Florida State Men's Basketball - 2002-03 Year In Review

Florida State Men's Basketball - 2002-03 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Leonard Hamilton, Head Coach
Michael Bradley, Strength and Conditioning
Mike Jaskulski, Assistant Coach
Stan Jones, Associate Head Coach
Thom McDonald, Director of Operations
Tony Sheals, Assistant Coach

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2002-03 FSU Basketball Media Guide

Michael Joiner and Coach Leonard Hamilton

From The Florida State Seminoles Official Athletic Site - March 11, 2002

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State Director of Athletics Dave Hart announced on Monday that the university and head basketball coach Steve Robinson have agreed on a mutual termination agreement that ends his tenure at FSU after five seasons.

Robinson had a 64-86 record over five years at FSU and a 110-104 career record, including his two years as head coach at Tulsa. The Seminoles were 12-17 this season and finished in a tie for seventh in the ACC. Robinson led FSU to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 1998, his first season with the Seminoles, posting an 18-14 record for the year.

Robinson was an assistant coach at Kansas from 1989-1995 before his two-year stint at Tulsa. He was also an assistant at Radford (1984-86) and Cornell (1987-88).

A national search for his replacement will begin immediately.


From The Florida State Seminoles Official Athletic Site - March 19, 2002

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Leonard Hamilton was named head coach of the Florida State men's basketball program in a press conference held at the school on Tuesday. Hamilton, who brings 29 seasons of experience as a collegiate and NBA coach, takes over the FSU program after coaching the NBA's Washington Wizards most recently and resurrecting the University of Miami's program in 10 seasons with the Hurricanes.

Hamilton, 53, takes over an FSU program that has had four straight losing seasons following an NCAA Tournament appearance in 1998. The Seminoles return just two starters, forward Michael Joiner and center Nigel Dixon, but the roster includes eight returning players who have seen significant playing time. Hamilton becomes just the seventh head coach in FSU history.

Hamilton comes to FSU after winning a national search to become head coach of the Wizards for the 2000-01 season and posting a 19-63 record. Prior to his NBA stint, Hamilton accepted the challenge of taking on the Miami Hurricane program, taking them to three straight NCAA Tournaments over his final three seasons and earning UPI Coach of the Year honors in the process. In his final season with Miami, Hamilton guided the Hurricanes to their second straight 20-win season, a share of the BIG EAST regular season championship and the school's first trip to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The Hurricanes finished 23-11, including a 13-3 conference record, and concluded the season ranked 23rd in the nation by the Associated Press college basketball poll and 20th in the final USA Today/ESPN poll. Miami's 23 wins matched the team's 1998-99 total and, at the time, tied the school record for victories in a season.

Under Hamilton's leadership, Miami became one of the nation's up-and-coming programs, advancing to postseason play five times in his final six seasons including the three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances from 1998-2000. Miami's winning records in his final six seasons meant the 'Canes joined Syracuse and Connecticut as the only BIG EAST schools to register winning seasons from 1994-2000. The Hurricanes' 48-22 BIG EAST mark over his last four seasons tied Connecticut for the best conference record over that period. Over his last two seasons, Miami registered a league-best 28-6 record. Under Hamilton, the Hurricanes also became one of the nation's top road teams. From 1998 to 2000, Miami registered a league-best 15-2 road record in the grueling BIG EAST conference. Dating back to the 1997-98 season, Miami had won 16 of its last 18 BIG EAST road games.

In 1999-2000, Miami defeated Connecticut in Gampel Pavilion for the second straight season becoming the first team ever to defeat the Huskies in their on-campus arena in back-to-back seasons.

Hamilton was also successful against ranked opponents, having recorded 17 wins over teams ranked in the nation's Top 25. His 80-69 victory over 10th-ranked Georgetown during the 1992-93 season was Miami's first over a team ranked in the Top 10 since the rebirth of the Hurricanes' basketball program in 1985.

In his final season with Miami, Hamilton's Hurricanes recorded three wins over ranked teams including a 74-70 home win over No. 18 St. John's, marking the sixth straight season Miami had knocked off a ranked opponent in Miami Arena.

In the 40 seasons prior to Hamilton's arrival, the Hurricanes reached the post-season just four times including one NCAA tournament appearance (1960). In his 10 seasons at Miami, Hamilton led the Hurricanes to five post-season appearances.

Along with the rise of the Hurricanes' program, Hamilton's players also continued to develop and win individual awards. In 1999-2000, guard Johnny Hemsley earned second-team All-BIG EAST honors while center Mario Bland was named to third-team All-Conference.

In 1998-99, Hemsley and forward Tim James were named first-team All-BIG EAST. The Hurricanes joined Syracuse (eight times), Georgetown (twice), Pittsburgh, St. John's and Villanova as the only schools to have two players named first-team All-BIG EAST in the same season. In 10 seasons under Hamilton, the Hurricanes had 13 All-Conference selections.

In 1998-99, Tim James was named BIG EAST Co-Player of the Year, along with Connecticut's Richard Hamilton, and Johnny Hemsley was selected as the league's Most Improved Player.

Miami's rise began in 1994-95 when Hamilton led the Hurricanes to the greatest single season turnaround in BIG EAST history. Picked to finish at the bottom of the BIG EAST Conference, Hamilton guided the 'Canes to a fifth-place finish and a berth in the National Invitational Tournament - UM's first post-season appearance in 31 years.

Miami set a BIG EAST record in 1995 for the greatest single-season improvement in league history. The Hurricanes' nine-win conference increase tied Louisiana Tech for the best in the nation. UM's eight-win overall improvement tied for the third best single season increase in school history.

At the conclusion of the season, Hamilton was named the United Press International National Coach of the Year. Hamilton was also recognized by his peers as the league coaches tabbed him BIG EAST Conference Coach of the Year for the first time.

In 1998-99, Hamilton took home even more hardware. Hamilton was named BIG EAST Coach of the Year for the second time joining Jim Calhoun, Lou Carnesecca, Jim Boeheim, John Thompson and P.J. Carleisimo as the only coaches to win the award more than once. Coach Hamilton was later honored as the Eastern Basketball Coach of the Year. And in 2000, he was named the Black Coaches Association (BCA) Coach of the Year.

Coach Hamilton understands that defense wins championships and under his tutelage the Hurricanes became one of the nation's top defensive teams. Miami ranked nationally in field goal percentage in each of his last four seasons including a No. 1 national ranking in 1997-98. In his final season, the Hurricanes ranked 22nd in the nation in field goal percentage defense holding teams to 39.4 percent shooting. In 1998-99, the Hurricanes ranked 13th in the nation holding teams to 38.4 percent shooting. The 1997-98 Hurricanes ranked No. 1 in the nation in field goal percentage defense holding opponents to 37.9 percent shooting from the floor. The 1996-97 Hurricanes ranked No. 6 in the nation in field goal percentage defense holding opponents to just 38.0 percent shooting.

Despite all his success on the court, Hamilton never lost sight of his No. 1 priority: the student-athlete. His number one goal is to help prepare his players for the challenges they will encounter in life. In his 10 seasons at Miami, 26 of Hamilton's 30 seniors received their degrees.

For his work both on and off the court, Coach Hamilton was honored as one of four finalists for the 2000 Coach Wooden "Keys to Life" Award. The award is given annually to a coach who best exemplifies Coach John Wooden's philosophy of emphasizing the fact that impacting the life of a student is more significant than any winning percentage.

Hamilton arrived at Miami from Oklahoma State where he spent four years rebuilding the Cowboys. He led them to consecutive appearances in the NIT, which were the first back-to-back post-season appearances for OSU since 1953-54.

Prior to his stint at OSU, Hamilton served at the University of Kentucky where he spent 12 seasons with one of the top programs in the country. From 1974-80, he served as an assistant coach, and in 1980 he was honored by being named the first associate head coach in Kentucky basketball history.

During his 12 seasons at Kentucky, the Wildcats registered a 296-83 (.781) record, won eight SEC regular season championships, two SEC tournament titles, went to three Final Fours and won the national title in 1978.

Hamilton's coaching career began at Austin Peay State University where he served as a graduate assistant from 1971-73 and then as a full-time assistant from 1973-74. The Governors won back-to-back Ohio Valley Championships in Hamilton's last two seasons at the school.

Hamilton's legacy extends across the nation as four of his former assistant coaches have moved on to become head coaches at the Division I level. Included on the list are Tim Carter (Texas San Antonio), Dickey Nutt (Arkansas State), John Phillips (Tulsa), and Bill Self (Illinois).

Hamilton was born August 4, 1948 in Gastonia, NC. He went on to star at Gaston (NC) Community College where he set a school-record by scoring 54 points in a game, and later at the University of Tennessee-Martin where he is a charter member of the school's Hall of Fame. At each school he served as a team captain. Additionally, while at Tennessee-Martin, Hamilton received both the team Most Valuable Player Award and the Best Defensive Player Award.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Tennessee-Martin in 1971, and later received a Master's Degree in Physical and Health Education from Austin Peay State in 1973.

EXPERIENCE AS A COACH:
2000-01 Head Coach, Washington Wizards
1990-00 Head Coach, University of Miami
1986-90 Head Coach, Oklahoma State
1980-86 Assoc. Head Coach, Univ. of Kentucky
1974-80 Assistant Coach, Univ. of Kentucky
1973-74 Assistant Coach, Austin Peay State
1971-73 Grad. Assistant, Austin Peay State

AS A PLAYER:
1969-71 Two-year letterman, University of Tennessee-Martin
1966-68 Two-year letterman, Gaston Community College

EDUCATION:
1973 M.A. Physical and Health Education, Austin Peay State
1971 B.S. Physical Education, University of Tennessee-Martin

PERSONAL:
Full Name: J. Leonard Hamilton
Born: August 4, 1948 in Gastonia, NC

COLLEGIATE COACHING RECORD
Year School W-L Pct. Post-season
1986-87 Oklahoma St. 8-20 .286
1987-88 Oklahoma St. 14-16 .467
1988-89 Oklahoma St. 17-13 .567 NIT (2nd round)
1989-90 Oklahoma St. 17-14 .548 NIT (2nd round)
1990-91 Miami 9-19 .321
1991-92 Miami 8-24 .250
1992-93 Miami 10-17 .370
1993-94 Miami 7-20 .259
1994-95 Miami 15-13 .536 NIT (1st round)
1995-96 Miami 15-13 .536
1996-97 Miami 16-13 .552 NIT (1st round)
1997-98 Miami 18-10 .643 NCAA (1st round)
1998-99 Miami 23-7 .767 NCAA (2nd round)
1999-00 Miami 23-11 .676 NCAA (Sweet 16)
At Miami 10 seasons 144-147 .495
Overall 14 seasons 200-210 .488

NBA

2000-01 Washington 19-63 .231

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Led Miami to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances for the first time in school history.
  • Led Hurricanes to back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time since 1965.
  • Led Hurricanes to a school-record tying 23 overall wins and the school's first NCAA Sweet 16 appearance in 1999-00.
  • Ended the 1998-99 season ranked 10th by the Associated Press - the Hurricanes highest AP ranking since 1960.
  • The Hurricanes ranked nationally in field goal percentage defense four straight seasons including a No. 1 national ranking in 1997-98.
  • 2000 BCA Coach of the Year
  • 1998-99 BIG EAST Coach of the Year.
  • 1994-95 BIG EAST Coach of the Year.
  • 1998-99 Eastern Basketball Coach of the Year
  • Joins Jim Calhoun, Lou Carnesecca, Jim Boeheim, John Thompson and P.J. Carleisimo as the only coaches to win the BIG EAST Coach of the Year award more than once.
  • Nine-win jump in conference wins from 1994 to 1995 - the largest increase in victories in BIG EAST history.
  • 1994-95 United Press International National Coach of the Year.
  • 26 of 30 seniors who completed their eligibility under Hamilton over the last 10 seasons earned their degree...two others are currently playing professional basketball.
  • Four Top 20 recruiting classes.
  • Led Oklahoma State to back-to-back National Invitational Tournament appearances (1989, 1990) - the first consecutive post season appearances for OSU since 1954.
  • Charter member of the University of Tennessee-Martin Hall of Fame.
  • First Associate Head Basketball Coach in Kentucky history.
  • Was an assistant coach on Kentucky's 1978 NCAA Championship team.

  • 2003 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

    From the 2002-03 FSU Men's Basketball Media Guide, Page 60

    Benson Callier, 6-6, 200, F, Saint Petersburg - "Benson has an amazing combination of athleticism, basketball skill and savvy. Even though he has only played organized basketball for one year, he has a great feel and tremendous instinct for the game. Once we begin practicing with him we expect to see an acceleration in his maturation process," says Seminole head coach Leonard Hamilton...averaged a double-double (18.0 points and 10.0 rebounds) as a prep senior...brings with him a fantastic reputation as a versatile all-around player with leaping ability that is awe-inspiring...his dunk arsenal is said to be Jordan-esque...a tremendous athlete, who makes shots, grabs rebounds and gets up and down the floor in transition well...considered to be the best player in the Western half of the state of Pennsylvania...has the athletic and basketball ability to play all five positions and play them well...graduated from George Junior Republic High School in Grove City, Pa., in 2002...GJR is a boarding school with about 500 finale students located 45 minutes north of Pittsburgh...averaged a double-double of 18.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocked shots in leading GJR to a 22-3 record and into the state playoffs...earned first team big-school All-State honors (Class 3A and 4A)...named Most Valuable Player of the Mercer County Conference...also named MVP of the Pennsylvania-Ohio All-Star game during which he scored a game record 31 points...the head coach of the Pennsylvania All-Star team was Bob McConnell - his high school coach...Callier is the only player who participated in the All-Star game to sign with an Atlantic Coast Conference school...helped lead GJR to the semifinals of the state District 10 Class 4A tournament...played the best game of his senior season as he scored 14 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked three shots against Akron (Oh.) St. Vincent-St. Mary and its standout player, LeBron James...James had appeared on the cover of Sports illustrated just weeks before the game in February 2002...two of Callier's blocks came against James in a game attended by more than 7,000 fans...St. Vincent-St. Mary was the No. 6 ranked prep team in the nation at the time of the game...GJR won the game, 58-57, in overtime at Youngstown State University...scored 14 points as GJR defeated Central Erie and added 24 points as the Tigers defeated Sharon High School...his career-high of 42 came against Warren G. Harding High School in a 98-73 GJR victory on Jan. 26, 2002...scored 30 or more points four times and recorded 14 double-doubles during his senior season...scored in double figures in all but two games during his senior season...attended Lakewood High School during the 1997-98 season and was a member of the junior varsity team as a freshman...attended Bradenton Southeast and Gibbs high schools in St. Petersburg in 1998-99...scored 21 points and grabbed his career-high of 18 rebounds against Williamsport...tied his career-high of 18 rebounds to go along with 14 points against Erie Prep in the state playoffs...born Jan. 26, 1983...Benson is the son of Patsy and Thomas Powell...also credits a grandmother, Kate Callier, with helping him succeed...among his mentors are Pat and Anthony Lawrence who helped move him toward success...selected Florida State over Cincinnati, Auburn and Xavier.

