Florida State Men's Basketball - 2008-09 Year In Review

Florida State Men's Basketball - 2008-09 Year In Review

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

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2008-09 FSU Basketball Media Guide


2009 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Deividas Dulkys, 6-5, 195, G, Silute, Lithuania - Pronounced: "David Us Duel Kiss"...On Dulkys: "Word out of Henderson Findlay prep was the Lithuanian shooting guard Deividas Dulkys was a special player. At the Reebok Summer Championships in Las Vegas it was discovered that the word out of Findlay was absolutely correct. A surprisingly bouncy athlete, Dulkys is put together well. He has the physical base of a high major shooting guard. Throw in a jumper with range, a quick release and an athletic burst to the basket and you have a very intriguing major college shooting guard prospect," said the editors of Rivals.com during his prep career...known as a pure shooter who has an incredible ability to come off screens or spot up o the perimeter and make jumps shots from well beyond the 3-point line...has gained the reputation as a natural leader...an explosive scorer as a shooting guard...ranked as a four star guard and the 67th best prep prospect in the nation by Scout.com entering his senior season...touted as the No. 11 ranked player nationally among prep school players...likened to Seminole Hall of Famer and 10-year NBA veteran Bob Sura by NBADraft.net...a starter and totaled 18 points, seven rebounds, four assists and one steal in the Under Armour Capital Classic in a game played at the Comcast Center at the University of Maryland following his senior season...helped the United States All-Stars to a 123-85 victory over the Capital All-Stars...Findlay College Prep: Graduated from Findlay College Prep in 2008...averaged 11.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and shot .331 from 3-point range...shot .739 from the free throw line and nearly 43 percent from the field during his senior season in leading Findlay to a 32-1 record...led Findlay to 32 consecutive victories to begin the season before a loss in the National Prep School championship game to Hargrave Military Academy...the Pilots finished the season with a 32-1 record...Findlay was the No. 2 overall seed in the National Prep School tournament after completing its' regular season undefeated with a 30-0 record...advanced to the championship game of the National Prep School championship tournament with a victory over Notre Dame Prep - the defending national champion...scored in double figures 19 times in 32 games as a senior including a career-high 29-point performance against IMG Academy...a double-double of 21 points and a career-high 14 rebounds in the Pilots' victory over South Kent and 11 points and 12 rebounds in Findlay's victory over Eldon Academy...at least 20 points in four different games with a career-high 29 points against IMG, 22 against Rise Academy, 21 against Desert Pines and 21 against South Kent...led Findlay with 17 points in a victory over Beford (Ohio) in the `Flying to the Hoop' tournament during his senior season...among the team leaders in assists as a senior and averaged nearly 2.0 assists per game...ranked second on the team in steals with 57 and a 1.7 steals per game average as a senior...made his career-high of six 3-point field goals in scoring 29 points against IMG and averaged nearly two 3-point field goals made per game...averaged 15.0 points and 5.0 rebounds as a junior in 2007 in his first season in the program and his first year in the United States...Also played for the high successful Branch West All-Star AAU team...Personal: Born March 21, 1988...Deividas is the son of Virginijus Dulkys and Rasa Dulkiene...left his home country of Lithuania in 2005 to attend high school in the United States in hopes of earning a scholarship to play basketball at a Division I institution...lived with his host family - John and Shea Haycock -- in Nevada while becoming a prep star in the U.S...enjoys traveling and listening to music...his favorite food is steak and his favorite athlete is Magic Johnson...plans to major in international business...selected Florida State over California, Oregon State and Connecticut.

Xavier Gibson, 6-11, 230, F-C, Dothan, AL - On Gibson: "Xavier Gibson is a steal for Florida State. He's a gem. He shoots well from the perimeter, plays with his back to the basket as well as facing it. A lot of times when you get a player that big he can only play down in the paint," said his high school coach Floyd Griffin...ranked as the 12th best power forward in the nation and as the 43rd best overall prep prospect in the nation by Rivals.com...a standout in the Alabama vs. Mississippi All-Star game following his senior season with 11 points, 11 rebounds and two blocked shots in leading Alabama to a 101-99 victory over their counterparts from Mississippi...one of the top players in the Charm City Classic in Baltimore as he scored 11 points and pulled down seven rebounds as he played for the U.S. Team against a tam of all-stars from Baltimore...shot five-of-seven (.714) from the field and blocked a game high six shots in the game...his six blocked shots established a new single-game record for the Charm City Classic...played with current Seminole teammate Luke Loucks in the game...earned All-Tournament team honors in the Charm City Classic...an All-Star at the Nike Camp following his freshman season of high school...saw his stock soar as a sophomore as Scout.com ranked him among the top five national prospects in his class...a star for the Georgia Blazers AAU team under head coach Tony Adams...At Northview: Graduated from Northview High School in Dothan, Ala., in 2008...averaged a near double-double of 20.6 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists as a senior...ranked No. 7 in the state in the final Class 6A rankings during his junior senior year...led his team to the Elite Eight of the state championship tournament in his final season as a Cougar...opened his senior season with a 21-point performance against Barbour County and added 25 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots in the Cougars' home opener during his senior season - a 74-40 victory over Rehobeth...totaled 21 points in Northview's 60-55 win over Seminole County as a senior...named to the all-tournament team in leading Northview to the Dothan area championship as a senior in 2008...scored 18 points (including 17 in the second half) to lead the Cougars to the area title game...a triple-double of 34 points, 13 rebounds and 12 blocked shots in leading Northview over Enterprise during his senior season...totaled a near triple-double of 10 points, seven rebounds and an incredible 14 blocked shots in leading Northview to a 70-55 victory over Dothan early in his senior season...a double-double of 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead Northview past Houston County in the championship game of the 2007 Downtown Hoops Classic...named the MVP of the Downtown Hoops Classic...led all scorers with 19 points in leading Northview over the Dothan Cougars in the semifinals of the tournament...scored 23 points against Dale County in the quarterfinals to open the Downtown Hoops Classic...a near triple-double of 20 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocked shots in a 74-56 victory over Andalusia...missed most of his junior season as he broke his wrist in the third game of the year...earned Super 12 honors from the Dothan Eagle as a sophomore as he averaged 16.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in leading the Cougars to a 20-11 record and the Class 6A sub-regionals...began to display his athleticism and perimeter skills as a sophomore as he led Northview to the state championship tournament...averaged 16.4 points and 8.0 rebounds for his entire four-year high school career... named to the All-Tournament team at the Choo-Choo Challenge, the Enterprise Tournament, the ACC Super Showcase and the Memorial Day Classic in 2007...Personal: Born Nov. 3, 1988...Xavier is the son of Cletis Hoslton...A brother, Jacquez, played on the same high school team as Xavier in the final two seasons of his outstanding prep career...is a cousin of Florida State assistant football coach Lawrence Dawsey...an uncle, Terrance Gibson, played basketball at Cincinnati in 1992...enjoys working on cars...selected Florida State over Florida, Alabama, Georgia Tech and West Virginia.

Pierre Jordan, 6-0, 170, G, Dunwoody, GA - ON JORDAN: "Pierre is a very unselfish basketball player. When he's on the court, he makes everyone around him better. He's a tremendous leader on and off the floor," said his high school coach Scott Bracco...played on the same Dunwoody High School team as current Seminole teammate Chris Singleton in 2008...helped lead Dunwoody to the state tournament Final Four in 2008...Dunwoody won regional championships in both 2005 and 2008...the starting point guard on the Adidas Super 64 National Championship team in 2007...helped lead Dunwoody to a pair of state championships as a freshman and a sophomore...led Dunwoody to the Elite Eight of the state championship tournament as a junior...played in the Georgia North/South All-Star game and the Atlanta Classic All-Star game following his senior season...AT DUNWOODY: Graduated from Dunwoody in 2008...averaged 14.0 points and 7.0 assists during his senior season...a two-time team captain during his junior and senior seasons...earned all star honors in Region 5AAA and was an All-Northside Area Honorable Mention honors from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a senior...named to the DeKalb County Top-20 following his senior season...averaged 11.3 points (909 total points), 4.3 rebounds (346 total rebounds), 3.3 steals (263 total steals) and 6.2 assists (498 total assists) in 80 career games at Dunwoody...led Dunwoody to a pair of state championships during his career...brought Dunwoody to the cusp of three consecutive state championships as he helped lead the Wildcats to the state title game as they lost to Carver-Columbus, 96-89, in the championship game in 2008...Jordan scored 20 points in the 2008 state title game against Carver...the Wildcats finished with a 27-4 record, won the Jacksonville Shootout and was named the DeKalb County Team of the Year in 2008...helped lead Dunwoody on an 18-game winning streak during his senior season...helped Dunwoody win the regional championship in 2008 with a victory over Blessed Trinity...as a junior at Dunwoody, Jordan was No. 2 in Dekalb County (Ga.) in steals average (3.4 spg) and ranked among the county leaders in assists (4.1 apg), three-point percentage (.430) and free throw percentage (.730)...Dunwoody won the state tournament championship in 2006 as Pierre and his brother Kierre led the Wildcats to the title game victory over Westlake...also helped lead Dunwoody to the state championship tournament as a junior in 2007...led Dunwoody to the team championship at the Martin Luther King Classic in Jacksonville, Fla., during his senior season...also led his team to a sixth-place team finish at the 2008 Beach Ball Classic...totaled 13 points to lead Dunwoody over Scott County in a late December game during his senior season...scored 18 points in a victory over Eastern Commerce during the 2006-07 season....scored 12 points in a 60-58 victory over Milton in the Jump Ball Jam Classic in a game played at Georgia Tech during his junior season...named to the Chick-Fl-A Classic All-Tournament team in December of his junior season...played at the adidas Superstar Camp as a freshman where his stock began to rise...averaged 11 points, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals as a sophomore at Dunwoody...led Dunwoody to the semifinals of the Chick-Fil-A Classic as a freshman as he helped his to a state championship title...plays for the highly successful Atlanta Celtics AAU team...PERSONAL: Born May 9, 1989...Pierre is the son of Winfred Jordan...his father was an outstanding track and field performer as a collegian...a brother, Kierre, played point guard at Palm Beach Community College (2007 and 2008)...selected Florida State over Butler, Clemson, Virginia Commonwealth, UCF, LSU, Marshall and Winthrop.

Derwin Kitchen, 6-4, 180, G, Jacksonville - On Kitchen: "Derwin has a really good feel for the game. His decision-making is excellent. He's got another gear when he gets the ball in his hands and he can really push it up the court," said Iowa Western Community College Coach Jim Morris...an explosive combo guard who excels at both the point guard and shooting guard positions...earned Junior College All-America First-Team honors at Iowa Western Community College in 2008 as he averaged 14.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists in leading the Reivers to a No. 11 ranking in the final national junior college rankings in 2008...rated as the 57th best overall player, the 22nd best shooting guard and a top four-star prospect in the 2005 high school class by rivals.com...originally signed with Florida and enrolled at St. John's before attending school and playing basketball at Iowa Western Community College...At Iowa Western: Graduated from Iowa Western Community College with an Associates Degree in 2008...averaged 14.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists during the 2007-08 season in his only active year at Iowa Western...ranked among the IWCC leaders in scoring (third / 14.0 ppg), rebounds (third / 6.1 rpg) and steals (first / 1.8 spg) during his only season as a Reiver...finished second on the team with an .805 free throw shooting percentage and a .529 field goal shooting percentage...started 32 of IWCC's 32 games and led the team in minutes played...led the Reivers to a 28-5 record including a 5-1 record in conference play...helped IWCC to within one game of the National Junior College Championship tournament as the Reivers lost to Indian Hills in the Region XI championship series...led IWCC with a team-leading 17 points and 10 rebounds in a 61-42 victory over Marshalltown in the opening game of the 2008 region XI tournament semifinals...he earned three double/doubles in the final six games of the season...At Raines: Graduated from Raines High School in Jacksonville in 2005...runner-up for the Mr. Basketball award in the state of Florida in 2005 and he averaged 20.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 5.0 steals per game as a senior...an All-State First-Team selection and the runner-up for the Mr. Basketball award as a senior...earned All-State First-Team honors three times during his high school career...named as the Jacksonville Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005 by the Florida Times Union...and was a four-time all-city and all-conference selection and was selected as the First Coast Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005...closed his prep career as the all-time leader in points, steals and assists at Raines...led Raines to a pair of state championships in 2003 and 2004...scored 31 points in the regional semifinal game to propel Raines past Bucholz and into the championship game...he then won the championship game for Raines with a 25-foot jumper with 1.3 seconds remaining to give the Vikings the Class 5A championship clinching victory over Boynton Beach in 2003...his basket broke a 47-47 tie and gave Raines the 50-47 state title clinching victory...named the MVP of the state tournament for his buzzer-beating performances...led the Vikings to a 63-57 victory over Winter Haven for the Class 4A state title in 2004...were the second and third state championship titles in school history...finished his high school career as one of only 11 players in Jacksonville high school history to score 2,000 or more career points...led Raines to a 98-26 record during his varsity career...Personal: Born May 14, 1986...Derwin is the son of Geraldine Oliver and Vincent Kitchen...mentored by his AAU coach David Jones...his AUU team (The Lee Bulls) won the Under 19 national championship in 2004...his AAU team won five state championships in his six years as a member of the team...selected Florida State over National Champion Kansas, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Miami and UNLV.

Luke Loucks, 6-5, 205, G, Clearwater - ON LOUCKS: "His teammates know that if they run the floor and get open, he gets them the ball. And it isn't so much he gets them the ball; it's when he gets them the ball with the right kind of pass they're going to be able to score," said Clearwater High School coach Jack Coit...has great size, vision and passing ability and is considered to be a lockdown defender...ranked as the 72nd best overall player and the No. 8 point guard prospect in the class of 2008 by Rivals.com...the No. 13 ranked point guard prospect by Scout.com as a high school senior...a four-star recruit by ScoutHoops.com...had five rebounds, three assists and one steal as he played in the Charm City Classic in Baltimore following his senior season...played with Florida State teammate Xavier Gibson in the Charm City Classic in April of 2008 ...attended the Steve Nash Skills Academy and the LeBron James Skills Camp in 2007...played against numerous guards including Duke's Greg Paulus at the Nash Academy...the James Camp hosted the top 80 players in the nation and was run by NBA coaches...played in the Nike Global Games in Portland in 2007...the Nike Games was a showcase the played host to the top 40 high school players in the nation playing against the top Under 19 players from China, Senegal, Canada and Puerto Rico...was Florida State's first commitment for the Seminoles' 2008 recruiting class as he pledged his commitment to Leonard Hamilton and his staff as a high school junior...AT CLEARWATER: Graduated from Clearwater High School in 2008...averaged 13.5 points, 7.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals and shot 60 percent from the field as a senior...team captain as a sophomore, junior and senior...four-year member of the varsity basketball team...earned All-State Third Team honors in Class 5A during his senior season as selected by the editors of the Tampa Tribune...honored with All-State Class 5A Third-Team honors by the Florida Sports Writers Association...earned All-State Third-Team honors by Sun Sports / Fox Sports Net...an All-Suncoast First-Team selection two times during his career by the St. Petersburg Times...All-Pinnelas County First-Team selection by the St. Petersburg Times twice during his career...the regional player of the year as selected by the Florida Athletics Coaches Association in 2008...guided his team to the quarterfinals of the regional tournament as a senior...led the Tornadoes to the No. 2 seed and the district championship as a senior...Clearwater won district and regional championships and was the state tournament runner-up during his freshman season...led the Tornadoes to the North Division Conference championship and finished as the district runner-up his sophomore season...averaged 14.0 points and 6.5 assists in earning all-county first-team honors as s a junior...led Clearwater a 22-5 record his senior season and to a 25-5 record during his junior season...two-time MVP of the Bright House Shootout...finished in the top five in school history in career assists, rebounds, steals and in the top 10 in career scoring...stars for Team Breakdown and Nike Team Florida AAU teams...named the best ball handler in the Tampa / St. Petersburg are by Breakdown Magazine as a senior...PERSONAL: Born April 1, 1990...Luke is the son of Mabeth and Lincoln Loucks...his dad was a walk-on member of the Seminole football team in the 1980's and two uncles also attended Florida State...a brother, Jacob, was a member of the basketball team at UCF... an all-county second-team selection as a strong-armed quarterback for the Clearwater football team as a junior...a pro-style quarterback who set the school record for passing yards in a game with 423 in a 47-31 victory over Palm Harbor High School during his junior season...threw for 1,989 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior...a two-time all PCAC All-County Selection as a football player...selected Florida State over Georgia Tech, St. Joseph's, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, Tennessee, South Florida and UCF...earned a 3.9 grade point average and was a member of the national honor society in high school.

