Dec. 30, 2002
By BOB BAUM
AP Sports Writer
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – Junior-college transfer Tim Pickett scored a
career-high 32 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and had seven steals to lead Florida
State past Davidson 82-66 Monday night in the consolation game of the Fiesta
The Seminoles (7-3), who lost to Boston University 84-69 in Saturday’s first
round, took control with a 10-0 run early in the second half to go up 46-36 on
Pickett’s 3-pointer with 15:56 to play.
Conor Grace’s 3-pointer cut the lead to 59-52 with 10:25 to go, but Florida
State responded with a 9-1 surge to make it 68-53 on Michael Joiner’s basket
with 5:53 to go.
Davidson (6-3) never got closer than 10 again.
Pickett, whose previous high in his brief career at Florida State was 23
points, made 5-of-11 3-pointers. After making just 4-of-13 shots in the first
half, he was 7-for-9 in the second, including 3-of-5 3-pointers. Pickett’s 11
rebounds matched his career best.
Grace and Wayne Bernard scored 14 apiece for Davidson. Peter Anderer scored
13 but was just 2-for-9 on 3-pointers. Ian Johnson scored 10.
The Seminoles, in their first season under coach Leonard Hamilton,
outrebounded Davidson 41-29. Florida State shot 60 percent in the second half
(15-for-25), compared with 35 percent for the Wildcats (11-for-16).
Davidson, one of the top 3-point shooting teams in the country, finished
9-for-33 from long range. Florida State was 7-for-19.
It was the first victory away from home for the Seminoles, who played their
first eight games in Tallahassee, a school record.
Davidson shot just under 40 percent for the game, the 10th time the
Seminoles have held an opponent under 46 percent this season.