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FSU Pulls Away from Pesky Southeast Missouri State, 85-68

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Few would have guessed it would be the case coming in, but No. 11 Florida State had its biggest comeback victory of the season on Monday night with an 85-68 victory over Southeast Missouri State.

The Redhawks (5-7) led 21-10 in the first half and by as many as five in the second half. The Seminoles (9-1) trailed 47-42 with under 15 minutes to play before using a 38-9 run to turn a close contest into a route.

Southeast Missouri State used the trey to stay in the contest, going 14-for-37 for deep. The Redhawks made just 11 shots from inside the arc and shot 42 percent as a team. FSU missed its first nine 3-point shots before finishing 7-for-26 from deep and 50 percent overall as a team.

FSU junior guard Trent Forrest scored a career-high 23 points in addition to team-highs of eight rebounds, four assists and three steals. Freshman Devin Vassell also had a career-high 16 points. Christ Koumadje scored 12 points on a perfect 6-for-6 from the field to go with seven rebounds and a game-high four blocks in the win.

Ledarrius Brewer paced the Redhawks with 16 points while Skyler Hogan added 14 points. Those two were a combined 11-for-22 from the field while the rest of the team was just a combined 14-for-37. FSU held a significant rebounding edge, 46-28. The game was tied at halftime, 34-34.

Up next for FSU is a home contest with North Florida on Wednesday. Southeast Missouri State wraps up the non-conference at home against Abilene Christian on Friday.

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

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