    Todd Galloway, 5-11, 170, G, Baltimore, MD

    Nate Johnson, 6-3, 180, G, Kansas City, MO

    Tim Pickett, 6-4, 205, G, Daytona Beach


    2003 Roster - By Name

    L
    T                                                  PY
    R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    * 21 Benson Callier        F       6-6   200  Fr        Saint Petersburg (George Junior Republic)
    * 32 Orenn Fells           F       6-6   200  Jr        Winston-Salem, NC (Carver/Auburn/Abraham Baldwin JC)
    *  4 Todd Galloway         G       5-11  170  Fr        Baltimore, MD (Notre Dame Academy)
       3 Emanuel Gordon        G       5-10  170  So        Palm Bay (Brevard CC)
    * 15 Trevor Harvey         C       6-10  230  Sr   *    Inagua, Bahamas (Freeport Catholic/Marshalltown CC)
    *  2 Marcell Haywood       G       5-11  180  Sr   **   Plantation (Saint Thomas Aquinas/Queen's College)
    * 10 Nate Johnson          G       6-3   180  Jr        Kansas City, MO (Ruskin/Pratt CC/Moberly Area CC)
    *  1 Michael Joiner        F       6-7   215  Jr   **   Fayetteville, NC (Seventy-First)
    * 33 Mike Mathews          F/C     6-10  230  Sr   **   Blountstown (Florida/Fork Union Military Academy)
       5 Adrian McPherson      G       6-4   185  So        Bradenton (Bradenton Southeast)
    * 30 Nate Moran            G       6-6   215  Sr   **   Houston, TX (Stephen F. Austin)
    * 22 Tim Pickett           G       6-4   205  Jr        Daytona Beach (Mainland/Daytona Beach CC/Indian River CC)
    * 54 Anthony Richardson    F       6-7   190  So   *    Raleigh, NC (Leesville Road)
    * 51 Adam Waleskowski      F       6-8   230  So   *    Kettering, OH (Archbishop Alter)
    * 24 Will Wightman         G       6-4   175  Fr        Clearwater (Countryside)
      20 Andrew Wilson         G-F     6-6   205  So-R *    Kennesaw, GA (Harrison)
    

    2003 Roster - By Number

    L
    T                                                  PY
    R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    *  1 Michael Joiner        F       6-7   215  Jr   **   Fayetteville, NC (Seventy-First)
    *  2 Marcell Haywood       G       5-11  180  Sr   **   Plantation (Saint Thomas Aquinas/Queen's College)
       3 Emanuel Gordon        G       5-10  170  So        Palm Bay (Brevard CC)
    *  4 Todd Galloway         G       5-11  170  Fr        Baltimore, MD (Notre Dame Academy)
       5 Adrian McPherson      G       6-4   185  So        Bradenton (Bradenton Southeast)
    * 10 Nate Johnson          G       6-3   180  Jr        Kansas City, MO (Ruskin/Pratt CC/Moberly Area CC)
    * 15 Trevor Harvey         C       6-10  230  Sr   *    Inagua, Bahamas (Freeport Catholic/Marshalltown CC)
      20 Andrew Wilson         G-F     6-6   205  So-R *    Kennesaw, GA (Harrison)
    * 21 Benson Callier        F       6-6   200  Fr        Saint Petersburg (George Junior Republic)
    * 22 Tim Pickett           G       6-4   205  Jr        Daytona Beach (Mainland/Daytona Beach CC/Indian River CC)
    * 24 Will Wightman         G       6-4   175  Fr        Clearwater (Countryside)
    * 30 Nate Moran            G       6-6   215  Sr   **   Houston, TX (Stephen F. Austin)
    * 32 Orenn Fells           F       6-6   200  Jr        Winston-Salem, NC (Carver/Auburn/Abraham Baldwin JC)
    * 33 Mike Mathews          F/C     6-10  230  Sr   **   Blountstown (Florida/Fork Union Military Academy)
    * 51 Adam Waleskowski      F       6-8   230  So   *    Kettering, OH (Archbishop Alter)
    * 54 Anthony Richardson    F       6-7   190  So   *    Raleigh, NC (Leesville Road)
    

    2002-03 Noles in the Pros

    Name                     No      Pos                Team
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Sam Cassell              10      G                  Milwaukee Bucks
    Bob Sura                  3      G                  Golden State Warriors
    Charlie Ward             21      G                  New York Knicks
    
    Noles in the Pros -  3
    

    2003 Schedule and Results

                 
    GAME DAY
    OPP EOY
    DATE
    REF
    LOC
    OPPONENT
    SCORE
    NCAA
    NIT
    FSU
    AP
    FSU
    USA
    OPP
    AP
    OPP
    USA
    AP
    UPI
    11/24
    Ref
    H
    SAVANNAH STATE
    W 79-46
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    11/27
    Ref
    H
    MERCER
    W 83-47
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    12/02
    Ref
    H
    IOWA
    ACC/Big Ten Challenge
    W 80-67
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    12/06
    Ref
    H
    FLORIDA
    L 57-58
     
     
     
     
    8
    9
    10
    16
    12/08
    Ref
    H
    MIAMI
    W 72-55
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    12/15
    Ref
    H
    BIRMINGHAM SO COLL
    W 56-47
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    12/18
    Ref
    H
    STETSON
    W 93-76
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    12/22
    Ref
    H
    NORTH CAROLINA
    L 48-69
     
     
     
     
    23
    24
     
     
    12/28
    Ref
    N
    BOSTON
    Fiesta Bowl Classic, Tempe, Az
    L 69-84
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    12/30
    Ref
    N
    DAVIDSON COLLEGE
    Fiesta Bowl Classic, Tempe, Az
    W 82-66
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    01/04
    Ref
    A
    VIRGINIA TECH
    W 76-69
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    01/06
    Ref
    H
    TX AM-CORPUS CHRISTI
    W 72-56
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    01/11
    Ref
    A
    MARYLAND
    L 62-89
     
     
     
     
    21
    17
    17
    10
    01/14
    Ref
    A
    GEORGIA TECH
    L 74-81
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    01/18
    Ref
    H
    NORTH CAROLINA STATE
    L 63-70
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    01/21
    Ref
    H
    CLEMSON
    W 60-59
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    01/26
    Ref
    A
    WAKE FOREST
    L 60-71
     
     
     
     
    17
    18
    8
    12
    01/29
    Ref
    A
    VIRGINIA
    L 72-85
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    02/02
    Ref
    H
    DUKE
    W 75-70
     
     
     
     
    5
    5
    7
    9
    02/08
    Ref
    A
    NORTH CAROLINA
    L 60-61
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    02/12
    Ref
    H
    MARYLAND
    L 72-74
     
     
     
     
    16
    15
    17
    10
    02/15
    Ref
    H
    GEORGIA TECH
    W 71-64
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    02/18
    Ref
    A
    NORTH CAROLINA STATE
    L 60-71
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    02/22
    Ref
    A
    CLEMSON
    L 60-74
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    02/26
    Ref
    H
    WAKE FOREST
    L 56-60
     
     
     
     
    12
    12
    8
    12
    03/01
    Ref
    H
    VIRGINIA
    W 73-59
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    03/06
    Ref
    A
    DUKE
    L 56-72
     
     
     
     
    10
    9
    7
    9
    03/13
    Ref
    N
    CLEMSON
    ACC, Greensboro, NC
    W 72-61
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    03/14
    Ref
    N
    WAKE FOREST
    ACC, Greensboro, NC
    L 61-69
     
     
     
     
    9
    9
    8
    12
    Conference games in bold
    
                    Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
    ------------------------------------------------
    FSU RECORD IS    14-15   11- 5    1- 8    2- 2
    VS ACC            4-12    4- 4    0- 8    0- 0
    AGAINST TOP 25    1- 8    1- 4    0- 3    0- 1
    

    2003 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
     1  WAKE FOREST          13- 3    25- 6 
     2t MARYLAND             11- 5    21-10 
     2t DUKE                 11- 5    26- 7 
     4  NORTH CAROLINA STATE  9- 7    18-13 
     5  GEORGIA TECH          7- 9    16-15 
     6t VIRGINIA              6-10    16-16 
     6t NORTH CAROLINA        6-10    19-16 
     8  CLEMSON               5-11    15-13 
     9  FLORIDA STATE         4-12    14-15 
    

    2003 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Greensboro, NC
       Date                    Score                                    Comments
    ==========  ==================================================  ==================================
    03/13/2003  (9)FLORIDA STATE 72, (8)CLEMSON 61                  Round 1
    03/14/2003  (1)WAKE FOREST 69, (9)FLORIDA STATE 61              Round 2
    03/14/2003  (4)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 71, (5)GEORGIA TECH 65      Round 2
    03/14/2003  (7)NORTH CAROLINA 84, (2)MARYLAND 72                Round 2
    03/14/2003  (3)DUKE 83, (6)VIRGINIA 76                          Round 2
    03/15/2003  (4)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 87, (1)WAKE FOREST 83       Round 3
    03/15/2003  (3)DUKE 75, (7)NORTH CAROLINA 63                    Round 3
    03/16/2003  (3)DUKE 84, (4)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 77              Round 4
    

    2002-03 - 30 Point Club

    Name Date Opponent FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tim Pickett 12/30/2002 DAVIDSON COLLEGE 11 22 5 11 5 8 32 Tim Pickett 03/01/2003 VIRGINIA 9 18 6 11 8 8 32

    2002-03 - 15 Rebound Club

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

    2002-03 - 10 Assist Club

    Name Date Opponent Assists ------------------------------------------------------------------ Nate Johnson 12/02/2002 IOWA 10

    2002-03 EOY Stats

                                                    --3 Point---                            ----REBOUNDS-----
    Name                 GP GS  Min  FGM  FGA  PCT  FGM FGA  PCT  FTM FTA  PCT  PTS  AVG    OFF DEF  TOT  AVG  PF DQ  AST   TO  BLK  STL
    ====================================================================================================================================
    Tim Pickett          29 29  959  167  437 .382   84 259 .324   77  89 .865  495 17.1     31 134  165  5.7  86  4   61   62   10   82
    Anthony Richardson   29 24  841  134  285 .470   11  37 .297   82 104 .788  361 12.4     59  94  153  5.3  67  1   44   58   33   34
    Michael Joiner       29 22  773   99  204 .485   25  65 .385   23  50 .460  246  8.5     35  84  119  4.1  75  3   54   64   11   40
    Trevor Harvey        29 26  533   95  161 .590    0   0 .000   53  92 .576  243  8.4     59  88  147  5.1  69  0   13   35   34   33
    Todd Galloway        29  1  690   67  158 .424   23  58 .397   43  67 .642  200  6.9      7  54   61  2.1  71  3   97   70    2   26
    Nate Johnson         29 29  894   42  132 .318   30  84 .357   24  35 .686  138  4.8     10  71   81  2.8  45  0   84   48    0   26
    Adam Waleskowski     29  9  495   53  128 .414    4  14 .286   10  13 .769  120  4.1     37  50   87  3.0  56  1   28   41   12   12
    Mike Mathews         29  0  279   30   60 .500    0   0 .000   19  30 .633   79  2.7     11  23   34  1.2  47  0    6   24   22    4
    Andrew Wilson         5  5  136   13   44 .295    4  24 .167    9  12 .750   39  7.8      6  12   18  3.6   5  0    6    7    2    3
    Benson Callier       19  0  111   11   35 .314    5  12 .417    6  10 .600   33  1.7      8  18   26  1.4  15  0    3   13    2    5
    Marcell Haywood      14  0   39    6    7 .857    0   0 .000    3  13 .231   15  1.1      2   2    4  0.3   5  0    4    3    0    2
    Nate Moran            9  0   23    0    6 .000    0   4 .000    3   4 .750    3  0.3      1   1    2  0.2   5  0    3    1    2    3
    Will Wightman         8  0   11    1    4 .250    0   2 .000    0   0 .000    2  0.3      1   1    2  0.3   2  0    1    2    0    2
    Emanuel Gordon        1  0    1    0    0 .000    0   0 .000    0   0 .000    0  0.0      0   0    0  0.0   0  0    0    0    0    0
    Orenn Fells           8  0   15    0    1 .000    0   0 .000    0   5 .000    0  0.0      2   1    3  0.4   1  0    0    1    0    1
    Team                                                                                     41  61  102        1            3
    ====================================================================================================================================
    FSU                  29          718 1662 .432  186 559 .333  352 524 .672 1974 68.1    310 694 1004 34.6 550 12  404  432  130  273
    Opp                  29          650 1662 .391  209 618 .338  421 571 .737 1930 66.6    364 705 1069 36.9 531 11  388  473   93  200
    

    2002-03 Game Stats

    FLORIDA STATE 79, SAVANNAH STATE 46
    11/24/2002, TALLAHASSEE, FL

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    TALLAHASSEE, FL - Tim Pickett scored 16 points Sunday to lead Florida State 79-46 over Savannah State in the teams' season opener.

    Andrew Wilson added 11 points and Anthony Richardson 10 in the non-conference victory at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center.

    While first-year Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton was pleased to open with a win, it was not indicative of the competition his team faces in the Atlantic coast Conference.

    Florida State defeated the Tigers 93-41 in last year's opener.

    Chris Daniel scored 10 and Carlos Smalls, Rafael Sharper and Jamal Daniels added 7 each to pace Savannah State, an independent that finished 2-26 last season.

    Pickett was one of the team's best perimeter shooters in the Seminoles' two exhibition games but hit just two of 12 tries from three-point range.

    The Seminoles held a 36-18 lead at halftime.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
     1 Michael Joiner        f  23   4   7    1    1   1   2  10      1    4   5  2   1  1   2   1
    10 Nate Johnson          g  24   2   2    2    2   0   0   6      0    3   3  1   4  4   0   1
    20 Andrew Wilson         g  27   3  10    0    6   5   6  11      3    3   6  1   3  2   0   0
    22 Tim Pickett           g  27   7  19    2   12   0   0  16      2    4   6  3   3  1   0   6
    54 Anthony Richardson    f  24   4   9    1    2   1   2  10      3    2   5  1   1  2   3   2
     2 Marcell Haywood           7   0   1    0    0   0   2   0      0    1   1  1   0  1   0   0
     4 Todd Galloway            18   2   5    0    1   1   3   5      0    1   1  1   4  0   0   2
    15 Trevor Harvey            11   1   5    0    0   5   8   7      5    4   9  2   0  0   1   0
    21 Benson Callier            4   0   3    0    0   3   4   3      1    0   1  0   0  1   0   2
    24 Will Wightman             3   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      1    1   2  0   1  0   0   0
    30 Nate Moran                4   0   0    0    0   1   2   1      1    0   1  0   0  1   0   1
    32 Orenn Fells               2   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   0
    33 Mike Mathews             10   2   4    0    0   2   4   6      0    0   0  1   0  1   1   0
    51 Adam Waleskowski         16   2   8    0    0   0   0   4      5    3   8  1   1  0   1   1
       Team                                                           3    2   5                  
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  27  75    6   24  19  33  79     26   28  54 14  18 14   8  16
       Opp                     200  17  57    6   20   6  10  46     14   24  38 25   7 32   3   9
    


      1 2 Total
    SAVANNAH STATE
    18
    28
    46
    FLORIDA STATE
    36
    43
    79
    Attendance: 4,825

    FLORIDA STATE 83, MERCER 47
    11/27/2002, TALLAHASSEE, FL

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    TALLAHASSEE, FL - Forward Michael Joiner scored 17 points as Florida State beat Mercer 83-47 on Wednesday to improve to 2-0 for the first time in five years.

    Joiner shot 8-of-9 from the field to lead all scorers. Guard Tim Pickett added 14 and Anthony Richardson collected 12 points and 6 rebounds for Florida State.

    Forward Aleem Muhammad led Mercer (1-1) with 13 points, while guard Donny McLendon and forwards Scott Emerson and Wesley Duke each added eight points.

    Florida State opened 2-0 in the 1997-98 season, the last season it posted a winning record. The Seminoles went on to win their first four games that year and finished 18-14.

