Nov. 9, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State center Nigel Dixon hit a two-foot shot with 10 seconds remaining to give the Seminoles an 87-85 win over the One World All-Stars in Thursday’s exhibition game.
Florida State nearly lost a 14-point lead in the final minutes when point guard Delvon Arrington had the ball stripped by the All-Stars’ John Thomas, whose layup
with 21 seconds left tied the game at 85-85. Arrington responded d by getting the assist on Dixon’s game-winning basket.
Seminole head coach Steve Robinson was pleased with his team’s performance, but still feels there is much room for improvement.
“We’re not as good as we’re going to get, but that’s early season.” Robinson said.” As the season progresses, I think guys will do a better job at getting to the right spot.”
Small forward Michael Campbell of the One World All-Stars led all scorers with 31 points. He also hit a 3-pointer with 39 seconds left to cut Florida State’s lead to only two.
Thursday’s scrimmage was the last for the Seminoles, who open their season Nov. 17 against the University of Florida.
Florida State small forward Adrian Crawford hit 5 of 7 shots to finish with 19 points. Arrington, who is expected to be the senior leader on the team, contributed with 17 points and 11 assists and only three turnovers in 30 minutes of play.