Dec 28, 2002
By BOB BAUM
AP Sports Writer
TUCSON, Ariz. – Matt Turner, Billy Collins and Chaz Carr each sank four
3-pointers and Boston University pulled away to beat Florida State 84-69
Saturday in the opener of the Fiesta Bowl Classic.
The Terriers (5-5) beat an ACC opponent for the second time ever – in 19
tries – to advance to the tournament championship game Monday night against
fourth-ranked Arizona. The Wildcats beat Davidson 95-69.
Boston sank four consecutive 3-pointers – two each by Carr and Collins – in
12-2 surge to take control for good 68-58 with 5:54 left in the game.
Florida State (6-3), in its first season under coach Leonard Hamilton, was
playing its first road game of the season after opening with a school-record
eight straight at home.
The Terriers made a season-high 14 3-pointers in 33 attempts, compared with
Florida State’s 4-for-14.
Turner led Boston with 18 points, including 4-of-10 3’s. Collins added 15
points and six assists and sank 4-of-8 3-pointers. Carr was 0-for-5 inside the
3-point line, but 4-for-7 outside it for 12 points. He also had six assists.
Anthony Richardson scored 13 and Michael Joiner 11 for the Seminoles, who
shot just 31 percent in the second half. Trevor Harvey and Tim Pickett each
added 10 points, but Pickett was just 2-for-12 from the field.
The teams fought through a tight first half, with Boston leading 36-33 at
Puckett’s two free throws tied the game for the final time at 56-56 with
8:55 to go. Carr started and finished the 3-point binge, with Collins sinking a
pair in between to put Boston up 68-58.
Michael Joiner, who had 10 rebounds, scored on a layup to cut it to 70-63
with 4:57 to go, but Turner followed with a 3-pointer to boost it to 73-63 with
4:57 to go. Turner made all six of his free throws in the final 1:53 to seal