    In eight of the 10 years the Seminoles opened 2-0, they went on to play in the NCAA Tournament.

    Florida State, under first-year coach Leonard Hamilton, host Iowa on Monday in the Atlantic Coast Conference/Big Ten Challenge. The Seminoles open ACC play Dec. 22 against visiting North Carolina.

    The Bears lost all 14 road games during last year's 6-23 season, but won this season's road opener at Elon.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
     1 Michael Joiner        f  17   8   9    1    1   0   0  17      0    1   1  3   2  3   0   4
    10 Nate Johnson          g  26   2   3    2    3   0   0   6      0    3   3  2   5  0   0   1
    15 Trevor Harvey         c  17   4   4    0    0   2   4  10      3    6   9  1   0  0   2   2
    20 Andrew Wilson         g  28   2   8    1    3   0   0   5      1    2   3  1   1  2   1   0
    22 Tim Pickett           g  22   5  11    4    9   0   0  14      0    2   2  2   5  1   0   3
     2 Marcell Haywood           4   2   2    0    0   0   0   4      0    0   0  0   0  1   0   1
     3 Emanuel Gordon            1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
     4 Todd Galloway            20   3   5    1    3   0   0   7      0    1   1  1   2  3   0   2
    21 Benson Callier            6   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      1    3   4  0   0  2   1   0
    24 Will Wightman             3   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   1
    30 Nate Moran                5   0   3    0    2   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   0  0   1   1
    32 Orenn Fells               3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
    33 Mike Mathews             10   1   3    0    0   2   2   4      0    2   2  3   1  1   2   0
    51 Adam Waleskowski         16   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   2  0   2   0
    54 Anthony Richardson       22   6   8    0    0   0   1  12      1    5   6  1   2  4   3   0
       Team                                                           1    3   4                  
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  35  61    9   21   4   7  83      7   29  36 18  20 17  12  15
       Opp                     200  16  58    3   15  12  16  47     14   21  35 14   7 23   3   8
    


      1 2 Total
    MERCER
    19
    28
    47
    FLORIDA STATE
    36
    47
    83
    Attendance: 4,390

    FLORIDA STATE 80, IOWA 67
    12/02/2002, TALLAHASSEE, FL, ACC/Big Ten Challenge

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    TALLAHASSEE, FL - Michael Joiner scored 19 points and freshman Todd Galloway added 14 Monday night as Florida State beat Iowa 80-67 Monday night in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

    The Seminoles moved to 3-0 for the first time in five seasons.

    Tim Pickett added 11 points and Nate Johnson 10 for the Seminoles, who led by as many as 17 points in the second half.

    Freshman Greg Brunner scored 18 points for Iowa (3-1), while Chauncey Leslie added 17. Jeff Horner, another freshman, scored 12 for the Hawkeyes and Brody Boyd had 10 points.

    Florida State took a 39-31 halftime lead when Galloway hit a pair of 3-point jumpers from the corner in the final 52 seconds of the half.

    Joiner made 8 of 9 shots from the floor, helping Florida State shoot 50 percent from the field.

    With Jared Reiner getting a game-high 10 rebounds, Iowa controlled the boards by a 36-25 advantage, but it didn't offset Florida State's speed and depth.

    Led by Galloway, Florida State outscored Iowa's reserves 28-10. The Seminoles also forced 24 Iowa turnovers, resulting in 28 points.

    Iowa fell to 1-3 all-time in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, while Florida State won its tournament appearance for the second time in four years.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
     1 Michael Joiner        f  35   8   9    3    4   0   0  19      2    3   5  2   0  4   0   4
    10 Nate Johnson          g  32   2   7    2    3   4   5  10      1    1   2  2  10  3   0   1
    15 Trevor Harvey         c  16   2   2    0    0   0   0   4      1    1   2  3   0  0   1   2
    20 Andrew Wilson         g  31   3  12    1    7   1   2   8      0    2   2  1   2  1   0   1
    22 Tim Pickett           g  28   3  14    1   10   4   4  11      2    4   6  2   1  1   0   4
     4 Todd Galloway            19   6   7    2    2   0   0  14      0    1   1  1   1  1   0   1
    33 Mike Mathews              9   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    1   1  1   1  1   0   0
    51 Adam Waleskowski         15   3   4    0    1   0   0   6      3    0   3  3   0  0   0   0
    54 Anthony Richardson       15   3   6    0    1   0   0   6      0    1   1  2   1  0   0   2
       Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  31  62    9   28   9  11  80     10   15  25 17  16 11   1  15
       Opp                     200  25  55    6   20  11  13  67     16   20  36 18  12 24   4   6
    


      1 2 Total
    IOWA
    31
    36
    67
    FLORIDA STATE
    39
    41
    80
    Attendance: 6,060

    FLORIDA 58, FLORIDA STATE 57
    12/06/2002, TALLAHASSEE, FL

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida's Matt Bonner was worried, but the ball bounced right for the eighth-ranked Gators, who beat Florida State 58-57 Friday night when Tim Pickett's last-second shot bounced off the rim.

    "Oh, not again, not again," said Bonner, recalling a 68-66 loss Tuesday night at West Virginia on a long jumper in the final minute by the Mountaineers' Joe Herber.

    The 6-foot-10 Bonner had been the man all night keeping, Florida ahead of the pesky Seminoles, scoring 10 of his 18 points in the second half along with making several big defensive plays.

    "He hit some tough shots," Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said.

    But it took two free throws by freshman Anthony Roberson with 25 seconds left to give Florida a 58-55 lead before 12,060.

    "Obviously it was a big atmosphere," Roberson said. "The gym was as loud as I've ever been in my life. I was just concentrating. I just took my time."

    Roberson added 16 points for Florida, hitting 4-of-10 tries from 3-point distance.

    "It was falling for me tonight," he said.

    But it was a tough shooting night for just about everyone else.

    Pickett had 23 points, but was just 5-for-15 from 3-point range, including the game's final shot.

    "I felt like it was going in," Pickett said. "It was a tough loss, but we'll get it next time."

    Hamilton was satisfied with the last shot.

    "He had a good look," Hamilton said. "I would rather Pickett be shooting that shot than somebody else shooting a layup.

    "We got beat by a team that played a little better than we did tonight. We're just not in sync yet with our offense. Their is a lot of uncertainty about our offensive game."

    Florida coach Billy Donavon was relieved to escape with a win after his team's fourth road game in nine days.

    "It was an ugly game offensively," said Donavon, who asked Bonner at halftime to score more and be more aggressive. "Bonner played an exceptional game in the second half."

    Pickett's 3-point basket with 2:35 left pulled Florida State within 56-55, and neither team scored again until Roberson's free throws.

    Pickett rebounded a missed free throw by Florida's Justin Hamilton with 10 seconds left, dribbled downcourt and tried his 15th 3-point attempt of the game.

    Andrew Wilson, who added 11 points for the Seminoles, sank two free throws with 12 seconds left to bring Florida State within a point before Hamilton was fouled on the inbounds pass.

    Despite shooting just 27.6 percent, Florida led 25-24 at halftime as Florida State struggled as well. The Seminoles hit on just 30 percent of their shots.

    Both teams warmed up slightly in the second half, but still suffered poor shooting nights. Florida made only 34.5 percent of its tries and Florida State managed 37.5 percent.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
     1 Michael Joiner        f  27   2   4    0    2   0   0   4      1    2   3  4   1  2   2   0
    10 Nate Johnson          g  31   0   4    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   3  2   0   0
    15 Trevor Harvey         c  20   4   6    0    0   1   3   9      2    2   4  4   1  2   3   1
    20 Andrew Wilson         g  29   4  11    1    6   2   2  11      1    5   6  1   0  0   1   1
    22 Tim Pickett           g  34   7  19    5   15   4   6  23      1    7   8  3   2  1   0   3
     4 Todd Galloway            20   0   3    0    0   0   0   0      0    2   2  0   2  2   0   0
    33 Mike Mathews              2   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
    51 Adam Waleskowski         17   2   4    0    0   0   0   4      1    3   4  2   1  2   0   0
    54 Anthony Richardson       20   2   3    0    0   2   3   6      2    6   8  3   2  3   1   0
       Team                                                           3        3                  
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  21  56    6   24   9  14  57     11   27  38 18  12 14   7   5
       Opp                     200  20  58    8   24  10  16  58     12   26  38 16   9 11   2   8
    


      1 2 Total
    FLORIDA
    25
    33
    58
    FLORIDA STATE
    24
    33
    57
    Attendance: 12,060

    FLORIDA STATE 72, MIAMI 55
    12/08/2002, TALLAHASSEE, FL

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    TALLAHASSEE, FL - Tim Pickett scored 17 points - all in the first half - and Anthony Richardson added 14 Sunday as Florida State bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 72-55 victory over Miami.

    It was the first time Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton was up against his former team, now coached by Perry Clark.

    James Jones scored 14 points and Darius Rice 11 for Miami, which shot just 28.3 percent in the game and 21.7 percent from 3-point range.

    Both teams were ragged, combining for 39 turnovers and 41 personal fouls.

    Pickett hit four shots from 3-point range to go along with five first half free throws as the Seminoles (4-1) took a 39-28 halftime lead.

    Richardson scored 10 of his points in the second half, including three slam dunks, after Miami (3-2) tightened up on Pickett.

    Freshman Todd Galloway also finished in double figures with 11 points for the Seminoles, who lost a 58-57 game Friday to Florida when a last-second shot failed.

    But Sunday was another story.

    Nate Johnson hit two straight jump shots - one from 3-point distance - to spark an 11-0 run that gave Florida State a 50-33 lead 4:15 into the second half and the Seminoles were never threatened - opening their biggest advantage at 66-47 with 5:10 left in the game.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
     1 Michael Joiner        f  26   4   7    1    1   0   1   9      0    1   1  4   2  3   0   0
    10 Nate Johnson          g  32   2   5    1    3   0   1   5      1    0   1  2   5  4   0   0
    15 Trevor Harvey         c  17   1   2    0    0   3   4   5      0    4   4  3   0  2   2   4
    20 Andrew Wilson         g  21   1   3    1    2   1   2   4      1    0   1  1   0  2   0   1
    22 Tim Pickett           g  36   4  15    4   10   5   5  17      0    5   5  3   1  6   0   5
     4 Todd Galloway            22   3   4    1    2   4   5  11      0    2   2  1   4  1   0   0
    33 Mike Mathews              5   0   0    0    0   2   2   2      0    0   0  1   0  0   1   0
    51 Adam Waleskowski         25   2   4    1    1   0   0   5      3    6   9  2   0  1   1   0
    54 Anthony Richardson       16   5   5    0    0   4   6  14      2    4   6  3   0  2   0   0
       Team                                                           1    6   7                  
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  22  45    9   19  19  26  72      8   28  36 20  12 21   4  10
       Opp                     200  17  60    5   23  16  25  55     19   21  40 21   9 18   4   9
    


      1 2 Total
    MIAMI
    28
    27
    55
    FLORIDA STATE
    39
    33
    72
    Attendance: 6,142

    FLORIDA STATE 56, BIRMINGHAM SO COLL 47
    12/15/2002, TALLAHASSEE, FL

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    TALLAHASSEE, FL - Tim Pickett scored 19 points as Florida State overcame an eight-point halftime deficit Sunday in a 56-47 win over visiting Birmingham-Southern.

    Pickett also led the Seminoles (5-1) with a trio of 3-point shots in the contest, which ended Birmingham-Southern's four-game win streak.

    The Panthers (4-3), paced by Corey Watkins' 13 points, have been perfect at home but dropped all three of their road games. Watkins was the only Birmingham-Southern player to score in double digits against Florida State's swarming defense.

    Florida State hit only 5-of-12 free throws in the first half but was 17-of-19 after the break. Birmingham-Southern did not get a single free-throw opportunity in the second half.

    Trailing 33-25 at halftime, the Seminoles earned their first lead of the second half with 10:14 left. Freshman guard Todd Galloway drained a three-point shot to make it 41-39.

    Florida State increased its lead on a jumper by Pickett and by going 8-of-10 from the line. Nate Johnson's three-pointer at the 2:03 mark sealed it at 54-45.

    Galloway, who scored 12, saw increased time because starting sophomore guard Andrew Wilson is out seven to 10 weeks with a wrist injury sustained Dec. 8 in a win over Miami.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
     1 Michael Joiner        f  28   2   6    1    2   0   4   5      1    4   5  3   2  2   0   3
    10 Nate Johnson          g  35   1   5    1    3   6   8   9      0    4   4  2   3  3   0   0
    15 Trevor Harvey         c  15   0   6    0    0   2   4   2      3    5   8  1   0  0   1   2
    22 Tim Pickett           g  39   6  12    3    8   4   4  19      1    6   7  2   1  2   0   2
    54 Anthony Richardson    f  35   2  11    0    1   3   3   7      4    3   7  2   1  0   0   1
     4 Todd Galloway            29   2   5    1    2   7   8  12      0    2   2  2   0  0   0   1
    33 Mike Mathews              4   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   1   0
    51 Adam Waleskowski         15   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      0    1   1  1   0  1   1   0
       Team                                                           1        1                  
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  14  48    6   16  22  31  56     10   25  35 14   7  8   3   9
       Opp                     200  18  52    7   19   4   7  47     10   28  38 21  12 15   2   2
    


      1 2 Total
    BIRMINGHAM SO COLL
    33
    14
    47
    FLORIDA STATE
    25
    31
    56
    Attendance: 4,371

    FLORIDA STATE 93, STETSON 76
    12/18/2002, TALLAHASSEE, FL

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    TALLAHASSEE, FL - Michael Joiner scored 17 points and added nine rebounds to lead host Florida State to a 93-76 victory Wednesday over winless Stetson.

    Florida State's offense had its highest scoring output of the season as five Seminoles scored in double digits. Joiner, Anthony Richardson and Trevor Harvey each posted 17, Tim Pickett added 16 points, and Todd Galloway contributed 12 in the win over Stetson (0-7).

    Florida State (6-1) entered the game ranked third nationally in scoring defense with 53.3 points allowed per game but it was its offense that led it to the win. The Seminoles shot 69 percent in the first half to take a 49-37 lead at intermission, and remained hot in the second half to shoot 68 percent for the game.

    Stetson was led by Alexis McMillan, who scored 21 points and grabbed a team-leading six rebounds. Mark Stiles added 10 points and five rebounds.

    The Seminoles open Atlantic Coast Conference play Sunday at home against North Carolina.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
     1 Michael Joiner        f  27   7   9    1    1   2   3  17      1    8   9  1   4  3   1   1
    10 Nate Johnson          g  25   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      0    4   4  1   4  2   0   1
    15 Trevor Harvey         c  22   7   7    0    0   3   5  17      2    5   7  1   0  2   3   4
    22 Tim Pickett           g  25   6  10    3    6   1   2  16      0    5   5  4   5  1   2   3
    54 Anthony Richardson    f  32   6  10    0    0   5   6  17      1    6   7  1   5  3   2   3
     2 Marcell Haywood           4   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  2   0  0   0   0
     4 Todd Galloway            25   5   5    2    2   0   0  12      0    2   2  3   3  6   0   0
    21 Benson Callier            9   1   4    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  1   0  2   0   1
    30 Nate Moran                6   0   1    0    1   2   2   2      0    1   1  2   1  0   0   0
    32 Orenn Fells               2   0   0    0    0   0   2   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
    33 Mike Mathews             13   2   4    0    0   0   0   4      0    3   3  1   1  1   2   0
    51 Adam Waleskowski         10   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  2   1  3   0   0
       Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  37  54    6   10  13  20  93      5   35  40 19  24 23  10  13
       Opp                     200  26  75   10   27  14  18  76     17   14  31 16  14 16   0   9
    


      1 2 Total
    STETSON
    37
    39
    76
    FLORIDA STATE
    49
    44
    93
    Attendance: 3,932

    NORTH CAROLINA 69, FLORIDA STATE 48
    12/22/2002, TALLAHASSEE, FL

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    TALLAHASSEE, FL - A couple of lopsided losses earlier this month paid off Sunday for North Carolina.

