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FSU looks to ACC with rout
By wire services
Published December 23, 2005
TALLAHASSEE - Alexander Johnson led six double-figure scorers with 15 as FSU cruised to a 108-73 victory Thursday over Campbell.
Extending its winning streak to six games, FSU (8-1) finished its non-conference schedule to secure its best start since opening the 2003-04 season with 10 consecutive victories.
Campbell (3-6) closed an early 21-point deficit to 36-25 on Maurice Latham's driving layup with 3:52 to play in the half.
The Seminoles scored the final 11 points of the first half for a 51-27 lead. The closing run included a pair of free throws from Ralph Mims that established a new school record of 33 consecutive free throws made. Jim Oler held the record of 31, set in 1953-54.
Al Thornton and Mims contributed 11 points each for FSU, while Todd Galloway, Jason Rich and Casaan Breeden finished with 10 each.
Johnson had six points as the Seminoles ran off 14 unanswered points in a three-minute stretch to start the second half.
Latham led the Fighting Camels with 19 points.
The Seminoles next face Nebraska on Dec. 31 in the Orange Bowl Classic at Sunrise.
It win was the Seminoles' highest-scoring win since they scored 108 on Jacksonville on Dec. 14, 1996.
FORMER 'NOLE SENTENCED TO LIFE: Former FSU star Norwood "Pee Wee" Barber Jr. was sentenced to life in prison for conspiracy to distribute drugs, his third conviction on drug-dealing charges. Barber, 41, was convicted in July of conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine.
A juco transfer, Barber led FSU in scoring in 1985-86 and 1986-87. In two seasons, Barber scored 1,062 points and averaged 18 points. He was drafted by the Trail Blazers in 1987, but didn't make the team.