Barrier GABLES, Fla. (AP) – Florida Condition is constantly on the build its situation for any high NCAA Tournament seed.
Sardaar Calhoun scored a job-high 16 points and also the No. 11 Seminoles coasted for an 88-71 make an impression on Miami on Wednesday night.
The Seminoles (14-3, 10-2 Chesapeake Bay Conference) weren’t threatened following a 19-2 run at the start of the very first half. Anthony Polite hit consecutive 3-pointers and Scottie Barnes’ jumper with 10:32 remaining capped the surge and elevated Florida State’s result in 27-8.
RaiQuan Grey had 12 points and 13 rebounds for that conference leading Seminoles, who’ve won nine of the last 10. Polite carried out with 12 points and Balsa Koprivica was Florida State’s 4th double figure scorer with 13 points.
“Our coaches perform a congrats of preparing us,” Grey stated. “We treat all the games as though it’s for that national title. Our coaches perform a congrats of keeping us humble.”
Barnes’ field goal with 40 seconds remaining gave the Seminoles a 49-28 lead at halftime.
“We’re remaining centered on stuff that have become us up to now,” Florida Condition coach Leonard Hamilton stated. “We really haven’t done yet in writing. We’re the best choice, but when we don’t take proper care of business, that may change. We’re trying to cope with things point in fact.”
Miami (7-14, 3-13) has lost eight of their last nine. Isaiah Wong scored 29 points for that Hurricanes.
“Our guys gave it everything they’d,” Miami coach Jim Larranaga stated. “Our effort from beginning to end was good. We’re just worn-out completely. So we performed against a Florida Condition team which i think is really as gifted just like any team in the united states. I believe they’ve had a legitimate opportunity to win not just the ACC regular season, however the ACC tournament and also the NCAA tournament.”
Florida Condition leading scorer M.J. Master sitting out due to a mild ankle injuries. Master, who averages 13.1 points per game, is seven points shy of just one,000 in the Seminoles career.
The Seminoles also lost forward Malik Osborne after he hurt his left ankle while grabbing a rebound at the start of the very first half.
“When the thing is where we’re, for any kid to move back for any game and hopefully be sufficiently strong to complete the growing season, we make the most of it,” Hamilton stated of the choice to rest Master.
CALHOUN ACCEPTS HIS ROLE:
Although happy with his point output, Calhoun understands other responsibilities that include as being a reserve. Walker’s absence provided additional minutes for any second unit which scored 57 points.
“At practice we bring the additional juice, that second unit,” Calhoun stated. “I cherish coming from the bench helping my siblings. Whenever we play hard easy buckets happen.”
HAPPY HOMECOMING FOR Grey:
Under normal conditions Grey might have spotted family and buddies within the stands when playing at Miami. But Grey, of neighboring Fort Lauderdale, always enjoys coming back the place to find Florida, empty arena notwithstanding.
“It’s always a awesome factor to return and play in Florida,” Grey stated. “It’s a dream become a reality to experience within this arena and take out victory.”
MAINTAINING THE WIDE MARGIN:
The Seminoles didn’t allow Miami to drag within single digits within the other half. The Hurricanes got no closer than 15 points, when walk-on guard Willie Herenton hit a 3-pointer with 2:17 remaining.
“This team is unselfish,” Hamilton stated. “They play for one another. That’s a primary reason we’re able we’re in.”
Florida Condition: The victory extended the Seminoles’ recent dominance over Miami. Additionally to sweeping the standard season series, Florida Condition set an exciting-time mark using its seventh consecutive win. The Seminoles formerly had three different six game winning streaks.
Miami: After close single-digit losses at the start of their conference schedule, the Hurricanes are trending toward lopsided results. The defeat against Florida Condition was Miami’s third straight by double figures.
Florida Condition: the Seminoles will seek another regular season sweep and conclude a 3-game journey Saturday at New York. Florida Condition defeated the Tar Heels 82-75 Jan. 16 in Tallahassee.
Miami: the Hurricanes open a 2-game road set Saturday at Clemson and try to overcome a 66-65 home loss from the Tigers Jan. 2.