Potential, Top-5 draftee Ja Morant scored 28 points and started out 5 for 5 from beyond the arc, but Florida State dominated everywhere else en route to a 90-62 win over Murray State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Hartford, Connecticut.
And, after the 10-minute mark in the first half, it was never close.
Defense is usually the Seminoles' forte', but they were sharp offensively, starting 8 for 11 from 3 and shooting 51.3 percent overall in the half. While Morant carried the Racers, fourth-seeded Florida State got contributions from all over: ACC Sixth Man of the Year Mfiondu Kabengle had 22 points and 7 rebounds, while Terrence Mann and Raiquan Gray added 18 and 11 points, respectively.
Leonard Hamilton played 14 players in Saturday night's route, getting key contributions from reserves Wyatt Wilkes and Anthony Polite amidst Phil Cofer's absence (foot).
The Noles are onto their second consecutive Sweet Sixteen. They will travel to Anaheim, California, to face the winner of Gonzaga and Baylor.