December 30, 2002 - by
Seminoles Take Out Davidson, 82-66, In Fiesta Bowl Classic.

Dec. 30, 2002


Box Score

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
Bowl Classic.

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.

Anthony Richardson and Joiner added 12 points apiece for the Seminoles.
Trevor Harvey scored 10.

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.

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