 0 1
B. Childress 11 3 4 4/10 3/7 0/2 2 35 0 0 2 0 3
S. Wright Jr. 7 1 1 3/7 1/3 0/0 2 18 0 0 1 0 1
J. Hoard 7 6 2 3/11 1/2 0/0 2 24 0 1 1 4 2
O. Sarr 5 5 0 1/4 0/1 3/4 1 23 1 1 0 1 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
I. Mucius 7 3 3 2/5 1/2 2/4 1 18 0 1 0 0 3
T. Johnson 5 1 2 1/6 1/3 2/2 1 23 0 0 3 0 1
M. Wynn 3 0 0 1/2 1/2 0/0 0 7 1 0 0 0 0
S. Okeke 1 1 0 0/0 0/0 1/2 0 2 0 0 1 0 1
I. Smart 0 3 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 4 15 0 0 0 0 3
A. Bilas 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0
A. Spivey 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
B. Buchanan 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
A. White - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Lester - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 66 25 13 22/57 11/25 11/17 16 200 3 3 9 5 20
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Koumadje 20 12 0 10/12 0/0 0/1 1 24 0 2 0 5 7
P. Cofer 13 5 3 5/8 3/6 0/1 1 24 1 1 0 0 5
T. Mann 7 5 6 3/4 1/1 0/0 3 25 0 1 1 2 3
T. Forrest 7 1 4 3/4 0/1 1/1 1 28 0 0 1 0 1
M. Walker 0 1 1 0/4 0/2 0/0 2 19 0 0 1 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Koumadje 20 12 0 10/12 0/0 0/1 1 24 0 2 0 5 7
P. Cofer 13 5 3 5/8 3/6 0/1 1 24 1 1 0 0 5
T. Mann 7 5 6 3/4 1/1 0/0 3 25 0 1 1 2 3
T. Forrest 7 1 4 3/4 0/1 1/1 1 28 0 0 1 0 1
M. Walker 0 1 1 0/4 0/2 0/0 2 19 0 0 1 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. Savoy 11 0 0 4/6 3/4 0/0 1 10 0 0 1 0 0
M. Kabengele 9 7 0 4/8 0/1 1/2 1 13 0 1 1 3 4
D. Vassell 8 2 0 2/4 2/4 2/2 1 12 1 0 0 0 2
A. Polite 5 2 0 2/2 1/1 0/1 1 11 1 0 0 0 2
D. Nichols 2 1 5 0/5 0/3 2/2 0 11 2 0 1 0 1
H. Prieto 2 2 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 2 3 0 0 1 0 2
W. Wilkes 2 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 4 1 0 0 1 0
W. Miles 1 0 0 0/0 0/0 1/2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0
R. Gray 1 1 1 0/2 0/2 1/2 1 13 0 1 1 0 1
T. Light 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Lindner 0 1 1 0/0 0/0 0/2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
M. Osborne - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Hands - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 88 41 21 35/62 10/26 8/16 17 200 7 6 9 12 29