Florida State Men's Basketball - 1948-49 Year In Review

Florida State Men's Basketball - 1948-49 Year In Review

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In 1948, the Dixie Conference was formed with nine schools: Florida State, Howard, Lambuth, Mercer, Millsaps, Mississippi College, Oglethorpe, Stetson and Tampa.
From the Daily Democrat, December 6, 1948, page 6.
...

The Seminole cagers who will be guided this year by J.K. "Bud" Kennedy, face a 21-game schedule this season that will run until the Dixie Conference tourney late in February and early in March.

Kennedy, who is at present better known for his activities as athletic business manager at the local school, succeeds Donald Loucks at the helm of the Indian hoopsters.

The change in coaches was brought about by an FSU ruling which prohibits a coach from handling more than one varsity sport. Loucks elected to guide the Seminole tennis squad.

Kennedy handled the Seminole "B" squad last season. He has a long, successful career in the cage game.

...


1949 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Art Adams, 6-4, 180, C, Brooklyn, NY

Lee Benjamin, G-F, Miami

Calvin Collins, F, Umatilla

Bill Falzone, 6-2, 175, F, Tampa

George Folliard, F, Miami

Ted Hewitt, 5-10, 165, G-F, Detroit, MI

Dick Kendall, 6-1, 180, G, Shelbyville, IN

Bob McKay, F, Shelbyville, IN

Tom McLaughlin, 6-4, 195, F-C, Madison, IN Tom is from Indiana.

Bob Pence, 6-2, 185, F, Shelbyville, IN

Bill Weigel, 6-2, F, Batesville, IN


1949 Roster - By Name

From the Florida Times Union, November 8, 1948 and December 7, 1948
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* 15 Art Adams             C       6-4   180  Jr        Brooklyn, NY (Findlay College)
*  8 Lee Benjamin          G-F                Jr        Miami (Edison/Riddle College)
     Ralph Chaudron        G       5-7   170  So   *    Pensacola (Pensacola)
  11 Calvin Collins        F                            Umatilla
*    Larry Dickson         F       6-2   167  So   *    Tampa (Jefferson)
   9 Bill Falzone          F       6-2   175  So        Tampa
     Charlie Fellows       C                  So        Marianna
N 14 George Folliard       F                  Fr        Miami (Belen Jesuit Prep)
   3 Ted Hewitt            G-F     5-10  165  So        Detroit, MI (Kalamazoo Central/Tulane)
     Sheldon Hilaman       G       5-11  170       *    Pennsville, OH
* 17 Dick Kendall          G       6-1   180  So        Shelbyville, IN (Hanover College)
   9 Bill Kratzert         F       6-2   180  So   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
  16 Bob McKay             F                            Shelbyville, IN
* 10 Tom McLaughlin        F-C     6-4   195  Fr        Madison, IN (Hanover College)
*  4 Ronald Nettles        G       5-11  160  So   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
* 13 Jim Pavy              G       5-8   150       *    Versailles, IN
*  6 Bob Pence             F       6-2   185  Fr        Shelbyville, IN
     Maurice Stanfill      G-F     5-9   165            Miccosukee
*    Bill Weigel           F       6-2                  Batesville, IN (Batesville)
*  5 Orlando Wyman         G       5-10  162  So   *    Mayfield, KY

1949 Roster - By Number

From the Florida Times Union, November 8, 1948 and December 7, 1948
L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     Ralph Chaudron        G       5-7   170  So   *    Pensacola (Pensacola)
*    Larry Dickson         F       6-2   167  So   *    Tampa (Jefferson)
     Charlie Fellows       C                  So        Marianna
     Sheldon Hilaman       G       5-11  170       *    Pennsville, OH
     Maurice Stanfill      G-F     5-9   165            Miccosukee
*    Bill Weigel           F       6-2                  Batesville, IN (Batesville)
   3 Ted Hewitt            G-F     5-10  165  So        Detroit, MI (Kalamazoo Central/Tulane)
*  4 Ronald Nettles        G       5-11  160  So   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
*  5 Orlando Wyman         G       5-10  162  So   *    Mayfield, KY
*  6 Bob Pence             F       6-2   185  Fr        Shelbyville, IN
*  8 Lee Benjamin          G-F                Jr        Miami (Edison/Riddle College)
   9 Bill Falzone          F       6-2   175  So        Tampa
   9 Bill Kratzert         F       6-2   180  So   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
* 10 Tom McLaughlin        F-C     6-4   195  Fr        Madison, IN (Hanover College)
  11 Calvin Collins        F                            Umatilla
* 13 Jim Pavy              G       5-8   150       *    Versailles, IN
N 14 George Folliard       F                  Fr        Miami (Belen Jesuit Prep)
* 15 Art Adams             C       6-4   180  Jr        Brooklyn, NY (Findlay College)
  16 Bob McKay             F                            Shelbyville, IN
* 17 Dick Kendall          G       6-1   180  So        Shelbyville, IN (Hanover College)
Lettermen named in the Daily Democrat, March 25, 1949, page 8.
From the Daily Democrat, December 14, 1948, page 8.

BIRMINGHAM, AL - The Florida State Seminoles were officially crowned Dixie Conference football champions here yesterday, but the joy of their triumph was somewhat tempered by the loss of Bill Kratzert, all-around FSU athlete.

