November 24, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Five Florida State players scored in double figures
Tuesday night as the Seminoles overcame a 27-point performance by Idaho’s
Gordon Scott to claim a 70-57 victory.
Terrell Baker came off the bench to lead Florida State with 17 points.
Oliver Simmons, Delvon Arrington and Karim Shabazz added 11 points apiece while
Adrian Crawford contributed 10 for the Seminoles.
Florida State (2-1) led 31-25 at halftime, but had to fend off a brief
second-half rally by the visiting Vandals, who took a 41-40 lead with 13:14
left in the game on a 3-point jump shot by Avery Curry.
But Florida State regained the lead for good on Baker’s 3-point jumper with
12:59 to go.
Idaho (1-1) was still within a point, 46-45, with 9:25 left on two free
trows by Mao Tosi before Florida State went on a 14-2 run to take a 60-47 lead
with 4:47 left on a 3-point shot by Crawford.
The Seminoles, who next play Dec. 1 at Virginia in their Atlantic Coast
Conference opener, took their biggest lead at 68-52 with 1:24 left on
Arrington’s free throw.
Scott, a 6-5 junior college transfer who had 15 points in Idaho’s opener,
hit 8 of 17 shots, including 4 of 10 from 3-point distance.
Curry, a Tallahassee high school product who transferred to Idaho after
playing two seasons for Florida State, added a dozen points for the Vandals.
Florida State shot 47.2 percent from the field compared to Idaho’s 33
percent and the Seminoles also enjoyed a 39-34 rebound advantage with the 7-2
Shabazz leading the way with nine.