November 21, 2003 - by
Men’s Basketball Opens Season With 69-49 Win Over Maine

Nov 21, 2003


Box Score

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP)Tim Pickett scored 18 points and Anthony Richardson
added 16 as Florida State opened the season Friday with a 69-49 victory over
the Maine Black Bears.

Richardson scored eight of his points in a late 17-4 surge, was capped by
two 3-point baskets by Pickett, as the Seminoles wore down the visitors and
opened a 68-46 lead with just over a minute left.

Jermaine Jackson was the lone Maine player in double figures with 12 points,
but he made just 3 of 12 shots.

Both clubs shots poorly in a game interrupted in the first half for nearly
20 minutes by a malfunctioning 35-second clock. The teams played the last 5:56
of the half without a shot clock. It was restored for the second half.

Maine shot 32.7 percent and only 26.9 percent from 3-point range. Florida
State hit 38.9 percent of his tries with Richardson shooting 6-for-9.

Maine did have a 38-37 advantage in rebounds, but committed 21 turnovers
that led to 20 Florida State points.

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