Kratzert, first three-sport lettermen in FSU's brief athletic history, was ruled ineligible from further athletic competition because of a professional baseball contract which he signed several years ago. After signing Kratzert suffered an injury that kept him out of actual play, but the loop members ruled against his eligibility.

Kratzert's loss will be a severe blow to the Seminole basketball squad. Last year he paced the Indian scoring brigade, and his floor work has stood out in the three games played this season.

He was also a mainstay of the Seminole tennis team. His third letter was gained in football in 1947. He did not participate in the grid sport during the Indians' championship season just past.


The following information was obtained from a series of interviews with Art Adams in May-June 2006.

Art was an Army deep-sea diver/welder during World War II. He was stationed on a ship on France and he would weld sunken ships and other debris together to make bridges for Allied use.

After the war he returned to Brooklyn and was on a YMCA basketball team that won the city championship. A coach who was just hired by Findlay College in Ohio asked Art to join his team. While at Findlay, a group of football players, led by Joe Marcus, was going to travel to Tallahassee to visit an all-women's college that just turned co-educational and was recruiting athletes to play football and basketball. Art couldn't make the trip but asked Joe to mention he might be interested. Coach Bud Kennedy soon called and asked Art to come down for a tryout. Art hitch-hiked to Tallahassee and after playing basketball for a few days was offered a spot on the Seminole roster. Art served as team captain that year.

Although he was only a junior in eligibility, he had enough credits to graduate. Since FSU did not offer scholarships at the time and money was tight, Art decided to forego his senior year.


From the Daily Democrat, March 25, 1949, page 8.
Ten members of the Florida State University basketball squad and a like number from the Volley ball crew will be honored with varsity letters for the 1948-49 season, the Athletic committee announced here today.

Two members of the basketball squad will be awarded freshmen numerals and three managers - two from the quintet and one for the high netmen - will also get letters.

Basketball lettermen are: Captain Art Adams, Brooklyn, NY; Lee Benjamin, Miami; Larry "Turtle" Dickson, Tampa; Ronnie Nettles, Tallahassee; Dick Kendall, Shelbyville, Ind; Tom McLaughlin, Madison, Ind; Jim Pavy, Versailles, Ind; Bob Pence, Shelbyville, Ind; "Wild" Bill Weigel, Batesville, Ind; and Orlando "Whitey" Wyman, Mayfield, Ky.

Managers receiving letters are: Howard "Beans" Stephens, Panama City and Ted Revell, Tallahassee.

Freshmen numerals went to George Folliard and James "Buddy" Kyne, Miami.

Volley ball men receiving varsity letters are: Jack Wilson, Milton; Newton Sayers, Tallahassee; Charles Franklin, Tallahassee; Wallace Cox, Palmetto; Carroll Gleaton, Tampa; Royce Burt, Tallahassee; Charles Floyd, Pensacola; Johnny Fortune, Laurel Hill; Walter Wells, Stuart and Max Bayard, Tampa. Max Woitcshek, Tallahassee, will be awarded a manager's letter.


1949 Schedule and Results

             
GAME DAY
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
NCAA
NIT
FSU
AP
OPP
AP
AP
12/07
Ref
H
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
W 53-21
 
 
 
 
 
12/10
Ref
H
SOUTHERN
W 46-38
 
 
 
 
 
12/11
Ref
H
SOUTHERN
W 63-45
 
 
 
 
 
12/15
Ref
A
TROY STATE
W 68-64
 
 
 
 
 
12/28
Ref
A
LAMBUTH COLLEGE
L 50-57
 
 
 
 
 
12/29
Ref
A
UNION (TN)
L 52-56
 
 
 
 
 
12/30
Ref
A
SOUTHWESTERN-MEMPHIS
L 47-54
 
 
 
 
 
01/05
Ref
H
STETSON
W 49-40
 
 
 
 
 
01/14
Ref
A
STETSON
W 40-36
 
 
 
 
 
01/15
Ref
A
TAMPA
L 51-63
 
 
 
 
 
01/18
Ref
H
MERCER
L 56-65
 
 
 
 
 
01/21
Ref
H
TROY STATE
W 63-45
 
 
 
 
 
01/27
Ref
A
OGLETHORPE
L 52-64
 
 
 
 
 
01/28
Ref
A
MERCER
L 59-62
 
 
 
 
 
02/02
Ref
H
TAMPA
W 60-58
 
 
 
 
 
02/04
Ref
A
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
L 46-57
 
 
 
 
 
02/05
Ref
A
MILLSAPS COLLEGE
W 49-46
 
 
 
 
 
02/12
Ref
H
OGLETHORPE
W 47-46
 
 
 
 
 
02/18
Ref
H
SEWANEE
L 35-43
 
 
 
 
 
02/19
Ref
H
SEWANEE
W 47-39
 
 
 
 
 
02/23
Ref
H
BIRMINGHAM SO COLL
L 44-50
 
 
 
 
 
02/28
Ref
N
MERCER
Dixie Conference, Jackson, Ms
W 52-46
 
 
 
 
 
03/01
Ref
N
TAMPA
Dixie Conference, Jackson, Ms
L 47-58
 
 
 
 
 
03/02
Ref
N
LAMBUTH COLLEGE
Dixie Conference, Jackson, Ms
L 49-63
 
 
 
 
 
EOY Stats Ref

Conference games in bold

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS    12-12    8- 3    3- 7    1- 2
VS DIXIE CONF     6- 6    4- 1    2- 5    0- 0

