JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Anthony Polite scored 14 points to lead four in double figures and Florida State blew past Missouri 81-58 on Monday night in the championship game of the Jacksonville Classic.
Polite made 6-of-9 shots from the field and 2-of-3 3-pointers. Cam'Ron Fletcher added 12 points and Malik Osborne and Matthew Cleveland scored 10 each. Osborne had a game-high seven rebounds.
Florida State (4-1) led 16-10 with 12:38 remaining in the first half before blowing the game wide open. The Seminoles went on an 11-0 run the next four minutes on the way to a 44-23 halftime lead. The Seminoles shot 64 percent in the first half and forced 13 turnovers.
Missouri got as close as 20 points, 56-36, with 13:10 remaining in the game but the Seminoles extended their lead to 79-51 with 2:13 to go.
Amari Davis scored 14 points for the Tigers (3-2) and Kobe Brown had 13.
Florida State finished at 61 percent from the field and Missouri shot 38 percent.
Missouri is back in action Friday night at home against Wichita State. Game time is 8 p.m.