Chris Singleton, 6-9, 220, F, Dunwoody, GA - ON SINGLETON: "Chris Singleton is the best small forward in the country. He's a great shooter from the perimeter. He can score inside and outside, can handle the ball and can defend on the perimeter. He has a great intensity and passion for the game," said Dunwoody High School Head Coach Scott Bracco...earned All-America Second-Team honors by EA Sports and Parade Magazine All-America Third-Team accolades as a senior in 2008... a five-star recruit according to Rivals.com...the 12th best player and the third ranked small fourth in the prep ranks as a senior in 2008...the 30th overall ranked player in the nation by ESPN.com...named as the Metro-Atlanta Player of the Year by the Atlanta Tipoff Club as a senior...the eighth McDonald's High School All-American in school history joining Irving Thomas (1985), David White (1987), Douglas Edwards (1989), Corey Louis (1994), Lamarr Greer (1994), Randall Jackson (1995), Anthony Richardson (2001) and Von Wafer (2003)... pulled down seven rebounds in 13 minutes played in the 2008 McDonald's All-American game played at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisc...led the East Team to a 107 102 victory over in the 2008 McDonald's All-American Game on March 26, 2008...named as one of the top five players in the Derby Classic All-Star game with was played following his senior season...totaled six points and two made 3-point baskets in leading the Black squad to a 181-121 victory over the Gold Squad in the Derby Classic...a finalist in the two-on-two competition at the 2008 Derby Festival...was named as the Most Valuable Player at the adidas Super 64 Tournament in the summer prior to his senior season...plays as a member of the super-strong AUU team - the Atlanta Celtics...led the Celtics to the championship of the Super 64 tournament with 15 points, six assists and six rebounds in the title game in the event...led the Celtics to the semifinals at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions in Chapel Hill in 2007...AT DUNWOODY: Graduated from Dunwoody High School in 2008...averaged a double-double of 21.0 points, 13.0 rebounds and 4.7 blocked shots in leading Dunwoody to a 27-4 record and into the semifinals of the 3A state championship tournament during his senior season...earned All-State First-Team honors in Class 3A as a senior...the No. 3 ranked team in the final 2008 state Class 3A rankings...played only one season at Dunwoody after transferring from Cherokee High School in Canton, Ga...Dunwoody was the No. 1 overall seed in the 2008 Georgia State High School Tournament and Singleton led Dunwoody to the Region 5 Class 3A regional title...earned one quadruple double, four triple-doubles and 16 double-doubles during his senior season...named to the All-Tournament team at the 2008 Beach Ball Classic as he helped Dunwoody to a 2-2 record in the national event...averaged a double-double of 19 points and 15 rebounds in the four game set played by the Wildcats...led Dunwoody to regional tournament victories over Southside and Blessed Trinity to win the regional championship and over Gainesville, Franklin County and Flowery Branch to reach the Final Four of the tournament....Dunwoody fell to Carver of Columbus in the state tournament semifinals...the Wildcats won 18 consecutive games during the season with zero losses coming during the months of January or February...led Dunwoody to the championship of the Martin Luther King Classic in Jacksonville, Fla., with victories over Lee (Fla.) and the Jackson Academy of Applied Technology in January of his senior season...AT CHEROKEE: Attended Cherokee High School in Canton, Ga. as a freshman, sophomore and junior...averaged a double-double of 19.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 4.0 blocked shots as a junior...averaged a career-high 20.3 points and 8.2 rebounds as a sophomore and a double-double of 13.0 points and 11.7 rebounds as a freshman starter on the varsity at Cherokee...led Cherokee to its first state tournament appearance in 25 years during his sophomore season...PERSONAL: Born Nov. 21, 1989...Chris is the son of Stephanie Langston of Canton, Ga., and Carl Singleton of Estill, S.C...selected Florida State over Kentucky, Georgia Tech, Cincinnati, Louisville, Tennessee, Florida and North Carolina.


2009 Roster - By Name

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T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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* 32 Solomon Alabi         C       7-1   241  Fr-R      Kaduna, Nigeria (Montverde Academy)
*  2 Jordan DeMercy        F       6-7   204  So   *    Norcross, GA (Norcross)
* 23 Toney Douglas         G       6-2   200  Sr-R **   Jonesboro, GA (Jonesboro/Auburn)
*  4 Deividas Dulkys       G       6-5   195  Fr        Silute, Lithuania (Findlay College Prep)
* 41 Uche Echefu           F       6-9   225  Sr   ***  Lagos, Nigeria (Montrose Christian School)
*  1 Xavier Gibson         F-C     6-11  230  Fr        Dothan, AL (Northview)
* 21 Brian Hoff            G       6-6   197  Sr   ***  Jacksonville (Arlington Country Day)
   0 Pierre Jordan         G       6-0   170  Fr        Dunwoody, GA (Dunwoody)
* 22 Derwin Kitchen        G       6-4   180  So        Jacksonville (Raines/Iowa Western CC)
*  3 Luke Loucks           G       6-5   205  Fr        Clearwater (Clearwater)
* 42 Ryan Reid             F       6-8   237  Jr   **   Lauderdale Lakes (Boyd Anderson)
* 31 Chris Singleton       F       6-9   220  Fr        Dunwoody, GA (Dunwoody)
* 35 Eddie Vanderwerff     F       6-6   222  Jr        Tequesta (Cardinal Newman)

2009 Roster - By Number

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T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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   0 Pierre Jordan         G       6-0   170  Fr        Dunwoody, GA (Dunwoody)
*  1 Xavier Gibson         F-C     6-11  230  Fr        Dothan, AL (Northview)
*  2 Jordan DeMercy        F       6-7   204  So   *    Norcross, GA (Norcross)
*  3 Luke Loucks           G       6-5   205  Fr        Clearwater (Clearwater)
*  4 Deividas Dulkys       G       6-5   195  Fr        Silute, Lithuania (Findlay College Prep)
* 21 Brian Hoff            G       6-6   197  Sr   ***  Jacksonville (Arlington Country Day)
* 22 Derwin Kitchen        G       6-4   180  So        Jacksonville (Raines/Iowa Western CC)
* 23 Toney Douglas         G       6-2   200  Sr-R **   Jonesboro, GA (Jonesboro/Auburn)
* 31 Chris Singleton       F       6-9   220  Fr        Dunwoody, GA (Dunwoody)
* 32 Solomon Alabi         C       7-1   241  Fr-R      Kaduna, Nigeria (Montverde Academy)
* 35 Eddie Vanderwerff     F       6-6   222  Jr        Tequesta (Cardinal Newman)
* 41 Uche Echefu           F       6-9   225  Sr   ***  Lagos, Nigeria (Montrose Christian School)
* 42 Ryan Reid             F       6-8   237  Jr   **   Lauderdale Lakes (Boyd Anderson)
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

4/30/2008 - Julian Vaughn was granted his release from the team.


Seminoles' Douglas Named All-American Third Team By The Associated Press.

Senior guard leads the ACC in scoring.

March 30, 2009.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Toney Douglas, Florida State's record breaking point guard who led the Seminoles to their first NCAA Tournament since 1998 and to the ACC Tournament championship for the first time in school history, has been named to the All-American Third Team by the Associated Press. Douglas was an All-ACC First Team selection, the runner-up choice as the ACC Player of the Year and named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year as he scored a single-season school record 751 points this season, while leading the ACC in scoring.

Douglas is the second Seminole to earn All-American Third Team honors in the last three seasons and the third Seminole in school history to earn All-American Third Team honors. Al Thornton, who led the Seminoles in scoring and rebounding in 2007, and George McCloud, who led the Seminoles in scoring and assists in 1989, also earned All-American Third Team honors by the Associated Press. Dave Cowens, who led the Seminoles to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 1968, earned All-American Second Team honors by the Sporting News and Converse when he averaged a double-double of 17.8 points and 17.2 rebounds.

Douglas led the Seminoles in nearly every statistical category including total points (751, single-season school record), average points per game (21.5, highest since Tharon Mayes averaged 23.3 points during the 1989-90 season), steals (63 / 1.8 spg), assists (102 / 2.9 apg) and minutes played per game (36.5 mpg).

Douglas, who led the Seminoles in scoring in their final 23 games of the season, became only the fourth player in Seminole basketball history to earn All-ACC First Team honors, the second Seminole in the last two seasons to finish as the ACC Player of the Year runner-up (Al Thornton in 2007) and the first player in school history to earn ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors. He was also named to the ACC Tournament First Team after leading the Seminoles to the championship game for the first time in school history.

"This is a great honor and is an honor that belongs to my teammates and our coaching staff at Florida State," said Douglas. "Without my teammates I would not have been in position to become a team leader and without our coaches we would not have been as successful as we were this season. I know that as a team we have made Florida State a winning program and that's how I want people to remember me - as a leader and as a winner."

Douglas leads the ACC in scoring in overall games (21.5 points per game), led the ACC in conference games only scoring (23.1 points per game), ranks second in the ACC in steals (63), third in the ACC in 3-point field goals made (85), and third in minutes played (36.5 mpg).


Hamilton Named National Coach Of The Year By Basketball Times.

Adds national honor to conference coach of the year accolade.

April 1, 2009.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Leonard Hamilton, who led the Florida State men's basketball team to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998 and to the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship game for the first time in school history, has been named the National Coach of the Year by Basketball Times. It marks the second time in his career that he has earned the honor - he was named the UPI national coach of the year in 1995 when he led the University of Miami to a fifth place finish in the Big East and to the Hurricanes' first post-season appearance in 31 years. He was named the 2009 ACC Coach of the Year by the Atlantic Coast Media Association for the first time in his career.

Florida State finished the 2008-09 season with a 25-10 record, was a No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament, finished in fourth place in the ACC standings with a 10-6 record, played in the ACC Tournament championship game for the first time in school history and had an All-ACC First Team pick (Toney Douglas) for the second time in three seasons. The Seminoles' 25 wins is tied for second most in school history while their 10 conference wins is the third highest in school history. It marked the first time since the 1992-93 season that the Seminoles had won at least 10 ACC games in a single season.

Hamilton, the 21st winningest coach in ACC history, has put the Seminoles on the cusp of becoming the next great program in the nation's greatest basketball conference. Florida State is ranked as the fourth winningest program in the ACC in the last three seasons with a cumulative record of 67-38 for a winning percentage of .638. During the last four seasons, Hamilton has elevated the Seminoles' play in the ACC as he has guided Florida State to a 33-31 record (.516 winning percentage) - tied for the fourth highest win total in ACC Play since the start of the 2005-06 season.

Under Hamilton, the Seminoles have won at least seven ACC games in a school record four consecutive seasons including a 9-7 record and a fifth place finish during the 2005-06 season and a 10-6 record and a fourth place finish this season. After winning just 36 percent of their ACC games under Hamilton in his first four seasons as the Seminoles' head coach, the Seminoles have won 50 percent of their games in the last three seasons.

The Seminoles played in the ACC Tournament championship game this season to mark the first time in school history they have advanced past the semifinals of the event. Florida State is one of only seven teams to have played in the ACC Championship game in the last five years with only Duke and North Carolina having played in the game more than once since 2005.

Including its victory over No. 1/1 North Carolina (the ACC regular season champion and 2009 Final Four participant) the Seminoles have 15 wins over nationally ranked opponents during the first seven seasons of the Hamilton era in Tallahassee. The Seminoles have defeated two No. 1 ranked teams and five teams ranked in the nation's top five under Hamilton. The Seminoles defeated four nationally ranked teams including North Carolina in the ACC Tournament, Florida and Clemson twice during the regular season.

In its history, Florida State has defeated three No. 1 ranked teams with two of those victories coming during Hamilton's watch a the Seminoles' head coach.

Hamilton has continued to recruit the nation's top prep talent and has been one of the top coaches in the nation in developing that talent once the players arrive on campus. He has recruited and coached three of the four players (Tim Pickett, Al Thornton and Toney Douglas) who have earned All-ACC First Team honors in school history and two players (Thornton and Douglas) who have finished as the ACC Player of the Year runner-up in the last three seasons.

Hamilton's current recruiting class contains two top-60 players (No. 11 Michael Snaer and No. 58 Terrence Shannon) to go along with a stable of current players who were ranked among the nation's top 75 players during their high school careers: rising sophomore Chris Singleton (No. 12), rising sophomore Xavier Gibson (No. 43), rising junior Derwin Kitchen (No. 57) and rising sophomore Luke Loucks (No. 72). Both Snaer and Singleton were McDonald's All-Americans during their senior seasons of high school.


From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

4/30/2008 - Julian Vaughn was granted his release from the team.


Seminoles' Douglas Named All-American Third Team By The Associated Press.

Senior guard leads the ACC in scoring.

March 30, 2009.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Toney Douglas, Florida State's record breaking point guard who led the Seminoles to their first NCAA Tournament since 1998 and to the ACC Tournament championship for the first time in school history, has been named to the All-American Third Team by the Associated Press. Douglas was an All-ACC First Team selection, the runner-up choice as the ACC Player of the Year and named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year as he scored a single-season school record 751 points this season, while leading the ACC in scoring.

Douglas is the second Seminole to earn All-American Third Team honors in the last three seasons and the third Seminole in school history to earn All-American Third Team honors. Al Thornton, who led the Seminoles in scoring and rebounding in 2007, and George McCloud, who led the Seminoles in scoring and assists in 1989, also earned All-American Third Team honors by the Associated Press. Dave Cowens, who led the Seminoles to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 1968, earned All-American Second Team honors by the Sporting News and Converse when he averaged a double-double of 17.8 points and 17.2 rebounds.

Douglas led the Seminoles in nearly every statistical category including total points (751, single-season school record), average points per game (21.5, highest since Tharon Mayes averaged 23.3 points during the 1989-90 season), steals (63 / 1.8 spg), assists (102 / 2.9 apg) and minutes played per game (36.5 mpg).

Douglas, who led the Seminoles in scoring in their final 23 games of the season, became only the fourth player in Seminole basketball history to earn All-ACC First Team honors, the second Seminole in the last two seasons to finish as the ACC Player of the Year runner-up (Al Thornton in 2007) and the first player in school history to earn ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors. He was also named to the ACC Tournament First Team after leading the Seminoles to the championship game for the first time in school history.

"This is a great honor and is an honor that belongs to my teammates and our coaching staff at Florida State," said Douglas. "Without my teammates I would not have been in position to become a team leader and without our coaches we would not have been as successful as we were this season. I know that as a team we have made Florida State a winning program and that's how I want people to remember me - as a leader and as a winner."

Douglas leads the ACC in scoring in overall games (21.5 points per game), led the ACC in conference games only scoring (23.1 points per game), ranks second in the ACC in steals (63), third in the ACC in 3-point field goals made (85), and third in minutes played (36.5 mpg).


2008-09 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Solomon Alabi            College Hoops Insider/CollegeHoops.Net - Freshman All-American - Honorable Mention

Toney Douglas            Rivals.Com - 1st Team All-American
                         Associated Press - 3rd Team All-American
                         College Hoops Insider/CollegeHoops.Net - 3rd Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 3rd Team All-American

Chris Singleton          College Hoops Insider/CollegeHoops.Net - Freshman All-American - Honorable Mention

All-Americans -  3

2008-09 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sam Cassell              28      G                  Boston Celtics
Al Thornton              12      F                  Los Angeles Clippers
Von Wafer                13      G                  Houston Rockets

Noles in the Pros -  3

2009 Schedule and Results

             
GAME DAY
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
NCAA
NIT
FSU
AP
FSU
USA
OPP
AP
OPP
USA
AP
UPI
11/15
Ref
A
JACKSONVILLE
W 59-57
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11/18
Ref
A
LA SALLE
W 65-61
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11/20
Ref
H
STETSON
W 79-77
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11/22
Ref
H
COASTAL CAROLINA
W 82-70
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11/24
Ref
H
WESTERN ILLINOIS
W 67-55
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11/28
Ref
N
CINCINNATI
Global Sports Classic, Las Vegas, Nv
W 58-47
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11/29
Ref
N
CALIFORNIA
Global Sports Classic, Las Vegas, Nv
W 80-77
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/03
Ref
A
NORTHWESTERN
ACC-Big 10 Challenge
L 59-73
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/07
Ref
H
FLORIDA
W 57-55
 
 
 
 
23
21
 
 
12/13
Ref
A
GEORGIA STATE
W 62-57
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/16
Ref
H
TENNESSEE TECH
W 69-59
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/18
Ref
H
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
W 71-48
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/21
Ref
H
PITTSBURGH
L 48-56
 
 
 
 
3
3
4
6
12/28
Ref
N
WESTERN KENTUCKY
Orange Bowl Classic, Sunrise, Fl
W 82-69
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/03
Ref
H
TX AM-CORPUS CHRISTI
W 69-48
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/10
Ref
H
DUKE
L 58-66
 
 
 
 
2
2
6
11
01/13
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 78-65
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/17
Ref
H
MARYLAND
OT
W 76-73
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/21
Ref
A
MIAMI
L 69-75
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/24
Ref
A
VIRGINIA
W 73-62
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/28
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA
L 77-80
1
 
 
 
5
6
2
1
02/05
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH
W 62-58
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/07
Ref
A
CLEMSON
W 65-61
 
 
 
 
10
10
24
 
02/10
Ref
H
VIRGINIA
W 68-57
 
 
25
25
 
 
 
 
02/14
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST
L 63-86
 
 
25
25
7
8
12
20
02/18
Ref
H
MIAMI
W 80-67
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/21
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH
W 67-65
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/24
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE
L 67-72
 
 
23
25
 
 
 
 
02/28
Ref
H
CLEMSON
W 73-66
 
 
23
25
12
13
24
 
03/03
Ref
A
DUKE
L 81-84
 
 
24
24
7
7
6
11
03/08
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH
W 63-53
 
 
24
24
 
 
 
 
03/13
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH
ACC
W 64-62
 
 
22
22
 
 
 
 
03/14
Ref
N
NORTH CAROLINA
ACC, Atlanta, Ga
W 73-70
1
 
22
22
1
1
2
1
03/15
Ref
N
DUKE
ACC Championship, Atlanta, Ga
L 69-79
 
 
22
22
9
8
6
11
03/20
Ref
N
WISCONSIN
OT, NCAA, Boise, Id
L 59-61
 
 
16
16
 
 
 
 
EOY Stats Ref

Conference games in bold

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS    25-10   13- 3    8- 5    4- 2
VS ACC           10- 6    6- 2    4- 4    0- 0
AGAINST TOP 25    4- 6    2- 3    1- 2    1- 1

