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Seminoles Slam Terps, 96-79

Jan. 30, 2007

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP)Al Thornton scored 27 points and Jason Rich added a career-high 24 points as Florida State defeated Maryland 96-79 Tuesday.

Florida State (16-6, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) made 30 of its first 43 shots to maintain a double-digit lead for most of the second half as it evened its ACC record halfway through the conference schedule after an 0-3 start.

Thornton, the ACC’s top scorer in league games, made 12 of 17 shots and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds while Rich was 10 of 12 from the field for Florida State, which shot 61.7 percent for the game and enjoyed a 33-19 rebound advantage.

Florida State led 49-46 in a sizzling first half.

The Seminoles, who led by as many as six on four occasions in the half, hit 18 of 28 for 64.3 percent with Maryland 19 of 30 for 63.3 percent. The Terrapins finished the game shooting 57.4 percent, but shot poorly at the free throw line where they made only 11 of 21.

Maryland (16-6, 2-5) was led by James Gist’s 23 points. Greivis Vasquez added 13 and Ekene Ibekwe 10. Gist made 10 of his 14 field goal tries.

Toney Douglas added 16 and Isaiah Swann 15 – including a pair of four-point plays when he was fouled on 3-point baskets – for Florida State, which travels to Duke on Sunday.

Maryland plays Saturday night at Wake Forest.

Click here to watch the entire FSU vs. Maryland game on ACC Select

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