Florida State Men's Basketball - 2004-05 Year In Review

Florida State Men's Basketball - 2004-05 Year In Review

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

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2004-05 FSU Basketball Media Guide

Anthony Richardson, Andrew Wilson, Todd Galloway, Adam Waleskowski, Al Thornton, Alexander Johnson, Von Wafer

Miami and Virginia Tech joined the ACC during the 2004-05 school year, Boston College will join in 2005-06. Each school will play all other schools in the conference at least one time and two primary partners twice a year in a home-and-home series. Florida State's primary partners are Clemson and Miami.

2005 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Ben Engstrom, 6-2, 175, G, Libertyville, IL - A walk-on player who was added to the roster following campus-wide tryouts in October...will compete for playing time and is a strong player in practice...has learned Coach Hamilton's system quickly and is extremely helpful in practice...that knowledge should earn him playing time during the season....graduated from Libertyville High School in 2003...earned All-Area and All-Conference honors as both a junior and senior...named to the All-Tournament team at the Schaumburg Thanksgiving Tournament his junior and senior seasons...led his team to the Wheeling Wildcat Hardwood Championship with three 3-point shots made and 22 points during his senior season...was also a baseball standout in high school...born Jan. 24, 1985...Ben is the son of Mary and Scott Engstrom...a sister, Jessie Engstrom, attends Florida State...his father played basketball at Western Kentucky...a member of the National Honor Society in high school.

Antonio Griffin, 6-6, 214, F, Compton, CA - "Antonio has a 40-inch vertical leap, so he's a phenomenal athlete. He is an athlete and a slasher who can get to the basket. He's really good off the dribble, has a good mid-range game and rebounds very well. He constantly works on his game and is in the gym all the time," said Scottsdale Head Coach Paul Eberhart...originally signed with Leonard Hamilton and Florida State in 2003 and re-signed with the Seminoles in 2004...has two years of eligibility remaining as the 2004-05 season begins...completed his degree requirements at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona and did not play basketball during the 2003-04 season...named as the 21st best junior college player in the nation by CBSSportsLine.com following his sophomore (2002-03) season at Scottsdale...ranked as the sixth best junior college power forward by Lindy's College Basketball Annals and by Van Coleman of Future Stars prior to his second junior college season...an athletic player who has shown an improved outside shot...helped lead the Compton Magic to the title at the annual Jerry Mullen Junior College Showcase in Tulsa, Oklahoma in July of 2002...grew up in the Atlanta area and has followed the ACC his entire life...when he originally signed with Florida State in 2003, he was one of four players who made up the consensus No.1 recruiting class in the nation...he was joined by top-30 junior college recruit Diego Romero and standout freshman Alexander Johnson and Von Wafer...earned his Associates Degree from Scottsdale Community College in 2004...averaged 16.0 points and 7.4 rebounds per game as a sophomore in 2002-03...ranked 11th in the conference statistics in rebounding...scored his career-high of 28 points and pulled down his career high of 16 rebounds against South Mountain Community College as a sophomore...earned All-Arizona Community College Athletic Conference honorable mention honors following the 2002-03 season...helped Scottsdale to a fifth place Division I Conference finish as a sophomore...Scottsdale Community College is located in Tempe, Arizona and is a member of the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference...led Scottsdale to their first 20 win season in three years before losing in the semifinals of the ACCAC conference tournament in 2003...played in 18 games during the fall semester at Los Angeles City College before transferring to Scottsdale...graduated from Compton Centennial High School in 2000...was a top-25 All-West All-Star selection by Fullcourt Press magazine as a senior...born June 12, 1983...Antonio is the son of Carl and Vernester Griffin...is the oldest of three brothers - Mychael, 19, and Joshua, 16...is from a military family...played high school basketball at Tempe (AZ) McClintock before transferring to Compton (CA) Centennial for his senior year...transferred to Scottsdale after spending half a year at L.A. City College in California...originally from Madison, Ga., outside of Atlanta...chose Florida State over Oregon State, Pittsburgh, Fresno State, New Mexico, Washington State and Louisiana Tech.

Ralph Mims, 6-2, 200, G, Pensacola - "In Ralph Mims, Florida State is getting an extraordinary player. He has the ability and size to be successful at Florida State - he is big, strong and quick. I believe he can be a prototypical ACC point guard who is going to fit in well with what Coach Hamilton and his staff are accomplishing at Florida State," said his high school coach Todd Hanson...is comfortable playing both the point and shooting guard positions and will be asked to play both during his Seminole career....named Mr. Basketball in the state of Maine as a senior and the state Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior...named the Most Valuable Player in the state of Maine as a senior by the Maine Telegram... Mims' performance in the 2004 state championship semifinal and title games was outstanding as he totaled 87 points in the two games...in totaling 46 points in the championship game, he scored 41 points -- including 34 straight -- from the beginning of the second quarter to the latter stages of the fourth quarter in the semifinal game...named the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Player of the Year as a senior...graduated from Brunswick High School in 2004...averaged 28.9 points, 11.4 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 4.5 steals as a senior...named Mr. Basketball in the state of Maine his senior season...earned all-state first-team honors three times during his career...named the area Player of the Year by the Sun Journal of Lewiston, Maine during both his junior and seniors seasons...a four-year starter...led Brunswick to the state championship game in 2004 where he scored a State Class A Championship game record 46 points against Portland...totaled 41 points against Bangor in the state championship semifinal game and was named the state tournament MVP despite his team finishing as the runners-up...his 41 points against Bangor came during the final three quarters of the game as he scored all put two of his teams' points during the span...led Brunswick to the state title as a sophomore and to runner-up finishes as a junior and senior...with Mims as a four-year starter, Brunswick won 95 percent of their games with an 81-4 record...scored 1,916 career points for a 22.5 points per game average in 85 games during his career...named the MVP of the Eastern Maine District Tournament in 2004...totaled 22 points and six rebounds against Mt. Blue in the Class A quarterfinals as a senior...the schoolboy star in Maine who played once against Maryland's Nik Caner Medley during his prep career...Mims and Brunswick defeated Caner-Medley and Deering High School, 83-61, in the Class A state championship game and Mims scored 31 points...also led Brunswick to the state championship football game as the Dragons' quarterback as a senior...a two-way player, also excelling at the cornerback position...rushed for nearly 600 yards and completed nearly 50 percent of his passes as a senior...also a receiver during the season and caught a 30-yard touchdown pass in a victory over Skowhegan...born Nov. 26, 1985...son of Petronia and Clint Mims...has one sister, Gabby and an older brother, John...grew up in Pensacola, Fla. before moving to Maine in the eighth grade...one of his friends growing up was current Seminole freshman Jason Rich...Mims' father serves in the U.S. Navy which has an air station in Brunswick...his father is a Senior Master Chief Petty Officer in the Navy...high school coach Todd Hanson played at the University of Maine when current Seminole assistant coach Mike Jaskulski was a Blackbear assistant...a cousin, Alex Gordon, is a freshman member of the basketball team at Vanderbilt University...a classmate from Brunswick, Abby King, is a freshman member of the Florida State women's swimming team...selected Florida State over South Carolina and Providence.

Jason Rich, 6-3, 185, G, Pensacola - "Jason Rich is the most gifted basketball player I have ever coached. He has no weaknesses. What separates him from others is that he can create his own shot at any time and he has a mid-range game. He is very good shooting off the dribble and he has a good pull-up jumper. He is such a good penetrator and has an explosive first step. He is also a good defender. Jason will go down as the best player in school history," said his high school coach Anthony Long...earned Parade All-America Third-Team Honors following his senior season...one of only four Parade All-Americans bound for the ACC...a four-star guard and ranked as the 28th best high school player in the nation as a senior by Rivals.com...also named as the seventh best guard in the nation by Rivals.com... named as the top high school basketball player in the state of Florida by FloridaHoops.com...the 22nd ranked high school player in the nation by InsideHoops.com...one of six current Seminoles who played in the Jordan Capital Classic following his senior season...played against current Seminole teammate Isaiah Swann in the 2004 games...Swann and Rich are joined by Von Wafer who played in the game in 2003, Alexander Johnson in 2002 and Anthony Richardson and Adam Waleskowski who played in the classic in 2001...scored six points, pulled down four rebounds and dished out four assists in 16 minutes as a starter against Swann who scored 10 points in 17 minutes...graduated from Dr. Phillips High School in 2004...averaged 21.5 points, 4.5 assists, 2.9 steals and shot .550 from the field as a senior in 2004...the team leader in scoring in all but two games as a senior...earned All-State First-Team honors as a senior in becoming only the second player in school history to earn the honor...only Rich and former NC State and Georgia star Damien Wilkins are Dr. Phillips alum who have been named as the best players in the state of Florida as seniors...named All-State First-Team by the Florida Sports Writers Association as both a junior and senior...became the first player in school history to earn All-State First-Team honors in two consecutive seasons...an All-Central Florida selection by the Orlando Sentinel... earned All-Metro Conference First-Team honors his senior season...led Dr. Phillips to a 20-7 record and a final ranking of No. 7 in the state...the Panthers were ranked No. 1 in the state during his senior season for the first time in school history...Dr. Phillips was ranked second in the state in the final poll of the 2004 season and were not ranked below 10th in the state during his senior season...led Dr. Phillips to the Metro Conference Championship with a perfect 14-0 record ...Rich led Dr. Phillips to its first ever undefeated Metro Conference championship in school history...over his final two years at Dr. Phillips, the Panthers amassed a 25-2 conference record with one championship and one runner-up finish...scored at least 30 points three times with his senior season high of 33 points coming against Olympia...scored 31 points against Edgewater Dec. 1...Edgewater finished the season as the No. 1 ranked team in the state of Florida...also 31 points against Cyprus Creek in January of his senior season...established school records for points scored (683) and points scored per games (22.8) as a junior...also averaged 6.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 3.7 steals as a junior...career-high of 34 points came against Olympia Jan. 8, 2003 and totaled 33 against Olympia Jan 15, 2004...born May 8, 1986...Jason is the son of Ronnie and Addie Rich...was born in Pensacola, Fla., and was a childhood friend of current Seminole freshman Ralph Mims...selected Florida State over Kentucky, Indiana, Connecticut, Georgia Tech and Southern California.

Isaiah Swann, 6-1, 197, G, Rockville, MD - "Isaiah has the full package as a guard. He can do several things well on the court. He can shoot the ball well. He can pass the ball. He can run the fastbreak. He's a lot like Steve Francis, who used to play for Maryland. He's a good combo guard who can do a lot of things on the floor," said Hargrave Military Academy Head Coach Kevin Keatts...led Hargrave Military Academy to a 25-1 record and the national prep school championship as a fifth-year senior in 2004...was one of six players to sign with a Division I program for the 2005 season including Darian Townes who is currently a freshman at Arkansas...played the true point guard position at Hargrave in 2004 after playing the combo guard position during the majority of his prep career...ranked No. 34 on the Rivals.com list of the nation's top 150 high school players entering the college ranks this season...also rated by Rivals as the ninth best shooting guard in the incoming freshman class...was ranked as the fifth-best fifth-year prep player by Rivals entering his only year at Hargrave...named the fifth-best player at the Nike All-Star camp during the summer of 2003...played for the East Team at the U.S. Olympic Developmental Festival also during the summer of 2003...an athletic, left-handed point guard who is capable of putting up big numbers...considered to be a smart player who sees the floor well and does a great job of getting his teammates involved...one of the most athletic prep guards in the country who has a very versatile offensive game...he has an incredible ability to drive the lane and dunk over players who are much taller than him and has the ability to knock down the outside shot...one of the best scorers in the class of 2004...has been a winner at every stop during his career...one of six current Seminoles who played in the Jordan Capital Classic as a high school senior...Swann and current freshman Jason Rich played in the game in 2004, sophomore Von Wafer player in 2003, sophomore Alexander Johnson played in 2002 and seniors Anthony Richardson and Adam Waleskowski played in the game in 2001...scored 10 points and had three assists in 17 minutes of play as a starter in the prestigious Capital Classic played at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C...a starter in the Charm City Classic and scored 15 points, pulled down three rebounds, recorded two assists and earned two steals in leading the U.S. All-Star team to a 98-79 victory...he scored in a variety of ways during the game including a spinning lay-up to open the game, a fade-away 3-pointer, and alley-oop slam and all four of his free throws...he also assisted on a spectacular, thunderous slam by current Maryland freshman James Gist...graduated from Hargrave Military Academy in 2004...averaged 23.8 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in leading Hargrave to the mythical national prep championship with a 25-1 record...attended Oak Hill during the 2002-03 academic year as a fourth-year junior...led the team with a 17.0 points per game and 4.0 rebounds per game averages in leading Oak Hill to a 31-4 record...was named the Most Valuable Player at the Prime Time Shootout...led Magruder High School to a 27-0 record and the Maryland 4A Championship as a second-year freshman year in 2001...was the first state championship in the boy's basketball in school history...sat out most of his sophomore in 2002 but averaged 22 points, six steals and four rebounds in leading Magruder to a second consecutive regional championship...and transferred to Oak Hill Academy in Virginia following that academic year...born Feb. 10, 1985...Isaiah is the son of Yvonne Grigsby...his grandmother is Ethel Grigsby...has one brother, Howard Grigsby, and two sisters, Brandy Grigsby and Morgan Turner...selected Florida State over Connecticut, Kentucky, Arizona, Cincinnati and Kansas.


