November 20, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Greg Stolt came off the bench to hit five 3-point shots in the second half Friday night as Florida – with four freshmen starting – took an 82-66 victory at archrival Florida State.
The Gators (2-0) raced to a 36-16 lead only to watch Florida State close to
within five, 46-41, early in the second half. But Stolt hit three straight from
long range and LaDarius Halton added another – all within 1:50 – to key a 16-3
run that boosted Florida to a 62-44 lead.
Brent Wright led Florida with 16 points while Halton and Teddy Dupay added
14 and 13 points respectively.
Mike Miller, who led Florida with 25 points in its opener, had eight points.
Oliver Simmons led four Florida State players in double figures with 15
points. Adrian Crawford and Terrell Baker added 13 points each and 7-2 Karim
Shabazz chipped in with 11 points to go along with a game-high 13 rebounds.
In its first road test of the season, the young Gators shot 58.8 percent
from the floor, including 9 of 17 from 3-point distance.
Florida State made only 4 of 24 from long range and finished with a 33.3
percent overall shooting percentage.