Nov. 9, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State men’s basketball team plays host to the EA All-Star team in an exhibition game at the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center Saturday at Noon. The game at the Civic Center is free of admission and open to the public.
Saturday’s game is the second of two exhibition games on the Seminoles’ schedule before they open the regular season against Florida Nov. 16 in Gainesville.
Senior Antwuan Dixon hit a 3-point shot with 10 seconds remaining in the second half to lead the Florida State men’s basketball team to a 62-61 victory over the Nike Elite All-Stars in the Seminoles’ first exhibition game at the Leon County Civic Center Nov. 4.
Dixon’s basket from the left of the top of the key came after Nike’s Darnell Haskins had put his team ahead with a short jumper and a free throw in the final 35 seconds of the game.
The game was the first exhibition of the pre-season for Florida State and the third for the Nike All-Stars. The Seminoles close their exhibition Saturday at home against the EA All-Stars while Nike falls to 0-3 on its eight-game tour of the ACC, SEC and Big East.
Dixon finished with a team-high tying 13 points with none more important that his final shot of the game. Dixon received a pass from senior point guard Delvon Arrington who had penetrated into the lane before kicking the ball out to Dixon. Dixon hit the bottom of the net to give the Seminoles the victory.
Nike missed on a chance at the buzzer to win the game when Haskins, who had seven points, was off the mark on the final shot of the game.