December 16, 2004 - by
Florida State Dominates South Alabama

Dec. 16, 2004

Box Score

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Reserve senior forward Adam Waleskowski scored a career-high 24 points as Florida State pulled away from South Alabama in the second half Thursday for its most lopsided victory of the season, 83-52.

The Seminoles (5-4) opened a 45-33 lead with 15:05 to play on a Waleskowski three-point play and followed with a 9-0 run.

South Alabama (3-5) came into the game allowing just 61 points on average, but trailed 62-38 with 8:54 left in the game. The Seminoles connected on 30 of 55 shot attempts – 19 of 31 in the second half – and out-rebounded the Jaguars 48-25.

Al Thornton contributed 12 points off the bench as the Florida State reserves accounted for 53 points in all. Starters Jason Rich and Alexander Johnson had 11 and 10, respectively, for the Seminoles.

Carlos Smith led the Jaguars with 13 points and Richard Law added 11. Their leading scorer, Mario Jointer, managed just eight points on 2 of 13 shooting.

South Alabama led 18-17 with 6:41 to play in the first half following a Jointer 3-pointer, but the Seminoles used a 15-5 run to close the half for a 32-23 lead. The Jaguars managed just one field goal in the first after Jointer’s go-ahead basket.

The Seminoles out-rebounded the Jaguars 22-11 at the half and outscored the visitors 12-4 in the paint. South Alabama missed 18 of 25 before the break.

Florida State held a decided 19-10 advantage in bench scoring, led by 11 from Waleskowski.

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