2005 Roster - By Name

L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* 24 Ben Engstrom          G       6-2   175  So        Libertyville, IL (Libertyville)
*  4 Todd Galloway         G       5-11  178  Jr   **   Baltimore, MD (Notre Dame Academy)
*  2 Antonio Griffin       F       6-6   214  Jr        Compton, CA (Centannial/Scottsdale CC)
* 32 Alexander Johnson     F       6-10  250  So   *    Albany, GA (Dougherty/Bridgton Academy)
* 10 Ralph Mims            G       6-2   200  Fr        Pensacola (Brunswick)
* 21 Jason Rich            G       6-3   185  Fr        Pensacola (Doctor Phillips)
* 54 Anthony Richardson    F       6-7   205  Sr   ***  Raleigh, NC (Leesville Road)
* 25 Diego Romero          F       6-10  240  Jr-R      Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina (Lon Morris JC)
*  3 Isaiah Swann          G       6-1   197  Fr        Rockville, MD (Hargrave Military Academy)
* 12 Al Thornton           F       6-7   208  So   *    Perry, GA (Perry)
* 22 Von Wafer             G       6-5   210  So   *    Homer, LA (Heritage Christian Academy)
* 51 Adam Waleskowski      F       6-8   240  Sr   ***  Kettering, OH (Archbishop Alter)
* 20 Andrew Wilson         G-F     6-6   206  Jr-R **   Kennesaw, GA (Harrison)

2005 Roster - By Number

L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*  2 Antonio Griffin       F       6-6   214  Jr        Compton, CA (Centannial/Scottsdale CC)
*  3 Isaiah Swann          G       6-1   197  Fr        Rockville, MD (Hargrave Military Academy)
*  4 Todd Galloway         G       5-11  178  Jr   **   Baltimore, MD (Notre Dame Academy)
* 10 Ralph Mims            G       6-2   200  Fr        Pensacola (Brunswick)
* 12 Al Thornton           F       6-7   208  So   *    Perry, GA (Perry)
* 20 Andrew Wilson         G-F     6-6   206  Jr-R **   Kennesaw, GA (Harrison)
* 21 Jason Rich            G       6-3   185  Fr        Pensacola (Doctor Phillips)
* 22 Von Wafer             G       6-5   210  So   *    Homer, LA (Heritage Christian Academy)
* 24 Ben Engstrom          G       6-2   175  So        Libertyville, IL (Libertyville)
* 25 Diego Romero          F       6-10  240  Jr-R      Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina (Lon Morris JC)
* 32 Alexander Johnson     F       6-10  250  So   *    Albany, GA (Dougherty/Bridgton Academy)
* 51 Adam Waleskowski      F       6-8   240  Sr   ***  Kettering, OH (Archbishop Alter)
* 54 Anthony Richardson    F       6-7   205  Sr   ***  Raleigh, NC (Leesville Road)

After the season Von Wafer signed with an agent and declared himself eligible for the NBA draft.

2004-05 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sam Cassell              19      G                  Minnesota Timberwolves
Tim Pickett              22      G                  New Orleans Hornets
Bob Sura                  3      G                  Houston Rockets
Charlie Ward             17      G                  Houston Rockets

Noles in the Pros -  4

2005 Schedule and Results

             
GAME DAY
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
NCAA
NIT
FSU
AP
FSU
USA
OPP
AP
OPP
USA
AP
UPI
11/19
Ref
H
TEXAS SOUTHERN
W 71-62
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11/22
Ref
H
TX AM-CORPUS CHRISTI
Corpus Christi Invitational
L 67-70
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11/24
Ref
H
SHAWNEE STATE
Corpus Christi Invitational
W 88-65
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11/27
Ref
N
KENT STATE
Corpus Christi Invitational, Corpus Christi, Tx
L 59-69
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11/28
Ref
N
TEXAS CHRISTIAN
Corpus Christi Invitational, Corpus Christi, Tx
L 70-71
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11/30
Ref
A
MINNESOTA
ACC-Big Ten Challenge
W 70-69
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/04
Ref
A
MISSISSIPPI
W 69-64
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/12
Ref
H
FL INTERNATIONAL
L 60-65
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/16
Ref
H
SOUTH ALABAMA
W 83-52
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/19
Ref
A
MARYLAND
OT
L 88-90
 
3
 
 
23
19
 
 
12/21
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE
W 101-57
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/23
Ref
H
STETSON
W 71-61
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/30
Ref
N
LOUISIANA STATE
Sugar Bowl Tournament, New Orleans, La
L 50-67
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/02
Ref
H
FLORIDA
W 82-69
 
 
 
 
 
 
16
24
01/08
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH
W 77-70
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/12
Ref
H
CLEMSON
L 54-56
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/15
Ref
A
MIAMI
L 63-64
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/18
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
OT
W 91-83
 
 
 
 
3
3
5
11
01/22
Ref
H
DUKE
L 56-88
 
 
 
 
4
4
3
7
01/26
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 70-64
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22
02/02
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH
L 61-64
 
 
 
 
25
23
25
 
02/06
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA
L 60-81
1
 
 
 
2
2
2
1
02/09
Ref
A
VIRGINIA
L 55-56
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/12
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST
L 48-87
 
 
 
 
6
6
5
11
02/15
Ref
A
MASSACHUSETTS
L 68-78
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/20
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH
L 75-76
 
 
 
 
 
 
25
 
02/22
Ref
H
MIAMI
L 49-65
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/27
Ref
A
CLEMSON
L 74-83
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/03
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
L 76-91
1
 
 
 
2
2
2
1
03/06
Ref
H
VIRGINIA
W 68-63
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/10
Ref
N
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
ACC, Washington, DC
L 54-70
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22
Conference games in bold

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS    12-19    9- 7    3- 8    0- 4
VS ACC            4-12    3- 5    1- 7    0- 0
AGAINST TOP 25    1- 6    1- 2    0- 4    0- 0

2005 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  NORTH CAROLINA       14- 2    33- 4 
 2  WAKE FOREST          13- 3    27- 6 
 3  DUKE                 11- 5    27- 6 
 4t GEORGIA TECH          8- 8    20-12 
 4t VIRGINIA TECH         8- 8    16-14 
 6t NORTH CAROLINA STATE  7- 9    21-14 
 6t MIAMI                 7- 9    16-13 
 6t MARYLAND              7- 9    19-13 
 9  CLEMSON               5-11    16-16 
10t VIRGINIA              4-12    14-15 
10t FLORIDA STATE         4-12    12-19 

2005 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Washington, DC
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
03/10/2005  (9)CLEMSON 84, (8)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 72           Round 1
03/10/2005  (7)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 70, (10)FLORIDA STATE 54    Round 1
03/10/2005  (11)VIRGINIA 66, (6)MIAMI 65                        Round 1
03/11/2005  (1)NORTH CAROLINA 88, (9)CLEMSON 81                 Round 2
03/11/2005  (5)GEORGIA TECH 73, (4)VIRGINIA TECH 54             Round 2
03/11/2005  (7)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 81, (2)WAKE FOREST 65       Round 2
03/11/2005  (3)DUKE 76, (11)VIRGINIA 64                         Round 2
03/12/2005  (5)GEORGIA TECH 78, (1)NORTH CAROLINA 75            Round 3
03/12/2005  (3)DUKE 76, (7)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 69              Round 3
03/13/2005  (3)DUKE 69, (5)GEORGIA TECH 64                      Round 4

2004-05 - 30 Point Club

Name Date Opponent FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Von Wafer 01/18/2005 WAKE FOREST 10 18 7 12 3 3 30

2004-05 - 15 Rebound Club

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

2004-05 - 10 Assist Club

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

2004-05 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
====================================================================================================================================
Von Wafer            29 22  758  124  284 .437   65 164 .396   49  68 .721  362 12.5      5  68   73  2.5  33  0   48   49    8   30
Al Thornton          29  4  522  101  186 .543    4  14 .286   57 106 .538  263  9.1     48  80  128  4.4  69  3   20   40   18   14
Adam Waleskowski     31  8  672   90  183 .492   21  50 .420   58  78 .744  259  8.4     42  94  136  4.4  76  3   25   61   14   19
Alexander Johnson    30 29  525   76  167 .455    3   9 .333   50  87 .575  205  6.8     45  83  128  4.3  84  2   16   69   16   23
Todd Galloway        31 31  804   65  151 .430   29  81 .358   31  47 .660  190  6.1      5  58   63  2.0  65  1   92   73    2   35
Anthony Richardson   29  8  452   67  132 .508   14  43 .326   37  45 .822  185  6.4     30  72  102  3.5  27  0   21   28   16   14
Jason Rich           30 11  584   64  156 .410    6  27 .222   29  41 .707  163  5.4     22  39   61  2.0  57  1   46   35    7   22
Isaiah Swann         31  0  513   58  139 .417   17  51 .333   28  37 .757  161  5.2     11  49   60  1.9  68  1   62   80    3   24
Diego Romero         31 14  441   40   83 .482    6  17 .353   31  55 .564  117  3.8     26  52   78  2.5  41  1   12   26    8   10
Andrew Wilson        31 28  652   34   96 .354   27  76 .355   14  19 .737  109  3.5     29  42   71  2.3  57  2   27   15    1    6
Ralph Mims           29  0  268   24   69 .348    5  20 .250   29  34 .853   82  2.8     10  26   36  1.2  18  0   20   14    3   18
Antonio Griffin       9  0   50   11   22 .500    3   5 .600    3   9 .333   28  3.1      2   5    7  0.8   5  0    3    2    4    1
Ben Engstrom          5  0    9    2    3 .667    0   0 .000    0   0 .000    4  0.8      0   0    0  0.0   0  0    2    0    0    0
Team                                                                                     34  51   85        1            4
====================================================================================================================================
FSU                  31          756 1671 .452  200 557 .359  416 626 .665 2128 68.6    309 719 1028 33.2 601 14  394  496  100  216
Opp                  31          746 1736 .430  229 677 .338  449 667 .673 2170 70.0    368 703 1071 34.5 599 19  402  454   97  251

2004-05 Game Stats

FLORIDA STATE 71, TEXAS SOUTHERN 62
11/19/2004, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State newcomers Diego Romero and Ralph Mims combined for 35 points in a season-opening 71-62 victory Friday over Texas Southern.

Romero, a junior college transfer playing his first game in two seasons, scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Seminoles (1-0). Mims, a freshman guard, added 17 points and seven rebounds.

Two free throws by Sean Walker pulled Texas Southern to within 71-67 with 4:28 to play, before Mims finished off a 5-0 run for the Seminoles. His driving layup with 46 seconds to play for a 66-57 lead finished off the Tigers (0-1).

Romero connected on 5 of 6 shots from the floor and 7 of 11 from the free throw line, and freshman point guard Isaiah Swann added eight points for the Seminoles.

Walker led Texas Southern with 18 points.

Florida State threatened to run away with the game midway through the second half, opening up a 50-36 lead. The Tigers countered with 11 unanswered points, capped by Justin Wilson's 3-pointer, to get within 50-47, but the Tigers could never get closer.

Wilson finished with 14 points and six rebounds, while Mike Sneed had 10 points and seven rebounds.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  28   2   4    0    1   0   0   4      0    1   1  1   2  1   0   2
20 Andrew Wilson         g  27   1   7    1    6   1   4   4      1    1   2  3   1  0   0   0
25 Diego Romero          f  30   5   6    1    1   7  11  18      3    6   9  2   0  3   2   0
32 Alexander Johnson     f  14   1   6    0    1   1   5   3      1    5   6  2   0  4   0   1
54 Anthony Richardson    f  19   1   4    0    1   0   0   2      3    2   5  0   0  1   0   0
 2 Antonio Griffin          10   2   5    0    0   0   0   4      0    1   1  1   1  0   1   0
 3 Isaiah Swann             12   2   4    0    1   4   4   8      0    1   1  2   1  3   0   0
10 Ralph Mims               24   6  10    2    4   3   4  17      2    5   7  1   1  0   0   1
12 Al Thornton              19   2   3    0    0   2   4   6      2    4   6  1   0  2   2   2
51 Adam Waleskowski         17   2   6    0    1   1   2   5      1    4   5  3   0  2   0   1
   Team                                                           2    1   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  24  55    4   16  19  34  71     15   31  46 16   6 16   5   7
   Opp                     200  24  68    6   30   8  11  62     15   23  38 27   3 13   4  10


  1 2 Total
TEXAS SOUTHERN
26
36
62
FLORIDA STATE
33
38
71
Attendance: 7,011

TX AM-CORPUS CHRISTI 70, FLORIDA STATE 67
11/22/2004, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Corpus Christi Invitational From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Travis Bailey's 3-pointer with 27 seconds to play broke a 65-all tie and his two free throws with four seconds left lifted Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to a 70-67 upset of Florida State on Monday night.

Florida State guard Todd Galloway's desperation 3-pointer as the final horn sounded bounced out of the rim, sealing the victory.

Bailey, one of four senior starters for the Division I independent Islanders (2-0), scored a career-high 29 points. It was the first win over an Atlantic Coast Conference team for the six-year old program, and arguably its biggest.

The Seminoles (1-1) scored the final 11 points to close the first half for a 36-32 lead, but couldn't sustain that momentum. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi opened the second half with a 13-2 run as Florida State missed its first seven shots.

After trailing by as many as eight points, the Seminoles got back in the game behind Al Thornton's 15 points. FSU took its only lead of the second half at 61-60 with 4:22 to play on a pair of Von Wafer free throws.

A pair of free throws by Josh Ervin and Seth Engelken's 3-pointer gave the Islanders a 65-61 lead. Andrew Wilson tipped in a Thornton miss to tie the game at 65 before Bailey finished off the Seminoles.

Diego Romero, Galloway and Wafer each scored 10 points for the Seminoles, expected to be an NCAA contender in their second season under Leonard Hamilton.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  31   4   6    2    3   0   1  10      0    1   1  2   2  4   0   4
20 Andrew Wilson         g  27   1   2    0    1   0   0   2      1    2   3  2   3  2   0   0
22 Von Wafer             g  21   2   7    2    5   4   4  10      0    2   2  2   0  2   1   0
25 Diego Romero          f  33   3   8    1    1   3   4  10      3    2   5  3   0  2   0   2
32 Alexander Johnson     f   9   2   2    0    0   0   1   4      0    2   2  4   0  2   0   0
 3 Isaiah Swann              9   1   4    1    2   0   0   3      0    3   3  1   1  2   0   1
10 Ralph Mims               22   1   4    0    2   4   4   6      0    0   0  0   4  0   0   1
12 Al Thornton              25   5  10    0    1   5   9  15      2    3   5  3   1  2   1   0
21 Jason Rich               10   1   2    0    1   0   0   2      0    1   1  1   0  0   0   0
51 Adam Waleskowski         13   2   7    1    2   0   0   5      2    0   2  2   1  1   0   0
   Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  52    7   18  16  23  67      9   17  26 20  12 17   2   8
   Opp                     200  24  49    9   16  13  19  70     10   23  33 21  14 21   5   8


  1 2 Total
TX AM-CORPUS CHRISTI
32
38
70
FLORIDA STATE
36
31
67
Attendance: 5,587

FLORIDA STATE 88, SHAWNEE STATE 65
11/24/2004, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Corpus Christi Invitational From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Adam Waleskowski hit two free throws and a jumper to ignite a 20-4 scoring run to close the first half as Florida State pulled away from Shawnee State for an 88-65 victory on Wednesday night.

