Dec. 30, 2008
GREENSBORO, N.C. –
Florida State senior guard Toney Douglas, who scored a game-high 27 points, pulled down five rebounds, earned five assists (against zero turnovers), blocked two shots and earned two steals in leading the Seminoles past Western Kentucky and earning Most Valuable Player honors at the Orange Bowl Classic, was named the ACC Player of the Week on Dec. 29. He played 35 minutes in making eight shots from the field (three from 3-point range) and eight free throws in helping Florida State win its 12th game of the season.
Douglas scored 16 of his 27 points in the second half – when the Seminoles need him the most. He scored six points and added an assist on a 3-point shot in the first 10 minutes of the second half to help Florida State re-gain the lead after falling behind by as many as four points. He then added 10 points in the final 10 minutes of the second half – with each score increasing the Seminoles’ lead – in leading Florida State to the victory over the Hilltoppers who had earlier this season defeated then No. 9 ranked Louisville.
In addition to his 27 points, Douglas helped account for 14 points as he assisted on four 3-point shots and a lay-up and three points on two steals. All in all, Douglas statistically accounted for 44 of the Seminoles’ 82 points.
Douglas’s 27-point performance marked his ACC-leading eighth 20+ point performance of the season while his five assist, zero turnover performance tied his season-high for assists and was the first time this season that he was not charged with a turnover in a game. His two blocked shots marked the third straight game that he has blocked at least one shot with five blocks coming in his last three games.