Jan. 22, 2005
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., – J.J. Redick scored a season-high 31 points and No. 4 Duke remained unbeaten with an 88-56 victory over Florida State on Saturday.
The Blue Devils (15-0, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) were never in trouble, jumping to an 18-8 lead and steadily building it to as many as 33 late in the game.
Redick waved bye-bye at Florida State’s student section after his fifth 3-point basket of the first half ripped through the net at buzzer. He scored 19 as the Blue Devils took a 44-26 halftime lead.
The 6-foot-4 sharpshooter was 9 of 18 from the floor, including 8 of 11 from 3-point distance and perfect in five tries at the line.
Isiah Swann came off the bench to lead Florida State with 13 points and Von Wafer added 10, eight in the second half.
Daniel Ewing added 14 points, and Shelden Williams contributed 11 points and 13 rebounds to help Duke to a 37-28 advantage on the boards. Shavlik Randolph was 5-for-5 from the field and finished with 10 points.
Florida State (10-9, 2-4) started cold, hitting just four of its first 20 field goal tries as Duke bolted to a 31-14 lead.
Duke shot 55.4 percent for the game to Florida State’s 33.3 percent.
Associated Press Writer