Alexander Johnson scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while Waleskowski and Von Wafer added 10 points each for the Seminoles (2-1), who were coming off a Monday night loss to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Shawnee State (2-3), an NAIA school from Ohio, led 20-19 with 7:42 to play in the first half but couldn't keep pace. The Bears turned the ball over 20 times and were outscored 42-22 in the paint.

Adam Davenport led Shawnee State with 16 points and nine rebounds.

Florida State pushed its lead to 20 points six minutes into the second half and the Bears never got closer than 12. Nine Seminoles scored at least six points, led by the freshmen guard trio of Isaiah Swann, Ralph Mims and Jason Rich, who combined for 10 assists and 21 points on 7-of-13 shooting.

The two teams were paired in the second-round of the six-team Corpus Christi Challenge, which continues this weekend in Texas. Florida State will meet Kent State on Saturday and close the round-robin event Sunday against TCU.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  16   3   4    2    2   0   0   8      0    1   1  0   2  1   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson         g  12   1   1    1    1   0   0   3      1    0   1  1   1  0   0   0
22 Von Wafer             g  22   4   8    1    5   1   4  10      0    4   4  2   0  2   1   3
25 Diego Romero          f  12   2   2    1    1   0   1   5      0    2   2  0   0  0   1   0
32 Alexander Johnson     f  24   7   9    0    0   0   0  14      2    7   9  2   3  4   1   1
 2 Antonio Griffin           6   1   3    0    0   0   2   2      0    0   0  1   1  0   0   1
 3 Isaiah Swann             20   1   2    0    0   4   4   6      0    1   1  3   6  1   0   1
10 Ralph Mims               15   3   4    0    0   1   2   7      2    1   3  1   0  1   1   2
12 Al Thornton              18   2   3    0    0   2   4   6      1    2   3  2   2  0   0   0
21 Jason Rich               17   3   7    0    1   2   2   8      1    0   1  0   4  0   0   2
24 Ben Engstrom              2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
51 Adam Waleskowski         17   4   6    0    0   2   2  10      3    2   5  1   3  2   0   1
54 Anthony Richardson       19   4  10    1    3   0   0   9      1    1   2  2   1  1   1   2
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  35  59    6   13  12  21  88     11   21  32 15  23 12   5  13
   Opp                     200  22  55    9   22  12  22  65     14   19  33 20  10 20   1   6


  1 2 Total
SHAWNEE STATE
24
41
65
FLORIDA STATE
39
49
88
Attendance: 4,650

KENT STATE 69, FLORIDA STATE 59
11/27/2004, Corpus Christi Invitational, Corpus Christi, Tx From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - Armon Gates and DeAndre Haynes scored 14 points apiece to lead Kent State to a 69-59 win over Florida State in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times Challenge on Saturday night.

Kent State (3-2) led throughout despite struggling from the field with 33 percent shooting in the second half. Kevin Warzynski scored 13 points, Jason Edwin had 12 and Scott Cutley added 11 points and seven rebounds for the Golden Flashes.

Jason Rich led Florida State (2-2) with 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting, and Adam Waleskowski and Isaiah Swann each scored 10 points. Swann also added six assists and four steals.

Kent State led 38-32 at halftime.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  14   1   4    1    3   0   0   3      0    0   0  2   1  0   0   1
20 Andrew Wilson         f  11   0   2    0    2   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  1   0   1
22 Von Wafer             g  30   3  13    1    7   0   1   7      0    2   2  1   0  2   0   0
25 Diego Romero          f  18   4   4    0    0   0   1   8      1    4   5  1   0  1   1   0
32 Alexander Johnson     f  12   2   2    0    0   0   0   4      1    1   2  3   1  2   0   0
 3 Isaiah Swann             24   4   7    0    1   2   2  10      0    2   2  3   6  3   1   4
10 Ralph Mims               12   0   3    0    0   0   0   0      0    2   2  0   2  1   0   1
12 Al Thornton              17   1   5    0    0   0   0   2      1    5   6  2   0  1   0   1
21 Jason Rich               24   5   7    1    2   0   0  11      0    0   0  2   4  2   0   0
51 Adam Waleskowski         25   4   5    0    0   2   4  10      1    3   4  2   0  1   0   0
54 Anthony Richardson       13   2   4    0    2   0   0   4      0    1   1  2   2  1   0   1
   Team                                                           3    2   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  26  56    3   17   4   8  59      7   23  30 18  16 15   2   9
   Opp                     200  24  58    7   27  14  17  69     13   26  39 14  15 15   1   8


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
32
27
59
KENT STATE
38
31
69
Attendance: 500

TEXAS CHRISTIAN 71, FLORIDA STATE 70
11/28/2004, Corpus Christi Invitational, Corpus Christi, Tx From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - Nile Murry put TCU ahead for good with a free throw in the last 38 seconds of the second half to give the team a 71-70 win over Florida State on Sunday in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times Challenge.

Marcus Shropshire led TCU (4-2) with 17 points. Judson Stubbs had 14 points.

At the half, Florida State (2-3) had the lead, 33-29. TCU shot 39 percent from the field, compared to Florida State's 48 percent.

Alexander Johnson and Isaiah Swann led Florida State with 9 points each. Al Thornton scored 8 points for the team.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  27   3   5    0    1   2   2   8      0    0   0  3   3  5   1   1
20 Andrew Wilson         f  24   1   3    1    2   0   0   3      0    2   2  0   2  0   0   0
22 Von Wafer             g  20   2   6    1    5   1   1   6      0    1   1  4   2  1   0   1
25 Diego Romero          f  21   1   2    0    1   4   6   6      2    3   5  3   1  3   0   1
32 Alexander Johnson     f  22   3   8    0    0   3   5   9      1    7   8  2   0  3   0   1
 2 Antonio Griffin           1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   0
 3 Isaiah Swann             14   3   4    1    2   2   2   9      0    5   5  1   1  2   0   2
10 Ralph Mims               15   2   4    1    2   2   2   7      1    3   4  2   3  2   0   1
12 Al Thornton              11   4   4    0    0   0   0   8      0    0   0  4   0  0   3   0
21 Jason Rich               17   1   4    1    3   0   0   3      0    1   1  0   1  2   0   0
51 Adam Waleskowski         16   1   4    0    0   3   4   5      1    5   6  4   0  1   1   0
54 Anthony Richardson       12   2   4    0    1   2   3   6      0    3   3  0   1  3   2   0
   Team                                                           1    2   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  48    5   17  19  25  70      7   32  39 23  14 22   7   7
   Opp                     200  22  56   11   25  16  27  71     10   22  32 25  19 18   0   4


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
33
37
70
TEXAS CHRISTIAN
29
42
71
Attendance: 500

FLORIDA STATE 70, MINNESOTA 69
11/30/2004, MINNEAPOLIS, MN, ACC-Big Ten Challenge From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Von Wafer had 19 points and Florida State used a 16-0 run late in the second half to beat Minnesota 70-69 on Tuesday night in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

The Seminoles (3-3) trailed by 14 point with 7 minutes to play. Todd Galloway's 3-pointer from the corner with 2:05 to play put the Seminoles ahead 65-63, their first lead since 2-0.

Minnesota's Jeff Hagen tied the score at 65 with 1:51 to play, but Wafer hit a 3-pointer 20 seconds later to put the Seminoles back on top.

After a free throw by Vincent Grier, the Golden Gophers forced a turnover but Grier missed a long jump shot and Al Thornton hit a fastbreak layup to seal the win for Florida State.

Grier scored 23 points to lead Minnesota (2-3), while Dan Coleman added 14 and Aaron Robinson 11.

Grier, a junior forward who entered the night leading the Big Ten in scoring at 19 points per game, scored in streaks from all over the court. The Gophers fed off his energy to take control early. He scored 13 points in the first 12 minutes of the game, hitting three 3-pointers and two shots inside the paint, as Minnesota built a double-digit lead.

Grier helped the Gophers pull away in the second half, scoring seven points in 1:40 span to build a 59-47 lead with 11:30 to play.

However, the Gophers went 5 minutes without scoring.

Thornton scored 12 points for the Seminoles, while Galloway added 10.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  26   3   5    2    3   2   3  10      1    0   1  1   3  3   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson         g  22   2   3    2    3   0   0   6      0    3   3  2   2  0   0   0
22 Von Wafer             g  32   6  10    3    5   4   5  19      0    2   2  2   4  3   1   3
25 Diego Romero          f  27   3   6    0    1   0   0   6      3    3   6  0   0  2   0   2
32 Alexander Johnson     f  15   1   5    0    0   0   0   2      1    2   3  4   0  3   1   0
 3 Isaiah Swann             15   2   6    0    1   2   2   6      0    0   0  0   1  0   0   1
10 Ralph Mims               10   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  1   1  0   0   0
12 Al Thornton              15   6   8    0    0   0   1  12      2    2   4  1   1  2   0   0
21 Jason Rich                7   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   1  0   0   1
24 Ben Engstrom              0   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   1  0   0   0
51 Adam Waleskowski         17   2   4    1    1   0   0   5      0    3   3  2   1  3   2   1
54 Anthony Richardson       14   2   4    0    1   0   0   4      0    1   1  0   0  0   1   1
   Team                                                           1    3   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  53    8   15   8  11  70      8   20  28 14  15 16   5   9
   Opp                     200  26  59   10   21   7   9  69     13   20  33 13  12 15   4   9


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
38
32
70
MINNESOTA
41
28
69
Attendance: 9,081

FLORIDA STATE 69, MISSISSIPPI 64
12/04/2004, OXFORD, MS From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

OXFORD, MS - Mississippi had its opportunity and Jason Rich took it away.

Rich scored 12 points, including a layup on a steal in the final 12 seconds Saturday to lift Florida State to a 69-64 win over Ole Miss.

Rich, a freshman reserve, scored seven of the final eight points for Florida State (4-3), who nearly squandered a 16-point second-half lead.

"I thought the first half was the best half we've played this year. We lost our focus in the second half, but that had more to do with Mississippi and their defense, plus their shooting on the perimeter," Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. "This is one of the tough places in America to get a road win and we're fortunate to get one."

Ole Miss (2-4) had an opportunity to tie the game on the final possession, but Rich forced the turnover and quickly converted the layup that sealed it.

"He's a gifted player," Hamilton said.

"What he did in the final eight minutes doesn't surprise me because that's the type of player he is. Obviously, he made the big play when we needed it."

Alexander Johnson also had 12 points for the Seminoles. Anthony Richardson added 10 points for Florida State, all coming in the first half.

Londrick Nolen and Justin Johnson had 14 points apiece, while Tommie Eddie added 13 and a game-high nine rebounds for Ole Miss.

The Rebels rallied from a 47-31 deficit with 17:46 remaining, but failed on four possessions with an opportunity to tie or take the lead in the final seven minutes.

"We're close. We've lost two close games (Arkansas State and Florida State) when we've come from behind with a chance to win it," Mississippi coach Rod Barnes said. "It's tough, but it's clear that we're still getting better. There were opportunities in the first half to fold the tent and we didn't. But we had a chance to win the game and we didn't."

Florida State led 44-28 at halftime as Todd Galloway and Richardson had eight points apiece. Galloway hit three consecutive shots, including a pair of 3-pointers as the Seminoles snapped an early 4-4 tie with a 10-0 run that gave them a lead they never surrendered.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  20   3   5    2    3   0   0   8      0    0   0  0   3  4   0   1
20 Andrew Wilson         g  22   1   1    1    1   0   0   3      0    3   3  1   1  1   0   0
22 Von Wafer             g  25   3   5    1    2   1   4   8      0    0   0  2   4  1   0   1
25 Diego Romero          f  16   2   4    0    1   1   1   5      0    1   1  1   0  2   0   0
32 Alexander Johnson     f  23   5   6    0    0   2   4  12      0    7   7  1   0  4   1   1
 3 Isaiah Swann             20   1   2    1    1   0   0   3      0    3   3  1   6  2   1   1
10 Ralph Mims                3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
12 Al Thornton              19   2   8    0    0   1   4   5      3    1   4  2   1  1   1   2
21 Jason Rich               15   5   6    1    1   1   2  12      1    0   1  2   0  0   1   1
51 Adam Waleskowski         21   1   4    1    3   0   0   3      1    4   5  3   0  3   2   1
54 Anthony Richardson       16   3   5    0    1   4   4  10      3    1   4  0   1  0   0   0
   Team                                                                5   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  26  46    7   13  10  19  69      8   25  33 13  16 18   6   8
   Opp                     200  24  62    9   31   7  12  64     15   18  33 19  13 13   1   6


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
44
25
69
MISSISSIPPI
28
36
64
Attendance: 2,488

FL INTERNATIONAL 65, FLORIDA STATE 60
12/12/2004, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Jayce Lewis' 3-pointer with 1:51 to play gave Florida International the lead and Ismael N'Diaye sank five free throws in the final 30 seconds in a 65-60 upset of Florida State.

N'Diaye, playing with a stress fracture in his right foot, scored a career-high 22 points to lead the Golden Panthers (5-3) to their first victory over the Seminoles in eight attempts. It was also FIU's first victory over an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent.

Florida State (4-4) rallied from a 40-25 second-half deficit to take a 52-51 lead on a pair of Alexander Johnson free throws with 6:10 to play.

