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FSU Rallies Past Birmingham Southern, 56-47

Dec 15, 2002


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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP)Tim Pickett scored 19 points as Florida State
overcame an eight-point halftime deficit Sunday in a 56-47 win over visiting
Birmingham-Southern.

Pickett also led the Seminoles (5-1) with a trio of 3-point shots in the
contest, which ended Birmingham-Southern’s four-game win streak.

The Panthers (4-3), paced by Corey Watkins’ 13 points, have been perfect at
home but dropped all three of their road games. Watkins was the only
Birmingham-Southern player to score in double digits against Florida State’s
swarming defense.

Florida State hit only 5-of-12 free throws in the first half but was
17-of-19 after the break. Birmingham-Southern did not get a single free-throw
opportunity in the second half.

Trailing 33-25 at halftime, the Seminoles earned their first lead of the
second half with 10:14 left. Freshman guard Todd Galloway drained a three-point
shot to make it 41-39.

Florida State increased its lead on a jumper by Pickett and by going 8-of-10
from the line. Nate Johnson’s three-pointer at the 2:03 mark sealed it at
54-45.

Galloway, who scored 12, saw increased time because starting sophomore guard
Andrew Wilson is out seven to 10 weeks with a wrist injury sustained Dec. 8 in
a win over Miami.

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