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Richardson has career night for FSU

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Anthony Richardson scored 25 of a
career-high 27 points in the second half Monday night to lead
Florida State to a 71-53 victory over Northwestern.

The game was the first in the fifth annual Atlantic Coast
Conference-Big Ten challenge that matches schools from each league.

Richardson, whose previous career high was 20 points, hit 10 of
13 shots, including four of five from 3-point distance.

Tim Pickett added 21 for the Seminoles (5-0), who had runs of
24-9 and 18-3 in the second half when they outscored the visitors
45-22.

Jitim Young led Northwestern with 17 points while teammates T.J. Parker and Evan Seacat added 12 each.

Northwestern (2-3) led 31-26 at halftime and built its advantage
to 34-26 before Richardson keyed the 24-9 run that put Florida
State into 50-43 lead.

The Wildcats pulled to within 50-48 on a pair of free throws by
Young with 9:52 left when Florida State went on an 18-3 tear to put
the game away.

Florida State shot 56.3 percent and was 54.5 percent from
3-poing range with Pickett going 5-for-8 behind the arc.