FINAL AP  - 16
FINAL USA - 22

2009 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  NORTH CAROLINA       13- 3    34- 4 
 2t DUKE                 11- 5    30- 7 
 2t WAKE FOREST          11- 5    24- 7 
 4  FLORIDA STATE        10- 6    25-10 
 5t CLEMSON               9- 7    23- 9 
 5t BOSTON COLLEGE        9- 7    22-12 
 7t MARYLAND              7- 9    21-14 
 7t MIAMI                 7- 9    19-13 
 7t VIRGINIA TECH         7- 9    19-15 
10  NORTH CAROLINA STATE  6-10    16-14 
11  VIRGINIA              4-12    10-18 
12  GEORGIA TECH          2-14    12-19 

2009 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Atlanta, Ga
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
03/12/2009  (8)VIRGINIA TECH 65, (9)MIAMI 47                    Round 1
03/12/2009  (12)GEORGIA TECH 86, (5)CLEMSON 81                  Round 1
03/12/2009  (7)MARYLAND 74, (10)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 69         Round 1
03/12/2009  (6)BOSTON COLLEGE 76, (11)VIRGINIA 63               Round 1
03/13/2009  (1)NORTH CAROLINA 79, (8)VIRGINIA TECH 76           Round 2
03/13/2009  (4)FLORIDA STATE 64, (12)GEORGIA TECH 62            Round 2
03/13/2009  (7)MARYLAND 75, (2)WAKE FOREST 64                   Round 2
03/13/2009  (3)DUKE 66, (6)BOSTON COLLEGE 65                    Round 2
03/14/2009  (4)FLORIDA STATE 73, (1)NORTH CAROLINA 70           Round 3
03/14/2009  (3)DUKE 67, (7)MARYLAND 61                          Round 3
03/15/2009  (3)DUKE 79, (4)FLORIDA STATE 69                     Round 4

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
ACC Championship, Atlanta, Ga                                                                                                                                                                           
3/12/2009 - Virginia Tech 65, Miami 47                                                                                                                                                                  
            Georgia Tech 86, Clemson 81                                                                                                                                                                 
            Maryland 74, North Carolina State 69                                                                                                                                                        
            Boston College 76, Virginia 63                                                                                                                                                              
3/13/2009 - North Carolina 79, Virginia Tech 76                                                                                                                                                         
            Florida State 64, Georgia Tech 62                                                                                                                                                           
            Maryland 75, Wake Forest 64                                                                                                                                                                 
            Duke 66, Boston College 65                                                                                                                                                                  
3/14/2009 - Florida State 73, North Carolina 70                                                                                                                                                         
            Duke 67, Maryland 61                                                                                                                                                                        
3/15/2009 - Duke 79, Florida State 69                                                                                                                                                                   

2008-09 - 30 Point Club

Name Date Opponent FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Toney Douglas 01/28/2009 NORTH CAROLINA 9 20 1 5 13 14 32 Toney Douglas 11/22/2008 COASTAL CAROLINA 9 15 6 9 6 6 30 Toney Douglas 01/21/2009 MIAMI 9 20 7 14 5 9 30

2008-09 - 15 Rebound Club

Name Date Opponent O-REB D-REB TOTAL ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Chris Singleton 11/15/2008 JACKSONVILLE 3 14 17

2008-09 - 10 Assist Club

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

2008-09 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        35 35 1279  239  536 .446   85 221 .385  188 232 .810  751 21.5     28 109  137  3.9  76  2  102   87   15   63
Solomon Alabi        35 35  779  122  226 .540    0   1 .000   51  75 .680  295  8.4     75 122  197  5.6  65  1   12   56   73   18
Chris Singleton      35 34  942   95  232 .409   34 102 .333   58  95 .611  282  8.1     65 107  172  4.9 105  7   37   70   47   54
Uche Echefu          33 19  738   78  192 .406   22  66 .333   89 105 .848  267  8.1     52 121  173  5.2  76  1   18   54   12   15
Derwin Kitchen       26 17  668   76  166 .458   15  41 .366   38  55 .691  205  7.9     23  96  119  4.6  35  0   65   55    0   30
Ryan Reid            35 16  669   62  141 .440    0   0 .000   48  76 .632  172  4.9     52  78  130  3.7  71  2   26   72   23   23
Deividas Dulkys      31  0  413   37  123 .301   28  98 .286   10  12 .833  112  3.6      8  20   28  0.9  44  0   24   24    6   18
Luke Loucks          35  2  593   37   96 .385   16  49 .327   18  27 .667  108  3.1      8  39   47  1.3  76  3   73   55    2   31
Jordan DeMercy       35 16  688   39  104 .375   11  43 .256   18  31 .581  107  3.1     21  69   90  2.6  71  1   60   56   12   27
Xavier Gibson        32  0  205   28   53 .528    0   1 .000   17  28 .607   73  2.3     11  33   44  1.4  27  1    4   13   11    5
Brian Hoff           14  1   47    5   11 .455    4   8 .500    0   0 .000   14  1.0      2   4    6  0.4   4  0    1    1    1    0
Pierre Jordan         6  0   28    2    5 .400    1   1 1.00    1   3 .333    6  1.0      1   3    4  0.7   6  0    1    1    0    0
Eddie Vanderwerff     1  0    1    0    1 .000    0   0 .000    0   0 .000    0  0.0      0   0    0  0.0   0  0    0    0    0    0
Team                                                                                     53  53  106        1            4
====================================================================================================================================
FSU                  35          820 1886 .435  216 631 .342  536 739 .725 2392 68.3    399 854 1253 35.8 657 18  423  548  202  284
Opp                  35          771 1994 .387  239 731 .327  490 712 .688 2271 64.9    468 753 1221 34.9 665 10  367  534  104  245

2008-09 Game Stats

FLORIDA STATE 59, JACKSONVILLE 57
11/15/2008, JACKSONVILLE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Stave Off Dolphins, 59-57.

FSU travels to La Salle on Tuesday.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Senior Toney Douglas scored a team-high 16 points as Florida State held off a late charge to beat Jacksonville University 59-57 Saturday in both teams' season opener.

Freshman Chris Singleton added a double-double, with 12 points and 16 rebounds for the Seminoles, who beat the Dolphins for the 15th consecutive time dating back to 1988. Jordan DeMercy contributed 10 points for Florida State (1-0).

Junior forward Lehmon Colbert led Jacksonville (0-1) with 16 points, while forward Marcus Allen added 10 points.

FSU built a 30-17 halftime lead by holding the Dolphins to just six points in the final 13:20 of the first half.

Despite the scoring drought, the Dolphins pulled to within two points when Travis Cohn put back an offensive rebound with three seconds to play.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 2 Jordan DeMercy        g  29   3   4    3    4   1   2  10      0    2   2  3   1  5   2   1
23 Toney Douglas         g  36   4  13    1    5   7  13  16      1    1   2  2   5  3   3   4
31 Chris Singleton       f  29   3   5    0    1   6   7  12      3   14  17  5   1  2   0   1
32 Solomon Alabi         c  18   2   4    0    0   2   4   6      0    3   3  4   0  2   1   0
42 Ryan Reid             f  22   2   4    0    0   0   2   4      0    7   7  3   1  1   2   0
 0 Pierre Jordan             5   1   1    0    0   0   1   2      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
 1 Xavier Gibson            12   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      0    1   1  0   0  2   0   2
 3 Luke Loucks              24   2   4    0    1   0   1   4      1    3   4  5   2  2   0   1
 4 Deividas Dulkys          21   0   3    0    3   0   0   0      0    2   2  1   1  1   0   0
21 Brian Hoff                4   1   1    1    1   0   0   3      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1    1   2         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  19  41    5   15  16  30  59      6   34  40 23  11 19   8   9
   Opp                     200  22  68    5   28   8  18  57     17   26  43 22  12 11   1   7


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
30
29
59
JACKSONVILLE
17
40
57
Attendance: 7,805

FLORIDA STATE 65, LA SALLE 61
11/18/2008, PHILADELPHIA, PA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Hold Off Explorers, 65-61.

DeMercy's late flurry sealed the win over La Salle.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Sophomore guard Jordan DeMercy scored the game's last four points in the final 27 seconds and Florida State defeated La Salle 65-61 Tuesday night.

Toney Douglas had 18 points and Ryan Reid 11 for Florida State (2-0), the first school from the Atlantic Coast Conference to visit La Salle's Tom Gola Arena.

Yves Mekongo Mbala had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Jerrell Williams 10 points for the Explorers, who evened their record at 1-1.

La Salle took its biggest lead of the game, 43-34, with 10:55 left. But the Seminoles rallied behind Douglas and took their biggest lead of the second half, 55-52, with 4:12 remaining.

Williams hit a free throw to tie the score at 61-all with one minute left. But DeMercy made an 18-footer at with 27 seconds left and then converted two free throws with 11.4 to go to clinch the victory.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 2 Jordan DeMercy        f  28   3   6    0    2   3   4   9      0    6   6  3   4  2   1   2
23 Toney Douglas         g  39   5  14    4    7   4   5  18      1    2   3  2   3  1   0   2
31 Chris Singleton       f  22   2   6    0    1   2   4   6      2    2   4  4   1  4   1   1
32 Solomon Alabi         c  24   1   4    0    0   4   4   6      1    6   7  1   0  5   2   2
42 Ryan Reid             f  26   4   7    0    0   3   5  11      2    2   4  5   1  3   1   0
 1 Xavier Gibson             9   0   0    0    0   3   4   3      0    2   2  0   1  0   1   0
 3 Luke Loucks              15   0   2    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   1  2   0   0
 4 Deividas Dulkys          23   2   5    2    4   0   0   6      0    1   1  0   1  1   2   1
41 Uche Echefu              14   2   4    0    0   2   2   6      1    2   3  3   1  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1    3   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  19  48    6   15  21  28  65      8   26  34 20  13 18   8   8
   Opp                     200  22  60    4   21  13  18  61     12   24  36 19  16 14   2   9


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
19
46
65
LA SALLE
22
39
61
Attendance: 3,314

FLORIDA STATE 79, STETSON 77
11/20/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Holds off Stetson, 79-77.

The Seminoles will play host to Coastal Carolina on Saturday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Toney Douglas scored 20 of his game-high 26 points in the second half and Ryan Reid drew a charging call at the buzzer, preserving Florida State's 79-77 home-opening victory over Stetson on Thursday night.

Douglas scored 14 of the Seminoles' (3-0) final 20 points, capped by a pair of free throws with 1:02 remaining for a 79-75 lead.

Stetson (1-2) cut the lead to two points on A.J. Smith's driving layup with 43 seconds to play, and the Hatters got the ball back with nine seconds remaining after a Jordan DeMercy miss. Smith was driving for the tying basket when Reid stepped in to draw the charge as the horn sounded.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 2 Jordan DeMercy        g  30   0   3    0    1   0   0   0      0    2   2  4   4  1   1   1
23 Toney Douglas         g  34   9  16    0    2   8  10  26      2    2   4  3   2  2   0   2
31 Chris Singleton       f  31   3   8    0    2   4   4  10      3    7  10  2   0  2   2   0
32 Solomon Alabi         c  15   5   8    0    0   3   5  13      3    2   5  0   0  0   2   0
42 Ryan Reid             f  26   4  10    0    0   8   9  16      4    5   9  4   1  3   2   2
 0 Pierre Jordan             2   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
 1 Xavier Gibson             7   0   1    0    0   1   2   1      1    0   1  2   0  2   0   0
 3 Luke Loucks              19   0   0    0    0   2   2   2      0    1   1  1   4  0   0   2
 4 Deividas Dulkys          21   1   4    0    3   1   1   3      0    1   1  0   1  3   1   3
41 Uche Echefu              15   3   5    1    2   1   1   8      0    5   5  1   0  4   0   0
   Team                                                           3    1   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  56    1   10  28  34  79     16   26  42 17  12 17   8  10
   Opp                     200  28  65   13   32   8  13  77     13   18  31 23   9 14   1   6


  1 2 Total
STETSON
27
50
77
FLORIDA STATE
43
36
79
Attendance: 6,186

FLORIDA STATE 82, COASTAL CAROLINA 70
11/22/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Out-Guns Coastal Carolina, 82-70.

The Seminoles play host to Western Illinois on Monday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Toney Douglas scored 30 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead Florida State past Coastal Carolina 82-70 on Saturday.

Douglas, who scored 20 points in the first half, was 9 of 15 from the field and 6 of 9 from 3-point range.

Florida State (4-0) had its best outside shooting performance of the season, connecting on 11 of 23 shots from long range (47.8 percent) after shooting just 30 percent during its first three games.

Coastal Carolina (0-3) claimed a 15-point lead midway through the first half, but the Seminoles' full-court defensive pressure forced the Chanticleers into 22 turnovers.

Florida State recorded nine steals in the first half and 15 for the game. Douglas and Chris Singleton had four steals apiece. Singleton also had 17 points.

Reserve Mario Edwards lead Coastal Carolina with 18 points.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 2 Jordan DeMercy        g  11   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    2   2  4   0  2   0   2
23 Toney Douglas         g  36   9  15    6    9   6   6  30      2    4   6  3   5  3   0   4
31 Chris Singleton       f  32   5   8    2    3   5   6  17      0    2   2  3   1  2   0   4
32 Solomon Alabi         c  17   3   5    0    0   1   2   7      3    2   5  1   0  1   2   0
42 Ryan Reid             f  18   0   3    0    0   2   2   2      0    0   0  2   0  3   0   0
 0 Pierre Jordan             9   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  1   1  0   0   0
 1 Xavier Gibson             4   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  1   0   0
 3 Luke Loucks              25   4   6    1    1   5   6  14      1    3   4  4   6  1   2   3
 4 Deividas Dulkys          24   0   9    0    7   2   2   2      0    1   1  2   0  1   0   2
21 Brian Hoff                7   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
41 Uche Echefu              17   2   4    2    3   2   2   8      0    6   6  2   0  1   1   0
   Team                                                           4    1   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  24  52   11   23  23  26  82     11   21  32 22  13 15   5  15
   Opp                     200  23  55   11   22  13  17  70     14   19  33 22  11 22   2   3


  1 2 Total
COASTAL CAROLINA
42
28
70
FLORIDA STATE
45
37
82
Attendance: 5,427

FLORIDA STATE 67, WESTERN ILLINOIS 55
11/24/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Cruise to Victory, 67-55.

Florida State improves to 5-0.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Uche Echefu and Solomon Alabi scored 12 points each as Florida State used its superior size advantage to turn back Western Illinois 67-55 on Monday.

Chris Singleton added 10 points as the Seminoles (5-0) outscored the Leathernecks 26-10 in the paint and held a 34-23 rebounding advantage.

Trailing 46-22, Western Illinois (1-4) used a 20-4, second-half scoring run to climb back into the game.

The Leathernecks cut the advantage to eight points three times but could get no closer.

David DuBois led Western Illinois with 14 points and Ceola Clark added 12.

The Seminoles built a 34-20 halftime lead behind a defense that limited the Leathernecks to five field goals on 19 attempts.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 2 Jordan DeMercy        f  25   1   4    0    2   2   2   4      0    4   4  0   3  3   0   1
23 Toney Douglas         g  28   3   7    0    0   1   2   7      1    0   1  2   1  2   0   2
31 Chris Singleton       f  26   4   7    0    1   2   2  10      3    6   9  5   2  1   0   0
32 Solomon Alabi         c  24   5   8    0    0   2   2  12      1    3   4  1   2  1   0   0
42 Ryan Reid             f  18   3   3    0    0   2   2   8      1    1   2  2   0  1   1   0
 0 Pierre Jordan            12   1   3    1    1   0   0   3      0    2   2  3   0  1   0   0
 1 Xavier Gibson            11   1   5    0    1   1   1   3      0    4   4  2   0  0   0   0
 3 Luke Loucks              21   2   4    1    3   0   0   5      0    2   2  2   1  2   0   0
 4 Deividas Dulkys          11   1   5    1    3   0   1   3      1    0   1  2   0  0   0   0
21 Brian Hoff                5   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  0   0  0   1   0
41 Uche Echefu              19   1   4    1    1   9  10  12      1    2   3  1   3  1   0   0
   Team                                                                1   1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  50    4   12  19  22  67      9   25  34 20  12 12   2   3
   Opp                     200  15  44    6   22  19  21  55      6   17  23 19   8 13   0   8


  1 2 Total
WESTERN ILLINOIS
20
35
55
FLORIDA STATE
34
33
67
Attendance: 5,194

FLORIDA STATE 58, CINCINNATI 47
11/28/2008, Global Sports Classic, Las Vegas, Nv

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Beat Bearcats, 58-47.

Florida State plays Cal for the tournament title tomorrow.

LAS VEGAS, NV - Ryan Reid had 14 points and six rebounds to lead Florida State to a 58-47 victory against Cincinnati at the Global Sports Classic on Friday.

Chris Singleton was the only other Florida State player to reach double figures with 10 points. Toney Douglas added eight points and 11 rebounds for the Seminoles, and Uche Echefu had nine.

Cincinnati (4-1) got a game-high 16 points from Deonta Vaughn and 11 from Mike Williams.

Florida State (6-0) opened the second half with a 15-5 run to take a 42-28 advantage with 14:28 to play. The rally was capped by a 3-pointer from Deividas Dulkys.

Cincinnati stormed back to cut the deficit to 46-39 with five minutes left, but Reid scored the next four points to build the lead back to double digits.

