Seminoles dominate the paint, defeat Detroit Mercy 100-71
The turnaround was quick but so was the Florida State offense as the Seminoles defeated Detroit Mercy 100-71 for their second win in three days.
The 'Noles began with a 10-4 run and trailed only once in a game dominated by offense. Offense that included a staggering 30-4, 7:51 run for Florida State in the closing minutes of the game.
Sophomore guard Dwayne Bacon continued his season long hot streak leading all scorers with 22 points, 18 of which came inside the paint. The performance was encouraging for the Garnet and Gold who played without junior Phil Cofer who was held out as a precaution due to an ankle sprain suffered on Friday night.
"[I've been] Staying aggressive," said Bacon of his consistency to start the season. "I've worked on my shot a lot so if they give me the shot I take it."
Not to be outdone, freshman Jonathan Isaac recorded his first career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in 25 minutes of action.
“He’s big time for us. He scores, he rebounds. He’s a great defender for us," said junior guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes of the freshman. "He does so much for us.”
The Seminoles are off to a 4-0 start for the first time since their 2013-14 campaign. Monday's game also marked the first time FSU scored in triple figures in back-to-back games since 1996.
Next up for Florida State is a trip to Brooklyn, New York to face off against the Temple Owls in the NIT Season Tip-off.