NOTE: The first Poll of the year was not conducted until the middle of January


1948-49 - 30 Point Club

Name Date Opponent FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- None

1948-49 - 15 Rebound Club

Name Date Opponent O-REB D-REB TOTAL ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ None

1948-49 - 10 Assist Club

Name Date Opponent Assists ------------------------------------------------------------------ None

1948-49 EOY Stats

End-of-Year Statistics are calculated from box scores.
The boxscore for the 12/29/1948 against Union gave total points for each player but did not break down FGM and FTM. Total points are correct but total FGM and FTM are probably off for several players.
Starters for some games are unknown.
DQ = number of known times a player fouled out of a game.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   


Name                 GP GS  FGM  FGA  PCT  FTM FTA  PCT  PTS  AVG    REB  AVG  PF DQ
====================================================================================
Lee Benjamin         24 10  109             30           248 10.3         0.0      4  
Tom McLaughlin       21 11   89             37           215 10.2         0.0      4  
Bill Weigel          24 11   77             52           206  8.6         0.0      1  
Art Adams            23 10   64             15           143  6.2         0.0      1  
Dick Kendall         20  5   48             36           132  6.6         0.0      2  
Bob Pence            17  3   26             15            67  3.9         0.0         
Orlando Wyman        22  4   18             20            56  2.5         0.0      1  
Jim Pavy             18  4   16             17            49  2.7         0.0         
Ronald Nettles       19  3   13              4            30  1.6         0.0      3  
Larry Dickson         9       8              4            20  2.2         0.0         
Bill Kratzert         3  2    7              5            19  6.3         0.0         
Ted Hewitt            7  1    5              7            17  2.4         0.0         
George Folliard       3  1    5              4            14  4.7         0.0         
Sheldon Hilaman       2       1              1             3  1.5         0.0         
Calvin Collins        2       1              0     .000    2  1.0         0.0         
Maurice Stanfill      3       0      .000    2             2  0.7         0.0         
Charlie Fellows       2       0      .000    1             1  0.5         0.0         
Bob McKay             4       0      .000    1             1  0.3         0.0         
Bill Falzone          1       0      .000    0     .000    0  0.0         0.0         
====================================================================================
FSU                  24     487    0       251   0      1225 51.0      0  0.0   0 16  
Opp                  24     450            316          1216 50.7         0.0      7  

1948-49 Game Stats

FLORIDA STATE 53, MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE 21
12/07/1948, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the Daily Democrat, December 9, 1948, page 12, by Fred Pettijohn

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State University Seminoles opened their 1948-49 basketball campaign last night with a 53-21 victory over Mississippi College in a dull, listless Dixie Conference tilt witnessed by 700 fans in the West Campus gym.

The Seminole squad, decked out with a "new look" that included five rangy newcomers, a new coach and spanking white and garnet uniforms, controlled the ball, backboards and ball game from the time the opening horn sounded.

They employed a "weaving" offense that failed to run the Mississippians out of their zone defense, bit piled up points steadily throughout as the Indian sharpshooters displayed a knack for hitting the rims the hard way.

Chocs Badly "Off"

The Choctaws continually got the jump on the FSU defenders and ganged the goal in two, three and four man forays that had the Indian defense badly outnumbered, particularly during the first half. But the Mississippians were suffering from a woeful "off" night, and they missed enough short shots to have given them a successful season.

The pattern of the game remained the same throughout the 40-minute session as FSU employing its slow, deliberate attack, worked around the fringe of the Choc zone until they got an opening or took a crack from outside. They were hawking the ball off the boards, and usually tipped in or recovered their misses.

Mississippi would then storm the basket with a volley of short shots that missed with amazing inaccuracy, and the Indians would recover and plod down to a score.

After Jim Pavy dropped in a foul shot to score the initial point for the third straight year, FSU pulled steadily away and built up a 23-10 margin at halftime as the Chocs were limited to four field goals and a pair of foul tosses.

Bouncing out after the halftime the Seminoles rolled up a 44-16 margin before the Chocs took advantage of the usual last minute flurry to stage their biggest scoring spree of the night and amass five fairly closely grouped points.

Cleans Bench

Coach Bud Kennedy, fielding his first varsity squad since taking over the helm, cleaned the bench of subs as he poured 15 performers into the game. And every combination he sent out continued to click.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
   Bill Weigel           f       4       1   2   9        2               
 9 Bill Kratzert         f       1       0   0   2        0               
10 Tom McLaughlin        g       3       0   0   6        2               
13 Jim Pavy              g       1       1   1   3        2               
15 Art Adams             c       7       0   0  14        1               
   Larry Dickson                 1       2   3   4        1               
   Charlie Fellows               0       1   1   1        0               
   Sheldon Hilaman               0       1   1   1        1               
   Maurice Stanfill              0       0   0   0        0               
 4 Ronald Nettles                1       0   0   2        0               
 5 Orlando Wyman                 2       0   0   4        0               
 6 Bob Pence                     1       1   1   3        0               
 8 Lee Benjamin                  2       0   0   4        2               
14 George Folliard               0       0   0   0        2               
16 Bob McKay                     0       0   0   0        0               
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5   0  23   0   7   9  53     0 13   0  0   0   0
   Opp                       0   6       9  16  21        7               


  1 2 Total
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
10
11
21
FLORIDA STATE
23
30
53
Attendance: 700

FLORIDA STATE 46, SOUTHERN 38
12/10/1948, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the Sunday-News Democrat, December 12, 1948, page 8

Seminoles Cop Opener

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Coach Bud Kennedy's Indian quintet copped the opener of the two-game series Friday night with a nine-point drive in the last four minutes that slew the ball game apart and gave them a 46-38 decision over the Mocs.