FIU regained the lead on three free throws from Junior Matias, but Andrew Wilson countered with a 3-pointer and Isaiah Swann's 15-foot jumper gave the Seminoles a 57-54 lead.

The Golden Panthers closed out the game by outscoring the Seminoles 11-2, aided by a commanding 41-31 rebound advantage.

Matias contributed 15 points for FIU. Johnson led the Seminoles with 11 points and Anthony Richardson added 10.

Leading 24-22 at the half, FIU opened the second half with a 16-3 run, fueled by 10 points from N'Diaye. A pair of Matias free throws gave the Golden Panthers their largest lead with 14:08 to play as the Seminoles didn't score their first field goal of the second half until Johnson's tip-in with 13:48 to play.

Florida State came into the game shooting 49 percent from the floor, but missed 32 of 49 shots (34.7 percent) against FIU's relentless man-to-man defense.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  16   1   3    1    2   2   4   5      0    0   0  0   2  1   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson         g  20   1   2    1    2   0   0   3      2    1   3  3   1  0   0   0
21 Jason Rich            g  28   2   9    1    4   2   4   7      0    0   0  2   1  3   1   2
25 Diego Romero          f  15   1   2    0    1   2   2   4      0    2   2  5   1  2   0   0
32 Alexander Johnson     f  21   4   6    0    0   3   6  11      3    2   5  3   0  4   0   2
 3 Isaiah Swann             24   3   7    0    1   2   4   8      1    3   4  4   2  1   0   1
10 Ralph Mims               17   0   3    0    1   3   4   3      2    2   4  2   0  1   0   1
12 Al Thornton              15   2   6    0    1   0   3   4      3    1   4  3   1  0   0   0
51 Adam Waleskowski         27   1   6    0    1   3   5   5      1    4   5  5   0  1   1   1
54 Anthony Richardson       17   2   5    1    2   5   6  10      1    2   3  1   1  0   0   2
   Team                                                           1        1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  17  49    4   15  22  38  60     14   17  31 28   9 13   2   9
   Opp                     200  16  44    4   16  29  41  65     16   25  41 31   9 20   1   6


  1 2 Total
FL INTERNATIONAL
24
41
65
FLORIDA STATE
22
38
60
Attendance: 5,642

FLORIDA STATE 83, SOUTH ALABAMA 52
12/16/2004, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Reserve senior forward Adam Waleskowski scored a career-high 24 points as Florida State pulled away from South Alabama in the second half Thursday for its most lopsided victory of the season, 83-52.

The Seminoles (5-4) opened a 45-33 lead with 15:05 to play on a Waleskowski three-point play and followed with a 9-0 run.

South Alabama (3-5) came into the game allowing just 61 points on average, but trailed 62-38 with 8:54 left in the game. The Seminoles connected on 30 of 55 shot attempts - 19 of 31 in the second half - and out-rebounded the Jaguars 48-25.

Al Thornton contributed 12 points off the bench as the Florida State reserves accounted for 53 points in all. Starters Jason Rich and Alexander Johnson had 11 and 10, respectively, for the Seminoles.

Carlos Smith led the Jaguars with 13 points and Richard Law added 11. Their leading scorer, Mario Jointer, managed just eight points on 2 of 13 shooting.

South Alabama led 18-17 with 6:41 to play in the first half following a Jointer 3-pointer, but the Seminoles used a 15-5 run to close the half for a 32-23 lead. The Jaguars managed just one field goal in the first after Jointer's go-ahead basket.

The Seminoles out-rebounded the Jaguars 22-11 at the half and outscored the visitors 12-4 in the paint. South Alabama missed 18 of 25 before the break.

Florida State held a decided 19-10 advantage in bench scoring, led by 11 from Waleskowski.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  16   1   3    1    2   0   1   3      0    3   3  4   2  3   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson         g  18   1   3    1    3   0   0   3      2    4   6  2   0  2   0   0
21 Jason Rich            g  21   4   6    0    1   3   3  11      1    1   2  1   2  0   0   1
25 Diego Romero          f  21   0   5    0    0   3   4   3      2    5   7  1   0  0   0   0
32 Alexander Johnson     f  17   3   5    0    1   4   6  10      3    4   7  4   2  2   0   1
 2 Antonio Griffin           4   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      1    0   1  1   0  1   0   0
 3 Isaiah Swann             22   2   4    0    1   2   5   6      0    2   2  4   4  5   0   0
10 Ralph Mims               15   2   4    0    1   0   1   4      0    2   2  0   3  1   1   1
12 Al Thornton              13   5   6    0    0   2   4  12      2    5   7  2   1  2   0   1
22 Von Wafer                23   1   4    0    2   1   2   3      1    3   4  2   3  1   0   0
24 Ben Engstrom              1   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
51 Adam Waleskowski         29   9  12    4    5   2   3  24      2    4   6  3   0  4   1   1
   Team                                                           1        1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  30  55    6   16  17  29  83     15   33  48 24  17 21   2   5
   Opp                     200  17  58    7   22  11  20  52     10   15  25 27   7 15   1   9


  1 2 Total
SOUTH ALABAMA
23
29
52
FLORIDA STATE
32
51
83
Attendance: 4,784

MARYLAND 90, FLORIDA STATE 88
12/19/2004, COLLEGE PARK, MD, OT From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - John Gilchrist made two free throws with 6.6 seconds left in overtime to cap a 21-point, 13-rebound performance, and No. 23 Maryland opened defense of its Atlantic Coast Conference title by squeezing past Florida State 90-88 Sunday night.

Gilchrist's two free throws snapped a tie, and the Terrapins (6-2) held on after having blown a 13-point lead. Six Maryland players scored in double figures, including D.J. Strawberry, who had five of his 11 points in overtime.

Adam Waleskowski led the Seminoles (5-5) with 23 points, a worthy encore to his career-high 24-point performance against South Alabama on Thursday. But Florida State committed 25 turnovers in losing its 25th consecutive ACC road game.

Maryland opened its league schedule last season by losing at Florida State and went 7-9 in the conference before winning the ACC tournament for the first time since 1984. For a while, it appeared as if the Terrapins would again drop their league opener.

The Seminoles score the first two baskets in overtime, but Strawberry answered with three free throws in six attempts, then scored off a steal to put Maryland up 85-84.

Von Wafer scored on a tip-in for FSU before Mike Jones hit a 3-pointer for Maryland, his only points of the game.

After Jason Rich hit a jumper to tie it, Gilchrist made two free throws. But the victory wasn't ensured until a 3-point attempt by Wafer bounced off the rim.

The Terrapins led by seven at halftime and 59-46 with 14:28 left, but Florida State used a 12-3 run to take its first lead, 79-78 with 1:38 left. The game went into overtime tied at 80 after Maryland's Nik Caner-Medley missed badly on a baseline jumper at the end of regulation.

Gilchrist, a junior guard, recorded his second career double-double and led the Terrapins with eight assists.

FSU trailed by nine points before Waleskowski made a 3-pointer, two free throws and a layup in a 7-1 run that made it 66-63. Chris McCray then made two foul shots and Caner-Medley added a three-point play to ignite a 9-4 spurt that put Maryland up 75-67 with 5:28 left.

But the lead wouldn't last, in part because the Terrapins failed to make a field goal over the final 3:22 of regulation.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  17   1   5    0    3   0   0   2      0    1   1  3   1  1   0   1
20 Andrew Wilson         f  25   3   5    1    2   1   1   8      3    1   4  5   3  1   0   0
21 Jason Rich            g  31   3   9    0    1   3   3   9      1    3   4  2   1  2   1   1
25 Diego Romero          f   9   0   3    0    0   2   2   2      1    1   2  1   1  1   0   1
32 Alexander Johnson     c  20   2   4    0    0   2   2   6      2    2   4  3   1  4   2   0
 3 Isaiah Swann             29   5  11    2    3   0   0  12      1    2   3  4   1  6   0   1
10 Ralph Mims                4   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  1   0   0
12 Al Thornton              28   5  10    0    1   6  13  16      7    6  13  4   0  3   0   1
22 Von Wafer                28   3  10    0    3   2   2   8      0    6   6  0   1  4   2   0
51 Adam Waleskowski         33   8  12    2    2   5   9  23      4   10  14  4   2  2   0   2
54 Anthony Richardson        1   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1    3   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 225  31  71    5   15  21  32  88     21   35  56 26  11 25   5   7
   Opp                     225  30  75    4   18  26  37  90     16   28  44 26  17 15   8  12


  1 2 OT Total
FLORIDA STATE
35
45
8
88
MARYLAND
42
38
10
90
Attendance: 17,950

FLORIDA STATE 101, JACKSONVILLE 57
12/21/2004, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Von Wafer scored 17 and Alexander Johnson had 16 as five Florida State players scored in double figures to lead the Seminoles over Jacksonville 101-57 Tuesday night.

Forward Anthony Richardson had 11 rebounds and 10 points for the host team. Guard Ralph Mims had six steals to go with his 11 points. Forward Antonio Griffin scored 14 off the bench.

After Jacksonville (4-4) pulled within two at 29-27 on Haminn Quaintance jumper from the elbow, Florida State closed the first half with an 18-2 run over the final 4:51 to lead 46-29 at halftime.

The Seminoles scored the first 12 points of the second half and led by as many as 47 on its way to its first 100-point game since a 111-108 overtime loss to Georgia Tech on Feb. 11, 1999.

The Seminoles (6-5) turned a back-and-forth game to their favor for good with an Anthony Richardson basket with 9:26 left in the first half.

The lead was exchanged twice and tied six times before that basket.

Forward Antonio Cool had 12 points and Mario Brown had 11 points in his first start for the Dolphins.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  19   3   5    0    2   0   0   6      0    2   2  0   4  2   0   2
20 Andrew Wilson         g  14   0   2    0    2   0   0   0      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   0
21 Jason Rich            g  17   4   7    0    0   0   0   8      1    3   4  1   4  0   0   3
25 Diego Romero          f  21   2   2    0    0   0   0   4      2    1   3  4   3  2   1   1
32 Alexander Johnson     f  21   5  11    0    1   6   9  16      0    3   3  2   0  1   2   2
 2 Antonio Griffin          11   5   7    3    3   1   2  14      0    1   1  2   1  1   0   0
 3 Isaiah Swann             17   2   5    0    1   0   0   4      0    2   2  3   4  2   1   0
10 Ralph Mims               23   3   6    1    2   4   5  11      0    1   1  1   3  0   0   6
22 Von Wafer                20   7  10    3    6   0   0  17      0    2   2  0   1  1   0   1
24 Ben Engstrom              4   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  0   1  0   0   0
51 Adam Waleskowski         17   4   5    1    1   0   0   9      2    1   3  1   2  1   0   1
54 Anthony Richardson       16   4   8    0    1   2   2  10      4    7  11  1   1  0   0   1
   Team                                                           1    2   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  40  69    8   19  13  18 101     11   25  36 15  24 10   4  17
   Opp                     200  20  51    6   28  11  21  57     12   21  33 13  10 27   2   3


  1 2 Total
JACKSONVILLE
29
28
57
FLORIDA STATE
46
55
101
Attendance: 4,758

FLORIDA STATE 71, STETSON 61
12/23/2004, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Von Wafer scored a career-high 22 points and Anthony Richardson added 16 points and 10 rebounds as Florida State beat Stetson 71-61 on Thursday night.

Struggling to find a rhythm against Stetson's zone defense, the Seminoles (7-5) managed to get their third win in four games.

The Hatters (2-5) stayed close behind on the shooting of Anthony Register. Register scored all of his team-high 17 points in the second half, including nine of the Hatters final 15 points.

Wafer, 6-of-12 on 3-point attempts, gave the Seminoles a 65-51 lead with a pair of free throws and 2:41 to play. Register followed with a 3-pointer and two free throws, and E.J. Gordon's layup got Stetson within 65-58 with 1:50 to go.

Adam Waleskowski added 13 points for the Seminoles. E.J. Gordon scored 15 points for the Hatters and Borislav Djordjic added 10 for Stetson, which has lost four of its last five games.

Stetson led 22-21 with 5:20 to play in the first half following a pair of Will Holloman free throws before Florida State went on a 15-5 run to close the half for a 36-27 lead.

The Seminoles regained the lead on a Wafer layup and he added a 3-pointer to lead the surge. Guard Todd Galloway provided a big lift, feeding Antonio Griffin for a dunk, drawing a charge which led to Wafer's 3-pointer. Galloway followed up with a 3-pointer as the Seminoles pushed their lead to 32-24.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  24   2   5    1    2   0   0   5      0    3   3  3   3  1   0   2
20 Andrew Wilson         g  24   2   6    1    5   0   0   5      2    1   3  2   1  2   0   1
21 Jason Rich            g  18   0   4    0    1   3   4   3      1    0   1  4   1  2   0   0
25 Diego Romero          f  13   1   3    0    1   1   4   3      0    4   4  2   0  1   0   0
51 Adam Waleskowski      f  37   4   8    0    2   5   5  13      1    4   5  3   0  2   2   0
 2 Antonio Griffin           3   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  0   0  0   1   0
 3 Isaiah Swann             15   0   4    0    1   2   2   2      0    2   2  3   1  5   0   1
10 Ralph Mims                6   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   0
22 Von Wafer                33   7  14    6   12   2   2  22      0    2   2  1   6  0   1   0
54 Anthony Richardson       27   6   7    0    0   4   6  16      4    6  10  1   1  3   0   0
   Team                                                                2   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  54    8   24  17  23  71      9   24  33 19  13 16   4   4
   Opp                     200  20  49    7   20  14  18  61      8   21  29 24   7 18   1   9


  1 2 Total
STETSON
27
34
61
FLORIDA STATE
36
35
71
Attendance: 4,762

LOUISIANA STATE 67, FLORIDA STATE 50
12/30/2004, Sugar Bowl Tournament, New Orleans, La From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Tack Minor scored a career-high 23 points and dished out 9 assists to help LSU beat Florida State 67-50 Thursday night in the Sugar Bowl Classic.