    "It's exciting to see these kids growing up," North Carolina coach Matt Doherty said after his young team blew open a close game for a 69-48 victory at Florida State in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.

    Doherty said his team had learned from losses to Illinois and Kentucky earlier this month.

    "Those experiences really helped us here today," he said. "Anytime you win a game, especially on the road in this league, is a great win."

    Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton was disappointed with his team's second-half effort.

    "North Carolina gave effort for 40 minutes, we played 20," Hamilton said. "You're not going to win many games playing one half."

    Jawad Williams scored 10 of his 16 points in the second half as No. 23 North Carolina broke from a halftime tie.

    North Carolina (7-2) started the second half with a 9-2 run to go up 39-32 lead. The Tar Heels went ahead 54-38 with 11:24 left and held its largest lead at 69-44 in the final minute.

    "It was one of those nights where the ball started falling for us," said Williams, who shot 7-for-12.

    Rashad McCants added 12 points for the freshmen-dominated Tar Heels, who were playing their first ACC game on the road as the school tries to rebound from an 8-20 season that included a 4-12 conference record.

    "It took us awhile to get ourselves calm and under control," said freshman Sean May, who scored seven points and led North Carolina with 10 rebounds.

    The Tar Heels, who played five freshmen and three sophomores most of the game, shot 45.9 percent in the second half when Florida State hit just 29.6 percent.

    One of the freshmen, McCants, started the runaway with a 3-pointer just 10 seconds into the second half.

    Tim Pickett led Florida State (6-2) with 15 points and 11 rebounds, but he was just 1-of-10 from 3-point distance where the Seminoles were 1-of-16. Anthony Richardson added 12 points for Florida State.

    The Seminoles committed 22 turnovers and were outscored 21-6 as a result of their mistakes.

    The first half was tight throughout with and five lead changes and four ties, including a 30-30 score at the break.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
     1 Michael Joiner        f  33   2   4    0    2   0   1   4      2    2   4  0   3  4   1   0
     4 Todd Galloway         g  28   2   6    0    1   1   2   5      0    3   3  5   3  5   0   0
    10 Nate Johnson          g  28   0   3    0    3   2   2   2      0    5   5  2   2  6   0   2
    15 Trevor Harvey         c  14   2   5    0    0   0   0   4      2    3   5  3   1  1   3   1
    22 Tim Pickett           g  37   6  20    1   10   2   2  15      0   11  11  1   1  3   1   2
    21 Benson Callier            1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
    30 Nate Moran                1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
    33 Mike Mathews             17   2   3    0    0   0   0   4      0    0   0  3   0  1   3   0
    51 Adam Waleskowski         10   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      1    2   3  1   1  1   1   1
    54 Anthony Richardson       31   6  11    0    0   0   0  12      2    3   5  1   0  1   2   2
       Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  21  55    1   16   5   7  48      8   31  39 16  11 22  11   8
       Opp                     200  28  77    5   21   8  12  69     20   26  46 13  17 12   4  13
    


      1 2 Total
    NORTH CAROLINA
    30
    39
    69
    FLORIDA STATE
    30
    18
    48
    Attendance: 7,102

    BOSTON 84, FLORIDA STATE 69
    12/28/2002, Fiesta Bowl Classic, Tempe, Az

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    TUCSON, AZ - Matt Turner, Billy Collins and Chaz Carr each sank four 3-pointers and Boston University pulled away to beat Florida State 84-69 Saturday in the opener of the Fiesta Bowl Classic.

    The Terriers (5-5) beat an ACC opponent for the second time ever - in 19 tries - to advance to the tournament championship game Monday night against fourth-ranked Arizona. The Wildcats beat Davidson 95-69.

    Boston sank four consecutive 3-pointers - two each by Carr and Collins - in 12-2 surge to take control for good 68-58 with 5:54 left in the game.

    Florida State (6-3), in its first season under coach Leonard Hamilton, was playing its first road game of the season after opening with a school-record eight straight at home.

    The Terriers made a season-high 14 3-pointers in 33 attempts, compared with Florida State's 4-for-14.

    Turner led Boston with 18 points, including 4-of-10 3's. Collins added 15 points and six assists and sank 4-of-8 3-pointers. Carr was 0-for-5 inside the 3-point line, but 4-for-7 outside it for 12 points. He also had six assists.

    Anthony Richardson scored 13 and Michael Joiner 11 for the Seminoles, who shot just 31 percent in the second half. Trevor Harvey and Tim Pickett each added 10 points, but Pickett was just 2-for-12 from the field.

    The teams fought through a tight first half, with Boston leading 36-33 at the break.

    Puckett's two free throws tied the game for the final time at 56-56 with 8:55 to go. Carr started and finished the 3-point binge, with Collins sinking a pair in between to put Boston up 68-58.

    Michael Joiner, who had 10 rebounds, scored on a layup to cut it to 70-63 with 4:57 to go, but Turner followed with a 3-pointer to boost it to 73-63 with 4:57 to go. Turner made all six of his free throws in the final 1:53 to seal the victory.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
    10 Nate Johnson          g  29   2   6    0    1   0   0   4      0    0   0  3   2  1   0   0
    15 Trevor Harvey         c  19   4   6    0    0   2   6  10      2    2   4  4   1  1   0   0
    22 Tim Pickett           g  34   2  12    2    9   4   4  10      1    6   7  2   4  1   0   3
    51 Adam Waleskowski      f  19   4  10    0    0   0   0   8      3    3   6  3   2  4   0   0
    54 Anthony Richardson    f  32   3   6    0    0   7   7  13      1    2   3  4   0  2   0   0
     1 Michael Joiner           28   4   9    1    3   2   4  11      1    9  10  2   1  0   0   0
     2 Marcell Haywood           4   0   0    0    0   2   2   2      0    0   0  0   1  0   0   0
     4 Todd Galloway            29   1   3    1    1   6   6   9      0    3   3  3   3  7   1   2
    33 Mike Mathews              6   0   2    0    0   2   2   2      0    1   1  1   0  1   0   0
       Team                                                           1    3   4                  
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  20  54    4   14  25  31  69      9   29  38 22  14 17   1   5
       Opp                     200  26  59   14   33  18  24  84      6   25  31 26  23 13   0   4
    


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    FLORIDA STATE
    33
    36
    69
    BOSTON
    36
    48
    84
    Attendance: 7,000

    FLORIDA STATE 82, DAVIDSON COLLEGE 66
    12/30/2002, Fiesta Bowl Classic, Tempe, Az

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    TUCSON, AZ - Junior-college transfer Tim Pickett scored a career-high 32 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and had seven steals to lead Florida State past Davidson 82-66 Monday night in the consolation game of the Fiesta Bowl Classic.

    The Seminoles (7-3), who lost to Boston University 84-69 in Saturday's first round, took control with a 10-0 run early in the second half to go up 46-36 on Pickett's 3-pointer with 15:56 to play.

    Conor Grace's 3-pointer cut the lead to 59-52 with 10:25 to go, but Florida State responded with a 9-1 surge to make it 68-53 on Michael Joiner's basket with 5:53 to go.

    Davidson (6-3) never got closer than 10 again.

    Pickett, whose previous high in his brief career at Florida State was 23 points, made 5-of-11 3-pointers. After making just 4-of-13 shots in the first half, he was 7-for-9 in the second, including 3-of-5 3-pointers. Pickett's 11 rebounds matched his career best.

    Anthony Richardson and Joiner added 12 points apiece for the Seminoles. Trevor Harvey scored 10.

    Grace and Wayne Bernard scored 14 apiece for Davidson. Peter Anderer scored 13 but was just 2-for-9 on 3-pointers. Ian Johnson scored 10.

    The Seminoles, in their first season under coach Leonard Hamilton, outrebounded Davidson 41-29. Florida State shot 60 percent in the second half (15-for-25), compared with 35 percent for the Wildcats (11-for-16).

    Davidson, one of the top 3-point shooting teams in the country, finished 9-for-33 from long range. Florida State was 7-for-19.

    It was the first victory away from home for the Seminoles, who played their first eight games in Tallahassee, a school record.

    Davidson shot just under 40 percent for the game, the 10th time the Seminoles have held an opponent under 46 percent this season.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
    10 Nate Johnson          g  30   1   3    0    2   1   2   3      1    2   3  0   2  1   0   0
    15 Trevor Harvey         c  13   5   7    0    0   1   2  11      4    2   6  4   0  1   0   1
    22 Tim Pickett           g  37  11  22    5   11   5   8  32      2    9  11  2   3  3   1   7
    51 Adam Waleskowski      f  25   2   4    0    0   1   2   5      1    3   4  3   3  3   0   0
    54 Anthony Richardson    f  25   2   8    1    1   7   8  12      3    4   7  4   2  1   1   1
     1 Michael Joiner           24   5   9    1    2   1   5  12      2    2   4  3   1  1   0   1
     2 Marcell Haywood           1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
     4 Todd Galloway            28   0   2    0    2   5   6   5      0    1   1  3   4  3   0   1
    21 Benson Callier            2   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  1   0   0
    24 Will Wightman             1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
    30 Nate Moran                1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
    32 Orenn Fells               1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
    33 Mike Mathews             12   1   4    0    0   0   1   2      2    1   3  2   0  3   1   2
       Team                                                                2   2                  
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  27  60    7   19  21  34  82     15   26  41 23  15 17   3  13
       Opp                     200  23  58    9   33  11  16  66     11   25  36 25  17 25   0   3
    


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    FLORIDA STATE
    32
    50
    82
    DAVIDSON COLLEGE
    30
    36
    66
    Attendance: 5,000

    FLORIDA STATE 76, VIRGINIA TECH 69
    01/04/2003, BLACKSBURG, VA

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    BLACKSBURG, VA - Tim Pickett scored 22 points and reserve Michael Joiner added 16 as Florida State beat Virginia Tech 76-69 on Saturday.

    Florida State (8-3) never trailed and led by as many as 16 in the second half after Pickett made a layup to put the Seminoles up 69-53 with 8:13 remaining.

    The Hokies (6-6) shot just 36 percent and were led by Terry Taylor with 17 points, Bryant Matthews with 15 and Carlos Dixon and Brian Chase with 13 apiece.

    Florida State shot 63 percent in the first half, and used a 15-2 run that included five straight points by Trevor Harvey to open a 31-16 lead with less that eight minutes left.

    The Seminoles pushed their lead as high as 19 and led 47-31 at the half.

    Anthony Richardson added 14 points and seven rebounds for the Seminoles.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
    10 Nate Johnson          g  31   2   3    1    2   0   0   5      0    0   0  3   2  0   0   0
    15 Trevor Harvey         c  20   4   7    0    0   1   1   9      3    3   6  4   3  2   3   0
    22 Tim Pickett           g  38   6  18    5   12   5   5  22      1    5   6  2   3  5   1   0
    51 Adam Waleskowski      f  17   2   6    0    1   0   0   4      2    3   5  4   0  1   0   1
    54 Anthony Richardson    f  31   6  12    0    0   2   2  14      5    2   7  3   0  2   0   0
     1 Michael Joiner           30   6  11    2    3   2   2  16      0    5   5  2   1  0   0   1
     2 Marcell Haywood           1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  1   0   0
     4 Todd Galloway            18   1   3    1    2   1   2   4      0    2   2  0   2  1   0   1
    21 Benson Callier            1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
    30 Nate Moran                2   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   1  0   0   0
    32 Orenn Fells               2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   1
    33 Mike Mathews              9   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      2    0   2  4   0  1   0   0
       Team                                                           1    4   5         1        
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  28  63    9   20  11  12  76     14   24  38 23  12 14   4   4
       Opp                     200  21  58    6   20  21  27  69     15   19  34 16   9  9   4   5
    


      1 2 Total
    FLORIDA STATE
    47
    29
    76
    VIRGINIA TECH
    31
    38
    69
    Attendance: 4,220

    FLORIDA STATE 72, TX AM-CORPUS CHRISTI 56
    01/06/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    TALLAHASSEE, FL - Tim Pickett contributed 24 points and the game-breaking play Monday as Florida State beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 72-56 in a non-conference game.

    The Islanders (6-7) came in on a three-game winning streak and trailed 28-26 at halftime after leading through much of the first half.

    Florida State (9-3) was holding a two-point edge, 45-43, with 10:40 left when Pickett sprinted across the court to block a shot by Kemar Burrowes. Teammate Trevor Harvey snagged the ball and passed to Todd Galloway, who scored to kick off a 16-3 Florida State run capped by a Pickett dunk that put the Seminoles up 61-46 with 7:23 left.

    Brothers Travis and Thomas Bailey led the Islanders with 13 and 10 points, respectively. Corey Lamkin grabbed nine rebounds.

    Pickett also added a team-high seven rebounds for the Seminoles. Anthony Richardson added 15 points.

    "It's good to at least play good solid defense...until you can get some kind of offensive rhythm," Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton said.

    The Seminoles, coming off four straight losing seasons, have a .750 winning percentage this season, Hamilton's first.

    "Leonard Hamilton ought to be given the key to the city-he's done a great job," Islanders coach Ronnie Arrow said.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
    10 Nate Johnson          g  29   3   7    1    3   1   1   8      1    4   5  2   1  1   0   3
    15 Trevor Harvey         c  24   2   2    0    0   0   2   4      3    3   6  4   1  1   1   1
    22 Tim Pickett           g  34   8  26    4   16   4   5  24      3    4   7  2   2  1   2   4
    51 Adam Waleskowski      f  28   4  10    0    0   0   0   8      2    2   4  0   1  1   0   1
    54 Anthony Richardson    f  32   6  12    0    1   3   5  15      3    2   5  0   0  0   0   4
     1 Michael Joiner           14   3   6    0    3   0   0   6      2    2   4  5   3  1   0   0
     2 Marcell Haywood           6   1   1    0    0   0   3   2      0    0   0  0   2  0   0   0
     4 Todd Galloway            19   2   6    0    4   0   1   4      0    1   1  3   4  1   0   3
    21 Benson Callier            6   0   1    0    0   1   2   1      1    1   2  1   0  1   0   0
    24 Will Wightman             1   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  1   0   1
    30 Nate Moran                1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
    32 Orenn Fells               1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
    33 Mike Mathews              5   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  1   0  1   0   0
       Team                                                           3    5   8                  
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  29  72    5   28   9  19  72     18   25  43 19  14  9   3  17
       Opp                     200  16  52    7   25  17  22  56     13   32  45 20  11 23   2   5
    


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    TX AM-CORPUS CHRISTI
    26
    30
    56
    FLORIDA STATE
    28
    44
    72
    Attendance: 5,233

    MARYLAND 89, FLORIDA STATE 62
    01/11/2003, COLLEGE PARK, MD

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    COLLEGE PARK, MD - An 18-0 run at the start of the game made Maryland's latest victory over Florida State far easier than anticipated.

    Drew Nicholas scored 23 points Saturday, and the 21st-ranked Terrapins parlayed the impressive start into an 89-62 victory, their fifth straight.

    Reserve Tahj Holden had 12 points for the Terrapins (9-3, 2-0), who extended their school-record run of Atlantic Coast Conference victories to 14.