Until the Seminoles final flurry the intrastate rivals had staged a see-saw battle that kept the two teams within four poins of each other throughout as the lead changed hands several times.

The Seminoles hit the halftime with a slim 19-18 margin, but the Mocs bounced back after the intermission to take the lead away twice before FSU went out in front again to stay.

With time running out the Mocs twice rallied and pulled up to a 37-36 deficit before the Seminoles hit their hot hand.

With four minutes to go Bill Weigle, Bill Kratzert and Lee Benjamin collaberated to keep FSU out in front. Weigle clicked for five points in the closing rally, while Kratzert and Benjamin contributed a pair apiece.

Rough Tilt

The game was rough, with 36 personal fouls being called over the route. But the penalties were well distributed, with the Seminoles fine guard Whitey Wyman, the only man to foul out.

Weigle paced the Seminoles scorers with 10 points, closely followed by Art Adams and Tom McLaughlin with nine apiece.

On the defense Bill Kratzert, last year's scoring leader, turned in an outstanding game to halt the Mocs offense on numerous occasions.

Bill Wittpen, towering center, lead Southern with 10 points, but it was "Chuck" Terry, last year's scoring guru who caught the eyes of the crowd with his floor play.

Gene Robbins, Moc forward who entered the game with a 17-point scoring average was limited to three dueces from the field and a foul shot and took runner-up honors to Wittpen with seven points.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
   Bill Weigel           f       4       2   5  10        4               
 5 Orlando Wyman         g       2       3   5   7        5               
 9 Bill Kratzert         f       2       2   2   6        4               
10 Tom McLaughlin        g       4       1   2   9        3               
15 Art Adams             c       4       1   3   9        3               
 8 Lee Benjamin                  2       1   1   5        1               
13 Jim Pavy                      0       0   0   0        0               
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5   0  18   0  10  18  46     0 20   0  0   0   0
   Opp                       0  12      14  20  38       15               


  1 2 Total
SOUTHERN
18
20
38
FLORIDA STATE
19
27
46

FLORIDA STATE 63, SOUTHERN 45
12/11/1948, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the Sunday-News Democrat, December 12, 1948, page 8

TALLAHASSEE, FL - After a slow, shaky start Florida State University's cagers turned on the steam in the second half last night and rolled to a 63-45 win over Florida Southern college before 650 spectators in the West campus gymnasium. The victory ran the Seminole string to three straight and their second over the Moccasins.

Lanky Tom McLaughlin, Madison, Ind, Bill Kratzert, last year's scoring ace, and Art Adams led the Seminole attack that began in the closing minutes of the first half.

McLaughlin poured 17 points through the hoops and Kratzert and Adams rang up eleven each.

Southern started scoring at the opening whistle and raced to an 11-3 lead while the white-clad Seminoles stumbled and fumbled in an attempmt to get their weaving offense to clicking.

Mocs Hitting Longs

Coach "Bud" Kennedy's charges covered the enemy backboard well in the first few minutes, but the Moccasins hit with long shots to pull away before the baffled Seminoles could throw up an effective defense.

Then midway in the first half, with McLaughlin and Orlando Wyman of Mayfield, Ky, paving the way, the FSU courtmen crept to within two points, 22-20, and stayed on the Moccasins' heels right up to the final seconds before intermission when Adams sank a crip shot to put his team out in front 27-26. Adams played a good game before fouling out in the second charter.

Action Reversed

The second period was just the reverse of the first. The Seminoles harried the Moccasins while letting loose a scoring barrage that saw McLaughlin and Kratzert rip the nets with deadly accuracy. McLaughlin shoved in ten points, and Kratzert bagged nine.

Southern, hard pressed by the FSU men, was able to connect with only one field goal in the first 15 minutes of play as its cagers were continually rushed to get off shots. The Mocs lost almost complete control of their backboard as the Seminoles spun a web-like defense around the Lakeland crew when they were not chaulking up points.

Bill Wittpen, Jersy City, and Norval Brown, Whitewater, Ind, were the mainstays of the Southern team. Whittpen scored eight times and Brown garnered seven while trying to keep his mates together.

Benjamin, Wyman Help

The entire Seminole team played good ball in the aftermath, but the ball-hawking and all-around floor play of Lee Benjamin and Wyman put a shot in the arm of the Indian attack.

Coach Kennedy flooded the floor of the fray as he emptied the bench, but the Moccasins never regained their first half fire and continued to falter.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
   Bill Weigel                   0       3   3   3        2               
   Larry Dickson                 1       1   2   3        3               
   Maurice Stanfill              0       2   2   2        0               
   Sheldon Hilaman               1       0   0   2        0               
   Charlie Fellows               0       0   0   0        0               
 4 Ronald Nettles                0       0   0   0        1               
 5 Orlando Wyman                 2       2   3   6        4               
 6 Bob Pence                     0       0   0   0        1               
 8 Lee Benjamin                  3       1   1   7        3               
 9 Bill Kratzert                 4       3   4  11        2               
10 Tom McLaughlin                7       3   5  17        3               
11 Calvin Collins                0       0   0   0        0               
13 Jim Pavy                      0       1   1   1        1               
15 Art Adams                     4       3   4  11        5               
16 Bob McKay                     0       0   0   0        0               
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   0   0  22   0  19  25  63     0 25   0  0   0   0
   Opp                       0  14      17  33  45       21               


  1 2 Total
SOUTHERN
26
19
45
FLORIDA STATE
27
36
63
Attendance: 650

FLORIDA STATE 68, TROY STATE 64
12/15/1948, TROY, AL

From the Daily Democrat, December 16, 1948, page 12

TROY, AL - The Florida State University Seminoles pulled away from the rallying Troy State quintetin the final 35 seconds last night to hand the Red Wave cagers a 68-64 setback in a rough and tumble tilt.