Echefu's 3-pointer on Florida State's next possession extended the advantage to 53-39 with 3:01 to play.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 2 Jordan DeMercy        f  16   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   2  2   0   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  36   3  10    0    3   2   2   8      2    9  11  2   3  5   1   1
31 Chris Singleton       f  31   2   6    1    2   5  10  10      4    1   5  2   0  3   1   0
32 Solomon Alabi         c  20   3   5    0    0   0   0   6      1    5   6  1   1  1   2   0
42 Ryan Reid             f  32   4  11    0    0   6   8  14      3    3   6  1   0  1   1   0
 0 Pierre Jordan             0   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
 1 Xavier Gibson             7   2   3    0    0   0   0   4      2    0   2  1   0  0   1   1
 3 Luke Loucks              28   2   5    0    2   0   1   4      0    2   2  5   1  2   0   2
 4 Deividas Dulkys           9   1   4    1    3   0   0   3      0    1   1  1   0  1   0   0
41 Uche Echefu              21   2   4    2    2   3   4   9      2    2   4  3   0  3   0   1
   Team                                                           1    3   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  19  50    4   12  16  25  58     15   26  41 18   7 18   6   5
   Opp                     200  18  54    3   19   8  17  47     16   22  38 23   8 19   1   8


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
27
31
58
CINCINNATI
23
24
47
Attendance: 13,830

FLORIDA STATE 80, CALIFORNIA 77
11/29/2008, Global Sports Classic, Las Vegas, Nv

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Win Global Sports Tournament Championship With 80-77 Victory over Cal.

Florida State improves to 7-0.

LAS VEGAS, NV - Toney Douglas had a game-high 28 points and Uche Echefu added 17 points to lead Florida State to a 80-77 victory against California in the championship game of the Global Sports Classic on Saturday.

Florida State (7-0) closed the first half on an 11-0 run and scored the first five points of the second half for a 37-23 advantage. Douglas had 10 points in the outburst, including a pair of 3-pointers.

After trailing by double digits for most of the second half, California (5-1) rallied in the closing minutes to cut the deficit to two points with eight seconds to play.

Cal's Jerome Randle had 15 points in the final two minutes as the Golden Bears extended the game. The teams combined for 41 points in the final two minutes.

Chris Singleton added nine points and 10 rebounds for Florida State, while Luke Loucks and Ryan Reid had seven.

Randle led Cal with 26 points, Patrick Christopher had 17 points and Theo Robertson added 16.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 2 Jordan DeMercy        f  23   0   1    0    0   1   2   1      0    1   1  2   0  2   0   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  38   7  16    4   10  10  11  28      0    3   3  5   1  2   1   1
31 Chris Singleton       f  32   2   3    0    1   5   5   9      1    9  10  5   2  2   0   1
32 Solomon Alabi         c  15   2   7    0    1   0   0   4      1    3   4  1   1  3   1   0
42 Ryan Reid             f  27   3   7    0    0   1   2   7      1    4   5  2   0  3   0   0
 0 Pierre Jordan             0   0   0    0    0   1   2   1      0    1   1  2   0  0   0   0
 1 Xavier Gibson             9   1   2    0    0   1   2   3      0    2   2  1   0  0   1   0
 3 Luke Loucks              24   2   2    1    1   2   2   7      0    3   3  5   3  2   0   4
 4 Deividas Dulkys          10   1   4    0    2   1   2   3      1    1   2  2   2  2   0   0
41 Uche Echefu              22   5   6    2    2   5   6  17      1    3   4  1   1  2   1   0
   Team                                                                1   1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  48    7   17  27  34  80      5   31  36 26  10 18   4   6
   Opp                     200  23  59    6   19  25  32  77     11   23  34 28   9 14   1   8


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
32
48
80
CALIFORNIA
23
54
77
Attendance: 11,080

NORTHWESTERN 73, FLORIDA STATE 59
12/03/2008, EVANSTON, IL, ACC-Big 10 Challenge

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Fall at Northwestern, 73-59.

Toney Douglas scored 21 points to lead the Seminoles and Uche Echefu added 14.

EVANSTON, IL - Craig Moore scored 20 points to lead Northwestern to a 73-59 win over Florida State on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Kevin Coble added 15 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for Northwestern (5-1), who dealt Florida State (7-1) its first loss of the season. Ivan Peljusic added 10 points for the Wildcats.

Northwestern trailed 36-33 at halftime, but used a 20-2 run in the second half to take the lead. Peljusic scored eight straight points during the span.

Toney Douglas scored 21 points to lead the Seminoles and Uche Echefu added 14.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 2 Jordan DeMercy        f  23   3   8    0    4   0   1   6      1    0   1  4   3  2   1   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  40   7  16    3    8   4   5  21      0    6   6  2   2  7   1   3
31 Chris Singleton       f  22   2   6    1    2   0   0   5      2    4   6  5   0  0   0   2
32 Solomon Alabi         c  13   3   4    0    0   0   0   6      3    0   3  4   0  1   4   0
42 Ryan Reid             f  24   1   3    0    0   0   2   2      0    1   1  0   2  1   1   2
 1 Xavier Gibson             5   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  2   0  2   0   0
 3 Luke Loucks              25   1   5    0    2   0   0   2      0    1   1  3   3  6   0   1
 4 Deividas Dulkys          11   1   3    1    3   0   0   3      1    0   1  1   0  1   0   0
21 Brian Hoff                8   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   1  0   0   0
41 Uche Echefu              29   3   5    1    3   7  11  14      1    5   6  3   0  1   1   2
   Team                                                           4    2   6         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  21  51    6   23  11  19  59     12   21  33 24  11 22   8  10
   Opp                     200  23  56    9   17  18  31  73     18   23  41 19  18 13   4   8


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
36
23
59
NORTHWESTERN
33
40
73
Attendance: 3,537

FLORIDA STATE 57, FLORIDA 55
12/07/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Stop Gators, 57-55.

Florida State will travel to Georgia State on Saturday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State shot 31.4 percent and its leading scorer had one field goal. Somehow the Seminoles found a way to beat intrastate rival Florida for the third straight year Sunday.

Ryan Reid scored four of his 13 points in the final 1:20 to lead the Seminoles to the 57-55 victory over the Gators (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today, No. 23 AP).

Florida's Dan Werner missed a 3-point shot at the buzzer and the Seminoles, who were coming off their first loss of the season, had a chance to celebrate at home. Jordan DeMercy had a career-high 12 points and 7-foot-1 Solomon Alabi added 11 for the Seminoles.

"They're a very big team," said Nick Calathes, who led the Gators with 16 points. "They're probably the biggest we'll play as a team."

Werner added 10 points for Florida, which shot 39.2 percent.

"They made us earn every basket that we got," Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. "That was a great game for us coming off a loss."

Florida coach Billy Donovan thought it was a good game for his club as well.

"Playing a good team on the road, we didn't shoot the ball well, but we gave ourselves a chance," Donovan said.

The Gators, who trailed for much of the game, went on a 19-4 run midway through the second half to open a 49-43 lead. Alex Tyus' basket midway through the second half completed a 10-0 spurt that gave Florida its first lead, 40-39, since the opening minutes. Then it was back and forth Florida State got the lead for good at 52-51 on Reid's two free throws with 1:20 left.

"When the opportunity came, I just took it," said Reid, whose jumper gave Florida State a 54-51 lead with 38 seconds left. "Just like practice."

Florida State shot 27.6 percent in the first half but still led 26-25 at halftime.

The Seminoles built a 22-13 lead with 6:10 left in the half on a 3-pointer by Luke Loucks.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 2 Jordan DeMercy        f  30   4   6    2    4   2   6  12      1    3   4  1   2  2   1   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  40   1   9    0    5   0   0   2      0    2   2  2   5  3   1   2
31 Chris Singleton       f  31   2   9    2    6   2   2   8      3    7  10  2   0  4   1   1
32 Solomon Alabi         c  34   3   5    0    0   5   6  11      3    5   8  2   0  1   1   2
42 Ryan Reid             f  26   3   9    0    0   7   8  13      3    2   5  3   0  3   0   3
 1 Xavier Gibson             2   0   2    0    0   1   2   1      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
 3 Luke Loucks              13   1   3    1    2   0   0   3      1    1   2  2   1  0   0   0
 4 Deividas Dulkys           6   1   2    1    2   0   0   3      1    0   1  2   0  0   0   0
41 Uche Echefu              18   1   6    0    2   2   2   4      2    2   4  2   1  1   0   0
   Team                                                                              1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  16  51    6   21  19  26  57     14   22  36 16   9 15   4   8
   Opp                     200  20  51    4   18  11  17  55     10   22  32 20   8 16   6   4


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA
25
30
55
FLORIDA STATE
26
31
57
Attendance: 8,983

FLORIDA STATE 62, GEORGIA STATE 57
12/13/2008, ATLANTA, GA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Bests Georgia State, 62-57.

The Seminoles play host to Tennessee Tech on Tuesday.

ATLANTA, GA - Toney Douglas scored 23 points and Florida State withstood a furious Georgia State comeback Saturday, holding on for a 62-57 win.

Florida State (9-1) led by 19 points midway through the second half, only to lose the momentum and allow Georgia State (3-6) to fight its way back into the game. Georgia State's Leonard Mendez missed a 3-pointer with five seconds left that would have tied the game at 60.

The rebound was grabbed in traffic by the Seminoles' Derwin Kitchen, who was playing his first game since becoming eligible. Kitchen, a transfer from Iowa Western Community College, then hit two free throws to seal the victory.

The win gives Florida State its best start since 2003-04, when the Seminoles began the season 10-0.

Georgia State was led by Trae Goldston, who scored a career-high 24 points and made four 3-pointers.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 2 Jordan DeMercy        f  30   3   3    1    1   0   0   7      1    6   7  1   4  2   0   2
23 Toney Douglas         g  37   7  13    3    5   6   7  23      0    4   4  3   3  1   0   0
31 Chris Singleton       f  31   4   5    2    2   1   4  11      3    0   3  2   1  4   1   0
32 Solomon Alabi         c  25   1   5    0    0   0   0   2      2    5   7  1   0  3   4   0
42 Ryan Reid             f  27   4   6    0    0   0   2   8      2    2   4  2   2  3   1   0
 1 Xavier Gibson             7   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      0    2   2  2   0  0   0   0
 3 Luke Loucks              19   1   2    1    2   2   2   5      0    1   1  1   3  1   0   1
21 Brian Hoff                2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
22 Derwin Kitchen            6   0   1    0    1   2   2   2      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
41 Uche Echefu              16   0   1    0    0   2   2   2      1    1   2  2   0  1   1   0
   Team                                                           1        1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  21  38    7   11  13  19  62     10   22  32 14  13 15   7   3
   Opp                     200  20  53    7   20  10  15  57     13   10  23 17   8  8   3   3


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
30
32
62
GEORGIA STATE
25
32
57
Attendance: 3,102

FLORIDA STATE 69, TENNESSEE TECH 59
12/16/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Defeats Tennesse Tech, 69-59.

The Seminoles improve to 10-1.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Toney Douglas scored 28 points and Ryan Reid's three-point play broke open a tie game as Florida State held off Tennessee Tech 69-59 on Tuesday night.

Reid's three-point play with 3:59 left broke a 55-55 deadlock as the Seminoles closed the game with a 14-5 run to improve to 10-1, equaling the best start in school history.

It was not easy. The Golden Eagles (6-3) overcame a six-minute scoreless stretch and a 53-44 deficit in the second half. Consecutive 3-pointers by Kevin Murphy and Daniel Northern's putback basket keyed an 11-2 run. DJ Lindsay's runner down the lane with 4:25 remaining tied the score.

Douglas was the lone double-figure scorer for the Seminoles, who won despite committing a season-high 24 turnovers.

Northern led the Golden Eagles with 14 points and 15 rebounds, while Will Barnes and Murphy added 13 each.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 2 Jordan DeMercy        g  18   0   3    0    1   1   2   1      1    1   2  1   1  5   0   2
23 Toney Douglas         g  37   8  16    3    8   9  11  28      0    4   4  1   3  5   0   2
31 Chris Singleton       f  27   3   6    3    4   0   0   9      0    2   2  2   1  3   2   2
32 Solomon Alabi         c  19   2   3    0    0   1   2   5      1    5   6  1   0  1   0   2
42 Ryan Reid             f  20   3   6    0    0   1   1   7      0    4   4  3   2  1   1   0
 1 Xavier Gibson            10   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      2    4   6  1   1  2   2   0
 3 Luke Loucks              23   0   1    0    0   1   2   1      0    2   2  3   2  3   0   2
22 Derwin Kitchen           26   3   5    1    2   0   0   7      0    3   3  0   4  1   0   0
41 Uche Echefu              20   4   9    0    1   1   2   9      3    2   5  4   0  3   0   0
   Team                                                           2    4   6                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  24  51    7   16  14  20  69      9   31  40 16  14 24   5  10
   Opp                     200  21  60    8   19   9  17  59     14   20  34 22   7 22   1  11


  1 2 Total
TENNESSEE TECH
31
28
59
FLORIDA STATE
32
37
69
Attendance: 5,055

FLORIDA STATE 71, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 48
12/18/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Alabi's Career Night Leads Seminoles to Victory.

Solomon Alabi scored 16 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked six shots - all career highs.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Solomon Alabi scored 16 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked six shots - all career highs - as Florida State routed Charleston Southern 71-48 on Thursday night.

The Seminoles (11-1) outscored the Buccaneers 46-16 in the paint behind the dominant play of the 7-foot-1 Alabi and 6-11 fellow freshman Xavier Gibson, who finished with a career-high 11 points.

Jamarco Warren led Charleston Southern (5-5) with a game-high 21 points, but the Buccaneers managed just seven second-half field goals.

On the heels of its most lopsided victory of the season, Florida State has equaled its best 12-game start in program history heading into Sunday's home game against No. 3 Pittsburgh.

Florida State led 36-26 at halftime and quickly extended its lead by attacking the basket. The Seminoles opened the second half with a 11-3 run to seize control.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 2 Jordan DeMercy        g  21   4   5    1    2   0   0   9      0    1   1  1   3  1   1   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  25   2  11    1    6   0   0   5      1    3   4  1   3  1   2   0
31 Chris Singleton       f  26   3   6    2    3   1   2   9      1    1   2  0   3  2   2   5
32 Solomon Alabi         c  21   7  10    0    0   2   7  16      7    7  14  1   0  0   6   0
42 Ryan Reid             f  20   2   6    0    0   0   0   4      4    5   9  3   1  2   0   2
 1 Xavier Gibson            17   3   4    0    0   5   6  11      1    0   1  1   1  0   1   0
 3 Luke Loucks              22   2   5    1    3   0   0   5      0    0   0  1   3  2   0   2
21 Brian Hoff                5   0   2    0    2   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  1   0   0
22 Derwin Kitchen           24   4   8    0    1   0   3   8      2    5   7  1   2  2   0   2
41 Uche Echefu              19   1   5    0    1   2   4   4      2    2   4  2   1  2   0   1
   Team                                                           2        2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  28  62    5   18  10  22  71     20   24  44 12  17 13  12  12
   Opp                     200  18  56    8   18   4  11  48     16   21  37 18   9 19   2   5


  1 2 Total
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
26
22
48
FLORIDA STATE
36
35
71
Attendance: 4,635

PITTSBURGH 56, FLORIDA STATE 48
12/21/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Men's Basketball Defeated By Pittsburgh, 56-48.

Toney Douglas scored 20 points to lead the Seminoles.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Sam Young kept Pittsburgh unbeaten on a night in which the Panthers weren't making many shots.

The 6-foot-6 senior forward scored 21 points, including two critical baskets in the final 1:51, and the third-ranked Panthers overcame a woeful 33 percent shooting effort in a ragged 56-48 victory at Florida State.

Young's tip-in broke a 48-48 tie and he followed with a jump shot with a minute left that gave the Panthers a 52-48 advantage.

"That kind of put their heads down," Young said.

"The guy made great plays," Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. "They made the plays they had to make in that minute stretch and we missed ours."

Pitt (12-0) nearly wasted a 17-0 run keyed by two 3-points shots by Jermaine Dixon that gave them a 43-34 lead with 8:53 left.

But Florida State (11-2) made one last push, tying the game at 48 on Uche Echefu's jumper with 2:23 left.

"We knew we had to get stops to win the game," said Dixon, who added a pair of layups in the final 43 seconds. "We got some steals, got some stops, got some easy layups."

Toney Douglas scored 20 points to lead the Seminoles, who shot 29.8 percent. No other Florida State player had more than two field goals.

Dixon, who played for Tallahassee Community College the last two years, finished with 11 points and DeJuan Blair added 10 points and 12 rebounds, helping Pitt to a 42-36 advantage on the boards. It was Blair's eighth double-double this season.

"This is one of those games where you're in foul trouble, didn't shoot well and our defense needed to be there throughout," Pitt coach Jamie Dixon said. "Our defense was there for 40 minutes."

Florida State made only four field goals in the first half, three by Douglas, but still trailed by just a basket, 26-24, at the break. The Seminoles took their first lead two minutes into the second half on Ryan Reid's 10-foot jumper in the lane.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 2 Jordan DeMercy        g  32   1   5    0    1   2   2   4      1    7   8  1   3  3   0   3
23 Toney Douglas         g  38   6  15    3   10   5   6  20      0    5   5  2   0  6   1   2
31 Chris Singleton       f  30   1   9    1    4   3   4   6      2    2   4  4   0  0   3   0
32 Solomon Alabi         c  18   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      1    1   2  1   0  1   1   0
42 Ryan Reid             f  28   1   5    0    0   1   2   3      2    2   4  4   0  4   1   0
 3 Luke Loucks              13   0   0    0    0   1   2   1      0    1   1  0   1  2   0   1
22 Derwin Kitchen           20   2   4    0    1   3   4   7      1    1   2  2   2  2   0   0
41 Uche Echefu              21   2   6    0    2   1   2   5      1    5   6  1   0  0   1   0
   Team                                                           2    2   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  14  47    4   18  16  22  48     10   26  36 15   6 18   7   6
   Opp                     200  21  63    6   21   8  13  56     17   25  42 19   9 16   4  11


  1 2 Total
PITTSBURGH
26
30
56
FLORIDA STATE
24
24
48
Attendance: 6,522

FLORIDA STATE 82, WESTERN KENTUCKY 69
12/28/2008, Orange Bowl Classic, Sunrise, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Opens Orange Bowl Classic With Win Over Western Kentucky.