    "We jumped on 'em right away," Maryland guard Steve Blake said. "You really don't expect to get off against another ACC team like that. That just doesn't happen very often. But it happened, and we're happy about it."

    Florida State (9-4, 0-2) missed its first eight shots and had five turnovers in falling behind 18-0 with 4 1/2 minutes elapsed.

    "They're talented enough where they don't need anybody giving them anything," Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton said. "We kind of assisted them a little bit, and they took advantage."

    Maryland is 14-1 against Florida State since January 1997.

    Maryland made its first six shots and went 9-for-11 in going up 25-5.

    "That's not going to happen very often," Maryland coach Gary Williams said. "They had some looks and didn't make shots. We made our shots. That's the nightmare you go through as a coach sometimes."

    Said Hamilton: "We dug a hole for ourselves so deep we could never get out of it."

    Tim Pickett scored 15 points and Anthony Richardson had 14 (13 in the second half) for the Seminoles, who offered little resistance after falling behind 46-26 at halftime.

    The defending NCAA champions hit four 3-pointers during their opening run, including two straight by Blake.

    Playing against a team that had held opponents to 35 percent shooting - best in the ACC - Maryland seemingly couldn't miss.

    "We didn't miss many looks in the first half," Williams said.

    The Terrapins' defense was just as impressive, forcing turnovers on each of the Seminoles' first three possessions and keeping Florida State scoreless until Michael Joiner finally ended the drought with a putback.

    But the Seminoles couldn't build any momentum. An alley-oop dunk by Nik Caner-Medley and two baskets by Holden made it 31-7 with 11 minutes elapsed.

    Florida State cut the lead to 18 before Nicholas scored five points in a 9-0 burst that put Maryland ahead 44-17.

    Despite receiving only three minutes from foul-plagued center Ryan Randle, Maryland was in control at halftime.

    It was 55-36 early in the second half before backup guard Calvin McCall scored seven points in a 13-0 run that made it 68-36.

    McCall's 10 points made him one of four Terrapins to reach double figures.

    Maryland played without reserve forward Jamar Smith, who was absent because of a death in the family. Smith scored 17 points Wednesday in the Terrapins' 108-58 win over Hampton.

    The Terrapins go to No. 17 Wake Forest on Wednesday and host No. 1 Duke on Saturday.

    "You can put this one aside and use whatever good that has come out of this game and get ready for Wake Forest," Williams said.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
    10 Nate Johnson          g  30   0   5    0    3   1   2   1      1    1   2  1   1  2   0   1
    15 Trevor Harvey         c  17   2   5    0    0   4   7   8      1    1   2  2   1  3   0   2
    22 Tim Pickett           g  35   5  13    3   10   2   2  15      1    5   6  4   2  1   0   2
    51 Adam Waleskowski      f  19   1   7    0    0   0   0   2      1    0   1  3   0  1   1   0
    54 Anthony Richardson    f  31   5  12    2    2   2   4  14      3    1   4  2   3  1   1   1
     1 Michael Joiner           24   5  13    1    1   2   4  13      3    6   9  3   1  1   0   1
     2 Marcell Haywood           2   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
     4 Todd Galloway            24   3   6    0    1   1   2   7      0    1   1  2   3  2   0   0
    21 Benson Callier            8   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      0    4   4  2   0  1   0   0
    24 Will Wightman             2   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
    30 Nate Moran                2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   1  0   1   1
    32 Orenn Fells               3   0   0    0    0   0   2   0      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   0
    33 Mike Mathews              3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  3   0  0   0   0
       Team                                                                2   2                  
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  22  65    6   18  12  23  62     11   22  33 23  12 12   3   8
       Opp                     200  31  58    7   17  20  24  89      9   36  45 23  22 16   7   4
    


      1 2 Total
    FLORIDA STATE
    26
    36
    62
    MARYLAND
    46
    43
    89
    Attendance: 17,950

    GEORGIA TECH 81, FLORIDA STATE 74
    01/14/2003, ATLANTA, GA

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    ATLANTA, GA - Marvin Lewis scored a career-high 33 points and Georgia Tech made 28 of 31 free throws to beat Florida State 81-74 Tuesday night.

    The Yellow Jackets (8-5, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) improved to 7-0 at home and are off to their best start in the league since beginning 3-0 in the 1995-96 season.

    Florida State (9-5, 0-3) made repeated runs at the Yellow Jackets, but never could pull even. Tim Pickett, fifth in the ACC at 18 points per game, was held to 13 points on 5-of-16 shooting.

    Lewis was at the opposite end of the spectrum. The junior guard hit 11 of 13 shots from the field - including 6 of 8 outside the 3-point arc - to eclipse his previous career high of 28 points, set in the season opener against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

    Lewis made his final field goal with 9:35 remaining, but connected on five free throws in the last minute to get his career high and seal the victory for the Yellow Jackets.

    He got help from freshman Chris Bosh, who had his seventh double-double of the year, scoring 19 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. B.J. Elder added 14 points.

    Anthony Richardson led the Seminoles with 20 points and nine rebounds. He hurt his right leg with 2:40 remaining and had to go to the sideline to get ice. By the time he returned with 1:26 left, the Seminoles were down 73-61.

    Florida State kept fouling, and Georgia Tech kept making free throws to stave off any hopes of a comeback.

    That was essentially the theme of the game.

    In the first half, Florida State cut a 12-point deficit to 34-31 with just over two minutes remaining. But the Yellow Jackets closed the period with an 8-0 run, which included a 3 by Elder and Lewis' buzzer-beating trey that gave his team a 42-31 lead going to the locker room.

    The Seminoles crept back in the game, closing the gap to 53-51 when Richardson drove right through the defense for a lay-in with 11:06 to go. Lewis stepped up again, responding with back-to-back 3s that quickly gave the Yellow Jackets some breathing room.

    Florida State made one last push, cutting Georgia Tech's lead to 65-61 when Richardson made a couple of free throws with 4:45 left.

    But the way the Yellow Jackets were shooting free throws, that was as close as Florida State would get.

    The Seminoles were also accurate at the line, but got less than half as many attempts. Florida State made 13 of 14 free throws.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
    10 Nate Johnson          g  29   3   3    2    2   0   0   8      0    3   3  3   3  0   0   1
    15 Trevor Harvey         c  21   4   8    0    0   0   0   8      1    2   3  1   1  1   3   2
    22 Tim Pickett           g  40   5  16    3   11   0   0  13      0    2   2  5   0  4   0   5
    51 Adam Waleskowski      f  11   3   5    0    0   0   0   6      2    0   2  0   2  3   0   0
    54 Anthony Richardson    f  38   5  12    0    2  10  10  20      4    5   9  4   2  2   1   1
     1 Michael Joiner           29   1   9    0    1   3   4   5      3    2   5  1   4  2   0   2
     2 Marcell Haywood           1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
     4 Todd Galloway            12   1   4    0    2   0   0   2      0    2   2  5   3  2   0   0
    21 Benson Callier            2   2   2    2    2   0   0   6      0    0   0  0   1  0   0   0
    24 Will Wightman             0   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
    33 Mike Mathews             17   3   5    0    0   0   0   6      0    1   1  4   0  1   1   0
       Team                                                           3        3                  
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  27  64    7   20  13  14  74     13   17  30 23  16 15   5  11
       Opp                     200  23  48    7   13  28  31  81      7   25  32 14  15 19   6   7
    


      1 2 Total
    FLORIDA STATE
    31
    43
    74
    GEORGIA TECH
    42
    39
    81
    Attendance: 8,676

    NORTH CAROLINA STATE 70, FLORIDA STATE 63
    01/18/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    TALLAHASSEE, FL - North Carolina State needed someone to step up against conference rival Florida State to earn its first road win of the season.

    On Saturday, it was junior forward Marcus Melvin, who scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Wolfpack to a 70-63 win over the Seminoles.

    Anthony Richardson and Trevor Harvey each scored 14 points to lead Florida State (9-6, 0-4), which remained winless in the ACC. Todd Galloway added 13 and Tim Pickett 11 in the loss.

    N.C. State (9-4 overall, 2-1) needed Melvin's contribution after sophomore standout Julius Hodge, who came in tied for the ACC scoring lead at 17.5 points per game, recorded only 3 points in the first half. Hodge broke out after the break, however, and even eventually eclipsed Melvin, scoring a team-high 22.

    Wolfpack coach Herb Sendek said he's been hoping to get more production from Melvin, who entered the game averaging 12.5 points and six rebounds.

    "We need Marcus to play well (because) our frontcourt is a little depleted now," Sendek said. "He just went out and played tremendous tonight."

    Hodge hit 1-of-5 shots from the field and added a free throw in the first half. But he shot 6-of-13 from the field and was 9-of-10 from the line after the break.

    It was the Wolfpack's eighth straight win over the Seminoles, who suffered from miscues on offense. They committed 12 turnovers and N.C. State took advantage, scoring 21 of its points off those giveaways.

    Florida State also was doomed by poor shooting in the second half. Though they trailed only 32-30 at the break, the Seminoles never were able to tie the score, much less take the lead. In the second half, they hit just 10-of-26 shots from the field - 4-of-14 from three-point range - and were 9-of-17 from the line.

    "In the second half, we just couldn't seem to make shots," Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton said. "When plays needed to be made, N.C. State made more plays than we did...They made shots at critical times."

    Florida State's last win in the series was in January 1999. No current Wolfpack player has ever lost to Florida State.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
    10 Nate Johnson          g  34   2   5    2    4   0   0   6      0    5   5  3   0  2   0   2
    15 Trevor Harvey         c  22   5   7    0    0   4   9  14      1    2   3  2   1  2   1   0
    22 Tim Pickett           g  31   3  16    3   12   2   2  11      1    3   4  4   3  1   0   2
    51 Adam Waleskowski      f  13   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   2  1   0   1
    54 Anthony Richardson    f  36   6  10    0    2   2   2  14      2    2   4  3   1  1   1   2
     1 Michael Joiner           27   1   5    0    2   0   0   2      1    3   4  2   2  1   0   0
     2 Marcell Haywood           0   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
     4 Todd Galloway            19   4   6    3    4   2   4  13      0    1   1  5   3  4   0   0
    21 Benson Callier            5   0   1    0    1   1   2   1      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
    24 Will Wightman             0   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
    33 Mike Mathews             13   1   3    0    0   0   1   2      2    3   5  1   0  0   0   0
       Team                                                           1    3   4                  
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  22  53    8   25  11  20  63      8   22  30 21  12 12   2   7
       Opp                     200  22  50    7   24  19  28  70      8   29  37 19  11 11   0   9
    


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    NORTH CAROLINA STATE
    32
    38
    70
    FLORIDA STATE
    30
    33
    63
    Attendance: 7,527

    FLORIDA STATE 60, CLEMSON 59
    01/21/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    TALLAHASSEE, FL - Anthony Richardson hit a pair of free throws with 0.4 seconds left in the game to give Florida State its first Atlantic Coast Conference win of the season Tuesday night, 60-59 over Clemson.

    Tim Pickett led Florida State (10-6, 1-4) with 21 points and snagged three steals to break the Seminoles three-game losing streak.

    Clemson (11-3 overall, 1-3) looked to have pulled out a 59-58 win when Florida State's Nate Johnson missed on a jumper in the final seconds. But as Richardson snagged the offensive rebound, Clemson's Sharrod Ford hit Richardson's forearm.

    As the clock expired, the officials called Ford for a foul, prompting a video review to make sure it was a shooting foul and that it occurred before the buzzer.

    Officials added the time and Richardson, who had missed his only previous try from the line, sank both with perfect form. Richardson had hit his last 13 free-throw attempts entering Tuesday's game.

    Clemson coach Larry Shyatt hoped to get a foul called on the subsequent inbounds play, when contact was made on the Tigers' Edward Scott as Chris Hobbs hurled the ball downcourt. Shyatt tried to argue for a charge call, but no call was made.

    Olu Babalola scored 12 points to lead Clemson, which has come out on top in only three of the series' 15 contests in Tallahassee.

    Florida State never led in the first half. The Seminoles earned their first lead 1:03 into the second half, when Pickett sank a layup off a pass from Richardson to put the Seminoles up 37-36.

    The Seminoles couldn't find the basket early, scoring just 10 points in the game's first 10 minutes.

    The Tigers stretched their lead late in the second half through the perimeter shooting of Shawan Robinson, who nailed a trio of three-pointers and another jumper to put the Tigers up 35-23 with 3:17 left in the first half. However, Robinson was held scoreless in the second half.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
     1 Michael Joiner        f  26   1   6    0    1   3   4   5      0    0   0  3   4  2   0   2
    10 Nate Johnson          g  32   0   4    0    2   0   0   0      1    2   3  1   3  1   0   2
    15 Trevor Harvey         c  24   5   9    0    0   1   2  11      3    1   4  3   0  0   1   2
    22 Tim Pickett           g  38   7  11    3    6   4   4  21      0    5   5  1   1  3   0   4
    54 Anthony Richardson    f  32   5  12    0    2   2   3  12      2    4   6  2   1  4   2   0
     4 Todd Galloway            17   1   3    1    2   0   2   3      0    1   1  3   1  1   0   0
    21 Benson Callier            2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
    33 Mike Mathews              9   1   2    0    0   2   2   4      1    0   1  3   0  2   0   0
    51 Adam Waleskowski         20   2   4    0    0   0   0   4      0    4   4  2   1  2   1   0
       Team                                                           1    4   5                  
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  22  51    4   13  12  17  60      8   21  29 18  11 15   4  10
       Opp                     200  22  48    6   16   9  17  59     10   20  30 17  10 19   4   8
    


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    CLEMSON
    36
    23
    59
    FLORIDA STATE
    33
    27
    60
    Attendance: 5,110

    WAKE FOREST 71, FLORIDA STATE 60
    01/26/2003, WINSTON-SALEM, NC

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    WINSTON-SALEM, NC - The goal was to contain Josh Howard and Florida State did it for most of the game. Then Howard stepped it up and led No. 17 Wake Forest to another victory.

    Howard overcame an unusually poor game with big baskets and solid free throw shooting while scoring 24 points to lead the Demon Deacons to the 71-60 win.

    "I don't think it was vintage Josh, but he's played so well for us in so many big games that he's entitled to maybe not play so well," coach Skip Prosser said.

    The only senior in the starting lineup for Wake Forest (13-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), Howard has had to carry the Demon Deacons this season.

    He almost couldn't do it against Florida State (10-7, 1-5).

    Howard committed seven turnovers and played spotty defense, allowing Tim Pickett to score 27 points - the most an opponent has scored against Wake Forest this season.

    But with the game and Wake Forest's 11-game home winning streak on the line, Howard stepped it up late in the second half.

    "You're not going to hold a guy of that caliber down an entire game," Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. "He's an outstanding player, he's destined for greatness and for the most part, I thought we did a pretty good job on him."

    After turning the ball over on four straight possessions, Howard was briefly taken out of the game and Florida State took a 39-38 lead while he was out.

    He went back in with 12:08 to play and immediately turned the ball over when his pass to Vytas Danelius went out of bounds.

    Howard shook his head in disgust when he headed to the bench for a timeout after the turnover, then came out of the break determined to pick up his play.

    "I've got to get my motor running for these games," said Howard, referring to the 1 p.m. start, the earliest this season for Wake Forest.

    "I just don't think I was mentally ready at the start of the game and it took me some time to get into it."

    He did in the second half, scoring seven straight points, making a jumper, two free throws and a 3-pointer in an 11-4 run that put Wake Forest ahead 51-43.

