August 10, 2022 - by

M. Basketball Tops McGill, 90-74; Closes Canadian Tour With 3-0 Record

MONTREAL, Canada (seminoles.com) – Darin Green, Jr. scored 25 points and Jaylan Gainey earned a double double of 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead Florida State to a 90-74 win over McGill University at Love Competition Hall.  Green, Jr. and Gainey led three Seminoles in double figure scoring and the Seminoles reached the 90-point scoring plateau for the third consecutive game.

With the win, Florida State closed out its three-game Canadian Tour with a 3-0 record.  The Seminoles averaged 94.0 points scored per game while allowing 68 points per game.  The Seminoles passed the ball well in earning their three victories with 46 assists (19 against Ottawa, 14 against Carleton and 13 against McGill) for an average of 15.3 assists per game.

Green enjoyed his best offensive game against McGill as he scored 25 on five made 3-point shots.  He scored 18 points as he made four of his five shots from long range before halftime.  Green added seven points and one more 3-point shot in the second half of the Seminoles’ victory.

Green averaged 20.3 points (15 against Ottawa, 21 against Carleton and 25 against McGill) and shot .433 percent (13 of 30) from the bonusphere in leading the Seminoles to their three exhibition wins.

Caleb Mills scored 14 points as he continued his torrid scoring pace north of the border.  Mills made seven of 15 shots (.467 percent) and added five rebounds to go along with one assist and one blocked shot.  Mills also scored in double figures in all three exhibition games and averaged 19.3 points (20 against Ottawa, 24 against Carleton and 14 against McGill).

Offensively, the Seminoles shot nearly 54 percent from the field (35-65) and shot better than 38 percent from the 3-point line (eight of 21).  Florida State’s 3-point production came from two players: Green (five of 10) and freshman Tom House (three of three) as those two players combined to shoot 73 percent from long range (eight of 11).

Gainey led the Seminoles with 10 rebounds as Florida State outrebounded McGill by a 38-26 margin.  The Seminoles allowed only six offensive rebounds.  Gainey led five Seminoles who pulled down four or more rebounds.  The graduate transfer from Brown was credited with two of Florida State’s four blocked shots in the victory.

Sophomore Jaylen Warley scored six points and was credited with a team-high four assists.  Freshman Chandler Jackson was a perfect three of three from the field, scored six points and totaled four rebounds.  Freshman Cameron Corhen earned a team-leading four steals and four rebounds.

Season tickets are now on sale. Seminole fans interested in purchasing tickets for all home regular season games at the Donald L. Tucker Center are encouraged to call the Florida State Ticket Office at 1-888-FSU-NOLE. Single game tickets go on sale in November.

Florida State’s schedule of home opponents at the Donald L. Tucker Center includes Stetson (Nov. 7), Troy (Nov. 14), Florida (Nov. 18), Mercer (Nov. 21), Purdue (Nov. 30) and USC Upstate (Dec. 13).

The Seminoles have won 36 of their last 37 non-conference home games since the start of the 2016-17 season.  Florida State has won 46 of its last 47 non-conference home games since defeating UCF at the Tucker Center on December 6, 2014.

Florida State was 5-0 in non-ACC home games in 2021-22 and is 88-8 at home (.917 winning percentage) in the last six seasons.

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