Watkins’ 19 points and career-high 8 assists lead Florida State past UNLV in the Sunshine Slam
Nov 20, 2023, 08:25 pm
Florida State (3-1) will play the winner of the Colorado-Richmond game on Tuesday for the championship. UNLV (2-2) will play the loser.
Cam Corhen scored 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting and De’Ante Green had 10 points for Florida State. Watkins, a transfer from VCU, made 8 of 11 shots.
Florida State never trailed and had a double-digit lead for most of the game. UNLV used a 15-6 run to pull to 63-58 with 8:40 remaining but didn’t get closer. Boone scored with a layup and a dunk during the stretch.
The Seminoles answered with an 18-7 run, capped by a Corhen dunk, and led 81-65 with 2:15 remaining.
Florida State shot 63% (32 of 51) overall, UNLV 57% (29 of 51) and the teams combined for 29 turnovers.
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