Troy, trailing 14 points with nine minutes left to play, staged a desperate race against the clock and pulled up to a 65-64 deficit before the Seminoles halted the drive.

With the Seminoles holding a precarious one-point lead in the closing seconds, Whitey Wyman, smooth FSU floorman, dropped in a beautiful two-pointer from the corner and Jim Pavy caged a foul shot to ice the issue.

Wyman's Only Score

Wyman's clutch goal was his only score of the game.

The victory was the Seminoles' fourth in a row, and their first cage victory on the road in two seasons of play.

Last year's quintet won all five of its victories at home, and the current crew grabbed its opening trio of wins on its own floor.

The Seminoles showed steady improvement over Mississippi College and Southern College triumphs in downing the Troy State five.

Little Lee Benjamin and Pavy hawked the ball relentlessly and contributed 16 and 14 points from the field respectively.

Pavy, whose floor game equaled that of Benjamin and Wyman, kept the Indians on the move in the first half with 11 of his 14 points coming in the opening period.

Bill Weigle played his best game of the season and clicked for 16 points. Weigle and Benjamin sparked FSU's second half scoring efforts. Weigle got nine in the final canto and Benjamin 10.

Adams Muffled

Art Adams, towering Seminole center was held to eight points as the Red Wave pressed him hard under the basket and kept him tied up.

Tom McLaughlin, hero of the Indians' second win over Southern, supplied the remaining 12 points with four field goals and an equal number of charity tosses.

Riddle and Wilson sparked Troy's offense with a steady barrage of shots that connected from outside. Garret also stood out for the Wave with five fielders on difficult shots from the corner.

The opening half was a see-saw battle as FSU shot out in front at the outset only to see Troy come back and take a 12-8 lead.

The Seminoles started to move at that point and raced out in front 19-14.

FSU set the pace through to the halftime and led 35-30 at intermission.

They coninued to dominate the play through the first 10 minutes of the second half before the Wave started to roll in its desperate attempt to salvage a victory.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
   Bill Weigel           f       7       2      16        2               
 5 Orlando Wyman         g       1       0       2        2               
10 Tom McLaughlin        g       4       4      12        3               
13 Jim Pavy              f       6       2      14        4               
15 Art Adams             c       4       0       8        0               
 8 Lee Benjamin                  7       2      16        4               
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5   0  29   0  10   0  68     0 15   0  0   0   0
   Opp                       0  26      12      64       19               


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
35
33
68
TROY STATE
30
34
64

LAMBUTH COLLEGE 57, FLORIDA STATE 50
12/28/1948, JACKSON, TN

From the Daily Democrat, December 29, 1948, page 12

JACKSON, TN - The Florida State University Seminoles, playing their first game since the Christmas holidays, were knocked out of the undefeated ranks last night by Lambuth College of Jackson, Tenn, which mowed them down 57-50 here.

Lambuth jumped ahead at the opening gun and was never headed although FSU moved within two or three points on several occasions.

The Seminoles' Adams tossed in 16 markers to lead the way for both squads with Parker of Lambuth second with 15.

Both teams seemed to show the effects of their long layoff, with the ball-handling and breaking sluggish throughout.

FSU is slated to move into Union at Jackson tonight for the second tilt of the current three-game road tour. They play Southwestern at Memphis Thursday night.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
   Bill Weigel           f       3       0       6                        
 5 Orlando Wyman         g       0       1       1                        
 8 Lee Benjamin          g       5       3      13                        
13 Jim Pavy              f       1       0       2                        
15 Art Adams             c       8       0      16                        
   Larry Dickson                 0       0       0                        
17 Dick Kendall                  3       6      12                        
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5   0  20   0  10   0  50     0  0   0  0   0   0
   Opp                       0  23      11      57                        


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
23
27
50
LAMBUTH COLLEGE
28
29
57

UNION (TN) 56, FLORIDA STATE 52
12/29/1948, JACKSON, TN

From the Daily Democrat, December 30, 1948, page 6

JACKSON, TN - The favored Union University Bulldogs made a driving comeback in the final minutes of the second half to beat the Florida State University Seminoles 56-52 at the Lambuth college gym here last night.

The Seminoles had jumped off to an early lead and held it during the first half behind Lee Benjamin's expert ball handling. They led at intermission 26-17.

Union made its first rally at the start of the second half when they pulled up to knot the score at 30-all the first four minutes. The Bulldogs went ahead briefly but fell behind a minute later when George Folliard, starting his first game, and Dick Kendall, sank a pair of long ones.

The Dogs made their second and successful rally in the final three minutes of the ball game.

Slowly Build Lead

They pulled ahead 51-50 and slowly built that lead up to hold the 56-52 margin at the final whistle.

