Dec. 9, 2000
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Corey Moore and Matt Freije combined to ignite a
16-3 run that opened the second half as Vanderbilt defeated Florida State 72-60
The Commodores (8-1) got seven points from Moore and five from Freije during
the decisive stretch that turned a 32-29 halftime lead over the Seminoles (1-7)
into a commanding 48-32 lead at the 13:38 mark.
Florida State never drew any closer than eight points the remainder of the
Depth was a key factor for the Commodores, who got 38 of their 72 points
Sam Howard came off the bench to pace Vanderbilt with 16 points.
Moore, usually a starter but bothered recently by a pulled stomach muscle
that has prevented him from practicing in recent days, scored 14 points in a
reserve role for the Commodores. Greg LaPointe added 10 points for Vanderbilt.
Moore also tied LaPointe for the team high in rebounds with seven. Five of
Moore’s seven rebounds came on the offensive end.
Adrian Crawford of Florida State led all scorers with 25 points, the only
Seminole player to reach double figures.
Vanderbilt did a much better job taking care of the basketball than Florida
State. The Commodores had just nine turnovers, compared to 20 for the
Vanderbilt plays host to Furman on Dec. 16. Florida State is home against
Jacksonville on Dec. 17.