Devon Bookert added 16 points on 4-of-4 shooting from 3-point
range and 4-of-4 from the free throw line for Florida State
(17-11, 8-8 ACC), which had not managed back-to-back wins since
a three-game run Jan. 9-15. Ian Miller and Aaron Thomas each
registered 15 points and Boris Bojanovsky chipped in with seven
points, five rebounds and four blocks.
Robert Carter Jr. totaled 20 points, including 11-of-11 from the
free throw line, to lead all scorers as Georgia Tech (13-16,
4-12) lost its fourth straight game. Trae Golden contributed 16
points and Daniel Miller had 13 along with a team-best 11
The Seminoles kicked off the second half by doubling up Georgia
Tech 18-9 in the opening minutes, led by nine points from White
and capped by a Bookert 3-pointer, pushing the lead to 53-40.
Florida State would go on to lead by as many as 16 and after the
Yellow Jackets trimmed the deficit to 70-59 on a 3-pointer from
Carter with 3:45 remaining, Miller and White led the Seminoles
on a 6-2 run to end the threat and Georgia Tech couldn't muster
Florida State got a spark from long range to shake off a cold
start that featured just 2-of-9 shooting in the opening minutes,
as a 3-pointer from Bookert and two more from Miller helped the
Seminoles to their first lead - a 17-11 advantage with 12:13
left until halftime. Minutes later, nine unanswered points
pushed Florida State's first half lead to 26-14 and the
Seminoles held on for a 35-31 edge at the break.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Florida State has beaten Georgia Tech nine
straight times, including five in a row at home. ... The Yellow
Jackets managed a 36-35 advantage on the glass, including 18
offensive rebounds, compared to seven for the Seminoles. ...
Florida State G Montay Brandon matched a career-high with 12
rebounds, set last Sunday against Pittsburgh, giving Brandon
consecutive games with 10 or more boards for the first time.
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