Murl Willoughby, Union forward, emergered high point man for the night after getting only two points during the entire first half.

George Folliard and Dick Kendall were high for the Seminoles with 13 and 12 points respectively.

FSU moves into Memphis tonight where they will meet the highly touted Southwestern college quintet. Tonight's tilt will be the last for the Indians until Jan. 5 when they meet Stetson in Tallahassee.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
   Bill Weigel           g       5       1      11                        
 8 Lee Benjamin          f       4       1       9                        
14 George Folliard       g       5       3      13                        
15 Art Adams             c       3       0       6                        
17 Dick Kendall          f       6       0      12                        
 5 Orlando Wyman                 0       1       1                        
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5   0  23   0   6   0  52     0  0   0  0   0   0
   Opp                       0  28       0      56                        


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
26
26
52
UNION (TN)
17
39
56

SOUTHWESTERN-MEMPHIS 54, FLORIDA STATE 47
12/30/1948, MEMPHIS, TN

From the Daily Democrat, December 31, 1948, page 8

MEMPHIS, TN - The FSU Seminoles went down to their third straight defeat of the holiday schedule last night, bowing 54-47 to Southwestern of Memphis in a rough and tumble fray.

Sixty personal fouls marred the game which saw five Indians leave via that route.

Little Lee Benjamin, Seminole floor ace, racked up 16 points to lead FSU before he went the way of the showers late in the hectic third period.

The Lynx jumped away early in the game to take a 23-17 halftime bulge. The tilt got rougher in the second half with a total of 39 foouls called against FSU ans 31 on the Southwestern quintet.

Other Seminoles who fouled out of the battle were Weigle, Dickson, Kendall and Nettles. Pridgeon hit the showers early for Southwestern.

Florida State won their first four ball games but has since tried vainly to get back on the trail of more victories, only to lose three in a row to Tennessee courtmen during their holiday sojourn there.

The Indians are idle until Jan. 5 when they meet Stetson in Tallahassee.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
   Bill Weigel                   3       0   2   6        5               
   Larry Dickson                 2       0   2   4        5               
   Maurice Stanfill              0       0   0   0        0               
 4 Ronald Nettles                0       1   1   1        5               
 5 Orlando Wyman                 0       1   1   1        1               
 8 Lee Benjamin                  8       0   1  16        5               
13 Jim Pavy                      2       3   6   7        4               
14 George Folliard               0       1   2   1        1               
15 Art Adams                     1       2   2   4        2               
16 Bob McKay                     0       0   0   0        0               
17 Dick Kendall                  2       3   6   7        5               
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   0   0  18   0  11  23  47     0 33   0  0   0   0
   Opp                       0  16      22  41  54       21               


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
17
30
47
SOUTHWESTERN-MEMPHIS
23
31
54

FLORIDA STATE 49, STETSON 40
01/05/1949, TALLAHASSEE, FL

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
 5 Orlando Wyman         g       0       1   1   1        4               
 8 Lee Benjamin          f       3       1   2   7        4               
10 Tom McLaughlin        f       3       1   5   7        4               
13 Jim Pavy              g       0       2   2   2        3               
15 Art Adams             c       1       0   0   2        1               
   Bill Weigel                   3       3   4   9        1               
 4 Ronald Nettles                0       0   0   0        2               
17 Dick Kendall                 10       1   2  21        2               
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5   0  20   0   9  16  49     0 21   0  0   0   0
   Opp                       0  15      10  24  40       13               


  1 2 Total
STETSON
14
26
40
FLORIDA STATE
19
30
49
Attendance: 1,070

FLORIDA STATE 40, STETSON 36
01/14/1949, DELAND, FL

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
   Bill Weigel                   2       0   1   4        0               
   Larry Dickson                 1       1   1   3        1               
 5 Orlando Wyman                 3       2   4   8        4               
 6 Bob Pence                     1       0   0   2        0               
 8 Lee Benjamin                  1       1   1   3        1               
10 Tom McLaughlin                1       0   7   2        5               
13 Jim Pavy                      1       2   2   4        2               
15 Art Adams                     4       1   1   9        4               
17 Dick Kendall                  2       1   3   5        5               
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   0   0  16   0   8  20  40     0 22   0  0   0   0
   Opp                       0  11      14  18  36       19               


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
21
19
40
STETSON
23
13
36

TAMPA 63, FLORIDA STATE 51
01/15/1949, TAMPA, FL

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
   Bill Weigel                   4       4   5  12                        
   Larry Dickson                 1       0   1   2                        
 4 Ronald Nettles                0       0   0   0                        
 5 Orlando Wyman                 0       1   1   1                        
 6 Bob Pence                     1       3   4   5                        
 8 Lee Benjamin                  2       1   2   5                        
10 Tom McLaughlin                7       4  11  18                        
13 Jim Pavy                      1       2   2   4                        
15 Art Adams                     0       0   1   0                        
17 Dick Kendall                  1       2   5   4                        
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   0   0  17   0  17  32  51     0  0   0  0   0   0
   Opp                       0  23      17  30  63                        


