Florida State Men's Basketball - 2007-08 Year In Review

Florida State Men's Basketball - 2007-08 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Leonard Hamilton, Head Coach
Michael Bradley, Strength and Conditioning
Andy Enfield, Assistant Coach
Stan Jones, Associate Head Coach
Jacob Ridenhour, Director of Operations
Corey Williams, Assistant Coach

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2007-08 FSU Basketball Media Guide


2008 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Solomon Alabi, 7-1, 237, C, Kaduna, Nigeria - ON ALABI: "Solomon is a shot blocker extraordinaire with good timing off the ball. He was measured with a 7'3" wingspan, a 9'1" standing reach and his length makes him an imposing presence on defense. He runs the floor well. He is developing his offensive game, and likes to use the baby hook that is pretty consistent around the pain with his right hand. He is a hard worker," said Joshua Motenko of NBA Draft.net....came to the United States in June of 2005 to attend high school and earn admission into a college or university in the United States...began playing the sport of basketball in 2004 and has developed into an all-star candidate player...gives Florida State its' first real shot blocking presence under Head Coach Leonard Hamilton...starred at Montverde Academy in Montverde, Fla., as a junior and senior...led Montverde to an undefeated 30-0 record and a No. 4 national ranking in the final USA Today high school boy's basketball poll...Alabi and Montverde were named the National Champions in the HoopsUSA.com rankings...considered to be the best shot blocker and defensive intimidator in the high school class of 2007...ranked as the No. 24 ranked overall player in the nation as a senior by Rivals.com...earned All-Star status at the Nike All-American camp prior to his senior season...following his participation in the Nike All-American camp he starred for the Nigerian Junior National team as they dominated and won the African championships...the Nigerian team qualified for the 2007 FIBA Under 19 World Championships by winning the African Championships...averaged 9.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and a tournament-leading 2.8 blocks per game at the FIBA Under 19 World Championships during the summer of 2007...scored five points and pulled down five rebounds as a member of the World Select Team at the 2007 Nike Hoop Summit All-Star game played in Memphis, Tenn...the World Team fell to the U.S. Junior National Team, 100-80...blocked a game-high three shots and was three-of-four from the free throw line in 14 minutes played in the all-star game...possesses an effective hook shot and is comfortable shooting the ball from up to 10 feet from the basket...compared by many in terms of build and body to Antonio McDyess...has good hands and an explosive vertical leap...AT MONTVERDE: Graduated from Montverde Academy in Montverde, Fla. in 2007...Montverde is an academic institution of nearly 500 students in grades PK3-12 representing 36 different countries and 11 states...Montverde is located just outside of Orlando, Fla...averaged a double-double of 17.5 points and 11.4 rebounds in leading Montverde to a perfect 30-0 record as a senior in 2007...averaged 6.0 blocked shots per game and set a single-season Montverde record for blocked shots in a single-season with 180...earned All-State First-Team honors in Class 2A as a senior...also named to the All Central Florida Boy's Basketball First-Team by the Orlando Sentinel...named the Most Valuable player in the Montverde Invitational Boy's Basketball Tournament during his senior season...scored 19 points in the Eagles' semifinal win over Bel Air (Md.) John Carroll and added 17 points and 12 rebounds in their championship game victory over Montrose Christian...in addition to earning the team championship at the Montverde Tournament, the Eagles also won the titles of the Mount Dora Thanksgiving Tournament, the Les Schwab/Nike Challenge Tournament in Sacramento, Calif., the Junior Orange Bowl Tournament in Miami and the Omaha Shootout during Alabi's senior season...helped Montverde close out his senior season with 15 points in a 75-41 victory over Omaha (Neb.) Central in the Championship game of the Omaha Shootout...the victory allowed the Eagles to close out their season with a perfect 30-0 record...pulled down nine rebounds and blocked six shots for Montverde in a 71-41 victory over defending Class 5A Florida state champion Gainesville Eastside...averaged eight points, seven rebounds and five blocked shots as a junior in his first season of organized basketball in the United States in 2005-06...a member of the talented Nike Team Florida AAU team coached by Tom Topping...PERSONEL: Born March 21, 1988...attended the same high school as UCLA's Luc Richard Mbah a Moute who is now a starting center for the Bruins...a teammate of Wake Forest signee Gary Clark - who was also an All-State First-Team selection...Montverde's entire starting line-up and its sixth man earned all-state Class 2A honors...is one of 12 Montverde players in the last four seasons to earn a Division I basketball scholarship...played a lot of soccer in Nigeria and has very good footwork...lists his favorite book as 1984 by George Orwell...selected Florida State over Arizona and Virginia.

Chris Blake, 6-5, 190, G, Mobile, AL - ON BLAKE: "He showed he can handle the ball against pressure and knock down perimeter jumpers. His strength is his pure athleticism," said Justin Young of Rivals.com ...signed with Leonard Hamilton and the Seminoles during the late signing period in May of 2007...started at the point guard position during his senior season but is comfortable in either the point or shooting guard positions...led his high school team to the Class 6A state championship and earned All-State First-Team honors during his senior season...led his team to a No. 14 final national ranking by USA Today as a senior...joins an outstanding complement of freshman at Florida State who all led their teams to national rankings of No. 14 or better in the nation in 2007...a three-star players as rated by Rivals.com...AT LEFLORE: Graduated from LeFlore High School in Mobile, Ala., in 2007...averaged 21 points and six assists as a senior in earning All-State First-Team honors by the Alabama Sportswriters Association...earned Class 6A All-State First-Team honors...named the Player of the Year in the City of Mobile by the Mobile Press Register...a finalist and the runner-up for Mr. Basketball honors in Class 6A in the state of Alabama as a senior...helped led his LeFlore High School team to a 32-3 record and a No. 14 national ranking in the final USA Today high school poll of the 2007 season...the Rattlers were ranked as high as No. 9 in the nation during his senior season...named the National Player of the Week by USA Today after scoring a school record 41 points in only 21 minutes in the Area 4 championship game against Bay Minette of Baldwin County...also contributed three steals and eight rebounds on earning national player distinction...as a four year starter at LeFlore, he led the Rattlers to a 125-16 overall record for a .886 winning percentage...the only freshman to earn varsity status in 2005 on the LeFlour team...led LeFlour to the semifinals of the state championship tournament in both 2004 and 2005 and to the state championship as a senior...in winning the state championship, LeFlour was the No. 1 ranked 6A team in the state for the entire season and went wire-to-wire to become the state champions...LeFlore won its first 16 games of his senior season before falling to national power Fairfax of Los Angeles at the T-Mobile Tournament at the University of Washington in December of his senior season...scored nine points and added three assists in the Rattlers state tournament semifinal victory over Spain Park...scored 10 points and shot 57 percent from the field in the Rattlers state championship clinching victory over Jefferson-Davis...LeFlour defeated Spain Park 66-44 in the semifinals and beat Jefferson Davis 64-61 to claim the championship...one of 10 players on his high school team who is attending college on a scholarship in 2007...the basketball program has sent 15 players to play Division I basketball in the last 12 years...named to the All-Tournament team at the 2006 Montverde Academy Invitational Tournament despite not advancing to the championship game...scored 16 points in a first round game against Wheeler High School (Ga.) in the Montverde tournament...also named the Most Outstanding Player at the Iolani Nike Invitational in Honolulu during his senior season...guided his team to a 59-59 victory over national powerhouse Roman Catholic of Philadelphia in the championship game of the Iolani Invitational...a starter in the 2007 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game and totaled four points, seven assists and two steals in 23 minutes of action...the only player on the Alabama team in the All-Star game who will play his college basketball in the ACC...PERSONAL: Born Oct. 1, 1988...Chris is the son of Carmine Conner...during his prep career he traveled to plays games in Hawaii, Atlanta, Seattle, Minnesota, and Florida...attended Florida State's Team Camp with LeFlore High in the summer of 2006 and decided he wanted to be a Seminole during camp...selected Florida State over Wake Forest, Wisconsin and Virginia Tech.

Jordan Bolton, 6-4, 225, G, Winter Park - ON BOLTON: "Jordan led our 27-5 team in scoring and rebounding. Our outstanding success was, in large part, due to Jordan's tremendous work ethic and being a student of the game," said Winter Park Head Coach David Bailey...a hard-nosed player who will be a strong addition to the Seminoles for the upcoming season...a hard-working, well thought of player who will add depth at the guard position for the Seminoles...invited to join the team at Florida State and began working out with the team during the summer of 2007...earned All-State 6A First-Team honors as a senior and established five school records - including establishing the mark for career points scored - during his four-year varsity career...AT WINTER PARK: Graduated from Winter Park High School in 2007...earned All-State First-Team honors in Class 6A by the Florida Sports Writers Association. as he averaged a near double-double of 19.9 points, 9.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.3 steals as a senior...named to the All-Central Florida First-Team along with current teammate Solomon Alabi in 2006...earned All-Metro First-Team honors by the Orlando Sentinel and district Player of the Year, also, his senior season...led Winter Park to a 27-5 record and into the semifinals of the 2007 state championship tournament...earned four-varsity letters as a member of the Wildcats...scored in double figures in 31 of Winter Park's 32 games during his senior season...scored his career-high of 42 points to go along with 12 rebounds, five steals and four assists against Fort Myers...also reached the 40-point plateau with 40 points in a 95-65 victory over Freedom...pulled down 13 rebounds in the victory over Freedom...pulled down double figures in 18 of Winter Park's 32 games in 2007 including his career-high of 18 rebounds against Edgewater as a senior...shot .425 percent from the field as a senior including .505 from two-point field goal range as in his final season...shoots well from the free throw line with a .737 mark from the line as a senior...totaled 18 double-doubles in averaging a near double-double for his entire senior season...earned multiple steals in 19 games including a career-high seven in the Wildcats' victory over Colonial during his senior season...a senior season-high 10 assists came twice - in victories over Timber Creek and Flagler Palm Coast...team captain as a junior and a senior...averaged 13 points and seven rebounds as a junior...team finished with a 28-5 record and advanced to the Class 6A state championship game...set five school records during his career: consecutive games played (121), games started (111), most points in a game (42 against Ft. Myers during his senior season), all-time leading career scorer (1,496 career points) and all-time career leading rebounder...PERSONAL: Born Nov. 22, 1988...Jordan is the son of Melanie and David Bolton...graduated with a 3.5 grade point average and as a member of the National Honor Society...an older brother, Kyle, lives in Tallahassee and attends Tallahassee Community College.

Jordan DeMercy, 6-7, 190, F, Norcross, GA - ON DEMERCY: "He's tall and tough anywhere on the court and can hurt a team by finding any means of scoring. He's usually a sure bet from the foul line and can really create problems in the paint, even for much taller opponents," said Jay Adams of the Savannah News...led Norcross to a No. 12 national ranking in the final poll by USA Today as a senior...played in the Georgia Coaches' All-Star game following his senior season...scored eight points in the All-Star game in leading his North Team to an 87-75 victory over the South Team...saw his stock reach the sky after he was named to the All-Star team at the Nike All-American Camp prior to his senior season...was not initially invited to the camp but drove himself to Indianapolis, arrived at the site and waited four hours for his name to be called as an alternate...all he did from there was become one of the top players in the camp...made his national television debut against current Seminole teammate Julian Vaughn as Norcross played Oak Hill on espn2 at Alexander Memorial Coliseum in Atlanta on Dec. 7, 2006...scored six points and added five rebounds in the loss to Oak Hill as Vaughn scored six points and pulled down six rebounds...a member of the always strong Georgia Hurricanes AAU team...was profiled in Sports Illustrated prior to his senior season after a summer in which he exploded as a top-level prospect...an outstanding athlete, he placed second in the high jump (6-2) and second in the long jump (21-8) in the state championship track meet...attacks the basket with an aggressive and athletic style of play...also considered to be a top player on the defensive end of the court...AT NORCROSS: Graduated from Norcross High School in 2007...averaged 9.4 points, 4.2 assists, 2.8 steals and 1.1 blocked shots in leading Norcross to the Class 5A state championship and the No. 12 national ranking by USA Today newspaper...helped Norcross become one of only nine high school teams in the state of Georgia to win consecutive state titles...with the strength of DeMercy in the starting line-up, Norcross began the season ranked No. 2 nationally in the USA Today poll...Norcross was the No. 1 ranked 5A team in region 7 of the state of Georgia...shot .575 from the field and .324 from 3-point range...made 23 3-point field goals as a senior...led Norcross to a 30-3 overall record and an unblemished 17-0 record in conference play...helped Norcross defeat Centennial, 59-58, for the Class 5A state championship...did not play on the Norcross varsity as a junior in 2006 due to Georgia high school athletic association transfer rules and broke his wrist prior to the spring 2006 evaluation period thus limiting his ability to be seen during the most important of recruiting periods...transferred to Norcross from Greater Atlanta Christian between his sophomore and junior seasons...but because he did not change his address, the Georgia High School Athletic Association ruled him ineligible for varsity competition...averaged a double-double as a member of the J.V. team as a junior...displayed his shooting touch with 17 points on six-of-seven shooting from the field including four-of-four from 3-point range in a victory over Mount Vernon during his senior season...also pulled down his senior season high of 11 rebounds in only 23 minutes of play against Mount Vernon...played with Division I recruits Gani Lawal of Georgia Tech and Tony Meysmith of Oklahoma as a senior at Norcross...AT GREATER ATLANTA CHRISTIAN: Played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Greater Atlanta Christian...averaged 15 points, six rebounds and five assists as a sophomore...a 13-foot, fall-away jumper with 1.4 seconds left gave Greater Atlanta Christian a 51-49 victory over Lovett (22-8) in a Class AA boys quarterfinal during his sophomore season...helped lead GAC to a 21-9 overall record and a .904 mark in league play...PERSONAL: Born July 9, 1988...Jordan is the son of Tammy and Jeff DeMercy...his father, Jeff, was a college basketball player at Panhandle State University in Oklahoma and stands a 6-9...selected Florida State over George Mason, Ole Miss, Georgia, Vanderbilt and Auburn.

Ben O'Donnell, 5-9, 171, G, Largo - ON O'DONNELL: "Ben O'Donnell is one of the better basketball players to have laced up a pair of shoes in Pinellas County. He's also one of the better players to have played for Largo High School. Given some of the talent that has played at the school in recent years for Head Coach Phil Price, that's saying quite a bit," said Lee Diekemper of the Largo Leader...a tough, gritty point guard who will add depth to Florida State's roster at the point guard position...enjoyed a stellar high school career and will help the Seminoles as a freshman...played in one of the higher classifications (5A) in the state of Florida during his high school career and is prepared to continue his improvement while playing against the talent in the ACC...AT LARGO: Graduated from Largo High School in 2007...earned All-State Honorable Mention honors following his senior season...averaged 12.8 points and 5.1 assists as a senior...shot .487 from the field, .350 from the 3-point line and .740 from the free throw line as a senior...was Largo's leader in assists and third leading scorer his senior season...led Largo to a 23-6 record his senior season...earned All-County First-Team and All-Pinellas County Athletic Conference First-Team honors as a senior...the team Most Valuable Player as both as sophomore and a senior...enjoyed an outstanding senior season as he was named to the All-Tournament teams as he was named to the all-tournament teams at the Kingdom of the Sun, Naples Holiday Shootout and Largo Holiday Tournaments...was named the MVP of the Largo Holiday Tournament as a senior...helped lead Largo to consecutive district championships during his junior and senior seasons...Largo was ranked No. 9 in the state in the final rankings of the 2007 season...was a four year starter for the Largo varsity...played in the Florida East/West Senior Showcase All-State game following his senior season...ranked among the top 50 players in the state of Florida by HoopScoop Online...PERSONAL: Born Dec. 8, 1988...Ben is the son of Kathleen and Daniel O'Donnell...earned Honor Roll Academic Mention during each of his four year in high school and was a member of the Dean's List as a junior and senior...enjoys all waters ports and plays the drums...chose to join the Florida State basketball teams after receiving scholarship offers from eight Division I schools including William and Mary, East Tennessee State, Stetson and the University of Idaho...a brother, Mike, played one season at NC State...Mike played 30 games and averaged 2.4 points during the 2003-04 season for the Wolfpack before transferring to UCF.

