Nov. 14, 2010
|Players of the Game|
GREENSBORO, N.C. (seminoles.com) –
Junior All-American candidate Chris Singleton had a triple-double of 22 points, 11 rebounds and 10 steals as Florida State defeated UNC Greensboro, 97-73, at the Greensboro Coliseum. Singletons’ triple double was the third in school history and the first in ACC history consisting of double figures in points, rebounds and steals. His 10 steals established a single game school record, a personal best, one off the ACC record and were the most in a game by an ACC player since Duke’s Kenny Dennard earned 11 steals on Feb. 3, 1979.
Singleton’s triple double was the first by a Florida State player since Bob Sura earned 19 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists against NC State on Jan. 15, 1995. The only other triple double in school history was a 12 point, 16 rebound, 10 assist performance by Reggie Royals vs. Georgia Southern on Dec. 1, 1972.
Singleton’s steals were the most by a Division I player since Ricky Woods of Southeast Louisiana also had 10 steals vs. Lamar on March 3, 2006.
Sophomore Michael Snaer and freshman Okaro White each added 16 points each as the Seminoles improved to 2-0 as they played their second game in three days to open the season.
The Spartans (0-2) were led by a trio of freshman in double figures in their Greensboro Coliseum debuts. David Williams led UNCG with 16 points and Aloysius Henry added 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field. Cody Henegar also had 12 points and nearly had a double-double as he recorded nine rebounds.
In addition to his 22 points, Singleton also had a game-high 11 rebounds and 10 steals for the Seminoles (2-0) to record the first triple-double of his career. Singleton added six assists and four blocks, as well, in the winning effort. Derwin Kitchen was also in double figures for Florida State as he had 11 points on 4-5 shooting.
Florida State played well from the tip as it forced four turnovers on UNCG’s first five possessions. The Seminoles jumped out to an early 12-4 lead as Singleton had 10 of the 12 points in the opening 4:14. Florida State continued to take advantage of UNCG turnovers as it turned 26 Spartan miscues into 32 points for the game.
The Seminoles continued to build upon their lead in the opening stanza as they went up by 14 at 26-12 on a 3-pointer by Luke Loucks. The Spartans came back with a trey by Brandon Evans and a jumper by Williams to pull within single digits, 28-19.
But that was as close as UNCG would get the rest of the afternoon as Florida State extended its lead to as many as 19 in the first half before taking a 46-29 lead into halftime.
Florida State continues it opening week blitz as they play host to Gardner Webb on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee.