Florida State Overcame A Delay And Slow Start To Defeat FAU 64-59

Florida State struggled for most of the game, but managed to pull out a win against Florida Atlantic

Florida State overcame a lot on their way to a 64-59 win over FAU. The game was delayed 39 minutes at the start, and then 10 minutes during the game due to one of the baskets moving. 

The Seminoles struggled mightily in the first half shooting just 25.8-percent from the field and going 0-6 from the three point line. The Seminoles turned the ball over 8 times with just 3 assists, and trailed 35-23 at the half.

Florida State turned it around in the second half, and used an 18-3 run 14:08 mark to the 7:44 mark. The Seminoles shot 50-percent from the field in the second half, and shot 84.6-percent from the free throw line. 

Freshman Dwayne Bacon kept the Seminoles in the game in the first half, and continued to dominate on the offensive end in the second half. He finished the game with 23 points and 3 rebounds.

Freshman Malik Beasley struggled on the offensive end in the first half, but came alive in the second half. He was also the teams leading rebounder, and recorded his second straight double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Point guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes also came alive in the second half. He finished the game with 12 points and 4 assists. 

The Seminoles shot just 37.3-percent from the field, and just 14.3-percent from the three point line. Florida State outrebounded the Owls 42-35.

Florida State improves to 8-2 on the season, and will return home to play Charleston Southern on Monday, December 21 at 2 PM.


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