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Second-half run lifts Florida State over Minnesota

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Jonathan Isaac got his second double-double of the season (14 points, 13 rebounds) and Dwayne Bacon scored 18 points as Florida State defeated Minnesota 75-67 on Monday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

The Seminoles shot just 34.6 percent from the field in the first half and trailed 33-31 at halftime. They opened the second half by making six of their first eight as part of a 15-5 run over the first five minutes to give them the lead for good. Bacon, who scored 14 points in the second half, had seven points during the run. FSU was 14 of 28 from the field and led by as many as 19 in the second half.

Michael Ojo added 12 points as the Seminoles (6-1) had a 40-18 advantage in points in the paint.

Akeem Springs and Nate Mason led the Golden Gophers (6-1) with 11 points. Bacon, who scored 14 points in the second half, had seven points during the run. FSU was 14 of 28 from the field and led by as many as 19 in the second half.

Michael Ojo added 12 points as the Seminoles (6-1) had a 40-18 advantage in points in the paint.

Akeem Springs and Nate Mason led the Golden Gophers (6-1) with 11 points. Freshman guard Amir Coffey, who came into the game leading the team in scoring at 15.8 points per game, was held to seven points.

Minnesota came into the game shooting 47 percent from the field but was a season-worst 32.8 percent from the field (19 of 58).

With the win the Seminoles snapped an eight-game losing streak in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and have extended their home non-conference winning streak to 15.

Next up for Florida State is trip to Washington, D.C. where they will face George Washington in the BB&T Classic.