Nov. 17, 2007
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -Florida State lost an overtime thriller 69-66 to Cleveland State at the Glenn Wilkes Classic on Saturday night.
Isaiah Swann’s shot with .04 second remaining dropped, but was waved off by referees because time had expired before Swann took the shot. Cedric Jackson, who had a game-high 27 points on 9-of-14 shooting, hit the final two free-throws to put Cleveland State (2-2) up by three.
Jackson was also 8-for-12 from the free-throw line. J’Nathan Bullock added 19 points as the Vikings scored 24 points off 17 Florida State turnovers.
The Seminoles struggled offensively in the first half, shooting just 25 percent and scoring only four points after 12 minutes. Florida State got its first lead since the start of the game with 13:03 remaining in the second. The Seminoles managed to shoot 47 percent in the second behind Uche Echefu and Toney Douglas, who had 13 points each. Echefu picked up the games lone double-double by pulling in 10 rebounds.
The Vikings held Seminoles leading scorer Swann, who entered the game averaging 22 points and 14-of-26 on 3-pointers, to 11 and 1-of-3 beyond the arch. Swann was also made 2-of-6 shots inside the paint. Jason Rich contributed 10 points and three assists.