November 23, 2004 - by
Seminoles Fall Short to Islanders, 70-67

Nov. 23, 2004

Final Stats

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Travis Bailey’s 3-pointer with 27 seconds to play broke a 65-all tie and his two free throws with four seconds left lifted Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to a 70-67 upset of Florida State on Monday night.

Florida State guard Todd Galloway’s desperation 3-pointer as the final horn sounded bounced out of the rim, sealing the victory.

Bailey, one of four senior starters for the Division I independent Islanders (2-0), scored a career-high 29 points. It was the first win over an Atlantic Coast Conference team for the six-year old program, and arguably its biggest.

The Seminoles (1-1) scored the final 11 points to close the first half for a 36-32 lead, but couldn’t sustain that momentum. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi opened the second half with a 13-2 run as Florida State missed its first seven shots.

After trailing by as many as eight points, the Seminoles got back in the game behind Al Thornton’s 15 points. FSU took its only lead of the second half at 61-60 with 4:22 to play on a pair of Von Wafer free throws.

A pair of free throws by Josh Ervin and Seth Engelken’s 3-pointer gave the Islanders a 65-61 lead. Andrew Wilson tipped in a Thornton miss to tie the game at 65 before Bailey finished off the Seminoles.

Diego Romero, Galloway and Wafer each scored 10 points for the Seminoles, expected to be an NCAA contender in their second season under Leonard Hamilton.

This story is from’s automated news wire.

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