Feb. 10, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Archie Miller drained a pair of critical 3-pointers
to help stave off a furious Florida State comeback as North Carolina State won
76-67 Sunday afternoon.
Miller hit the shots in the middle of a Florida State run that trimmed an
18-point deficit to four, 57-53, with 4:33 to play. He finished off a team-high
17-point performance by connecting on six free throws in the final 48 seconds
to help the Wolfpack (18-6, 7-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) hold on for their
second consecutive road win.
The Seminoles (10-12, 3-8) suffered their fifth consecutive loss.
Delvon Arrington, limited to two points in 12 ineffective minutes during the
first half, led the Seminoles’ comeback and all scorers with 19 points.
Anthony Grundy, N.C. State’s leading scorer on the season, overcame a
sluggish first half with nine of his 13 points in the final 2:25, but the
Wolfpack’s biggest basket came from freshman Julius Hodge.
Hodge’s drive to the basket, to beat the shot clock, gave N.C. State a 59-53
play, which proved to be a comfortable lead.