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Seminoles Slaughter Nicholls for Fifth Straight Win

Colin Abbey/FSU athletics

Playing a third game in six nights wasn’t a problem at all for Florida State as the Seminoles throttled Nicholls on Thursday night at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, 118-63.

FSU (9-1) scored the game’s first 14 points and 24 of the first 26 to take control from the start and never looked back en route to its fifth straight win. It took more than nine minutes for the Colonels (4-5) to get their first field goal on a lay-in by Adam Ward.

For the night, Nicholls shot just 34 percent and turned the ball over 20 times.

For the Seminoles, it was quite the opposite as the 118 points was the most scored by FSU since putting up 121 against Florida International in December 1987 despite being without second-leading scorer Jonathan Isaac for a third straight game. FSU shot nearly 63 percent from the field and 17-for-32 from deep.

Seven different FSU players scored in double-figures with P.J. Savoy leading the team for a second straight game with 18 points. Savoy went 6-for-14 for the night with each attempt coming from beyond the 3-point arc. Xavier Rathan-Mayes and Dwayne Bacon each scored 16 points. Rathan-Mayes also led the Seminoles with seven rebounds, seven assists and three steals.

Braian Angola-Rodas, Trent Forrest and Brandon Allen all had career-high scoring nights with 14, 13, and 11 points, respectively. Michael Ojo added 10 points and three blocks. Those four players combined to shoot 19-for-25 from the field.

Ja’Dante’ Frye paced Nicholls with a game-high 20 points. Guards Jahvaughn Powell and Jonathan Bell added 14 and 12 points, respectively.

The Colonels will head home to play Thomas College on Sunday. The Seminoles will remain home Sunday to take on rival and 21st-ranked Florida.

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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