Florida State Men's Basketball - 2005-06 Year In Review

Florida State Men's Basketball - 2005-06 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Leonard Hamilton, Head Coach
Michael Bradley, Strength and Conditioning
Mike Jaskulski, Assistant Coach
Stan Jones, Associate Head Coach
Jacob Ridenhour, Graduate Assistant
Tony Sheals, Assistant Coach
Dan Spainhour, Director of Operations

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2005-06 FSU Basketball Media Guide

Diego Romero, Andrew Wilson, Al Thornton, Todd Galloway and Alexander Johnson

2006 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Jerel Allen, 6-4, 195, G, Detroit, MI - "Jerel is a strong, physical guard who has a great ability to attack the basket and who can also heat up from long range. His offensive skills are incredible. He is a player with a wide range of skills who is more explosive than most people might think. He played in the toughest league in the city of Detroit in high school and played at a very high level in junior college. I expect nothing but success for him at Florida State - he could be one of the biggest surprises in the ACC during the upcoming season," sad Vince Baldwin of Prep Spotlight.com...one of three junior college players on the Seminoles' roster and joins Diego Romero and Antonio Griffin as current Florida State players who began their collegiate careers at a junior college...has two years of eligibility remaining at the start of the 2005-06 season - his first in Tallahassee...a scorer who can get his shot off in any situation...has the ability to play both guard positions and play them well...earned All-America Honorable Mention Honors as he led Mott Community College to the NJCAA playoffs in two consecutive years...the 38th best junior college player during the 2005 season according to Street and Smith's...Mott was ranked #1 in the NJCAA pre-season poll, and finished ranked #2 in the final regular season poll...earned his Associates Degree from Mott Community College in Flint, Mich., in 2005...All-America Honorable Mention honors following his sophomore season at Matt...led Mott in most statistical categories including scoring (497 points/17.2 ppg), steals (106/3.7 spg), 3-point field goals made (79/2.7 mpg) and 3-point field goal percentage (.422) during his sophomore season...shot .750 (66 of 88) from the free throw line as a sophomore...named to the District 8 All-Tournament team, the Region XII Division II Team, and All-State First Team in 2005...ranked third on the team in scoring as a freshman with 293 points (10.5 ppg) and scored 790 points (13.9 ppg) during his two-year career at Mott...an NJCAA District 8 all-tournament selection as he led the Bears to the championship game of the district tournament...scored a 13 points in Mott's District 8 win over Kalamazoo College in the semifinals of the tournament...the Bears fell in the championship game to Lake Michigan College, 78-72...was one of three players from Mott to earn all-tournament team honors at the district tournament...also led Mott to the championship of the Michigan Community College Athletic Association and earned all-league first-team honors with a 30-3 record...led the Bears on a school-record 24-game winning streak during his sophomore season...scored 14 points and made a game-high tying four 3-point shots as a starter in the MCCAA All-Star game...Most Valuable Player of the 2005 Eastern Conference team in the MCCAA state all-star game...named as the fifth best junior college wing guard in the nation by Lindy's College Basketball Annuals prior to the 2004-05 season...played in 57 consecutive games and did not miss playing in a game during his junior college career...listed in the top ten recruited wing guards in the country by Lindy's College Basketball Annuals...graduated from Cody High School in Detroit in 2002...averaged a team-leading 26.2 points in 2003...30 points, nine rebounds and four steals in a victory over Detroit Mumford...totaled his senior season highs of 35 points and 10 rebounds in a 64-61 win over Detroit Northern...34 points against Detroit McKenzie...born July 23, 1985...Jerel is the son of Barbara Allen...selected Florida State over Texas, Michigan, Purdue, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

Casaan Breeden, 6-8, 195, F, Bennettsville, SC - "Casaan has the ability to drive to the basket and pull down rebounds on both ends of the court. He has a constructive work ethic, a first-class mentality and is a leader on the floor. I feel he will fit into Coach Hamilton's system well and will cause match-up problems for many of the players he plays against in college. I really believe Florida State is getting one of the top 25 players in the nation," said his high school coach Ken Spencer...an athletic forward who is capable of playing different positions and in different places on the court...is a terrific leaper who can handle the ball, shoots well from the perimeter and defends and rebounds well...a McDonald's All-America team nominee as a senior...The Gatorade Player of the Year in South Carolina and the state Class 4A Player of the Year as a senior...named Mister Hoop Zone as the top player in the state in 2005...also named to the All-Hoop Zone All-State First-Team...ranked as the nation's 39th best player by scout.com...ranked as the 14th best forward in the nation by Rivals.com...the nation's 45th best high school player according to Galaxy of Stars Prep Basketball...one was of the top players at the Nike All-American Camp prior to his senior season...matched up favorably in competition against Dwight Howard and defended the No. 1 selection in the 2004 NBA Draft as tenaciously as anyone his size could have according to renowned scouting and talent evaluator Bob Gibbons...played for Team USA in the 22nd Albert Schweitzer International Youth Basketball Tournament...averaged 16 points a game with Team USA...graduated from Marlboro County High School in 2005...averaged a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds in leading Marlboro County to the championship game of the state playoff tournament his senior season...earned Honorable Mention honors to the All-Southern Boy's Basketball team by the Orlando Sentinel...averaged 16 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots a game as a junior...led Marlboro County in the state playoffs with three consecutive double-double performances...game high 21 points and 15 rebounds in semifinal game against Richland Northeast...scored 13 points against Gaffney in the state championship game...totaled 35 points, pulled down 13 rebounds and credited with five assists in a second-round victory playoff over Wando...totaled 28 points, 12 rebounds and six assists against Summerville in the third round of the tournament...scored 15 of his game-high 29 points on free throws to lead Marlboro County to a 58-43 victory over West Florence mid-way through his senior season...named to the pre-season All-State team by the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association...played well against Dwight Howard during the regular season as Marlboro County played Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy...totaled 18 points and 10 rebounds as his stock continued to rise on the prep level...held Howard to 10 points in the meeting between the two power players...second leading scorer in the Carolinas Classic All-Star game with 18 points following his senior season...born Nov. 28, 1986 to Marguerite Breeden and Matthew Covington...Casaan was the first of four boys...he later on in life moved in with his grandparents Betty and Leroy Woods...served as class president his junior year and was a member of the Principal's Advisory Council...a teammate of current Georgia Tech player Rasean Dickey in high school...choose Florida State over Miami, NC State, Georgia, Georgia Tech and St. John's.

Toney Douglas, 6-1, 190, G, Jonesboro, GA - "Toney Douglas is a scorer. Toney can score a lot of different ways. He can make threes. He can beat you off the dribble. He just has a knack of putting the ball in the basket. He is a great kid, great student and a great worker. He is always in the gym working on his game. He has a love for the game and a love for improvement," says Auburn Coach Jeff Lebo...transferred to Florida State in July of 2005 and will be eligible to play for the Seminoles beginning in the 2006-07 season...begins his Florida State career in 2005-06 with three years of eligibility remaining...he must sit out the 2005-06 season because of NCAA transfer rules...Auburn finished with a 13-16 record and were 4-12 in the SEC during his only season On the Plains...Douglas scored 23 points to lead Auburn past Vanderbilt in the first round of the SEC Tournament...named the MVP of the 2004 San Juan Shootout as he led the Tigers to the Championship game...a starter at Auburn during the 2004-05 season...averaged 16.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.4 steals during his only season at the SEC school...earned Freshman All-America Third-Team and All-SEC Third-Team honors...was the nation's second leading freshman scorer and named to the All-SEC Freshman team in a vote by the leagues 12 head coaches...became only the fourth freshman in Auburn basketball history named to the Associated Press All-SEC Team, joining Charles Barkley, Mike Mitchell and Eddie Johnson...named to the NABC all-district 6 second-team and was one of only five freshmen named to the 15 All-District teams...finished his inaugural collegiate season as the fourth all-time leading freshman scorer in Auburn history and earned the Outstanding Offensive Player award at the Tigers' annual year-end banquet...finished in the top 10 in four different statistical categories in the SEC during the 2004-05 season - fifth in scoring, sixth in free throw percentage, eight in defensive rebounds and ninth in field goal percentage...led the Tigers with three games of 30 plus points as a freshman...scored his career-high of 38 points against Nicholls St which tied the Auburn freshman record for points scored in a game as was the most points scored by an Auburn player during the season...made his career highs of 13 field goals and seven 3-point field goals against Nicholls State...earned his first career double against Nicholls State as he added 10 rebounds in the victory over the Colonials...was the third game of his career...scored 33 points and pulled down six rebounds as the Tigers nearly gained the upset victory over No. 24 Virginia in Charlottesville...totaled 32 points, including a buzzer-beater at the end of regulation to send Auburn's home game against Florida into overtime...led the Tigers with 21 double-figure scoring games and eight 20-plus point scoring games while leading Auburn in scoring in 13 different games...began his collegiate career with a bang in the season opener game against Temple as he was just shy of a double-double with 15 points, nine rebounds and four assists as a starter in the victory over the Owls...named the San Juan Shootout MVP after averaging 18 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.0 steals in three games...Auburn defeated Delaware and Middle Tennessee State before falling to Toledo in the title game of the tournament...Auburn's single-game leader in points scored with 38, field goals made with 13 and 3-point shots made with seven against Nicholls State...tied for the team's single game lead with eight free throws made and 10 free throws attempted against Ole Miss and tied for the team lead with four steals against Delaware...One of only three players to start all 31 games during the season for the Tigers...graduated from Jonesboro High School in 2004...a 2004 Parade Magazine All-American and McDonald's All-America nominee...earned All-America honors as a junior in 2003 by Student-Sports Magazine...earned all-state first-team honors from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution three straight years from 2002 to 2004...named to the all-metro first-team twice as a sophomore and junior in 2002 and 2003...two-time Player of the Year by the AJC in 2003 and 2004...three year starter for Jonesboro High School where he became Clayton County's all-time leading scorer with 2,404 points...led the county in scoring for three consecutive years from 2002-04...led Jonesboro to back-to-back state finals, including the championship game as junior and the Final Four as a sophomore...led the state in scoring averaging 34 points per game as a senior during the 2003-04 season...named the Georgia Class 5A Player of the Year as a junior in 2002-03 after averaging 28.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists and scoring 45 points on four different occasions...scored 40 or more points four times, 30 or more points 16 times and 20 or more points 24 times as a senior...averaged 21.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a sophomore in 2001-02...was the only sophomore to be named first-team all-region and all-state...rated as one of the top ten players nationally by PrepStars recruiting magazine as a prep senior...born March 16, 1986 in Tampa, Fla...Toney is the son of Harry and Stephanie Douglas...majoring in business.

Uche Echefu, 6-9, 220, F, Lagos, Nigeria - "Uche comes into college ready. He's got a physically strong body. He's a good athlete and he's ready to go in that respect. I think he will help Florida State on the glass and he's a good enough face-up player to where he can stand at the free throw line in your offense and make a jump shot," said noted recruiting expert Dave Telep of Scout.com...ranked as the 11th best power forward and the 37th best overall high school player in the nation by Telep... the No. 2 center prospect and the No. 45 overall prospect in the nation by Rivals.com...ranked as the No. 1 power forward prospect in the state of Maryland his senior season...a four-star prospect and rated the 34th best prep player in the nation by scout.com...named the Gatorade Player of the Year in the sate of Maryland....earned All-Met First-Team honors by the Washington Post...has a good perimeter jumper, the ability to go inside and play the power game, runs the floor well and is extremely competitive...graduated from Montrose Christian School with a GPA of 3.4 in 2005...as a senior, averaged 21.2 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 steals per game...shooting 60 percent from the field and 84 percent from the free throw line...helped Montrose to a 23-3 record in 2005 and a cumulative record of 68-8 (.895 winning percentage) during his three-year career under renowned Head Coach Stu Vetter...earned Most Valuable Player honors for his team at the 32nd annual Capital Classic in 2005 as he scored 18 points and pulling down seven rebounds...made eight of his 11 shots from the field (.727) in the nation's oldest and most respected All-Star game...pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds in a game during the Derby Festival Classic All-Star game following his senior season...named the Washington, D.C/suburban area Player of the Year by the Gazette Newspaper chain in 2005...averaged 14.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots as a junior...solidified his national stock as he earned three awards at the Five-Star camp and was one of the standout players at the Nike Camp during the summer of 2004...is well traveled as the Montrose Christian team played in Oregon, Hawaii, Texas, Virginia and North Carolina during his three-year career at the Rockville, Md., based school...born Feb. 11, 1986...Uche is the son of Wilfred and Betty Echefu...his parents, one brother, and three sisters still live back home in Nigeria...grew up in Nigeria playing soccer...was a striker in soccer...started playing organized basketball only four years ago...moved to the United States three years ago to attend high school...planning to major in business administration...played in the Junior World Championship this summer for Nigeria...Nigeria earned its way into the tournament as it won the All-Africa Games during the summer of 2004...the event was played in Argentina...selected Florida State over North Carolina, Kentucky, Duke and Maryland...selected Florida State over North Carolina late in the spring signing period in 2005 and was a recruiting coup for head coach Leonard Hamilton and his staff.