Julian Vaughn, 6-10, 245, F, Vienna, VA - ON VAUGHN: "Julian Vaughn plays with a certain level of smoothness and finesse that is nice to see in a player of his height. He is capable of blowing past a defender with the dribble if need be, but he can also stick a short jumper in an opponent's eye if he gives him enough room," said Adam Powell of Rivals.com...named Mr. Basketball in the state of Virginia following his senior season by the Roanoke Times and World News...an aggressive rebounder and a good shot blocker...the Seminoles' first commitment for the 2007-08 class who pledged his allegiance to Head Coach Leonard Hamilton and the Seminoles in August before his senior season began...one of the top players in the 2007 Derby Classic All-Star game as he scored a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds to help his team to a 140-117 victory...shot well from the field with a five-of-nine performance and a perfect two-of-two shooting from the 3-point line...rated as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com...ranked as the 34th best prospect in the class of 2007 by Scout.com and recruiting analyst Dave Telep...said to have a polished style near the basket, a deft shooting tough and a proven ability to make the 3-point shot...made his national television debut for Oak Hill against current Seminole teammate Jordan DeMercy as Oak Hill played Norcross (Ga.) High School in Georgia Tech's Alexander Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 7, 2006...scored six points, pulled down six rebounds and blocked two shots to lead Oak Hill to the 65-57 victory...at the time of the game Oak Hill was ranked No. 1 nationally and Norcross was No. 2 nationally...Vaughn played with Duke's Nolan Smith and Michigan's Alex Legion at Oak Hill as a senior...at 6-foot-9 he is said to have a wingspan of a player at least 7-foot-3...said one reason he chose to play at Florida State was how the Seminole coaching staff helped Al Thornton develop from a high school player to an All-American at Florida State and into an NBA Draft Lottery selection in 2007...competed for a spot on the USA Basketball Under-18 team in 2006...AT OAK HILL ACADEMY: Graduated from Oak Hill Academy in 2007...averaged 8.2 points and 10.2 rebounds to go along with 3.3 blocked shots per game in leading the Warriors to the No. 1 overall national ranking and the mythical national championship in the USA Today's Super 25 boy's high school basketball rankings for the 2007 season...was the sixth time in school history OHA finished as the nation's No. 1 ranked team...helped lead Oak Hill to a 40-1 overall record to tie the single-season school record for wins at the nationally renowned school...during the season, he helped the Warriors defeat nine different state champion teams...shot 59 percent from the floor in the Warriors up-tempo offense during his senior season...scored 22 points and pulled down a school record 31 rebounds against Bonner Academy from Raleigh, N.C., on Feb. 18, 2007...AT SOUTH LAKES: Attended South Lakes High School for two seasons (2005 and 2006)...averaged a double-double of 20.1 points and 12.5 rebounds while making 32 3-point shots and shooting 36.4 percent from the 3-point line as a junior...was an All-Met Second-Team selection by the Washington Post as a junior...helped lead South Lakes to a 17-9 record in 2006...scored in double figures in all but one game and totaled at least 20 points 14 times and at least 30 points three times as a junior...his season-high of 31 points came against both Thomas Jefferson and Herndon. While his season-high of 16 rebounds came against McLean...totaled 17 double-doubles as a junior with at least 12 rebounds coming 12 timers...AT MONTROSE CHRISTIAN: Attended Montrose Christian and played for Head Coach Stu Vetter as a freshman during the 2003-04 season...averaged 20 points and 11 rebounds...played with current Seminole junior Uche Echefu that season...PERSONAL: Born Dec. 16, 1988...Julian is the son of Eric and Marcia Vaughn...his father, Eric, played one season at Cornell before leaving the basketball team to concentrate on his academics...earned better than a 3.7 grade point average in highs school...made a name for himself as a member of the highly successful D.C. Assault team on the AAU circuit...selected Florida State over Kentucky, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh.


2008 Roster - By Name

L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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  32 Solomon Alabi         C       7-1   237  Fr        Kaduna, Nigeria (Montverde Academy)
   1 Chris Blake           G       6-5   190  Fr        Mobile, AL (Leflore)
* 24 Jordan Bolton         G       6-4   225  Fr        Winter Park (Winter Park)
* 15 Casaan Breeden        F       6-8   200  Jr   **   Bennettsville, SC (Marlboro County)
*  2 Jordan DeMercy        F       6-7   190  Fr        Norcross, GA (Norcross)
* 23 Toney Douglas         G       6-1   196  Jr-R *    Jonesboro, GA (Jonesboro/Auburn)
* 41 Uche Echefu           F       6-9   220  Jr   **   Lagos, Nigeria (Montrose Christian School)
* 31 Brian Hoff            G       6-6   192  Jr   **   Jacksonville (Arlington Country Day)
* 10 Ralph Mims            G       6-2   210  Sr   ***  Pensacola (Brunswick)
*  5 Ben O'Donnell         G       5-9   171  Fr        Largo (Largo)
* 42 Ryan Reid             F       6-8   232  So   *    Lauderdale Lakes (Boyd Anderson)
* 25 Jason Rich            G       6-3   200  Sr   ***  Pensacola (Doctor Phillips)
*  3 Isaiah Swann          G       6-1   203  Sr   ***  Germantown, MD (Hargrave Military Academy)
* 21 Julian Vaughn         F       6-10  245  Fr        Vienna, VA (Oak Hill Academy)
* 33 Matt Zitani           F       6-7   227  Sr-R **   Port Saint Lucie (Lincoln Park Academy/Indian River CC)

2008 Roster - By Number

L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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   1 Chris Blake           G       6-5   190  Fr        Mobile, AL (Leflore)
*  2 Jordan DeMercy        F       6-7   190  Fr        Norcross, GA (Norcross)
*  3 Isaiah Swann          G       6-1   203  Sr   ***  Germantown, MD (Hargrave Military Academy)
*  5 Ben O'Donnell         G       5-9   171  Fr        Largo (Largo)
* 10 Ralph Mims            G       6-2   210  Sr   ***  Pensacola (Brunswick)
* 15 Casaan Breeden        F       6-8   200  Jr   **   Bennettsville, SC (Marlboro County)
* 21 Julian Vaughn         F       6-10  245  Fr        Vienna, VA (Oak Hill Academy)
* 23 Toney Douglas         G       6-1   196  Jr-R *    Jonesboro, GA (Jonesboro/Auburn)
* 24 Jordan Bolton         G       6-4   225  Fr        Winter Park (Winter Park)
* 25 Jason Rich            G       6-3   200  Sr   ***  Pensacola (Doctor Phillips)
* 31 Brian Hoff            G       6-6   192  Jr   **   Jacksonville (Arlington Country Day)
  32 Solomon Alabi         C       7-1   237  Fr        Kaduna, Nigeria (Montverde Academy)
* 33 Matt Zitani           F       6-7   227  Sr-R **   Port Saint Lucie (Lincoln Park Academy/Indian River CC)
* 41 Uche Echefu           F       6-9   220  Jr   **   Lagos, Nigeria (Montrose Christian School)
* 42 Ryan Reid             F       6-8   232  So   *    Lauderdale Lakes (Boyd Anderson)

12/18/2007 - Chris Blake will transfer to Okaloosa-Walton Community College in January.
12/18/2007 - Casaan Breeden stated he will be transferring to another school. 1/8/2008 - He will be transferring to the College of Charleston.

2007-08 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sam Cassell              19      G                  Los Angeles Clippers
Sam Cassell              28      G                  Boston Celtics
Alexander Johnson        13      F                  Miami Heat
Al Thornton              12      F                  Los Angeles Clippers
Von Wafer                22      G                  Denver Nuggets
Von Wafer                24      G                  Portland Trailblazers

Noles in the Pros -  4

2008 Schedule and Results

             
GAME DAY
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
NCAA
NIT
FSU
AP
FSU
USA
OPP
AP
OPP
USA
AP
UPI
11/09
Ref
H
NICHOLLS STATE
W 81-58
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11/12
Ref
H
GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Glenn Wilkes Classic
W 92-67
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11/16
Ref
N
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM
Glenn Wilkes Classic, Daytona Beach, Fl
W 78-70
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11/17
Ref
N
CLEVELAND STATE
Glenn Wilkes Classic, Daytona Beach, Fl
L 66-69
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11/18
Ref
N
SOUTH FLORIDA
Glenn Wilkes Classic, Daytona Beach, Fl
L 67-68
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11/20
Ref
H
GEORGIA STATE
W 78-48
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11/23
Ref
A
FLORIDA
W 65-51
 
3
 
 
25
24
 
 
11/27
Ref
H
MINNESOTA
ACC-Big Ten Challenge
W 75-61
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11/30
Ref
H
STETSON
W 72-59
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/02
Ref
H
SAMFORD
W 61-45
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/08
Ref
H
MAINE
W 95-55
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/15
Ref
N
BUTLER
John Wooden Tradition, Indianapolis, In
L 68-79
 
 
 
 
18
19
11
14
12/18
Ref
H
COLL OF CHARLESTON
W 66-61
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/22
Ref
A
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE
L 95-101
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/30
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH
W 66-64
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/05
Ref
H
LA SALLE
W 81-76
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/12
Ref
A
CLEMSON
2 OT
L 85-97
 
 
 
 
18
19
22
 
01/16
Ref
H
DUKE
L 57-70
 
 
 
 
7
5
9
16
01/20
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST
L 57-74
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/23
Ref
H
VIRGINIA
W 69-67
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/26
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
L 66-69
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/29
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH
L 80-89
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/03
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA
OT
L 73-84
3
 
 
 
4
4
1
3
02/06
Ref
A
MIAMI
W 62-55
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/14
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
L 70-78
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/16
Ref
A
MARYLAND
L 72-82
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/19
Ref
H
CLEMSON
W 64-55
 
 
 
 
 
 
22
 
02/23
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE
W 66-63
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/27
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 72-62
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/04
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
L 77-90
3
 
 
 
1
1
1
3
03/08
Ref
H
MIAMI
OT
W 75-72
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/13
Ref
N
WAKE FOREST
ACC, Charlotte, NC
W 70-60
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/14
Ref
N
NORTH CAROLINA
ACC, Charlotte, NC
L 70-82
3
 
 
 
1
1
1
3
03/18
Ref
H
AKRON
OT, NIT
L 60-65
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EOY Stats Ref

Conference games in bold

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS    19-15   13- 5    4- 6    2- 4
VS ACC            7- 9    4- 4    3- 5    0- 0
AGAINST TOP 25    1- 6    0- 2    1- 2    0- 2

2008 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  NORTH CAROLINA       14- 2    36- 3 
 2  DUKE                 13- 3    28- 6 
 3  CLEMSON              10- 6    24-10 
 4  VIRGINIA TECH         9- 7    21-14 
 5t MIAMI                 8- 8    23-11 
 5t MARYLAND              8- 8    19-15 
 7t GEORGIA TECH          7- 9    15-17 
 7t WAKE FOREST           7- 9    17-13 
 7t FLORIDA STATE         7- 9    19-15 
10  VIRGINIA              5-11    17-16 
11t BOSTON COLLEGE        4-12    14-17 
11t NORTH CAROLINA STATE  4-12    15-16 

2008 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Charlotte, NC
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
03/13/2008  (9)FLORIDA STATE 70, (8)WAKE FOREST 60              Round 1
03/13/2008  (5)MIAMI 63, (12)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 50            Round 1
03/13/2008  (7)GEORGIA TECH 94, (10)VIRGINIA 76                 Round 1
03/13/2008  (11)BOSTON COLLEGE 71, (6)MARYLAND 68               Round 1
03/14/2008  (1)NORTH CAROLINA 82, (9)FLORIDA STATE 70           Round 2
03/14/2008  (4)VIRGINIA TECH 63, (5)MIAMI 49                    Round 2
03/14/2008  (2)DUKE 82, (7)GEORGIA TECH 70                      Round 2
03/14/2008  (3)CLEMSON 82, (11)BOSTON COLLEGE 48                Round 2
03/15/2008  (1)NORTH CAROLINA 68, (4)VIRGINIA TECH 66           Round 3
03/15/2008  (3)CLEMSON 78, (2)DUKE 74                           Round 3
03/16/2008  (1)NORTH CAROLINA 86, (3)CLEMSON 81                 Round 4

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
ACC Championship, Charlotte, NC                                                                                                                                                                         
3/13/2008 - Florida State 70, Wake Forest 60                                                                                                                                                            
            Miami 63, North Carolina State 50                                                                                                                                                           
            Georgia Tech 94, Virginia 76                                                                                                                                                                
            Boston College 71, Maryland 68                                                                                                                                                              
3/14/2008 - North Carolina 82, Florida State 70                                                                                                                                                         
            Virginia Tech 63, Miami 49                                                                                                                                                                  
            Duke 82, Georgia Tech 70                                                                                                                                                                    
            Clemson 82, Boston College 48                                                                                                                                                               
3/15/2008 - North Carolina 68, Virginia Tech 66                                                                                                                                                         
            Clemson 78, Duke 74                                                                                                                                                                         
3/16/2008 - North Carolina 86, Clemson 81                                                                                                                                                               

2007-08 - 30 Point Club

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

2007-08 - 15 Rebound Club

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

2007-08 - 10 Assist Club

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

2007-08 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
====================================================================================================================================
Toney Douglas        34 32 1205  178  414 .430   62 174 .356  106 131 .809  524 15.4     25  83  108  3.2  90  2   98   95   11   90
Jason Rich           34 32 1155  183  410 .446   31  89 .348   95 123 .772  492 14.5     39 109  148  4.4  97  3   69   96    9   39
Ralph Mims           34 18 1046  119  293 .406   52 145 .359  103 128 .805  393 11.6     29 118  147  4.3  49  0   59   60   12   57
Uche Echefu          34 33  991  110  239 .460   15  60 .250  105 129 .814  340 10.0     73 175  248  7.3 106  4   18   73   33   26
Isaiah Swann         24 21  745   93  215 .433   54 139 .388   42  50 .840  282 11.8     12  63   75  3.1  56  1   69   55    5   25
Ryan Reid            25 21  603   51   96 .531    1   1 1.00   38  56 .679  141  5.6     57  67  124  5.0  65  2   16   45   16   18
Julian Vaughn        31  7  412   35   68 .515    0   2 .000   22  32 .688   92  3.0     36  36   72  2.3  67  1   11   32   21    5
Casaan Breeden       10  0  145   19   48 .396    2   9 .222    7   8 .875   47  4.7      6  18   24  2.4  17  0    7   12    5    6
Jordan DeMercy       31  0  299   19   38 .500    3  10 .300    2  10 .200   43  1.4     17  28   45  1.5  32  0   16   24    5   15
Matt Zitani          26  5  193   14   30 .467    7  18 .389    1   2 .500   36  1.4     13  16   29  1.1  35  0    7    7    2    5
Solomon Alabi         9  1   93   15   31 .484    0   0 .000    5   9 .556   35  3.9      8  12   20  2.2  18  0    0   11   11    1
Brian Hoff           17  0   50    6   15 .400    5  12 .417    3   6 .500   20  1.2      8   2   10  0.6   4  0    2    2    0    2
Ben O'Donnell         8  0    8    1    4 .250    1   3 .333    0   0 .000    3  0.4      0   0    0  0.0   5  0    3    3    0    1
Jordan Bolton         4  0    5    1    4 .250    1   3 .333    0   0 .000    3  0.8      1   2    3  0.8   0  0    0    1    0    0
Team                                                                                     49  49   98                     3
====================================================================================================================================
FSU                  34          844 1905 .443  234 665 .352  529 684 .773 2451 72.1    373 778 1151 33.9 641 13  375  519  130  290
Opp                  34          829 1913 .433  230 664 .346  458 661 .693 2346 69.0    397 740 1137 33.4 657  9  435  536  111  205

2007-08 Game Stats

FLORIDA STATE 81, NICHOLLS STATE 58
11/09/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Routs Nicholls State 81-58.

