Osborne, Koprivica lead Florida St. past North Alabama

NCAA Men's Basketball

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP)Malik Osborne scored 12 of his 14 points in the first half as No. 17 Florida State cruised to an 88-71 win over North Alabama on Saturday.

Balsa Koprivica added 13 points while Trent Forrest had 10 points and six assists for Florida State (11-2), which has won seven of its games by 10 or more points.

The Seminoles made 16 of 23 (69 %) of their shots from inside the 3-point arc in the first half en route to a 47-26 lead at the break.

Jamari Blackmon scored 15 points and Christian Agnew added 12 points and eight rebounds for North Alabama (5-8).

Florida State made 17 of 17 free-throw attempts. The Seminoles were averaging 75 percent from the free-throw line coming into the game.


Florida State is 40-10 in its last 50 games. The Seminoles went 29-8 in 2018-19, reaching the Sweet 16. And Florida State continues to dominate with its 13th straight home victory.


North Alabama: The Lions had 13 first-half turnovers and couldn’t find much rhythm from the floor. North Alabama finished with 18 on the day.

Florida State: The Seminoles didn’t receive much of a challenge as they won their 38th straight non-conference home game, a streak that dates to Dec. 2014. That streak is the third-longest in Division I, behind only Butler (57) and Texas Tech (53).


North Alabama: The Lions play host to Jacksonville on Thursday.

Florida State: The Seminoles will play host to Georgia Tech on Tuesday.

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