Brian Hoff, 6-5, 185, G, Jacksonville - ON HOFF: "Every great team has role players who provide the glue for the team chemistry. Brian Hoff is one of these 'glue guys' for the No. 16 ranked team in the nation, Arlington Country Day High School. Hoff, a 6-foot-5, 185-pound wing player, is always ready to knock down the key jump shot and battle on the boards," said Jerry Meyer of RivalHoops.com...a walk-on member of the team who joined the team during the summer of 2005...traveled with the Seminoles and played in all four of their games on their overseas trip to Trinidad in September of 2005...led the city of Jacksonville as a sophomore at Robert E. Lee High School and as a senior at Arlington Country Day as a senior...led the city in 3-point field goal percentage three times - as sophomore, a junior and a senior...AT ARLINGTON COUNTRY DAY: Graduated from Arlington Country Day in 2005...a starter at ACD as a junior and senior after transferring from Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville...helped lead ACD to the 2005 state championship in Class 2A as a senior...the Apaches finished the season with a 28-3 record and were ranked No. 7 in the final USA Today Newspaper prep poll...averaged 13.4 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a senior in 2005...made a school record eight 3-point shots in a single game his senior season in a victory over Florida Prep...scored his senior season high of 29 points in that game against Florida Prep...named to the All-Tournament team at the Nike Academy Invitational as a senior...scored 16 points as he made four of five 3-point shots to lead ACD to a 59-56 victory over Reserve (LA) Reserve Christian in the 2004 Academy National Invitational Tournament...averaged 12.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a junior...also a member of the talented AAU team Miami Tropics...the Tropics are one of the top rated AAU teams in the nation...AT ROBERT E. LEE: Attended Robert E. Lee High school in Jacksonville as a freshman and sophomore... and was named his team's offensive player of the year as a sophomore...scored his career-high of 35 points as a sophomore at First Coast High School...PERSONAL: Born Feb. 9, 1987...Brian is the son of William and Peggy Hoff...a brother, Bill, is currently a graduate student at Florida State...graduated from high school with a 4.0 grade point average and was a member of the National Honor Society...earned the Headmaster's Award as the Outstanding Student at ACD in 2004...turned down scholarship offers from North Florida and The Citadel in order to walk-on at Florida State.

Matt Zitani, 6-7, 235, F, Port Saint Lucie - ON ZITANI: Joined the team as a walk-on after being selected to join the team after campus-wide tryouts in October...will add depth to the Seminoles' front line and push for playing time as he learns the Seminoles' offensive and defensive systems during the season...has displayed his work ethic since being added to the roster...will help push the big men in practice during the season....played at the same junior college and for the same coach as former Seminole All-ACC First-Team selection Tim Pickett...AT INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Earned his Associates Degree from IRCC in 2005 in business and transferred to Florida State for the fall 2005 semester...helped lead IRCC to the state junior college tournament in 2005 as a sophomore...scored his career-high of 26 points against South Fork as a sophomore...AT LINCOLN PARK ACADEMY: Graduated from Lincoln Park 2003...a starter and team captain as both a junior and senior...averaged a near double-double of 10 points and 9.6 rebounds as a senior and 6.0 points and 7.0 rebounds as a junior...also averaged nearly five assists per game as a senior...led the team in rebounding as a senior and ranked second as a junior...ranked second in rebounding on the Treasure Coast his senior season...scored 18 points in a victory over Sebring as a senior...added 15 points against Pahokee as a senior as he played against Virginia Tech's Zabian Dowdell during his senior season...led the Lincoln Park baseball team to its first ever district championship as a senior...batted .313 and had a 4-2 record as a pitcher for the baseball team his senior season...PERSONAL: Born May 18, 1985...Matt is the son of Kim and Chris Zitani...earned a 3.8 grade point average and was named to the honor roll in high school...named to the Florida Community College All-Academic during his career at IRCC...a brother, Shaun, is an assistant swimming coach at the University of Kentucky...Shaun finished .1 second from qualifying for the 2000 Olympics in the 50 meter freestyle event and coached at Indian River while Matt played basketball there...an avid surfer who lists all water sports on his list of hobbies...had surgery to remove a brain tumor on Oct. 2, 2003 and has now recuperated to play athletics on the collegiate level...majoring in business and plans on opening a water sports store in the future.


2006 Roster - By Name

L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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* 11 Jerel Allen           G       6-4   195  Jr        Detroit, MI (Cody/Mott CC)
* 15 Casaan Breeden        F       6-8   195  Fr        Bennettsville, SC (Marlboro County)
  23 Toney Douglas         G       6-1   190  So        Jonesboro, GA (Jonesboro/Auburn)
* 41 Uche Echefu           F       6-9   220  Fr        Lagos, Nigeria (Montrose Christian School)
*  4 Todd Galloway         G       5-11  178  Sr   ***  Baltimore, MD (Notre Dame Academy)
* 31 Brian Hoff            G       6-5   185  Fr        Jacksonville (Arlington Country Day)
* 32 Alexander Johnson     F       6-10  250  Jr   **   Albany, GA (Dougherty/Bridgton Academy)
* 10 Ralph Mims            G       6-2   200  So   *    Pensacola (Brunswick)
* 21 Jason Rich            G       6-3   185  So   *    Pensacola (Doctor Phillips)
* 25 Diego Romero          F       6-10  240  Sr-R *    Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina (Lon Morris JC)
*  3 Isaiah Swann          G       6-1   197  So   *    Germantown, MD (Hargrave Military Academy)
* 12 Al Thornton           F       6-7   208  Jr   **   Perry, GA (Perry)
* 20 Andrew Wilson         G-F     6-6   206  Sr-R ***  Kennesaw, GA (Harrison)
* 50 Matt Zitani           F       6-7   235  Jr        Port Saint Lucie (Lincoln Park Academy/Indian River CC)

2006 Roster - By Number

L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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*  3 Isaiah Swann          G       6-1   197  So   *    Germantown, MD (Hargrave Military Academy)
*  4 Todd Galloway         G       5-11  178  Sr   ***  Baltimore, MD (Notre Dame Academy)
* 10 Ralph Mims            G       6-2   200  So   *    Pensacola (Brunswick)
* 11 Jerel Allen           G       6-4   195  Jr        Detroit, MI (Cody/Mott CC)
* 12 Al Thornton           F       6-7   208  Jr   **   Perry, GA (Perry)
* 15 Casaan Breeden        F       6-8   195  Fr        Bennettsville, SC (Marlboro County)
* 20 Andrew Wilson         G-F     6-6   206  Sr-R ***  Kennesaw, GA (Harrison)
* 21 Jason Rich            G       6-3   185  So   *    Pensacola (Doctor Phillips)
  23 Toney Douglas         G       6-1   190  So        Jonesboro, GA (Jonesboro/Auburn)
* 25 Diego Romero          F       6-10  240  Sr-R *    Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina (Lon Morris JC)
* 31 Brian Hoff            G       6-5   185  Fr        Jacksonville (Arlington Country Day)
* 32 Alexander Johnson     F       6-10  250  Jr   **   Albany, GA (Dougherty/Bridgton Academy)
* 41 Uche Echefu           F       6-9   220  Fr        Lagos, Nigeria (Montrose Christian School)
* 50 Matt Zitani           F       6-7   235  Jr        Port Saint Lucie (Lincoln Park Academy/Indian River CC)

2005-06 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
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Sam Cassell              19      G                  Los Angeles Clippers
Bob Sura                  3      G                  Houston Rockets
Von Wafer                23      G                  Los Angeles Lakers

Noles in the Pros -  3

2006 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
A
JACKSONVILLE
W 78-48
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11/21
Ref
H
ALCORN STATE
W 85-67
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11/25
Ref
A
FLORIDA
L 66-74
1
 
 
 
14
15
11
1
11/29
Ref
H
PURDUE
ACC/Big Ten Challenge
W 97-57
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/02
Ref
H
LOUISIANA-MONROE
W 85-62
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/07
Ref
H
TEXAS SOUTHERN
W 90-59
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/17
Ref
N
BOWLING GREEN STATE
Coors Classic, Mobile, Al
W 71-60
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/20
Ref
H
STETSON
W 75-57
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/22
Ref
H
CAMPBELL
W 108-73
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/31
Ref
N
NEBRASKA
Orange Bowl Classic, Sunrise, Fl
W 74-60
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/04
Ref
A
CLEMSON
L 55-61
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/07
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH
W 74-68
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/11
Ref
A
VIRGINIA
OT
W 87-82
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/14
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE
L 87-90
 
 
 
 
15
14
7
11
01/22
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA
L 80-81
 
 
 
 
24
23
10
14
01/24
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST
W 75-68
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/29
Ref
H
MIAMI
OT
L 78-84
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/01
Ref
H
CLEMSON
W 69-59
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/04
Ref
A
DUKE
OT
L 96-97
 
 
 
 
2
2
1
7
02/09
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH
W 80-79
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/12
Ref
H
MASSACHUSETTS
W 73-63
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/15
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
L 64-86
 
 
 
 
21
18
 
 
02/18
Ref
H
VIRGINIA
W 76-62
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/22
Ref
H
MARYLAND
W 71-60
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/25
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH
L 61-72
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/01
Ref
H
DUKE
W 79-74
 
 
 
 
1
1
1
7
03/05
Ref
A
MIAMI
W 67-64
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/09
Ref
N
WAKE FOREST
ACC, Greensboro, NC
L 66-78
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/17
Ref
H
BUTLER
NIT
W 67-63
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/21
Ref
H
SOUTH CAROLINA
Sweet 16, NIT
L 68-69
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
EOY Stats Ref

Conference games in bold

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS    20-10   14- 3    4- 6    2- 1
VS ACC            9- 7    6- 2    3- 5    0- 0
AGAINST TOP 25    1- 5    1- 1    0- 4    0- 0

2006 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  DUKE                 14- 2    32- 4 
 2  NORTH CAROLINA       12- 4    23- 8 
 3  BOSTON COLLEGE       11- 5    28- 8 
 4  NORTH CAROLINA STATE 10- 6    22-10 
 5  FLORIDA STATE         9- 7    20-10 
 6  MARYLAND              8- 8    19-13 
 7t VIRGINIA              7- 9    15-15 
 7t MIAMI                 7- 9    18-16 
 7t CLEMSON               7- 9    19-13 
10t VIRGINIA TECH         4-12    14-16 
10t GEORGIA TECH          4-12    11-17 
12  WAKE FOREST           3-13    17-17 

2006 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Greensboro, NC
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
03/09/2006  (8)MIAMI 66, (9)CLEMSON 63                          Round 1
03/09/2006  (12)WAKE FOREST 78, (5)FLORIDA STATE 66             Round 1
03/09/2006  (7)VIRGINIA 60, (10)VIRGINIA TECH 56                Round 1
03/09/2006  (6)MARYLAND 82, (11)GEORGIA TECH 64                 Round 1
03/10/2006  (1)DUKE 80, (8)MIAMI 76                             Round 2
03/10/2006  (12)WAKE FOREST 82, (4)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 71      Round 2
03/10/2006  (2)NORTH CAROLINA 79, (7)VIRGINIA 67                Round 2
03/10/2006  (3)BOSTON COLLEGE 80, (6)MARYLAND 66                Round 2
03/11/2006  (1)DUKE 78, (12)WAKE FOREST 66                      Round 3
03/11/2006  (3)BOSTON COLLEGE 85, (2)NORTH CAROLINA 82          Round 3
03/12/2006  (1)DUKE 78, (3)BOSTON COLLEGE 76                    Round 4

2005-06 - 30 Point Club

Name Date Opponent FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Al Thornton 01/14/2006 BOSTON COLLEGE 15 18 1 1 6 8 37 Al Thornton 02/04/2006 DUKE 17 32 0 1 3 3 37 Al Thornton 11/21/2005 ALCORN STATE 11 18 2 3 7 8 31

2005-06 - 15 Rebound Club

Name Date Opponent O-REB D-REB TOTAL ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Al Thornton 02/04/2006 DUKE 7 8 15

2005-06 - 10 Assist Club

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

2005-06 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
====================================================================================================================================
Al Thornton          30 30  871  171  330 .518   20  42 .476  122 164 .744  484 16.1     87 121  208  6.9  75  2   37   73    9   29
Alexander Johnson    29 28  723  127  235 .540    9  29 .310  120 170 .706  383 13.2     74 142  216  7.4  94  4   21   82   30   31
Jason Rich           30 29  808  125  267 .468    8  45 .178   42  57 .737  300 10.0     26  67   93  3.1  70  1   49   50   10   36
Isaiah Swann         30 29  673   92  208 .442   33 100 .330   34  52 .654  251  8.4     13  49   62  2.1  63  1   87   62    4   47
Todd Galloway        30 30  844   73  167 .437   30  78 .385   49  80 .613  225  7.5     10  55   65  2.2  61  1   93   66    1   48
Andrew Wilson        30  2  589   61  118 .517   41  82 .500   26  34 .765  189  6.3     19  35   54  1.8  32  1   23   25    1   10
Diego Romero         30  2  475   39   64 .609    8  16 .500   31  45 .689  117  3.9     18  61   79  2.6  51  1   15   24    7   10
Ralph Mims           30  0  373   27   80 .338    7  23 .304   52  66 .788  113  3.8     17  29   46  1.5  25  0   52   37    2   16
Jerel Allen          30  0  358   38   96 .396   17  43 .395    5  10 .500   98  3.3     12  30   42  1.4  34  0   18   21    0   10
Uche Echefu          29  0  214   26   58 .448    4  11 .364   12  22 .545   68  2.3     14  27   41  1.4  34  1    5   24    3   14
Casaan Breeden       22  0  150   22   47 .468    7  20 .350   11  17 .647   62  2.8      9  17   26  1.2  24  0    9   15    5   10
Brian Hoff            4  0   12    2    5 .400    0   0 .000    2   2 1.00    6  1.5      1   1    2  0.5   2  0    0    0    0    1
Matt Zitani           4  0   10    3    6 .500    0   1 .000    0   0 .000    6  1.5      1   0    1  0.3   0  0    0    1    0    0
Team                                                                                     37  47   84                     2
====================================================================================================================================
FSU                  30          806 1681 .479  184 490 .376  506 719 .704 2302 76.7    338 681 1019 34.0 565 12  409  482   72  262
Opp                  30          718 1666 .431  225 633 .355  416 576 .722 2077 69.2    335 631  966 32.2 623 22  383  545   83  204

2005-06 Game Stats

FLORIDA STATE 78, JACKSONVILLE 48
11/19/2005, JACKSONVILLE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Jason Rich scored a career-high 13 points to lead Florida State to a 78-48 victory over Jacksonville in front of a crowd of 5,688 partisan Seminole fans at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Seminoles also received double-double performances from Al Thornton, with 12 points and 10 boards, and Diego Romero with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

The win was the fourth consecutive season opening victory for the Seminoles who improved to 7-1 in games during the month of November under Head Coach Leonard Hamilton. Florida State jumped out quickly as it scored 13 of the games first 16 points and led by 10 (13-3) with only 4:36 elapsed on the clock. The Seminoles continued to mount their offensive attack and led 42-19 at halftime. As well as they were playing of offense in the first half, the Seminoles' defense limited the Dolphins to 24 percent shooting (six of 25) in the first half.

