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Seminoles drop Samford, 76-68, enter ACC play with 12-1 mark

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Sophomore guard Terance Mann and the Seminoles improved to 12-1 on the season. (Gene Williams/Warchant)

Box Score: FSU 76, Samford 68

The No. 21 Florida State men's basketball team heated up after a cold-shooting first half Monday afternoon and rolled to a 76-68 victory against visiting Samford.

The Seminoles, who have now won eight consecutive games, improved to 12-1 on the season -- that's tied for the best start through 13 games in school history. Samford falls to 7-4.

FSU was led offensively by sophomore guard Terance Mann, who scored a career-high 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the field. The Seminoles also got 15 points from junior point guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes and 14 from sophomore swingman Dwayne Bacon.

FSU struggled finding a rhythm against Samford's zone defense in the first half, hitting on just 12 of 33 shots from the field and 3 of 14 from 3-point range. But the 'Noles got their transition game going after halftime and shot 48.4 percent in that period.

FSU now has just over a week off for the holidays before returning home to open ACC play against Wake Forest on Dec. 28.

Check back with Warchant.com for complete coverage of this game.

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