Four different Seminoles reached doubled figures Friday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - It was just the kind of opener coach Leonard Hamilton wanted.

Jason Rich scored 17 points and three Florida State teammates also reached doubled figures as the Seminoles opened the season with a 81-58 win over Nicholls (La.) State on Friday night.

"A great game for us," Hamilton said. "We got an opportunity to play of lot of people and we didn't have a letup in our effort."

Florida State (1-0) blew open a relatively close game with a 29-9 run to start the second half that put the Seminoles ahead 71-44.

"We had a stretch where we were sound fundamentally," Hamilton said. "But we are by no means a finished product. We're not anywhere close and I don't think most people are."

Isaiah Swann was perfect on five 3-point shots in the first half to spark the Seminoles, who play in the Atlantic Coast Conference, to a 42-35 lead.

Swann, who was scoreless in the second half, finished with 15 points while Uche Echefu and Toney Douglas each had 10 for Florida State, which shot 54.2 percent in the game.

Julian Vaughn, who became the first freshman to start a season opener at Florida State for Hamilton, added eight points.

The win came a day after Florida State extended Hamilton's contract by two years. Hamilton, who is beginning his sixth year at the school, is now under contract through the 2011-2012 season.

Ryan Bathie led Nicholls State (0-1) of the Southland Conference with 14 points and Adonis Gray added 11. The Colonels, who were 8-22 a year ago, shot 44.4 percent.

"They stuck with their game plan, but we played a lot better defense in the second half," Hamilton said.

The Seminoles forced 27 turnovers and Ralph Mims and Douglas each had five steals, but were beaten on the boards by the visitors.

Bathie's game-high seven rebounds helped Nicholls State to a 29-26 rebound advantage.

And that troubled Hamilton, who is counting on the 6-10 Vaughn to help pick up some of the slack left by the departure of Al Thornton, a first-team All-ACC pick from a year ago who is now playing with the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA.

"That's an area we've got to improve," Hamilton said.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  33   5  10    5    8   0   0  15      2    2   4  1   5  4   0   0
21 Julian Vaughn         f  20   3   5    0    0   2   4   8      3    1   4  2   1  0   0   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  32   4   8    0    4   2   2  10      1    2   3  1   4  6   1   5
25 Jason Rich            g  29   7  12    3    5   0   0  17      0    0   0  3   1  1   1   3
41 Uche Echefu           f  18   5   8    0    2   0   0  10      1    2   3  1   0  2   0   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy            9   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    2   2  1   2  3   0   0
 5 Ben O'Donnell             1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   1  1   0   0
10 Ralph Mims               22   2   6    0    4   1   2   5      1    0   1  2   1  0   0   5
15 Casaan Breeden           20   3   4    1    1   2   2   9      0    1   1  1   3  0   1   3
24 Jordan Bolton             0   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
31 Brian Hoff                1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
33 Matt Zitani               1   1   2    1    2   0   0   3      0    2   2  0   0  0   0   0
42 Ryan Reid                14   2   3    0    0   0   0   4      0    2   2  2   0  1   0   2
   Team                                                           2    2   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  32  59   10   27   7  10  81     10   16  26 14  18 18   3  18
   Opp                     200  24  54    5   19   5   8  58     13   16  29 14  14 27   3  10


  1 2 Total
NICHOLLS STATE
35
23
58
FLORIDA STATE
42
39
81
Attendance: 7,373

FLORIDA STATE 92, GEORGIA SOUTHERN 67
11/12/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Glenn Wilkes Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Cruise to 92-67 Victory Over Georgia Southern.

Isaiah Swann led four Seminoles in double figures with 25 points.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Isaiah Swann led four Seminoles in double figures with 25 points and Florida State cruised past Georgia Southern for a 92-67 win Monday night.

Swann's two consecutive 3-pointers late in the first half sparked a 14-2 run that broke open a tie game. He scored 18 before halftime.

The senior guard finished 7-for-11 from the field -- including 3-for-7 from the 3-point line -- and added seven rebounds.

Toney Douglas came off the bench to score 18 for Florida State (2-0). The Seminoles also got 13 points from Ralph Mims and freshman Julian Vaughn scored 12 off the bench. The Seminoles shot 49 percent from the field, and made 32-of-35 from the free throw line.

Georgia Southern (0-1) outscored the Seminoles 42-28 in the paint, but shot just 3-for-18 from the 3-point line. Willie Powers, Louis Graham and Matt Fields all scored 13 points for the Eagles.

Florida State scored the game's first eight points and led 48-36 at the half.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  28   7  11    3    7   8   8  25      0    7   7  1   1  0   0   1
10 Ralph Mims            g  24   4   7    1    2   4   4  13      1    5   6  0   3  2   0   1
25 Jason Rich            g  28   0   6    0    1   6   6   6      1    5   6  2   1  4   0   0
41 Uche Echefu           f  26   1   4    0    1   2   2   4      2    7   9  3   0  1   2   1
42 Ryan Reid             f  22   2   3    0    0   2   3   6      1    2   3  2   0  3   2   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy            8   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   2  1   0   0
15 Casaan Breeden           17   2   5    0    1   0   0   4      0    1   1  2   3  2   0   2
21 Julian Vaughn            17   3   5    0    1   6   6  12      1    2   3  1   0  1   3   0
23 Toney Douglas            26   6  11    2    4   4   6  18      1    2   3  2   3  3   1   0
31 Brian Hoff                0   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
32 Solomon Alabi             4   2   3    0    0   0   0   4      0    1   1  2   0  1   0   0
   Team                                                           1    4   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  55    6   17  32  35  92      8   36  44 15  13 18   8   5
   Opp                     200  27  75    3   21  10  14  67     15   19  34 22  11 14   3   6


  1 2 Total
GEORGIA SOUTHERN
36
31
67
FLORIDA STATE
48
44
92
Attendance: 6,581

FLORIDA STATE 78, ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 70
11/16/2007, Glenn Wilkes Classic, Daytona Beach, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Remains Unbeaten After Win Over UAB.

Seminoles post 78-70 win at the Glenn Wilkes Classic Friday night.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - Isaiah Swann hit six 3-pointers to lead Florida State to a 78-70 win over UAB at the Glenn Wilkes Classic on Friday night.

Swann, who went 6-for-11 from 3-point range, had a game-high 28 points. The Seminoles had an 11-point lead with 6:54 remaining, but Blazers forward Lawrence Kinnard and guard Robert Vaden helped trim the lead to four. They had 19 and 17 points respectively.

Florida State (3-0) shot 71 percent from beyond the arc and a 73 percentage inside the paint in the second half.

Besides Swann, three other Seminoles scored in doubles digits, Toney Douglas had 11 and guard Jason Rich and forward Uche Echefu each had 10.

The Blazers (2-1) led 35-33 at halftime, but made just two free throws in the second half. They gave up 17 points off 13 turnovers in the game.

Guard Paul Delaney III added 12 points and five assists.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  36   9  15    6   11   4   4  28      0    4   4  1   2  3   0   2
21 Julian Vaughn         f  23   1   2    0    1   2   2   4      0    3   3  3   2  2   1   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  36   4  10    0    2   3   4  11      1    2   3  2   3  2   2   0
25 Jason Rich            g  33   5   8    0    1   0   0  10      3    4   7  2   3  4   0   1
41 Uche Echefu           f  24   4   7    0    1   2   2  10      1    6   7  5   0  3   0   0
10 Ralph Mims               17   1   2    0    0   3   4   5      0    2   2  0   2  4   0   1
15 Casaan Breeden           16   2   4    0    0   0   0   4      1    2   3  4   1  0   2   0
42 Ryan Reid                15   3   4    0    0   0   0   6      0    2   2  0   1  1   0   0
   Team                                                           1    2   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  29  52    6   16  14  16  78      7   27  34 17  14 19   5   4
   Opp                     200  27  57    7   19   9  15  70      6   16  22 16  15 13   2   8


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
33
45
78
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM
35
35
70
Attendance: 904

CLEVELAND STATE 69, FLORIDA STATE 66
11/17/2007, Glenn Wilkes Classic, Daytona Beach, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Cleveland State Edges Florida State, 69-66.

Seminoles' second-half comeback falls just short.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - Florida State lost an overtime thriller 69-66 to Cleveland State at the Glenn Wilkes Classic on Saturday night.

Isaiah Swann's shot with .04 second remaining dropped, but was waved off by referees because time had expired before Swann took the shot. Cedric Jackson, who had a game-high 27 points on 9-of-14 shooting, hit the final two free-throws to put Cleveland State (2-2) up by three.

Jackson was also 8-for-12 from the free-throw line. J'Nathan Bullock added 19 points as the Vikings scored 24 points off 17 Florida State turnovers.

The Seminoles struggled offensively in the first half, shooting just 25 percent and scoring only four points after 12 minutes. Florida State got its first lead since the start of the game with 13:03 remaining in the second. The Seminoles managed to shoot 47 percent in the second behind Uche Echefu and Toney Douglas, who had 13 points each. Echefu picked up the games lone double-double by pulling in 10 rebounds.

The Vikings held Seminoles leading scorer Swann, who entered the game averaging 22 points and 14-of-26 on 3-pointers, to 11 and 1-of-3 beyond the arch. Swann was also made 2-of-6 shots inside the paint. Jason Rich contributed 10 points and three assists.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  38   2   6    1    3   6   6  11      0    3   3  2   0  2   0   0
21 Julian Vaughn         f  15   3   6    0    0   0   0   6      2    3   5  3   0  2   1   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  43   4  10    0    5   5   6  13      1    1   2  4   1  2   0   2
25 Jason Rich            g  39   3  10    0    2   4   4  10      2    3   5  4   3  1   0   1
41 Uche Echefu           f  36   2   8    0    1   9  10  13      1    9  10  2   0  2   2   0
10 Ralph Mims               18   1   3    0    1   2   2   4      1    2   3  2   1  2   0   0
15 Casaan Breeden           11   0   3    0    2   0   0   0      0    1   1  1   0  1   0   0
42 Ryan Reid                25   3   5    0    0   3   3   9      3    4   7  1   1  5   0   2
   Team                                                                1   1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 225  18  51    1   14  29  31  66     10   27  37 19   6 17   3   5
   Opp                     225  28  66    2   14  11  18  69     12   23  35 23  13 10   1   5


  1 2 OT Total
FLORIDA STATE
25
35
6
66
CLEVELAND STATE
29
31
9
69
Attendance: 869

SOUTH FLORIDA 68, FLORIDA STATE 67
11/18/2007, Glenn Wilkes Classic, Daytona Beach, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

South Florida Sneaks Past Florida State, 68-67.

Mims leads Seminoles with 16 points, drains four 3-pointers.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - South Florida pulled out a thrilling 68-67 win over in-state foe Florida State during the final game of the Glenn Wilkes Classic Sunday.

Seminoles guard Jason Rich hit a jumper with 42 seconds remaining to pull Florida State within one, but fellow guard Toney Douglas last-second was for naught, giving the Bulls the upset.

The Seminoles (3-2) lead twice early in the first, but trailed throughout the rest of the game. Down 39-30 at the half, Florida State used a 15-8 run to start the second and eventually tied the game at 52.

South Florida guard Chris Howard hit two free-throws with 56 seconds left to keep the Bulls (2-3) ahead of the Seminoles. Florida State had no answer for South Florida's impressive 3-point shooting, which went 11-of-18 for the game, including forward Orane Chin, who went 3-for-3.

Chris Howard, Jesus Verdejo, Dominique Jones and Solomon Bozeman all hit two 3-pointers.

Center Kentrell Gransberry scored a game-high 21 points on 7-of-11 in the paint and the Bulls had three other players score in the double digits.

Guards Verdejo and Howard had 12 and 10 points, respectively, while Chin contributed 11. The Seminoles were led by Ralph Mims, who came off the bench to score 16 points on 6-of-13 field goal shooting and four 3-pointers. Guard Isaiah Swann and Douglas both had 15.

Florida State made just nine of its 20 3-point attempts, but was able to get 22 points off the bench.

The Seminoles still lead the series 20-12, but the Bulls have taken three of the last four.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  37   5   8    3    6   2   2  15      0    4   4  2   8  1   0   1
23 Toney Douglas         g  35   6  13    2    6   1   1  15      1    3   4  2   4  2   1   1
25 Jason Rich            g  27   1  12    0    1   0   0   2      0    1   1  2   0  2   1   0
41 Uche Echefu           f  18   4   8    0    0   1   2   9      3    0   3  3   0  2   1   1
42 Ryan Reid             f  24   2   3    0    0   0   0   4      4    3   7  4   1  1   1   0
10 Ralph Mims               24   6  13    4    7   0   0  16      1    1   2  0   1  1   0   5
15 Casaan Breeden           19   3   6    0    0   0   0   6      3    4   7  1   0  2   1   0
21 Julian Vaughn            16   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      1    1   2  3   1  3   1   1
   Team                                                           2        2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  65    9   20   4   5  67     15   17  32 17  15 14   6   9
   Opp                     200  22  47   11   18  13  16  68      7   22  29 15  18 15   3   4


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
30
37
67
SOUTH FLORIDA
39
29
68
Attendance: 1,023

FLORIDA STATE 78, GEORGIA STATE 48
11/20/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Rolls Over Georgia State, 78-48.

Echefu scores career-high 18 points in rout.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Uche Echefu scored a career-high 18 points, and Florida State snapped its two-game losing streak with a 78-48 win over Georgia State on Tuesday night.

Echefu made 6-of-7 from the field, including 2-for-3 from the 3-point line and 4-for-4 from the free throw line. He added five rebounds. Isaiah Swann scored 14 points, and Toney Douglas added 10 for the Seminoles, who travel to play at No. 25 Florida on Friday.

The Seminoles (4-2) scored 33 points off of 26 Georgia State turnovers and outscored the Panthers 32-18 in the paint. Florida State held Georgia State to 33-percent shooting from the field.

Ousman Krubally and Justin Billingslea both scored 11 for Georgia State (0-3), who outrebounded the taller Seminoles 41-30. Billingslea also had seven rebounds, but fouled out. The Panthers shot just 10-for-20 from the free throw line, and made only two of its 10 3-point attempts.

Florida State shot 50-percent from the field in the first half on its way to a 35-21 lead at the break. A 15-4 run midway through the second half sealed the win.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  29   4   7    3    5   3   3  14      1    3   4  3   3  0   0   1
23 Toney Douglas         g  23   4   7    0    1   2   3  10      0    0   0  1   3  0   0   2
25 Jason Rich            g  25   3   8    1    4   2   3   9      1    2   3  1   3  2   1   3
41 Uche Echefu           f  21   6   7    2    3   4   4  18      1    4   5  4   0  3   1   2
42 Ryan Reid             f  17   0   2    0    0   1   2   1      1    2   3  1   1  1   0   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy           14   3   4    0    1   0   1   6      0    0   0  0   2  1   0   2
 5 Ben O'Donnell             1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  1   0   0
10 Ralph Mims               24   1   5    0    2   0   1   2      0    2   2  1   2  2   0   4
15 Casaan Breeden           15   2   6    0    1   2   2   6      1    3   4  2   0  3   0   0
21 Julian Vaughn            16   3   5    0    0   2   4   8      2    1   3  1   1  0   2   0
24 Jordan Bolton             2   1   2    1    1   0   0   3      1    1   2  0   0  0   0   0
31 Brian Hoff                5   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   1
32 Solomon Alabi             6   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      1    1   2  3   0  3   2   0
33 Matt Zitani               2   0   0    0    0   1   2   1      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           2        2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  55    7   18  17  25  78     11   19  30 18  15 16   6  15
   Opp                     200  18  55    2   10  10  20  48     21   20  41 20   7 26   1   9


  1 2 Total
GEORGIA STATE
21
27
48
FLORIDA STATE
35
43
78
Attendance: 7,363

FLORIDA STATE 65, FLORIDA 51
11/23/2007, GAINESVILLE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Stun Gators, FSU Rolls 65-51.

