December 30, 1998
HONOLULU (AP) – Terrell Baker made up for a horrendous free throw shooting in the final minute of regulation by scoring nine points in overtime, including
four of five from the foul line, to lead Florida State to an 80-76 victory
Wednesday over Murray State.
The Seminoles (7-5) appeared to have the fifth place game of the Rainbow
Classic clinched, leading 62-55 with 51.2 seconds left in regulation.
However, Aubrey Reese rallied the Racers (10-2), tieing it at 66 with a pair
of free throws with 11 ticks left in regulation. A 25-foot shot by Florida
State’s Adrian Crawford bounced off the rim to send the game into an extra
Over the final 42 seconds of regulation, Baker missed six of eight free
However, he atoned for the misses by knocking down two free throws with 2:40
left in overtime to give Florida State the lead for good.
Murray State edged to within three points three times over the 40 seconds,
but could not get any closer.
Baker and Murray State’s Aubrey Reese shared scoring honors with 29 apiece.
The Racers had a huge advantage in rebounds, 50 to 28, including 22 off the
offensive boards, but they could not offset the 10 point differential in free