Florida State, which led as many as 35, dominated inside with a 34-18 scoring advantage in the paint.
The Seminoles kept Colonials forward Tyler Cavanaugh, the team’s top scorer at 18.1 points per game, to just eight points and six rebounds and limited guard Jaren Sina to nine points on 2 of 9 shooting.
“We had a great mindset coming into this game,” Rathan-Mayes said. “They have two main guys on their team in Sina and Cavanaugh, and we wanted to limit their touches, take away post catches and really make it tough on them. They were a two-headed snake and if we were able to cut that off, we were going to be able to hold them to a low field goal percentage and I think we did a great job of that.”
Florida State: Hamilton’s team, which routinely visited the Washington area when Maryland was still in the ACC, showed off its depth against George Washington. All 12 Seminoles who played scored in the rout.
George Washington: The Colonials, who edged South Florida 68-67 on Saturday, were overwhelmed by Florida State while playing their second game in a little more than 24 hours.
Florida State freshman forward Jonathan Isaac, who started the Seminoles’ first seven games and is averaging 15.1 points, sat out with a hip flexor.
After George Washington tied it at 5, Rathan-Mayes hit a 3-pointer with 14:07 left in the first half and Christ Koumadje followed with a dunk two possessions later for the Seminoles. Florida State’s lead never dipped to less than five the rest of the way.
Florida State has a quick turnaround when it returns home and plays host to Southern Mississippi on Tuesday. It’s the start of a three-game homestand over six days for the Seminoles.
George Washington travels to Philadelphia on Wednesday to begin a home-and-home series against former Atlantic 10 rival Temple. The teams last met when Temple earned a 90-77 victory in the 2015 NIT.