DELAND, Florida (Ticker) -- Freshman Von Wafer started Florida State's 3-point barrage and his teammates followed.
Wafer scored all 11 points in the first 11 minutes as the 25th-ranked Seminoles used a school-record 17 3-pointers to post an 87-72 victory over Stetson.
Wafer drained three early 3-pointers against the Hatters' zone defense as Florida State (12-1) opened a 24-12 lead at the nine-minute mark of the first half.
Nate Johnson, who scored 20 points, added consecutive shots from the arc for a 33-17 advantage with 7:13 before halftime.
The Seminoles made 10-of-14 3-pointers in building a 51-32 advantage at halftime. Overall, they shot 57 percent (17-of-30) from the arc.
"Give Stetson credit, they kept the ball away from our inside guys," Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton said. "Johnson was fresh and had his legs under him, so we gave him a few more minutes."
Johnson took advantage by making all seven shots, including six from the arc. He came in averaging 4.3 points.
"There were two key elements in the game," Hatters coach Derek Waugh said. "One, Florida State shot the lights out and two, we really didn't shoot well from the free-throw line (19-of-31)."
In its first visit to the Edmunds Center since 1977, Florida State won its ninth straight meeting with Stetson.
The game was scheduled as a homecoming for Seminoles senior guard Tim Pickett, who struggled to make 4-of-13 shots for 12 points. Pickett is from nearby Daytona Beach.
Florida State overcame 24 turnovers and quiet nights from its forward tandem of Michael Joiner and Anthony Richardson. The Seminoles, who are in Hamilton's second year, are two wins shy of last year's total.
Stetson forward E.J. Gordon scored 23 points and Anthony Register added 17. The Hatters never got closer than 13 points in the second half and were just 5-of-23 from the arc.