Seminoles have won five of their last six games.

SUNRISE, FL - Freshman Chris Singleton was held out of Florida State's starting lineup for the first time Sunday, and he responded with a season-high 18 points to help the Seminoles beat Western Kentucky 82-69 in the Orange Bowl Classic

Toney Douglas scored 27 points for Florida State, which trailed by 5 points in the second half before breaking the game open with a 20-3 run.

The Seminoles (12-2), coming off a loss to Pittsburgh a week earlier, remained unbeaten in their seven meetings against Western Kentucky. This is the earliest the Seminoles have ever reached a dozen victories.

The Hilltoppers (7-4) have never beaten Florida State in seven tries. As the game slipped away, coach Ken McDonald received two technical fouls and was ejected with 4:29 left.

Florida was to play Winthrop in the one-day event's other game.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 2 Jordan DeMercy        f  19   0   2    0    1   0   0   0      2    4   6  1   4  1   0   1
 3 Luke Loucks           g  27   1   3    1    2   0   0   3      0    2   2  4   5  2   0   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  35   8  16    3    7   8  11  27      1    4   5  2   5  0   2   2
32 Solomon Alabi         c  11   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   0
42 Ryan Reid             f  28   5   7    0    0   1   2  11      1    2   3  4   0  1   2   4
 4 Deividas Dulkys          13   2   6    2    6   2   2   8      0    1   1  1   0  2   0   0
22 Derwin Kitchen           24   4   6    1    2   2   2  11      2    3   5  2   1  1   0   1
31 Chris Singleton          29   6  13    3    5   3   4  18      4    2   6  0   3  2   3   2
41 Uche Echefu              14   1   6    0    2   0   0   2      1    1   2  0   1  0   0   1
   Team                                                           3    1   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  28  61   10   25  16  21  82     15   20  35 14  19  9   7  11
   Opp                     200  23  58   12   28  11  15  69     16   22  38 15   6 16   4   6


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
37
45
82
WESTERN KENTUCKY
34
35
69
Attendance: 9,054

FLORIDA STATE 69, TX AM-CORPUS CHRISTI 48
01/03/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Uses Late Push To Down Texas A&M Corpus Christi, 69-48.

The game-clinching run came after the Islanders (6-8) cut a 12-point halftime deficit to 40-34.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Toney Douglas scored 17 points and Derwin Kitchen added 13 as Florida State beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 69-48 on Saturday.

The Seminoles (13-2) closed the game by outscoring the Islanders 29-14 over the final 11 minutes. Florida State opened the door for the comeback by missing 13 of its first 15 shots in the second, but the Seminoles were 12 of 18 from the floor in their decisive run.

The game-clinching run came after the Islanders (6-8) cut a 12-point halftime deficit to 40-34 on Kevin Palmer's jumper with 11:15 remaining.

Palmer led all scorers with 21 points. Demond Watt added 10 points for the Islanders.

The Islanders, who upset Florida State 70-67 in 2004, had 21 turnovers. The Seminoles converted those miscues into 21 points, including a 20-4 advantage in fast break points.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 2 Jordan DeMercy        g  24   0   2    0    1   0   0   0      2    3   5  2   3  3   0   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  29   8  14    1    4   0   0  17      1    2   3  1   1  0   1   3
31 Chris Singleton       f  25   3   8    0    5   1   6   7      4    4   8  3   1  2   2   5
32 Solomon Alabi         c  24   3   9    0    0   0   0   6      1    5   6  1   1  1   5   0
42 Ryan Reid             f  22   1   5    0    0   1   2   3      1    2   3  4   2  3   1   0
 1 Xavier Gibson            15   2   3    0    0   1   3   5      1    4   5  2   1  0   1   0
 3 Luke Loucks              20   4   6    1    2   0   0   9      0    1   1  1   3  3   0   3
 4 Deividas Dulkys          14   2   5    2    5   0   0   6      0    3   3  3   1  1   0   1
21 Brian Hoff                2   1   1    1    1   0   0   3      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
22 Derwin Kitchen           24   6   8    0    0   1   3  13      2    4   6  0   3  3   0   1
35 Eddie Vanderwerff         1   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  30  62    5   18   4  14  69     13   29  42 17  16 16  10  13
   Opp                     200  20  58    1   12   7  16  48     15   24  39 15  10 21   1   9


  1 2 Total
TX AM-CORPUS CHRISTI
23
25
48
FLORIDA STATE
35
34
69
Attendance: 5,137

DUKE 66, FLORIDA STATE 58
01/10/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Fall To No. 2 Duke, 66-58.

Derwin Kitchen finished with 16 points. Toney Douglas had 18.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Gerald Henderson scored a career-high 25 points Saturday, leading second-ranked Duke to a 66-58 victory at Florida State.

The Blue Devils (14-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) ran off the first nine points of the second half during a 41-11 run to build their largest lead of the game, 46-21 with 12:45 left.

Toney Douglas led Florida State (13-3, 0-1) with 18 points, but was just 7-of-23 from the floor as the Seminoles shot just 31 percent.

The first half was believed to be one of the lowest scoring in the ACC since the game clock went into effect.

Duke led 19-14 at the break, making just five field goals--one on a goaltending call to go along with four baskets by Henderson. Florida State scored only four points in the final 13:07 of the half, going scoreless for 7 minutes and 58 seconds at one stretch.

In the second half, the Blue Devils went 7:14 without a basket until Henderson's layup with 5:31 left gave Duke a 53-42 lead.

Derwin Kitchen scored 16 points and Uche Echefu 10 to get Florida State back into the game in the final minutes. Both players scored all of their points in the final 13 minutes as the Seminoles pulled to single digits, 51-42, with 6:03 left on a pair of Douglas free throws.

Henderson's 9-of-14 shooting helped Duke shoot 42.9 percent from the field. Kyle Singler chipped in with 15 points for Duke and Nolan Smith added a dozen.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 2 Jordan DeMercy        g  15   1   8    0    2   0   0   2      2    2   4  4   2  1   0   1
23 Toney Douglas         g  38   7  23    2    6   2   2  18      1    3   4  5   0  5   0   2
31 Chris Singleton       f  34   3   8    0    3   0   2   6      3    0   3  5   0  2   1   2
32 Solomon Alabi         c  16   2   6    0    0   0   0   4      6    3   9  0   0  1   1   0
42 Ryan Reid             f  22   0   3    0    0   0   0   0      1    1   2  0   0  0   0   0
 1 Xavier Gibson             2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
 3 Luke Loucks               7   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      1    1   2  2   0  2   0   0
 4 Deividas Dulkys          13   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      2    0   2  2   3  0   0   2
21 Brian Hoff                1   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      1    2   3  0   0  0   0   0
22 Derwin Kitchen           31   6  15    1    4   3   4  16      1    4   5  1   2  1   0   5
41 Uche Echefu              21   2   4    0    1   6   6  10      3    3   6  4   0  2   0   0
   Team                                                           2    1   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  71    3   17  11  14  58     23   20  43 24   7 14   2  12
   Opp                     200  18  42    5   12  25  39  66      9   25  34 14   6 17   4   6


  1 2 Total
DUKE
19
47
66
FLORIDA STATE
14
44
58
Attendance: 12,100

FLORIDA STATE 78, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 65
01/13/2009, RALEIGH, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Defeats North Carolina State, 78-65.

The Seminoles improve to 14-3; 1-1 in ACC play.

RALEIGH, NC - Toney Douglas scored 21 points and Florida State reeled off 12 straight points down the stretch of its 78-65 victory over North Carolina State on Tuesday night.

Uche Echefu and Solomon Alabi added 12 points apiece for the Seminoles (14-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Florida State held the Wolfpack to one field goal over the final 6 minutes while outscoring them 19-2 during that span.

N.C. State led 63-59 on Julius Mays' jumper with 6:13 remaining, but went cold after that. Meanwhile, the Seminoles scored on four straight trips downcourt, with the second of Alabi's jumpers in the lane putting Florida State ahead to stay with just under 4 minutes to play.

Mays scored 13 points to lead N.C. State (9-5, 0-2). The Wolfpack lost their third straight and dropped into a three-way tie for last place in the ACC with Georgia Tech and North Carolina.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
22 Derwin Kitchen        g  29   3   8    0    0   3   4   9      0    4   4  1   3  2   0   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  35   8  15    0    3   5   6  21      0    2   2  3   2  2   1   2
31 Chris Singleton       f  22   2   6    0    2   0   0   4      2    0   2  4   0  1   0   3
32 Solomon Alabi         c  21   6   7    0    0   0   0  12      2    2   4  2   0  1   2   0
41 Uche Echefu           f  27   3   7    0    2   6   6  12      2    9  11  3   1  1   0   1
 1 Xavier Gibson             7   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   1
 2 Jordan DeMercy           14   1   3    0    2   0   1   2      1    2   3  2   1  1   0   2
 3 Luke Loucks              13   1   1    1    1   1   2   4      1    0   1  2   1  0   0   0
 4 Deividas Dulkys          21   3   5    1    3   2   2   9      1    3   4  0   0  0   0   2
42 Ryan Reid                11   1   2    0    0   1   2   3      0    0   0  2   2  4   0   1
   Team                                                           2    2   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  29  55    2   13  18  23  78     11   24  35 19  10 12   3  12
   Opp                     200  23  53    4   17  15  22  65     11   17  28 20   8 16   4   4


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
35
43
78
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
32
33
65
Attendance: 17,173

FLORIDA STATE 76, MARYLAND 73
01/17/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, OT

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Outlast Terrapins In OT.

Douglas' big night spurs team to 76-73 win over Maryland.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Toney Douglas scored eight of his 25 points in overtime to lead Florida State to a 76-73 win over Maryland on Saturday.

Douglas, who had just five points at halftime, scored the Seminoles first seven points of the overtime. Freshman Luke Loucks was the only other Seminole in double figures, finishing with 10 points.

Derwin Kitchen's only field goal gave Florida State a 66-64 lead with a minute left in regulation, but Maryland's Landon Milbourne's putback with 22 seconds left sent the game to overtime.

Florida State (15-3, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) led 52-41 with 12:07 left, but Maryland tied the score at 64-64 on Dave Neal's 3-point basket with 2:20 left.

Maryland (12-5, 1-2) was led by Milbourne's 17 points.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
22 Derwin Kitchen        g  31   1   5    0    0   4   4   6      3    2   5  3   4  2   0   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  41   8  18    2    8   7   9  25      0    6   6  2   2  1   0   4
31 Chris Singleton       f  32   3  10    0    4   3   6   9      3    3   6  1   2  1   5   1
32 Solomon Alabi         c  24   4   8    0    0   0   0   8      0    3   3  1   0  2   3   1
41 Uche Echefu           f  25   2   4    1    3   2   2   7      0    3   3  3   0  3   0   1
 2 Jordan DeMercy           27   1   2    1    2   0   0   3      1    6   7  4   1  3   1   1
 3 Luke Loucks              20   4   8    2    4   0   0  10      0    1   1  3   2  2   0   1
 4 Deividas Dulkys           7   1   4    0    2   0   0   2      0    0   0  0   1  0   0   0
42 Ryan Reid                18   2   2    0    0   2   4   6      3    1   4  1   1  1   0   0
   Team                                                                2   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 225  26  61    6   23  18  25  76     10   27  37 18  13 15   9   9
   Opp                     225  27  70    6   22  13  19  73     17   27  44 21  12 18   3   8


  1 2 OT Total
MARYLAND
27
39
7
73
FLORIDA STATE
29
37
10
76
Attendance: 9,086

MIAMI 75, FLORIDA STATE 69
01/21/2009, CORAL GABLES, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Edged By Miami.

Toney Douglas leads all scorers with 30 points.

CORAL GABLES, FL - Jack McClinton scored a season-high 28 points Wednesday, including three free throws in the final 25 seconds, and the Miami Hurricanes snapped a five-game losing streak in its rivalry with Florida State, 75-69.

Lance Hurdle had a season-high 16 points for the Hurricanes, who overcame a 12-point first-half deficit. Miami (14-4, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) last beat the Seminoles on Jan. 29, 2006.

Florida State (15-4, 2-2) was led by Toney Douglas, who matched a season-high with 30 points. The Seminoles shot only 39 percent.

Hurdle's 3-pointer with nine minutes left put Miami ahead 53-51 - the fourth and final lead change of the second half. Miami took an 72-67 lead with 1:18 left, then failed to score on three consecutive possessions before McClinton's free throws sealed the win.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
22 Derwin Kitchen        g  17   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      0    2   2  2   2  2   0   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  36   9  20    7   14   5   9  30      1    4   5  1   3  2   0   2
31 Chris Singleton       f  26   3   8    0    4   0   0   6      1    1   2  5   1  3   2   1
32 Solomon Alabi         c  21   3   5    0    0   4   6  10      6    3   9  2   0  3   1   1
41 Uche Echefu           f  25   2   9    0    3   0   0   4      4    4   8  2   2  0   0   2
 1 Xavier Gibson             8   3   3    0    0   0   0   6      0    1   1  1   0  0   0   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy           22   1   5    1    2   0   0   3      3    0   3  5   1  3   0   0
 3 Luke Loucks              25   1   5    1    4   0   0   3      1    1   2  2   4  0   0   0
 4 Deividas Dulkys          13   2   4    2    4   0   0   6      0    1   1  2   1  2   1   0
42 Ryan Reid                 7   0   0    0    0   1   2   1      0    2   2  0   1  2   0   0
   Team                                                           1    2   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  24  61   11   31  10  17  69     17   21  38 22  15 17   4   6
   Opp                     200  25  51    8   21  17  25  75     10   23  33 17  17 15   3   7


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
29
40
69
MIAMI
30
45
75
Attendance: 6,912

FLORIDA STATE 73, VIRGINIA 62
01/24/2009, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Defeat Virginia, 73-62.

Soloman Alabi added 10 points for the Seminoles, who shot 50 percent for the game.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Toney Douglas scored 21 points and Florida State held Virginia to three first-half field goals Saturday on its way to a 73-62 victory.

The Seminoles (16-4, 3-2 Atlantic Coaast Conference) led 30-16 at the intermission, then extended their lead to as many as 21 points even when the Cavaliers started making shots.

Virginia (7-9, 1-4) lost its fourth in a row since opening ACC play with an overtime victory at Georgia Tech. The Cavaliers finished the game just 17-for-48 from the field.

Soloman Alabi added 10 points for the Seminoles, who shot 50 percent for the game.

Sylven Landesberg led Virginia with 24 points, including 14-for-14 at the foul line.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
22 Derwin Kitchen        g  27   2   6    1    3   1   2   6      1    2   3  0   3  3   0   3
23 Toney Douglas         g  34   8  11    1    2   4   4  21      0    3   3  2   5  3   0   1
31 Chris Singleton       f  22   3   6    1    1   0   0   7      4    3   7  4   1  2   1   2
32 Solomon Alabi         c  26   5  10    0    0   0   0  10      1    3   4  2   0  3   2   1
41 Uche Echefu           f  19   1   3    0    0   4   4   6      2    1   3  3   1  2   0   0
 1 Xavier Gibson             6   2   3    0    0   0   1   4      1    1   2  1   0  1   0   1
 2 Jordan DeMercy           24   1   3    1    2   2   2   5      1    2   3  2   3  3   1   0
 3 Luke Loucks              18   2   5    2    3   0   0   6      0    1   1  2   1  0   0   0
 4 Deividas Dulkys          13   2   5    2    4   0   0   6      0    1   1  3   1  1   0   0
42 Ryan Reid                11   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      2    0   2  3   1  4   0   1
   Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  54    8   15  11  13  73     13   18  31 22  16 22   4   9
   Opp                     200  17  48    4   14  24  30  62     12   13  25 13   8 19   4  12


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
30
43
73
VIRGINIA
16
46
62
Attendance: 10,981

NORTH CAROLINA 80, FLORIDA STATE 77
01/28/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls to No. 5 North Carolina.

The Seminoles now stand at 16-5, 3-3 in the ACC.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Ty Lawson's 3-pointer at the buzzer gave No. 5 North Carolina an 80-77 win over Florida State on Wednesday night.

Lawson got an inbounds pass with 3.2 seconds left and raced downcourt, swishing his shot at near full speed from the top of the circle.

The Tar Heels overcame 32 points from Florida State's Toney Douglas, who scored 24 in the second half to help the Seminoles wipe out a 52-39 deficit and give themselves a chance to win.

The Seminoles (16-5, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) couldn't get off a shot on their final possession, however, setting up Lawson's buzzer-beater.

North Carolina (18-2, 4-2) was led by Lawson's 21 points. Danny Green added 20.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
22 Derwin Kitchen        g  29   2   6    0    0   0   0   4      0    3   3  2   2  3   0   3
23 Toney Douglas         g  37   9  20    1    5  13  14  32      1    1   2  3   1  4   0   2
31 Chris Singleton       f  27   3   6    2    3   0   2   8      1    1   2  3   2  1   2   0
32 Solomon Alabi         c  28   3   5    0    0   0   2   6      2    4   6  3   0  2   1   2
41 Uche Echefu           f  26   5   8    2    3   2   2  14      3    5   8  2   1  0   1   0
 1 Xavier Gibson             5   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      1    1   2  1   0  0   0   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy            9   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   0  1   0   0
 3 Luke Loucks              17   2   3    0    0   0   1   4      1    0   1  2   5  4   0   3
 4 Deividas Dulkys           9   1   5    1    4   0   0   3      0    1   1  2   0  0   0   1
42 Ryan Reid                13   2   3    0    0   0   0   4      2    2   4  5   0  4   0   1
   Team                                                           2    3   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  28  60    6   16  15  21  77     13   21  34 25  11 19   4  12
   Opp                     200  24  63    7   19  25  32  80     21   21  42 20  11 21   4   7


  1 2 Total
NORTH CAROLINA
46
34
80
FLORIDA STATE
35
42
77
Attendance: 11,333

FLORIDA STATE 62, GEORGIA TECH 58
02/05/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Rally For 62-58 Win Over Georgia Tech.

