Dec. 13, 2008
ATLANTA, GA (AP) – Toney Douglas scored 23 points and Florida State withstood a furious Georgia State comeback Saturday, holding on for a 62-57 win.
Florida State (9-1) led by 19 points midway through the second half, only to lose the momentum and allow Georgia State (3-6) to fight its way back into the game. Georgia State’s Leonard Mendez missed a 3-pointer with five seconds left that would have tied the game at 60.
The rebound was grabbed in traffic by the Seminoles’ Derwin Kitchen, who was playing his first game since becoming eligible. Kitchen, a transfer from Iowa Western Community College, then hit two free throws to seal the victory.
The win gives Florida State its best start since 2003-04, when the Seminoles began the season 10-0.
Georgia State was led by Trae Goldston, who scored a career-high 24 points and made four 3-pointers.