November 19, 2004 - by
Florida State Upends Texas Southern, 71-62

Nov. 19, 2004


Final Stats

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida State newcomers Diego Romero and Ralph Mims
combined for 35 points in a season-opening 71-62 victory Friday over Texas
Southern.

Romero, a junior college transfer playing his first game in two seasons,
scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Seminoles (1-0). Mims, a
freshman guard, added 17 points and seven rebounds.

Two free throws by Sean Walker pulled Texas Southern to within 71-67 with
4:28 to play, before Mims finished off a 5-0 run for the Seminoles. His driving
layup with 46 seconds to play for a 66-57 lead finished off the Tigers (0-1).

Romero connected on 5 of 6 shots from the floor and 7 of 11 from the free
throw line, and freshman point guard Isaiah Swann added eight points for the
Seminoles.

Walker led Texas Southern with 18 points.

Florida State threatened to run away with the game midway through the second
half, opening up a 50-36 lead. The Tigers countered with 11 unanswered points,
capped by Justin Wilson’s 3-pointer, to get within 50-47, but the Tigers could
never get closer.

Wilson finished with 14 points and six rebounds, while Mike Sneed had 10
points and seven rebounds.

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