The Seminoles (5-2) dominated from the opening tip, taking a 25-9 lead and never letting the Gators (5-1) back in the game.

GAINESVILLE, FL - Florida's young, rebuilt team was no match for Florida State's athletic and experienced squad.

Jason Rich had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Toney Douglas added 10 points and the Seminoles beat the 25th-ranked Gators 65-51 on Friday night.

The two-time defending national champions had their 15-game winning streak snapped along with their school-record 24-game home winning streak.

The Seminoles (5-2) dominated from the opening tip, taking a 25-9 lead and never letting the Gators (5-1) back in the game.

Florida State had lost two of its last three games, falling to Cleveland State and South Florida in the past week. But coach Leonard Hamilton's team hardly resembled the same team in the O'Connell Center.

The Seminoles -- with two seniors and two juniors in the starting lineup -- ran the floor better than Florida, contested nearly every shot and showed superior athleticism at both ends.

They got Florida center Marreese Speights in foul trouble early, then took advantage of his absence down low. The 'Noles scored on dunks, layups, putbacks and fast breaks -- basically every way imaginable around the basket.

Florida struggled shooting and trailed by as many as 19 in the first half, 29-10 following a 21-2 run, but trimmed the lead to 11 several times after the break.

But the Gators couldn't get any closer, thanks mostly to Florida State's 36 points in the paint and 15 on fast breaks. FSU also finished with a 39-28 rebounding advantage, had six steals and forced 12 turnovers.

Walter Hodge (11 points) and freshman Chandler Parsons (10) were the only Florida players in double figures.

Florida shot a season-low 39 percent from the field and was 4-of-23 from 3-point range.

The Seminoles weren't much better, shooting 47 percent from the floor and finishing 3-of-15 from beyond the arc. But they made up for it by making seven more free throws and getting way more easy baskets.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  35   2   8    2    5   2   2   8      0    5   5  0   8  2   0   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  34   5  12    0    3   0   0  10      0    1   1  2   2  4   1   4
25 Jason Rich            g  35   8  13    0    0   4   5  20      5    6  11  4   0  4   0   0
41 Uche Echefu           f  29   3   6    0    3   4   4  10      1    5   6  2   0  1   0   0
42 Ryan Reid             f  26   2   5    0    0   1   4   5      3    2   5  2   1  1   1   1
 2 Jordan DeMercy            2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
10 Ralph Mims               23   3   6    1    3   0   0   7      0    6   6  0   0  1   0   1
15 Casaan Breeden           10   2   3    0    1   1   2   5      0    2   2  2   0  0   0   0
21 Julian Vaughn             6   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  2   0  1   0   0
   Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  53    3   15  12  17  65     11   28  39 14  11 14   2   6
   Opp                     200  21  54    4   23   5  10  51      7   21  28 16  13 12   1   3


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
34
31
65
FLORIDA
21
30
51
Attendance: 11,955

FLORIDA STATE 75, MINNESOTA 61
11/27/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, ACC-Big Ten Challenge

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Downs Minnesota, 75-61.

Swann scores 15 in Seminole victory.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Isaiah Swann's 15 points led a balanced Florida State attack Tuesday as the Seminoles took a 75-61 win over cold-shooting Minnesota in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge.

The winners had four players in double figures, including senior guard Ralph Mims, who sang the National Anthem before the game. Mims scored 13 points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.

Florida State (6-2) led 38-32 at the half and expanded its lead to the finish while handing the Gophers (3-1) their first loss under new coach Tubby Smith, who left Kentucky this year to try and resurrect Minnesota's basketball fortunes.

The difference was at the free throw line where the Seminoles hit 27 of 32 shots while Minnesota was just 6-of-10.

The Gophers shot just 33.8 percent in the game and only 26.9 percent from 3-point distance.

Freshman Blake Hoffarber led Minnesota with 12 points, Lawrence McKenzie added 11 and Lawrence Westbrook 10. The Gophers did have an early four-point lead, 22-18, but couldn't keep it on the road against an experienced Florida State team.

Toney Douglas scored 13 points and Uche Echefu added 11 for Florida State, which hit 42.3 percent from the field.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  35   5  12    3    7   2   2  15      2    5   7  2   3  4   0   0
10 Ralph Mims            g  26   4   7    0    2   5   6  13      1    7   8  3   3  0   0   1
23 Toney Douglas         g  36   4  10    1    3   4   5  13      0    2   2  3   2  2   0   6
41 Uche Echefu           f  25   1   4    0    0   9  10  11      3    3   6  1   1  4   0   1
42 Ryan Reid             f  20   1   2    0    0   5   6   7      4    2   6  0   1  1   1   1
 2 Jordan DeMercy            4   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  1   0  0   0   0
15 Casaan Breeden           12   2   5    0    1   0   0   4      1    1   2  1   0  1   0   1
21 Julian Vaughn             9   3   3    0    0   2   3   8      0    1   1  3   0  2   0   0
25 Jason Rich               28   1   6    0    1   0   0   2      0    3   3  2   2  2   2   1
32 Solomon Alabi             5   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      0    1   1  0   0  0   1   0
   Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  52    4   14  27  32  75     13   26  39 16  12 16   4  11
   Opp                     200  24  71    7   26   6  10  61     22   18  40 24  12 18   4   5


  1 2 Total
MINNESOTA
32
29
61
FLORIDA STATE
38
37
75
Attendance: 9,349

FLORIDA STATE 72, STETSON 59
11/30/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Breaks Away From Stetson, 72-59.

Seminoles up season record to 7-2.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Ralph Mims and Toney Douglas scored 16 points each and Florida State beat Stetson 72-59 Friday night.

Mims made three 3-pointers during Florida State's decisive 18-2 run midway through the second half. The run broke open a seven-point game, and cemented the Seminoles fourth straight win.

Douglas added six steals, and four assists to his 16 points.

Florida State (7-2) had 14 steals and scored 21 points off Stetson's 18 turnovers.

The Seminoles had 13 players see action, including 10 in the first half. Florida State struggled to find an offensive rhythm against Stetson's zone and led 29-21 at halftime.

Eric Diaz scored 14 for Stetson (2-6) and Garfield Blair and Kris Thomas both added 13 for the Hatters.

Florida State's leading scorer Isaiah Swann left the game clutching his arm with 5:25 left in the game and did not return. His status was not known.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  21   2   5    0    3   0   0   4      0    0   0  3   2  2   0   1
21 Julian Vaughn         f  15   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      0    1   1  2   0  1   1   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  31   5   9    3    6   3   4  16      0    2   2  1   4  4   0   6
25 Jason Rich            g  28   3   5    1    1   1   2   8      1    4   5  0   3  0   0   2
41 Uche Echefu           f  18   2   3    0    1   0   0   4      1    3   4  1   0  0   0   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy           14   1   3    0    0   2   4   4      0    2   2  3   0  1   0   0
 5 Ben O'Donnell             2   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
10 Ralph Mims               27   5   8    3    5   3   4  16      0    3   3  0   1  2   0   4
15 Casaan Breeden           19   2   8    0    1   2   2   6      0    3   3  3   0  3   0   0
24 Jordan Bolton             0   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
31 Brian Hoff                9   1   4    0    3   1   1   3      4    0   4  0   1  0   0   0
32 Solomon Alabi            14   2   4    0    0   2   4   6      0    2   2  4   0  0   2   1
33 Matt Zitani               2   1   1    1    1   0   0   3      0    1   1  3   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           3    1   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  53    8   22  14  21  72      9   23  32 20  11 13   3  14
   Opp                     200  22  51    4   16  11  20  59     10   23  33 19   9 18   2   6


  1 2 Total
STETSON
21
38
59
FLORIDA STATE
29
43
72
Attendance: 8,661

FLORIDA STATE 61, SAMFORD 45
12/02/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Topples Samford 61-45.

The Seminoles are off to an 8-2 start.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Toney Douglas scored 13 points as Florida State beat Samford 61-45 on Sunday.

The Seminoles struggled offensively, only shooting 41 percent from the field. Their 61 points is a season low. Samford shot just 32 percent and only made 6-of-28 from the 3-point line.

Florida State (8-2) stretched its lead to 13 early in the second half, but Samford pulled to within seven with under 10 minutes to play. Both teams scored on their next two possessions, then the Seminoles broke the game open with 14-0 run.

Douglas had five points during the run, including a 3-pointer from the corner that gave the Seminoles a 14-point lead. Uche Echefu added 11 points and six rebounds.

The Seminoles had 10 turnovers in the first half, and only led 27-21 at halftime.

Samford (2-4) was led by Trey Montgomery's 16 points. The Bulldogs' leading scorer, Joe Ross Merritt came in the game averaging 16.8 points per game, but he shot only 4-for-13 from the field and finished with nine points.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  34   3   7    1    2   2   3   9      1    8   9  2   4  2   2   2
10 Ralph Mims            g  34   2   5    1    4   3   4   8      0    5   5  0   1  3   0   1
21 Julian Vaughn         f  14   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  3   0  3   0   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  32   3   4    2    3   5   5  13      0    3   3  3   1  4   0   2
41 Uche Echefu           f  23   3   5    0    1   5   7  11      1    5   6  2   0  2   0   2
 2 Jordan DeMercy            9   0   2    0    1   0   0   0      1    2   3  1   0  0   0   0
15 Casaan Breeden            6   1   4    1    1   0   0   3      0    0   0  0   0  0   1   0
25 Jason Rich               30   4  11    1    2   0   0   9      0    5   5  2   3  1   1   0
31 Brian Hoff                8   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
32 Solomon Alabi             9   2   6    0    0   2   3   6      2    1   3  3   0  0   1   0
33 Matt Zitani               1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1        1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  19  46    6   15  17  22  61      6   29  35 16   9 15   5   7
   Opp                     200  17  52    6   28   5   7  45      8   17  25 19  13 16   2   2


  1 2 Total
SAMFORD
21
24
45
FLORIDA STATE
27
34
61
Attendance: 7,509

FLORIDA STATE 95, MAINE 55
12/08/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Overpowers Maine, 95-55.

Swann scores 22 as Seminoles improve to 9-2.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Isaiah Swann scored 22 points, and Florida State made a school-record 20 3-pointers in a 95-55 victory over Maine on Saturday night.

Florida State (9-2) shot 52 percent from the field, was 20-of-35 from 3-point range and had a 51-point lead. The Seminoles also had a season-high 23 assists and outrebounded the Black Bears 44-32.

Swann was 8-of-13 from the field, including 6-for-10 from 3-point range, and added six assists. Jason Rich scored 15 points, going 4-for-5 on 3-pointers, and walk-on Brian Hoff made five 3-pointers in the second half to finish with 15 points. Uche Echefu added 13 points and seven rebounds, and Toney Douglas scored 11 points.

Brian Andre led Maine (4-5) with 13 points, and Robby Hanzlik had 10.

The Black Bears shot 37 percent from the field, and made only two 3-pointers.

The Seminoles opened the game with a 17-4 run and made nine 3-pointers in the first half on their way to a 42-20 halftime lead.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  27   8  13    6   10   0   0  22      0    2   2  1   6  1   1   1
23 Toney Douglas         g  26   5  11    1    5   0   0  11      1    4   5  2   5  0   1   2
25 Jason Rich            g  28   5   7    4    5   1   2  15      2    3   5  2   2  2   0   0
32 Solomon Alabi         c  22   1   4    0    0   1   2   3      2    5   7  2   0  2   1   0
41 Uche Echefu           f  23   4  12    0    2   5   7  13      3    4   7  3   0  2   2   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy           15   2   2    0    0   0   0   4      1    0   1  2   1  3   0   2
 5 Ben O'Donnell             3   0   2    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   2  1   0   1
10 Ralph Mims               24   3   4    3    3   0   2   9      1    5   6  1   6  3   0   1
21 Julian Vaughn            14   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    3   3  2   1  1   1   2
24 Jordan Bolton             3   0   2    0    2   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  1   0   0
31 Brian Hoff                8   5   6    5    6   0   0  15      2    0   2  0   0  1   0   0
33 Matt Zitani               7   1   2    1    1   0   0   3      2    1   3  1   0  0   1   0
   Team                                                           1    2   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  34  66   20   35   7  13  95     15   29  44 18  23 17   7   9
   Opp                     200  23  61    2   10   7  13  55     12   20  32 15  12 19   0   7


  1 2 Total
MAINE
20
35
55
FLORIDA STATE
42
53
95
Attendance: 8,553

BUTLER 79, FLORIDA STATE 68
12/15/2007, John Wooden Tradition, Indianapolis, In

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls To No. 18 Butler, 79-68.

Rich finishes with 17 points, Mims chips in 16 and Echefu grabs 12 rebounds for the Seminoles.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - A.J. Graves never feels shy about shooting 3-pointers.

Despite struggling from beyond the arc in Butler's previous two games, including a loss at Wright State, Graves made a season-high seven 3s and scored 25 points to lead the No. 18 Bulldogs past Florida State 79-68 in the Wooden Tradition on Saturday.

"A.J.'s not going to follow it up with another weekend where he's 0-for-11," Butler coach Brad Stevens said. "He's too resilient for that."

Graves, who shot 16 3-pointers, hit three of his six attempts in the second half, including a crucial one to give Butler a 66-59 lead with 2:35 remaining.

"I probably was forcing shots the last couple games, not playing within the team concept," the senior guard said. "Today, we moved the ball around well, and I got some good looks and knocked them down."

Mike Green scored 14 of his 20 points in the second half and Matt Howard had 11 points for the Bulldogs (9-1), who were anxious to get back on the court following the Dec. 8 defeat.

"We couldn't wait to be in the gym," Green said. "Any time you come off a loss, you're hungry."

Jason Rich finished with 17 points, Ralph Mims chipped in 16 and Uche Echefu grabbed 12 rebounds for Florida State (9-3), which got within three points in the second half but couldn't get over the hump.

The Seminoles had their six-game win streak snapped.

"Each time we got close, they made great decisions with the ball," Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. "We kept fighting, but they did a much better job executing on the offensive end than we did on the defensive end."

The Bulldogs, who led by eight at halftime, took a 51-41 lead following Julian Betko's 3-pointer with 12 minutes left. Florida State scored the next seven points to get within 51-48.

Graves responded by draining a 3-pointer on Butler's ensuing possession, prompting a Florida State player on the bench to yell, "Don't let Graves shoot it!"

Apparently, nobody was listening. Graves proceeded to hit two more triples down the stretch.

"He was a little too much for us to handle," Hamilton said.

The Seminoles cut the deficit to 66-62, but Green scored Butler's next nine points to help seal the win.

Stevens liked how his team responded to its only loss.

"For them to play at this level and execute at this level was certainly pleasing to me," he said.

The Bulldogs, who were led by Graves' 14 points in the first half, took a 27-17 lead on Drew Streicher's layup with 6:56 left. The Seminoles made it 29-26 after Rich's 3-pointer, but Butler stretched the advantage back to eight before the break.