The Tigers (6-3) were coming off two straight losses and trying to avoid the first three-game December losing streak since Dale Brown's final season as coach in 1996.

Florida State (7-6) had won three of its last four games outrebounding its opponents and outscoring them by an average of 20.8 points per game.

The Seminoles came nowhere near those marks against the Tigers, shooting 41 percent from the field and being outrebounded by LSU 42-30. Florida State also had 16 turnovers.

It was the sixth time this season that Minor has scored in double figures. Antonio Hudson scored 18 for LSU.

Florida State was led by Jason Rich with 10 points.

While LSU's up-tempo offense has put the Tigers at the top of the Southeastern Conference in scoring, the defense has given up at least 79 points in each of the last three games.

Against the Seminoles they were more effective, especially in the second half when they held Florida State to 9-of-26 from the field.

Both teams were cold to start the second half. The first basket of the half came almost three minutes in when Von Wafer scored to cut LSU's lead to 35-29. Five minutes into the half the Tigers led 41-33 as LSU shot 25 percent and the Seminoles 20 percent.

Florida State pulled to within five - 47-42 - on a basket by Jason Rich with 7:52 left. But the Tigers used a 10-2 run to go up 58-44.

The Tigers streaked ahead taking a 33-18 lead with 3:54 left in the first half. But Florida State rallied with a 9-2 run to cut the lead to 35-27 at halftime.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  27   0   3    0    3   1   2   1      0    1   1  4   3  3   0   2
20 Andrew Wilson         f  22   2   3    1    2   0   0   5      1    2   3  2   0  0   0   0
22 Von Wafer             g  25   4   9    1    3   0   1   9      0    3   3  1   1  0   0   1
25 Diego Romero          f  18   1   3    1    1   2   3   5      1    2   3  0   0  0   1   0
32 Alexander Johnson     f  23   2   7    0    0   1   2   5      2    4   6  2   1  2   3   1
 3 Isaiah Swann             15   0   2    0    1   2   2   2      0    2   2  2   1  1   0   0
12 Al Thornton              12   0   2    0    0   0   1   0      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
21 Jason Rich               24   4   9    0    1   2   2  10      1    1   2  2   2  2   0   4
51 Adam Waleskowski         21   2   8    0    2   2   3   6      0    3   3  2   0  4   1   0
54 Anthony Richardson       13   3   4    1    1   0   0   7      0    2   2  0   1  4   2   0
   Team                                                           2    2   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  18  50    4   14  10  16  50      7   23  30 15   9 16   7   8
   Opp                     200  24  58   10   24   9  11  67     12   30  42 21  19 15   6   9


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
27
23
50
LOUISIANA STATE
35
32
67
Attendance: 4,527

FLORIDA STATE 82, FLORIDA 69
01/02/2005, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Von Wafer hit six of his first seven 3-point attempts and finished with 20 points Sunday to lead Florida State to an 82-69 upset over Florida.

Adam Waleskowski added 18 points and reserve Al Thornton scored 17 for the Seminoles, who were coming off one of their worst games of the season, a 67-50 loss to Louisiana State on Thursday.

Florida State (8-6) led 45-32 at halftime with a 10-0 run over the final 47 seconds, sparked by Thornton.

Thornton and Alexander Johnson each had nine rebounds and Waleskowski grabbed eight as the Seminoles finished with a 44-20 advantage on the boards, 16-5 on the offensive end.

Florida (8-3) shot poorly from the free throw line in the first half, making only two of its first nine and then was unable to get back into the game in the second half, trailing on two occasions by as many as 19 points.

The Gators did close within 69-60 on a layup by Anthony Roberson, who had 22 points. Lee Humphrey added 15 for the Gators.

Florida State shot 51 percent for the game, including 60 percent from 3-point range, while Florida hit 46 percent, including 41.7 percent from beyond the arc.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  34   1   6    0    1   0   1   2      0    2   2  1   6  1   0   1
20 Andrew Wilson         g  14   1   2    1    1   0   0   3      1    1   2  5   0  2   0   1
22 Von Wafer             g  30   7  13    6    8   0   0  20      0    5   5  0   3  6   0   0
25 Diego Romero          f   1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
32 Alexander Johnson     f  20   4   8    1    2   1   2  10      4    5   9  4   0  1   1   1
 3 Isaiah Swann              9   0   0    0    0   1   2   1      0    1   1  2   1  4   0   1
10 Ralph Mims                3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
12 Al Thornton              22   6   9    0    0   5  10  17      3    6   9  2   0  2   0   2
21 Jason Rich               18   1   4    0    0   2   2   4      3    0   3  2   2  2   0   0
51 Adam Waleskowski         35   5   8    1    2   7   7  18      3    5   8  3   2  3   0   1
54 Anthony Richardson       14   2   3    0    1   3   4   7      0    3   3  2   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           2        2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  53    9   15  19  28  82     16   28  44 22  14 21   1   7
   Opp                     200  23  50   10   24  13  25  69      5   15  20 23  13 12   5  11


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA
32
37
69
FLORIDA STATE
45
37
82
Attendance: 6,632

FLORIDA STATE 77, VIRGINIA TECH 70
01/08/2005, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Adam Waleskowski sparked a 15-2 run late in the game and Von Wafer finished with 21 points as Florida State beat Virginia Tech 77-70 on Saturday.

Waleskowski's 3-pointer tied the game at 64-64 with 5:30 left and a pair of free throws by Andrew Wilson with 1:12 remaining gave the Seminoles a 76-66 lead.

During the run, Waleskowski also sank four straight free throws, made a steal and grabbed a key rebound that led directly to another score.

Waleskowski finished with 13 points and a team-high six rebounds while Wilson was in double figures for the first time this season with 10 points.

Zabian Dowdell led the Hokies with 18 points, Coleman Collins added 16 and Carlos Dixon 15.

Florida State (9-6, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) had a season-high 10 field goals from 3-point distance in the first half to build a 45-38 lead.

Wafer scored a dozen straight points in less than two minutes late in the first half to wipe out Virginia Tech's 26-24 lead.

Virginia Tech (6-6, 0-2) took a 48-47 lead five minutes into the second half on a Dixon layup and then took the lead again, 62-61, on Deron Washington's tip-in with 6:38 left.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  22   2   3    2    3   2   2   8      0    1   1  1   4  2   0   1
20 Andrew Wilson         g  21   3   5    2    3   2   2  10      1    3   4  2   0  1   0   0
22 Von Wafer             g  32   7  12    4    8   3   3  21      0    1   1  2   3  4   1   1
32 Alexander Johnson     f  23   3   4    0    0   0   1   6      0    4   4  1   1  3   0   0
51 Adam Waleskowski      f  27   3   4    2    3   5   6  13      1    5   6  3   0  5   0   1
 3 Isaiah Swann             19   3   4    0    0   1   1   7      0    1   1  4   1  5   0   2
10 Ralph Mims                2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
12 Al Thornton              21   2   5    0    0   3   4   7      1    1   2  2   0  4   1   1
21 Jason Rich                9   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   2  2   0   0
25 Diego Romero              7   0   2    0    0   1   2   1      0    1   1  2   0  1   0   0
54 Anthony Richardson       17   1   2    1    2   1   2   4      0    4   4  2   1  1   0   0
   Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  24  41   11   19  18  23  77      4   22  26 20  12 28   2   6
   Opp                     200  24  56    6   20  16  25  70     14   15  29 23   9 19   1  11


  1 2 Total
VIRGINIA TECH
38
32
70
FLORIDA STATE
45
32
77
Attendance: 8,818

CLEMSON 56, FLORIDA STATE 54
01/12/2005, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Olu Babalola hit a go-ahead jumper with just over two minutes remaining and Clemson's defense made up for a poor shooting night to help the Tigers to a 56-54 win over Florida State on Wednesday night.

The Tigers (10-5, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) snapped a 12-game conference road losing streak, which extended back to a 73-64 victory against Virginia in February 2003. Clemson shot just 35 percent from the field, but took advantage of 22 FSU turnovers.

The Seminoles (9-7, 1-2) failed to hit another field goal following Von Wafer's 3-pointer with 4:26 to play, getting only two free throws from Alexander Johnson the rest of the way. Florida State committed two costly turnovers in the game's final 1:49.

The Seminoles' leading scorer, Wafer, had been FSU's best long range shooter, but the Clemson defense held him to just 5 points and one 3-pointer on 2-of-8 shooting.

Cliff Hammonds led Clemson with 12 points while Sharrod Ford added 11 points and 12 rebounds and Shawan Robinson finished with 10 points.

Johnson was the only Florida State player to score in double-figures with a career-high 20 points, but he was limited in the closing stretch after picking up his fourth foul with 6:58 to go.

Clemson led 27-26 at halftime, despite shooting a dismal 28.6 percent from the field. The Seminoles held Clemson without a basket until Vernon Hamilton's 3-pointer nearly eight minutes into the game.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  27   1   4    0    1   2   4   4      0    2   2  1   1  4   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson         g  18   1   2    1    2   0   0   3      0    1   1  2   0  0   0   0
22 Von Wafer             g  31   2   8    1    6   0   0   5      0    3   3  1   1  1   0   1
32 Alexander Johnson     f  28   5   7    1    1   9  11  20      1    2   3  4   1  2   1   1
51 Adam Waleskowski      f  22   2   5    0    1   1   2   5      0    3   3  4   0  7   1   2
 3 Isaiah Swann             11   1   1    0    0   1   2   3      0    2   2  0   2  2   0   0
10 Ralph Mims                4   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   0
12 Al Thornton              14   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    1   1  2   0  1   2   0
21 Jason Rich               17   2   4    0    1   1   2   5      1    1   2  2   0  1   0   0
25 Diego Romero              9   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    1   2  1   1  2   0   0
54 Anthony Richardson       19   1   2    1    1   2   2   5      0    3   3  0   1  2   0   0
   Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  17  36    4   13  16  23  54      5   20  25 17   7 22   4   4
   Opp                     200  20  57    6   22  10  18  56     18   17  35 20  12 17   1  12


  1 2 Total
CLEMSON
27
29
56
FLORIDA STATE
26
28
54
Attendance: 7,293

MIAMI 64, FLORIDA STATE 63
01/15/2005, CORAL GABLES, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

CORAL GABLES, FL - When Guillermo Diaz hit a 3-pointer for the Miami Hurricanes, he pounded his chest and screamed taunts in an opponent's face.

Later, with the game on the line, Diaz backed up his brash behavior. The talented guard made an 8-footer with 8 seconds left to cap a comeback by surprising Atlantic Coast Conference newcomer Miami, which won its third consecutive league game Saturday, beating Florida State 64-63.

"I don't feel any pressure," Diaz said. "I know I can make plays at the end."

The Seminoles led for most of the game and were up by four points with 90 seconds left, but endured their 26th straight conference road loss.

After Miami forced a turnover on an inbounds pass with 34 seconds to go, Diaz made a slashing, spinning move in the lane to beat four defenders, then made the game-winner.

"Diaz is one of those once-in-a-lifetime-type players most coaches would love to have," Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton said.

Florida State's Anthony Richardson tried a 15-footer that fell short with 2 seconds left, and Anthony Harris rebounded for Miami to clinch the win.

The Hurricanes (12-3, 3-1) won for the 11th time in 12 games. Picked for last place in the league before the season, they're instead in the thick of the race heading into a showdown at home Wednesday against No. 5 Duke.

"We know we're a good team and can play with anybody in the country," guard Robert Hite said.

The Seminoles (9-8, 1-3) remained winless in road league games since March 2001. They lost despite a career-high 25 points by Von Wafer.

"This team does have a chance to develop into a pretty good team," Hamilton said. "The future is bright, but the ACC is an unforgiving league. We're going to really have to step it up a notch if we're going to dig out of this little hole we're in."

Diaz led Miami with 19 points and plenty of emotion. He sank a 3-pointer over Wafer early in the second half, then pounded his chest and screamed in Wafer's face while retreating upcourt.

"Friendly talking," Diaz said. "We do that just for fun to make the game more exciting."

Wafer also talked trash to Diaz, and both players were admonished by the officials.

"I tried to get in his head a little bit," Wafer said. "That didn't work. ... He's mentally tough. He let his game speak. My game wasn't strong enough. So he won that battle."

Hite scored 18 points for the Hurricanes, and William Frisby had 12 rebounds to help give them a 41-31 edge on the boards.

"This team is growing up right before our eyes," coach Frank Haith said.

The Seminoles scored nine straight points, five by Wafer, for a 55-52 lead with 5 minutes left. Wafer's 3-pointer made it 61-57, but Hite answered with a 3 to cut the lead to one.

Adam Waleskowski made two free throws for Florida State with 51 seconds left for a 63-60 lead. Harris had a chance to tie the game with 37 seconds remaining but made only two of three free throws.

Then came the costly turnover by the Seminoles. Waleskowski's pass from under the Miami basket led teammate Isaiah Swann too much, and the ball rolled out of bounds next to the Hurricanes bench, prompting a roar from the crowd of 6,323.

Diaz then made his move to give Miami the victory.

"Everybody knew he was going to take it," the Seminoles' Andrew Wilson said. "He just made a great play."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  10   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    1   1  1   1  2   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson         f  28   0   2    0    2   0   0   0      0    2   2  0   0  0   0   0
22 Von Wafer             g  25   9  16    5   10   2   2  25      0    2   2  3   0  1   0   0
32 Alexander Johnson     f  14   2   6    0    0   1   1   5      1    0   1  5   1  0   0   0
51 Adam Waleskowski      c  32   2   6    0    2   2   2   6      2    5   7  1   2  1   0   0
 3 Isaiah Swann             30   4   8    1    3   0   0   9      1    3   4  2   5  5   0   2
10 Ralph Mims               12   2   3    0    0   0   0   4      1    2   3  2   1  1   0   2
12 Al Thornton               0   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
21 Jason Rich               15   1   4    0    1   0   0   2      1    2   3  1   0  1   0   0
25 Diego Romero             11   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      1    0   1  1   0  0   0   0
54 Anthony Richardson       23   4  14    2    5   0   0  10      2    2   4  0   0  0   1   1
   Team                                                           2    1   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  63    8   24   5   5  63     11   20  31 16  10 11   1   5
   Opp                     200  22  53    4   18  16  22  64     14   27  41 10   7 15   9   6


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
32
31
63
MIAMI
31
33
64
Attendance: 6,323

FLORIDA STATE 91, WAKE FOREST 83
01/18/2005, TALLAHASSEE, FL, OT From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Todd Galloway scored nine straight points in overtime and finished with a career-high 21 to help Florida State snap No. 3 Wake Forest's 10-game winning streak with a 91-83 victory Tuesday night.

