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Florida State buries Purdue in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Alexander Johnson led four Florida
State players in double figures with 14 points in the Seminoles'
97-57 win over Purdue in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday
night.

Al Thornton and Isaiah Swann each contributed 12 points, and
Jason Rich added 11 as the Seminoles (3-1) routed the Boilermakers
(2-2) in just the second-ever meeting between the teams. Johnson
added a career-high four steals.

Twelve different players scored for the Seminoles, who got 41
points from the bench, and led by as many as 43 points. Harried by
Florida State's pressure man-to-man defense, rebuilding Purdue shot
just 39 percent from the floor, 24 percent (4-of-17) from 3-point
range.

Korey Spates led turnover-prone Purdue with 13 points, while
Nate Minnoy added 11 points. Purdue committed 28 turnovers that led
to 41 Florida State points.

Florida State broke out to an early lead, using a 28-8 run from
the start to build a 58-23 lead at the half. The Seminoles shot
64.7 percent in the first half and 60.3 percent for the game, while
hitting 12-of-22 shots (54.5 percent) on 3-pointers.

Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton is perfect in the
ACC/Big 10 Challenge with a 4-0 record.