December 30, 2003 - by

Seminoles Shoot Out Stetson, 87-72

Dec. 30, 2003


Box Score

DELAND, Fla. (AP) – Florida State guards Nate Johnson, Tim Pickett and Von
Wafer led an assault that resulted in a team record 17 3-pointers and an 87-72
victory over Stetson late Tuesday.

Johnson, a senior, scored a career-high 20 points highlighted by 6-of-6
shooting from 3-point range. Wafer, a true freshman, came off the bench in the
first half and scored his 11, including three consecutive 3-point baskets, in
13 minutes; Pickett, a senior guard who leads FSU with a 14.3 scoring average,
had 12 points on four 3-point baskets.

FSU (12-1) broke its single-game record of 14 3-point field goals against
Jacksonville in the 1996-97 season. FSU shot 56.7 percent (17 of 30) from
behind the 3-point arc and at one point in the first half made eight straight
baskets from 3-point range.

Stetson (2-5) lost its fifth straight. Sophomore guard E.J. Gordon scored 23
points, his 22nd consecutive game in double figures, to lead the Hatters.
Sophomore guard Anthony Register added 17.

The win keeps FSU on pace to match its best start ever, a 16-1 run in the
1971-72 season that saw the Seminoles reach the finals of the NCAA tournament.
FSU, placed just behind No. 25 Marquette in this week’s poll, plays at No. 14
Florida at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The game was tied 10-10 before Wafer led FSU on a 14-2 run midway through
the first half, scoring on a baseline layup and then hitting three straight
3-point baskets.

The Seminoles led 51-32 at the break.

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