FSU stays undefeated as tough schedule looms

The Florida State men's basketball team defeated the University of New Orleans 69-50 Sunday night at the Donald L Tucker Center.

The Seminoles are now 4-0 heading into a challenging two-game road trip that features contests at No. 4 Pittsburgh on Friday and No. 9 Wisconsin on Sunday.

"It will be a tremendous challenge for any team, especially a team that is trying to find itself," FSU Coach Leonard Hamilton said, referring to the back-to-back road games that are then followed by a home contest against the defending National Champion Florida Gators on Dec. 3.

Senior forward Al Thornton paced FSU with 12 points, four rebounds, two blocks and two steals while junior guard Jason Rich and sophomore guard Toney Douglas scored in double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively, against New Orleans.

Junior guard Isaiah Swann added nine points, four assists, three steals and a block for the Tribe.

The 'Noles cooled off in the second half after streaking to a 42-14 lead by the halftime break.

They shot 47.6 percent from the field for the game compared to that of just 32.6 percent by a Privateers team that was led by guard Bo McCalebb's game-high 24 points.

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