 
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   8    0    3   0   0   6      0    0   0  4   4  1   0   3
10 Ralph Mims            g  34   5  14    2    6   4   5  16      2    5   7  2   1  2   0   2
23 Toney Douglas         g  36   5   8    2    4   0   0  12      0    1   1  5   4  3   0   3
25 Jason Rich            g  39   7  14    1    3   2   2  17      0    4   4  5   1  2   0   0
41 Uche Echefu           f  28   2   7    0    1   3   3   7      2   10  12  4   2  5   1   1
 2 Jordan DeMercy           14   1   1    0    0   0   2   2      3    1   4  3   1  3   0   0
 5 Ben O'Donnell             0   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
21 Julian Vaughn            11   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      1    0   1  0   0  2   0   2
31 Brian Hoff                3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   0
32 Solomon Alabi             7   3   5    0    0   0   0   6      2    0   2  0   0  1   1   0
   Team                                                           1    2   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  58    5   17   9  12  68     12   23  35 23  13 19   2  11
   Opp                     200  24  46   11   26  20  26  79      4   21  25 15  10 15   3  10


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
30
38
68
BUTLER
38
41
79
Attendance: 17,170

FLORIDA STATE 66, COLL OF CHARLESTON 61
12/18/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Top Cougars, 66-61.

Uche Echefu scores 17 points and pulls down nine rebounds in Florida State's come from behind win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Uche Echefu scored 17 points and pulled down nine rebounds as Florida State came from behind for a 66-61 win over College of Charleston on Tuesday.

College of Charleston had the ball and a one point lead with 51 seconds left in the game, but Seminole point guard Toney Douglas stole an inbound pass and his ensuing lay-up gave the Seminoles a 62-61 advantage.

Echefu came up with a loose ball as the Cougars tried to bring the ball back into play, and was fouled. He made both free throws to give the Seminoles a 64-61 lead with 46 seconds to play.

Florida State forward Jason Rich deflected Tony White Jr.'s shot attempt, and Ralph Mims sealed the win with two free throws for Florida State.

Echefu was 8-of-10 from the free throw line. Mims added 15 points, and Rich and Douglas both finished with 13 for the Seminoles (10-3).

College of Charleston (4-5) led by as many as 12 points in the second half, but the Seminoles slowly chipped away at the lead. White finished with a team high 17 points and Marcus Hammond added 12.

Jermaine Johnson scored 10 points and pulled down 15 rebounds. The Seminoles had 10 first half turnovers and trailed 37-30 at halftime.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  34   1   8    0    4   0   0   2      2    1   3  2   4  4   0   1
21 Julian Vaughn         f  17   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      1    3   4  0   1  0   0   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  38   5   9    3    6   0   0  13      0    2   2  3   3  2   0   1
25 Jason Rich            g  33   5  12    0    1   3   3  13      1    6   7  3   2  3   0   0
41 Uche Echefu           f  27   4  10    1    1   8  10  17      4    5   9  3   1  1   0   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy            1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   1
10 Ralph Mims               30   4   6    3    3   4   6  15      0    6   6  1   0  3   0   0
31 Brian Hoff                1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
32 Solomon Alabi            13   2   4    0    0   0   0   4      1    1   2  2   0  1   1   0
33 Matt Zitani               6   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  1   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           2    1   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  52    7   15  15  19  66     12   25  37 15  11 14   1   3
   Opp                     200  23  62    8   28   7  10  61     17   19  36 21  14 13   2   6


  1 2 Total
COLL OF CHARLESTON
37
24
61
FLORIDA STATE
30
36
66
Attendance: 6,297

PROVIDENCE COLLEGE 101, FLORIDA STATE 95
12/22/2007, PROVIDENCE, RI

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Providence Outlasts Florida State, 101-95.

Rich leads Seminoles with 27 points.

PROVIDENCE, RI - Jeff Xavier scored 27 points, including seven 3-pointers, to lead Providence to a 101-95 win over Florida State on Saturday.

Weyinmi Efejuku added 25 and Geoff McDermott contributed 12 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds as the Friars (8-3) won their third consecutive game.

Jason Rich led the Seminoles (10-4) with 27 points and Toney Douglas had 22.

Isaiah Swann gave the Seminoles an early 11-3 lead with 3-pointer 3:12 into the game.

But the Friars, who scored six 3-pointers on their first 10 shots, took a 24-21 lead on Brian McKenzie's 3-pointer.

After trailing 47-41 at halftime, Florida State tied the game at 73-73 on Ralph Mims' 3 with 8:25 left.

Providence surged ahead 92-81 on a layup by Efejuku, but the Seminoles closed within five on successive 3-pointers by Mims and Rich with 1:21 left.

The Friars then hit nine foul shots to secure the win.

Both teams shot the ball well. The Friars shot 58 percent in the game while Florida State shot 54 percent for the game after shooting 65 percent in the first half.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  36   4   9    2    7   0   0  10      2    0   2  4   1  6   1   3
21 Julian Vaughn         f  19   0   0    0    0   3   4   3      1    1   2  2   1  1   1   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  39   5  13    3    7   9  10  22      2    2   4  5   6  3   0   2
25 Jason Rich            g  37  10  18    2    5   5   7  27      2    6   8  4   4  2   0   1
41 Uche Echefu           f  27   6   9    2    4   2   3  16      4    7  11  3   3  3   1   1
 2 Jordan DeMercy            0   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
 5 Ben O'Donnell             0   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
10 Ralph Mims               27   4   7    2    4   0   0  10      1    0   1  1   1  1   0   0
31 Brian Hoff                0   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
32 Solomon Alabi            13   2   2    0    0   0   0   4      0    0   0  2   0  3   2   0
33 Matt Zitani               2   1   1    1    1   0   0   3      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           2        2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  32  59   12   28  19  24  95     14   17  31 22  16 19   5   7
   Opp                     200  34  59   12   20  21  28 101     12   15  27 17  19 13   1  11


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
41
54
95
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE
49
52
101
Attendance: 9,069

FLORIDA STATE 66, GEORGIA TECH 64
12/30/2007, ATLANTA, GA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Rich's jumper with 4.3 seconds left leads FSU over Georgia Tech.

Douglas scores 22 points in 66-64 Seminole victory.

ATLANTA, GA - Jason Rich hit a short jumper with 4.3 seconds left to lift Florida State to a 66-64 win over Georgia Tech on Sunday night in an Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.

The Yellow Jackets had a chance to tie but Zack Peacock's off-balance jumper at the buzzer never had a chance, falling short.

Ralph Mims had given the Seminoles (11-4) a 64-63 lead with 35 seconds left on a jumper. The Yellow Jackets (6-6) tied it with 9.4 seconds left by D'Andre Bell, who made one of two free throws before Rich got the out of bounds pass in his end and dribbled the length of the floor for the game-winner.

Toney Douglas led Florida State with 22 points. Rich and Uche Echefu each had 11 and Mims 10.

Anthony Morrow had 17 points for the Yellow Jackets and Bell added 15. Jeremis Smith had nine points and 11 rebounds.

Florida State, which hadn't played since a 101-95 loss at Providence on Dec. 22, led 40-34 at the half with Douglas scoring 13 points. It was tied at 32 when the Seminoles outscored Georgia Tech 8-2 in the final 3:41 with Douglas scoring five of those points.

Andre Bell had nine first-half points for the Yellow Jackets, who led 12-2 with only 2:28 gone in the game. The Seminoles got back in it and tied it at 19 midway in the period.

It was a battle of 3-point baskets before intermission with Florida State making 7-of-14 and Tech dropping in 6-of-12. In the Yellow Jackets previous game, an 83-73 win over Tennessee Tech on Friday night, they were only 2-of-11 on 3s. The Seminoles had a school record 20 in an 85-55 win over Maine on Dec. 8.

Florida State went 0-for-8 on 3s in the second half, finishing at 7-for-22. Tech was 2-for-6 and ended with 8-of-19.

The Seminoles Isaiah Swann, was 2-for-2 from the free throw line and has made 31 of 32 this season.

The last-second win deprived Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt of career victory 200. He is 199-28 overall in eight seasons with Tech and three with Sienna.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  30   1   4    0    3   2   2   4      0    4   4  3   0  3   0   1
23 Toney Douglas         g  39   9  15    2    6   2   4  22      1    1   2  2   2  6   0   4
25 Jason Rich            g  39   5  13    0    3   1   2  11      0    0   0  1   2  3   0   3
33 Matt Zitani           f   7   1   2    1    1   0   0   3      0    1   1  3   0  1   0   0
41 Uche Echefu           f  37   4   6    1    3   2   3  11      2    6   8  3   2  0   2   1
 2 Jordan DeMercy           12   2   2    1    1   0   0   5      1    0   1  1   0  1   0   1
10 Ralph Mims               36   4   9    2    5   0   0  10      2    5   7  3   4  3   0   2
   Team                                                           1        1         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  26  51    7   22   7  11  66      7   17  24 16  10 18   2  12
   Opp                     200  22  44    8   19  12  19  64      7   19  26 16  15 20   4   6


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
40
26
66
GEORGIA TECH
34
30
64
Attendance: 9,191

FLORIDA STATE 81, LA SALLE 76
01/05/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Downs La Salle, 81-76.

Echefu and Mims score 19 points each in Seminole victory.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Uche Echefu and Ralph Mims scored 19 points each as Florida State beat La Salle 81-76 on Saturday night.

Florida State was 20-of-20 from the free-throw line in the second half, and 30-for-32 overall. The Seminoles made 25 straight to end the game.

Echefu was a perfect 11-for-11 from the free-throw line, and Mims made 9-of-11. Echefu added seven rebounds, and an emphatic block with time winding down.

Florida State (12-4) trailed by nine with 7:14 left in the game, but the Seminoles scored seven straight to pull within two. With the game tied at 69, Jason Rich made a layup to give the Seminoles their first lead since halftime.

The Explorers (4-8) were led by Rodney Green's 16 points. Jerrell Williams added 12 points and 14 rebounds, and Darnell Harris scored 13. LaSalle shot 50-percent from the field, and outrebounded the Seminoles 34-25.

Florida State scored 25 points on LaSalle's 16 turnovers, including a Toney Douglas steal and layup with 1:41 left in the game that gave the Seminoles a 73-69 lead.

Jason Rich scored 16 points for the Seminoles and now has 1,015 points in his career. He became the 39th Seminole to crack the 1,000 point mark. Toney Douglas added 12, and Isaiah Swann scored 11.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  32   4  11    2    8   1   1  11      0    1   1  3   1  3   0   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  40   4  11    0    3   4   4  12      0    2   2  3   1  0   0   2
25 Jason Rich            g  35   5  10    1    2   5   5  16      0    4   4  4   3  1   1   4
33 Matt Zitani           f   9   2   3    0    0   0   0   4      1    2   3  1   1  2   0   0
41 Uche Echefu           f  38   4   8    0    2  11  11  19      2    5   7  4   2  4   3   1
 2 Jordan DeMercy           13   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    1   2  1   1  1   0   0
10 Ralph Mims               33   4   7    2    3   9  11  19      0    4   4  1   0  1   2   0
   Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  50    5   18  30  32  81      5   20  25 17   9 12   6   7
   Opp                     200  27  53    7   13  15  22  76     10   24  34 26  10 16   3   6


  1 2 Total
LA SALLE
38
38
76
FLORIDA STATE
39
42
81
Attendance: 6,988

CLEMSON 97, FLORIDA STATE 85
01/12/2008, CLEMSON, SC, 2 OT

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Clemson Edges Florida State in Double Overtime, 97-85.

Echefu leads the Seminoles with a career-high 24 points.

CLEMSON, SC - Freshman Terrence Oglesby hit three of his six 3-pointers in the second overtime to help No. 18 Clemson beat Florida State 97-85 on Saturday night.

Oglesby, who earlier in the game had a four-point play, finally put away a contest where the Tigers (13-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) needed last-second shots to tie the game in regulation and the first extra period.

Trevor Booker's last-ditch shot from behind the arc with time running out tied the game at 67-all at the end of the second half. Then with the Seminoles (12-5, 1-1) up 78-76 in the first OT, James Mays followed up K.C. Rivers miss to send the game into a second extra period.

Rivers started the barrage with a 3-pointer for an 83-80 lead. Then Oglesby stepped up with two straight long-range shots for a 9-point lead.

After Toney Douglas brought Florida State to 91-85 with his three, Oglesby did it one last time.

Booker had 29 points, including three 3-pointers. The sophomore had only made one long-range shot in his career before this.

Florida State was trying for just its second 2-0 ACC start since joining the league 16 years ago.

Uche Echefu led the Seminoles with a career high 24 points.

Clemson seemed destined to lose its second-straight ACC OT heart-breaker in less than a week. Last Sunday night, it was Wayne Ellington's 3-pointer and the top-ranked Tar Heels who did it in a 90-88 victory.

This time, Douglas made a 3-pointer from nearly the same spot in Littlejohn Coliseum as Ellington's to put Florida State ahead 67-64 with 16.7 seconds to go in regulation.

Then in the first overtime, Echefu made just his seventh 3-pointer of the season from the right corner for a 78-76 lead with 15 seconds left in the first OT.

Oglesby and the Tigers made sure Florida State didn't get a third chance at victory.

Clemson had an opportunity to move in front in the final minute of regulation. But with the shot-clock running down, Cliff Hammonds pushed the ball to Mays, who had trouble grabbing it with his heavily bandaged left hand.

Mays fractured a bone in warmups before Clemson's overtime loss to North Carolina.

Mays blocked Jason Rich's attempt with about 25 seconds left. However, Rich chased it back down for the Seminoles to set up Douglas' three.

Booker found himself with the ball and time winding down. He smoothly threw up the tying shot to buy the Tigers another five minutes.

Oglesby's four-point play helped the Tigers to a 56-45 lead with 9:47 to play. However, Florida State went on a 17-5 run to retake the lead on Isaiah Swann's bucket.

Neither team took more than a 3-point lead until the final overtime period.

The Tigers have won seven straight games over the Seminoles at Littlejohn.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  47   6  10    3    5   1   3  16      0    1   1  4   5  3   1   1
23 Toney Douglas         g  49   6  12    2    4   2   2  16      2    4   6  4   4  2   0   3
25 Jason Rich            g  48   4  12    1    4   2   4  11      3    7  10  3   3  6   0   1
33 Matt Zitani           f  13   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      2    0   2  2   0  0   0   0
41 Uche Echefu           f  47   8  14    1    3   7   8  24      4    8  12  3   1  2   0   1
 2 Jordan DeMercy            2   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
10 Ralph Mims               41   4  13    1    4   7   8  16      2    2   4  3   1  1   0   2
21 Julian Vaughn             3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           2        2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 250  29  64    8   20  19  25  85     15   22  37 19  14 14   1   8
   Opp                     250  35  68   13   24  14  22  97     15   23  38 22  16 16   7   8


  1 2 OT 2-OT Total
FLORIDA STATE
25
42
11
7
85
CLEMSON
28
39
11
19
97
Attendance: 10,000

DUKE 70, FLORIDA STATE 57
01/16/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 7 Duke Holds Off Florida State, 70-57.

Rich scores 18 points for the Seminoles.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Jon Scheyer scored 21 points and No. 7 Duke made eight straight free throws in the final 1:34 to beat Florida State 70-57 on Wednesday night, snapping an unlikely two-game losing streak to the Seminoles.

Florida State took its only lead of the second half at 55-54 on Jason Rich's layup with 3:45 left before Duke put the game away with a closing 16-2 run, Kyle Singler's 3-pointer put the Blue Devils ahead for good with 3:30 to play.

Duke (14-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) nearly blew a 17-point lead it built in the first half on a 16-0 run led by Scheyer, who had 10 points on a variety of shots in a span of just 1:35.

The Blue Devils led 34-22 at halftime before Rich, who had all 18 of his points in the second half, keyed the comeback by Florida State (12-6, 1-2).

Toney Douglas added 13 points for Florida State while Uche Echefu, who had 24 points and 12 rebounds in a double-overtime loss at Clemson on Saturday, was held to six points and seven rebounds.

