Blue Devils Crush Seminoles, 88-56

Coming off an upset victory over No. 3 Wake Forest, Florida State seemed like a top candidate to finally hand Duke its first loss of the season. However, it wasn't to be as Duke jumped on the Seminoles early and stayed on them, cruising to an easy 88-56 rout in Tallahassee on Saturday night.

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J.J. Redick scored a season-high 31 points and No. 4 Duke remained unbeaten with an 88-56 victory over Florida State on Saturday.

The Blue Devils (15-0, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) were never in trouble, jumping to an 18-8 lead and steadily building it to as many as 33 late in the game.

Redick waved bye-bye at Florida State's student section after his fifth 3-point basket of the first half ripped through the net at buzzer. He scored 19 as the Blue Devils took a 44-26 halftime lead.

The 6-foot-4 sharpshooter was 9 of 18 from the floor, including 8 of 11 from 3-point distance and perfect in five tries at the line.

Isiah Swann came off the bench to lead Florida State with 13 points and Von Wafer added 10, eight in the second half.

Wafer, Al Thornton and Todd Galloway, who combined for 77 points in Tuesday's upset victory over Wake Forest, totaled just five in the first half on 2-for-12 shooting.

Daniel Ewing added 14 points, and Shelden Williams contributed 11 points and 13 rebounds to help Duke to a 37-28 advantage on the boards. Shavlik Randolph was 5-for-5 from the field and finished with 10 points.

Florida State (10-9, 2-4) started cold, hitting just four of its first 20 field goal tries as Duke bolted to a 31-14 lead.

Duke shot 55.4 percent for the game to Florida State's 33.3 percent.


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