Florida State (1-0) continued to play well on both ends of the court in the second half as they outscored Jacksonville (0-1) 36-29 over the course of the final 20 minutes. The Seminoles limited the Dolphins to 33 percent shooting in the second half as they increased their lead to as many as 35 points (78-43) with just over two minutes remaining in the contest.

Rich, a sophomore, played a solid all around game as he scored a game and career-high 13 points, pulled down four rebounds and earned two steals. He was a perfect four-of-four from the free throw line and was one of five Florida State players who finished the game without a miss from the line. Rich scored nine points in the first half and five in the second to surpass his pervious career-best of 12 points against Ole Miss on Dec. 8, 2004.

Thornton was credited with his third career double-double while Romero earned the first of his career. Thornton added two assists and one steal while Romero had two assists and one blocked shot. It marked the first time since the Seminoles' game at Maryland on Dec. 19, 2004 that two players earned double-doubles in the same game.

Senior Andrew Wilson played in his 100th career game and responded with three points and two rebounds. Sophomore guard Isaiah Swan earned the first start of his career and scored nine points and earned a career-high tying four assists.

Florida State opens its home schedule as it plays host to Alcorn State Monday at 7 p.m. in the Donald L. Tucker Center.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  18   3   5    1    2   2   6   9      0    3   3  2   3  0   0   4
 4 Todd Galloway         g  16   0   0    0    0   2   3   2      1    0   1  3   0  1   0   0
12 Al Thornton           f  25   3   5    0    0   6   6  12      3    7  10  4   2  8   0   1
20 Andrew Wilson         f  10   1   4    1    3   0   0   3      0    2   2  2   1  1   0   2
25 Diego Romero          c  24   2   2    0    0   7  10  11      4    6  10  1   2  4   1   0
10 Ralph Mims               20   1   6    0    2   6   6   8      3    2   5  2   2  0   0   1
11 Jerel Allen              17   4   8    1    2   0   2   9      0    2   2  1   0  3   0   0
15 Casaan Breeden           21   1   5    1    3   2   2   5      1    3   4  3   1  0   2   1
21 Jason Rich               25   4  10    1    5   4   4  13      1    2   3  1   1  2   0   2
31 Brian Hoff                3   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    1   1  1   0  0   0   0
41 Uche Echefu              20   1   5    0    1   2   2   4      1    3   4  3   0  3   0   1
50 Matt Zitani               1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           3    3   6                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  21  51    5   18  31  41  78     17   34  51 23  12 22   3  12
   Opp                     200  17  58    3   24  11  18  48     10   18  28 29   9 22   2   8


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
42
36
78
JACKSONVILLE
19
29
48
Attendance: 5,688

FLORIDA STATE 85, ALCORN STATE 67
11/21/2005, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Al Thornton scored 31 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Florida State past Alcorn State 85-67 in its home opener Monday night.

Alexander Johnson (14 points) and Jason Rich (10) also contributed double-digit outputs for the Seminoles (2-0), who turned 20 turnovers by the Braves (0-2) into 27 points. The teams traded baskets in the game's early stages, but Rich's three-pointer from the left wing gave the Seminoles the lead for good at the 6:23 mark in the first half. The shot incited a 17-5 run for FSU.

Clifton Douglass led the Braves - members of the Southwestern Athletic Conference - with 21 points, connecting on 7-of-10 shots from 3-point range.

Juan Wyatt added 12 points and seven rounds for Alcorn. Thornton's 31 points were a career high for the junior forward and marked the first time an FSU player has scored more than 30 points since Jan. 18, 2005.

The Seminoles have won five straight home openers and have won 54 home openers in the 59-year history of the program. FSU faces Florida Friday night in Gainesville.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  24   2   4    1    3   0   0   5      0    1   1  0   2  3   0   1
 4 Todd Galloway         g  29   2   5    1    2   2   4   7      0    3   3  0   8  1   0   2
12 Al Thornton           f  29  11  18    2    3   7   8  31      2    8  10  3   0  1   0   2
21 Jason Rich            g  26   4   7    1    1   1   1  10      0    2   2  3   3  2   1   2
32 Alexander Johnson     f  21   4   6    1    1   5   8  14      2    2   4  2   0  4   2   0
10 Ralph Mims               11   1   1    1    1   2   2   5      0    2   2  1   1  0   0   0
11 Jerel Allen              12   1   4    0    2   0   0   2      1    0   1  1   0  0   0   0
15 Casaan Breeden            9   2   4    0    1   0   0   4      1    0   1  2   1  2   0   1
20 Andrew Wilson            12   0   2    0    1   0   0   0      1    0   1  1   0  1   0   0
25 Diego Romero             16   1   3    0    1   0   0   2      1    1   2  0   0  1   0   0
41 Uche Echefu              11   2   4    0    0   1   2   5      1    1   2  1   0  0   0   1
   Team                                                           2    2   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  30  58    7   16  18  25  85     11   22  33 14  15 15   3   9
   Opp                     200  24  56   11   25   8  12  67     11   21  32 19  17 20   2   5


  1 2 Total
ALCORN STATE
36
31
67
FLORIDA STATE
50
35
85
Attendance: 5,550

FLORIDA 74, FLORIDA STATE 66
11/25/2005, GAINESVILLE, FL From the FSU Website, esminoles.com.

GAINESVILLE, FL - Taurean Green scored 15 points, all from the free throw line, and No. 14 Florida overcame a 17-point deficit to beat Florida State 74-66 on Friday night.

Al Horford added 14 points and nine rebounds for the Gators, and Corey Brewer finished with 13 points, six rebounds and six assists.

Florida State's top two players, Al Thornton and Alexander Johnson, were in foul trouble much of the game. The Gators (5-0) took advantage with them on the bench.

Florida trailed 40-32 early in the second half when Thornton picked up his fourth foul. With Florida State's leading scorer and most athletic player out of the game, the Gators evened the score at 47 with 12:42 to play and then pulled away with a late 12-0 run.

Thornton, who was quicker, more aggressive and more physical than any of the Gators, scored eight points in the first five minutes of the game and carried the Seminoles (2-1) to a 10-0 lead. But he picked up his second foul and spent the rest of the half on the bench.

He picked up two more fouls in the opening minutes of the second half. His fourth foul caused an emotional reaction from Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton. He ripped off his suit jacket, threw it to the floor and then kicked it under the bench.

The Seminoles weren't the same without Thornton.

Making matters worse, Johnson joined Thornton on the bench about a minute later. Johnson picked up his fourth foul with 14:47 to play.

Thornton, who entered the game averaging, 21.5 points and 10 rebounds, finished with nine points and four boards.

Johnson, who came in averaging 14 points, fouled out with 4:46 remaining. He had three points and five rebounds.

Florida State led 21-4 midway through the first half, but the Gators used two 3-pointers from Walter Hodge and an 11-0 spurt to get back in the game.

The Gators shot 62.5 percent in the second half, but won the game from the free throw line. Green was 14-of-14 from the stripe in the second half. Florida, which entered the game shooting 57 percent from the line, made 22 of 27 from there in the second half.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  26   2   8    1    6   0   0   5      0    2   2  2   3  1   0   2
 4 Todd Galloway         g  40   4   7    1    1   2   2  11      0    4   4  5   5  5   0   4
12 Al Thornton           f  15   4   8    0    1   1   2   9      0    1   1  4   0  3   0   0
21 Jason Rich            g  23   3   5    1    2   1   4   8      0    3   3  4   1  3   0   0
32 Alexander Johnson     f  20   1   4    0    1   1   4   3      2    3   5  5   1  3   1   0
10 Ralph Mims                4   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    2   2  2   0  1   0   0
11 Jerel Allen               3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   1  0   0   0
15 Casaan Breeden            8   1   1    0    0   1   2   3      1    0   1  2   1  1   0   2
20 Andrew Wilson            23   4   6    3    5   2   2  13      0    2   2  5   0  3   0   0
25 Diego Romero             26   3   3    0    0   3   4   9      0    3   3  4   1  1   0   2
41 Uche Echefu              12   2   6    0    1   1   2   5      0    0   0  1   0  1   0   1
   Team                                                           3    2   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  24  49    6   17  12  22  66      6   22  28 34  13 22   1  11
   Opp                     200  18  40    5   14  33  45  74      7   24  31 23  14 21   5   6


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
38
28
66
FLORIDA
30
44
74
Attendance: 12,599

FLORIDA STATE 97, PURDUE 57
11/29/2005, TALLAHASSEE, FL, ACC/Big Ten Challenge From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Alexander Johnson led four Florida State players in double figures with 14 points in the Seminoles' 97-57 win over Purdue in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday night.

Al Thornton and Isaiah Swann each contributed 12 points, and Jason Rich added 11 as the Seminoles (3-1) routed the Boilermakers (2-2) in just the second-ever meeting between the teams. Johnson added a career-high four steals.

Twelve different players scored for the Seminoles, who got 41 points from the bench, and led by as many as 43 points. Harried by Florida State's pressure man-to-man defense, rebuilding Purdue shot just 39 percent from the floor, 24 percent (4-of-17) from 3-point range.

Korey Spates led turnover-prone Purdue with 13 points, while Nate Minnoy added 11 points. Purdue committed 28 turnovers that led to 41 Florida State points.

Florida State broke out to an early lead, using a 28-8 run from the start to build a 58-23 lead at the half. The Seminoles shot 64.7 percent in the first half and 60.3 percent for the game, while hitting 12-of-22 shots (54.5 percent) on 3-pointers.

Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton is perfect in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge with a 4-0 record.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  21   5   9    2    4   0   0  12      0    2   2  1   2  2   0   2
 4 Todd Galloway         g  21   4   7    2    3   1   2  11      2    0   2  1   6  1   0   2
12 Al Thornton           f  23   4   5    2    2   2   6  12      2    0   2  1   1  1   0   2
21 Jason Rich            g  24   3  10    1    4   0   2   7      0    4   4  0   2  1   0   1
32 Alexander Johnson     f  19   5   5    1    1   3   5  14      1    2   3  3   1  3   1   4
10 Ralph Mims               18   2   6    0    3   3   3   7      0    0   0  0   3  0   0   1
11 Jerel Allen              15   3   4    0    0   0   1   6      2    0   2  0   0  0   0   0
15 Casaan Breeden           12   2   2    0    0   3   4   7      0    0   0  2   0  2   0   1
20 Andrew Wilson             8   1   1    1    1   0   0   3      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
25 Diego Romero             20   2   2    2    2   2   2   8      0    4   4  1   1  2   0   1
31 Brian Hoff                2   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   1
41 Uche Echefu              15   3   5    1    2   1   2   8      1    2   3  3   1  1   0   1
50 Matt Zitani               2   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1    3   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  35  58   12   22  15  27  97     10   17  27 13  17 13   1  16
   Opp                     200  23  58    4   17   7   9  57     18   17  35 19   7 28   1   2


  1 2 Total
PURDUE
23
34
57
FLORIDA STATE
58
39
97
Attendance: 7,022

FLORIDA STATE 85, LOUISIANA-MONROE 62
12/02/2005, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Al Thornton scored 17 points to lead Florida State to an 85-62 victory over Louisiana-Monroe (3-5) Friday night.

Alexander Johnson had 10 points and nine rebounds, and Jason Rich added 10 points as the Seminoles (4-1) glided to the win over the Indians (3-5) in the first-ever meeting between the teams.

Florida State, a 40-point winner against Purdue on Tuesday, led by as many as 42, but failed to score in the final 5:19 of the game. The Seminoles exploited a size advantage to pound out 36 points in the paint.

James Perkins led Louisiana-Monroe with 16 points off the bench, including a string of three consecutive 3-pointers in the first half. Roshon Jacobs scored 11 points and Cecil Hood added 10 points.

The Seminoles used runs of 8-0, 12-2 and 13-3 to distance themselves from the Indians in the first half. The Seminoles also helped their cause by committing just 14 turnovers, while forcing the Indians into 23 turnovers.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  13   2   3    1    2   2   5   7      0    1   1  0   1  0   0   1
 4 Todd Galloway         g  19   3   8    1    4   0   0   7      0    2   2  1   3  1   0   3
12 Al Thornton           f  18   5   8    1    1   6   8  17      2    3   5  1   2  1   0   0
21 Jason Rich            g  19   5   9    0    1   0   0  10      3    1   4  1   2  2   1   2
32 Alexander Johnson     f  24   4  10    0    2   2   4  10      3    6   9  2   1  4   0   0
10 Ralph Mims               20   0   6    0    3   2   2   2      0    2   2  2   3  3   0   0
11 Jerel Allen              22   3   8    1    3   0   0   7      3    0   3  0   0  1   0   1
15 Casaan Breeden           14   3   5    2    3   1   2   9      0    2   2  1   0  1   0   1
20 Andrew Wilson            14   2   4    1    3   2   2   7      4    1   5  1   2  0   0   0
25 Diego Romero             14   2   3    0    1   3   5   7      0    3   3  0   0  0   0   1
31 Brian Hoff                2   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  1   0  0   0   0
41 Uche Echefu              19   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      1    4   5  4   0  1   1   0
50 Matt Zitani               2   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1        1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  30  67    7   23  18  28  85     18   25  43 14  14 14   2   9
   Opp                     200  22  56    8   23  10  10  62      8   20  28 20   8 23   1   7


  1 2 Total
LOUISIANA-MONROE
29
33
62
FLORIDA STATE
52
33
85
Attendance: 6,009

FLORIDA STATE 90, TEXAS SOUTHERN 59
12/07/2005, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Jason Rich had 15 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, and Al Thornton added 15 points to help Florida State defeat Texas Southern 90-59 on Wednesday night.

Jerel Allen had a season-high 14 points and was 4-for-6 from 3-point range for the Seminoles (5-1), who closed the game on a 33-10 run. Andrew Wilson scored 11 points, while Isaiah Swann and Ralph Mims adding 10 apiece for Florida State.

Jacques Jones' bank shot with 11:19 left drew Texas Southern (1-7) within 67-49, but his team managed only two more field goals. Ike Count and Jones each had 13 points for the Tigers, with Jones getting a game-high 12 rebounds.

