FSU's Anthony Polite hits career scoring high as Seminoles begin pulling away
Anthony Polite picked a good night for his first collegiate 20-point game.
The 6-foot-6 junior guard, who played for St. Andrew's Prep in Boca Raton, surpassed his previous career high (15 points) with 7:10 to go in the game on a three-pointer, helping the Florida State Seminoles begin to pull away against the Colorado Buffaloes.
He finished with 22 points in the Seminoles' 71-53 victory.
Polite, whose father Michael Polite played for the Seminoles from 1988-91, was born in Switzerland while his dad was playing professionally there. He grew up in Europe before coming to the United States for high school.
Polite's previous high was 15 against Gardner-Webb earlier this season.
Florida State Seminoles vs. Colorado Buffaloes: What you need to know
The Florida State Seminoles (17-6, 11-4 in ACC) are the No. 4 seed in the East Region. They defeated No. 13 UNC Greensboro 64-54 on Saturday. FSU is led by senior guard M.J. Walker, averaging just over 13 points per game, as well as junior forward RaiQuan Gray and guard Scottie Barnes, one of the top freshmen in the ACC. They are coached by Leonard Hamilton, who is coaching injured.
The Colorado Buffaloes (22-8, 14-6 in Pac-12) are the No. 5 seed in the East Region. They defeated No. 12 Georgetown 96-73 on Saturday behind 16 3-pointers. Jabari Walker, son of former NBA player Samaki Walker, scored 24 points off the bench. Colorado is coached by Tad Boyle.
Jonathan Tully is a digital producer with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @jtullypbp.