Gerald Henderson added 11 points and Singler had 10 for Duke. Henderson's eight rebounds helped the Blue Devils to a 44-32 advantage on the boards.

Duke managed to get the road win despite shooting 43.9 percent and committing 20 turnovers. Florida State shot 35.5 percent.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  38   4  11    1    5   0   1   9      0    3   3  4   0  1   0   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  39   5  17    2    5   2   2  14      1    0   1  3   3  2   1   1
25 Jason Rich            g  30   6  13    0    0   6   7  18      2    4   6  3   1  4   0   2
33 Matt Zitani           f   4   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   0
41 Uche Echefu           f  26   3   8    0    0   0   1   6      2    5   7  5   2  0   3   2
 2 Jordan DeMercy            7   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  1   0  1   0   0
10 Ralph Mims               38   1   9    0    3   2   2   4      0    4   4  2   1  1   0   6
42 Ryan Reid                18   3   3    0    0   0   0   6      3    1   4  4   0  5   1   1
   Team                                                           2    3   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  62    3   13  10  13  57     11   21  32 22   7 14   5  12
   Opp                     200  25  57    7   27  13  18  70     13   31  44 19  10 20   5   8


  1 2 Total
DUKE
34
36
70
FLORIDA STATE
22
35
57
Attendance: 11,548

WAKE FOREST 74, FLORIDA STATE 57
01/20/2008, WINSTON-SALEM, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Fall to Demon Deacons, 74-57.

Ralph Mims scores 17 points and Uche Echefu adds 13, but Florida State could not snap their three-game skid.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - James Johnson scored 21 of his career-high 26 points in the second half and Wake Forest remained unbeaten at home with a 74-57 win over Florida State on Sunday.

Johnson, a freshman, overcame early foul trouble by dominating the second half. He spearheaded a 13-0 run to put the Demon Deacons (12-5, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) ahead to stay, then hit a 3-pointer and had a steal and dunk to put Wake Forest ahead 68-55 with 4:48 left.

Johnson, who added nine rebounds, hit 10 of 15 shots, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range as Wake Forest snapped a two-game losing streak by finally getting hot from the outside.

Coming in as one of the worst 3-point shooting teams in the nation at 28 percent, the Demon Deacons shot 1 of 8 from behind the arc in the first half. With Johnson leading the way, Wake Forest connected on 5 of 7 long-range shots in the second half to improve to 11-0 at home.

Jeff Teague added 12 points and Harvey Hale scored 10 for Wake Forest, which recovered from road losses to Boston College and Maryland to win its ACC-best 15th straight home game dating to last season.

Ralph Mims had 17 points, Uche Echefu scored all 13 of his points in the first half and Toney Douglas came off the bench to score 10 on 4-of-13 shooting for Florida State (12-7, 1-3), which lost its third straight game.

Johnson went to the bench after picking up two fouls in the first five minutes and Florida State immediately went on a 7-0 run. Echefu, who was held to six points and seven rebounds in the loss to Duke Wednesday, dominated early, including a 3-pointer that put the Seminoles ahead 23-14.

The Demon Deacons, despite shooting 37 percent in the first half, rallied to tie the game before Florida State settled for a 31-28 halftime lead.

After the Seminoles scored the first point of the second half, Johnson had a putback and a 3-pointer to put Wake Forest ahead for good.

Johnson's best basket of the day was a coast-to-coast drive that included a head fake in the lane before a thunderous one-handed dunk made it 61-50. Florida State's Isaiah Swann went over 1,000 points in his career with a driving layup on the next possession, before Johnson's 3 and dunk put it away.

 
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   7    1    4   1   2   6      0    2   2  2   1  2   0   1
10 Ralph Mims            g  34   6  11    5    9   0   0  17      1    4   5  2   1  3   0   2
25 Jason Rich            g  37   3  12    1    4   2   2   9      1    2   3  3   4  2   0   2
41 Uche Echefu           f  37   4  11    1    3   4   6  13      3    8  11  2   0  2   2   0
42 Ryan Reid             f  17   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      3    4   7  2   3  2   1   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy            8   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   1  0   0   0
21 Julian Vaughn             9   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  3   0  0   2   0
23 Toney Douglas            34   4  13    2    6   0   0  10      1    2   3  3   2  4   0   1
   Team                                                           1    2   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  20  56   10   26   7  10  57     11   24  35 17  12 15   5   6
   Opp                     200  28  62    6   25  12  17  74     13   27  40 12  11  9   6   6


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
31
26
57
WAKE FOREST
28
46
74
Attendance: 13,756

FLORIDA STATE 69, VIRGINIA 67
01/23/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Rally for ACC Win over Cavaliers, 69-67.

Florida State outscored Virginia 23-11 down the stretch.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Toney Douglas scored 19 points Wednesday as Florida State rallied from a 10-point second half deficit to take a 69-67 victory over Virginia.

Douglas, the Atlantic Coast Conference steals leader, put the Seminoles ahead 63-62 on a free throw. He then swiped the ball from Virginia's Sean Singletary to add two more free throws after being fouled on his way for an uncontested layup.

Florida State (13-7, 2-3 ACC) led 31-28 at the half, but it didn't take long for it to evaporate.

Virginia (11-6, 1-3) led 56-46 with 8:58 left on a Singletary layup, but Florida State caught up at 60-all on Isaiah Swann's 3-point shot from deep in the corner with 2:27 left. Douglas' layup with 1:55 to go gave the winners a 62-60 lead.

Douglas, who had six steals in the game, hit 7 of 11 shots from the floor and also had six rebounds.

Jason Rich added 17 points and Swann 16 as coach Leonard Hamilton collected his 300th career win and 100th at Florida State, which snapped a three-game conference losing streak.

Mamadi Diane led Virginia with 21 points, Adrian Joseph added 17 points and a game-high 8 rebounds while Singletary finished with 11 points and a game-best 7 assists.

Virginia jumped off to a 12-2 start, but Swann scored seven points in 34 seconds (a free throw following his first of two quick 3-point shots) capping a 10-0 run that tied the game at 15.

The Cavaliers shot just 41.7 percent in the game and were outscored 23-11 in the final 8:58.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Ralph Mims            g  28   2   9    1    6   0   0   5      2    3   5  0   1  1   1   1
23 Toney Douglas         g  36   7  11    2    5   3   4  19      0    6   6  1   2  1   0   6
25 Jason Rich            g  28   5   9    2    3   5   6  17      3    1   4  4   2  5   0   0
41 Uche Echefu           f  32   2   5    0    0   0   0   4      2    3   5  4   0  5   1   0
42 Ryan Reid             f  28   1   1    0    0   2   4   4      1    2   3  1   2  3   2   2
 2 Jordan DeMercy            7   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  0   0  1   1   1
 3 Isaiah Swann             26   4  11    3    7   5   8  16      0    3   3  2   3  1   0   1
21 Julian Vaughn            11   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      2    2   4  1   0  0   0   0
31 Brian Hoff                1   0   0    0    0   2   2   2      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
33 Matt Zitani               3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  50    8   21  17  24  69     11   21  32 14  10 17   5  11
   Opp                     200  25  60   10   29   7  10  67     14   19  33 22  11 15   0   8


  1 2 Total
VIRGINIA
28
39
67
FLORIDA STATE
31
38
69
Attendance: 7,314

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 69, FLORIDA STATE 66
01/26/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

North Carolina State Edges Florida State, 69-66.

Douglas scores 17 points to lead the Seminoles.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Freshman J.J. Hickson sank two free throws with 9.6 seconds left and then blocked a Toney Douglas layup try at the other end of the floor Saturday to boost North Carolina State to a 69-66 victory over Florida State.

Courtney Fells' 3-point shot had tied the game at 66 with 40 seconds left before Hickson's two free throws make it 68-66 and Javier Gonzalez added a free throw with 2.2 seconds left after Hickson's game-saving block.

North Carolina State (13-6, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) shot 46.5 percent while Florida State (13-8, 2-4) hit just 36.8 percent of its shots.

Douglas had put the Seminoles ahead 62-59 with a 3-point basket with 2:50 to go but failed on his last two attempts in the final 10 seconds.

Fells led the winners with 16 points, Gavin Grant added 14 and Hickson coupled a dozen points with a game-high 10 rebounds.

Douglas' 17 points led Florida State which also had 14 points each from Uche Echefu and Ralph Mims.

The big difference came in the first half when the visiting Wolfpack scored the final 17 points to erase a 12-point deficit.

Grant hit a 3-pointer and added a layup 23 seconds later to ignite the run in the final 4:31 of the half that gave the Wolfpack a 36-31 halftime lead.

Florida State had built a 31-19 advantage before going scoreless the final 5:08 of the half.

The Seminoles regained the lead 43-42 with 12:24 left when Jason Rich slipped free along the baseline for an uncontested dunk that setup a seesaw finish.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  32   3  10    2    7   2   2  10      1    3   4  2   2  1   0   1
23 Toney Douglas         g  32   6  13    1    1   4   4  17      0    2   2  3   5  4   0   4
25 Jason Rich            g  27   3  10    0    1   0   0   6      0    1   1  5   1  4   0   0
41 Uche Echefu           f  36   5  10    2    4   2   2  14      4    2   6  3   1  3   0   2
42 Ryan Reid             f  30   0   2    0    0   3   4   3      4    3   7  4   0  2   1   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy            3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
10 Ralph Mims               26   3   9    2    4   6   8  14      2    4   6  1   0  0   0   1
21 Julian Vaughn            10   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      3    1   4  4   0  1   0   0
33 Matt Zitani               4   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           3    2   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  21  57    7   17  17  20  66     17   18  35 22   9 15   1   8
   Opp                     200  20  43    9   21  20  27  69      7   21  28 17   8 14   7   5


  1 2 Total
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
36
33
69
FLORIDA STATE
31
35
66
Attendance: 7,788

VIRGINIA TECH 89, FLORIDA STATE 80
01/29/2008, BLACKSBURG, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Virginia Tech Holds Off FSU, 89-80.

Rich leads the Seminoles with 22 points.

BLACKSBURG, VA - A.D. Vassallo scored 15 of his 22 points in the first half and Virginia Tech opened the game with an 18-4 run and didn't let mistake-prone Florida State get within single digits until too late in an 89-80 victory Tuesday night.

The Hokies (13-8, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), coming off a road victory at Boston College on Saturday, led 42-24 at the half and by no fewer than 11 for most of the second half until Florida State closed to within five in the final minutes.

The Hokies clinched it at the free throw line, going 22-for-31 in the second half.

The Seminoles (13-9, 2-5), made 8 of 11 from 3-point territory in the second half to make it interesting, but lost for the fifth time in six games. The Seminoles hurt their cause by committing 22 turnovers.

Virginia Tech was 33-for-45 from the line overall.

Hank Thorns added 15 points, Deron Washington had 14 and 10 rebounds, Malcolm Delaney scored 13 and J.T. Thompson 11 for the Hokies. Jeff Allen, who returned from a two-game suspension for making contact with an official in a loss at Georgia Tech, did not start for Virginia Tech, played just 19 minutes and scored just seven points.

Jason Rich led Florida State with 22 points, and Ralph Mims had 17.

Vassallo outscored the Seminoles 8-7 in the first 10 minutes as Florida State made just 3 of 11 shots and turned the ball over five times. The Hokies led 18-4 until Toney Douglas hit the first of back-to-back 3-pointers with 10:49 remaining in the half.

Florida State closed to within 24-14, but Vassallo added seven more points in a 15-5 run that gave the Hokies their biggest lead at 39-19. It was 42-24 at the half.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Isaiah Swann          g  25   3   5    2    4   0   0   8      0    1   1  5   1  6   0   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  32   5  10    3    3   4   6  17      0    0   0  4   6  3   0   3
25 Jason Rich            g  34   8  12    4    5   2   2  22      1    2   3  4   1  3   0   1
41 Uche Echefu           f  23   1   4    0    1   3   4   5      1    6   7  3   0  3   1   0
42 Ryan Reid             f  28   4   6    0    0   3   4  11      1    5   6  2   1  2   0   1
 2 Jordan DeMercy            6   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    1   1  2   1  0   0   1
 5 Ben O'Donnell             0   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
10 Ralph Mims               34   5  11    2    4   5   6  17      0    3   3  4   4  2   0   1
21 Julian Vaughn             8   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  1   0   0
31 Brian Hoff                3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   0  1   0   0
33 Matt Zitani               7   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      1    1   2  2   1  0   0   0
   Team                                                                1   1         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  26  51   11   19  17  22  80      4   20  24 29  15 22   1   7
   Opp                     200  24  49    6   15  35  47  89      9   22  31 22  12 17   5   9


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
24
56
80
VIRGINIA TECH
42
47
89
Attendance: 9,847

NORTH CAROLINA 84, FLORIDA STATE 73
02/03/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL, OT

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles' Upset Bid of UNC Falls Short in OT.

Jason Rich led the Seminoles with 22 points while Isaiah Swann and Toney Douglas added 12 each.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - UNC's Tyler Hansbrough had 22 points and a career-high 21 rebounds and No. 4 North Carolina beat Florida State 84-73 in overtime on Sunday.

Florida State's Ryan Reid hit a desperation shot from the corner -- the first 3-point attempt of his career -- with 8.1 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 67. North Carolina failed to get off a shot before the buzzer.

But Hansbrough, who was held without a field goal for the first 30 minutes of the game, and Danny Green took over in the extra period.

Hansbrough had eight points and five rebounds in the overtime while Green scored the final three of his 19 points to spark North Carolina's 10-2 run that broke open the game.

Hansbrough, the ACC's leading scorer and rebounder, was held without a field goal until 9:43 remained in the game. He was just 5-of-14 from the field, but was 10-of-12 at the free throw line.

North Carolina (21-1, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) made 27 of 33 free throws.

Florida State (13-10, 2-6) trailed 31-29 at halftime despite shooting a chilly 34.4 percent in the opening 20 minutes.

Jason Rich led the Seminoles with 22 points while Isaiah Swann and Toney Douglas added 12 each.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Ralph Mims            g  27   3   5    0    2   1   2   7      0    3   3  2   1  0   1   1
23 Toney Douglas         g  39   3  20    1    9   5   6  12      0    2   2  4   3  2   0   5
25 Jason Rich            g  42  10  16    0    3   2   3  22      3    3   6  2   2  5   0   1
41 Uche Echefu           f  32   3   8    0    2   3   4   9      1    6   7  5   0  1   1   2
42 Ryan Reid             f  22   2   4    1    1   0   0   5      1    2   3  5   0  0   2   1
 2 Jordan DeMercy            2   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      2    0   2  0   1  1   0   0
 3 Isaiah Swann             30   4  12    4   12   0   0  12      0    0   0  3   3  1   0   3
21 Julian Vaughn            19   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    1   1  5   0  0   0   0
31 Brian Hoff                1   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
33 Matt Zitani              11   1   2    0    1   0   0   2      0    1   1  1   0  0   0   1
   Team                                                                1   1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 225  28  70    6   31  11  15  73      7   19  26 27  10 10   4  14
   Opp                     225  26  61    5   13  27  33  84     18   36  54 19   9 21   5   4


  1 2 OT Total
NORTH CAROLINA
31
36
17
84
FLORIDA STATE
29
38
6
73
Attendance: 11,066

FLORIDA STATE 62, MIAMI 55
02/06/2008, CORAL GABLES, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Down Hurricanes In ACC Action.

Florida State uses second-half run to seal victory over rival 'Canes.

CORAL GABLES, FL - Toney Douglas scored 28 points to lead Florida State past Miami 62-55 on Wednesday night, the Seminoles' fourth straight win in the series.

Jason Rich added 14 points and Uche Echefu scored 10 for the Seminoles (14-10, 3-6 Atlantic Coast Conference), which used an 11-0 second-half run to take the lead for good.

Jack McClinton scored 16 points for Miami (15-7, 2-6), which has dropped seven of its last 10 games.

