OTTAWA - In front of a packed Ravens' Nest, the Florida State Seminoles built an early lead and never let up beating the men's basketball team 98-64.
Unlike Saturday night the Ravens got off to a slow start shooting going only 20.8% from the field in the first quarter. While the Ravens struggled to find their range FSU took advantage building an eleven-point lead. Using their size to keep the Ravens to the outside and force difficult looks FSU extended their lead by eight before the half for a 54-35 lead.
The Ravens woes continued in the third quarter as the team went 0-for-6 from beyond the arch and only 30.0% from the field. For the Ravens the offense came in spurts, showing signs of growth from Saturday's first Can-Am game since 2019. With most Ravens experiencing NCAA competition for the time, the team will look to build some momentum before a big match-up against Kentucky on Saturday.
FSU's athleticism was on full display as they made the most of their breaks to score over a dozen of points from above the rim in transition. Without the service of returning forwards Elliott Bailey and Grant Shephard, the young Ravens core continues to gain valuable experience with two Can-Am matchups remaining. Second-year guard Wazir Latiff led the Ravens on offence scoring 13 points in 28 minutes of play while first-year Marjok Okado added 11 points and two steals.
First-year Ravens Reggie Seraphin and Evan Meyer continued to transition to university basketball using their size inside to collect six rebounds each. For Meyer's five offensive rebounds Seraphin would collect five on the defensive end tying guards Aiden Warnholtz and Connor Vreeken for the team-high in that category.
The Ravens now travel to Nassau to face Kentucky on Saturday night before returning home to face Oregon on August 23.