TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Trent Forrest scored a career high 23 points and freshman Devin Vassell added 16 as No. 11 Florida State recovered from a sluggish first half and beat Southeast Missouri 85-68 on Monday night.
Forrest shot 8 for 12 from the floor, and had a team-high eight rebounds and four assists to help the Seminoles (9-1) win their fourth straight.
Florida State secured its 30th straight non-conference home win. Nebraska is the last non-conference team to defeat the Seminoles, 70-65 on Dec. 1, 2014.
Ledarrius Brewer scored 16 points and Skyler Hogan added 14 points for Southeast Missouri (5-7).
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Saben Lee scored 14 points to lead five players in double figures and sharp-shooting Vanderbilt snapped an eight-game losing streak against ranked opponents.
The Commodores’ skid dated to an overtime win over Florida in the 2017 Southeastern Conference Tournament. Vanderbilt (7-2) also beat Arizona State (8-2) for the first time in five tries on the Sun Devils’ first visit to Memorial Gym.
The Commodores had a big night from beyond the arc, hitting 6 of 12 from deep in the first half and 12 of 28 for the game.
Aaron Nesmith added 13 points off the bench for Vanderbilt. Yanni Wetzell had 12, and Matt Ryan and Joe Toye had 11 each.
Arizona State, which moved up two spots in the AP Top 25 earlier in the day, has lost two of three.