March 23, 2004 - by

Seminoles Bounced From NIT By Iowa State, 62-59

March 23, 2004


Box Score

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Jake Sullivan and Marcus Jefferson each hit two
free throws in the final eight seconds Tuesday to give Iowa State a 62-59
victory over Florida State in the second round of the NIT.

Florida State had pulled within two, 58-56, on a pair of free throws by Tim
Pickett with 51.1 seconds left.

Jefferson’s two free throws put Iowa State ahead by four points with eight
seconds left, but Andrew Wilson’s 3-pointer made it 60-59 before Sullivan iced
the game with his two free throws in the final second.

Florida State (19-14) fell behind early and trailed by as many as 14 points
at 35-21 in the second half, but caught up to tie once, at 47-all, on Wilson’s
first 3-pointer.

Iowa State (19-13) led 33-20 at the half as Florida State shot only 23.2
percent, making only one of its final 17 attempts before halftime.

Sullivan, who finished with a game-high 19 points, put Iowa State ahead
16-12 with 11 early points, including three straight 3-point shots.

His 3-point play, a layup and free throw, broke the 47-all tie and Iowa
State never trailed.

Adam Waleskowski led Florida State with 14 points and 10 rebounds and
Alexander Johnson added 12 points. Pickett scored seven points and made only 1
of 13 tries from 3-point range.

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