Toney Douglas finished with a game-high 21 points.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Scorers can't quit shooting and Toney Douglas didn't. Good thing for Florida State.

The high-scoring Seminole guard made only two of his first eight shots and had just five points at halftime, but poured in 16 more after the break Thursday, including the go-ahead jumper among his 10 points in the final 5:09 to rally Florida State to a 62-58 win over Georgia Tech.

"You've just got to keep the ball out of his hands," Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt said. "He's a great player."

Douglas, the Atlantic Coast Conference's leading scorer in league games, put the Seminoles ahead to stay at 48-46 with a floating jumper just inside the free-throw lane with 5:09 left.

"I could be oh for 10, but I know my shot will be coming along," Douglas said. "That's what I do every day in the gym."

Florida State (17-5, 4-3) hit seven of eight free throws, four by Uche Echefu and two by Douglas, in the final 41.5 seconds to stave off the Yellow Jackets.

Georgia Tech (10-11, 1-7) was led by Zachery Peacock's 16 points, while Gani Lawal, the ACC's leading rebounder, came up with his 14th double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Alide Aminu added 12 points.

Florida State shot just 30.9 percent and Georgia Tech was just a notch better at 34.4 percent. Both teams were also cold from long range with the Seminoles making 4 of 23 and Tech hitting 2 of 15.

"We are not a great offensive team - call it like it is," Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. "We're a team with Toney and a lot of guys who can score 6, 8, 9, 10 points a game."

Derwin Kitchen was Douglas' big helper Thursday with 13 points.

Douglas, who has scored more than 20 points in his last six ACC games and averaged 25 points a game in that span, hit two jumpers and four free throws to key the stretch run.

He also had six steals in the game, boosting his season total to 49.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
22 Derwin Kitchen        g  24   4   7    1    1   4   6  13      0    4   4  1   1  2   0   1
23 Toney Douglas         g  39   6  14    1    6   8  12  21      1    3   4  2   0  1   0   6
31 Chris Singleton       f  18   0   6    0    3   1   2   1      1    4   5  0   2  2   1   1
32 Solomon Alabi         c  23   2   5    0    0   4   4   8      3    4   7  2   0  0   2   1
41 Uche Echefu           f  29   2   8    0    3   5   6   9      3    4   7  4   0  2   0   0
 1 Xavier Gibson             3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy           11   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  1   0   0
 3 Luke Loucks              21   0   4    0    3   0   0   0      0    2   2  2   2  2   0   0
 4 Deividas Dulkys          16   2   6    2    6   0   0   6      0    0   0  2   1  0   0   1
42 Ryan Reid                16   1   4    0    0   2   4   4      2    0   2  0   1  0   2   2
   Team                                                           1    2   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  17  55    4   23  24  34  62     11   24  35 13   7 10   5  12
   Opp                     200  21  61    2   15  14  17  58     15   32  47 20  10 18   6   4


  1 2 Total
GEORGIA TECH
31
27
58
FLORIDA STATE
25
37
62
Attendance: 8,351

FLORIDA STATE 65, CLEMSON 61
02/07/2009, CLEMSON, SC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Defeats No. 10 Clemson, 65-61.

The Seminoles improve to 18-5; 5-3 in the ACC.

CLEMSON, SC - The only ones rushing Littlejohn Coliseum's court after this one were the joyous Florida State Seminoles.

Two nights after No. 10 Clemson throttled Duke 74-47 and touched off a wild, orange-clad celebration, the Tigers let a 19-point second-half lead slip away in the Seminoles' 65-61 victory Saturday night.

Toney Douglas had 23 points, including 12 in Florida State's 23-4 run the final 9 minutes. When it ended, the Tigers (19-3, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) and a sold-out crowd walked away in disbelief over what they watched.

"We just didn't keep our foot on the gas pedal," Clemson senior K.C. Rivers said. "Wednesday night, we kept our foot on the gas pedal. We seen (Duke) getting weak, we took advantage of it.

"Tonight, we didn't do that," Rivers added. "We seen them getting weak, we let them back in it. We gave them life."

Douglas, who came in as the ACC's third-leading scorer, looked way off his game, held to six points in the first half and knocked around by Clemson's swarming defense.

However, he kept telling his teammates they were too good to miss shots as often as they were - the Seminoles shot 30 percent in the first half - when Clemson built its lead.

Douglas preached offensive patience and defensive tenacity. "We got to score on offense eventually. We've got to score and stop, score and stop," Douglas said. "That was our gameplan."

It couldn't have worked any better as Florida State won at Clemson for the first time since 2001 after seven straight losses.

Number eight looked inevitable.

The Tigers were still flying high after the Duke win and had pushed their way to a 44-25 lead with 15 minutes to go. Florida State (18-5, 5-3) gave Clemson something the Blue Devils couldn't, though: a second-half fight.

The Tigers were still ahead 57-42 on Trevor Booker's 3-pointer with 9 minutes left when Douglas and the Seminoles got going.

Solomon Alabi had 17 points, including a turnaround jumper with 2:03 left that put the Seminoles ahead for good.

Clemson, which opened the season 16-0, could not recover. Douglas said once Florida State got the lead, the Tigers had trouble answering back.

"They were like, 'Oh my gosh, we're down one, now we're down three,"' Douglas said, smiling.

Alabi, a 7-foot-1 freshman, also had nine rebounds and five blocks.

Booker and Demontez Stitt had 11 points each to lead Clemson.

At first, the Tigers and kept the good feelings going from the Duke win.

Raymond Sykes jammed home the Tigers' first bucket to the same thunderous applause he and his teammates got on several highlight reel dunks three nights earlier.

By the time Booker added his own high-flying jam that again brought the house down, Clemson was up 23-10 with 9:24 left in the first half - and seemingly on the way to another Blue Devil-style rout.

The Tigers and Douglas foreshadowed what happened at the end in the opening half.

Clemson went the final five minutes of the period without scoring, while Douglas, who had only three points in the opening half, hit a 3-pointer in the final seconds to send Florida State into the locker room down just 30-22.

Then, with the sounds of a sold-out Littlejohn crowd ringing in their ears after Booker's 3-pointer, the Seminoles got going.

Alabi began the comeback with an inside bucket, then Douglas hit a jumper. He added a 3-pointer moments later and Florida State trailed 57-51.

Luke Loucks' 3-pointer, his only basket, cut the lead to one and Alabi hit the eventual game winner for Florida State.

Clemson had chances to respond. Terrence Oglesby missed an open 3-pointer and David Potter a driving shot in the lane. Douglas secured the win with five free throws in the final 43 seconds.

Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton wished he could spend more time savoring his team's second road win over a top-10 opponent in three seasons - Florida State won at No. 8 Duke on Feb. 4, 2007. Instead, he's already pointing to his game with Virginia on Tuesday.

"This is still a team that's growing and developing. We've got to enjoy it, but we've got to keep everything in proper perspective," he said.

The Tigers have a different perspective. Two years back, they squandered a 61-46 second half lead with nine minutes left and lost to Virginia here.

Clemson coach Oliver Purnell thought he'd seen the last of such giveaways.

"This is a very disappointing loss," he said. "On our home court, in a game we had some control of in the second half."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
22 Derwin Kitchen        g  21   0   3    0    0   1   2   1      1    3   4  1   1  2   0   1
23 Toney Douglas         g  38   6  15    3    9   8   9  23      2    5   7  1   4  4   0   0
31 Chris Singleton       f  31   2   9    1    5   0   0   5      2    4   6  2   2  3   0   4
32 Solomon Alabi         c  26   8  10    0    0   1   3  17      4    5   9  2   0  1   5   2
41 Uche Echefu           f  20   2   7    0    0   0   0   4      2    0   2  3   1  2   0   0
 1 Xavier Gibson             5   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy           12   2   2    1    1   0   0   5      0    0   0  1   1  1   1   1
 3 Luke Loucks              19   1   2    1    1   0   0   3      0    1   1  4   5  0   0   0
 4 Deividas Dulkys          18   1   5    1    4   0   0   3      0    0   0  0   1  1   0   2
42 Ryan Reid                10   1   4    0    0   0   0   2      4    1   5  1   0  3   0   0
   Team                                                           2        2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  24  59    7   20  10  14  65     17   19  36 15  15 17   6  10
   Opp                     200  24  53    6   24   7   9  61     10   18  28 17  10 18   2  12


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
22
43
65
CLEMSON
30
31
61
Attendance: 10,000

FLORIDA STATE 68, VIRGINIA 57
02/10/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 25 Florida State Defeats Virginia, 68-57.

The Seminoles improve to 19-5, 6-3 in the ACC.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Virginia coach Dave Leitao has seen all he wants to of Florida State's Toney Douglas.

Douglas scored 19 points and matched a career high with seven assists Tuesday as the 25th-ranked Seminoles defeated Leitao's Cavaliers 68-57, handing Virginia its eighth consecutive loss -- including two to the Seminoles.

"Ultimately it comes down to a guy who knows he is good and understands how and when to be good," a somber Leitao said. "He's smart enough to use himself as a decoy." Douglas, the ACC's leading scorer in conference competition, scored 15 points in a decisive second half -- including successive 3-point shots just 25 seconds apart that gave Florida State a 40-35 lead.

"He took it over with big shots," Virginia coach Dave Leitao said. "He's at another level than most of the other guys."

The Seminoles (19-5, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) shook off a woeful first-half shooting effort with a blistering 70.8 percent performance in the second half. Virginia (7-13, 1-8) was led by Sylven Landesberg's 14 points.

Uche Echefu added 17 points and Solomon Alabi had 13 for the Seminoles, which took the lead for good at 43-41 on Deividas Dulkys second of 3-point baskets. It was the second straight double-figures showing for Alabi, who had 17 points to accompany Douglas' 23 in Saturday's win at Clemson.

"Once my teammates start hitting shots it's impossible," Douglas said. "Nobody can guard them."

Alabi, who made 10-of-15 shots in Florida State's two wins last week and earned the ACC's rookie of the week honors, was 6-for-8 on Tuesday.

"Every day he wakes up he gets better," Leitao said. "It's going to be difficult for any team to stop him."

But the 7-foot-1 Alabi wasn't particularly happy.

"I didn't get enough rebounds. I didn't get enough blocks," said Alabi, who grabbed six rebounds and his 49th and 50th blocked shots of the season.

It was the first time in eight games Douglas failed to score 20 or more points. And he had some chances late in the game, missing a pair of late free throws.

Mike Scott's 3-pointer with 8:26 left gave Virginia its last lead at 41-40.

Jumpers by Alabi and Echefu and a breakaway layup by Douglas -- all within a minute -- gave the Seminoles a 49-43 lead with 5:30 left.

"We can't depend on Toney every night," Echefu said. "We just want to get everybody involved."

And so would Leitao.

"We continue to try and find a way to get us back on track," he said. "We're playing some of the best teams in the country and the margin of error is razor thin."

Virginia, which hasn't won since a 74-50 victory over Brown on Jan. 6, stayed in it early by dominating the boards, allowing Florida State just one offensive rebound in the first half.

The Cavaliers, however, led 22-20 at halftime despite 10 turnovers and shooting just 27.8 percent.

The Seminoles, the lowest-scoring team in the ACC, shot only 26.1 percent in the first half as Douglas managed just four points after going scoreless the first 16:06 while trying to help free his teammates for shots.

"He's trying to get as many of his teammates involved and milk the ability that they have," Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. "He's playing with that kind of focus."

Florida State moved into The Associated Press' weekly rankings Monday for the first time in more than 11 years on the strength of wins last week over Georgia Tech and Clemson.

Douglas seemed unsure about the additional attention.

"Now that we're ranked, a lot of teams are going to be trying to come at us more than they used to," he said. "We've got to stay on point."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
22 Derwin Kitchen        g  18   0   5    0    2   1   2   1      0    3   3  0   2  0   0   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  36   6  13    2    5   5   7  19      0    3   3  1   7  2   0   0
31 Chris Singleton       f  21   1   3    1    3   2   2   5      0    1   1  2   2  1   1   2
32 Solomon Alabi         c  27   6   8    0    0   1   2  13      1    5   6  1   3  2   2   0
41 Uche Echefu           f  30   6   9    3    5   2   4  17      1    5   6  2   0  1   1   2
 1 Xavier Gibson             7   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    3   3  1   0  0   0   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy           20   1   3    0    1   0   0   2      1    2   3  1   2  0   1   2
 3 Luke Loucks              17   0   0    0    0   2   2   2      0    0   0  1   2  3   0   1
 4 Deividas Dulkys          16   3   5    3    5   0   0   9      0    0   0  1   0  2   1   1
42 Ryan Reid                 8   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  1   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           2    2   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  47    9   21  13  19  68      5   25  30 11  18 11   6   8
   Opp                     200  23  67    7   27   4   8  57     21   21  42 22   9 14   0   6


  1 2 Total
VIRGINIA
22
35
57
FLORIDA STATE
20
48
68
Attendance: 7,921

WAKE FOREST 86, FLORIDA STATE 63
02/14/2009, WINSTON-SALEM, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Fall To Wake Forest, 86-63.

Toney Douglas scored 22 points to lead Florida State.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Wake Forest again looked like the deep and athletic team capable of making a deep run in March. The Demon Deacons apparently just needed a ranked opponent to bring it back out of them.

Al-Farouq Aminu scored 17 points to help the seventh-ranked Demon Deacons beat No. 25 Florida State 86-63 on Saturday, extending their unbeaten run against ranked teams while bouncing back from a frustrating stretch that followed their appearance at No. 1.

Jeff Teague added 15 points for the Demon Deacons (19-4, 6-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who led the entire way and spent much of the game shooting better than 50 percent. Wake Forest used a 13-0 run in the second half to take control, turning a 12-point halftime lead into a 30-point margin late in the game to end the Seminoles' three-game winning streak.

Wake Forest also hit 32 of 38 free throws, far better than its 70 percent average.

The performance fit perfectly into the way the Demon Deacons have been playing for the past month. They had lost four of six since reaching No. 1, including Wednesday's loss at unranked North Carolina State in which it trailed by 20 points in the second half. Along the way, there was a loss at Georgia Tech for the Yellow Jackets' lone league win, a 27-point loss at Miami last week and the home loss to Virginia Tech when the Demon Deacons were 16-0 and ranked first.

But this is also the same team that beat North Carolina, Duke and Clemson - all currently ranked 12th or higher - in a span of five games.

It's left coach Dino Gaudio to surmise that his team has occasional bouts with overconfidence, particularly when the facing a team from the bottom half of the league.

"They're learning you've got to play everybody," he said. "But when you put a challenge in front of them, they meet it."

In that sense, Florida State (19-6, 6-4) was the perfect opponent to get Wake Forest moving again. The Seminoles were celebrating their first appearance in the national rankings in 11 years and entered the day tied for third in the ACC with Clemson. Their only loss in the past five games had come against the Tar Heels on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer.

But the Demon Deacons controlled this one from the start, scoring the first six points and taking a 42-30 lead at the break before turning the game into a rout.

"We seem to play to our potential when we play tougher competition," said Chas McFarland, who had seven points during the decisive 13-0 run. "Not to degrade anybody else, but when we play somebody at the bottom of the ACC, we tend to kind of slack off and play lackadaisical. We just came out ready to play because we knew if we didn't play, then they were going to beat us. We need to take that mentality game in and game out."

The Wake Forest coaches did their best to instill that attitude with some tough practices in the days that followed the N.C. State loss. The work included drills on defense and fundamentals, the kind of work that Gaudio said was more befitting the preseason than the final weeks of the regular season.

"This group has terrific character," he said. "They're hard-nosed guys. We went hard on Thursday. They went hard yesterday. It's just that they're learning. They're growing. We all want them to be 16-0, No. 1 in the country and perfect, but that's not reality."

Wake Forest played tough defense, holding the Seminoles scoreless for the opening 5 minutes of the game. Florida State shot just 38 percent, including 4-for-22 from 3-point range, and committed 18 turnovers.

Toney Douglas led FSU with 22 points, but he got little help from his teammates when the game was within reach late in the first half.

"I guess we kind of ran into a buzzsaw," Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. "They were extremely ready to play. I thought they were much more aggressive than we were. For whatever reason, we were somewhat tentative on the offensive end. We were somehow reluctant to attack and they took advantage of our tentativeness...This wasn't one of our better games."

In fact, it seemed Wake Forest was keeping Florida State in the game by constantly fouling. The Demon Deacons committed 24 personal fouls, including 14 in the first half that helped the Seminoles get to the foul line and bolster their struggling offense. Florida State hit 11 of 15 foul shots in the first half, but got to the line just six times after halftime.

