TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Dwayne Bacon scored 16 points and led four Florida State players scoring in double digits and the No. 19 Seminoles picked up a 104-72 victory over Boston College on Monday night. Top 25 Scores.
Bacon, who shot 6-of-15 from the floor and hit four 3-pointers, also grabbed five rebounds and dished out four assists in the win for Florida State, which bounced back from two straight losses.
PJ Savoy added 15 points, Jonathan Isaac ended with 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting, while Jarquez Smith scored 10 points and made 5 of his 6 shots for the Seminoles (22-6, 10-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who scored 55 points in the first half and shot 61.1 percent as a team during that period.
Freshman guard Ky Bowman tallied 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting with 11 rebounds and three assists and Jerome Robinson added 21 with four 3-pointers and six rebounds for Boston College, which shot 39 percent in the defeat.
“Tonight was a great game for Ky,” Boston College head coach Jim Christian said.
“He scored and got 11 rebounds. But statistically, he looked great.”
Forward A.J. Turner finished with 13 points for the Eagles (9-19, 2-13), who have lost 11 straight and 13 of its last 14.
Florida State, which suffered a shocking defeat at Pittsburgh on Saturday, was playing its second game in three days.
“A one-day turnaround is sometimes not always the easiest. But I think we did a really, really exceptional job of forgetting about what happened and moving on to the next one,” Seminoles point guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes, who collected 10 assists, had eight points and five rebounds said.
The Seminoles are 17-0 at home this season, the most home wins in a campaign in program history and tied for the best unbeaten home record among major conference schools.
However, head coach Leonard Hamilton is hoping his team can start playing with a little more confidence when it heads out for back-to-back road games against Clemson and No. 10 Duke in the coming fixtures.
“Obviously we needed to get home and gain a little confidence to being who we are, but I’m glad our next game is on the road,” Hamilton said.
“I want to see if we can play with that same level of execution and confidence.”
OTHER AP TOP 25 SCORES
NO. 12 WEST VIRGINIA 77, TEXAS 62
MIAMI 54, NO. 18 VIRGINIA 48
NO. 19 FLORIDA STATE 104, BOSTON COLLEGE 72