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FGCU 62

(1-1, 0-1 away)

(21) Florida State 81

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    2:00 PM ET, November 16, 2008

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    FGCU 24 3862
    #21FSU 37 4481

    Top Performers

    Florida Gulf Coast: K. Jacobson 14 Pts, 2 Ast

    Florida St: T. Davis-Cain 18 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Rebounds key in No. 24 Florida State's victory

    Associated Press

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Tanae Davis-Cain and Jacinta Monroe combined for 33 points, including 21 in the second half, as Florida State (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP) turned back a furious Florida Gulf Coast rally for an 81-62 season-opening victory.

    The Seminoles used a commanding 45-23 rebounding advantage to hold off the Eagles, who opened the season with an 88-86 upset victory of Florida.

    Davis-Cain led five double-figure scorers with a game-high 18 points, including consecutive 3-pointers in the second half after Florida Gulf Coast whittled a 22-point deficit to 45-39 with 13:09 to play. Monroe contributed 15 points and 12 rebounds and started a 12-2 Seminoles run with a layup.

    Florida Gulf Coast (1-1) never completely recovered after missing 11 of its first 12 shots. Kelsey Jacobson, who led the Eagles with 14 points, knocked down a trio of 3-pointers during the rally.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FGCU
    FSU
    Points 62 81
    FG Made-Attempted 20-52 (.385) 31-58 (.534)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-26 (.346) 6-18 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-17 (.765) 13-28 (.464)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 23

    Game Leaders

     
    FGCU
    FSU
    PointsK. Jacobson 14T. Davis-Cain 18
    ReboundsE. Beddome 4J. Monroe 12
    AssistsB. Brown 5C. Ward 4
    StealsC. Chihil 3A. Gray 3

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