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Benji Bell answers the call for FSU; USF falls to NC State

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During this season, Florida State has enjoyed success when their freshman tandem of Dwayne Bacon and Malik Beasley are putting up big numbers on the stat sheet. On Sunday, Bacon had a rare off-night scoring, but the Seminoles went on to roll over Southeastern Louisiana, 75-58. A Seminole reserve, Benji Bell, more than made up for Bacon’s sub-par game with 18 points off the bench. Bell made five of his six shots, including all four of his 3-point attempts. Xavier…

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College basketball: ‘Canes, Knights roll; Bulls rolled

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South Carolina 81, South Florida 63 The South Carolina Gamecocks sprinted out to a 24-2 lead against South Florida and cruised to an 81-63 win in Columbia. USF was overwhelmed from the beginning and were never in the game. South Carolina led 53-22 at halftime and stretched it to 61-25 on a three-pointer by Michael Carrera. If there was a bright spot or the Bulls, it was a 12-0 run in the second half that cut a 33-point deficit to…

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College basketball begins Friday; Gators introduce new Coach Mike White

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The college basketball season tips off on Friday with several games around the country. Few should see competitive games, but fans of Florida schools are anxious to get their first look at their squads. Florida receives extra attention because new coach Mike White steps in to replace the most successful coach the Gators have ever had. Billy Donovan, who won 653 games and two national championships during his 19 seasons, is now coaching the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder. White’s very…

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