WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2004
Basketball Falls To Florida State, 101-57
Dec. 21, 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Antonio Cool scored a team-high 12 points and Mario Brown scored a career-best 11 in his first start of the season, but Florida State used a 34-3 run during a 10-minute stretch to break open a two-point game and cruise to a 101-57 win over the Dolphins at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. JU (4-4), which lost consecutive games for the first time all season, trailed 29-27 with 5:02 to play in the first half. Florida State (6-5) won for the 13th straight time over the Dolphins. It was JU's worse loss since Nov. 27, 1990, when the Dolphins lost at North Carolina, 104-61.
Von Wafer scored a game-high 17 points to lead five Seminoles in double figures, while Alexander Johnson added 16 and Anthony Richardson posted his first career double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Florida State's depth proved too much for JU as 11 different Seminoles scored and FSU's bench accounted for 67 points. Florida State turned 27 JU turnovers into 43 points and outscored the Dolphins 54-18 in the paint.
JU matched the Seminoles basket-for-basket through the first 15 minutes of the game. Haminn Quaintance fed Brown for a one-handed dunk at the 13:20 mark to give the Dolphins an 11-8 lead. FSU regained the lead and stretched it to 26-17, but JU answered with a 10-3 run and Quaintance's 15-foot jumper with 5:02 to play pulled JU back to 29-27. The Seminoles responded with 13 unanswered points and closed the half on a 19-2 run for a 46-29 halftime lead. FSU opened the second half on a 15-0 run and JU did not scored until the 15:07 mark.
The Dolphins shot a season low 39 percent for the game, including a season-low 21 percent from outside the arc. JU attempted 28 three-pointers and hit just 11of-21 free throws. Quaintance finished with eight points, five rebounds and three assists. JU shooting guards David Lee and B.J. Surry shot a combined 4-of-19, including 2-of-16 from three-point range.
The Dolphins return to action on Dec. 29 against Eckerd College at 7 p.m. at Swisher Gymnasium in the their final non-conference game of the season.
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