November 12, 2010 - by
Noles Top North Florida, 75-55

Nov. 12, 2010






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Final Score
1st
2nd
Final
North Florida
25
30
55
Florida State
42
33
75
Players of the Game

Bernard James

28
Mins
24

Parker Smith

15
Points
16
0
Assists
0
10
Rebounds
4
70.0
FG %
27.7
0
3PT %
37.8
25
FT %
100.0
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Florida State Seminoles

(1-0) (0-0 ACC)

North Florida Osprey

(0-1) (0-0 A-Sun)

Scoring‘NolesOsprey
Points
75
55
FG %
46.9
33.3
FT %
38.7
24.5
3PT %
42.9
34.0
Defense‘NolesOsprey
Rebounds
41
36
Steals
10
6
Blocks
7
2

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Junior-college transfer Bernard James had a double-double – 15 points and 10 rebounds – and Deividas Dulkys added 12 points as Florida State cruised to a 75-55 victory over North Florida in the season opener for both teams at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

Florida State has won its opener in each of coach Leonard Hamilton’s nine seasons.

“I think we did show that we still have a ways to go, by no means are we a finished product,” Hamilton said. “I do like this team. I like the parts that we have.

“I feel like before too long we will be a good, solid basketball team. Right now though we are still trying to work some kinks out. But I do like the material we have to work with.”

Florida State certainly has athleticism and depth – four players scored in double figures. Derwin Kitchen and Chris Singleton each added 11 points for the Seminoles, while Xavier Gibson and Luke Loucks each added seven points.

Parker Smith had 16 points and Andres Diaz added 12 points for North Florida, which had 22 turnovers.

FSU jumped out to a 42-25 lead at the half as Xavier Gibson, Deividas Dulkys and James each had seven points.

But North Florida chipped away at FSU’s lead, cutting the deficit to just five, 50-45, with 10:45 left in the game.

“I don’t know what happened; we lost our way,” James said. “We just motivated each other to get going again. And we made it happen.”

FSU answered right back, as Luke Loucks made a 3-pointer and Singleton dunked after a steal. The Seminoles led 55-45 at that point and were not challenged again as they outscored North Florida 20-10 the rest of the way.

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