Notre Dame Blows Out Florida State 84-69

Notre Dame (15-10, 5-7) blew out Florida State (17-8, 6-7) on Saturday afternoon in South Bend, Indiana.

Both teams struggled early in this one, especially on the offensive end.  At one point Florida State when five and a half minutes without a field goal, while Notre Dame went almost five minutes - but Notre Dame found their three-point shot when they hit six first half three-pointers to built a 32-22 lead with 3:42 to go in the first half.  Florida State answered with a 6-0 run, but the Fighting Irish answered, taking a 40-34 lead into halftime.

In the second half, Florida State stayed in this contest until another scoring drought, this time about three and a half minutes in length, enabled Notre Dame to pull way to a 70-58 lead.  From there, the home team had no problem securing the blowout victory over the Semionles.

Notre Dame was led by a career high 28 points from Matt Farrell, who also grabbed four rebounds and dished out five assists.  Florida State was led by 16 points from CJ Walker - Phil Cofer added 10 in the losing cause.

Florida State returns to action on Wednesday when they host Clemson.  Tipoff from Tallahassee is set for 7 PM on Wednesday night.

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