    The Demon Deacons fell into another scoring drought after that and Florida State cut the score to 54-52 with 4:12 to go.

    Then Howard made two free throws and a 3-pointer that made it 59-52. He sealed it from there with strong drives to the basket that sent him to the free throw line, where he went 5-of-6 down the stretch and 10-of-12 for the game.

    His dunk with 1:13 to play when he sprinted ahead of the defense as the teams came out of a timeout made it 68-59.

    "He showed how remarkable he is for this team," Wake Forest guard Taron Downey said. "He became Superman for us when we needed him and we got the victory."

    Danelius, who was benched at the start of the game for arriving late to the morning shootaround, finished with 18 points.

    After Wake Forest missed its first six shots, Danelius entered, hit a jumper and then caught a pass under the basket and hooked it in over his head for the Deacons' first two field goals.

    He started the second half and opened up Wake Forest's 27-23 lead with consecutive 3-pointers and two free throws to stretch the score to 35-27.

    Florida State was hampered by its inability to get the line - the Seminoles were 4-of-7 while Wake Forest was 21-of-27.

    "They went to the line more than we did," Pickett said. "Coach said it would come down to free throws and we didn't get a chance to make any."

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
     1 Michael Joiner        f  36   4   8    1    5   2   4  11      1    2   3  3   2  1   0   2
    10 Nate Johnson          g  33   0   6    0    4   0   0   0      2    4   6  3   0  1   0   0
    15 Trevor Harvey         c   9   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      1    3   4  0   0  1   0   0
    22 Tim Pickett           g  37  11  21    4   11   1   1  27      1    2   3  3   1  3   0   4
    54 Anthony Richardson    f  22   2   9    0    0   1   2   5      3    1   4  1   2  0   1   1
     4 Todd Galloway            26   4  10    1    4   0   0   9      0    1   1  4   2  2   0   0
    21 Benson Callier            4   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  1   0  1   0   0
    33 Mike Mathews              9   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    2   2  2   1  3   0   0
    51 Adam Waleskowski         24   3   6    0    0   0   0   6      1    4   5  4   1  2   0   2
       Team                                                           1        1                  
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  25  63    6   24   4   7  60     11   19  30 21   9 14   1   9
       Opp                     200  21  50    8   21  21  27  71     12   29  41 13  14 19   1   5
    


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    FLORIDA STATE
    23
    37
    60
    WAKE FOREST
    27
    44
    71
    Attendance: 10,651

    VIRGINIA 85, FLORIDA STATE 72
    01/29/2003, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Defense has often been the phase of Virginia's game cited when the Cavaliers struggle, especially on the road.

    The Cavaliers may have taught themselves a lesson Wednesday night, riding the spark of solid defensive play and their most balanced game of the season to beat Florida State 85-72 and improve to 9-0 at home.

    As they did in beating No. 17 Wake Forest on Saturday, the Cavaliers used a run bridging the halves to take command. They outscored the Seminoles 12-3 to end the half, then came out on a 10-4 run in the second.

    "We wanted to really focus on defense to open up the half," said Todd Billet, whose 14 points included a 3-pointer that sparked the second-half spurt. "When you focus on defense, it gets you playing hard."

    Travis Watson had 20 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Cavaliers (12-6, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), and five players scored in double figures. Derrick Byars added 15, Elton Brown 14 and Jason Clark 12.

    Coach Pete Gillen, whose team came into the game allowing opponents to score an ACC-high 73.2 points, said defense was the key, along with the Cavaliers' ability to sustain its momentum through the intermission.

    "A lot of times we get a lead and we're just not mature enough...to hang onto it," he said. "At least this time, I don't think they cut it too deep. I think defense was the story tonight."

    Florida State (10-8, 1-6) dropped its 12th in a row on the road in the ACC. The Seminoles, whose last league road win came March 3, 2001, at Clemson, lost for the fourth time in five meetings with Virginia.

    "It seemed as though every time we attempted to get back in the game, they hit a big shot," Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton said. "They moved the ball well and got some open looks and their shooters hit the shots."

    Virginia hit 11 of 20 3-point shots, getting four 3s apiece from Billet and Byars and one each from three other players.

    For Watson, who made just 5 of 14 shots, it was a game where will overcame rustiness, Gillen said, noting that Watson missed practice Monday while attending to academic matters and struggled with his timing.

    "If he could ever get his timing down, I'd hate to see what he could do," Gillen said.

    The Cavaliers led 38-28 after closing the first half on a 12-3 run, then outscored the Seminoles 10-4 in the first 3:05 of the second half. They maintained a lead of at least nine points the rest of the way, and pushed it as high as 18 on Majestic Mapp's 3-pointer with 5:27 left.

    Tim Pickett led the Seminoles with 21 points and hit six 3-pointers, but he scored all but three of his points in the second half. Anthony Richardson added 17 points and Todd Galloway had 12 and eight assists.

    The victory was seen as crucial for the Cavaliers, who have lost five of six road games and travel to Georgia Tech and No. 10 Maryland for their next two games. They return home Feb. 9 to play North Carolina State.

    Billet thinks they are more prepared now than they were a few weeks ago, when they lost at Duke, at Clemson and got swamped at Virginia Tech.

    "I think guys are becoming more comfortable with each other, and it's starting to come together," he said. "We're starting to use our depth."

    The Cavaliers took control at the end of the half and, just as they had in beating No. 17 Wake Forest on Saturday, kept it going when the teams returned for the second half.

    Billet's third 3-pointer began a 10-4 run that included a stickback and a 16-footer by Brown and a 3-pointer by Devin Smith that made it 48-32 with 16:55 left.

    The Seminoles got no closer than 51-41 with 14:50 to play. Byars followed with a 3-pointer, his fourth, and Watson added a free throw.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
     1 Michael Joiner        f  25   3   7    1    2   0   2   7      2    3   5  5   1  1   0   1
    10 Nate Johnson          g  30   1   2    1    2   0   0   3      0    2   2  2   4  2   0   2
    15 Trevor Harvey         c  19   1   5    0    0   4   4   6      2    7   9  4   0  1   0   1
    22 Tim Pickett           g  35   7  18    6   13   1   2  21      1    3   4  2   1  4   0   1
    54 Anthony Richardson    f  30   7  13    0    1   3   5  17      2    1   3  1   0  2   1   1
     4 Todd Galloway            28   5  11    1    1   1   3  12      0    2   2  3   8  1   1   1
    21 Benson Callier            2   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   1  0   0   0
    33 Mike Mathews             15   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    2   2  3   0  0   2   0
    51 Adam Waleskowski         16   2   4    0    1   0   0   4      0    1   1  4   0  1   0   0
       Team                                                           3    1   4                  
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  27  62    9   20   9  16  72     10   22  32 24  15 12   4   7
       Opp                     200  28  62   11   20  18  28  85     15   25  40 17  17 13   5   4
    


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    FLORIDA STATE
    28
    44
    72
    VIRGINIA
    38
    47
    85
    Attendance: 8,392

    FLORIDA STATE 75, DUKE 70
    02/02/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    TALLAHASSEE, FL - Duke just brings out the best in Florida State.

    For the second straight year, the struggling Seminoles upset Duke at home and moved out of the Atlantic Coast Conference cellar, pushing the fifth-ranked Blue Devils two games behind first-place Maryland with a 75-70 victory Sunday night.

    Adam Waleskowski sandwiched a left-handed hook and a dunk around two free throws by Tim Pickett in the final 18 seconds as Florida State handed the Blue Devils their third straight conference road loss.

    "Our guys made big shots and big plays at the end," first-year Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said.

    "We want this to be a regular occurrence," Hamilton said. "We don't want to storm the floor just because we beat someone we're not supposed to."

    Last season, the Seminoles, under coach Steve Robinson, shocked then-No. 1 Duke with a 77-76 victory that ended the defending national champions' 22-game winning streak.

    Shooting was pretty much the story of Sunday's game.

    Florida State (11-8, 2-6 ACC) shot 60 percent from the field and limited Duke (14-3, 4-3) to just 34.7 percent.

    "We missed shots that we've hit a lot of times," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "We could never get the lead."

    Dahntay Jones, Duke's leading scorer entering the game at 17.6 points per game, finished with a season-low two points and fouled out with 1:42 remaining. He was 1-of-10 from the field and missed two free throws.

    "The guy's going to have a bad night occasionally," Hamilton said. "That happens sometimes."

    Jones had reached double figures in 14 consecutive games, which was the third-longest streak among ACC players before Sunday.

    Duke pulled within 71-70 with 10 seconds left on a 3-pointer by Daniel Ewing, but immediately fouled on the inbounds pass.

    Pickett's two free throws gave Florida State a 73-70 lead with 9.9 seconds left and Duke raced down the court looking for a tying 3-point shot, but Chris Duhon slipped and fell in front of the Blue Devils bench, losing the ball with 6 seconds left and leading to the game-ending dunk by Waleskowski.

    "They just knocked us back," Krzyzewski said. "Our defense could not stop their offense. They were not going to be denied."

    Pickett had 15 points, nine rebounds and four assists for Florida State, which made nine of its last 10 free throws.

    Freshman J.J. Redick led Duke with 16 points and Nick Horvath added 10 points and 12 rebounds.

    Florida State led by 11 points twice in the second half, the last time with 15:36 left on a jumper by Anthony Richardson, who finished with 14 points.

    Duke responded with a 12-1 run over the next five minutes, tying the game on a layup by Daniel Ewing with 11:33 remaining. But the Seminoles came right back with seven straight points, taking a 56-49 lead on Nate Johnson's 3-pointer with 8:35 remaining.

    Duke rallied again and tied the game at 56 when Lee Melchionni connected on a 3-pointer with 6:48 left. The Blue Devils, though, never reclaimed the lead.

    Florida State freshman guard Todd Galloway had 13 points, including two free throws with 57 seconds left that gave Florida State a 69-65 lead.

    "Hopefully this will give us enough confidence to continue to keep playing this way," Hamilton said.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
     1 Michael Joiner        f  30   4   6    0    0   1   4   9      1    3   4  3   2  4   1   2
    10 Nate Johnson          g  33   3   6    1    2   0   0   7      0    3   3  0   3  2   0   0
    15 Trevor Harvey         c  16   3   4    0    0   1   2   7      3    4   7  1   0  1   1   0
    22 Tim Pickett           g  37   6  12    1    4   2   3  15      1    8   9  3   4  2   1   2
    54 Anthony Richardson    f  28   6   8    1    1   1   2  14      0    2   2  5   0  3   1   0
     4 Todd Galloway            26   3   7    0    0   7   8  13      0    5   5  2   3  3   0   1
    33 Mike Mathews             16   1   2    0    0   0   2   2      1    1   2  4   1  1   0   0
    51 Adam Waleskowski         14   4   5    0    0   0   0   8      1    2   3  1   0  1   0   1
       Team                                                           1    2   3                  
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  30  50    3    7  12  21  75      8   30  38 19  13 17   4   6
       Opp                     200  25  72   12   37   8  14  70     18   17  35 21  17 12   1  11
    


      1 2 Total
    DUKE
    35
    35
    70
    FLORIDA STATE
    41
    34
    75
    Attendance: 10,008

    NORTH CAROLINA 61, FLORIDA STATE 60
    02/08/2003, CHAPEL HILL, NC

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    CHAPEL HILL, NC - David Noel stole the ball and made the game-winning free throw with 5.6 seconds left as North Carolina snapped its five-game losing streak with a 61-60 victory over Florida State on Saturday.

    Jawad Williams scored 20 points and Noel added 11 as the Tar Heels (12-10, 3-6) moved out of the ACC basement while picking up their 500th ACC win all-time.

    Matt Doherty improved to 12-4 in his North Carolina career in games decided by five points or less.

    The Seminoles (11-9, 2-7), who upset Duke on Sunday, lost their 13th straight ACC road game.

    Florida State, which lost to the Tar Heels 69-48 at home on Dec. 22, led 57-53 with 4:19 left on a basket by Anthony Richardson, who had 17 points. But the Tar Heels fought back down the stretch from the foul line and Williams tied the score at 60-60 with one of two free throws with 29.9 seconds left.

    The Seminoles called a time out to set up the final play for a possible win in the Smith Center, but Richardson had the ball stolen by Noel at the top of the key. Noel was fouled as he raced down the court for a possible layup.

    The North Carolina freshman made the first free throw to break the tie, then missed the second.

    Florida State's final chance at victory ended when Nate Johnson's desperation 35-footer at the buzzer was short.

    Two of the ACC's top scorers had poor days. Florida State's Tim Pickett, who came in averaging 18 points a game, was held to a season-low eight as he battled foul trouble.

    Meanwhile, Rashad McCants, coming off a season-low two points at Duke on Wednesday night and still nursing a sore back, was 0-for-6 in the opening 20 minutes and finished without any points. McCants sat out the final 9:39.

    With Pickett playing just 20 minutes, the Seminoles got a huge lift from Benson Callier, who had a season-high 13 points. Benson had scored just seven points in ACC play before Saturday.

    North Carolina came out gunning from the outside, making 6-of-9 3-pointers in the first 10 minutes to build leads of 10 and 14 points before missing 12 of its final 14 shots.

    The Seminoles countered with a 10-0 run over a 2 1/2-minute span to get back into it. A slam by Callier right before the half pulled Florida State to 31-29 at the break despite 11 turnovers.

    The biggest lead of the second half was eight by North Carolina.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
     1 Michael Joiner        f  33   4   7    2    4   2   2  12      3    5   8  1   1  3   0   1
    10 Nate Johnson          g  37   1   6    1    5   0   0   3      0    3   3  0   3  2   0   0
    22 Tim Pickett           g  20   4   7    0    3   0   0   8      0    2   2  5   0  0   0   4
    51 Adam Waleskowski      f  10   1   2    0    1   0   0   2      1    2   3  4   1  1   0   0
    54 Anthony Richardson    f  34   7  15    0    1   3   3  17      2    2   4  4   2  3   0   0
     2 Marcell Haywood           5   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    1   2  1   0  0   0   0
     4 Todd Galloway            30   1   5    1    2   0   0   3      0    0   0  4   7  4   0   1
    15 Trevor Harvey             8   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      1    0   1  0   0  2   0   1
    21 Benson Callier           20   5  11    3    4   0   0  13      1    5   6  4   0  0   1   1
    33 Mike Mathews              3   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
       Team                                                           0    3   3         1        
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  24  55    7   20   5   5  60      9   23  32 23  14 16   1   8
       Opp                     200  18  49    9   23  16  24  61     11   21  32 14  15 14   6   8
    


      1 2 Total
    FLORIDA STATE
    29
    31
    60
    NORTH CAROLINA
    31
    30
    61
    Attendance: 21,750

    MARYLAND 74, FLORIDA STATE 72
    02/12/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    TALLAHASSEE, FL - Maryland coach Gary Williams loves having a senior point guard on the court in close road games.

    Steve Blake, the school's all-time assists leader, scored Maryland's final seven points, including four free throws in the final 17.5 seconds, as the 16th-ranked Terrapins rebounded from two straight losses with a 74-72 victory at Florida State on Wednesday night.

    "There is no one better when the game gets tough," Williams said. "When the game is on the line, he's there for us."

    Blake, who finished with 15 points, made a 3-pointer from the corner to break a 67-67 tie with 2:36 left and then clinched the win with his clutch free throws.

    "I wanted to shoot those free throws," Blake said. "I'd rather have the blame on me if we missed."

    Maryland (15-6, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) was leading the league until successive losses last week to Virginia and Georgia Tech.

    "After the last two games, our confidence was not good," Williams said. "This was a big win for the rest of the season."