The Hurricanes and Seminoles struggled with early shooting woes. The score was 2-2 during the first 5:35, and Miami didn't manage a field goal until Brian Asbury connected 6:25 after tip-off.

But Douglas gave Florida State a spark.

He scored 11 points in the final 4:51 of the first half, including his third 3-pointer with one second remaining to give Florida State a 30-25 edge heading into intermission.

And Douglas keyed the second-half spurt by the Seminoles, who trailed 37-34 before the 11-0 run that was capped by his fifth 3-pointer with 9:44 remaining.

Lance Hurdle's 3-pointer with 34.1 seconds left got Miami within 58-55, but the Hurricanes - who shot 31 percent - got no closer.

The Seminoles played the second half without guard Isaiah Swann, who left the game with a left leg injury. The severity was not known.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Ralph Mims            g  30   0   3    0    3   2   2   2      1    6   7  4   3  4   0   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  37   9  14    5    9   5   6  28      3    2   5  3   1  3   2   3
25 Jason Rich            g  28   5  12    0    1   4   6  14      1    1   2  2   1  1   1   1
41 Uche Echefu           f  31   3   8    0    3   4   4  10      1    7   8  3   0  3   0   1
42 Ryan Reid             f  28   1   5    0    0   0   1   2      1    1   2  2   0  2   0   1
 2 Jordan DeMercy           16   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    1   2  1   0  0   0   1
 3 Isaiah Swann             10   2   7    1    3   1   1   6      1    1   2  0   2  2   0   1
21 Julian Vaughn            14   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      1    3   4  1   0  2   3   0
31 Brian Hoff                2   0   0    0    0   0   1   0      1    0   1  1   0  0   0   0
33 Matt Zitani               4   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      2    0   2  1   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                                2   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  20  51    6   20  16  21  62     13   24  37 18   7 17   6   8
   Opp                     200  17  55    7   20  14  19  55     17   22  39 20   9 17   2   4


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
30
32
62
MIAMI
25
30
55
Attendance: 5,447

WAKE FOREST 78, FLORIDA STATE 70
02/14/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Fall to Demon Deacons.

Despite key efforts from Toney Douglas and Jason Rich, Florida State fell 14-11.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Jeff Teague scored 18 points and Chas McFarland recorded his first career double-double Thursday night to lead Wake Forest to a 78-70 victory over Florida State.

McFarland, a 7-footer from Lovington, Ill., also had three blocked shots. He disrupted Florida State's inside game all night as the Seminole front court was limited to only 10 points.

Wake Forest (15-8, 5-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) hit its first eight 3-pointers and built a 41-20 lead on its way to a 42-26 halftime lead.

Florida State (14-11, 3-7) rallied to within 50-47 before two McFarland layups and a free throw led a 14-2 run that put the Demon Deacons up 64-49.

Toney Douglas scored 28 points and Jason Rich added 25 for Florida State, which shot just 30 percent in the first half.

Gary Clark added a career-high 13 points for Wake Forest, which shot 56 percent for the game while completing its season sweep of the Seminoles.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Ralph Mims            g  37   3  12    0    7   1   2   7      1    2   3  2   1  1   2   3
23 Toney Douglas         g  39  11  20    4   10   2   4  28      2    3   5  2   2  3   0   2
25 Jason Rich            g  37   9  19    1    5   6   8  25      2    4   6  3   2  2   0   2
41 Uche Echefu           f  33   1   8    0    3   0   0   2      5    3   8  4   0  4   1   1
42 Ryan Reid             f  12   0   3    0    0   1   2   1      2    2   4  2   0  2   0   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy            9   0   1    0    0   0   1   0      2    2   4  4   0  1   1   1
21 Julian Vaughn            13   2   5    0    0   1   1   5      4    1   5  2   0  0   0   0
33 Matt Zitani              20   1   3    0    2   0   0   2      0    0   0  2   0  0   0   1
   Team                                                           2    1   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  71    5   27  11  18  70     20   18  38 21   5 13   4  10
   Opp                     200  28  50    8   13  14  21  78      7   26  33 21  15 20   5   4


  1 2 Total
WAKE FOREST
42
36
78
FLORIDA STATE
26
44
70
Attendance: 7,078

MARYLAND 82, FLORIDA STATE 72
02/16/2008, COLLEGE PARK, MD

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Fall to Maryland.

Despite holding the lead heading into halftime, Florida State fell and now stands at 14-12.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - Greivis Vasquez had 20 points and eight assists, Landon Milbourne added a career-high 18 points and Maryland rallied in the second half to beat Florida State 82-72 in an Atlantic Coast Conference game Saturday.

James Gist scored 17 points and Bambale Osby 14 for the Terrapins (17-9, 7-4 Atlantic Coast Conference). Despite a career-high 26 points from Ralph Mims, Florida State (14-12, 3-8) lost for the fifth time in six games.

Toney Douglas added 17 points for Florida State and Jason Rich had 12 points.

Coming off a 77-65 loss at No. 2 Duke on Wednesday, Maryland overcame an erratic first half to take control down the stretch, going 14-for-23 from the floor in the second half.

Vasquez sparked an 11-2 run that opened the second half and turned around an eight-point halftime eficit.

Vasquez knocked down three straight 3-pointers for a 43-42 Maryland lead with 17:55 left. Florida State kept it close before a 3-point play by Osby started a 10-2 Terrapin spree that wiped away the Seminoles' 57-56 lead, their final one of the game.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Ralph Mims            g  37   9  15    4    5   4   4  26      1    5   6  0   0  1   2   4
23 Toney Douglas         g  31   7  12    3    7   0   0  17      0    3   3  4   2  5   0   4
25 Jason Rich            g  37   4  16    0    3   4   4  12      1    1   2  4   3  1   0   0
41 Uche Echefu           f  21   1   4    0    2   0   0   2      2    3   5  4   2  2   2   0
42 Ryan Reid             f  29   4   8    0    0   2   2  10      3    2   5  1   0  2   1   1
 2 Jordan DeMercy           12   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    2   2  0   1  0   0   2
21 Julian Vaughn            14   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      2    0   2  3   0  1   0   0
31 Brian Hoff                3   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
33 Matt Zitani              16   1   3    1    3   0   0   3      0    0   0  4   1  2   0   0
   Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  61    8   21  10  10  72     10   18  28 20   9 14   5  11
   Opp                     200  24  47   10   17  24  29  82      8   23  31 13  14 17   8   7


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
40
32
72
MARYLAND
32
50
82
Attendance: 17,950

FLORIDA STATE 64, CLEMSON 55
02/19/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Downs Clemson, 64-55.

Douglas scores 23 points for the Seminoles.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Toney Douglas scored 23 points and Jason Rich 22 Tuesday to lead Florida State to a 64-55 win over Clemson, knocking the Tigers out of a third place tie in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Florida State (15-12, 4-8 ACC) made six of its first eight shots to take an early 17-6 lead that it built to 35-17 at halftime, shooting 61.9 percent in the half.

Clemson, meanwhile, was equally cold -- connecting on just 3 of its first 16 attempts.

Clemson (19-7, 7-5) came into the game leading the ACC with a 39.9 team shooting percentage from 3-point distance, but went 3 for 27 from long range, missing 18 of its first 19.

But they still managed to almost catch up, pulling to within 47-43 with 4:39 left on Demontez Stitt's 3-point shot, but Rich and Douglas countered with six unanswered points to get Florida State's lead back to 10 points with 3:02 left.

The Tigers shot just 30 percent from the field and were not much better from the free throw line, making 12 of 23.

Cliff Hammonds led Clemson with 13 points, Trevor Booker added 12 and K.C. Rivers 10.

The loss dropped Clemson into fourth place in the ACC, a half game back of Maryland, which is 7-4, and a half game ahead of fifth place Wake Forest, which is 6-5 in league play.

Clemson won its first meeting of the season with Florida State, 97-85 in double overtime on its home floor.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Ralph Mims            g  37   1   5    0    2   8   8  10      1    2   3  0   1  2   0   1
23 Toney Douglas         g  35   5  13    2    5  11  14  23      0    6   6  4   1  7   0   3
25 Jason Rich            g  35  10  13    0    2   2   7  22      0    6   6  3   1  3   0   1
41 Uche Echefu           f  29   2   4    0    1   1   1   5      1    5   6  5   0  4   1   0
42 Ryan Reid             f  29   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      2    4   6  5   0  0   0   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy           13   0   0    0    0   0   1   0      0    1   1  0   0  3   0   0
21 Julian Vaughn            11   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      2    3   5  2   1  1   1   0
31 Brian Hoff                1   0   1    0    0   0   2   0      0    1   1  1   0  0   0   0
33 Matt Zitani              10   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      1    1   2  3   1  1   0   0
   Team                                                           1    7   8                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  20  42    2   10  22  33  64      8   36  44 23   5 21   2   5
   Opp                     200  20  65    3   27  12  23  55     17   21  38 28   8 11   0   8


  1 2 Total
CLEMSON
17
38
55
FLORIDA STATE
35
29
64
Attendance: 7,075

FLORIDA STATE 66, BOSTON COLLEGE 63
02/23/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Hold Off Eagles, 66-63.

Douglas scores 20 points for Florida State in win over Boston College.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Toney Douglas scored 20 points and Florida State held off a late Boston College rally for a 66-63 win Saturday.

Shamari Spears' three-point play pulled the Eagles within two with 35 seconds left, but Ralph Mims hit two free throws and Uche Echefu stripped Tyrese Rice at the other end. Douglas added two more free throws to seal the win.

Florida State (16-12, 5-8 ACC) held the Eagles without a field goal for six and half minutes in the second half, and led by as many as 14 after halftime. But several turnovers and missed shots left the door open for BC to come back.

Douglas was 4-for-5 from the 3-point line and 6-for-13 from the field. Mims added 14 for the Seminoles, who won a second conference game in a row for the first time this season. Florida State beat Clemson 64-55 on Tuesday.

Florida State scored 21 points off of 18 Boston College turnovers, and made its last nine free throws after starting the game 4-for-9.

Tyrese Rice scored 17 for the Eagles (13-12, 4-8 ACC), but he only scored three points after halftime and didn't have a field goal in the second half.

The Seminoles opened the game on a 12-2 run and led 31-27 at halftime.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Ralph Mims            g  37   3   9    2    6   6   6  14      0    6   6  1   3  3   1   1
23 Toney Douglas         g  35   6  13    4    5   4   4  20      0    1   1  2   2  2   1   3
25 Jason Rich            g  37   2   9    0    1   2   4   6      1    0   1  2   2  3   0   1
41 Uche Echefu           f  29   4   8    0    2   0   0   8      4    1   5  4   1  2   0   3
42 Ryan Reid             f  21   1   2    0    0   1   2   3      0    7   7  3   1  1   0   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy           11   2   4    0    1   0   1   4      0    2   2  1   0  0   1   0
21 Julian Vaughn            19   3   5    0    0   0   1   6      4    1   5  3   1  3   1   0
33 Matt Zitani              11   2   4    1    3   0   0   5      0    1   1  2   1  0   0   0
   Team                                                           2    1   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  54    7   18  13  18  66     11   20  31 18  11 14   4   8
   Opp                     200  21  50    5   16  16  20  63     11   23  34 18  10 18   1   5


  1 2 Total
BOSTON COLLEGE
27
36
63
FLORIDA STATE
31
35
66
Attendance: 7,355

FLORIDA STATE 72, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 62
02/27/2008, RALEIGH, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Rich Leads FSU Past North Carolina State, 72-62.

Seminoles improve to 17-12 on the season.

RALEIGH, NC - Jason Rich scored 21 points Wednesday night to help Florida State beat North Carolina State 72-62.

Toney Douglas added 20 points despite playing through a tough shooting start for the Seminoles, who won their third straight league game despite nearly blowing a 19-point first-half lead. Ralph Mims added 12 points, including a 3-pointer that capped a 10-0 run that gave Florida State (17-12, 6-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) some needed breathing room in the final 5 minutes.

Trevor Ferguson had a career-high 17 points to lead the Wolfpack, who continued their late-season freefall. N.C. State (15-13, 4-10) has lost six straight games to slip to the bottom of the league standings after being picked in the preseason to finish third.

Florida State looked ready to extend its modest league winning streak, scoring the first 12 points en route to a 25-6 lead with about 7 1/2 minutes left before halftime. The Seminoles would never relinquish that lead, though the Wolfpack managed to pull to within two points in the second half.

The Seminoles' backcourt of Rich and Douglas kept Florida State in control. Rich finished 7-for-16 from the field. Meanwhile, Douglas missed 11 of his first 13 shots before running off 11 points over a 5-minute span--including a pair of 3-pointers--that gave the Seminoles a 52-44 lead with 9:39 left that kept Wolfpack playing to catch-up.

When N.C. State managed to pull to within three, the Seminoles ended it with the 10-point spurt that began with Ryan Reid's three-point play. Rich came through with two free throws followed by a dunk off his own steal before Mims knocked down a 3 to make it 62-49 with 4:42 left.

N.C. State got no closer than seven points from there.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Ralph Mims            g  34   4   9    2    5   2   2  12      2    3   5  2   0  1   1   1
23 Toney Douglas         g  37   7  19    3    8   3   4  20      2    4   6  2   2  1   0   2
25 Jason Rich            g  35   7  16    1    2   6   8  21      1    2   3  1   3  1   0   2
41 Uche Echefu           f  33   2   6    1    2   7   7  12      2    8  10  1   0  0   1   0
42 Ryan Reid             f  29   2   4    0    0   1   1   5      3    0   3  4   0  2   1   3
 2 Jordan DeMercy           14   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      1    1   2  1   0  0   0   0
21 Julian Vaughn            11   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  3   0  1   0   0
33 Matt Zitani               7   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           2    1   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  55    7   17  19  22  72     13   21  34 14   5  6   3   8
   Opp                     200  21  45    9   20  11  11  62      3   20  23 19  16 12   4   3


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
32
40
72
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
24
38
62
Attendance: 14,109

NORTH CAROLINA 90, FLORIDA STATE 77
03/04/2008, CHAPEL HILL, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 1 North Carolina Tops Florida State, 90-77.

Rich scores 27 points for the Seminoles.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Ty Lawson caught the pass as North Carolina pushed the ball in transition, the place where the Tar Heels' fleet-footed point guard is at his toughest. Yet instead of going without hesitation to the rim, Lawson pulled up and knocked down a jumper.

Yes, the top-ranked Tar Heels' floor leader is back from his lingering ankle injury just in time for the trip to Duke this weekend. But it's clear North Carolina will have to wait a little longer for Lawson to feel completely comfortable.

Tyler Hansbrough had 20 points while Lawson, playing in his first home game in a month, added 10 in 20 minutes to help the Tar Heels beat Florida State 90-77 on Tuesday night, keeping them in position to play for the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title this weekend against the sixth-ranked Blue Devils.

Marcus Ginyard had 13 points for North Carolina (28-2, 13-2), which led by 12 at halftime and maintained a comfortable margin through most of the second half for its seventh straight victory. North Carolina, which spent 11 weeks atop the national rankings before losing to Maryland here in January, was playing its first game since regaining the No. 1 spot following Tennessee's loss at Vanderbilt last week.

Now the Tar Heels can focus on this weekend's trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium. The question is how much they can get from Lawson as he plays his way back from missing six games with a sprained left ankle.

"A couple of things I can't do," Lawson said. "I don't think I can jump as high as I used to, so I took my time and tried to pull up and little things like that. Holes I feel like I can normally get through, I feel like I can't, so I just take my time and pass it around sometimes."

Coach Roy Williams noted that Lawson is "still not comfortable enough to take the ball to the basket in a crowd of people." Regardless, having the sophomore running the Tar Heels' fast-paced transition attack again is a welcome sight for a team with national title aspirations.