Florida State had a season-high 13 3-pointers, and turned 23 Texas Southern turnovers into 25 points - a large factor in the Tigers' seventh straight loss.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  21   4   7    2    5   0   0  10      1    1   2  1   2  0   0   0
 4 Todd Galloway         g  26   2   8    1    5   0   1   5      0    1   1  1   5  4   0   1
12 Al Thornton           f  24   5   8    1    2   4   6  15      3    5   8  0   2  2   0   2
21 Jason Rich            g  22   6  14    0    1   3   4  15      4    7  11  2   2  0   0   2
32 Alexander Johnson     f  21   3   6    0    0   0   0   6      2    3   5  3   0  6   3   1
10 Ralph Mims               14   2   2    2    2   4   4  10      1    0   1  0   2  0   0   1
11 Jerel Allen              17   5   8    4    6   0   0  14      1    3   4  3   2  0   0   0
15 Casaan Breeden           11   1   3    0    2   0   0   2      1    4   5  4   0  2   3   0
20 Andrew Wilson            14   3   7    3    5   2   2  11      1    3   4  1   0  1   0   0
25 Diego Romero             15   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
41 Uche Echefu              15   0   1    0    1   0   1   0      0    3   3  1   0  2   0   0
   Team                                                           2        2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  32  66   13   29  13  18  90     16   30  46 17  15 17   6   7
   Opp                     200  20  63    8   19  11  14  59     15   21  36 17  11 23   1   7


  1 2 Total
TEXAS SOUTHERN
35
24
59
FLORIDA STATE
48
42
90
Attendance: 5,508

FLORIDA STATE 71, BOWLING GREEN STATE 60
12/17/2005, Coors Classic, Mobile, Al From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

MOBILE, AL - Todd Galloway scored 14 points and Alexander Johnson added 12, leading Florida State to a 71-60 victory in the second round of Saturday's Coors Classic.

Galloway hit 8 of 11 free throws for the Seminoles (6-1), while Johnson connected on 5 of 10 from the line. Al Thornton grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds.

The Falcons (2-6) were led by Martin Samarco, who had a game-high 27 points that included seven 3-pointers. Steven Wright added 12 points.

After leading by two points at halftime, Florida State outscored Bowling Green 41-32 in the second half.

The Falcons made 50 percent of their free throws, while Florida State hit 70 percent from the charity stripe.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  26   2   6    0    2   0   0   4      0    3   3  2   6  4   0   1
 4 Todd Galloway         g  35   3  11    0    3   8  11  14      1    1   2  1   3  1   0   1
12 Al Thornton           f  17   3   5    0    0   3   3   9      3    7  10  4   0  3   0   1
21 Jason Rich            g  28   4   9    0    4   2   2  10      0    0   0  4   0  2   0   1
32 Alexander Johnson     f  24   3   6    1    1   5  10  12      6    5  11  1   0  0   0   1
10 Ralph Mims                7   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   1  3   0   1
11 Jerel Allen              14   0   3    0    3   0   0   0      0    2   2  0   0  2   0   0
15 Casaan Breeden            4   1   1    0    0   1   1   3      1    1   2  0   0  0   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson            26   3   5    1    1   2   2   9      2    2   4  2   0  2   0   1
25 Diego Romero             16   3   4    0    0   0   0   6      1    3   4  3   0  1   0   0
41 Uche Echefu               3   2   2    0    0   0   1   4      1    2   3  0   0  0   1   0
   Team                                                                2   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  24  52    2   14  21  30  71     15   28  43 18  10 18   1   7
   Opp                     200  20  52   12   31   8  16  60      6   19  25 22  12 13   2   5


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
30
41
71
BOWLING GREEN STATE
28
32
60
Attendance: 5,688

FLORIDA STATE 75, STETSON 57
12/20/2005, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Alexander Johnson scored 20 points to lead Florida State to a 75-57 victory over winless Stetson Tuesday.

Al Thornton added 17 points for the Seminoles (7-1), who led the Hatters (0-9) just 30-29 at the intermission. Todd Galloway added 11 points and a career-best six steals.

Anthony Register scored 17 points to lead Stetson, who played without two of its top three scorers. E.J. Gordon and Will Holloman were suspended for the game due to a violation of team rules.

Register's 3-pointer at the 13:16 mark in the first half gave the Hatters a 19-13 lead, but the Seminoles responded with a 14-2 run.

Of Florida State's 30 first-half points, 17 came courtesy of Stetson turnovers and 23 were sent to the books via slam dunks, lay-ups or free throws.

Guards Gabe McMillen and Kris Thomas chipped in 11 apiece for the Hatters.

The Seminoles worked their smaller opponents for 48 points in the paint, 30 of which game in the decisive second half.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  20   2   5    0    2   1   2   5      0    1   1  4   3  3   0   3
 4 Todd Galloway         g  27   5   7    0    0   1   6  11      0    2   2  1   1  3   0   6
12 Al Thornton           f  29   7  11    0    0   3   5  17      5    1   6  1   1  1   0   1
21 Jason Rich            g  27   5   8    1    2   0   0  11      2    2   4  3   0  1   1   2
32 Alexander Johnson     f  24   6   8    0    0   8   8  20      2    3   5  1   3  2   2   2
10 Ralph Mims               13   1   4    0    0   0   0   2      1    0   1  0   2  2   0   0
11 Jerel Allen              13   0   2    0    2   0   0   0      0    2   2  3   1  0   0   2
15 Casaan Breeden           10   1   3    1    2   1   2   4      0    0   0  2   0  0   0   1
20 Andrew Wilson            14   1   1    1    1   0   0   3      0    2   2  1   1  1   0   0
25 Diego Romero             15   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      1    1   2  2   0  3   0   0
41 Uche Echefu               8   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  1   0  3   0   0
   Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  29  51    3    9  14  23  75     12   16  28 19  12 19   3  17
   Opp                     200  18  38    6   14  15  20  57      6   15  21 21   4 28   2   9


  1 2 Total
STETSON
29
28
57
FLORIDA STATE
30
45
75
Attendance: 4,830

FLORIDA STATE 108, CAMPBELL 73
12/22/2005, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Alexander Johnson led six double-figure scorers with 15 points as Florida State cruised to a 108-73 victory Thursday over Campbell.

Extending its winning streak to six games, Florida State (8-1) finished the non-conference portion of its schedule to secure its best start since opening the 2003-04 season with 10 consecutive victories.

Campbell (3-6) closed an early 21-point deficit to 36-25 on Maurice Latham's driving layup with 3:52 to play in the half.

The Seminoles countered by scoring the final 11 points of the first half for a 51-27 lead. The closing run included a pair of free throws from Ralph Mims that established a new school record of 33 consecutive free throws made. Jim Oler held the previous record of 31 consecutive free throws made, set during the 1953-54 season.

Al Thornton and Mims contributed 11 points each for Florida State, while Todd Galloway, Jason Rich and Casaan Breeden finished with 10 each.

Johnson had six points as the Seminoles ran off 14 unanswered points in a three-minute stretch to start the second half.

Latham led the Fighting Camels with 19 points.

The Seminoles are idle until Dec. 31, when they take on Nebraska (9-2) in the Orange Bowl Classic at Sunrise, Fla.

Thursday's win was the Seminoles' highest-scoring victory since a 108-84 win over Jacksonville on Dec. 14, 1996.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  14   4   6    0    1   0   1   8      0    1   1  1   3  3   0   2
 4 Todd Galloway         g  20   4   7    1    4   1   2  10      0    1   1  2   1  0   0   2
12 Al Thornton           f  17   3   9    0    1   5   6  11      5    5  10  3   3  0   0   0
21 Jason Rich            g  18   5  11    0    2   0   0  10      1    1   2  1   2  0   0   2
32 Alexander Johnson     f  20   6   8    0    0   3   4  15      2    5   7  3   1  3   1   1
10 Ralph Mims               19   3   3    2    2   3   4  11      0    2   2  0   3  1   0   2
11 Jerel Allen              16   3   6    1    3   0   0   7      1    1   2  0   2  1   0   0
15 Casaan Breeden           19   4   5    1    1   1   2  10      2    4   6  3   4  2   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson            19   1   3    1    3   2   2   5      1    2   3  0   1  0   0   0
25 Diego Romero             20   3   4    0    1   2   3   8      0    2   2  2   0  1   1   1
31 Brian Hoff                5   1   2    0    0   2   2   4      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
41 Uche Echefu               8   2   3    0    0   1   2   5      1    0   1  5   0  0   0   1
50 Matt Zitani               5   2   4    0    1   0   0   4      0    0   0  0   0  1   0   0
   Team                                                                3   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  41  71    6   19  20  28 108     13   27  40 20  20 12   2  11
   Opp                     200  23  56    9   26  18  24  73      8   20  28 24  12 24   1   4


  1 2 Total
CAMPBELL
27
46
73
FLORIDA STATE
51
57
108
Attendance: 4,684

FLORIDA STATE 74, NEBRASKA 60
12/31/2005, Orange Bowl Classic, Sunrise, Fl From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

SUNRISE, FL - Isaiah Swann scored a season-high 16 points and Andrew Wilson added 15 to help Florida State extend its winning streak to seven games with a 74-60 victory over Nebraska in the Orange Bowl Classic on Saturday.

Al Thornton had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Seminoles (9-1).

Joe McCray scored 14 points and B.J. Walker had 10 points for Nebraska (9-3). Jason Dourisseau had nine points and 11 rebounds.

The Seminoles scored 14 straight points - including two 3-pointers by Wilson - in a 4:02 span midway through the second half to open a 56-38 lead. The Cornhuskers never threatened after that and trailed by as many as 24 points, 71-47, with 2:30 left.

Wilson scored nine points to help Florida State take a 32-28 halftime lead. Swann scored four points to spark a 12-4 run during a 4:27 span late in the first half.

Wilson finished 4-of-5 from 3-point range, while Swann was 2-of-8.

The Cornhuskers hit just 4 of 12 free throws overall and shot 39 percent in the second half in their first game this season outside of the state of Nebraska.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  29   7  13    2    8   0   0  16      0    2   2  1   2  1   3   3
 4 Todd Galloway         g  29   2   4    1    2   1   3   6      0    2   2  1   3  2   0   2
12 Al Thornton           f  31   4   9    0    0   3   4  11      5    7  12  3   1  2   1   3
21 Jason Rich            g  22   4   9    0    2   0   0   8      1    2   3  0   0  3   0   3
32 Alexander Johnson     f  19   1   5    0    1   1   2   3      2    1   3  4   0  1   0   2
10 Ralph Mims               10   2   5    0    1   5   6   9      2    1   3  2   1  4   0   0
11 Jerel Allen               7   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  3   0   0
15 Casaan Breeden            3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  1   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson            25   5   6    4    5   1   2  15      0    0   0  0   2  0   0   1
25 Diego Romero             14   1   2    1    1   3   4   6      1    4   5  2   1  2   0   0
41 Uche Echefu              11   0   2    0    1   0   0   0      1    0   1  0   2  0   0   1
   Team                                                                6   6         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  26  55    8   21  14  21  74     12   25  37 13  12 20   4  15
   Opp                     200  24  58    8   25   4  12  60     14   21  35 21  11 22   3   9


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
32
42
74
NEBRASKA
28
32
60
Attendance: 10,619

CLEMSON 61, FLORIDA STATE 55
01/04/2006, CLEMSON, SC From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

CLEMSON, SC - Clemson made 10 of 16 free throw attempts in the final seven and a half minutes to hang on to beat Florida State 61-55 in the conference opener for both teams Wednesday night.

Clemson, 12-2 overall and 1-0 in the ACC, snapped a two-game losing streak. The loss drops Florida State to 9-2, 0-1 and ends the Seminoles' seven-game winning streak.

The Tigers scored just five field goals in the second half, one in the final 13:30, but still managed to pull out its fourth victory in its last five games against Florida State.

Clemson shot just 22 percent from the field in the second half (5-23) and finished the game at 36 percent.

The Tigers also snapped another losing streak. Before Wednesday night, Clemson had lost seven straight ACC openers.

Shawn Robinson led Clemson with 12 points. Robinson also had five rebounds. Troy Mathis and Vernon Hamilton added 10 points apiece for the Tigers.

Florida State was led by Al Thornton with 12 points and Alexander Johnson with 11.

The Tigers opened the second half by increasing their six-point halftime lead to double digits at 41-30 with 18:45 left.

A bank shot by Jerel Allen at the 12:55 mark cut the Clemson lead to 46-42.

The Seminoles got within three, 47-44, with 9:26 to play. But the Tigers put together five straight points on two free throws and a 3-point basket by Cliff Hammonds for a 52-44 lead at the 7:22 mark.

An inside basket by Thornton got Florida State to within two 53-51 with 2:55 left, but the Seminoles would get no closer.

Florida State, trailing 33-22 at the 2:18 mark, outscored Clemson 8-3 in the final two minutes to cut the Tigers' halftime lead to 36-30. The Tigers aided the late Seminole run with three turnovers in their final four possessions.

Mathis closed the half with a 3-point basket at the horn to increase Clemson's lead to six points.

After a tie at 12 at the 10:04, Clemson used a 14-6 run to take a 26-18 lead with 5:04 left in the half.

The Tigers made seven 3-point goals in the first half, three by Mathis and two by Rivers.

Florida State shot 56 percent in the first half but was 0-for-1 from behind the arc and just 2-for-7 from the free throw line.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  17   3   6    0    1   0   0   6      0    0   0  4   2  2   0   0
 4 Todd Galloway         g  37   2   6    0    2   1   2   5      0    2   2  3   4  4   0   4
12 Al Thornton           f  35   4   9    0    0   4   5  12      3    5   8  3   0  3   0   0
21 Jason Rich            g  27   4   9    0    0   0   0   8      0    4   4  4   1  0   1   0
32 Alexander Johnson     c  30   4  10    0    1   3   5  11      0    0   0  4   0  2   1   2
10 Ralph Mims                3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
11 Jerel Allen              13   2   4    1    3   0   0   5      1    3   4  1   0  0   0   1
15 Casaan Breeden            3   1   2    0    1   0   0   2      0    2   2  1   0  2   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson            24   3   5    0    0   0   3   6      2    2   4  2   0  0   1   0
25 Diego Romero             10   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
41 Uche Echefu               1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  2   0   0
   Team                                                           1    3   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  51    1    8   8  15  55      7   21  28 22   7 15   3   7
   Opp                     200  19  53    9   31  14  22  61     16   26  42 19   9 20   5   7


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
30
25
55
CLEMSON
36
25
61
Attendance: 4,800

FLORIDA STATE 74, VIRGINIA TECH 68
01/07/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Al Thornton scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season Saturday as Florida State defeated Virginia Tech 74-68 in its Atlantic Coast Conference home opener.

