Dec 19, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Monte Cummings scored a career-high 28 points,
including eight in the final 3:14 Wednesday, as Florida State went on a 19-2
closing run to beat Cleveland State 76-63.
The game seesawed back-and-forth until the final minutes with 15 lead
changes and eight ties.
Delvon Arrington’s 3-point shot with 4:46 left gave the Seminoles (4-4) the
lead for good at 64-61 with 4:14 left. The 5-11 senior guard narrowly missed a
triple-double, finishing with nine points, nine assists and eight rebounds.
Cleveland State (3-4), led 41-40 at the half, and took a 61-57 on a free
throw by Theo Dixon with 6:54 left, but went scoreless the final 4:14 and went
without a field goal the final eight minutes.
Florida State shot 51.4 percent for the game – including 12 of 16 by
Cummings – compared to just 36.4 percent shooting for the Vikings.
Jamaal Harris, who hit 3 of 4 shots from 3-point range, led Cleveland State
with 19 points and Theo Dixon added 14.