Wake Forest (15-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) had a chance for a miraculous win at the end of regulation when Taron Downey was fouled while making a desperation 3-pointer that tied it at 76. But Downey missed the free throw, the Demon Deacons' first miss from the line after hitting an NCAA-record 50 straight.

Wake Forest made 32 straight in Saturday in a 95-82 win over North Carolina and its first 18 Tuesday night before Downey's miss.

Von Wafer scored 25 of his career-high 30 points in the first half as Florida State (10-8, 2-3) twice opened 19-point leads on its way to a 46-32 lead at halftime.

Wafer was 6-of-8 from 3-point range and 9-of-13 overall in the first half. He was one of three Seminoles who had career highs in the game.

Al Thornton and Galloway took up the slack after Wafer cooled.

Galloway scored nine points in just over 2 minutes to give the Seminoles an 89-80 lead with 37 seconds left.

Thornton scored 20 of his 26 points after halftime, including Florida State's first four of the overtime, and finished with a game-high 10 rebounds.

Paul scored 29 points, just one shy of his career high, Downey added 21 and Eric Williams had 18 for Wake Forest.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  38   8  11    3    5   2   5  21      1    7   8  4   4  2   0   1
20 Andrew Wilson         g  24   1   4    1    4   2   2   5      2    0   2  1   2  0   0   0
22 Von Wafer             g  33  10  18    7   12   3   3  30      0    2   2  2   1  0   0   1
32 Alexander Johnson     f  24   2   6    0    0   0   0   4      0    3   3  3   2  2   1   2
51 Adam Waleskowski      f  20   2   2    0    0   1   2   5      0    1   1  5   0  1   0   2
 3 Isaiah Swann              8   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    1   1  2   1  0   0   0
10 Ralph Mims                1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  1   0  0   0   0
12 Al Thornton              36  10  20    1    1   5   6  26      5    5  10  2   4  3   1   0
21 Jason Rich               29   0   4    0    1   0   1   0      3    2   5  0   2  1   0   1
25 Diego Romero              7   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  2   1  0   0   0
54 Anthony Richardson        5   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                                1   1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 225  33  66   12   24  13  19  91     11   24  35 22  17  9   2   7
   Opp                     225  27  60    9   29  20  21  83     10   24  34 19  13 15   1   4


  1 2 OT Total
WAKE FOREST
32
44
7
83
FLORIDA STATE
46
30
15
91
Attendance: 7,472

DUKE 88, FLORIDA STATE 56
01/22/2005, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - J.J. Redick scored a season-high 31 points and No. 4 Duke remained unbeaten with an 88-56 victory over Florida State on Saturday.

The Blue Devils (15-0, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) were never in trouble, jumping to an 18-8 lead and steadily building it to as many as 33 late in the game.

Redick waved bye-bye at Florida State's student section after his fifth 3-point basket of the first half ripped through the net at buzzer. He scored 19 as the Blue Devils took a 44-26 halftime lead.

The 6-foot-4 sharpshooter was 9 of 18 from the floor, including 8 of 11 from 3-point distance and perfect in five tries at the line.

Isiah Swann came off the bench to lead Florida State with 13 points and Von Wafer added 10, eight in the second half.

Wafer, Al Thornton and Todd Galloway, who combined for 77 points in Tuesday's upset victory over Wake Forest, totaled just five in the first half on 2-for-12 shooting.

Daniel Ewing added 14 points, and Shelden Williams contributed 11 points and 13 rebounds to help Duke to a 37-28 advantage on the boards. Shavlik Randolph was 5-for-5 from the field and finished with 10 points.

Florida State (10-9, 2-4) started cold, hitting just four of its first 20 field goal tries as Duke bolted to a 31-14 lead.

Duke shot 55.4 percent for the game to Florida State's 33.3 percent.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  18   2   5    0    1   0   0   4      0    1   1  0   2  1   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson         g  21   1   2    1    2   1   2   4      3    2   5  1   0  1   0   1
22 Von Wafer             g  30   2   9    1    3   5   5  10      0    2   2  1   0  0   0   0
32 Alexander Johnson     f  21   4   9    0    0   1   2   9      2    2   4  2   0  3   0   2
51 Adam Waleskowski      f  14   0   2    0    0   2   4   2      3    1   4  1   0  0   0   2
 2 Antonio Griffin           6   1   4    0    2   0   0   2      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
 3 Isaiah Swann             21   5   9    1    2   2   2  13      2    1   3  0   1  2   0   0
10 Ralph Mims                8   0   4    0    2   2   2   2      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   1
12 Al Thornton              19   1   5    0    1   0   0   2      1    0   1  0   1  1   0   1
21 Jason Rich               13   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  5   0  2   0   0
25 Diego Romero             16   1   2    1    2   1   2   4      2    1   3  2   0  1   0   1
54 Anthony Richardson       13   2   4    0    1   0   0   4      0    0   0  1   0  0   1   1
   Team                                                                4   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  19  57    4   16  14  19  56     14   14  28 14   4 11   1   9
   Opp                     200  31  56   11   23  15  18  88     11   26  37 12  14 10   1   8


  1 2 Total
DUKE
44
44
88
FLORIDA STATE
26
30
56
Attendance: 12,111

FLORIDA STATE 70, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 64
01/26/2005, RALEIGH, NC From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

RALEIGH, NC - Von Wafer scored 23 points Wednesday and Florida State earned its first conference road win in nearly four years by beating North Carolina State 70-64.

Al Thornton scored 12 points for the Seminoles (11-9, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who had lost 26 straight road games in the league. Alexander Johnson added 11 to give Florida State its first ACC road win since beating Clemson 75-63 on March 3, 2001.

Julius Hodge scored 14 points for the Wolfpack (12-7, 2-4), which continued its up-and-down ways in conference play. The Wolfpack has beaten Georgia Tech and won at Maryland, but lost to league newcomers Virginia Tech and Miami.

Florida State shot 49 percent for the game and went 8-for-16 from 3-point range. The Seminoles also hit 18 of 22 free throws.

The Seminoles trailed by eight with about 6 minutes left in the first half, but used a 20-4 run before the break to take a 33-25 lead at halftime. Wafer then scored eight quick points, hitting two 3-pointers and throwing down a slam off a turnover to push that lead to 45-31 with 17:03 left.

The Wolfpack kept fighting, inching closer to the Seminoles as the clock wound down into the final minutes. Trailing 65-57, Jordan Collins hit his only 3-pointer of the game, and Engin Atsur scored off a feed from Gavin Grant on consecutive possessions to close the gap to three.

But the Wolfpack got no closer. Trailing 66-63 in the final seconds, Collins airballed a 3 from the right wing, and Adam Waleskowski hit two free throws to essentially seal it with 8.7 seconds left.

N.C. State didn't help itself from the free-throw line. The Wolfpack hit 13 of 23 free throws, while Grant, Collins and Hodge combined to go 2-for-6 in the final 1:44.

Florida State controlled the first half, shooting 54 percent and holding the Wolfpack to 8-for-26 shooting. Wafer scored 11 on 4-for-5 shooting, and Waleskowski hit a long 3 just before the buzzer for the eight-point lead at the break.

N.C. State shot 54 percent in the second half, but couldn't overcome that deficit.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  34   0   1    0    1   4   4   4      1    3   4  3   5  0   1   1
20 Andrew Wilson         g  28   1   3    1    2   0   0   3      1    2   3  4   1  0   0   0
22 Von Wafer             g  29   7  11    5    7   4   4  23      0    3   3  1   3  2   0   1
32 Alexander Johnson     f  21   4   6    0    1   3   6  11      1    1   2  3   0  4   0   0
54 Anthony Richardson    f  13   3   6    0    2   0   0   6      1    1   2  2   0  1   1   0
 3 Isaiah Swann              5   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   0  1   0   0
10 Ralph Mims                1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
12 Al Thornton              27   4   7    1    1   3   4  12      0    7   7  2   1  0   1   0
21 Jason Rich               23   1   5    0    0   2   2   4      0    2   2  2   2  0   1   2
25 Diego Romero              7   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
51 Adam Waleskowski         12   2   5    1    1   2   2   7      2    2   4  3   0  1   0   0
   Team                                                                1   1         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  45    8   16  18  22  70      6   22  28 22  12 10   4   4
   Opp                     200  21  50    9   24  13  23  64     11   18  29 21  12  9   2   4


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
33
37
70
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
25
39
64
Attendance: 17,116

GEORGIA TECH 64, FLORIDA STATE 61
02/02/2005, ATLANTA, GA From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

ATLANTA, GA - Even though the winning play was set up for Jarrett Jack, Will Bynum was an option and he made it count.

Bynum made up for a poor first half by hitting a 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left to give No. 25 Georgia Tech a 64-61 victory over Florida State on Wednesday night.

"It was up to Jarrett whether he was to pass or not. It was a pick-and-roll. He decided to give it to me," said Bynum, who had the go-ahead basket in three NCAA tournament wins last season, when the Yellow Jackets lost in the final to Connecticut.

"I had no hesitation. There are times when you're in the gym when you're growing up, that's what brings you there," the senior guard said.

Bynum, who shot 1-of-8 in the opening half, hit the game-winner after Florida State made up a 12-point deficit by going on a 19-7 run to tie it at 61 on a 3-pointer by Von Wafer with 1:29 remaining.

Georgia Tech (13-6, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), which only last month was ranked No. 8, needed the win badly after losing four of its last five games.

"I put the ball in Jarrett's hands and he came off the screen and he had options," Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt said. "Obviously, Will was one of the top three options. Jarrett made a great decision, and Will made the shot."

The Seminoles (11-10, 3-5) had a chance to go ahead with 35.5 seconds left, but Diego Romero missed a pair of free throws. Georgia Tech called timeout with 16.3 seconds remaining to set up Bynum's winning basket.

"Almost isn't good enough," Florida State guard Todd Galloway said. "It doesn't mean anything if you don't pull it off."

Bynum finished with 19 points. He quickly made up for his first-half woes by scoring 11 points on 5-of-5 shooting during a 15-7 run to give the Yellow Jackets a 42-40 lead just 4:30 into the second.

The rest of the Yellow Jackets then took over. Luke Schenscher scored six points and Mario West five during a 27-9 run for a 54-42 lead with 9:55 to go.

The Seminoles, however, weren't done, allowing only seven points in the final nine minutes until Bynum's big basket.

"We understood we were down and had to pick up our intensity," Galloway said. "We weren't going to let them get any easy baskets."

Bynum finished 7-of-18, including 3-for-8 on 3s. Schenscher and West each added 10 points.

Florida State took a 33-27 lead on a 3-pointer by Jason Rich as time ran out in the first half.

The Seminoles got off to a quick start, leading 18-10 with 9:13 gone on a 3 by leading scorer Wafer, who had eight first-half points and finished with 18.

Romero was the only other Florida State player in double figures, scoring 10.

Georgia Tech, however, went on an 11-2 run capped by a 15-foot jumper from Anthony McHenry to claim its first lead of the game at 21-20 with 7:02 left before halftime.

Florida State won two of its previous three games, including a 91-83 overtime win over then-No. 5 Wake Forest. The Seminoles snapped a 26-game ACC road losing streak in their last game, a 70-64 win at North Carolina State last Wednesday.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  27   2   4    0    2   0   0   4      0    3   3  2   2  2   0   1
20 Andrew Wilson         f  23   0   3    0    3   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
22 Von Wafer             g  33   7  17    3    9   1   2  18      0    5   5  1   2  1   0   1
32 Alexander Johnson     f  15   2   9    0    0   1   2   5      3    1   4  3   2  2   0   1
54 Anthony Richardson    f  19   3   5    1    2   2   2   9      1    6   7  0   0  0   2   1
 3 Isaiah Swann             10   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  3   1  2   0   0
10 Ralph Mims                2   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
12 Al Thornton              18   3   5    0    1   0   0   6      1    4   5  4   1  2   0   0
21 Jason Rich               25   2   5    1    1   0   1   5      0    3   3  2   1  1   1   0
25 Diego Romero             21   5   6    0    0   0   2  10      0    0   0  1   1  0   1   0
51 Adam Waleskowski          7   1   2    0    1   0   0   2      0    2   2  1   1  3   0   0
   Team                                                           1    2   3         2        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  26  58    5   19   4   9  61      6   26  32 18  11 15   4   4
   Opp                     200  26  61    4   15   8  15  64     12   26  38 15  15 15   5   8


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
33
28
61
GEORGIA TECH
27
37
64
Attendance: 9,191

NORTH CAROLINA 81, FLORIDA STATE 60
02/06/2005, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Rashad McCants' dunk ignited a 25-6 run down the stretch and No. 2 North Carolina beat Florida State 81-60 on Sunday.

Florida State (11-11, 3-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) clawed back from an 18-point first-half deficit to within 49-48 on Diego Romero's 3-pointer with 14:16 left.

But McCants, who led all scorers with 16 points, dunked a pass from Raymond Felton 20 seconds later. Within 9 minutes the Tar Heels were up 74-54 as Florida State went scoreless for more than 7 minutes.

A year ago North Carolina blew a 24-point lead at Florida State, losing 90-81 in overtime.

McCants capped a 16-2 run in the first half with a layup that helped North Carolina to a 38-20 lead before Florida State closed out the half with nine straight points.

Felton added 14 points while Sean May and Marvin Williams each had 13 for the Tar Heels.

North Carolina (19-2, 8-1) shot just 40 percent, but committed only nine turnovers for the second straight game while Florida State had 22.