The game also got chippy when Solomon Alabi was ejected for elbowing McFarland in the face when the two got tangled while running up the court with 14:07 to play.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Luke Loucks           g  16   0   3    0    3   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   1  2   0   1
23 Toney Douglas         g  36   8  19    2    7   4   5  22      0    5   5  1   3  0   0   2
31 Chris Singleton       f  24   1   6    1    4   2   4   5      2    1   3  4   0  3   0   2
32 Solomon Alabi         c  19   3   6    0    0   2   2   8      2    2   4  3   0  6   3   0
41 Uche Echefu           f  20   5   7    1    3   0   0  11      0    5   5  5   1  3   1   0
 1 Xavier Gibson             6   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  5   0  0   0   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy           14   3   3    0    0   1   1   7      1    2   3  2   0  0   1   0
 4 Deividas Dulkys          16   0   4    0    3   0   0   0      0    0   0  3   0  0   0   0
21 Brian Hoff                5   0   2    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
22 Derwin Kitchen           25   2   4    0    1   3   4   7      1    6   7  1   4  2   0   1
42 Ryan Reid                19   0   2    0    0   3   5   3      2    3   5  0   1  2   1   2
   Team                                                           1        1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  58    4   22  15  21  63      9   25  34 27  10 18   6   8
   Opp                     200  26  53    2   11  32  38  86      7   30  37 24  11 16   1   8


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
30
33
63
WAKE FOREST
42
44
86
Attendance: 13,854

FLORIDA STATE 80, MIAMI 67
02/18/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Roll Past Miami, 80-67.

Toney Douglas finished with 24 points.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Toney Douglas scored 24 points and Uche Echefu added 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Florida State to an 80-67 victory over Miami on Wednesday night.

The Seminoles (20-6, 7-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) made 31 of 35 free throws and put the clamps on Miami scoring machine Jack McClinton for most of the game, limiting him to 13 points. McClinton, who had scored 101 points in the last three games, had just five at halftime and went nearly 25 1/2 minutes without scoring through the middle of the game.

James Dews led Miami (15-10, 4-8) with a season-high 19 points.

Douglas, who spent much of his time in the first half helping defend McClinton, scored 17 of his points in the second half.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
22 Derwin Kitchen        g  23   5   7    2    2   1   2  13      1    6   7  3   2  2   0   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  39   5  12    0    4  14  15  24      0    1   1  2   4  0   0   1
31 Chris Singleton       f  16   2   4    1    3   0   0   5      0    3   3  4   1  0   1   1
32 Solomon Alabi         c  17   1   4    0    0   5   5   7      0    3   3  3   0  0   1   0
41 Uche Echefu           f  37   4   8    1    4   9  10  18      0   10  10  2   1  1   0   0
 1 Xavier Gibson             1   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy           18   3   5    0    1   0   0   6      0    1   1  2   0  1   0   1
 3 Luke Loucks              14   0   0    0    0   0   1   0      0    1   1  0   0  1   0   0
 4 Deividas Dulkys          13   1   3    1    3   2   2   5      0    0   0  1   1  1   0   2
21 Brian Hoff                1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
42 Ryan Reid                21   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      1    1   2  3   2  2   2   0
   Team                                                           1        1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  46    5   17  31  35  80      3   26  29 21  11  8   4   5
   Opp                     200  23  55    7   19  14  24  67     10   22  32 22   9 11   3   3


  1 2 Total
MIAMI
31
36
67
FLORIDA STATE
30
50
80
Attendance: 10,458

FLORIDA STATE 67, VIRGINIA TECH 65
02/21/2009, BLACKSBURG, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

The Seminoles improve to 21-6; 8-4 in the ACC.

BLACKSBURG, VA - Toney Douglas scored 22 points, including a tie-breaking runner with 6 seconds remaining, and Florida State beat Virginia Tech 67-65 on Saturday night.

Derwin Kitchen added a career-high 19 points and Uche Echefu had 12 for the Seminoles (21-6, 8-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won for the fifth time in six games. They also moved out of a four-way tie and into sole possession of second place in the conference.

The Hokies (16-10, 6-6) got 25 points from Malcolm Delaney and 15 from A.D. Vassallo, but Vassallo missed an open 3-pointer from the top of the key just as the buzzer sounded.

Virginia Tech lost for the fifth time in seven games, further damaging its hopes for securing an at-large berth in the NCAA tournament, and with four tough games left. Besides a rematch with the Seminoles, the Hokies still play North Carolina, Duke and at Clemson.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
22 Derwin Kitchen        g  34   8  11    3    3   0   0  19      1    5   6  2   3  1   0   3
23 Toney Douglas         g  37   7  17    4    9   4   4  22      2    2   4  2   4  0   0   0
31 Chris Singleton       f  23   2   3    0    1   1   2   5      1    1   2  4   1  1   2   1
32 Solomon Alabi         c  28   3   7    0    0   0   0   6      1    5   6  3   0  2   2   0
41 Uche Echefu           f  36   3  14    2    7   4   4  12      4    2   6  3   0  4   0   1
 1 Xavier Gibson             2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   1   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy           15   0   3    0    2   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   2  0   0   1
 3 Luke Loucks               7   1   2    1    2   0   0   3      0    0   0  1   1  0   0   1
 4 Deividas Dulkys           5   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
42 Ryan Reid                13   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    3   3  1   0  2   0   0
   Team                                                                1   1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  24  58   10   25   9  10  67      9   20  29 16  11 10   5   7
   Opp                     200  21  49   10   23  13  16  65      9   24  33 16  15 16   7   3


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
43
24
67
VIRGINIA TECH
33
32
65
Attendance: 9,847

BOSTON COLLEGE 72, FLORIDA STATE 67
02/24/2009, CHESTNUT HILL, MA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Come Up Short Against Eagles, 72-67.

Toney Douglas led the Seminoles (21-7, 8-5) with 19 points.

BOSTON, MA - Boston College certainly has made a statement against some of the Atlantic Coast Conference's elite.

Tyrese Rice hit a key 3-pointer with 20.5 seconds to play and Joe Trapani scored 19 points to lead Boston College to a 72-67 upset of No. 23 Florida State on Tuesday night.

It was the Eagles (20-9, 8-6 ACC) third win this season against one of the conference's top teams and added to their possible NCAA tournament resume. They handed then-No. 1 North Carolina its first loss on Jan. 4 in Chapel Hill and beat No. 7 Duke at home nine days ago.

"Knocking off three of the upper-tier teams definitely speaks for itself," Rice said. "We've got two games left and we've got it in our own hands."

Rice, who finished with just 11 points, was scoreless in the first half, but hit his 3 as the Eagles were clinging to a one-point lead.

Trapani, who sat out last season after transferring from Vermont, hit three 3-pointers in the closing 13:32 and made two free throws that gave BC a 68-65 with 2:54 left.

Rakim Sanders added 16 points and nine rebounds for Boston College, which went 7-for-11 on 3-pointers in the second half.

Toney Douglas led the Seminoles (21-7, 8-5) with 19 points. Soloman Alabi had 16 points and seven rebounds.

Florida State, which entered the day in a three-way tie for second place behind North Carolina, lost for just second time in seven games.

"We knew with guys like Rice and Trapani on the team they would make big shots, and at the end of the day that's what they did," Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. "Rice put the dagger in with the 3-pointer there at the end like he always does when you give him a chance when the games going down the wire."

BC led 57-54 with just under seven minutes left before scoring seven straight points. Trapani started the spree with a 3-pointer from the top. Biko Paris then scored on a drive and was fouled. He missed the free throw, but connected on a left-handed scoop shot in the lane 19 seconds later, making it 64-54 with 5:57 to play.

The Seminoles, who trailed by nine earlier in the second half, came back again, scoring the next eight points to close it to two on Douglas' 3 from the left wing.

Florida State came within one twice in the final 3:09--both times when Alabi hit two free throws--the second made it 68-67.

Rice then nailed his key three after Albai missed a turnaround on the other end.

"We kept cutting the lead, but at the end of the day I didn't feel we did the little things that you have to do on the road against a team of this caliber to pull off a victory," Hamilton said.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
22 Derwin Kitchen        g  33   6  10    2    3   0   0  14      2    3   5  1   3  2   0   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  38   5  16    5    8   4   4  19      1    5   6  3   3  4   0   2
31 Chris Singleton       f  25   3   7    1    3   1   2   8      3    2   5  4   1  2   2   3
32 Solomon Alabi         c  34   4  13    0    0   8   8  16      3    4   7  0   2  1   4   0
41 Uche Echefu           f  16   2   3    0    0   0   0   4      2    2   4  1   0  3   1   0
 1 Xavier Gibson             2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy           22   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  3   2  2   0   0
 3 Luke Loucks               8   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   1  1   0   0
 4 Deividas Dulkys           4   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  1   0   0
42 Ryan Reid                18   2   5    0    0   2   2   6      4    3   7  1   0  2   1   0
   Team                                                           2    1   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  57    8   16  15  16  67     18   20  38 14  12 18   8   5
   Opp                     200  26  65    8   21  12  16  72     20   16  36 15  11 12   6   7


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
25
42
67
BOSTON COLLEGE
24
48
72
Attendance: 4,968

FLORIDA STATE 73, CLEMSON 66
02/28/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 23 Seminoles Upset No. 12 Clemson.

Seminoles take another step toward the first NCAA tournament bid in 11 years.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Toney Douglas is 6-foot-1 and doesn't have a lot of veteran help at No. 23 Florida State. That hasn't kept him from being nearly unstoppable, especially at crunch time.

Douglas scored 23 points and Florida State held off a late Clemson rally, defeating the 12th-ranked Tigers 73-66 on Saturday to get closer to their first NCAA tournament bid in 11 years.

"I'd say we're in, but we have more games too," Douglas said afterward. "I know if we'd lost after having an 18-point lead, I'd have cried afterward."

He has now scored 20 or more points in 11 of Florida State's last 13 Atlantic Coast Conference games and had 19 the other two times.

"He's certainly a player of the year candidate," Clemson coach Oliver Purnell said. "He almost opens up the inside by himself."

Whether it's slashing to the basket, scoring a 3-pointer or making a steal, Douglas is arguably the single most disruptive force in the talent-laden Atlantic Coast Conference.

"I don't think there's any other player in our league faced with that type of scenario," Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. "The unique and special thing Toney is giving us is tremendous leadership."

But Douglas is quick to share credit with his younger teammates.

"They come in with tremendous energy and intensity," Douglas said. "And they've got good basketball IQ."

The Seminoles (22-7, 9-5) led 39-27 at halftime and opened their largest advantage at 51-33 early in the second half, but Clemson closed to within 63-60 on five points by Raymond Sykes in a span of just 12 seconds.

But then it was Douglas, hitting a half dozen straight free throws to ice the game.

"We got back in it, but it's like being on a high wire," Purnell said, lamenting Clemson's 23 turnovers.

Clemson (22-6, 8-6) was led by K.C. Rivers 17 points. Trevor Booker was held to eight points, but had 13 rebounds.

Derwin Kitchen and freshman Chris Singleton each had 10 points for the Seminoles, who swept Clemson for the first time since the 2000-2001 season.

Terrence Oglesby added 12 points for Clemson on 4-of-10 shooting from 3-point distance while Sykes finished with 10 points and four blocked shots.

Douglas, the ACC's top scorer in conference play, hit six straight free throws in the final 2:48, including four in a row in the final 50 seconds to stop Clemson's comeback.

"He has our back," said Singleton, who got all of his points in the second half. "He steps up his game when we need him and leads by example."

Booker, the Tigers leading scorer on the season, went scoreless until there was just 1:50 left in the half when he hit a close-range scoop shot.

Florida State, which rallied from a 19-point deficit with under 15 minutes left in the game three weeks ago at Clemson to win 65-61, clinched just its second winning ACC record in the past 16 years.

The Seminoles capitalized on a 25-7 run to build a 14-point lead in the first half.

At halftime, Florida State retired the jersey No. 33 worn by Ron King, who led the Seminoles to the 1972 national title game and still holds the school's single-game scoring record of 46 points.

Florida State visits Duke on Tuesday and closes its regular season at home next Sunday against Virginia Tech.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
22 Derwin Kitchen        g  32   4   9    1    3   1   2  10      2    2   4  1   2  3   0   1
23 Toney Douglas         g  37   5  14    4    6   9  11  23      1    2   3  3   3  2   1   3
31 Chris Singleton       f  20   3   6    1    2   3   4  10      1    0   1  3   1  3   1   2
32 Solomon Alabi         c  25   2   2    0    0   1   4   5      1    1   2  3   2  1   2   1
41 Uche Echefu           f  17   2   4    0    1   0   0   4      0    5   5  1   0  1   1   1
 1 Xavier Gibson             6   3   3    0    0   0   0   6      0    1   1  0   0  1   0   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy           12   0   3    0    1   0   0   0      1    2   3  2   1  1   0   0
 3 Luke Loucks              12   0   2    0    1   0   0   0      0    1   1  2   2  3   0   0
 4 Deividas Dulkys          14   3   5    1    3   0   0   7      1    1   2  1   3  0   0   0
42 Ryan Reid                25   4   8    0    0   0   0   8      1    4   5  1   3  1   0   0
   Team                                                           3    2   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  26  56    7   17  14  21  73     11   21  32 17  17 16   5   8
   Opp                     200  25  58   12   28   4   8  66     14   23  37 21  15 23   4   7


  1 2 Total
CLEMSON
27
39
66
FLORIDA STATE
39
34
73
Attendance: 12,100

DUKE 84, FLORIDA STATE 81
03/03/2009, DURHAM, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls Short Against Duke, 84-81.

The Seminoles will wrap-up their regular season hosting Virginia Tech on Sunday.

DURHAM, NC - Gerald Henderson scored nine of his 21 points in the final 2 minutes to help No. 7 Duke beat No. 24 Florida State 84-81 on Tuesday night.

Kyle Singler scored 20 points, Jon Scheyer added 17 and Henderson had 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils (25-5, 11-4 Atlantic Coast Conference).

They won their fifth straight, matched the NCAA record for most wins in a decade with 286 and moved a half-game behind No. 2 North Carolina in the league standings.

Toney Douglas scored 27 points for the Seminoles (22-8, 9-6), and his 3-pointer from the right wing gave Florida State a 76-74 lead with 2:25 remaining.

That's when Henderson took over.

He countered with a 3 from the right corner with 1:39 remaining to put Duke up 77-76. After the Blue Devils forced a stop on Douglas, he knocked down two free throws to make it a three-point game with 57.3 seconds left.

Douglas had two defenders in his face as he missed a 3 with about 45 seconds remaining, and the rebound made its way to Henderson - who hustled downcourt, sidestepped one defender and drew contact from Solomon Alabi as he hit a layup.

Henderson hit the free throw that followed to make it 82-76 and sent Duke on the way to its 16th victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium. During the past two seasons, the Blue Devils' only defeats there have come against rival North Carolina.

He also helped Duke's elder players walk off Coach K Court with a victory on Senior Night - something that hasn't happened since 2005.

Uche Echefu matched a season high with 18 points - 14 in the first half - and added 11 rebounds while Alabi added 12 points and 11 boards for the Seminoles.

They were denied their first consecutive victories over ranked teams since 2003-04. The Seminoles were coming off a 76-63 victory over then-No. 12 Clemson.

Florida State, which won its previous visit to Cameron in 2007, has a final chance to reach double figures in ACC victories for the first time since 2003-04 when the Seminoles conclude the regular season Sunday against Virginia Tech.

Elliot Williams added 14 points for Duke, which twice fell behind by eight points before tightening up early in the second half with a 21-9 run in which the jump-shooting Blue Devils' 3-pointers finally began to fall.

After missing 16 of their first 20 attempts from beyond the arc, they knocked down 3-of-4 during the run - including Scheyer's from the key that put Duke up 55-52 with 11:51 left.

That cold shooting created an opportunity for the Seminoles to take charge early, and they led for most of the first half. They went up 28-20 lead on Deividas Dulkys' jumper from the corner and led 40-34 at the break. The Seminoles matched their largest lead on Derwin Kitchen's jumper 30 seconds into the second half.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
22 Derwin Kitchen        g  30   3   6    1    3   0   0   7      1    4   5  1   4  2   0   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  37   9  20    5    8   4   6  27      1    2   3  2   7  1   0   1
31 Chris Singleton       f  25   3   6    0    1   2   5   8      2    2   4  4   1  3   0   1
32 Solomon Alabi         c  27   6  11    0    0   0   0  12      3    8  11  5   0  3   3   1
41 Uche Echefu           f  33   5  10    2    3   6   7  18      1   10  11  2   0  1   0   0
 1 Xavier Gibson             2   0   0    0    0   1   2   1      0    0   0  0   0  0   1   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy           18   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    2   2  3   2  1   0   0
 3 Luke Loucks              11   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   1  1   0   0
 4 Deividas Dulkys           8   1   3    0    2   0   0   2      0    0   0  2   0  0   0   0
42 Ryan Reid                 9   2   2    0    0   0   0   4      1    2   3  3   1  2   0   0
   Team                                                                       1               
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  30  60    8   17  13  20  81      9   30  39 23  16 14   4   3
   Opp                     200  26  65   10   30  22  31  84     10   26  36 18  13  7   3   6


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
40
41
81
DUKE
34
50
84
Attendance: 9,314

FLORIDA STATE 63, VIRGINIA TECH 53
03/08/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Victorious Against Virginia Tech, 63-53.

The Seminoles end the regular season with a 23-8 record.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Toney Douglas scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half, leading No. 24 Florida State to a 63-53 win over Virginia Tech on Sunday and giving the Seminoles their first opening-round bye in the ACC tournament.

Douglas, the top scorer in conference play at more than 23 points per game, scored a dozen points in just over four minutes after the Hokies pulled within 45-42. That gave the Seminoles a 59-49 lead, and they cruised from there.

Florida State (23-8, 10-6) led 32-25 after a ragged first half in which the two teams combined for 23 turnovers and the Hokies shot just 24 percent.

A.D. Vassallo scored 14 points to lead Virginia Tech (17-13, 7-9).

Playing his final game before home fans on Senior Day, Douglas didn't get his first field goal until 10:30 was gone in the first half, finally hitting a runner just outside the lane.

Douglas has scored 20 or more points in 13 of Florida State's last 15 Atlantic Coast Conference games, getting 19 in the other two.

The Seminoles' 23 wins are their most since the 1992-93 team that finished 25-10 before being eliminated in the NCAA's round of eight by Kentucky. No ACC team with 10 league wins has ever failed to make the NCAA tournament.

