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Inside the box score: FSU 109, Nicholls State 62

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FSU 109 Nicholls State 62 box score

1. 5* freshman Dwayne Bacon didn't take long to make an impact. It took all of 46 seconds for him to score the first 5 points of his career. He finished the game with 23 points in 24 minutes. Fellow freshman Malik Beasley had 21 points in 22 minutes. It took Xavier Rathan-Mayes three career games before he had his first 20+ point outburst. Devon Bookert first cracked 20 in his 68th career game, and Montay Brandon accomplished the same thing in his 77th game.

2. The Noles were 298th last year in 3-pt%. Partially this was due to a lack of shooters, but also contributing was the overall lack of offensive talent which allowed defenses to run shooters off the line. With so much offensive firepower this year, the Noles attempted 20 3-pointers, and I don't recall one that was well defended. FSU made 10-20 (50%). Last year the Noles made that many 3s in a game just once - in XRM's insane scoring burst versus Miami.

3. XRM finished the game with 11 points and 11 assists, collecting his second career double-double. The 11 assists tied his career best (set last year vs Virginia Tech), and he assisted on 42% of the made baskets while he was on the floor.

4. The home opener sold 6,094 tickets. C'mon people. Do better.

5. FSU won 109-62 in an 81 possession game. Florida State hasn't played a game with that many possessions since crushing VCU in Puerto Rico on November 21, 2013. The Noles scored 1.35 points per possession vs Nicholls State, which is the most since scoring 1.37 vs Georgetown in the 2014 NIT.