March 1, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Tim Pickett posted a career-high 32 points and
grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Florida State over Virginia 73-59 on Saturday.
Pickett recorded more points than the Seminoles’ next three scorers
combined. The junior guard, who notched his third double-double, sank six
3-pointers and had a team-high three steals.
Todd Billet’s 19 points led Virginia (14-13, 5-9), which lost its sixth
straight game. Jason Clark added 11 and Devin Smith 8.
Poor shooting killed the Cavaliers: They shot 2-for-12 from the field
(0-for-5 on 3s) in the first 8 1/2 minutes after the break and scored just 4
points in the first 11 minutes of the second half.
Florida State, meanwhile, opened the second half with 9 unanswered points,
kicking off a 24-6 run that left the Cavaliers behind 58-43 with 8:31 to play.
Pickett started off 1-for-7 shooting from the field but was dead-on
afterward, shooting 8-for-11 for the remainder. He was perfect from the line