Seminoles Too Much for Men's Basketball

Seminoles Too Much for Men's Basketball

Tallahassee, Fla. – Lynn University's men's basketball team saw three players reached double-figures in scoring but Florida State University proved too much for the Fighting Knights in a 114-68 loss.  Denzel Richardson led all scorers with 19 points.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Florida State 114, Lynn 68
Records: Lynn (0-0), Florida State (0-0) - Exhibition
Location: Donald L. Tucker Center | Tallahassee, Fla.
Series: First Meeting
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Richardson gave Lynn its only lead of the game, 6-5, with a three-pointer from the right wing.
  • Florida State regained the advantage on an Xavier Rathan-Mayes shot and went ahead 11-9 until David Johnson connected on a running jumper to even the game 11-11.
  • Lynn missed 11 of its next 12 shots over a six minute span as FSU built up a 14-point lead, 27-13. 
  • Jamal Palmer drained his first shot attempt but the Seminoles would go on a 15-1 run to push their lead to 42-16.

STATS OF THE GAME:

  • Denzel Richardson scored a team-high 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting from the field, including 2-of-6 from three-point range and 3-for-4 at the free-throw line.
  • David Johnson and Ben Berry added 12 and 14 points, combining to hit 4-of-11 shots from downtown.
  • Fred Landers narrowly missed a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds.
  • Florida State had seven players score in double-figures, led by Devon Bookert, who had 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field.
  • Seven-foot-3 center Boris Bjanovsky logged 10 points and 12 rebounds for the games only double-double.
  • Terance Mann was 7-for-9 from the field for 15 points and added eight rebounds and six assists.
  • Lynn shot 29.3 percent from the field while Florida State hit 64.2 percent of its shots.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

  • The Fighting Knights broke in eight newcomers, including two freshman.

NEXT UP:

The Fighting Knights open their season on Saturday, Nov. 14, when they host Ave Maria at the de Hoernle Sports & Cultural Center.  Tip-off is slated for 7:30 pm.  Fans can watch the action live at LynnFightingKnights.com.