"I don't think it's as much of an adjustment for us," Hansbrough said. "Maybe for him and getting into shape and things like that, but we've played with Ty. It's just one of those things where it comes right back to you. We're all used to him."

Lawson had seven points on 3-for-3 shooting in the second half, helping the Tar Heels shoot 70 percent after the break while pulling away from the Seminoles (17-13, 6-9) over the final 11 minutes. North Carolina led by just six midway through the second half before pushing the margin to as many as 23 in the final minutes.

Jason Rich scored 27 points to lead Florida State, which was trying to win four straight ACC games for the first time since the Sam Cassell-led Seminoles did it 15 years ago. North Carolina has won eight straight meetings and 19 of 22 in the series.

"Carolina scrambled the game with their run and jump, and their trapping of our ball screens," Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton said. "We never regained our composure, and that's a credit to them."

That's not to say it was easy for North Carolina, which had trouble getting open looks for Hansbrough inside--he didn't score his first second-half basket until the 7:40 mark--while second-leading scorer Wayne Ellington had six points on 2-for-9 shooting.

And Lawson's health was again a concern--if for only a few minutes--for the second straight meeting. He injured the ankle in the early minutes of the overtime win at Florida State on Feb. 3, and didn't play again until scoring four points in 21 minutes at Boston College over the weekend.

On Tuesday, playing his first home game since Jan. 31, Lawson offered North Carolina fans a bit of a scare when he grimaced on his way to the bench with a left hip pointer with 1:53 left in the first half.

He left for the locker room sporting an ice bag, and didn't return to the bench until about 4 minutes into the second half. Still, he seemed more comfortable as the game wore on, particularly in one stretch after the Seminoles had closed within 59-53 with 11:20 left. He knocked down an open jumper from the left side followed by the pull-up jumper in transition on the next play to spark an 8-0 spurt.

Florida State got no closer than 12 points the rest of the way.

"There was no question I was going to try to play through it, no matter what," Lawson said of the hip pointer. "You get tired of sitting out, so right now I'm playing through anything."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Ralph Mims            g  36   3  14    2    9   2   5  10      1    0   1  2   1  1   0   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  31   3  12    1    9   4   4  11      0    2   2  2   3  1   0   1
25 Jason Rich            g  37   9  17    1    4   8   9  27      0    3   3  3   2  3   0   2
41 Uche Echefu           f  29   5   8    1    1   3   6  14      1    2   3  4   0  0   0   0
42 Ryan Reid             f  23   2   5    0    0   0   0   4      6    3   9  4   0  2   0   1
 2 Jordan DeMercy           16   2   2    0    0   0   0   4      1    2   3  3   1  0   1   2
 5 Ben O'Donnell             1   1   1    1    1   0   0   3      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
21 Julian Vaughn            14   2   4    0    0   0   1   4      3    1   4  4   0  1   1   0
31 Brian Hoff                1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   1  0   0   1
33 Matt Zitani              12   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  3   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                                1   1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  63    6   24  17  25  77     12   14  26 25   8  8   2   7
   Opp                     200  31  57    6   16  22  29  90     14   27  41 21  22 14   3   3


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
32
45
77
NORTH CAROLINA
44
46
90
Attendance: 20,520

FLORIDA STATE 75, MIAMI 72
03/08/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL, OT

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Take Down Miami in Regular Season Overtime Finale, 75-72.

Ralph Mims nets 25 in Florida State's fifth-straight win over the Hurricanes.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Ralph Mims scored 25 points, including the decisive basket of the game, to lead Florida State to a 75-72 win Saturday over Miami - the Seminoles fifth straight victory over their downstate rival.

Mims slashed down the lane for a layup with 1:49 left that gave the Seminoles a 75-70 lead and Miami's Lance Hurdle hit two free throws 11 seconds later as both teams went scoreless the final 1:38.

The game went into overtime tied at 66 after Miami's Jack McClinton watched his 3-point jumper rim out at the buzzer. Florida State's Ryan Reid had tied the game with two free throws with 33 seconds left.

Florida State (18-13, 7-9 Atlantic Coast Conference) overcame an early 19-11 deficit to lead 32-30 at halftime in a contest that featured 17 ties and 13 lead changes.

Miami (21-9, 8-8 ACC) was whistled for 31 fouls and Florida State 22 in a wild game that saw the teams combine to shoot 66 free throws.

Jason Rich and Toney Douglas each added 16 points for Florida State, which had lost twice earlier this season in ACC overtime games.

McClinton led the Hurricanes with 22 points and Brian Asbury added 12.

The start of the game was delayed 16 minutes due to a malfunctioning shot clock before officials decided to play without one and the public address announcer letting the players know when 10 seconds remained on the clock. The clock worked properly for much of the second half before failing a final time with about three minutes left in regulation.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Ralph Mims            g  41   7  19    2    8   9  12  25      0    5   5  1   3  3   2   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  42   3  14    1    6   9  12  16      2    6   8  2   2  3   0   3
25 Jason Rich            g  33   5  11    1    1   5   6  16      1    4   5  5   2  3   1   1
33 Matt Zitani           f  17   1   2    0    1   0   0   2      2    3   5  2   0  1   1   2
42 Ryan Reid             f  32   2   4    0    0   7   9  11      2    2   4  4   0  0   1   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy           19   1   3    1    1   0   0   3      0    1   1  0   0  0   1   1
21 Julian Vaughn            13   0   1    0    0   2   2   2      0    0   0  4   1  1   0   0
41 Uche Echefu              28   0   0    0    0   0   1   0      2    6   8  4   0  1   1   0
   Team                                                           3    1   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 225  19  54    5   17  32  42  75     12   28  40 22   8 12   7   7
   Opp                     225  23  63    7   23  19  24  72     14   24  38 31  13 14   4   2


  1 2 OT Total
MIAMI
30
36
6
72
FLORIDA STATE
32
34
9
75
Attendance: 6,780

FLORIDA STATE 70, WAKE FOREST 60
03/13/2008, ACC, Charlotte, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Tops Wake Forest, 70-60.

Seminoles will face Tar Heels in the quarterfinals Friday.

CHARLOTTE, NC - Jason Rich scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half Thursday to lead Florida State past Wake Forest 70-60 in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Ralph Mims added 16 points for the ninth-seeded Seminoles (19-13), who shot 45 percent to win their league tournament opener for the second straight year. Once again, their reward is a quarterfinal matchup with top-seeded North Carolina on Friday.

Jeff Teague scored 15 points to lead Wake Forest (17-13), which trailed almost the entire way after winning both regular-season meetings by an average of 12.5 points.

Rich almost single-handedly put the game away by scoring 15 of Florida State's 17 points - including 10 straight - during one 4 1/2 minute stretch midway through the second half.

David Weaver added 12 points and James Johnson had 10 for Wake Forest, which had won its previous three ACC tournament meetings with the Seminoles. The loss bounced the Demon Deacons from its ACC opener for the first time since 2005, when star point guard Chris Paul sat out with a suspension.

Wake Forest, a 36 percent shooting team from 3-point range, was held to 3-for-17 from beyond the arc. Weaver, a 6-foot-10 backup center, knocked down two 3s for just the second and third of his career.

Florida State raced out to a 13-point lead in the first half, making it 28-15 during a 17-4 run that was capped by Douglas' 3-pointer from the key with 6:10 left before the break. The Seminoles soon went cold, making only one more field goal in the half - Uche Echefu's stickback with 1:41 left - to allow the Demon Deacons to temporarily creep back into the game.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Ralph Mims            g  32   5  12    2    3   4   4  16      1    4   5  3   4  2   0   3
23 Toney Douglas         g  39   2  11    1    4   4   4   9      1    7   8  1   4  2   0   1
25 Jason Rich            g  37   9  22    2    5   2   3  22      0    3   3  2   1  3   0   1
41 Uche Echefu           f  33   3   5    0    2   0   0   6      1    7   8  3   0  2   0   1
42 Ryan Reid             f  30   4   4    0    0   4   6  12      4    3   7  3   1  0   1   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy            9   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  3   0  0   0   0
21 Julian Vaughn            10   2   2    0    0   1   2   5      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
31 Brian Hoff                3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
33 Matt Zitani               7   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   1  0   0   1
   Team                                                           1    3   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  57    5   15  15  19  70      8   27  35 15  11  9   1   7
   Opp                     200  26  59    3   17   5  12  60     12   25  37 21  15 15   8   3


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
31
39
70
WAKE FOREST
26
34
60
Attendance: 20,035

NORTH CAROLINA 82, FLORIDA STATE 70
03/14/2008, ACC, Charlotte, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls To No. 1 UNC.

Rich scores 23 points in 82-70 quartefinal loss.

CHARLOTTE, NC - North Carolina's offense worked just fine to start the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. The same couldn't be said for the top-ranked Tar Heels' defense and rebounding.

Tyler Hansbrough scored 22 points Friday to help North Carolina beat Florida State 82-70 in the ACC quarterfinals, completing a tough three-game season sweep of the Seminoles while reaching the semifinals for the fifth time in six seasons.

Wayne Ellington added 19 points for the top-seeded Tar Heels (30-2), who have won nine straight games and 12 of 13. North Carolina will play fourth-seeded Virginia Tech, which beat Miami 63-49 in Friday's quarterfinals, on Saturday afternoon.

It wasn't the best performance for the defending tournament champion. Sure, the Tar Heels shot 53 percent, including 59 percent after halftime, and went 6-for-13 from 3-point range. But the ninth-seeded Seminoles (19-14) kept pace almost the entire way, shooting 49 percent and hitting 10 of 21 shots from behind the arc.

North Carolina and Florida State also finished in a 30-30 tie on the boards, marking only the third time all season the Tar Heels had not outrebounded their opponent. In the two previous meetings, North Carolina outrebounded Florida State by an average of 21.5 per game.

None of that proved too damaging on this day, but it will have to improve if the Tar Heels want to live up to the lofty expectations that have followed them all season.

"I still think we can do some things better," Hansbrough said. "I don't think any of us are really satisfied with this. We're satisfied with the win - we're moving on. But there are some things we didn't do that we want to improve on, especially defensively and offensively."

Hansbrough finished 7-for-15 from the field with six rebounds in 33 minutes. But perhaps more importantly, the ACC player of the year went 8-for-10 at the foul line - all in the second half - after not getting to the line in last week's win at Duke. Hansbrough is shooting 81 percent from the line and averages more than 10 attempts per game.

Ellington went 7-for-13 from the field and knocked down three 3-pointers, and Marcus Ginyard had 10 points. In addition, the Tar Heels got steady production at the point as Ty Lawson finished with eight points and three assists and reserve Quentin Thomas had four points and three assists in 18 minutes.

Lawson, a 5-foot-11 sophomore, started for the first time since his return from a sprained left ankle he suffered in the early minutes of the first meeting against the Seminoles. The injury sidelined him for nearly seven full games, which pushed Thomas into the lineup. Both players seemed to have North Carolina's offense running well Friday.

"Q has so much more confidence now," coach Roy Williams said. "We've been splitting time, the repetitions during practice last week, and I think that helps. Not only is Q more confident, but his teammates understand what he's going to do. So there shouldn't be any peaks and valleys when you make substitutions because we do switch lineups every day in practice."

Jason Rich scored 23 points for the Seminoles, who had won five of six in a late-season surge that gave them at least a slim hope of reaching the NCAA tournament. Despite hanging around the entire way, the Seminoles managed to do little more than trade baskets with the Tar Heels after halftime.

"They just had a little too much firepower for us," Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton said. "I thought we had a game plan that our players tried to implement. We had great looks, great shots, but this was one of those games where we needed to make more plays and make more baskets."

North Carolina needed overtime to beat Florida State on the road in February, then led by just six midway through the second half before pulling away late for a 90-77 win last week in Chapel Hill. Friday's matchup followed a similar pattern, with the Seminoles trailing 43-38 with about 14 minutes left before North Carolina finally took control.

The Tar Heels used a 10-3 spurt, which started with a three-point play inside from Hansbrough, to finally get a comfortable cushion that they maintained the rest of the way. The Seminoles twice got within eight points but couldn't pull closer, the last time coming at 64-56 on a 3-pointer from Ralph Mims with 6:42 left.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Ralph Mims            g  34   5  12    3    7   2   2  15      2    2   4  1   3  2   0   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  36   7  17    4    7   0   1  18      0    2   2  2   5  3   0   3
25 Jason Rich            g  38   9  15    3    6   2   2  23      0    0   0  3   3  3   0   2
41 Uche Echefu           f  37   1   2    0    1   1   4   3      1    8   9  2   0  3   2   2
42 Ryan Reid             f  28   2   5    0    0   0   1   4      2    3   5  4   1  4   0   1
 2 Jordan DeMercy           12   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      2    2   4  2   1  0   0   0
21 Julian Vaughn            12   3   3    0    0   1   2   7      1    2   3  4   0  0   1   0
33 Matt Zitani               3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   1  0   0   0
   Team                                                           2    1   3         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  55   10   21   6  12  70     10   20  30 20  14 16   3   8
   Opp                     200  30  57    6   13  16  24  82      9   21  30 19  19 10   2   3


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
28
42
70
NORTH CAROLINA
35
47
82
Attendance: 20,035

AKRON 65, FLORIDA STATE 60
03/18/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL, OT, NIT

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Fall to Zips in OT in NIT First Round.

Uche Echefu turned in his sixth double double of the season for Florida State.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Nick Dials scored 13 points in overtime, including three consecutive 3-point baskets to lead Akron to a 65-60 victory Tuesday over Florida State in a first round NIT game, giving the Zips their first win over an Atlantic Coast Conference team.

Akron (24-10) was able to win despite being decisively outrebounded and making only 10 of 19 free throws. It was just the school's second post season win in basketball.

The game was tied 51-all after regulation. Akron was unable to protect a 51-47 lead in the final 1:30 missing a dunk shot, three free throws to go along with a costly turnover.

But Dials took over in the overtime. His first two baskets from long range put the Zips ahead both times and he hit four straight free throws at the end to preserve the victory.

Dials led the winners with 21 points while Uche Echefu turned in his sixth double double of the season for Florida State with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

The Seminoles had a 43-29 rebound advantage, but were hampered by 23 turnovers - 10 by Jason Rich.

Akron led 27-26 at the half, reclaiming the lead after Jordan Demercy's 3-point shot gave Florida State its first lead of the game at 26-25.

Florida State missed 10 of its first 11 shots and had six turnovers early, falling behind 20-5 midway through the first half.

Akron will travel to Massachusetts (22-10) for a noon game Saturday. The Minutemen defeated Stephen F. Austin, 80-60, Tuesday.

Florida State (19-15) was in the NIT for a third straight year after missing out on an NCAA tournament bid for the 10th straight year. The Seminoles had never lost a first round game in NIT play previously, taking a 6-0 record into Tuesday's game.

Only 2,830 fans attended the game.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Ralph Mims            g  40   2   7    0    4   4   4   8      1    2   3  2   4  2   0   2
23 Toney Douglas         g  36   4  12    0    3   0   0   8      2    1   3  3   1  4   0   0
25 Jason Rich            g  42   3  11    0    2   1   1   7      1    9  10  4   2 10   0   0
41 Uche Echefu           f  37   7  14    3    4   3   3  20      4    6  10  3   0  1   2   0
42 Ryan Reid             f  36   6   8    0    0   2   2  14      3    4   7  3   1  2   0   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy           18   1   2    1    2   0   0   3      0    4   4  1   1  3   0   0
21 Julian Vaughn             9   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  1   1   0
33 Matt Zitani               7   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           4    2   6                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 225  23  55    4   15  10  10  60     15   28  43 18   9 23   3   2
   Opp                     225  22  58   11   28  10  19  65     13   16  29 15  12 11   4  11


  1 2 OT Total
AKRON
27
24
14
65
FLORIDA STATE
26
25
9
60
Attendance: 2,830