March 23, 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Jake Sullivan and Marcus Jefferson each hit two
free throws in the final eight seconds Tuesday to give Iowa State a 62-59
victory over Florida State in the second round of the NIT.
Florida State had pulled within two, 58-56, on a pair of free throws by Tim
Pickett with 51.1 seconds left.
Jefferson’s two free throws put Iowa State ahead by four points with eight
seconds left, but Andrew Wilson’s 3-pointer made it 60-59 before Sullivan iced
the game with his two free throws in the final second.
Florida State (19-14) fell behind early and trailed by as many as 14 points
at 35-21 in the second half, but caught up to tie once, at 47-all, on Wilson’s
Iowa State (19-13) led 33-20 at the half as Florida State shot only 23.2
percent, making only one of its final 17 attempts before halftime.
Sullivan, who finished with a game-high 19 points, put Iowa State ahead
16-12 with 11 early points, including three straight 3-point shots.
His 3-point play, a layup and free throw, broke the 47-all tie and Iowa
State never trailed.