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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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Seminoles survive Melvin Johnson, Virginia Commonwealth

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The Florida State men’s basketball team raced out to a double-digit halftime lead, and then hung on for a hard-fought 76-71 victory over Virginia Commonwealth on Sunday in Atlanta. FSU overcame a career-high 36 points from the Rams’ Melvin Johnson to pull out the victory. With the teams tied at 13, the Seminoles went on a 24-10 run to establish control. The Seminoles led at halftime, 40-29. Florida State still led by 10 at 48-38, but the Rams went on…

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Iowa nips Florida State in overtime

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Florida State had opportunities to win Wednesday’s game against Iowa, but the Hawkeyes escaped with a 78-75 win in overtime at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. A crucial Seminoles’ turnover with 19 seconds remaining sealed FSU’s fate. The Seminoles got off to a 6-0 start and stretched the lead to 17-8 with 11:57 left in the first half. Iowa responded with a 17-4 run to take a 25-21 lead with 4:52 remaining. Another Seminole surge gave Florida State the lead at halftime, 32-31.…

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Florida State upends Ohio, takes 4th place in Paradise Jam

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The Florida State Seminoles got by the Ohio Bobcats, 90-81 on Monday to earn fourth place in the 8-team Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. FSU had to come from behind in the second half to run their record to 4-1. After taking a 45-40 lead at halftime, the Seminoles saw Ohio go on an 8-0 run to take a 62-59 lead with 10 minutes remaining in the game. Malik Beasley responded with a 3-pointer for FSU to tie…

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College basketball round-up: No. 1 goes down

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A major upset rocked college basketball on Saturday as top-ranked North Carolina went down to defeat. Florida, Florida State and Central Florida posted victories, while USF is still searching for their first win. Florida Atlantic, Florida International and Florida Gulf Coast all posted victories. Northern Iowa 71, No. 1 North Carolina 67 College basketball will have a new No. 1 team next week following the shocking defeat of top-ranked North Carolina. The Tar Heels were ambushed by the Northern Iowa…

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