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Green, Indiana too much for Seminoles

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Florida State struggled from the floor in the first half.

Devonte Green and Indiana were dialed in from the start.

Green scored a career-high 28 points on 10 of 15 shooting as Indiana held off a late FSU comeback attempt for a 80-64 victory in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday night in Bloomington, Ind.

Trent Forrest scored 12 points while M.J. Walker and Devin Vassell added 10 points for FSU (7-2), which saw its seven-game win streak come to an end. Forrest, Walker and Vassell each led the team with four rebounds.

The Seminoles battled from start to finish but were uncharacteristically bad (7 of 16) at the free-throw line and again was hit-and-miss from 3-point range (7 of 19 for the game, including 2 of 8 in the first half).

Trayce Jackson-Davis added 15 points for Indiana (8-0), which used a late 10-0 run to put away any FSU comeback attempt

The Hoosiers outrebounded FSU 35-25 on a night when the Seminoles often went with a smaller lineup, playing Dominik Olejniczak and Balsa Koprivica for a combined 15 minutes.

FSU trailed by 11 at the half and closed the deficit a few times in the second half, including just three points with 8:17 left in regulation, but the Seminoles could never take the lead.

The Seminoles struggled in the first half, making just 4 of 9 free-throw attempts and 2 of 8 three-pointers. Indiana’s passing in the half-court offense led to some easy baskets down low, while the Hoosiers also made 4 of 7 three-pointers in the first 20 minutes.

Next up for FSU is a home game against Clemson on Sunday at 2 p.m. (ACC Network).

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