December 16, 2008 - by
Florida State Defeats Tennesse Tech, 69-59

Dec. 16, 2008


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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP)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.

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