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Seminoles Men's Hoops Squad Snaps Losing Streak

By: Rob Shaw Email
By: Rob Shaw Email

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Uche Echefu scored a career-high 18 points, and Florida State snapped its two-game losing streak with a 78-48 win over Georgia State on Tuesday night.

Echefu made 6-of-7 from the field, including 2-for-3 from the 3-point line and 4-for-4 from the free throw line. He added five rebounds. Isaiah Swann scored 14 points, and Toney Douglas added 10 for the Seminoles, who travel to play at No. 25 Florida on Friday.

The Seminoles (4-2) scored 33 points off of 26 Georgia State turnovers and outscored the Panthers 32-18 in the paint. Florida State held Georgia State to 33-percent shooting from the field.

Ousman Krubally and Justin Billingslea both scored 11 for Georgia State (0-3), who outrebounded the taller Seminoles 41-30. Billingslea also had seven rebounds, but fouled out. The Panthers shot just 10-for-20 from the free throw line, and made only two of its 10 3-point attempts.

Florida State shot 50-percent from the field in the first half on its way to a 35-21 lead at the break. A 15-4 run midway through the second half sealed the win.


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