National Basketball Association
Florida State 81, Miami-Florida 59
When: 6:00 PM ET, Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Where: Donald L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee, Florida
Officials: # Roger Ayers, # Tony Henderson, # James Breeding
Attendance: 2825

Balanced scoring and depth continue to be Florida State's winning formula as the No. 16 Seminoles won their fifth consecutive game, beating the visiting Miami Hurricanes 81-59 in an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup in Tallahassee on Wednesday night.

M.J. Walker and reserves Sardaar Calhoun and Malik Osborne each scored 11 points to lead the Seminoles (10-2, 6-1 ACC), who won their 22nd consecutive game at home against an ACC opponent. Osborne had a double-double, collecting 10 rebounds.

Florida State had 11 players score, and seven netted at least eight points.

Miami (6-9, 2-8), short-handed again without multiple players including preseason All-ACC guard Chris Lykes, lost its third consecutive game.

The Seminoles jumped ahead 33-11 with an early 16-0 run, but Miami answered with a 9-0 run of its own keyed by sharp 3-point shooting.

The Hurricanes entered the contest shooting a dismal 25.8 percent from beyond the arc, but made 9 of their 23 3-point attempts against FSU.

Kameron McGusty, who finished with 13 points, cut Florida State's lead to single digits with a jumper with 17:40 left in the second half.

But Florida State showed its ability to quickly turn a game to its advantage on the offensive end. Four different players scored, capped by a 3-pointer from Wyatt Wilkes to extend their advantage to 18 points with 13 minutes left.

Isaiah Wong led Miami with a game-high 21 points on 6-for-16 shooting to go along with three assists and three steals.

Anthony Walker returned to the Hurricanes lineup after missing their previous game with a foot injury and totaled 13 points.

But Florida State crushed Miami on the boards. The Seminoles outrebounded the Hurricanes 45-23 and 15-7 on the offensive glass. RaiQuan Gray paced the effort with a game-high 11 rebounds and scored 10 points.

FSU continued its sharp shooting overall, finishing 32-for-62 from the field (51.6 percent) and held Miami to 37 percent (20-for-54) overall.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Miami-Florida   Florida State
Isaiah Wong 21 Scoring Sardaar Calhoun 11
Kameron McGusty 3 Assists Scottie Barnes 4
Nysier Brooks 5 Rebounds Raiquan Gray 11
Isaiah Wong 6 Free Throws Made Balsa Koprivica 3
Kameron McGusty 3 Steals Sardaar Calhoun 1
Deng Gak 2 Blocks Quincy Ballard 1
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Miami-Florida 59 37.0 9-23 10-17 7 21 2 10 13
Florida State 81 51.6 6-18 11-14 11 43 4 5 15