TALLAHASSEE — Terence Mann scored 17 points and Florida State won its opener for the fifth straight season, defeating George Washington 87-67 on Tuesday night.

Mann, who is the lone returning starter from a squad that reached the NCAA Tournament last season, also had eight rebounds as the Seminoles extended its home winning streak to 22. Phil Cofer added 15 points and Christ Koumadje had 14 points and seven rebounds.

Florida State led by 20 (52-32) early in the second half on a pair of Cofer free throws before the Colonials went on a 13-3 run to get within 55-45. George Washington would get within 10 again (66-56) on a Yuta Watanabe 3-pointer with 9:37 remaining before the Seminoles scored nine straight points.

Terry Nolan Jr. and Jair Bolden scored 18 apiece for the Colonials (1-1) and Watanabe added 14 points and eight rebounds.

The Seminoles improved to 15-1 in openers under Leonard Hamilton. They shot 38 of 68 from the field and had a 52-20 edge in points in the paint.

George Washington was 24 of 63 from the floor and struggled from beyond the arc, going 7 of 26.

BIG PICTURE

George Washington: The Colonials have nine newcomers, including four freshmen. They don't have much of a bench rotation at the moment as three players saw 30-plus minutes.

Florida State: The Seminoles had one of the deepest benches in Division I last season, and that appears to be the case again. Hamilton used 12 players with eight seeing action for 13 minutes or more. FSU's bench had a 32-5 advantage.

UP NEXT

George Washington returns home on Saturday to face Hampton, who has split its first two games.

Florida State will play a pair of games in the Jamaica Classic in Montego Bay. The first one is on Friday against Fordham.

 

No. 1 Duke 88, No. 2 Michigan State 81

CHICAGO — Grayson Allen — Duke's lone senior — scored a career-high 37 points, freshman Trevon Duval had 17 points and 10 assists, and the top-ranked Blue Devils beat No. 2 Michigan State 88-81 in the Champions Classic on Tuesday night.

On a court full of some college basketball's brightest stars, Allen stepped up whenever his team needed a big play. The Blue Devils (3-0) lost Marvin Bagley III to an eye injury midway through the first half, but Allen made five 3-pointers and scored 21 points in the second half to help make up for the missing freshman phenom.

Wendell Carter Jr. added 12 points and 12 rebounds, helping Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski improve to 12-1 in his career against Michigan State.

Miles Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Nick Ward each scored 19 points for the Spartans, who blocked 12 shots — just one shy of the school record. Michigan State (1-1) shot 51 percent from the field, but was outrebounded 46-34 by the long and athletic Blue Devils.

 

No. 5 Villanova 113, Nicholls 77

PHILADELPHIA — Mikal Bridges set career highs with 23 points and four blocks, and No. 5 Villanova swatted away a school-record 13 shots in a 113-77 rout of Nicholls on Tuesday night.

Donte DiVincenzo added 20 points, Jalen Brunson had 17 and the Wildcats (2-0) had six players in double figures while shooting 58 percent from the field in their second straight blowout of an inferior opponent.

Zaquavian Smith scored 25 points and Roddy Peters had 17 for the Colonels (1-1), who trailed by as many as 38 points.

Villanova, which cruised past Columbia 75-60 on Friday, raced to a 22-9 lead and was never threatened. Bridges shot 4 of 7 from 3-point range and the Wildcats were 13 of 30 from behind the arc.

The Colonels, picked to finish 10th out of 13 teams in the Southland Conference, entered as a 32-point underdog and were quickly overwhelmed in the schools' first meeting.

With just over 8 minutes remaining in the first half, Nicholls had more turnovers (7) than field goals (5) as they fell behind 35-11.

The most impressive Villanova sequence came when Bridges had two blocks and Omari Spellman one on the same possession, bringing the crowd and the Wildcats bench to their feet.

 

WOMEN'S

No. 5 Louisville 90, Toledo 55

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Jazmine Jones and Myisha Hines-Allen scored 17 points each to lead No. 5 Louisville to a 90-55 victory over Toledo in a preseason women's NIT quarterfinal game Tuesday night.

The Cardinals (3-0) overcame a slow start offensively, but used a strong second quarter to put the Rockets away. During one stretch, Louisville made 8-of-12 baskets to turn a six-point lead into a 41-19 advantage with 1:25 left in the first half.

Louisville, despite shooting just 31 percent in the opening quarter, finished shooting 48 percent overall as the lead grew to as many as 37 points late in the fourth quarter.

Asia Durr, coming off a 47-point performance Sunday against Ohio State, added 14 points for the Cardinals.

Toledo shot just 30 percent and missed 20 of 25 3-point attempts. Jay-Ann Bravo-Harriott led the Rockets (1-1) with 16 points.

 

 

No. 12 West Virginia 101, Sacramento State 47

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Teana Muldrow and Naomi Davenport combined for 49 points on 20-of-25 shooting and both had double-figures in rebounding and No. 12 West Virginia rolled to a 101-47 win over Sacramento State on Tuesday night.

It is the first time the Mountaineers (2-0) scored 100 points in back-to-back games. They beat Central Connecticut State 102-52 in their opener.

Muldrow was 10 of 13 from the field for 27 points and had 12 rebounds while Davenport was 10 of 12 for 22 points with 10 boards. Katrina Pardee added 15 points and Kristina King had 11 for the Mountaineers, who have reached the century mark in three-straight games, counting their exhibition.

The Mountaineers scored the first four points and after a Maranne Johnson 3-pointer for the Hornets, West Virginia scored the next 17. Davenport had nine in the run and 11 in the quarter, which ended with WVU up 29-4. Then the Mountaineers made 9 of 15 shots in the second quarter, Muldrow scored nine points and the lead went to 46-19 at the break.

There was no slowing down after that as WVU outscored the Hornets 30-12 in the third quarter with three 6-0 runs and an 8-0 run. The Mountaineers ended up shooting 53 percent (39 of 73) with a 55-38 rebounding advantage and turned 22 turnovers into 28 points.

Johnson had 20 points for the Hornets, who shot 25 percent (18 of 73) for the contest.