Florida State shot 61.5 percent from the field (40 of 65), while its defense held the Eagles (1-4) to 34.1 percent (14 of 41) and forced them into a season-worst 34 turnovers.
Behind the turnovers, the Seminoles, who had just 12 turnovers, outscored Winthrop 40-10, as well as had a 33-12 advantage in fast-break points. They also outrebounded the Eagles 33-25.
Erica Williams scored 12 points for Winthrop, which trailed 30-13 by the end of the first quarter and 53-16 at the halftime break.
POST-GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION: • Florida State’s 98 points scored marked a tournament record for the Paradise Jam. • FSU’s 62-point win was the sixth-largest victory in program history. • Four Seminoles scored in double figures, include Romero (17), Walker (14), Ivey Slaughter (13) and Nicki Ekhomu (11). • The Seminoles generated enormous numbers in several specialty categories: 58 points in the paint, 40 points off turnovers, 33 fast-break points and 47 bench points. • A few career highs were established for the freshmen players: A’Tyanna Gaulden had eight assists, Ekhomu posted 11 points and Walker generated 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting. • FSU generated season highs in points, field goals made (40), shooting percentage (61.5 percent), assists (26) and steals (18). • Florida State out-scored Winthrop 23-3 in the second period, its lowest amount of points allowed in a period this season. • FSU has generated a positive assist/turnover ratio in all five games, finishing with 26/12 on Thursday night. • The Seminoles improve to 13-6 overall in Caribbean tournaments, with the Paradise Jam marking their eighth tournament played. • FSU averaged 1.3 points per possession vs. Winthrop, scoring on 47 of its 75 possessions (62.7 percent). • Junior forward Shakayla Thomas surpassed former players Glenda Stokes, Lorraine Rimson and Lysa Moorefield for 21st on the FSU career field goals made list.