Charleston Southern kept it close for most of the game, but Florida State put away the Buccaneers in the second half to secure a 75-64 victory. The Seminoles have now scored 75 or more points in 10 of their 11 games this season.
The Seminoles struggled to hold onto the ball in the first half, turning it over 13 times with just 4 assists. Despite securing 13 turnovers on defense they were only able to score 4 fast break points in the first half.
Freshmen Dwayne Bacon and Malik Beasley paced the Seminoles once again. Bacon led the Seminoles with 20 points and 10 rebounds. His double double is the first of his career at Florida State. Beasley was right behind him with 16 points and 6 rebounds. Either Bacon or Beasley have led the Seminoles in scoring in 10 of Florida State's 11 games this season.
The Seminoles continue to struggle from the three point line. They shot just 3-17 from deep this game, and are now 14-70 from deep over their last four games.
Florida State dominated the glass against the much smaller Charleston Southern lineup securing 41 rebounds compared to just 27 for the Buccanneers.
Florida State shot 47.4-percent from the field in the game, and went 18-24 from the free throw line.
The Seminoles improve to 9-2 on the season after the win, and will look to continue that momentum against rival Florida. Florida State travels to Gainesville for a showdown with the Gators on December 29 at 7 PM.