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Seminoles Stomp Wagner, 83-62

Dec 18, 2003


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By BRENT KALLESTAD
Associated Press Writer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP)Anthony Richardson and Tim Pickett each scored six
points during an 18-0 run to start the second half as Florida State remained
unbeaten with a 83-62 victory over winless Wagner on Wednesday night.

Florida State (9-0) is off to its best start in school history.

The latest victory came in a second-round game in the Pittsburgh Holiday
Hoops Classic. The Seminoles now advance to play Chicago State on Saturday in
Pittsburgh and then against the host Panthers on Monday.

Pickett finished with 14 points, followed by 12 from Richardson and 10 from
freshman Alexander Johnson.

Jamal Webb scored 13 points and Doug Viegas 11 for Wagner (0-6). The
Seahawks, who play Georgetown, Ky., in the tournament Saturday, shot only 31.6
percent.

Florida State had too much size and too much depth, outscoring Wagner 30-10
in the paint and 40-24 off the bench.

The unranked Seminoles built an early 22-9 lead, but led just 41-34 at the
half before jumping out to a 59-34 lead in the first six minutes of the second
half.

Florida State twice started with 8-0 records, in the 1977-78 and 1988-89
seasons.

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