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Florida State Downs Miami, 72-55

Dec 8, 2002


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By BRENT KALLESTAD
Associated Press Writer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.Tim Pickett scored 17 points – all in the first
half – and Anthony Richardson added 14 Sunday as Florida State bounced back
from its first loss of the season with a 72-55 victory over Miami.

It was the first time Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton was up against
his former team, now coached by Perry Clark.

James Jones scored 14 points and Darius Rice 11 for Miami, which shot just
28.3 percent in the game and 21.7 percent from 3-point range.

Both teams were ragged, combining for 39 turnovers and 41 personal fouls.

Pickett hit four shots from 3-point range to go along with five first half
free throws as the Seminoles (4-1) took a 39-28 halftime lead.

Richardson scored 10 of his points in the second half, including three slam
dunks, after Miami (3-2) tightened up on Pickett.

Freshman Todd Galloway also finished in double figures with 11 points for
the Seminoles, who lost a 58-57 game Friday to Florida when a last-second shot
failed.

But Sunday was another story.

Nate Johnson hit two straight jump shots – one from 3-point distance – to
spark an 11-0 run that gave Florida State a 50-33 lead 4:15 into the second
half and the Seminoles were never threatened – opening their biggest advantage
at 66-47 with 5:10 left in the game.

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