Von Wafer led Florida State with 14 points and Adam Waleskowski added 13.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  34   1   4    1    3   2   2   5      2    5   7  2   4  7   0   1
20 Andrew Wilson         g  20   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  4   0  0   0   0
22 Von Wafer             g  35   5  12    4    9   0   0  14      1    3   4  1   3  3   0   1
32 Alexander Johnson     f  14   2   5    0    0   0   0   4      1    0   1  5   0  2   0   1
54 Anthony Richardson    f  23   4   6    2    4   3   4  13      1    2   3  3   2  1   0   0
 3 Isaiah Swann              7   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  3   0   0
10 Ralph Mims                5   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
12 Al Thornton               7   4   5    0    0   0   0   8      1    0   1  5   0  0   0   0
21 Jason Rich               19   1   4    0    0   0   1   2      0    3   3  1   0  3   1   0
25 Diego Romero             16   1   2    1    2   2   4   5      0    3   3  0   2  1   0   1
51 Adam Waleskowski         20   2   8    1    2   4   4   9      2    3   5  1   1  2   0   0
   Team                                                                2   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  20  48    9   21  11  15  60      8   23  31 22  12 22   1   4
   Opp                     200  26  65    8   22  21  28  81     18   20  38 19  12  9   3  13


  1 2 Total
NORTH CAROLINA
38
43
81
FLORIDA STATE
29
31
60
Attendance: 8,681

VIRGINIA 56, FLORIDA STATE 55
02/09/2005, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Devin Smith hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds left to give Virginia its only lead Wednesday night and the Cavaliers beat Florida State 56-55.

Virginia (12-9, 3-7 Atlantic Coast Conference), coming off a 64-62 victory at North Carolina State that was just their 11th in 53 ACC road games under Pete Gillen, badly needed the victory. The Cavaliers got it because Smith hit his last two shots, both 3-pointers, in the final 4 minutes.

The Seminoles (11-12, 3-7) led throughout after scoring the first nine points. They built their advantage as high as 14 early in the second half, then didn't make a field goal in the final 8:08 of play and didn't score after Von Wafer hit a pair of free throws with 3:54 to go.

An acrobatic layup by J.R. Reynolds got Virginia within 55-52 with 3:04 left, and Smith hit 1 of 2 free throws with 2:13 to play to make it 55-53. Several scoreless possessions later, after Wafer was called for a charge with 31.3 seconds left, the Cavaliers rebounded their own miss, found Smith on the right wing and his high-arcing swish won it.

Elton Brown led Virginia with 13 points despite not starting for the second straight game. Reynolds added 12 and Smith had 11 and, in the first half, became the 39th Virginia player to reach 1,000 points.

Wafer led the Seminoles with 16 points.

Trailing 41-27 after Florida State started the second half on a 10-4 run, the Cavaliers used an immediate 9-2 run to close within seven, cut it to five at 46-41 on Sean Singletary's 3-pointer with 9:26 left and to within 53-50 with 4:23 to play on Smith's first 3-pointer in six tries.

The Seminoles led throughout the first half after opening the game on a 9-0 run. Smith's layup 21 seconds before halftime made it 31-23 and drew cheers because it put him over the 1,000-point career mark.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  31   1   4    1    3   2   2   5      0    2   2  3   9  5   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson         f  31   1   3    1    3   0   0   3      0    1   1  1   2  0   0   2
22 Von Wafer             g  34   5  16    4    7   2   2  16      0    5   5  0   1  2   0   2
32 Alexander Johnson     c  22   1   5    0    0   2   3   4      2    8  10  3   0  2   0   0
54 Anthony Richardson    f  21   3   4    0    0   0   0   6      2    2   4  1   0  1   2   1
 3 Isaiah Swann              8   2   3    2    3   0   0   6      0    0   0  3   0  2   0   0
12 Al Thornton              13   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    2   2  2   0  1   0   1
21 Jason Rich               15   2   2    0    0   0   2   4      0    1   1  2   3  1   0   0
25 Diego Romero              8   0   0    0    0   1   2   1      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
51 Adam Waleskowski         17   3   5    0    1   2   2   8      1    2   3  1   0  1   0   0
   Team                                                           1    1   2  1               
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  19  43    8   17   9  13  55      6   24  30 17  15 15   2   6
   Opp                     200  21  52    5   24   9  16  56     10   19  29 16  12 10   1   6


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
31
24
55
VIRGINIA
23
33
56
Attendance: 6,891

WAKE FOREST 87, FLORIDA STATE 48
02/12/2005, WINSTON-SALEM, NC From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Justin Gray scored 20 points, Eric Williams had 15 points and a career-high 14 rebounds and No. 6 Wake Forest avenged a heartbreaking loss earlier in the season by routing Florida State 87-48 on Saturday.

Sixth-man Taron Downey ran his streak of 3-pointers to six before finally missing and finished with 14 points for the Demon Deacons (21-3, 9-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who lost in overtime at Tallahassee three weeks ago. In that one, Downey missed a free throw with less than a second left in regulation that would have won it, and Wake Forest came out intent on not letting this one slip away.

Von Wafer had 16 points for the Seminoles (11-13, 3-8), who tied it at 17 midway through the first half before their troubles began. They couldn't hold on to the ball, and when they did, shots that had been going in clanged off the rim, and the Deacons got their vaunted running game going.

Trent Strickland converted a pass from Gray into a layup, the start of a 31-11 run to close the half. Florida State was 1-of-11 at one point and had 11 turnovers in the first 20 minutes, while Wake Forest got points on 11 of 12 possessions to take control.

Downey made it 39-20 with a 3 and an easy basket after a steal, forcing a timeout by Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton. Adam Waleskowski momentarily stopped the drought with a layup, and Chris Paul was called for a charge on the other end to give the ball back to Florida State. That was Paul's second foul of the half, and he left for good with 4:53 left.

The Deacons hardly missed their star point guard. Jamaal Levy and Gray each made two free throws, Strickland slammed home a putback and Downey swished another jumper from beyond the arc to increase the margin to 48-24. Four points just before the break by Wafer kept Florida State within 20.

It didn't matter. After Alexander Johnson started the second half with a free throw for the Seminoles, Wake Forest removed any doubt about the outcome with eight straight points, including a beautiful fast-break basket by Gray. He faked a behind-the-back pass to Levy to completely fool Wafer, then cruised in for a layup.

Strickland added 10 points and Paul finished with eight points, seven assists and seven steals.

Jason Rich scored 11 points for the Seminoles, who have lost four straight since ending a 26-game road losing streak in the ACC by beating North Carolina State. They shot only 35 percent against Wake Forest, and their struggles were epitomized by Al Thornton.

He had 26 points in the upset of the Deacons, but fouled out of the rematch with about 9 minutes left with only four points.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  18   0   2    0    1   0   0   0      0    3   3  3   5  1   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson         g  16   1   3    1    2   0   0   3      0    0   0  1   0  1   0   0
22 Von Wafer             g  28   6  13    2    4   2   3  16      0    0   0  1   0  2   0   2
32 Alexander Johnson     f  13   1   7    0    0   1   2   3      4    1   5  4   0  1   0   0
54 Anthony Richardson    f  13   0   3    0    2   0   0   0      0    2   2  0   1  2   0   1
 2 Antonio Griffin           5   0   0    0    0   0   2   0      0    2   2  0   0  0   2   0
 3 Isaiah Swann             22   0   6    0    3   0   1   0      2    1   3  1   2  5   0   1
10 Ralph Mims               10   1   2    0    0   2   2   4      0    1   1  0   0  1   0   0
12 Al Thornton              13   2   6    0    2   0   0   4      1    1   2  5   0  0   1   0
21 Jason Rich               23   5   7    0    0   1   1  11      0    2   2  2   2  1   0   1
24 Ben Engstrom              2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
25 Diego Romero             16   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    2   2  1   0  1   0   0
51 Adam Waleskowski         21   3   7    0    0   1   1   7      2    1   3  1   0  2   1   0
   Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  19  56    3   14   7  12  48     10   17  27 19  10 17   4   5
   Opp                     200  35  66    4   17  13  21  87     19   30  49 13  15 10   4  13


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
28
20
48
WAKE FOREST
48
39
87
Attendance: 14,383

MASSACHUSETTS 78, FLORIDA STATE 68
02/15/2005, AMHERST, MA From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

AMHERST, MA - Maurice Maxwell scored 15 of his game-high 19 points in the second half when Massachusetts shot 71 percent from the field in a 78-68 win over Florida State on Tuesday night.

The Minutemen (13-9) trailed 30-27 at halftime but scored 51 points in the second half and shot a season-best 57 percent for the game.

Rashaun Freeman scored 13 for UMass, Art Bowers had 12 while Jeff Viggiano and Lawrence Carrier added 11 each.

Florida State (11-14), which lost its fifth straight, was led by Von Wafer with 16 points and Todd Galloway with 11.

The game was tied at 37-37 with 14:37 to play when Freeman scored six points in a 15-5 run that gave the Minutemen a 52-42 lead with 9:56 to play.

Wafer hit a pair of 3-pointers as the Seminoles fought back to within 55-52 with 6:47 to play, but UMass responded with a 13-4 run for a 68-56 lead with 1:27 left.

Florida State led by as many as six points, 25-19, in the first half but UMass pulled even at 27-27 before Galloway hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Seminoles their halftime lead.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  32   4   7    3    5   0   0  11      0    2   2  2   6  3   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson         f  25   1   5    1    3   0   0   3      1    1   2  0   1  1   0   0
22 Von Wafer             g  35   7  12    2    7   0   1  16      1    0   1  1   3  1   0   5
32 Alexander Johnson     f  23   1  11    0    0   5   6   7      6    1   7  4   0  3   1   1
54 Anthony Richardson    f  18   2   5    1    2   0   0   5      1    4   5  1   0  3   1   1
 3 Isaiah Swann             11   2   2    1    1   0   0   5      0    2   2  3   2  2   0   0
10 Ralph Mims                1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
12 Al Thornton              14   1   3    0    0   5   9   7      0    2   2  1   1  1   0   1
21 Jason Rich               16   3   6    0    0   0   0   6      2    2   4  3   1  0   0   0
25 Diego Romero              4   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
51 Adam Waleskowski         21   4   4    0    0   0   0   8      1    2   3  2   0  2   0   0
   Team                                                           2    3   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  56    8   18  10  16  68     14   19  33 17  14 16   2   8
   Opp                     200  28  49    8   18  14  18  78      4   20  24 12  17 13   7  12


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
30
38
68
MASSACHUSETTS
27
51
78
Attendance: 4,690

GEORGIA TECH 76, FLORIDA STATE 75
02/20/2005, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - B.J. Elder's two free throws with 0.4 seconds remaining lifted Georgia Tech to a 76-75 win over Florida State on Sunday, the Seminoles' sixth straight loss.

Elder, who finished with a game-high 22 points, was fouled under the basket by Florida State's Andrew Wilson and coolly made both shots, sending the Seminoles to their eighth loss by three points or fewer this season.

Florida State (11-15, 3-9 Atlantic Coast Conference) rallied from a 69-56 deficit with 8:49 remaining and took its only second-half lead with 9.7 seconds left. Al Thornton's turnaround jumper over Georgia Tech's 7-foot-4 center Luke Schenscher put the Seminoles up 75-74, but they couldn't hold on.

Schenscher had 14 points and six rebounds for Georgia Tech (15-8, 6-6 ACC), while Jarrett Jack had 10 points and a game-high six assists for the Yellow Jackets - who won despite not having any field goals in the final 3:43.

Thornton, who was 7-for-8 from the field and 6-for-8 from the foul line, had 20 points and a game-high seven rebounds for Florida State. Von Wafer had 14 points and Todd Galloway 13 for the Seminoles.

Georgia Tech won for the first time in its last three trips to Tallahassee.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  33   4   8    3    5   2   2  13      0    1   1  0   1  1   0   4
12 Al Thornton           f  22   7   8    0    0   6   8  20      3    4   7  2   3  3   1   0
21 Jason Rich            g  18   2   3    0    1   2   2   6      0    2   2  2   3  1   1   0
22 Von Wafer             g  29   3   7    1    3   7  11  14      1    3   4  0   1  2   1   0
32 Alexander Johnson     f  22   1   2    0    0   1   6   3      1    5   6  4   0  2   0   1
 3 Isaiah Swann             10   1   4    1    2   0   0   3      1    1   2  2   1  2   0   0
10 Ralph Mims                8   1   3    0    2   0   0   2      0    1   1  1   0  1   1   0
20 Andrew Wilson            23   1   3    0    1   2   2   4      1    1   2  2   0  0   0   0
25 Diego Romero             11   3   4    0    1   0   0   6      0    1   1  4   0  0   0   0
51 Adam Waleskowski         22   2   6    0    3   0   0   4      1    1   2  3   2  1   0   0
54 Anthony Richardson        2   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  0   0  1   0   0
   Team                                                           1    2   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  50    5   18  20  31  75     10   22  32 20  11 14   4   5
   Opp                     200  27  55    7   17  15  19  76      8   19  27 24  16 12   2   7


  1 2 Total
GEORGIA TECH
44
32
76
FLORIDA STATE
36
39
75
Attendance: 7,542

MIAMI 65, FLORIDA STATE 49
02/22/2005, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Guillermo Diaz scored 19 points and Robert Hite added 17 Tuesday night to lead Miami to a 65-49 win over Florida State, handing the Seminoles their seventh straight loss.

Miami (16-9, 7-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) led 30-17 at the half, with Florida State managing only three points in the final 9:24 of the half.

Al Thornton came off the bench to lead the cold-shooting Seminoles with 12 points and eight rebounds. Isaiah Swann added 10.

The Seminoles (11-16, 3-10) shot 28.1 percent and just 16.6 percent from 3-point distance.

Florida State's starting lineup produced just 13 points, although the team's scoring leader, Von Wafer, did not start.

Wafer, who scored 25 points at Miami last month, and Thornton first entered the game with 3:23 left in the first half with the Seminoles trailing 28-16.