    The Terps, who trail ACC leader Wake Forest by a game in the loss column, shot just 38.3 percent from the field, but hit 20 of 23 free throws.

    "They made the plays they had to make," Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said.

    "We've made team progress, but we need to find a way to win," Hamilton said. "This is testing our faith."

    Florida State (11-10, 2-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) got within a point at 70-69 on Todd Galloway's layup with 17.5 seconds left and Blake was fouled on the inbounds pass before any time could go off the clock.

    Blake hit both free throws for a 72-69 lead and was fouled again with 4.9 seconds remaining after a missed Florida State shot. He again hit both tries as Maryland went ahead 74-69.

    Galloway's 3-pointer at the buzzer closed out the scoring.

    Maryland was led by Drew Nicholas, who scored 20 points, including a layup that tied the game at 67 with 314 left.

    Trevor Harvey led Florida State with a career-high 19 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. He scored 15 points in the second half, including a dunk that gave the Seminoles a 67-65 lead with 3:35 left.

    "Trevor played every possession when he was on the court," Hamilton said of his 6-foot-11 senior center.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
     1 Michael Joiner        f  19   1   5    0    2   0   0   2      1    0   1  2   3  1   0   1
    10 Nate Johnson          g  32   4   8    4    6   2   3  14      0    5   5  1   2  0   0   1
    22 Tim Pickett           g  28   3  12    2    7   4   4  12      1    5   6  5   2  2   1   0
    51 Adam Waleskowski      f  22   0   5    0    1   2   2   2      1    2   3  0   3  3   2   1
    54 Anthony Richardson    f  24   2   7    0    2   5   6   9      3    2   5  2   1  3   3   1
     4 Todd Galloway            27   3   8    2    2   2   2  10      0    2   2  2   0  1   0   1
    15 Trevor Harvey            25   9  13    0    0   1   3  19      3    7  10  3   1  1   0   2
    21 Benson Callier           11   1   2    0    1   0   0   2      1    1   2  0   1  1   0   0
    33 Mike Mathews             12   1   2    0    0   0   1   2      0    0   0  1   0  1   2   0
       Team                                                           2    1   3                  
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  24  62    8   21  16  21  72     12   25  37 16  13 13   8   7
       Opp                     200  23  60    8   19  20  23  74     11   29  40 20  17 11   4   8
    


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    MARYLAND
    38
    36
    74
    FLORIDA STATE
    33
    39
    72
    Attendance: 7,436

    FLORIDA STATE 71, GEORGIA TECH 64
    02/15/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    TALLAHASSEE, FL - Sophomore forward Anthony Richardson scored 18 points to lead Florida State to a 71-64 victory Saturday over Georgia Tech.

    Richardson added five assists, five rebounds and five blocked shots in his best game of the season. He had four points and an assist after the Yellow Jackets cut a 15-point halftime deficit to 57-53 with 10:08 to play.

    Florida State (12-10, 3-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) went on a 35-13 run over the final 12:20 of the first half to take control of the game. The Seminoles erased a 17-10 deficit against a Georgia Tech team that tried for its first road win in nine games this season.

    Reserve forward Adam Waleskowski, who scored a career-high 12 points, ignited the charge with a 3-pointer. Trevor Harvey's putback basket with 8:59 to go in the first half gave the Seminoles a 22-21 lead they never relinquished. Harvey also finished with 12 points.

    Georgia Tech (12-10, 5-6) went seven minutes between field goals during the Seminoles' run, which senior forward Mike Mathews capped with the final four points for a 45-30 Florida State halftime lead.

    Sophomore guard B.J. Elder scored 16 of his game-high 19 points in the second half, including a 3-pointer that left the Seminoles clinging to a 57-53 lead at the end of a 27-8 run by the Yellow Jackets.

    Richardson ended a seven-minute scoreless stretch with two free throws, then beat Georgia Tech's press for a dunk and a 61-53 lead.

    Freshman Jarrett Jack's driving layup with 2:05 to play pulled the Yellow Jackets within 65-61, but Georgia Tech turned the ball over twice and missed its next three shots.

    Jack, who finished with 16 points, turned the ball over to Richardson, leading to Todd Galloway's game-sealing layup with 34 seconds to play.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
     1 Michael Joiner        f  13   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  3   0  2   0   1
    10 Nate Johnson          g  35   1   2    1    2   1   2   4      0    4   4  1   5  0   0   0
    15 Trevor Harvey         c  24   5  10    0    0   2   4  12      1    2   3  3   0  1   1   0
    22 Tim Pickett           g  24   3  10    0    1   2   2   8      0    4   4  3   2  4   0   2
    54 Anthony Richardson    f  37   6  14    1    3   5   7  18      1    4   5  3   5  2   5   2
     4 Todd Galloway            29   3   8    2    4   1   3   9      1    5   6  1   4  2   0   1
    33 Mike Mathews              8   3   3    0    0   0   0   6      0    1   1  1   0  0   0   0
    51 Adam Waleskowski         30   5   7    2    2   0   0  12      3    3   6  2   2  4   1   1
       Team                                                           3    4   7                  
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  27  55    6   12  11  18  71      9   27  36 17  18 15   7   7
       Opp                     200  23  65    6   17  12  17  64     14   20  34 17   9 10   3   7
    


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    GEORGIA TECH
    30
    34
    64
    FLORIDA STATE
    45
    26
    71
    Attendance: 6,313

    NORTH CAROLINA STATE 71, FLORIDA STATE 60
    02/18/2003, RALEIGH, NC

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    RALEIGH, NC - Julius Hodge scored 21 points and Marcus Melvin added 20 as North Carolina State rebounded from arguably its worst loss of the season by beating Florida State 71-60 Tuesday night.

    The Wolfpack (14-8, 7-4), which lost to Temple by 22 on Saturday, moved into a third-place tie with No. 8 Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference, one game behind league leader Maryland. The Blue Devils host the 13th-ranked Terrapins on Wednesday night.

    Meanwhile, the Seminoles (12-11, 3-9) extended their ACC road losing streak to 14 games and lost their ninth straight against the Wolfpack, making just one basket over an 11-minute stretch of the second half.

    Tim Pickett led the Seminoles with 20 points.

    N.C. State, which improved to 6-0 at home in ACC games, played the second half without starting center Josh Powell, who was sidelined with back pain.

    Anthony Richardson led Florida State in scoring two of the last three games, but picked up three quick fouls and sat out the final 6:44 of the first half. He finished with just nine points.

    Melvin and Hodge, both in a four-game shooting slump, combined for 25 of N.C. State's 37 first-half points, going 9-for-13 from the field.

    The Wolfpack then used an 11-2 run early in the second half to open a double-digit lead. Hodge, Clifford Crawford and Levi Watkins sank 3-pointers in the spurt that gave N.C. State a 54-42 lead with 12:37 left.

    Florida State pulled within eight with 4:54 remaining before Hodge made two free throws and a layup. Melvin followed with a 3-pointer to open up a 15-point cushion.

    Melvin started hot with eight in the opening 8:56, while Hodge closed the half strong with two driving bank shots and a layup as the Wolfpack went up 37-30 at the break.

    The Wolfpack, averaging 24 3-point attempts over the last four games, took just six from beyond the arc in the opening half, concentrating on driving the ball more to the basket. It worked as N.C. State shot 52 percent in the opening 20 minutes.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
     1 Michael Joiner        f  31   3   8    1    3   0   0   7      0    2   2  3   2  2   0   1
    10 Nate Johnson          g  34   0   4    0    3   0   0   0      0    5   5  0   2  1   0   1
    15 Trevor Harvey         c  22   5   7    0    0   4   5  14      4    4   8  2   1  2   1   1
    22 Tim Pickett           g  38   7  15    4   10   2   2  20      0    2   2  4   1  1   0   1
    54 Anthony Richardson    f  24   3   9    0    1   3   3   9      1    4   5  3   1  2   0   1
     4 Todd Galloway            28   2   5    0    1   2   2   6      1    2   3  3   4  4   0   4
    21 Benson Callier            3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
    33 Mike Mathews              4   0   0    0    0   1   2   1      1    0   1  0   1  1   0   0
    51 Adam Waleskowski         16   0   2    0    0   3   4   3      0    0   0  1   2  2   0   0
       Team                                                           2    2   4                  
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  20  50    5   18  15  18  60      9   21  30 16  14 15   1   9
       Opp                     200  27  52    5   17  12  13  71      5   23  28 18  16 10   4   6
    


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    FLORIDA STATE
    30
    30
    60
    NORTH CAROLINA STATE
    37
    34
    71
    Attendance: 13,925

    CLEMSON 74, FLORIDA STATE 60
    02/22/2003, CLEMSON, SC

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    CLEMSON, SC - Edward Scott scored 29 points and had six assists as Clemson beat Florida State 74-60 on Saturday to win three straight Atlantic Coast Conference games for the first time in six seasons.

    With the win, Clemson (15-8, 5-7) moves into a tie for fifth place in the league. The Tigers already have won enough games to make the NIT, and suddenly a strong ACC finish could mean an NCAA tournament berth.

    The loss sends Florida State (12-12, 3-10) deep into the ACC basement, and with two of its final three games against the top of the conference, the Seminoles are almost assured to be in the conference tournament play-in game for the third straight year.

    Florida State rallied from a 16-point deficit in the first half to trail 55-47 with 7 1/2 minutes left in the game. That's when Scott drove for a layup and picked up the fifth foul on the Seminoles' Tim Pickett, who had entered the game about a minute earlier after spending much of the second half on the bench.

    Scott made the free throw, and the Tigers went on a 13-3 run to lead by more than 10 the rest of the way. Pickett, Florida State's leading scorer at 17 points a game, only scored seven points Saturday.

    Anthony Richardson led the Seminoles with 16 points and five rebounds. Todd Galloway added 11 for Florida State, which has now lost 15 straight ACC road games.

    Olu Babalola added 15 points for the Tigers, including a backboard-shaking dunk with 4:46 left that put the Tigers up 68-50.

    It was a physical game. The referees whistled 47 fouls, and called a double-foul and double-technical in the second half as players got tangled up in the lane.

    Clemson benefited the most, making 20 of 27 free throws, compared to Florida State's 14-of-24 from the line.

    The Tigers have two tough road games coming up with Maryland and Wake Forest. North Carolina State then comes to Littlejohn Coliseum before Clemson ends the season at Georgia Tech.

    If the Tigers win three of their last four, they will be 8-8 in the ACC. Combine that with a one loss non-conference record, and Clemson could go to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1998.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
     1 Michael Joiner        f  32   3   6    1    2   0   0   7      2    2   4  2   3  3   1   2
    10 Nate Johnson          g  33   0   4    0    3   2   2   2      0    5   5  1   0  3   0   0
    15 Trevor Harvey         c  18   3   6    0    0   3   4   9      2    2   4  3   0  1   0   0
    22 Tim Pickett           g  24   1   5    0    2   5   6   7      1    1   2  5   3  0   0   0
    54 Anthony Richardson    f  33   7  10    0    0   2   4  16      1    4   5  1   1  1   0   1
     2 Marcell Haywood           1   0   0    0    0   0   2   0      0    0   0  0   1  0   0   0
     4 Todd Galloway            22   5   7    1    2   0   1  11      1    1   2  3   2  1   0   1
    21 Benson Callier            9   1   2    0    1   0   0   2      0    1   1  1   0  1   0   1
    33 Mike Mathews             10   0   1    0    0   0   2   0      0    0   0  3   0  2   0   0
    51 Adam Waleskowski         18   2   5    0    1   2   3   6      1    2   3  5   0  0   0   1
       Team                                                           1    4   5  1               
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  22  46    2   11  14  24  60      9   22  31 25  10 12   1   6
       Opp                     200  24  48    6   15  20  27  74      7   22  29 22  13  9   1   3
    


      1 2 Total
    FLORIDA STATE
    29
    31
    60
    CLEMSON
    44
    30
    74
    Attendance: 9,500

    WAKE FOREST 60, FLORIDA STATE 56
    02/26/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    TALLAHASSEE, FL - Vytas Danelius wanted to be sure Wake Forest took advantage of its opportunities.

    "You don't want to let any opponent slip away," said Danelius, who scored three of his game-high 17 points in the final 26 seconds to help the 12th-ranked Demon Deacons to a 60-56 victory over Florida State on Wednesday night. "They kept coming back. It wasn't easy."

    Freshman Justin Gray helped out with four free throws over the final 36 seconds.

    "Me and Vytas were thinking that to win games you've got to make free throws," Gray said. "Even though I hadn't shot a free throw the whole game, I felt confident."

    Wake Forest (20-4, 10-3) can win the school's first outright regular-season Atlantic Coast Conference title since 1962 with wins in its final three games. The Deacons have Clemson and North Carolina at home before finishing the schedule at North Carolina State on March 8.

    "The farther you go, the more difficult it is," said Danelius, who was 7-of-11 from the field and had nine rebounds. "Every game is so important."

    ACC scoring leader Josh Howard added 14 points for Wake Forest, while Taron Downey and Gray each had 12.

    "We had 20 turnovers and shot less then 40 percent," said Wake Forest coach Skip Prosser, marveling at being able to get the win despite a less than sterling showing. "Our kids found a way. It's our fourth win on the road in this league."

    Florida State (12-13, 3-11) would need to win at home Saturday over slumping Virginia and then at Duke on March 6 to finish with a winning record and a chance at an NIT bid in coach Leonard Hamilton's first year. The Seminoles, who have lost five straight to Wake Forest, began the season 9-3.

    "This was a game that was in our grasp, but we couldn't get it done," Hamilton said. "Coming up with the big plays is an area we're not good at yet."

    Tim Pickett was the only Florida State player in double figures with 16 points, but he suffered a miserable shooting night, going 5-of-20.

    Florida State, which has been plagued by poor shooting most of the season, shot 29.4 percent for the game while Wake Forest made 39.6 percent and enjoyed a 44-32 rebound advantage led by Jamaal Levy's 12 rebounds.

    "We had four layups and four open jumpers we couldn't complete," Hamilton said. "They made difficult shots."

    Wake Forest, which started a freshman and three sophomores along with Howard, a senior, led 31-29 at halftime.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
     1 Michael Joiner        f  30   1   8    0    4   0   0   2      0    1   1  2   0  5   0   2
    10 Nate Johnson          g  32   3   7    3    6   0   0   9      0    1   1  2   4  1   0   1
    15 Trevor Harvey         c  26   4   7    0    0   0   2   8      3    5   8  3   0  1   0   2
    22 Tim Pickett           g  37   5  20    4   10   2   2  16      3    4   7  3   1  1   0   3
    54 Anthony Richardson    f  29   4  13    1    2   0   0   9      2    4   6  2   2  2   1   1
     4 Todd Galloway            26   2   8    2    6   0   0   6      1    0   1  2   4  1   0   0
    33 Mike Mathews              4   0   0    0    0   2   2   2      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   1
    51 Adam Waleskowski         16   1   5    0    1   2   2   4      3    0   3  0   1  0   0   0
       Team                                                           1    4   5                  
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  20  68   10   29   6   8  56     13   19  32 14  12 11   1  10
       Opp                     200  21  53    7   21  11  12  60     10   34  44 12  15 20   6   6
    


      1 2 Total
    WAKE FOREST
    31
    29
    60
    FLORIDA STATE
    29
    27
    56
    Attendance: 5,970

    FLORIDA STATE 73, VIRGINIA 59
    03/01/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    TALLAHASSEE, FL - Tim Pickett posted a career-high 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Florida State over Virginia 73-59 on Saturday.

