Corhen Scores Career-High 25 Points in Loss To Panthers

PITTSBURGH, Pa. –  Pittsburgh’s Blake Hinson scored 27 points on six made 3-point shots to lead the Panthers to an 88-73 win over Florida State at the Peterson Events Center. Hinson scored 18 second-half points as he led four Panthers in double figures scoring as they reach 20 overall victories for the second consecutive season.

Cam Corhen scored a career-high 25 points to lead three Seminoles in double figures on the road in ACC play. The sophomore center was eight of 12 from the field and a nearly perfect nine of 10 from the free throw line. Corhen was perfect on his first eight free throws of the game. Also in double figure scoring for the Seminoles were Darin Green Jr. with 16 points and Jamir Watkins with 15. Watkins has now scored in double figures in a career-best 16 games.

Corhen was an undeniable presence at the rim offensively and defensively as he pulled down a game-high eight rebounds — with four coming on the offensive glass and four on the defensive end of the court.  He also earned one assist and one steal in 31 minutes of playing time. 

“I thought Jeff’s team executed well,” said Florida State Head Coach Leonard Hamilton.  “It’s unusual that you compete against people who have so many good perimeter shooters and guys who can move well with or without the ball. They’re a hard matchup; they’ve gotten more mature, and they’re playing to the strengths of who they are. I’ve always said, we’ve won games by committee, and that was a perfect example of them winning by committee. This team (Pittsburgh) is capable of beating anyone in our league because of how well they play together.”

Florida State played defensively in the first half as its totaled 15 rebounds and five steals. The Seminoles forced the Panthers into eight turnovers and each 10 points off of their opponents’ turnovers. 

Corhen (14 points) and Green Jr. led the Seminoles in the first half as they held an early five point lead (12-7) at the 14:07 mark on two Corhen free throws.  Green Jr. was on fire from  beyond the arc having three clean threes in the first 20 minutes. The senior totaled 12 of his 16 points against the Panthers came from beyond the arc for the game.

Watkins led the Seminoles with all 15 of his points after halftime. 

Florida State worked to get itself back into the game to begin the second half and closed its halftime deficit (11 points) to eight on an old fashion three-point play by Watkins at the 10:49 mark. Watkins’ basket and free throw after absorbing the foul made the score 62-54 in favor of the home team. 

The Seminoles earned seven steals and blocked three shots while winning the battle from the free throw line by a 24-11 margin.  The Seminoles made more free throws (24) than Pittsburgh attempted (18). 

Baba Miler was able to effectively turn offense into defense as he pulled down seven rebounds with six of them coming defensively. He also earned two steals along with two assists and one blocked shot.

Pittsburgh’s Jaland Lowe had a double-double with 17 points and a game-high 10 assists.

The Seminoles return home for one final game of regular season play and will honor their seniors on Senior Day against Miami on Saturday, March 9 at 4 p.m. in the Donald L. Tucker Center.


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