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Florida State earned a 58-53 victory over Florida Gulf Coast on Tuesday, getting 22 points from Aaron Thomas at Tucker Center.

Florida State did not, however, defeat Florida Gulf Coast against the spread, which closed at 10.5 at most sportsbooks.

Okaro White had 17 points for Florida State and Montay Brandon chipped in with 8 points. Devon Bookert had 2 assists for them, while Devon Bookert was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.

Florida Gulf Coast got 16 points from Bernard Thompson in a losing cause and another 11 points from Jamail Jones. Brett Comer contributed 3 assists for them, while Eric McKnight had 6 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Florida State were victorious, as the score was 24-19 at the break.

Florida State had a 33-32 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.