Dec. 16, 2004
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.
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.