Basketball beats Boston College, 93-64
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Senior MJ Walker scored 18 points to lead Florida State No.11 to a 93-64 victory over Boston College in his last home game as Seminole at the Donald L. Tucker Center. Walker, RayQuan Evans, Travis Light, Justin Lindner, Harrison Prieto and Will Miles were all honored tonight for Senior Night, playing in the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center for the last time in their careers as the Seminoles finished unbeaten at home in the ACC match. for the second year in a row.
The Seminoles are now 15-4 overall (11-3 in the CCA) and Boston College are 4-14 overall (2-10 in the CCA). The victory also marks Florida State’s 11the double-digit victory of the season.
Florida State now has 25 straight home wins against the ACC, only tying the ACC record. The Seminoles are 77-4 (0.951) in their last 81 home games, dating back to the 2015-16 season.
Walker was six of nine from beyond the arc, tying his career-high six trebles in a single game. It is now the 10e player in school history with 450 career goals from 3 points or more and only needs five more trebles to become the ninth player in school history with 175 goals on the ground to 3 points or more in career.
Evans contributed six points, two blocked shots and two steals in his last home game for the Seminoles. He’s shot 2 of 2 from the line and shoots .867 from the line in the last four games (13 of 15).
Prieto blocked two career-high shots and threw a perfect 3-point shot with nine seconds left. Lindner contributed four points and one steal. Miles scored two runs and Light took a rebound for the Seminoles.
Redshirt junior RaiQuan Gray scored in double digits for the 11e consecutive match with 16 points. Gray was a perfect seven-for-seven shot, including a shot from beyond the arc early in the second half.
Junior redshirt Anthony Polite has also scored in double digits for the eighth time this season with 13 points while leading the team with six rebounds. With a shot from beyond the arc tonight, Polite has scored at least one 3-point field goal in each of the 15 games he’s played this season. Polite also clocked a team record of four interceptions contributing to the Seminoles’ total of nine interceptions.
Freshman Scottie Barnes led the team with seven assists and totaled seven points for the Seminoles.
The Seminoles shot 0.556% from the field (35 of 63) and 0.481% from the 3-point line (13 of 27). Florida State held Boston College at 0.367 percent of shots from the field (22 of 60) and 0.387 percent of shots from the 3-point line (12 of 31).
With 78 points off the bench against the Eagles, Florida State held a 37:16 lead of the game. The Seminoles bench dominated the Eagles bench 78-15.
Jay Heath, a sophomore at Boston College, had a high 28 points (0.563 shots) and senior Frederick Scott led the Eagles with seven rebounds.
The Florida State No.11 will end his regular season with a road game at the Purcell Pavilion in Notre Dame, Indiana on March 6. The game will start at noon and will be broadcast on ESPN2.