Nov 23, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Nigel “Big Jelly” Dixon, Florida State’s
335-pound junior center, scored a career-high 28 points Friday to lead the
Seminoles to an 89-59 victory over Elon (N.C.) College.
Dixon scored Florida State’s first seven points in the game and finished
with 17 in the second half. He shot 13-of-18 from the field and grabbed a
game-high eight rebounds.
Florida State (2-1) led 43-30 at halftime and opened its biggest lead at
86-54 with 1:54 left in the game.
Elon (2-2) was led by Steven Harvin and Quinton McCleod, who each scored 10
points. The Phoenix, who are hoping to improve on a 9-20 record a year ago,
shot 42.6 percent from the field and were outmatched in rebounding where the
taller, heavier Seminoles enjoyed a 50-30 advantage.
Florida State shot 50 percent from the field and forced 18 turnovers.
Dixon’s previous career-high was 23 points last year against Rhode Island.