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FSU pulls away from Jacksonville in second half

to help lead Florida State to a 91-67 win against Jacksonville in both teams' season opener

forced FSU into a slow start with a defensive zone and a fullcourt press. And JU led 26-23 lead with 7:31 left in the first half.

The Seminoles answered with a 20-10 run, including 10 points from Montay Brandon, to go into halftime up 43-36.

Brandon added a career-high 15 points.

Bookert also had nine rebounds and five steals.

Jarvis Haywood led Jacksonville with 15 points, and Martin chipped in 13 points, five assists and five steals.

Throughout the preseason, Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton stressed the need for his team to attack the rim and pick up its defense. Neither happened in abundance during the first half.

The 26-23 Dolphins lead was heavily influenced by three 3-pointers from Haywood. Most of the half was choppy for the Seminoles, but Bookert carried the load with 13 points, five rebounds and four steals.

FSU picked up its defensive effort in the second half, and Jacksonville shot 37 percent from the field after shooting 44.8 percent in the first. The Seminoles used their size advantage to get good looks and shoot 53.3 percent.

Florida State also outrebounded Jacksonville 41-28.

FSU pulls away from Jacksonville in second half 11/08/13 [Last modified: Saturday, November 9, 2013 1:03am]
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