Florida State Seminoles improved 3-0 in a 100-86 victory over Winthrop as Michael Olalekan Ojo, the 7’1 senior, got his first double-double, scoring 13 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
Ojo, whose shooting from the free-throw line has always been worrisome, shot efficiently from the stripe, scoring 9-of-12 attempts.
“This year I have to make free throws and at least leave something behind that people will remember me for,” Ojo said.
Seminoles Head Coach Leonard Hamilton was impressed by Ojo’s contribution:
“Ojo came in and had a double-double in 13 minutes and I thought Christ came in and gave us a good solid play. He’s finding his creases, setting screens and rolling to the basket exactly like we’ve been trying to get him to do.”
Ojo’s 13 point trumped his previous career-high of 11 first half points, while his 10 rebounds also set a new record for the most boards he’s had in his career with the ‘Noles.
Christ Koumadje’s 14 points and 3 rebounds was also vital to FSU’s win. The 7’4 Koumadje, a sophomore, was glad to see Ojo contribute in a big way to Seminoles victory.
“I feel very happy for him. He’s been working for this moment…To see him get rewarded like that with 10 rebounds and a double-double, I was really happy,” Koumadje said.
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