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
19
32
51
TAMPA
27
36
63

MERCER 65, FLORIDA STATE 56
01/18/1949, TALLAHASSEE, FL

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
   Bill Weigel                   3       2   3   8        4               
   Larry Dickson                 1       0   0   2        1               
 4 Ronald Nettles                0       0   0   0        0               
 5 Orlando Wyman                 1       0   1   2        2               
 6 Bob Pence                     0       1   1   1        0               
 8 Lee Benjamin                  8       2   2  18        5               
10 Tom McLaughlin                8       1   2  17        3               
13 Jim Pavy                      1       1   1   3        2               
15 Art Adams                     1       0   2   2        2               
17 Dick Kendall                  1       1   1   3        3               
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   0   0  24   0   8  13  56     0 22   0  0   0   0
   Opp                       0  24      17  27  65       11               


  1 2 Total
MERCER
33
32
65
FLORIDA STATE
26
30
56
Attendance: 900

FLORIDA STATE 63, TROY STATE 45
01/21/1949, TALLAHASSEE, FL

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
   Bill Weigel           g       4       3   4  11        1               
 4 Ronald Nettles        g       0       0   0   0        2               
 6 Bob Pence             c       5       0   1  10        2               
 8 Lee Benjamin          f       7       1   1  15        3               
10 Tom McLaughlin        f       7       2   2  16        4               
   Larry Dickson                 0       0   0   0        5               
 5 Orlando Wyman                 0       0   0   0        2               
 9 Bill Falzone                  0       0   0   0        2               
11 Calvin Collins                1       0   0   2        0               
13 Jim Pavy                      0       0   1   0        2               
15 Art Adams                     3       1   2   7        0               
16 Bob McKay                     0       1   1   1        1               
17 Dick Kendall                  0       1   1   1        1               
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5   0  27   0   9  13  63     0 25   0  0   0   0
   Opp                       0  16      13  23  45       14               


  1 2 Total
TROY STATE
19
26
45
FLORIDA STATE
35
28
63

OGLETHORPE 64, FLORIDA STATE 52
01/27/1949, ATLANTA, GA

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
   Bill Weigel                   2       3   5   7        4               
 4 Ronald Nettles                1       1   3   3        5               
 5 Orlando Wyman                 0       1   1   1        2               
 6 Bob Pence                     1       1   1   3        1               
 8 Lee Benjamin                  6       2   4  14        4               
10 Tom McLaughlin                7       2   5  16        2               
13 Jim Pavy                      0       1   1   1        1               
15 Art Adams                     2       0   0   4        3               
17 Dick Kendall                  1       1   1   3        2               
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   0   0  20   0  12  21  52     0 24   0  0   0   0
   Opp                       0  26      12  29  64       20               


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
19
33
52
OGLETHORPE
34
30
64

MERCER 62, FLORIDA STATE 59
01/28/1949, MACON, GA

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
   Bill Weigel                   3       3   3   9        2               
 4 Ronald Nettles                0       0   0   0        0               
 5 Orlando Wyman                 1       0   1   2        3               
 6 Bob Pence                     8       1   1  17        1               
 8 Lee Benjamin                  1       2   2   4        4               
10 Tom McLaughlin                7       4   7  18        3               
13 Jim Pavy                      2       1   3   5        1               
15 Art Adams                     1       0   0   2        4               
17 Dick Kendall                  1       0   0   2        0               
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   0   0  24   0  11  17  59     0 18   0  0   0   0
   Opp                       0  22      18  28  62       15               


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
33
26
59
MERCER
33
29
62
Attendance: 1,300

FLORIDA STATE 60, TAMPA 58
02/02/1949, TALLAHASSEE, FL

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
   Bill Weigel           f       4       3   4  11        2               
 6 Bob Pence             c       0       0   0   0        0               
 8 Lee Benjamin          f       6       1   1  13        4               
10 Tom McLaughlin        g       6       1   2  13        2               
17 Dick Kendall          g       7       6   6  20        2               
 4 Ronald Nettles                1       0   0   2        1               
 5 Orlando Wyman                 0       1   1   1        1               
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5   0  24   0  12  14  60     0 12   0  0   0   0
   Opp                       0  24      10  22  58       13               


  1 2 Total
TAMPA
29
29
58
FLORIDA STATE
31
29
60
Attendance: 1,100

MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE 57, FLORIDA STATE 46
02/04/1949, CLINTON, MS

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
   Bill Weigel                   1       2       4                        
   Larry Dickson                 1       0       2                        
 3 Ted Hewitt                    0       4       4                        
 4 Ronald Nettles                0       0       0                        
 5 Orlando Wyman                 0       0       0                        
 6 Bob Pence                     3       1       7                        
 8 Lee Benjamin                  3       2       8                        
10 Tom McLaughlin                6       1      13                        
13 Jim Pavy                      0       0       0                        
15 Art Adams                     0       2       2                        
17 Dick Kendall                  2       2       6                        
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   0   0  16   0  14   0  46     0  0   0  0   0   0
   Opp                       0  22      13      57                        


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
22
24
46
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
25
32
57

FLORIDA STATE 49, MILLSAPS COLLEGE 46
02/05/1949, JACKSON, MS

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
   Bill Weigel           g       5       5      15                        
 4 Ronald Nettles        g       1       0       2                        
 6 Bob Pence             c       1       0       2                        
 8 Lee Benjamin          f       7       1      15                        
10 Tom McLaughlin        f       4       1       9                        
15 Art Adams                     0       0       0                        
17 Dick Kendall                  1       4       6                        
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5   0  19   0  11   0  49     0  0   0  0   0   0
   Opp                       0  17      12      46                        


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
29
20
49
MILLSAPS COLLEGE
21
25
46

