Florida State Seminoles 100, Detroit Titans 71 – FOXSports.com
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State accomplished something on Sunday that hasn’t happened in Leonard Hamilton’s 29 seasons and 879 games as a college coach — hit triple digits in consecutive games.
The Seminoles rolled to a 100-71 victory over Detroit Mercy as they were 40 of 70 from the field and had five players in double figures.
It is the first time since December of 1996 — against Jacksonville and Tennessee State — that FSU has scored 100 or more in back-to-back games
“Part of our plan is to play a lot of guys and hopefully wear our opponents down,” Hamilton said. “We took them out of their rhythm, got some stops and got out in transition.”
It is the 15th time — and seventh in 15 seasons at Florida State — that a Hamilton team has reached the century mark. He accomplished it six times in four seasons at Oklahoma State and twice in 10 years at Miami.
Dwayne Bacon led the Seminoles (4-0) with 22 points and freshman Jonathan Isaac got his first double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Terrance Mann (11), Xavier Rathan-Mayes (10) and Trent Forrest also scored in double figures.
FSU scored 100 points despite making just 1 of 14 3-pointers. They were 39 of 56 inside the perimeter and had a huge 78-26 advantage on points in the paint. A lot of the Seminoles’ paint points came in the transition game as they had 20 fast-break points.
Florida State led 48-35 at halftime before Detroit Mercy closed within eight (64-56) with 13:13 remaining on a Chris Jenkins jumper. The Seminoles then put it out of reach with a 32-4 run over an eight-minute span. At one point it was a 22-2 run as they hit 11 straight from the field.