Wed, 21 Apr 2021

RaiQuan Gray scored 16 points on perfect shooting, and 11th-ranked Florida State routed Boston College 93-64 on Wednesday night in Tallahassee, Fla.

Gray shot 7-for-7 from the floor and sank his only 3-point attempt and his only foul shot. He got support from teammates MJ Walker (team-high 18 points) and Anthony Polite (13 points).

Walker, a senior, matched his career high for made 3-pointers, sinking 6 of 9 attempts.

Florida State (15-4, 11-3 Atlanta Coast Conference) can clinch its second straight league regular-season title by beating Notre Dame on Saturday.

Boston College (4-14, 2-10) was led by Jay Heath, who had a game-high 28 points on 8-of-14 3-point shooting. Makai Ashton-Langford scored 14 points, and CJ Felder, playing his first game since Feb. 13, added six points for the Eagles.

However, Boston College, in its second game under interim coach Scott Spinelli, was without Steffon Mitchell (hamstring injury). Rich Kelly, out for the year due to a foot injury, and Wynston Tabbs had previously announced their intentions to transfer, and those are three of Boston College's top-five scorers.

This was Florida State's 25th straight ACC home victory, and it was the first Seminoles game since coach Leonard Hamilton had his contract extended through the 2024-25 season.

On Senior Night, Florida State started all seniors, RayQuan Evans and four walk-ons: Travis Light, Harrison Prieto, Justin Lindner and Will Miles. Florida State also honored Walker, who last week became the 49th Seminoles player to score 1,000 career points.

Florida State's walk-ons made a pair of plays early as Prieto blocked a shot and Lindner beat his man off the dribble for a layup. The walk-ons played 2:24 and departed with a 4-2 lead.

When Florida State's stars got on the court, they kept it going, grabbing a 53-35 halftime lead. Perhaps the flashiest play of the half was Sardaar Calhoun's behind-the-back assist leading to a Balsa Koprivica bucket in the paint.

Florida State shot an impressive 62.1 percent in the first half, including 8-for-15 from 3-point range. Boston College shot 38.7 percent before the break, including 7-for-15 from beyond the arc.

The second half was more of the same as Florida State, for the game, shot 55.6 percent from the floor, including 13-for-27 on 3-point tries.

Boston College shot 36.7 percent from the floor, 12 of 31 from long distance.

--Field Level Media

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