Anthony Harris had 13 points and William Frisby 11 for Miami while Diaz and Hite led the Hurricanes in rebounds with 8 and 7, respectively.

Miami shot 45.7 percent, but hit 8 of 16 from 3-point distance and had a 40-33 rebound advantage.

Florida State has now lost at least 10 ACC games for 12 straight seasons and the seven straight losses are the most since a similar streak in the 1998-99 season.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  39   0   7    0    6   0   0   0      0    3   3  4   2  3   0   1
20 Andrew Wilson         g  14   1   3    1    3   0   0   3      1    0   1  0   1  0   0   0
21 Jason Rich            g  13   0   4    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  3   0  0   0   0
32 Alexander Johnson     f  13   2   3    1    1   1   1   6      1    0   1  1   1  3   0   1
51 Adam Waleskowski      f  20   1   3    0    2   2   3   4      1    2   3  1   2  1   0   0
 3 Isaiah Swann             23   4  11    2    6   0   0  10      1    0   1  3   2  1   0   0
10 Ralph Mims               12   0   3    0    1   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
12 Al Thornton              19   6  14    0    0   0   0  12      3    5   8  3   2  0   0   0
22 Von Wafer                19   2  10    1    8   4   4   9      0    2   2  0   0  1   0   0
25 Diego Romero             20   1   4    0    1   1   4   3      2    1   3  1   0  0   1   0
54 Anthony Richardson        8   1   2    0    1   0   0   2      0    4   4  2   0  1   0   0
   Team                                                           4    2   6                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  18  64    5   30   8  12  49     13   20  33 18  10 10   1   2
   Opp                     200  21  46    8   16  15  23  65      8   32  40 17  13 12   4   6


  1 2 Total
MIAMI
30
35
65
FLORIDA STATE
17
32
49
Attendance: 7,574

CLEMSON 83, FLORIDA STATE 74
02/27/2005, CLEMSON, SC From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

CLEMSON, SC - Sharrod Ford scored 21 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as Clemson climbed out of the Atlantic Coast Conference cellar with a 83-74 victory over Florida State on Sunday.

The Tigers (14-13, 4-10 ACC) led 48-36 with just over 11 minutes to go, but a 17-5 run by the Seminoles tied the game at 53 with just under six minutes to go.

The Tigers responded with a dunk by Ford and a 3-pointer by Cheyenne Moore.

Clemson would then hit 19 of 24 free throws in the final 4:16 and shot 31-of-47 from the foul line for the game. The Seminoles (11-17, 3-11) committed 32 fouls, and three Florida State players fouled out.

Moore scored 15 points, while Vernon Hamilton had 12 and Shawan Robinson added 11 for the Tigers, who need just one more win to be eligible for the NIT.

Al Thorton led Florida State with 15 points. Anthony Richardson added 13 for the Seminoles, who slipped into last place in the ACC.

Clemson outrebounded Florida State 40-25, and Ford's 14 boards were more than all five of the Seminole starters combined.

Clemson opened the game with a 16-8 lead, but Florida State scored 11 unanswered points to take a 19-18 lead with just over five minutes to go in the half.

The two teams were tied at 27 at the break before Clemson opened the second half on a 10-2 run.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  33   4   7    2    4   2   2  12      0    3   3  5   2  4   0   1
12 Al Thornton           f  22   4   7    1    2   6  10  15      1    3   4  5   0  3   1   0
21 Jason Rich            g  26   2   7    1    2   3   4   8      0    1   1  3   1  1   0   1
22 Von Wafer             g  17   2   4    0    1   0   2   4      0    1   1  0   2  1   0   4
32 Alexander Johnson     c   4   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  3   0  2   0   1
 3 Isaiah Swann             24   3   9    1    2   1   2   8      1    1   2  2   3  2   0   1
10 Ralph Mims                7   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  1   0  1   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson            15   2   3    2    3   2   2   8      0    0   0  4   0  0   0   0
25 Diego Romero             19   2   6    0    0   0   0   4      2    3   5  1   1  0   0   1
51 Adam Waleskowski         28   5   8    2    4   1   2  13      1    3   4  5   1  1   1   0
54 Anthony Richardson        5   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      1    1   2  3   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           2    1   3         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  55    9   18  15  24  74      8   17  25 32  10 16   2   9
   Opp                     200  23  48    6   19  31  47  83     14   26  40 22  16 19   7   6


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
27
47
74
CLEMSON
27
56
83
Attendance: 7,000

NORTH CAROLINA 91, FLORIDA STATE 76
03/03/2005, CHAPEL HILL, NC From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Sean May scored a career-high 32 points and had 12 rebounds Thursday night to help No. 2 North Carolina beat Florida State 91-76, giving the Tar Heels at least a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title.

Freshman Marvin Williams added 17 points, and Raymond Felton had 15 for the Tar Heels (25-3, 13-2 ACC), who have won 11 of 12 games to earn their first league title in four years.

North Carolina, which played without scoring leader Rashad McCants for the third straight game because if an intestinal disorder, can clinch the top seed in next week's ACC tournament - which would mark its first outright league crown since the NCAA championship season in 1993 - with a home win against No. 6 Duke on Sunday.

Al Thornton scored 19 points to lead the Seminoles (11-18, 3-12), who have lost nine straight games.

North Carolina had all kinds of trouble early with the pesky Seminoles, who seemingly couldn't miss in the first half and led 54-52 with about 13 minutes to play. But the Tar Heels played better defensively in the second half, going ahead to stay on a 3-pointer from Melvin Scott and gradually building a double-digit margin.

May was key in that effort, going 13-for-15 and finishing with his seventh straight double-double. That included hitting all 10 of his shots in the second half, and scoring 12 points in a decisive run that put the Tar Heels ahead 81-68 with about four minutes left.

The 6-foot-9 junior reached the 1,000-point mark for his career with nine points in the first half, making him the 57th player in school history to reach the plateau. His previous career high was 28 points against Georgia Tech last season.

May led a balanced effort by the Tar Heels, who won despite missing McCants' 16 points per game. Felton had 10 assists and five rebounds, while junior reserve David Noel had a career-best eight assists.

Florida State certainly surprised the Tar Heels in the first half, shooting 60 percent and hitting eight 3-pointers to lead 44-41 at the break. Waleskowski and Thorton led that effort, combining for 24 points on 10-for-12 shooting.

And while the Tar Heels shot 53 percent in the half, that shoddy defensive performance no doubt had coach Roy Williams seething in the locker room.

In the second half, the Tar Heels held Florida State to 11-for-30 shooting, partly through better defensive intensity and partly from the Seminoles finally coming back down to earth.

After Scott's 3 gave the Tar Heels a 55-54 lead, May followed with a jumper and an alley-oop slam off a feed from Felton for a five-point edge. He later twice got loose inside off feeds from Noel, who also assisted on a 3 from Williams during that run.

May punctuated his career night with a powerful slam for a 91-76 lead with about 30 seconds left.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  35   3   5    1    2   0   0   7      0    3   3  4   6  4   0   4
12 Al Thornton           f  25   8  10    1    1   2   4  19      1    5   6  1   0  2   1   1
21 Jason Rich            g  22   4  11    0    1   0   0   8      0    3   3  3   2  1   0   1
22 Von Wafer             g   6   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    1   1  1   0  1   0   0
32 Alexander Johnson     c   7   2   2    0    0   2   2   6      1    0   1  3   0  1   0   0
 3 Isaiah Swann             29   4  12    3    8   0   0  11      1    2   3  2   2  5   0   3
10 Ralph Mims                5   0   1    0    0   2   2   2      0    0   0  1   1  2   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson            23   1   5    1    4   0   0   3      0    0   0  2   3  0   0   0
25 Diego Romero              6   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
51 Adam Waleskowski         27   5  10    3    4   0   0  13      3    2   5  2   4  1   0   1
54 Anthony Richardson       15   2   3    1    1   2   2   7      1    1   2  0   2  1   0   0
   Team                                                           1    2   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  29  60   10   22   8  10  76      8   19  27 19  20 18   1  10
   Opp                     200  34  59    6   16  17  23  91      9   24  33 13  23 13   2  11


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
44
32
76
NORTH CAROLINA
41
50
91
Attendance: 21,243

FLORIDA STATE 68, VIRGINIA 63
03/06/2005, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Adam Waleskowski's 12 points led four players in double figures Sunday as Florida State defeated Virginia 68-63 and snapped its longest losing streak in 20 years at nine games.

Florida State (12-18, 4-12 Atlantic Coast Conference) led 32-21 at halftime and built a 20-point lead early in the second half at 47-27, but nearly frittered it away, making just two field goals in the last 12:12.

Virginia (13-14, 4-12) pulled to within 57-54 on Gary Forbes' fourth 3-pointer of the second half with 2:51 left, but Florida State's Al Thornton answered with a running jumper underneath the basket with 2:27 left.

Two free throws by Devin Smith with 1:26 left pulled Virginia to within 61-58, but Florida State hit seven free throws in the final minute to hang on.

Smith led all scorers with 22 points to go along with a game-high 10 rebounds while Forbes added 17, all in the second half.

Anthony Richardson added 11 points while Jason Rich and Al Thornton finished with 10 each.

Florida State's leading scorer on the season, Von Wafer, was scoreless for the second straight game.

Both teams will play Thursday night in opening round play at the ACC tournament in Washington.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  25   3   8    1    6   1   2   8      0    2   2  3   0  1   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson         g  25   2   7    2    6   3   4   9      1    6   7  1   2  0   1   0
21 Jason Rich            g  29   4   8    0    1   2   3  10      3    2   5  2   2  3   0   0
51 Adam Waleskowski      f  25   4   8    1    3   3   4  12      0    6   6  3   1  1   1   1
54 Anthony Richardson    f  27   3   5    0    2   5   6  11      0    4   4  2   4  1   0   0
 3 Isaiah Swann             16   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    4   4  1   2  2   0   0
10 Ralph Mims               13   0   1    0    0   2   2   2      0    1   1  1   1  0   0   1
12 Al Thornton              13   4   8    0    0   2   2  10      1    0   1  3   0  0   0   0
22 Von Wafer                12   0   3    0    3   0   0   0      0    1   1  1   2  2   0   1
25 Diego Romero              4   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    1   1  2   0  0   0   0
32 Alexander Johnson        11   2   3    0    1   0   0   4      0    2   2  0   0  0   2   1
   Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  53    4   23  18  23  68      6   30  36 19  14 10   4   4
   Opp                     200  22  62    9   27  10  15  63     14   27  41 22  12 10   4   6


  1 2 Total
VIRGINIA
21
42
63
FLORIDA STATE
32
36
68
Attendance: 4,797

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 70, FLORIDA STATE 54
03/10/2005, ACC, Washington, DC From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

WASHINGTON, DC - Ilian Evtimov had five 3-pointers in the first half and scored 18 points, helping North Carolina State hold off Florida State 70-54 Thursday in the opening round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Engin Atsur added 17 for the Wolfpack (18-12), who moved on to the quarterfinals and a rematch with Wake Forest. In the teams' previous meeting earlier this week, Wake Forest point guard Chris Paul punched N.C. State's Julius Hodge in the groin, leading to a one-game suspension for Paul.

Even though Paul won't be there Friday, the matchup is sure to be emotionally charged, particularly considering how the Demon Deacons won that game. Justin Gray hit a tying 3-pointer in the final minute, then Paul drove the length of the court in the final seconds for a runner to win it.

That loss dropped the Wolfpack to 7-9 in the ACC, so even their dominating victory over the Seminoles (12-19) likely won't be enough to secure an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.

Hodge had 14 points and seven assists to help N.C State coach Herb Sendek improve to 12-8 in the ACC tournament. Point guard Tony Bethel left early in the second with an injury to his left leg, and his status for the rest of the season wasn't immediately clear.

Anthony Richardson led the Seminoles with 16, but leading scorer Von Wafer had only two, 10 below his average.

For Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton, the outcome at the MCI Center probably took him back to his days as coach of the Washington Wizards. He went 19-63 in his first season, then resigned after a long meeting with then-boss Michael Jordan.

The Seminoles scored only 19 points in the first half - two more than their previous low - and shot 31 percent. Meanwhile, the Wolfpack took control, with Evtimov leading the way.

The 6-foot-7 forward is the perfect piece for their Princeton-style offense, a deft ball handler and passer who has tremendous shooting range. He swished a 3 about a minute into the game to give N.C. State the lead for good at 3-0, and he added four more during the rest of the half to tie the school record for 3-pointers in an ACC tournament game.

The Wolfpack stretched the margin to 24 points in the second half before the Seminoles used a furious rally to get to 59-51. Al Thornton capped the comeback with a putback before N.C. State finished off their fourth straight opening-round victory at the free throw line.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  33   2   7    0    1   5   8   9      0    1   1  3   1  1   0   3
12 Al Thornton           f  25   3   7    0    2   2   6   8      3    4   7  4   0  4   2   0
20 Andrew Wilson         g  15   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      3    0   3  3   0  0   0   0
21 Jason Rich            g  25   2   6    0    1   0   0   4      1    3   4  4   2  1   0   1
32 Alexander Johnson     c   9   1   2    0    0   0   2   2      1    2   3  0   0  1   0   0
 2 Antonio Griffin           4   0   1    0    0   2   3   2      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
 3 Isaiah Swann             14   2   5    0    3   0   0   4      0    1   1  5   1  2   0   1
10 Ralph Mims                8   1   3    1    2   4   4   7      0    1   1  0   0  1   0   0
22 Von Wafer                21   1   6    0    3   0   0   2      1    2   3  0   1  2   0   0
25 Diego Romero              4   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  1   0   0
51 Adam Waleskowski         12   0   3    0    1   0   0   0      0    1   1  1   0  1   0   0
54 Anthony Richardson       30   6   9    2    4   2   2  16      2    7   9  1   1  0   2   1
   Team                                                                2   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  18  50    3   18  15  25  54     11   26  37 21   6 14   4   6
   Opp                     200  22  49   10   26  16  25  70      5   26  31 17  16  9   3   8


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