Alex Krutchik, Correspondent (@ on Twitter)
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (www.franchisesportsonline.net) – No. 19 Florida State stopped a 2-game skid with a 104-72 victory over the Boston College Eagles.
After being shutout in his last game against Pittsburgh, and snapping a 35-game double-digit scoring streak, Dwayne Bacon redeemed himself with a team-high 16 points. In the second half, one of Bacon’s four three-pointers brought to the 1,000 point mark for his career. He is the 46th Seminole to accomplish the feat.
Coach Leonard Hamilton said that his performance against Pitt wasn’t a cause for concern.
“You’re going to have one of those days,” said Hamilton. “He just scored 1,000 points as a sophomore, so I mean, he knows what he’s doing on the court.”
FSU (22-6, 10-5) got out to a comfortable 55-31 lead at the half after shooting an impressive 54% from beyond the arc. Meanwhile, they held BC (9-19, 2-13) to 26% from three, and 32% on all field goals.
FSU also had a huge advantage from their bench, who outscored BC 59-2. PJ Savoy lead all FSU bench players with 15 points, going 4-for-9 from the field and 3-for-8 from three.
Xavier Rathan-Mayes, who came into the game with the third best assist-to-turnover ratio in the ACC, lead the Seminoles with 10 assists and zero turnovers. On the defensive side of the ball, he really impressed BC coach Jim Christian.
“Mayes is one of the best ball pressure guards in the league,” said Christian. “He doesn’t get enough credit.”
With the win, FSU has won its 20th straight home game, and 17th home game of the year, which sets the school record for most home wins in a single season.
The Seminoles go on the road to play Clemson on Saturday, Feb. 25 and Duke on Tuesday the 28 before returning home for the last game of the regular season against Miami on March 4.