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Boston's 3-point barrage buries FSU

Compiled from Times wires

© St. Petersburg Times, published December 29, 2002


TUCSON, Ariz. -- Matt Turner, Billy Collins and Chaz Carr each sank four 3-pointers and Boston University pulled away to beat Florida State 84-69 Saturday in the opener of the Fiesta Bowl Classic.

The Terriers (5-5) beat an ACC opponent for the second time in 19 tries to advance to the championship game Monday night against No. 4 Arizona. The Wildcats beat Davidson 95-69.

Boston sank four consecutive 3s -- two each by Carr and Collins -- in a 12-2 surge to take control for good 68-58 with 5:54 left.

Florida State (6-3), in its first season under coach Leonard Hamilton, was playing its first road game of the season after opening with a school-record eight at home. The Terriers made a season-high 14 3-pointers in 33 attempts compared with Florida State's 4-for-14.

Turner led Boston with 18 points, including 4 of 10 3-pointers. Collins added 15 points and six assists and sank 4 of 8 3s. Carr was 0-for-5 inside the 3-point line, but 4-for-7 outside for 12 points. He also had six assists.

Anthony Richardson scored 13 and Michael Joiner 11 for the Seminoles, who shot 31 percent in the second half. Trevor Harvey and Tim Pickett each added 10 points, but Pickett was 2-for-12 from the field.

The teams fought through a tight first half, with Boston leading 36-33 at halftime.

Pickett's two free throws tied it for the final time at 56 with 8:55 left. Carr started and finished the 3-point binge, with Collins sinking a pair in between to put Boston up 68-58.

Michael Joiner, who had 10 rebounds, scored on a layup to cut it to 70-63 with 4:57 left, but Turner followed with a 3-pointer to boost it to 73-63 with 4:57 remaining. Turner made all six free throws in the final 1:53 to seal the win.

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