The Seminoles (10-2, 1-1 ACC) led by as many as 13 points in the second half at 55-42 with 10:28 left, but needed six straight free throws in the final 35 seconds to escape with the win.

Virginia Tech (10-5, 0-2) closed to within 70-68 with 25.5 seconds left on a dunk by Coleman Collins, but Ralph Mims and Andrew Wilson each hit a pair of free throws in the waning seconds to seal the Florida State win.

Andrew Wilson scored 14 points off the bench and Alexander Johnson added 10 for the Seminoles, who bounced back from a disappointing loss Wednesday in their league opener at Clemson.

Wynton Witherspoon scored 19 points to lead Virginia Tech, Zabian Dowdell added 18 and Collins had 15.

Both teams shot well from the free throw line where Florida State made 28 of 38 tries and Virginia Tech hit on 23 of 27.

Florida State led 34-26 at halftime, leading by as many as 14 points before the break. The Seminoles had a 32-21 rebounding advantage.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  19   2   7    1    4   3   4   8      0    3   3  3   3  1   0   2
 4 Todd Galloway         g  26   1   2    0    1   0   0   2      0    3   3  3   3  3   0   1
12 Al Thornton           f  39   7  15    0    2   7   8  21      5    7  12  1   0  2   0   1
21 Jason Rich            g  33   3  10    0    0   3   4   9      2    0   2  2   1  1   0   2
32 Alexander Johnson     f  29   3   5    1    1   3   6  10      2    4   6  5   0  3   0   3
10 Ralph Mims               14   1   4    0    1   6   6   8      1    1   2  0   2  2   1   1
11 Jerel Allen               6   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson            23   3   4    2    3   6   7  14      0    1   1  2   1  1   0   1
25 Diego Romero             11   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  4   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                                3   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  21  49    4   13  28  35  74     10   22  32 21  10 13   1  11
   Opp                     200  19  42    7   17  23  27  68      4   17  21 24  14 17   0   8


  1 2 Total
VIRGINIA TECH
26
42
68
FLORIDA STATE
34
40
74
Attendance: 6,357

FLORIDA STATE 87, VIRGINIA 82
01/11/2006, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, OT From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Al Thornton scored 21 points and Alexander Johnson had 16 Wednesday night and Florida State won for just the second time in its last 34 Atlantic Coast Conference road games, beating Virginia 87-82 in overtime.

The Seminoles (11-2, 2-1 ACC) scored the last five points in regulation to tie it at 77, then added five of the first six in overtime. Virginia didn't get a basket in the overtime until just 35.8 seconds remained, and they never did catch up.

Ralph Mims, a 94 percent free throw shooter for the Seminoles, hit a pair with 10.7 seconds left to give Florida State an 85-82 lead, and Thornton got a hand on J.R. Reynolds' 3-point try in the final seconds to preserve the Seminoles' victory.

The Cavaliers (7-6, 1-2), who started the game with only eight recruited scholarship players available, finished with five. Post players Jason Cain, Tunji Soroye and Laurynas Mikalauskas fouled out against the the bigger, physical Seminoles.

Isaiah Swann added 17 points for Florida State, which shot 60 percent overall.

Sean Singletary led Virginia with 27 points and Reynolds had 17.

In the overtime, Johnson scored down low to break the tie, and Thornton followed a free throw by Reynolds by making two of his own. Another by Johnson made it 82-78.

The game was close throughout, with Virginia taking its first lead since very early on two free throws by Singletary with 10:08 left. Neither team led by more than four thereafter. It was tied at 77 when the Seminoles inbounded with 39 seconds left.

Florida State thought it had grabbed the lead on Thornton's driving basket with 19.4 seconds left, but he was called for charging, giving Virginia a shot. On its two previous possessions, the Cavaliers had failed to get off a shot, each time all seeming to be watching and expecting Singletary to do something dramatic by himself.

This time, they worked the ball around before Mamadi Diane tried a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from the right corner, but the shot came up well short, bringing the OT.

The Seminoles used 11 players in the first half, trying to wear down the undermanned Cavaliers, and got scoring from eight of them. But Florida State went away from the breakneck pace after halftime, which seemed to help the Cavaliers.

Singletary had 16 of his points after the break and also finished with seven assists and seven rebounds. He made three 3-pointers and Reynolds made four.

Jason Rich added 12 points for the Seminoles.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  35   6  10    4    6   1   1  17      0    1   1  4   3  2   0   1
 4 Todd Galloway         g  39   2   5    1    3   2   4   7      1    1   2  3   6  2   0   0
12 Al Thornton           f  38   8  14    1    2   5   9  22      4    5   9  3   2  3   2   0
21 Jason Rich            g  35   5   8    0    1   2   2  12      2    2   4  2   4  1   2   2
32 Alexander Johnson     f  35   5   8    1    2   5   8  16      0    9   9  2   0  5   2   1
10 Ralph Mims                6   0   0    0    0   2   2   2      0    0   0  1   2  0   0   1
11 Jerel Allen               7   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  2   0  0   0   0
15 Casaan Breeden            2   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson            16   0   0    0    0   1   2   1      0    1   1  0   2  2   0   1
25 Diego Romero             10   3   3    1    1   1   1   8      0    2   2  0   1  0   0   0
41 Uche Echefu               2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  1   0   0
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 225  30  50    8   15  19  29  87      8   21  29 18  20 16   6   6
   Opp                     225  29  65   10   27  14  21  82     13   15  28 24  19 12   2   5


  1 2 OT Total
FLORIDA STATE
47
30
10
87
VIRGINIA
45
32
5
82
Attendance: 7,556

BOSTON COLLEGE 90, FLORIDA STATE 87
01/14/2006, CHESTNUT HILL, MA From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

BOSTON, MA - Craig Smith had 28 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 15 Boston College to its first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference victory, beating Florida State 90-87 on Saturday despite a career-high 37 points from Al Thornton.

Jared Dudley scored 25 points for BC (12-4, 1-3), including a second-chance dunk that put the Eagles up 85-81 after Florida State (11-3, 2-2) hit two 3-pointers to cut a 14-point deficit to two.

Alexander Johnson hit a 3 with 2:07 left, and Todd Galloway made one with 1:17 left to make it 83-81. Louis Hinnant of the Eagles drove to the basket but missed, but Sean Williams got the rebound and tucked a pass underneath to Dudley, who slammed it through.

Thornton made a couple of running bank shots, but Hinnant made four straight foul shots in the final 28 seconds and intercepted a desperation inbounds pass with 0.5 seconds left to clinch it.

Hinnant had 12 points and six assists for BC, which trailed by 11 points in the first half before opening an 80-66 lead with 5:36 to play. The win snapped a two-game losing streak and a three-game slide in the ACC for the Eagles as they start their first season since defecting from the Big East.

Thornton had 17 points in the first half and made three baskets in the final 29 seconds for the Seminoles, who had never played BC before. In all, he was 15-of-18 from the field and 6-of-8 from the line to surpass the career scoring high he set in a victory over Alcorn State on Nov. 21.

Florida State has a week off before playing No. 20 North Carolina, which lost 81-70 to Miami on Saturday. The Seminoles were trying to match their win total from last season (12-19) and win three straight in the ACC for the first time in 11 years.

Florida State led 33-22 in the first half before BC scored eight consecutive points, four on putbacks, to cut the deficit to three. The Eagles trailed 38-34 at halftime.

The Eagles were 1-for-7 from 3-point range in the first half and 8-for-12 in the second, making five in a row early in the second half to turn a two-point deficit into a six-point lead.

Smith was 12-for-14 from the line.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  30   4  12    2    5   4   6  14      4    3   7  4   8  3   0   0
 4 Todd Galloway         g  32   5   8    3    5   2   2  15      0    5   5  3   3  2   0   2
12 Al Thornton           f  39  15  18    1    1   6   8  37      3    3   6  3   1  3   0   1
21 Jason Rich            g  30   3   8    1    3   0   0   7      0    0   0  1   2  0   0   3
32 Alexander Johnson     c  14   2   4    1    1   2   3   7      2    1   3  4   0  3   0   0
10 Ralph Mims                7   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  0   0  1   0   0
11 Jerel Allen               4   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    2   2  2   0  1   0   0
15 Casaan Breeden            3   1   2    0    1   0   0   2      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson            15   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   0  2   0   0
25 Diego Romero             23   2   3    1    1   0   0   5      2    1   3  1   0  1   1   0
41 Uche Echefu               3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    2   2  2   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1        1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  32  58    9   17  14  19  87     13   17  30 23  14 16   1   6
   Opp                     200  29  58    9   19  23  27  90     13   16  29 17  17 11   2   4


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
38
49
87
BOSTON COLLEGE
34
56
90
Attendance: 8,606

NORTH CAROLINA 81, FLORIDA STATE 80
01/22/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Reyshawn Terry made two free throws with 23 seconds left to lift No. 24 North Carolina to an 81-80 victory over Florida State on Sunday night.

Wes Miller led the Tar Heels (11-4, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) with a career-high 18 points and Terry added 17 points and eight rebounds. Miller got all of his points from outside, hitting 6-of-10 from 3-point range.

Alexander Johnson connected on two foul shots with 39 seconds to play to give the Seminoles an 80-79 lead, setting the stage for Terry. Al Thornton's desperation jumper from the top of the circle in the final seconds was well off the mark for Florida State (11-4, 2-3).

Florida State hit 10 of its first 11 shots, building a 25-13 lead and led by 50-37 in the final seconds of the half before North Carolina scored the final five points.

The Tar Heels kept up their push in the second half. David Noel's dunk gave North Carolina a 69-61 lead and finished off a 32-11 surge that started before halftime.

Isaiah Swann scored 17 of his 19 points in the first half for the Seminoles and Thornton also finished with 19.

North Carolina had five players in double figures and shot a season-high 55.6 percent. Freshman center Tyler Hansbrough had 15 points, Danny Green 11 and Byron Sanders 10 for the Tar Heels.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  29   7  10    3    5   2   3  19      0    0   0  3   5  2   0   4
 4 Todd Galloway         g  32   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  3   3  1   1   1
12 Al Thornton           f  34   6  11    0    2   7   8  19      3    2   5  1   1  3   0   1
21 Jason Rich            g  28   5  11    1    3   1   2  12      1    0   1  2   0  1   1   0
32 Alexander Johnson     f  26   5   9    0    2   7   9  17      1    6   7  4   0  3   1   1
10 Ralph Mims                8   0   2    0    1   0   0   0      0    2   2  1   1  2   0   1
11 Jerel Allen               8   1   1    1    1   0   0   3      1    0   1  0   1  0   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson            15   2   5    2    5   0   0   6      0    2   2  1   1  2   0   0
25 Diego Romero             14   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      1    0   1  0   1  0   1   0
41 Uche Echefu               6   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      1    1   2  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           2    2   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  28  56    7   19  17  22  80     10   16  26 15  13 14   4   8
   Opp                     200  30  54   13   21   8  13  81     11   19  30 20  19 23   1   6


  1 2 Total
NORTH CAROLINA
42
39
81
FLORIDA STATE
50
30
80
Attendance: 11,589

FLORIDA STATE 75, WAKE FOREST 68
01/24/2006, WINSTON-SALEM, NC From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Andrew Wilson had a season-high 18 points and Alexander Johnson added 14 before fouling out, helping Florida State hold off Wake Forest 75-68 Tuesday night.

Al Thornton, who came in averaging nearly 25 points over the previous four games, was held to 13 for the Seminoles (12-4, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). But he got plenty of help from his teammates, with little-used Jerel Allen contributing 11 points.

He had 12 combined in the past five games.

It was that kind of night for Florida State, which got its second conference victory on the road after losing at home to North Carolina on Sunday night.

Justin Gray had 16 of his 19 points in the first half for the Demon Deacons (12-7, 1-5), and teammate Eric Williams finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Wake Forest shot only 35 percent from the field, including 9-for-28 in the second half.

The Seminoles were 11-for-20 on 3-pointers, including Wilson's 4-for-7 effort.

The Demon Deacons trailed for the final 35 minutes, and for much of that span, they were down by at least 10 points. Finally, they got a run going to get back in it.

Most of the damage came at the line, where Harvey Hale made four and Trent Strickland added two. Kevin Swinton followed up a miss by Hale for his only basket to cut the deficit to seven, and Gray had a chance to bring Wake Forest even closer.

But he clanged a pair of free throws off the rim following a media timeout, and Diego Romero later swished a 3-pointer on the other end to make it 58-48.

The margin was 12 before the Demon Deacons rallied again. Williams started a 9-0 run with a layup - his first points of the second half - and Strickland capped it with a 3 to bring his team within 62-59.

Again, the Seminoles came up with a clutch shot, with Wilson connecting from beyond the arc for a five-point advantage. Then Gray added one of his own a couple of minutes later and Michael Drum drove through traffic to score as he was fouled, and even though he missed the free throw, the Demon Deacons again trailed by only three.

They had one final opportunity in the final minute, but Williams lost the ball in the post, and Florida State closed out the victory by converting 6-of-8 at the line.