    Pickett recorded more points than the Seminoles' next three scorers combined. The junior guard, who notched his third double-double, sank six 3-pointers and had a team-high three steals.

    Todd Billet's 19 points led Virginia (14-13, 5-9), which lost its sixth straight game. Jason Clark added 11 and Devin Smith 8.

    Michael Joiner added 15, Anthony Richardson scored 9 and Trevor Harvey 6 for Florida State (13-13, 4-11), which routed Virginia despite trailing 37-34 at halftime.

    Poor shooting killed the Cavaliers: They shot 2-for-12 from the field (0-for-5 on 3s) in the first 8 1/2 minutes after the break and scored just 4 points in the first 11 minutes of the second half.

    Florida State, meanwhile, opened the second half with 9 unanswered points, kicking off a 24-6 run that left the Cavaliers behind 58-43 with 8:31 to play.

    Pickett started off 1-for-7 shooting from the field but was dead-on afterward, shooting 8-for-11 for the remainder. He was perfect from the line (8-for-8).

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
     1 Michael Joiner        f  29   6   7    3    3   0   1  15      2    2   4  3   1  5   0   1
    10 Nate Johnson          g  27   0   6    0    4   0   1   0      0    0   0  2   5  0   0   2
    15 Trevor Harvey         c  20   2   5    0    0   2   2   6      1    4   5  2   0  1   1   1
    22 Tim Pickett           g  35   9  18    6   11   8   8  32      3    8  11  2   1  3   0   3
    54 Anthony Richardson    f  25   3   6    2    3   1   2   9      2    4   6  0   1  2   2   1
     2 Marcell Haywood           2   1   1    0    0   1   4   3      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   1
     4 Todd Galloway            25   1   3    0    2   1   2   3      0    1   1  0   5  1   0   0
    21 Benson Callier            5   0   1    0    1   1   2   1      1    1   2  0   0  0   0   0
    24 Will Wightman             1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  1   0   0
    30 Nate Moran                1   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
    32 Orenn Fells               1   0   0    0    0   0   1   0      0    0   0  0   0  1   0   0
    33 Mike Mathews             13   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  0   0  1   1   0
    51 Adam Waleskowski         16   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  1   0  1   0   0
       Team                                                           0    2   2                  
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  24  52   11   25  14  23  73     10   22  32 11  13 16   4   9
       Opp                     200  22  62    8   24   7  13  59     18   21  39 21  11 18   2   7
    


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    VIRGINIA
    37
    22
    59
    FLORIDA STATE
    34
    39
    73
    Attendance: 5,667

    DUKE 72, FLORIDA STATE 56
    03/06/2003, DURHAM, NC

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    DURHAM, NC - The P.A. announcer at Cameron Indoor Stadium told Duke fans he would see them in New Orleans.

    The 10th-ranked Blue Devils believe they still have a lot of work to do to even come close to the site of this year's Final Four.

    Shelden Williams had 12 points and season-high 17 rebounds and Duke forced 24 turnovers in a 72-56 victory over Florida State on Thursday night.

    But coach Mike Krzyzewski was angry after the win by a second-half letdown and by a lack of emotion from the home fans, who he said have become spoiled by his program's success.

    "I've never seen Cameron like it was in the second half," Krzyzewski said of the lack of emotion. "It's indicative of the attitude that's been surrounding our team all year long, you know, 'We're Duke and we should win instead of giving these kids (support).'

    "We've won too much. This has been such a good year for us. We're 21-5 and these kids have played their butts off and it's like nobody knows - especially our fans."

    Captain Chris Duhon said the Blue Devils once again failed to close out a game in proper fashion.

    "It's one of those inner things, it's like hunger or determination or a chip on our shoulder, something that we need to go out every night to prove," he said. "Until we find that, it's going to be tough for us."

    The Blue Devils (21-5, 11-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) rebounded from blowing a double-digit lead late in a weekend loss at St. John's and avenged a defeat to the Seminoles a month ago in Tallahassee, Fla.

    Dahntay Jones added 14 points for Duke in his last game in Cameron.

    The Blue Devils, one of five teams in the Top 10 all season, moved one game behind ACC-leading Wake Forest with a game left this weekend at North Carolina. The ninth-ranked Demon Deacons play N.C. State on Saturday and can nail down its first outright regular-season title since 1962 with a victory in Raleigh.

    Maryland is tied with Duke with a game left at Virginia on Sunday.

    The Seminoles (13-14, 4-12) finished in sole possession of last place in the regular-season standings for the first time since joining the league in 1992. That lands Florida State in its third straight play-in game in the ACC tournament next week in Greensboro.

    "Everybody predicted we would be in this position," FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said. "I feel we have been competitive and we think we've earned a certain measure of respect, but this is the position we've earned, we didn't win enough games. You can't take moral victories away from playing people close and playing well."

    Tim Pickett was coming off a career-high 32-point game against Virginia, but got off to a slow start before finishing with 11 points for the Seminoles. Mike Mathews led Florida State with a career-high 18 points, all in the second half.

    Duke didn't take long to gain control of its 28th straight home win, leading by as many as 23 in the opening half as the Seminoles had trouble establishing any offensive flow against Duke's pressure defense.

    It was in sharp contrast to Feb. 2 when Florida State shot 60 percent during a 75-70 defeat of the Blue Devils.

    "They didn't look like the same team we beat," Pickett said. "They were more aggressive and we didn't match their intensity. Their hands were everywhere and we didn't finish our cuts."

    Florida State, last in the ACC in scoring at 68.7 points a game, had its worst first half of the season, failing to score on 24 of its first 27 possessions as the Blue Devils went up 28-7 less than 14 minutes in.

    Williams was strong on the inside with 11 points and 11 rebounds in 16 first-half minutes. The freshman played just nine minutes in the first meeting with one point and no rebounds.

    The Seminoles closed to 44-27 in the early stages of the second half, but Jones and Daniel Ewing scored on three-point plays and J.J. Redick added a driving layup to push the lead to 25 as Duke completed its 14th undefeated home season at Cameron.

    Williams grabbed the most rebounds by a Duke player since Carlos Boozer had 16 against Wake Forest on March 9, 2002.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
     1 Michael Joiner        f  23   2   6    1    2   0   0   5      1    3   4  5   1  0   0   1
    10 Nate Johnson          g  21   0   4    0    3   0   0   0      1    0   1  0   2  2   0   3
    15 Trevor Harvey         c  10   2   3    0    0   0   1   4      1    0   1  4   0  2   1   0
    22 Tim Pickett           g  37   3   8    2    4   3   4  11      1    2   3  2   4  4   1   2
    54 Anthony Richardson    f  36   7  13    1    1   0   0  15      3    2   5  4   0  5   0   4
     4 Todd Galloway            32   0   7    0    0   1   5   1      2    4   6  2   9  8   0   0
    21 Benson Callier           11   0   2    0    1   0   0   0      1    1   2  4   0  2   0   0
    33 Mike Mathews             21   7   9    0    0   4   5  18      2    2   4  1   0  0   4   1
    51 Adam Waleskowski          9   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      0    2   2  1   0  1   0   0
       Team                                                           1        1                  
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  22  54    4   11   8  15  56     13   16  29 23  16 24   6  11
       Opp                     200  22  56    4   15  24  28  72     16   23  39 21  10 21   5  12
    


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    FLORIDA STATE
    20
    36
    56
    DUKE
    40
    32
    72
    Attendance: 9,314

    FLORIDA STATE 72, CLEMSON 61
    03/13/2003, ACC, Greensboro, NC

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    GREENSBORO, NC - Tim Pickett scored 22 points and Nate Johnson picked a good time to end his shooting slump as Florida State beat Clemson 72-61 in the first round of the ACC tournament Thursday night.

    The ninth-seeded Seminoles (14-14) advanced to the quarterfinals to play No. 1 seed Wake Forest. The ninth-ranked Demon Deacons had to hold on against Florida State two weeks ago, winning 60-56.

    Pickett was 10-for-18 from the field with 12 rebounds and three assists as Leonard Hamilton won his Atlantic Coast Conference tourney coaching debut.

    Johnson, a junior college transfer playing in his first ACC postseason, was 3-for-25 from the field in Florida State's past five regular season games. But he went 5-for-6 in this one, making four 3-pointers for a season-high 18 points.

    The eighth-seeded Tigers (15-13) didn't make a basket for the opening 8:44 of the second half to fall into an 11-point hole.

    Clemson did pull to 55-51 with 8:20 left. Adam Waleskowski made a follow shot and Pickett added a slam dunk and 15-footer to halt the rally and push the lead back to double digits.

    Ed Scott, a first-team all-ACC pick, had a miserable game, going 3-for-18 for 11 points. Meanwhile, fellow guard Chey Christie was 2-for-10 as the Tigers fell to 2-12 this season when scoring less than 70 points.

    Johnson sank a pair of 3-pointers 48 seconds apart to key Florida State's 20-1 run to start the second half, erasing an eight-point Clemson lead in less than three minutes.

    Clemson missed 10 of its opening 14 shots before getting hot over the final stages of the first half.

    Olu Babalola, Scott and reserve Shawan Robinson keyed a 19-6 spurt over the final 5:53. Robinson began the run and closed it with 3-pointers, while Babalola added seven points in a span of 1:19 and Scott had four for a 36-28 lead at the break.

    Florida State had been 0-4 at the Greensboro Coliseum in ACC tournament games before beating the Tigers, who have never won the league title in 50 seasons.

    Johnson's previous best was 14 points against Maryland on Feb. 12.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
     1 Michael Joiner        f  30   0   4    0    4   2   3   2      0    5   5  1   2  3   3   4
    10 Nate Johnson          g  32   5   6    4    5   4   6  18      0    1   1  2   2  2   0   0
    15 Trevor Harvey         c  23   2   4    0    0   2   3   6      1    3   4  2   1  2   1   0
    22 Tim Pickett           g  36  10  18    1    6   1   2  22      4    8  12  3   3  2   0   1
    54 Anthony Richardson    f  38   4   9    1    5   2   2  11      1    7   8  3   6  2   2   1
     2 Marcell Haywood           1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
     4 Todd Galloway            16   1   2    0    1   0   0   2      0    1   1  4   2  2   0   1
    33 Mike Mathews             14   1   4    0    0   2   2   4      0    1   1  0   0  1   1   0
    51 Adam Waleskowski         10   3   4    1    2   0   0   7      1    1   2  2   0  0   1   0
       Team                                                           2    2   4         1        
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  26  51    7   23  13  18  72      9   29  38 17  16 15   8   7
       Opp                     200  22  58    7   22  10  16  61     12   21  33 19  15 12   3   8
    


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    FLORIDA STATE
    28
    44
    72
    CLEMSON
    36
    25
    61
    Attendance: 16,135

    WAKE FOREST 69, FLORIDA STATE 61
    03/14/2003, ACC, Greensboro, NC

    From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

    GREENSBORO, NC - Even if Josh Howard was having the worst game of his career, Wake Forest would go to him with the game on the line.

    Howard struggled - but still scored 17 points - to lead the top-seeded Demon Deacons to a 69-61 victory over Florida State in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament on Friday.

    "You know, he doesn't dress in a phone booth," Wake Forest coach Skip Prosser said. "But in my opinion, he's the Player of the Year in the country...and he's still the unanimous vote on this team on who would take the last shot.

    "While his numbers might be gaudy, he has carried this team all year."

    No. 9 Wake Forest is the top-seeded team in the tournament after winning its first outright ACC title in 41 years. But it couldn't shake the ninth-seeded Seminoles for almost 30 minutes.

    Then Howard, expected to win ACC Player of the Year honors next week, scored on consecutive baskets in a stretch of five straight Wake Forest conversions to give the Demon Deacons (24-4) control of the game.

    He scored on an off-balance pump-fake in double coverage, then nailed a 12-foot jumper to give Wake Forest a 58-52 lead with 5:51 to play - the Deacons' first comfortable margin.

    Howard finished 7-of-15 from the floor - 0-for-3 from 3-point range - and went 3-for-6 at the line. He credited Florida State (14-15) for attacking the Deacons and disrupting his game.

    "We've gained this status now and because of that, every team's going to give us their 'A Game,'" Howard said. "That's what Florida State did today."

    With Howard struggling, Wake Forest's youngsters picked up the slack.

    Freshman Justin Gray had 15 points, sophomore Vytas Danelius added 14 and sophomore Jamaal Levy had 12 rebounds for Wake Forest, which will play North Carolina State or Georgia Tech next.

    Gray, who missed a month of the season with a broken jaw, said it was unusual for Howard's supporting cast to have to do so much.

    "Most of the time Josh is going," Gray said. "Today, obviously he didn't have some shots go in. So once I come in, me and the other guys had to give them a lift."

    Tim Pickett scored 17 points for Florida State (14-15). Trevor Harvey added 15, Anthony Richardson 14 and Michael Joiner 10, though he didn't score in the second half.

    Florida State was outrebounded 43-22, which coach Leonard Hamilton thought was the difference.

    We did a very poor job on the boards," Hamilton said. "I think that was the thing that hurt us the most. We did a good job of stopping the initial shot, but we did a poor job of keeping them off the glass."

    Wake Forest led 40-39 with 13:35 to play, but Richardson scored on a layup and Pickett hit a 3-pointer - celebrating the shot by jawing at television analyst Dick Vitale as he ran by him - to put the Seminoles up 44-42.

    Florida State's energy soon ran out.

    Coming off a 72-61 victory over Clemson in Thursday night's tournament opener, the Seminoles began to tire just as Wake Forest warmed up. The frantic back-and-forth pace had Florida State's players looking haggard by the time Danelius hit a 3-pointer that tied it 50 with 9:16 to play.

    Hamilton called a timeout to give the Seminoles a breather, but there was little stopping Wake Forest out of the break.

    "When Wake Forest went into their small lineup, our fatigue really showed then," Pickett said.

    The Demon Deacons scored five baskets in a row, beginning with Danelius' dunk, to give Wake Forest a 63-56 lead with 4:24 to play.

    Pickett wouldn't go away quietly, though, hitting a 3-pointer that cut it to 63-59 with 3:47 left.

    After Levy scored on a bank shot for Wake, Pickett got the ball inside to Richardson, who drew a foul and hit both free throws. The Seminoles then got a steal, but Pickett couldn't convert - he thought he was fouled as he went in for the layup - and Florida State had to foul on every Wake Forest possession from there.

     
    NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
    == ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
     1 Michael Joiner        f  24   4   8    2    4   0   0  10      2    2   4  2   4  4   0   1
    10 Nate Johnson          g  38   1   4    1    2   0   0   3      1    1   2  2   2  0   0   1
    15 Trevor Harvey         c  21   5   6    0    0   5   5  15      0    1   1  0   0  1   3   1
    22 Tim Pickett           g  36   7  19    3   10   0   0  17      0    2   2  4   1  1   0   4
    54 Anthony Richardson    f  29   4  12    0    3   6   6  14      0    5   5  2   2  3   0   1
     4 Todd Galloway            28   1   4    0    2   0   0   2      1    4   5  3   5  1   0   2
    33 Mike Mathews              6   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   0  0   0   0
    51 Adam Waleskowski         18   0   3    0    2   0   0   0      1    1   2  1   1  1   0   1
       Team                                                                1   1                  
                         =========================================================================
       FSU                   5 200  22  56    6   23  11  11  61      5   17  22 16  15 11   3  11
       Opp                     200  23  52    5   17  18  23  69     14   29  43 12  14 18   7   6
    


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    FLORIDA STATE
    30
    31
    61
    WAKE FOREST
    29
    40
    69
    Attendance: 23,745