College Hoops Player of the Day for Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Florida State is loaded with talented athletes.
While the Seminole football team makes preparations to play Auburn for the national championship, there's no drop-off in the hoops program, where the 'Noles improved to 7-3 (5-1 at home) with an absolutely crushing defeat of Charlotte, 106-62.
Emptying the bench, Florida State put six players in double figures, led by sophomore Aaron Thomas, who hit the floor running, pumping in 26 points in 22 minutes off the bench.
The 6'5" guard hit 10 of 14 shots, nailing three of five from beyond the arc. Thomas didn't rest on the defensive end, either, snagging seven rebounds to go with a steal, a blocked shot and a pair of assists.
The Seminoles can hardly be shamed for their trio of losses. After stomping VCU (then #10), 85-67, they lost to Minnesota the following night, 82-80, in overtime. As their part of the Big Ten-ACC Challenge, Florida State lost at Minnesota, 71-61. Their other loss was also on the road, to Florida, 67-66.
Next up for the Seminoles is UMass on Saturday, December 21.