Hale had 16 points for Wake Forest.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  25   2   6    0    3   0   0   4      1    2   3  2   3  1   0   2
 4 Todd Galloway         g  32   1   3    0    0   0   1   2      0    3   3  2   5  1   0   0
12 Al Thornton           f  32   5  15    2    3   1   3  13      3    4   7  4   3  4   0   1
21 Jason Rich            g  21   1   4    0    0   3   4   5      0    4   4  3   1  1   0   0
32 Alexander Johnson     f  21   4   8    1    2   5   5  14      4    2   6  5   3  1   1   1
10 Ralph Mims                9   0   1    0    0   1   2   1      0    1   1  1   2  0   1   0
11 Jerel Allen              14   4   5    3    4   0   0  11      0    2   2  2   0  1   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson            24   5  10    4    7   4   4  18      0    1   1  1   0  0   0   0
25 Diego Romero             16   2   2    1    1   0   0   5      0    3   3  5   0  0   0   0
41 Uche Echefu               6   1   1    0    0   0   2   2      0    2   2  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                                1   1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  55   11   20  14  21  75      8   25  33 25  17  9   2   4
   Opp                     200  20  57    6   17  22  29  68     16   25  41 19  10 13   2   4


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
42
33
75
WAKE FOREST
34
34
68
Attendance: 14,665

MIAMI 84, FLORIDA STATE 78
01/29/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL, OT From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Robert Hite scored eight of his season-high 31 points in overtime to lead Miami to an 84-78 victory over Florida State on Sunday.

Hite gave Miami the lead for good at 75-72 on a three point play with less than three minutes left in overtime.

Florida State narrowed the gap to 79-78, but a three point goal by Guillermo Diaz, with only a second left on the shot clock, sealed the victory with 18 seconds remaining. Hite then added a pair of free throws to close out the scoring.

Diaz added 24 points and Anthony Harris 13 for Miami (12-8, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference).

The Hurricanes shut out Al Thornton, Florida State's leading scorer, who was slowed by a knee injury suffered in the first half. Jason Rich led Florida State (12-5, 3-4) with 20 points while Alexander Johnson and Todd Galloway had 17 points each.

The teams traded the lead nine times and there were 10 ties. Miami's biggest lead was seven points while Florida State never led by more than five.

The Hurricanes took a 69-67 lead with 3.2 seconds remaining in regulation when reserve forward Raymond Hicks put back a missed shot by Diaz. Florida State forced the overtime when Rich lobbed an inbound pass to Johnson who put in layup with 0.1 second left.

Miami out rebounded Florida State 39-20 and was perfect on the free throw line in nine attempts. Florida State made 15 of 23 free throws. The Seminoles hit 51.9 percent of their shots from the field and the Hurricanes 50.8 percent.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  24   3   6    2    4   1   1   9      0    1   1  3   4  2   0   1
 4 Todd Galloway         g  39   5  10    4    5   3   4  17      0    2   2  2   3  4   0   1
12 Al Thornton           f  25   0   4    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   2  0   0   1
21 Jason Rich            g  37   8  11    1    2   3   4  20      1    1   2  1   2  1   0   1
32 Alexander Johnson     f  37   7  14    0    1   3   8  17      3    7  10  3   2  1   0   0
10 Ralph Mims                5   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   1  2   0   0
11 Jerel Allen              16   2   4    1    2   0   0   5      0    0   0  2   0  0   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson            13   1   1    1    1   0   0   3      0    1   1  1   1  1   0   0
25 Diego Romero             25   1   2    0    1   5   6   7      0    4   4  4   2  2   1   1
41 Uche Echefu               4   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 225  27  52    9   16  15  23  78      4   16  20 16  17 13   1   5
   Opp                     225  32  63   11   21   9   9  84     14   25  39 23  14 17   2   6


  1 2 OT Total
MIAMI
29
40
15
84
FLORIDA STATE
26
43
9
78
Attendance: 8,948

FLORIDA STATE 69, CLEMSON 59
02/01/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Al Thornton scored 15 points as Florida State broke open a close game with a 14-0 run in the second half and then held off Clemson for a rugged 69-59 victory Wednesday night.

Thornton, Florida State's season scoring leader with a 17.7 average going into the game, showed no ill effects from a knee bruise he suffered Sunday when Miami held him scoreless as the Hurricanes won in overtime.

Jason Rich added 13 points and Alexander Johnson had 12 as Seminoles surpassed the 12 games they won all last season by increasing their overall records to 13-5. They evened their Atlantic Coast Conference mark at 4-4.

Julius Powell led Clemson (14-7, 3-5) with 14 points while Akin Akingbala had 13 and Vernon Hamilton scored 11.

Referees called 43 personal fouls -- 26 on Clemson and 17 on Florida State -- and Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton drew a technical. The Tigers hit 13 of 18 free throws and the Seminoles 29 of 35. Both teams had 20 turnovers.

The Seminoles outscored the Tigers 40 to 28 in the paint and both teams were cold from outside the three-point line. Florida State missed all nine of its three-point attempts while Clemson hit four of 21.

Thornton gave Florida State a 5-4 lead with a three-point play and the Seminoles never trailed again although Clemson tied the score once during a ragged first half and twice in the second half.

The Seminoles broke the final 49-49 tie by scoring 14 unanswered points. Clemson was unable to get closer than 10 the rest of the way.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  19   2   4    0    0   4   4   8      0    1   1  0   1  4   0   0
 4 Todd Galloway         g  20   1   3    0    2   3   4   5      0    5   5  2   2  2   0   3
12 Al Thornton           f  26   5   9    0    0   5   7  15      1    3   4  3   1  3   2   2
21 Jason Rich            g  30   5   9    0    2   3   4  13      2    4   6  2   0  5   1   4
32 Alexander Johnson     f  26   1   7    0    2  10  12  12      1   10  11  3   0  3   3   3
10 Ralph Mims               19   0   3    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   3  2   0   0
11 Jerel Allen              17   2   4    0    0   2   2   6      0    1   1  4   1  0   0   0
15 Casaan Breeden            6   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  1   1  0   0   1
20 Andrew Wilson            19   2   3    0    1   0   0   4      0    3   3  0   0  0   0   0
25 Diego Romero             13   0   3    0    1   0   0   0      1    1   2  2   3  0   0   0
41 Uche Echefu               5   1   2    0    0   2   2   4      1    0   1  0   0  1   0   1
   Team                                                           2    1   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  20  49    0    9  29  35  69      8   29  37 17  12 20   6  14
   Opp                     200  21  60    4   21  13  18  59     12   26  38 26  10 20   1  13


  1 2 Total
CLEMSON
23
36
59
FLORIDA STATE
26
43
69
Attendance: 7,307

DUKE 97, FLORIDA STATE 96
02/04/2006, DURHAM, NC, OT From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

DURHAM, NC - J.J. Redick had a go-ahead 3-pointer and scored eight of his 36 points in overtime, helping No. 2 Duke hold off Florida State 97-96 on Saturday.

Shelden Williams added 27 points and 13 rebounds for the Blue Devils (21-1, 9-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), including two clinching free throws in the final seconds. It was his 11th double-double of the season, including five in the past six games.

Todd Galloway made a running 3 just before the final buzzer for the Seminoles (13-6, 4-5). They led 91-89 with about 2 minutes remaining in overtime following a jumper by Al Thornton, two of his 37 points that tied a career high.

Redick scored in the lane to tie it, and after Isaiah Swann missed on the other end, Duke gave the ball to Redick. His effort from beyond the arc in the corner swished through to make it 94-91, and he later made one of two free throws to increase the margin to four.

Galloway drove to make it a two-point game, and Williams clanged two free throws off the rim to give Florida State a chance. But Galloway's drive to the basket was thwarted by Williams, and despite replays that clearly showed the ball going out of bounds off Williams, the Blue Devils were given possession.

This time, Williams made both at the line when he was fouled, and the victory was finally secure.

Jason Rich had 20 points for the Seminoles, who fell to 0-15 in road games against Duke.


From the Osceola, February 11, 2006, page 4

Though Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton refused to comment on the officiating in the Duke game last weekend, the Osceola did learn that FSU officials sent a DVD to the league office that contained clips of more than two dozen plays they felt were questionable. Here is a partial list of some of the plays that were believed to be on that DVD:


From the ACC web site, February 6, 2006

http://theacc.collegesports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/020606aaa.html

ACC Coordinator of Men's Basketball Officials John Clougherty today announced the suspension of the officiating crew that worked Saturday's Florida State at Duke men's basketball game. The technical foul that was called on Florida State's Alexander Johnson in the second half of play should not have been assessed. The technical foul was Johnson's fifth foul and resulted in his disqualification from the contest.

Because of the incorrect assessment and the handling of the dead ball technical foul situation, the officials that worked the contest will each be suspended for their next game.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  20   1   9    0    3   0   0   2      3    3   6  5   3  2   0   0
 4 Todd Galloway         g  25   3   5    1    2   1   1   8      0    2   2  4   2  5   0   1
12 Al Thornton           f  42  17  32    0    1   3   3  37      7    8  15  2   5  1   1   3
21 Jason Rich            g  39  10  18    0    1   0   0  20      2    1   3  3   1  3   0   2
32 Alexander Johnson     f  14   6   9    0    0   1   1  13      4    7  11  5   0  2   0   0
10 Ralph Mims               20   2   5    0    0   5   5   9      1    1   2  2   4  2   0   1
11 Jerel Allen              20   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      1    1   2  2   2  2   0   2
15 Casaan Breeden            1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson            11   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    1   1  1   0  2   0   0
25 Diego Romero             31   3   5    1    2   0   1   7      1    3   4  3   1  1   0   1
41 Uche Echefu               2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           2    1   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 225  42  85    2   10  10  11  96     21   28  49 28  18 20   1  10
   Opp                     225  29  64    8   22  31  43  97     13   23  36 15  20 18   7   9


  1 2 OT Total
FLORIDA STATE
45
39
12
96
DUKE
43
41
13
97
Attendance: 9,314

FLORIDA STATE 80, GEORGIA TECH 79
02/09/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Andrew Wilson's 3-point shot with 1:31 left capped a 24-9 finish Thursday as Florida State defeated Georgia Tech 80-79, handing the Yellow Jackets their eighth consecutive loss.

Neither team managed to score in the final 91 seconds and Jeremis Smith's desperation shot from midcourt bounced harmlessly off the backboard as the buzzer sounded.

Georgia Tech (9-12, 2-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) got the ball back for that final shot with 4.4 seconds left after Florida State's Ralph Mims missed two free throws. Mims had made 39 of 42 tries this season before the misses.

Wilson, a sixth-year senior from the Atlanta suburb of Kennesaw, Ga., made 3 of 5 tries from 3-point distance and finished with 10 points.

Alexander Johnson led the Seminoles (14-6, 5-5) with 14 points, including a slam dunk that tied the ragged contest at 77 with 2:06 left.

The teams combined to commit 46 turnovers and 42 personal fouls.

Georgia Tech, which led for practically all of the game, built a 70-56 lead with 9:17 left on a jumper by Lewis Clinch.

A trio of sophomores paced Georgia Tech. Ra'Sean Dickey and Zam Fredrick each scored 19 points and Anthony Morrow finished with 17 while Smith's game-high 11 rebounds helped the Jackets to a 37-28 advantage.

The Seminoles leading scorer and rebounder on the season, Al Thornton, was in foul trouble all night and fouled out with 10 points in 16 minutes playing time.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  28   5  10    0    2   3   3  13      0    3   3  1   4  5   0   4
 4 Todd Galloway         g  25   2   8    1    5   4   4   9      1    0   1  2   4  1   0   1
12 Al Thornton           f  16   3   3    1    1   3   5  10      1    3   4  5   1  4   0   0
21 Jason Rich            g  27   5   9    0    1   2   2  12      0    2   2  3   4  1   1   0
32 Alexander Johnson     f  29   5   8    1    1   3   4  14      3    2   5  3   2  4   1   3
10 Ralph Mims               15   0   3    0    1   0   2   0      0    2   2  1   0  1   0   1
11 Jerel Allen              15   0   3    0    1   0   0   0      1    1   2  0   0  1   0   2
15 Casaan Breeden            3   2   4    1    3   0   0   5      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson            19   3   5    3    5   1   2  10      2    3   5  1   1  2   0   0
25 Diego Romero             15   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      1    2   3  2   0  1   0   1
41 Uche Echefu               8   2   5    0    1   1   2   5      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   2
   Team                                                           1        1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  28  59    7   21  17  24  80     10   18  28 19  16 20   2  14
   Opp                     200  29  57   11   18  10  13  79     13   24  37 23  17 26   4  10


  1 2 Total
GEORGIA TECH
43
36
79
FLORIDA STATE
39
41
80
Attendance: 8,011

FLORIDA STATE 73, MASSACHUSETTS 63
02/12/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Alexander Johnson scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds Sunday as Florida State pulled away in the second half to take a 73-63 victory over Massachusetts.

The 6-10 Johnson dunked on his own miss with 10:59 left to give the Seminoles a 47-45 lead - and they never looked back on their way to consecutive victories for the first time in a month, leading by as many as 16 at 72-56 with 2:53 left.

Johnson, who has had four double-doubles in the last five games, made 9 of 10 free throws, and the Seminoles connected of 19 of 21 tries at the line to go along with 48.9 percent shooting from the floor.

Florida State (15-6) used a 12-0 midway through the game to build a 38-31 lead, but UMass (10-11) countered with a 14-4 run of its own capped by James Life's 3-point shot that gave the Minutemen a 45-42 lead with 13:13 left.

Life, a transfer from Manatee Community College who played his prep ball at Mariner High School in Leigh Acres, led UMass with 14 points. Jeff Viggiano added 11, Brandon Thomas and Dante Mulligan 10 apiece for the Minutemen.

Al Thornton finished with 16 for Florida State and senior point guard Todd Galloway had 11.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  16   2   5    2    2   0   0   6      0    2   2  1   2  4   0   0
 4 Todd Galloway         g  29   3   5    3    4   2   2  11      0    0   0  3   2  1   0   1
12 Al Thornton           f  34   5  10    1    1   5   6  16      2    1   3  2   1  1   0   0
21 Jason Rich            g  32   4   5    0    1   1   1   9      0    1   1  1   3  2   0   0
32 Alexander Johnson     f  29   4  10    0    1   9  10  17      3   10  13  4   1  2   0   1
10 Ralph Mims               11   1   3    0    1   0   0   2      0    0   0  1   2  0   0   1
11 Jerel Allen               8   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   1  0   0   0
15 Casaan Breeden            1   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson            24   3   5    2    4   0   0   8      0    0   0  0   2  0   0   0
25 Diego Romero             12   0   0    0    0   2   2   2      0    0   0  1   0  2   0   0
41 Uche Echefu               4   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  2   0  0   0   1
   Team                                                           2    2   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  47    8   15  19  21  73      7   17  24 15  14 12   0   4
   Opp                     200  25  48    5   19   8  13  63     10   18  28 20  10 15   2   5


  1 2 Total
MASSACHUSETTS
31
32
63
FLORIDA STATE
35
38
73
Attendance: 7,813

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 86, FLORIDA STATE 64
02/15/2006, RALEIGH, NC From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

RALEIGH, NC - Engin Atsur had five of North Carolina State's 13 3-pointers and scored 19 points to help the 21st-ranked Wolfpack avoid their first losing streak of the season with an 86-64 victory over Florida State on Wednesday night.