FLORIDA STATE 47, OGLETHORPE 46
02/12/1949, TALLAHASSEE, FL

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
   Bill Weigel           g       6       0      12                        
 8 Lee Benjamin          g       5       0      10                        
10 Tom McLaughlin        f       1       0       2                        
15 Art Adams             c       6       1      13                        
17 Dick Kendall          f       1       1       3                        
 3 Ted Hewitt                    2       0       4                        
 4 Ronald Nettles                0       0       0                        
 6 Bob Pence                     1       1       3                        
13 Jim Pavy                      0       0       0                        
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5   0  22   0   3   0  47     0  0   0  0   0   0
   Opp                       0  16      14      46                        


  1 2 Total
OGLETHORPE
19
27
46
FLORIDA STATE
20
27
47

SEWANEE 43, FLORIDA STATE 35
02/18/1949, TALLAHASSEE, FL

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
   Bill Weigel           g       0       2       2                        
 8 Lee Benjamin          g       2       3       7                        
10 Tom McLaughlin        f       1       2       4                        
15 Art Adams             c       3       0       6                        
17 Dick Kendall          f       0       1       1                        
 3 Ted Hewitt                    2       1       5                        
 4 Ronald Nettles                1       1       3                        
 5 Orlando Wyman                 2       1       5                        
 6 Bob Pence                     0       2       2                        
13 Jim Pavy                      0       0       0                        
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5   0  11   0  13   0  35     0  0   0  0   0   0
   Opp                       0  14      15      43                        


  1 2 Total
SEWANEE
32
11
43
FLORIDA STATE
18
17
35

FLORIDA STATE 47, SEWANEE 39
02/19/1949, TALLAHASSEE, FL

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
 3 Ted Hewitt            g       0       2       2                        
 8 Lee Benjamin          f       6       2      14                        
10 Tom McLaughlin        f       2       4       8        5               
15 Art Adams             c       1       3       5                        
17 Dick Kendall          g       1       2       4                        
   Bill Weigel                   2       6      10                        
 4 Ronald Nettles                0       0       0        5               
 5 Orlando Wyman                 0       2       2                        
 6 Bob Pence                     0       2       2                        
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5   0  12   0  23   0  47     0 10   0  0   0   0
   Opp                       0  12      15      39                        


  1 2 Total
SEWANEE
16
23
39
FLORIDA STATE
22
25
47
Attendance: 600

BIRMINGHAM SO COLL 50, FLORIDA STATE 44
02/23/1949, TALLAHASSEE, FL

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
   Bill Weigel           g       5       5      15                        
 4 Ronald Nettles        g       0       0       0                        
 8 Lee Benjamin          g       2       1       5        5               
10 Tom McLaughlin        f       1       0       2        5               
15 Art Adams             c       6       1      13                        
 3 Ted Hewitt                    0       0       0                        
 5 Orlando Wyman                 3       0       6                        
 6 Bob Pence                     0       1       1                        
17 Dick Kendall                  1       0       2                        
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5   0  18   0   8   0  44     0 10   0  0   0   0
   Opp                       0  19      12      50                        


  1 2 Total
BIRMINGHAM SO COLL
33
17
50
FLORIDA STATE
19
25
44
Attendance: 530

FLORIDA STATE 52, MERCER 46
02/28/1949, Dixie Conference, Jackson, Ms

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
   Bill Weigel                   5       0      10                        
 4 Ronald Nettles                4       1       9                        
 5 Orlando Wyman                 0       1       1                        
 8 Lee Benjamin                  6       0      12        5               
10 Tom McLaughlin                1       0       2        5               
15 Art Adams                     3       0       6                        
17 Dick Kendall                  5       2      12                        
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   0   0  24   0   4   0  52     0 10   0  0   0   0
   Opp                       0  16      14      46                        


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
28
24
52
MERCER
23
23
46

TAMPA 58, FLORIDA STATE 47
03/01/1949, Dixie Conference, Jackson, Ms

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
   Bill Weigel                   2       1   3   5                        
 3 Ted Hewitt                    1       0   0   2                        
 4 Ronald Nettles                2       0   0   4                        
 5 Orlando Wyman                 0       0   0   0                        
 6 Bob Pence                     3       1   2   7                        
 8 Lee Benjamin                  6       2   3  14                        
10 Tom McLaughlin                4       1   2   9                        
13 Jim Pavy                      0       0   0   0                        
15 Art Adams                     1       0   0   2                        
17 Dick Kendall                  1       2   2   4                        
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   0   0  20   0   7  12  47     0  0   0  0   0   0
   Opp                       0  25       8  23  58                        


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
19
28
47
TAMPA
25
33
58

LAMBUTH COLLEGE 63, FLORIDA STATE 49
03/02/1949, Dixie Conference, Jackson, Ms

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
   Bill Weigel                   0       1       1                        
 3 Ted Hewitt                    0       0       0                        
 4 Ronald Nettles                2       0       4                        
 5 Orlando Wyman                 1       2       4                        
 6 Bob Pence                     1       0       2                        
 8 Lee Benjamin                  7       0      14                        
10 Tom McLaughlin                5       5      15                        
13 Jim Pavy                      1       1       3                        
15 Art Adams                     1       0       2                        
17 Dick Kendall                  2       0       4                        
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   0   0  20   0   9   0  49     0  0   0  0   0   0
   Opp                       0  23      17      63                        


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
20
29
49
LAMBUTH COLLEGE
31
32
63