Florida State crosses century mark for second straight game
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State went over 100 points in back-to-back games for the first time in 20 years as it rolled to a 100-71 victory over Detroit Mercy on Sunday.
Dwayne Bacon led the Seminoles with 22 points and freshman Jonathan Isaac got his first double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Terrance Mann (11), Xavier Rathan-Mayes (10) and Trent Forrest also scored in double figures for FSU.
The last time the Seminoles scored in triple figures in back-to-back games was December of 1996 against Jacksonville and Tennessee State.
Chris Jenkins led the Titans (1-3) with 16 points and Jaleel Hogan added 14. The game was part of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Detroit Mercy: The Titans are 20-68 against current teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference. The last time it defeated a current conference member was a 24-point victory over Notre Dame in 1992.
Florida State: Going into the week, Hamilton said facing Iona, Winthrop and Detroit Mercy – who are consistently good mid-major programs – would be a good early indicator of his team's progress. Hamilton has to be pleased as the Seminoles averaged 99.7 points in the three wins and won by an average margin of 21.3 points.
Detroit Mercy: The Titans finish a four-game road trip against New Hampshire on Wednesday.
Florida State: The Seminoles travel to Brooklyn, New York, for two games in the NIT Season Tip-Off. They face Temple on Thursday and either West Virginia or Illinois on Friday.
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