Florida State's starters went scoreless the first 7:31 before Douglas sank a pair of free throws for a 10-5 lead.

Vassallo, Virginia Tech's leading scorer, didn't get his first field goal until 2:09 was gone in the second half. He only managed a pair of free throws before the break.

Malcolm Delaney finished with 13 for the Hokies, who shot just 30.8 percent.

Florida State was up by as many as 14 points on two occasions in the first half, but several unforced errors kept the Seminoles from building a larger lead. The Seminoles swept the season series, defeating the Hokies 67-65 in Blacksburg, Va., on Feb. 21.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
21 Brian Hoff            g   5   2   3    2    2   0   0   6      0    1   1  1   0  0   0   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  36   7  19    2    6   6   6  22      3    2   5  3   3  2   0   2
31 Chris Singleton       f  32   2   6    0    4   0   0   4      0    4   4  0   1  0   1   1
32 Solomon Alabi         c  22   4   6    0    0   0   0   8      4    2   6  4   0  3   2   1
41 Uche Echefu           f  34   2   6    1    3   4   4   9      1    5   6  2   1  1   1   1
 1 Xavier Gibson             6   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy           11   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  2   1  0   0   0
 3 Luke Loucks              10   1   2    0    1   0   0   2      0    3   3  2   1  2   0   0
 4 Deividas Dulkys           6   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   1  0   0   0
22 Derwin Kitchen           24   1   4    0    2   4   4   6      0    3   3  1   1  6   0   1
42 Ryan Reid                14   1   2    0    0   0   2   2      1    1   2  1   0  3   0   1
   Team                                                           3    2   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  51    5   19  14  16  63     12   24  36 18   9 17   4   7
   Opp                     200  16  52    5   20  16  23  53     15   18  33 17   8 17   3   9


  1 2 Total
VIRGINIA TECH
25
28
53
FLORIDA STATE
32
31
63
Attendance: 7,871

FLORIDA STATE 64, GEORGIA TECH 62
03/13/2009, ATLANTA, GA, ACC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Defeat Georgia Tech, 64-62.

Florida State advances to the semifinals for the first time since 1992.

ATLANTA, GA - Derwin Kitchen scored the go-ahead layup with 7.7 seconds left as No. 22 Florida State beat Georgia Tech 64-62 on Friday to deny the Yellow Jackets a second straight ACC tournament upset.

Florida State (24-8) ended a streak of 11 straight losses in the quarterfinals while advancing to the semifinals for the first time since 1992, its first year in the league. Toney Douglas had 25 points for the Seminoles, who face the Tar Heels again in Saturday's first semifinal.

Lewis Clinch scored 25 points for Georgia Tech (12-19), which beat No. 17 Clemson on Thursday.

Georgia Tech led 62-61, its first lead since 2-0, on Zach Peacock's baseline shot with 29 seconds remaining.

Florida State called a timeout with 24.9 seconds left but, with three Georgia Tech defenders surrounding Douglas, the Seminoles had to call for another timeout with 9.9 seconds left.

Kitchen immediately drove to the basket and was fouled by Alade Aminu on his reverse layup with 7.7 seconds left. After Kitchen made the free throw, Iman Shumpert's last-second attempt for Georgia Tech bounced off the rim.

Georgia Tech managed only two conference wins in the regular season and was the No. 12 seed in the tournament.

Clinch and Douglas were the stars until the final minute.

Douglas, from Jonesboro, south of Atlanta, was more accurate, making 11 of 16 shots. Clinch, from Cordele in south Georgia, made only 9 of 23 shots, including seven 3-pointers.

Gani Lawal and Shumpert each had 11 points for Georgia Tech, which had the support of many North Carolina fans in the announced Georgia Dome crowd of 26,352.

Solomon Alabi had 14 points for Florida State. Chris Singleton had five of the Seminoles' seven blocks.

Clinch, who had a career-high 32 points in Georgia Tech's win over Clemson, cut Florida State's lead to 59-56 on his seventh 3-pointer with 4:32 remaining. Aminu added a basket about 25 seconds later, leaving the Yellow Jackets only one point behind the Seminoles.

Two free throws by Zach Peacock with 1:34 remaining left Florida State with a 61-60 lead.

Clinch scored the first basket of the game, but that was Georgia Tech's only lead until the final minute. The Seminoles led 15-6 before Georgia Tech pulled even with a 9-0 run, but Florida State recovered to lead 33-27 at the break and 49-41 about 7 minutes into the second half.

The teams combined for 37 turnovers, including 19 by Florida State.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
22 Derwin Kitchen        g  25   3   9    0    2   2   3   8      0    3   3  3   5  4   0   3
23 Toney Douglas         g  39  11  16    3    5   0   1  25      1    0   1  1   1  3   0   2
31 Chris Singleton       f  31   2   5    1    2   0   0   5      0    4   4  2   1  3   5   1
32 Solomon Alabi         c  26   7  10    0    0   0   0  14      3    3   6  2   0  3   2   1
41 Uche Echefu           f  22   2   8    0    1   2   2   6      2    3   5  1   0  1   0   1
 1 Xavier Gibson             8   2   3    0    0   0   0   4      1    1   2  2   0  1   0   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy           11   0   2    0    1   0   0   0      0    2   2  0   0  0   0   2
 3 Luke Loucks              16   0   2    0    2   0   0   0      0    2   2  4   4  0   0   1
 4 Deividas Dulkys           8   1   2    0    1   0   0   2      0    0   0  0   1  0   0   0
21 Brian Hoff                0   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
42 Ryan Reid                14   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    3   4  3   1  4   0   0
   Team                                                           1    5   6                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  28  57    4   14   4   6  64      9   26  35 18  13 19   7  11
   Opp                     200  21  58    8   25  12  17  62     14   20  34 14  12 18   5  10


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
33
31
64
GEORGIA TECH
27
35
62
Attendance: 26,352

FLORIDA STATE 73, NORTH CAROLINA 70
03/14/2009, ACC, Atlanta, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 22 Seminoles Advance Over No. 1 North Carolina, 73-70.

Florida State (25-8) advance to its first ACC final in school history.

ATLANTA, GA - North Carolina can start focusing on a national championship. The nation's top-ranked team was denied a shot at its third straight Atlantic Coast Conference title.

Toney Douglas scored 27 points, including the go-ahead free throws, and No. 22 Florida State held on for a 73-70 victory over the Tar Heels in the ACC semifinals Saturday.

Tyler Hansbrough had 22 points and 12 rebounds, but the reigning national player of the year lost control of the ball trying to get inside for a shot with about 20 seconds remaining and North Carolina trailing 71-70. Florida State's Derwin Kitchen scooped it up, was fouled and hit two clutch free throws.

The Tar Heels (28-4) came down for a final shot - and got two of them. Wayne Ellington, who led North Carolina with 24 points, missed from beyond the arc. Danny Green chased down the rebound, stepped outside the line and fired up another 3 at the buzzer. It came up short, and the Seminoles erupted in a raucous celebration.

North Carolina played without ACC player of the year Ty Lawson, who missed his second straight game with an injured big right toe.

"We wanted to win this real bad," said Lawson, who did some shooting before the game before watching from the bench when a protective shoe on his ailing foot. "But our big goal is the national championship."

Florida State (25-8) advanced to its first ACC final in school history. The Seminoles will meet with Maryland or Duke on Sunday.

"We've come a long way," said Douglas, who grew up about 15 miles from the Georgia Dome and is the younger brother of Atlanta Falcons receiver Harry Douglas. "But we're still hungry. We're never satisfied."

Despite the loss, North Carolina is still likely to get a top seed in the NCAA tournament, especially after No. 2 Pittsburgh and No. 3 Connecticut both lost in their opening games at the Big East tournament. Tar Heels coach Roy Williams made clear his top priority when he decided to sit Lawson at the ACC tournament, trying to ensure he's as healthy as possible to make a run at a national title.

"It's not the end of the world," said Bobby Frasor, Lawson's fill-in at point guard. "We'd rather be playing (Sunday), but we played our season to be playing on the last Monday."

Still, it was a stunning defeat for the team that had won the last two ACC tournaments, eliminating Florida State each time. The Seminoles picked up their first win over North Carolina since 2004 and their first postseason victory against the Tar Heels since the 1972 Final Four.

During the regular season, Lawson hit a running 3-pointer as time expired to give the Tar Heels an 80-77 victory over Florida State. All he could this time was watch as a pair of teammates missed from long range.

Douglas sure didn't miss very often. He made 10 of 18 from the field, including three beyond the arc, despite being shadowed by Frasor and having to get loose from frequent double teams.

Green who had two miserable games in Atlanta, making only 3-of-25 shots. He did make a steal with just over 2 minutes remaining, was fouled and hit both free throws for a 69-all tie.

After both teams missed shots, Douglas was called for a loose-ball trying to come up with a steal on Frasor. The fill-in senior made only one of two free throws, putting North Carolina up 70-69 with 1:03 to go.

But Douglas, trying to dribble along the sideline in front of the Florida State bench, was tripped up by Ed Davis. The Florida State star calmly went to the line and sank two free throws with 47 seconds to go.

North Carolina tried to go to its star, but Hansbrough couldn't hang on to the ball underneath.

"I don't really know what happened," said Hansbrough, who had two big ice packs on his knees after going against Florida State's big front line. "It was just crowded under there."

The Seminoles shook off a dismal stretch of shooting early in the game, missing 16 of 17. North Carolina also struggled, but the Tar Heels looked to be pulling away late in the half when Hansbrough worked inside for his first basket of the game and a 30-21 lead.

Florida State closed the period on an 8-2 run, however. Douglas swished a 3-pointer, then hit another jumper while being fouled. He failed to convert the three-point play, but the Seminoles chased down the rebound and Kitchen scored to make it 32-29 going to the locker room.

The game was briefly halted with about 14 minutes remaining while Ellington was in the middle of shooting a pair of free throws. Banks of lighting went out at each end of the court, briefly raising the thought of another storm hitting the Georgia Dome on a rainy day in Atlanta. A tornado struck the building during last year's Southeastern Conference tournament.

It was merely a mechanical malfunction, and the game resumed as a delay of less than 5 minutes after the lights failed to come back on. Both coaches agreed to play in a slightly darkened arena.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
22 Derwin Kitchen        g  36   4   6    1    2   2   2  11      1    8   9  2   6  1   0   3
23 Toney Douglas         g  38  10  18    3    8   4   5  27      1    3   4  1   4  3   0   0
31 Chris Singleton       f  17   3   6    1    3   0   0   7      0    2   2  5   0  4   1   0
32 Solomon Alabi         c  32   5   9    0    0   1   2  11      2    3   5  3   0  0   2   0
41 Uche Echefu           f  24   1   6    0    1   0   0   2      5    3   8  3   1  2   0   0
 1 Xavier Gibson             6   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  1   1   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy           11   0   0    0    0   0   2   0      0    0   0  1   1  0   0   0
 3 Luke Loucks               5   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
 4 Deividas Dulkys          13   3   7    3    6   0   0   9      0    0   0  2   2  2   0   0
42 Ryan Reid                18   2   5    0    0   2   4   6      3    4   7  1   0  1   2   0
   Team                                                           2    1   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  28  57    8   20   9  15  73     14   24  38 19  14 14   6   3
   Opp                     200  22  59    4   15  22  29  70     16   19  35 17  12  7   4  11


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
29
44
73
NORTH CAROLINA
32
38
70
Attendance: 26,352

DUKE 79, FLORIDA STATE 69
03/15/2009, ACC Championship, Atlanta, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Eliminated By Duke 79-69.

Toney Douglas finished with 28 points.

ATLANTA, GA - The No. 9 Blue Devils defeated Florida State with a barrage of 3-pointers on the way to a 79-69 victory in the title game Sunday, giving Duke its ninth ACC crown in 12 years.

Toney Douglas led the No. 22 Seminoles (25-9) with 28 points but that wasn't nearly enough to give the school its first ACC championship. Florida State will have to be content with knocking off top-ranked North Carolina in the semifinals and earning its first NCAA bid since 1998.

Coming off a 73-70 upset of North Carolina, the Seminoles turned it over 13 times and only a late shooting blitz kept it from being a total blowout. Douglas was basically a one-man show, though Chris Singleton did chip in with 15 points.

Florida State made a brief spurt in the second half, closing the gap to 42-36 when Ryan Reid laid it in with just over 12 minutes remaining, prompting Duke to call a timeout.

But the Blue Devils, who shot more 3-pointers than any team in the ACC, turned to a familiar weapon to finish off the Seminoles. Scheyer hit a momentum-breaking 3, then got knocked to the court by Derwin Kitchen while putting up another shot beyond the arc. He sank all three free throws, stretching the lead back to 48-38.

From there, Duke pulled away. Singler came up with a steal, and Nolan Smith made a floater in the lane. After Duke snatched an offensive rebound, Henderson buried a 3 from the corner. Smith threaded a brilliant pass to Henderson for a dunk, Scheyer flipped in a no-look shot after turning his back to the basket on a drive, then Singler and Scheyer made back-to-back treys to give the Blue Devils their biggest lead, 65-43, with 6 1/2 minutes to go.

As an added bonus to winning an ACC title after North Carolina was sent packing, Duke pulled even with the Tar Heels for the most wins in ACC tournament history. Both schools have 84.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
22 Derwin Kitchen        g  19   0   3    0    2   0   0   0      0    5   5  4   2  3   0   0
23 Toney Douglas         g  39  10  19    4    8   4   5  28      0    1   1  2   2  2   0   1
31 Chris Singleton       f  32   5   8    4    5   1   2  15      3    6   9  3   1  2   3   0
32 Solomon Alabi         c  19   3   8    0    0   4   5  10      1    4   5  3   0  0   1   0
41 Uche Echefu           f  14   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    1   2  2   0  3   1   0
 1 Xavier Gibson             3   0   0    0    0   1   2   1      0    2   2  0   0  0   0   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy           21   0   2    0    0   2   2   2      0    2   2  3   1  1   0   0
 3 Luke Loucks              15   2   3    0    1   2   3   6      1    2   3  3   1  1   0   0
 4 Deividas Dulkys          18   1   3    1    2   0   0   3      0    0   0  3   2  0   0   0
21 Brian Hoff                2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
42 Ryan Reid                18   2   3    0    0   0   0   4      0    3   3  1   0  1   0   1
   Team                                                           2        2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  49    9   18  14  19  69      8   26  34 25   9 13   5   2
   Opp                     200  24  58   12   25  19  26  79     14   21  35 20  12  4   3   5


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
21
48
69
DUKE
35
44
79
Attendance: 26,352

WISCONSIN 61, FLORIDA STATE 59
03/20/2009, OT, NCAA, Boise, Id

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls to Wisconsin in Overtime Heart-Breaker, 61-59.

Douglas lead all scorers with 26, but the Seminoles couldn't close out the Badgers.

BOISE, ID - After spending all night doing the dirty work on defense, Trevon Hughes got a more glamorous role at the end: Shooter of the crazy, spinning, bank shot with the game on the line.

Otherwise known as the game-winner for Wisconsin.

Hughes' twisting shot over Florida State's outstretched arms dropped with 2 seconds left to lift the Badgers to a 61-59 victory in the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday night.

Next up for 12th-seeded Wisconsin (20-12) is a meeting with Xavier in the second round of the East Regional.

It's doubtful the Badgers or Hughes will face a tougher test than what they had in Seminoles star Toney Douglas, the unheralded guard who averages 21 points and led the fifth-seeded Seminoles (25-10) to their first tournament appearance in 11 years.

Douglas finished with 26 points, not a single one of them easy, thanks to Hughes' huge defensive work.

Douglas' 3-point shot with 1:16 left gave the Seminoles a 59-56 lead but, smothered by the Wisconsin defense, he missed another one that would have put it away with less than 10 seconds to go.

That set the stage for Hughes, who had the ball all the way. He dribbled left, spun right into the lane, then flipped the game-winner over Douglas and Chris Singleton. Drew contact, too, and made the free throw to make it 61-59.

If that wasn't enough, he capped things by batting away Florida State's desperation pass at the end and the Badgers mobbed him at halfcourt to celebrate the victory.

Jason Bohannon led Wisconsin with 16 points, including a 3-pointer with the shot clock going off for 52-50 lead with 55 seconds left in regulation.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
22 Derwin Kitchen        g  36   3   8    0    1   0   0   6      1    7   8  0   1  3   0   1
23 Toney Douglas         g  41   8  16    2    5   8   9  26      0    5   5  3   2  5   0   0
31 Chris Singleton       f  40   4   8    2    4   2   2  12      1    2   3  2   1  0   0   2
32 Solomon Alabi         c  20   3   4    0    0   0   0   6      1    3   4  1   0  1   1   0
41 Uche Echefu           f  18   0   2    0    2   0   0   0      0    3   3  3   0  2   0   0
 1 Xavier Gibson             5   2   3    0    0   2   3   6      1    1   2  0   0  0   1   0
 2 Jordan DeMercy           22   0   0    0    0   1   2   1      0    0   0  2   2  0   0   1
 3 Luke Loucks               4   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  1   0   1
 4 Deividas Dulkys          19   0   3    0    1   0   0   0      0    2   2  3   0  1   1   0
21 Brian Hoff                0   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
42 Ryan Reid                20   0   0    0    0   2   2   2      0    1   1  1   0  1   1   1
   Team                                                                5   5         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 225  20  46    4   13  15  18  59      4   29  33 16   6 15   4   6
   Opp                     225  22  54    9   27   8  12  61      5   21  26 16  10  9   2   4


  1 2 OT Total
FLORIDA STATE
31
21
7
59
WISCONSIN
19
33
9
61
Attendance: 12,194