It was the third straight game with at least 12 3s for N.C. State (20-5, 9-3), which solidified its hold on second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference behind Duke (12-0). Cedric Simmons had 14 points, Tony Bethel added 13 and Cameron Bennerman and Andrew Brackman each scored 12 in another balanced effort for the Wolfpack.

Forward Ilian Evtimov didn't play in the second half because of a sprained foot, but he hardly was missed. The Wolfpack made a season-high 15 shots 3s five games ago against Clemson, and after hitting only seven in the next game, they have 49 in the past four.

Bennerman had three, while Bethel and Evtimov each made two.

Alexander Johnson had 15 points and Al Thornton scored 14 for the Seminoles (15-7, 5-6), who ended a 26-game road losing streak in the ACC last season at N.C. State.

N.C. State led 29-27 late in the first half before taking control. And, yes, most of the damage was done from long range. Atsur and Brackman made consecutive 3s before Atsur capped a 16-0 run with another one, and the margin had ballooned to 18 points.

Freshman Courtney Fells had a surprising contribution, too. He hadn't even gotten off the bench in eight of the previous 10 games, yet found himself on the court for a brilliant 3-minute stretch as the Wolfpack pulled away. He scored inside, got a steal on the other end, then followed up a miss by Bethel that led to a three-point play.

That made it 40-27, and Florida State made only a brief rally after halftime. It was aided greatly by a technical foul on Atsur, normally one of the most levelheaded players in the conference. But after he had a turnover, he quickly was called for a foul, and he apparently said something referee Jamie Luckie didn't appreciate.

Ralph Mims converted both free throws to cut the lead to 58-38, and the Seminoles eventually got within 15 midway through the second half. Atsur helped N.C. State stretch it again with another 3, and Bennerman drove end-to-end for a three-point play.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  23   1   4    1    4   2   3   5      0    1   1  3   2  4   0   1
 4 Todd Galloway         g  22   1   5    1    4   0   2   3      0    1   1  1   2  4   0   3
12 Al Thornton           f  28   5  14    1    4   3   5  14      1    0   1  2   2  3   0   0
21 Jason Rich            g  15   2   3    0    0   2   2   6      0    0   0  3   1  0   0   0
32 Alexander Johnson     f  27   6   9    0    1   3   4  15      5    4   9  4   1  3   1   2
10 Ralph Mims               18   4   4    0    0   3   3  11      2    0   2  0   1  5   0   1
11 Jerel Allen              17   0   2    0    1   0   0   0      0    2   2  3   2  2   0   1
15 Casaan Breeden            9   0   4    0    1   0   0   0      1    0   1  1   0  1   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson            20   1   2    0    1   0   0   2      0    1   1  0   1  0   0   1
25 Diego Romero             13   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      0    1   1  2   0  0   0   0
41 Uche Echefu               8   1   2    1    2   3   3   6      0    1   1  0   0  1   0   0
   Team                                                           4    1   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  52    4   18  16  22  64     13   12  25 19  12 23   1   9
   Opp                     200  28  44   13   23  17  20  86      4   21  25 20  22 21   2  10


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
27
37
64
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
45
41
86
Attendance: 17,103

FLORIDA STATE 76, VIRGINIA 62
02/18/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Andrew Wilson matched his career best with seven 3-point field goals Saturday and Alexander Johnson delivered his fifth double double in seven games as Florida State took a 76-62 victory over Virginia.

Wilson hit 7 of 11 tries from long distance to finish with a game-high 21 points while the 6-10 Johnson had 15 points and 13 rebounds to go along with a pair of spectacular blocks in the final minute.

Wilson also made seven 3's two years ago in a losing effort at North Carolina. He has made 37 of 67 on the season from 3-point range.

The Seminoles (16-7, 6-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) pretty much put the game away with fast starts at the beginning of each half. Taking an 18-5 lead to begin the game and a 9-1 start in the second half gave them a 48-29 advantage.

Five players finished in double figures for the Seminoles.

Todd Galloway finished with a dozen points while Jason Rich and Al Thornton had 10 each.

JR Reynolds led Virginia (13-10, 6-6) with 18 points.

Sean Singletary, the Cavaliers' leading scorer on the year, went scoreless in the first half but finished with 12 points along with Adrian Joseph.

The Seminoles took advantage of Virginia's cold-shooting start and raced to an early 18-5 lead as the Cavaliers misfired on 9 of their first 10 shots.

Florida State led 39-28 at the half, holding 13-point leads twice.

Florida State also defeated the Cavaliers on their home court 87-82 in overtime Jan. 11.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g   4   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  3   1  1   0   0
 4 Todd Galloway         g  28   5   6    2    3   0   0  12      0    1   1  4   5  1   0   4
12 Al Thornton           f  31   4   9    1    1   1   2  10      1    3   4  3   2  2   0   2
21 Jason Rich            g  34   5  10    0    1   0   0  10      0    3   3  2   2  5   0   1
32 Alexander Johnson     f  33   4   9    0    1   7   7  15      3   10  13  2   2  3   5   1
10 Ralph Mims               12   1   2    1    1   1   2   4      0    1   1  1   2  0   0   0
11 Jerel Allen              11   1   5    0    2   0   0   2      0    0   0  3   2  1   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson            33   7  11    7   11   0   0  21      0    1   1  1   1  0   0   1
25 Diego Romero             12   0   1    0    0   0   2   0      0    3   3  0   0  0   1   0
41 Uche Echefu               2   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      1    0   1  0   0  1   0   0
   Team                                                                1   1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  28  54   11   20   9  13  76      5   24  29 19  17 14   6   9
   Opp                     200  22  56    2   12  16  21  62     14   20  34 18   7 16   1   6


  1 2 Total
VIRGINIA
28
34
62
FLORIDA STATE
39
37
76
Attendance: 8,567

FLORIDA STATE 71, MARYLAND 60
02/22/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Al Thornton scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Wednesday night as Florida State defeated Maryland 71-60 to keep its NCAA postseason hopes alive.

Florida State (17-7, 7-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) jumped to an 11-4 lead and stayed in control throughout to hand Maryland a setback that jeopardizes the Terrapins NCAA postseason hopes.

Thornton's 10 points and eight rebounds led Florida State to a 37-27 halftime lead, although the Seminoles were up by as many as 14.

Maryland (16-10, 6-7) pulled within six at 37-31 early in the second half, but Thornton keyed 21-7 Florida State run that put the Seminoles into a 58-38 lead midway through the final half.

The 6-7 Thornton hit 10 of 15 shots from the field and made both of his 3-point tries. Isaiah Swann joined Thornton in double figures with 12 points.

Florida State's win was its seventh in league play this season, its most conference victories in 13 seasons.

Nik Caner-Medley led Maryland with 19 points and Ekene Ibekwe added 15.

Florida State's Alexander Johnson, who had had five double doubles in his last seven games, played just two minutes in the first half because of foul trouble but finished with nine points and seven rebounds.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  28   3   7    1    4   5   7  12      1    1   2  3   4  2   1   2
 4 Todd Galloway         g  28   1   3    1    2   1   3   4      0    2   2  2   3  4   0   1
12 Al Thornton           f  39  10  15    2    2   5   9  27      3    9  12  1   1  1   0   1
21 Jason Rich            g  21   3  10    0    1   0   0   6      0    1   1  3   3  2   0   0
32 Alexander Johnson     f  20   3   5    1    1   2   2   9      1    6   7  3   0  3   1   0
10 Ralph Mims               11   1   4    0    1   1   2   3      1    2   3  1   1  1   0   2
11 Jerel Allen              11   2   3    1    1   2   3   7      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
15 Casaan Breeden            3   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  1   0  1   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson            17   0   4    0    4   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   1  0   0   0
25 Diego Romero             12   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    1   2  3   0  1   0   1
41 Uche Echefu              10   1   2    1    1   0   1   3      1    1   2  3   1  1   1   1
   Team                                                           1    3   4         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  24  54    7   17  16  27  71      9   28  37 20  14 17   3   8
   Opp                     200  22  54    3   11  13  20  60      7   24  31 23  12 18   4   5


  1 2 Total
MARYLAND
27
33
60
FLORIDA STATE
37
34
71
Attendance: 8,751

VIRGINIA TECH 72, FLORIDA STATE 61
02/25/2006, BLACKSBURG, VA From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

BLACKSBURG, VA - Zabian Dowdell scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half and Virginia Tech pulled away midway through the second half to beat Florida State 72-61 on Saturday night, ending the Hokies' three-game losing streak.

The Hokies (14-13, 4-10 Atlantic Coast Conference) had four players in double figures and shot 61.5 percent from the floor in the second half.

Jamon Gordon added 15 points for the Hokies, including seven straight when Virginia Tech went ahead to stay. Coleman Collins scored 13 and Deron Washington had 12 points and nine rebounds. Dowdell added five rebounds, five assists and four steals.

Florida State (17-8, 7-7), which had won four of five and seven in a row against the Hokies, saw its hopes for an at-large berth in the NCAA tournament damaged. The Seminoles have two games left -- at home against No. 1 Duke and at Miami.

Alexander Johnson led the Seminoles with 15 points and Al Thornton added 13.

The game was tied at 27 at halftime and four times early in the second half.

But Gordon gave the Hokies the lead for good at 41-40 lead with a layup and scored Virginia Tech's next five points as it led 46-42 with 12:52 left. Florida State got within 53-51 with 7:08 left, but the Hokies used a 7-0 run to rebuild their margin.

Dowdell had the last four in the burst on a layup and jumper, and scored 13 points in the final 9:24, drawing roars from the crowd of 9,847 at Cassell Coliseum.

Florida State got as close as 60-56 with 3:58 to play, but the Hokies quickly responded with five points in a row and led by at least seven the rest of the way.

Virginia Tech made 11 of 14 free throws in the second half.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  27   3   9    1    4   0   0   7      2    1   3  0   3  0   0   5
 4 Todd Galloway         g  27   1   4    1    1   4   4   7      0    1   1  0   1  5   0   0
12 Al Thornton           f  22   6   9    1    2   0   1  13      0    4   4  4   1  3   0   2
21 Jason Rich            g  31   3   9    0    2   0   0   6      0    0   0  4   3  2   0   0
32 Alexander Johnson     f  26   6   9    0    1   3   5  15      3    6   9  3   0  2   1   0
10 Ralph Mims               13   1   3    0    0   4   5   6      2    0   2  2   1  0   0   0
11 Jerel Allen              12   1   3    1    2   0   0   3      0    2   2  0   0  1   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson            22   0   2    0    2   0   0   0      1    0   1  3   2  2   0   0
25 Diego Romero             13   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  1   0   0
41 Uche Echefu               7   2   4    0    0   0   0   4      1    2   3  1   0  4   0   2
   Team                                                                2   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  53    4   14  11  15  61      9   19  28 17  11 20   1   9
   Opp                     200  26  54    5   10  15  20  72      9   24  33 19  12 17   2  10


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
27
34
61
VIRGINIA TECH
27
45
72
Attendance: 9,847

FLORIDA STATE 79, DUKE 74
03/01/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Alexander Johnson wasn't around for the finish of Florida State's one-point overtime loss to Duke earlier this season.

On Wednesday night, most of the Duke players weren't near the court when the Seminoles beat the top-ranked Blue Devils 79-74.

Florida State fans prematurely stormed the court with 1.7 seconds left to play, but that only delayed the final buzzer that signaled the Seminoles' second win over No. 1 Duke in three years.

Duke coach Mike Krzyzweski had his team - except the five in the game - taken to the locker room before Al Thornton took the final free throws although 1.7 seconds remained on the clock. He said he feared for his players safety.

"I would think that security is not ready for that type of thing," Krzyzewski said. "We weren't going to win the basketball game, the game was basically over, so why put those kids in harm's way?"

He said that saying anything more about it would be misinterpreted.

"It's an unfortunate situation and let the powers to be handle it...in front of everybody, though, not behind closed doors," he said.

J.J. Redick was 10-for-28 from the field and had 30 points for Duke (27-2, 14-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), while Shelden Williams had 20 points.

Johnson, who broke the game's final tie on Wednesday, said he wasn't thinking about what happened when Florida State (18-8, 8-7) played at Duke on Feb. 4. In that game he was sent to the bench with his fifth foul, a technical, in the second half.

The ACC later determined the technical against Johnson, called after he was bumped by Williams, who also got a technical, was a mistake and suspended the three-man officiating crew for one game.

"I just played ball because I didn't want to think about that," Alexander said. "I kind of let that stay in the past, never looked back at it."

His basket, over Williams, with 1:06 left gave the Seminoles a 74-72 lead.

Johnson said he was afraid that if he did dwell on the last game, he would have gotten too physical.

"I would have got some cheap fouls trying to be aggressive against Shelden Williams so I kind of relaxed and let my game come to me," said Johnson, who finished with 22 points.

It was Williams who was in foul trouble Wednesday night. He fouled out with 27 seconds left to send Johnson to the line where he made two free throws to put the Seminoles up 76-72.

Fans came onto the floor with Florida State ahead 77-72. The floor was cleared and Duke was awarded two free throws on a technical foul against Florida State for its players leaving the bench area.

Redick made the foul shots to make it a three-point game, but Thornton, who was fouled as the premature celebration began, made two free throws for the final margin.

The loss ended the run at an unbeaten ACC season for Duke (27-2, 14-1), which finishes the regular season Saturday night at home against North Carolina.

Thornton had 26 points for Florida State, which beat top-ranked Duke 77-76 on Jan. 6, 2003, also in Tallahassee.

Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said Duke brings the kind of excitement that causes fans to rush the court after a victory.

"This is uncharted waters for us," Hamilton said. "I'm sure that in the future we'll try to win games by a little larger margin."

The score was tied five times and there were four lead changes. Duke took its first lead in the second half at 43-42 on a dunk by Williams and built the lead to seven points.

Duke went on an 11-5 run at the end of the first half to cut its deficit to 36-33. Redick accounted for eight points in the run with his first two 3-pointers of the game and two free throws.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 4 Todd Galloway         g  33   3   9    2    5   3   4  11      3    1   4  1   1  1   0   1
12 Al Thornton           f  36   5  15    1    2  15  16  26      4    2   6  2   1  5   1   1
20 Andrew Wilson         g  28   2   3    1    1   1   2   6      0    1   1  0   2  0   0   0
21 Jason Rich            g  22   0   5    0    0   3   4   3      3    6   9  5   0  2   0   1
25 Diego Romero          f  15   2   4    1    2   0   1   5      2    2   4  1   0  0   0   1
 3 Isaiah Swann             15   1   2    0    1   0   0   2      0    1   1  4   0  0   0   1
10 Ralph Mims                9   2   3    0    1   0   0   4      1    0   1  0   1  2   0   0
11 Jerel Allen              14   0   3    0    2   0   0   0      0    1   1  3   1  0   0   0
32 Alexander Johnson        26   6  16    0    1  10  13  22      6    7  13  2   1  1   1   0
41 Uche Echefu               2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   1
   Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  21  60    5   15  32  40  79     20   22  42 18   7 11   2   6
   Opp                     200  28  63    8   22  10  17  74     16   23  39 30  12 17   7   3


  1 2 Total
DUKE
33
41
74
FLORIDA STATE
36
43
79
Attendance: 12,100

FLORIDA STATE 67, MIAMI 64
03/05/2006, CORAL GABLES, FL From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

CORAL GABLES, FL - Al Thornton scored 18 points and grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds as Florida State beat Miami 67-64 in both teams' regular season finale Sunday.

Florida State (19-8, 9-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored its final eight points from the free-throw line, including five from Thornton, as the Seminoles took control after trailing Miami (15-14, 7-9) for much of the second half.

Thornton's final two free throws gave the Seminoles a 66-61 lead with eight seconds remaining.

Miami's Guillermo Diaz hit a 3-pointer to pull the Hurricanes within two 5 seconds later, but Florida State sealed the win when Todd Galloway converted 1-of-2 free throws with 2.6 seconds left.

Robert Hite's 80-foot desperation shot caught the back of the rim but failed to fall for Miami. Hite scored a game-high 20 points for the Hurricanes.

It was the first win in four games against Miami for Florida State, which greatly helped its cause for an NCAA Tournament bid by winning four of its final five games. The Seminoles upset then-No. 1 Duke, 79-74, on Wednesday behind 26 points from Thornton.

Miami's loss means its push for a tournament bid likely fell short.

The two teams traded leads before Miami went up 61-59 on a basket by Diaz, who scored 16 points, with 1:57 remaining. But the Hurricanes missed four of their final five shots, while the Seminoles converted 10 of 12 free throws down the stretch.

Alexander Johnson had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Seminoles, who outrebounded the Hurricanes 35-27 and shot 50 percent (5-for-10) on 3-pointers.

Miami scored 15 of the first 18 points of the second half, taking a 45-38 lead on a 3-pointer by Hite with 12:29 remaining in the game.

But Florida State responded by forging a 50-50 tie on a 3-pointer by Galloway at 8:08. The Seminoles regained the lead, going up 55-54 on a free throw by Jason Rich at 6:05. Hite had another 3-pointer to put the Hurricanes up 57-55 at 5:50.

Miami honored its four seniors, including Hite, before their final regular season game.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  15   2   4    0    1   0   0   4      0    2   2  0   5  3   0   0
 4 Todd Galloway         g  33   2   4    1    2   3   5   8      0    1   1  0   4  2   0   1
12 Al Thornton           f  32   5  11    0    1   8  10  18      7    6  13  2   0  2   0   0
21 Jason Rich            g  29   2   8    0    1   3   4   7      1    2   3  3   2  0   1   0
32 Alexander Johnson     f  28   3   7    0    0   8  10  14      3    7  10  3   0  4   0   1
10 Ralph Mims                7   1   1    1    1   0   2   3      0    1   1  1   0  1   0   0
11 Jerel Allen              11   1   2    1    1   0   0   3      0    1   1  0   1  2   0   1
20 Andrew Wilson            25   1   3    1    2   0   0   3      0    0   0  2   0  0   0   0
25 Diego Romero             12   2   3    0    0   0   0   4      0    0   0  1   2  0   1   0
41 Uche Echefu               8   1   2    1    1   0   0   3      0    1   1  1   1  1   0   0
   Team                                                           2    1   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  20  45    5   10  22  31  67     13   22  35 13  15 15   2   3
   Opp                     200  25  55    7   18   7  12  64     10   17  27 20  15 10   6   8


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
35
32
67
MIAMI
30
34
64
Attendance: 5,809

WAKE FOREST 78, FLORIDA STATE 66
03/09/2006, ACC, Greensboro, NC From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

GREENSBORO, NC - Justin Gray had 25 points and Eric Williams added 14 to help Wake Forest beat Florida State 78-66 Thursday in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, severely hurting the Seminoles' chances for an NCAA bid.

Chris Ellis swished a 3-pointer to give the 12th-seeded Demon Deacons (16-15) the lead for good with about 3 1/2 minutes left, and they pulled away from there for their second-straight win. For a team that started 2-13 in the ACC, it's quite an achievement.

Wake Forest moves on to the quarterfinals to play No. 25 North Carolina State.

Florida State (19-9) finished fifth during the regular season at 9-7, and coach Leonard Hamilton can only hope it was good enough for a spot in the NCAA tournament. Al Thornton had 17 points before fouling out and Isaiah Swann scored 12 for the Seminoles, who had won four of their past five games.

This one appeared to be going their way, too. Thornton's layup early in the second half gave them a 45-34 lead, and the margin still was seven following a 3 from Swann with 6:40 remaining. Yet Florida State went nearly 6 minutes without a basket, and Wake Forest took advantage.

An 11-0 run did the trick, and it started with Williams' post up move as he was fouled. He failed to make the free throw, but his teammates picked up the slack. Trent Strickland drove down the lane and Gray converted a pair at the line to bring the Deacons within one.

Ellis missed from the top of the key, then got another chance after Alexander Johnson clanged a shot off the rim on the other end. This time, Ellis took a pass in the corner from Justin Gray, and his unorthodox delivery sent the ball through from beyond the arc to put Wake Forest ahead 61-59, its first lead of the game.

The Seminoles, meanwhile, were falling apart. Thornton missed a wild 3-pointer from the wing that led to Gray's fallaway jumper on the ensuing possession as the Deacons pulled away.

They also had some good fortune. Johnson missed the front end of a 1-and-1, and after Strickland did the same, he was able to chase down the rebound. He drove down the middle and banked in a shot from straightaway, perhaps signifying this truly was Wake Forest's night.

Johnson eventually snapped that field goal drought with a putback in the final minute, but it only brought Seminoles within 10 points. Now they must wait and see what happens Sunday, when the NCAA selection committee picks the 65-team field.

Gray finished with eight assists and only one turnover, and Strickland grabbed all 10 of his rebounds on the defensive end. Ellis and Michael Drum each scored 10 points, while Todd Galloway had 10 for Florida State.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  25   4  11    3    8   1   2  12      0    2   2  4   1  0   0   2
 4 Todd Galloway         g  31   5  10    0    4   0   2  10      0    5   5  3   4  2   0   0
12 Al Thornton           f  36   6  16    1    4   4   5  17      3    5   8  5   0  3   0   0
21 Jason Rich            f  18   3   5    0    1   1   2   7      0    2   2  4   1  2   0   1
32 Alexander Johnson     c  21   2   5    0    0   2   3   6      1    2   3  4   0  3   2   0
10 Ralph Mims                9   0   0    0    0   2   2   2      0    0   0  2   3  1   0   1
11 Jerel Allen               8   1   3    1    1   0   0   3      0    1   1  1   0  0   0   0
15 Casaan Breeden            2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
20 Andrew Wilson            28   2   6    1    3   0   0   5      0    1   1  1   0  0   0   2
25 Diego Romero             15   0   0    0    0   2   2   2      0    2   2  2   0  0   0   0
41 Uche Echefu               7   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    1   1  1   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1    0   1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  24  57    6   21  12  18  66      5   21  26 27   9 11   2   6
   Opp                     200  24  53    7   24  23  32  78     13   31  44 20  14 14   2   5


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
40
26
66
WAKE FOREST
32
46
78
Attendance: 23,745

FLORIDA STATE 67, BUTLER 63
03/17/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NIT From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Alexander Johnson's two baskets in the final minute lifted Florida State to a 67-63 win over cold-shooting Butler in a first round National Invitational Tournament game Friday.

Johnson's jump-hook put the Seminoles ahead 64-63 with 51 seconds left and his putback on a missed free throw by Ralph Mims with 19.4 seconds sealed the victory for a team intent on proving that it was slighted when left out of the NCAA tournament field.

Avery Sheets 3-point basket with 2:22 left to give Butler a 63-61 lead.

The 6-10 Johnson finished with 20 points and nine rebounds while teammate Jason Rich, who sparked an early second-half run, led all scorers with a career best 22, including 13 in the second half.

Brandon Polk led Butler (20-13) with 21 points, but was limited to just five in the second half. The Bulldogs shot an icy 33.8 percent in the game and were just 8 of 37 from 3-point distance.

Four quick Rich baskets helped Florida State gain a 47-36 lead, but Butler Rich hit four quick baskets early in the Florida State (20-9).

Florida State started with an 11-2 lead as Butler hit just one of its first 10 shots and just 3 of their first 21 and still were within three, 33-30, at halftime.

But Polk scored 16 in the half to keep his team in the game.

Florida State will host South Carolina on Tuesday in a second-round game.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  30   2   7    0    3   2   2   6      1    1   2  1   3  1   0   1
 4 Todd Galloway         g  12   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  2   0   0
12 Al Thornton           f  23   2   5    1    2   0   0   5      2    5   7  3   1  2   2   1
21 Jason Rich            g  33  10  17    0    1   2   3  22      0    8   8  0   0  4   0   1
32 Alexander Johnson     f  27   8   9    0    1   4   8  20      2    7   9  4   1  3   0   0
10 Ralph Mims               28   1   5    0    0   2   6   4      1    5   6  1   6  0   0   0
11 Jerel Allen               5   0   3    0    0   1   2   1      0    2   2  0   0  0   0   0
15 Casaan Breeden            3   1   1    1    1   0   0   3      0    0   0  0   1  0   0   1
20 Andrew Wilson            24   1   3    0    2   0   0   2      2    1   3  0   0  2   0   0
25 Diego Romero             11   2   3    0    0   0   0   4      1    3   4  4   0  0   0   0
41 Uche Echefu               4   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      2    0   2  2   0  1   0   0
   Team                                                           1        1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  55    2   10  11  21  67     12   32  44 16  12 15   2   4
   Opp                     200  22  65    8   37  11  12  63     11   21  32 15  10  8   2   9


  1 2 Total
BUTLER
30
33
63
FLORIDA STATE
33
34
67
Attendance: 5,187

SOUTH CAROLINA 69, FLORIDA STATE 68
03/21/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Sweet 16, NIT From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Tarence Kinsey hit three free throws in the final 26 seconds of overtime and South Carolina beat Florida State 69-68 Tuesday night to keep alive its hopes of repeating as the National Invitation Tournament champions.

Todd Galloway's two free throws got Florida State within one with 5 seconds left and the Seminoles stole the inbounds pass, but Galloway's desperation jumper was blocked by Rocky Trice as the game ended.

The Gamecocks (20-15) thought they had the game won in regulation when Renaldo Balkman banked in a short jumper at the buzzer with the game tied at 58, but officials ruled it was too late.

Balkman's tip-in and Tre Kelley's layup gave South Carolina a quick 62-58 lead in the overtime but Alexander Johnson hit a pair of free throws and Al Thornton scored underneath to tie it at 62.

Kelley then drove the lane again for a layup and South Carolina didn't trail again.

The Gamecocks advance to meet the winner of Cincinnati-Minnesota on Thursday with a spot in the NIT semifinals in New York at stake. They are trying to become the first team to win consecutive NIT titles since St. John's in 1943 and 1944.

Kelley scored 17 points for the Gamecocks. Kinsey finished with 14 points, Trice 12, and Brandon Wallace 11 while Balkman had eight points and a game-high 13 rebounds.

Johnson led Florida State (20-10) with 22 points and 10 rebounds while Isaiah Swann scored 13 of his 16 points in the second half.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  32   6  13    3    5   1   2  16      0    3   3  1   3  6   0   2
 4 Todd Galloway         g  32   1   5    1    4   2   2   5      1    3   4  3   1  0   0   0
12 Al Thornton           f  36   4  10    0    1   0   0   8      4    2   6  2   0  3   0   0
21 Jason Rich            g  32   1   6    0    0   2   2   4      0    2   2  3   5  1   0   1
32 Alexander Johnson     f  33  10  16    0    2   2   2  22      5    5  10  3   1  5   0   1
10 Ralph Mims               13   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    2   2  0   2  1   0   0
11 Jerel Allen               5   0   4    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   1  0   0   0
15 Casaan Breeden            3   0   0    0    0   1   2   1      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   1
20 Andrew Wilson            24   4   5    1    1   2   2  11      3    0   3  0   1  0   0   0
25 Diego Romero             12   0   0    0    0   1   2   1      0    5   5  0   0  0   0   0
41 Uche Echefu               3   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           3    3   6                  
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   FSU                   5 225  26  62    5   14  11  14  68     16   25  41 12  14 16   0   5
   Opp                     225  30  66    5   25   4   7  69     13   20  33 13  15  8   9   9


  1 2 OT Total
SOUTH CAROLINA
22
36
11
69
FLORIDA STATE
25
33
10
68
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