Depth, experience leads Florida State past George Washington, 87-67
Box Score: FSU 87, GW 67
With fresh faces and old standbys, the Florida State Seminoles picked up where they left off at the Tucker Center on Tuesday night, defeating George Washington 87-67 in the opening game of the 2017-18 season.
The 'Noles (1-0) showed off their trademark depth with eight players logging double-digit minutes in the contest. Florida State also put its newfound jump-shooting prowess on display, hitting 56 percent of their shots from the floor and going 8-21 from beyond the arc.
It was junior forward Terance Mann who would lead the offensive attack for FSU, scoring 17 points from the floor with an efficient shooting percentage of 80 percent.
Meanwhile it was the other upperclassmen who shined on both sides of the floor against the Colonels (1-1). Christ Koumadje looked comfortable in his debut as the Seminoles' full-time starting center. The junior would finish with 14 points, five blocks and seven boards in 21 minutes of play.
Phil Cofer would show a spark not seen since his freshman campaign, putting up 15 points and four rebounds on the night.
The Seminoles’ home unbeaten streak has now extended to 22 straight games at the Donald L. Tucker Center. Next up for Florida State is a tilt with Fordham at the Jamaica Classic at Montego Bay on Friday.