Florida State finally in W column with win over Mercer * Florida

It’s taken a lot longer than any of us expected, but Florida State finally gets its first win of the season with an 82-71 win over the Mercer Bears. It wasn’t always easy as it felt eerily similar to the Florida game: big lead in the first half, an early run in the second half put Mercer back in the game and eventually the lead, but Florida State responded and took the win . They went on a 9-0 run after the game was tied 66 times and with just over 4 minutes to go and that was just enough to put the game on hold.