TALLAHASSEE — Florida State finished their exhibition season with a 102-55 victory over Florida College on Friday evening at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, Fla.
Six different Seminoles scored double figures on the evening, led by RayQuan Evans’ 14 points – all of which were scored in the first half. Wyatt Wilkes and Matthew Cleveland each scored 13 points, Jalen Warley and Cam’Ron Fletcher both scored 11 points, and John Butler added 10 points. Warley added a team-leading seven assists and tied for the team lead with four steals. Butler led FSU with three blocks. Anthony Polite, who did not play in FSU’s first exhibition, had six points, a team-leading eight rebounds, four assists, and four steals on the evening.
As a team, the Seminoles were 35-of-69 (50.7%) from the floor, including 14-of-28 (50.0%) from deep. They were 18-of-25 (72.0%) from the line. FSU had 23 assists and 17 turnovers. The Seminoles recorded 18 steals and five blocks as a team. FSU had a 50-37 rebounding advantage on the evening.
Malik Osborne (illness) and Tanor Ngom (concussion) did not play for FSU.
Florida College finished 19-of-69 (27.5%) from the floor, including 13-of-44 (29.5%) from deep. They were 4-of-9 (44.4%) from the line.
The Falcons led FSU 17-16 with 12:54 left in the first half. They led by as many as four points early on. FSU led 52-32 at the half.
FSU opens the regular season on Wednesday, November 10th against Penn at 9 p.m. That game will be broadcast by the ACC Network.
SECOND HALF – FSU 102, FLORIDA COLLEGE 55 – FINAL
– FSU wins 102-55 over Florida College.
– FSU leads 97-44 with four minutes remaining. Six Seminoles are in double figures, led by RayQuan Evans 14 points (all in the first half)
– FSU is on a 21-3 run, leading 88-41 with 7:47 remaining.
– FSU leads 74-38 with 11:59 remaining. RayQuan Evans has 14 points, Wyatt Wilkes has 13 points, Matthew Cleveland has 12 points, John Butler has 10 points.
– FSU opens the second half on a 10-4 run. Wyatt Wilkes with a pair of 3-point baskets. FSU leads 62-36 with 15:49 remaining.
FIRST HALF – FSU 52, FLORIDA COLLEGE 32
– FSU leads 52-32 at the half. RayQuan Evans leads all scorers with 14 points. FSU was 18-of-32 (56.3%) in the first half, including 8-of-13 (61.5%) from the perimeter. They were 8-of-9 (88.9%) from the free throw line.
– FSU leads 38-27 with 3:57 left in the first half. FSU has seven steals in the opening half. RayQuan Evans leads all scorers with 14 points.
– FSU takes a 29-21 lead on an 8-0 run over last 1:22. RayQuan Evans leads all scorers with 11 points. He is 3-of-3 from deep.
– FSU trails 17-16 with 11:56 remaining. Jalen Warley leads FSU with five points. Florida College is 6-of-15 (40.0%) from the floor, but 5-of-12 (41.7%) from deep. The Falcons have a 9-7 rebounding advantage.
– Cam’Ron Fletcher checks in for his first career action as a Seminole with 14:52 left in the opening half.
– FSU trails 11-10 with 14:52 left in the opening half. Florida College has hit three of their first five 3-point attempts. They are 4-of-8 (50.0%) from the floor. Wyatt Wilkes and RayQuan Evans have each hit a 3-point basket for the Seminoles.
– FSU wins the tip. RayQuan Evans nails a 3-pointer.
– Florida State is starting RayQuan Evans, Anthony Polite, Caleb Mills, Wyatt Wilkes, Naheem McLeod
– Guard Anthony Polite, who did not dress for FSU’s first scrimmage, is dressed out on Friday evening.
– Forward Malik Osborne and center Tanor Ngom are not with the team during pregame warm-ups.
Florida State defeated Mississippi College, 94-51, in its first exhibition game and plays host to Penn on November 10 at 9:00 p.m. in its regular season opener.
MORE ON AUBRY BOYD
Boyd, a four-year letter winner for the Seminoles from 1988-91, was injured in 1995. In the accident, Boyd broke the fourth vertebrate in his neck, leaving him a paraplegic.
“Aubry Boyd always has been, and continues to this day, to be one of the biggest supporters of our team and our players,” said Head Coach Leonard Hamilton. “This is an important game for our program, and for each of the players who have had the privilege to play in this game during their careers. Our current and former players, as well as all of our loyal fans, look forward to this game every year.”
For Carlson, a former Seminole assistant coach who helped recruit Boyd to Florida State, the game to support the Aubry Boyd Charitable Foundation is one of the highlights of the schedule every season.
“It has become a tradition with the Florida State basketball team and fans to help and support Aubry,” said Carlson. “Aubry is a true Seminole supports all the sports Florida State. He is a great fan and was a great basketball star. He played on some of the greatest teams in school history during his career.”
Boyd signed with the Seminoles as a highly touted recruit from Southwest High School in Macon, GA. and made an immediate impact on the court for Florida State. From 1988-91, Boyd appeared in 116 games and averaged 6.7 points per game during the 1990-91 season. During Boyd’s senior year, he started 31 of 32 games and averaged 11.8 points per game as the Seminoles cruised to a 21-11 record. The Seminoles won the Metro Conference Championship, and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a win over Southern California.
Boyd played on Florida State’s 1988, 1989 and 1991 NCAA Tournament teams.
How to give: There are multiple was to contribute to the Aubry Boyd Charitable Foundation. Feel free to utilize this donation link: http://PayPal.Me/AubryBoyd or mail checks made out to the Aubry Boyd Charitable Foundation. Checks should be mailed to Seminole Boosters: Attention Tom Carlson, P.O. Box 1353, Tallahassee, Fla., 32302
Due to university restrictions, cash will not be collected at the game Friday night.
Portions from FSU Release