Seminoles' shooting saves day after scare

Associated Press
Published November 17, 2007

DAYTONA BEACH - Isaiah Swann hit six 3-pointers to lead Florida State to a 78-70 win over UAB at the Glenn Wilkes Classic on Friday night at the Ocean Center.

Swann, who went 6-for-11 from 3-point range, had a game-high 28 points.

The Seminoles had an 11-point lead with 6:54 remaining, but Blazers forward Lawrence Kinnard and guard Robert Vaden helped trim the lead to four. They had 19 and 17 points respectively.

Florida State (3-0) shot 71 percent from 3-point range and 73 percent inside the paint in the second half.

The Seminoles, who face Cleveland State at 6 p.m. today, also shot 87.5 percent from the free-throw line (14-for-16) to 60 percent for the Blazers (9-for-15.)

Besides Swann, three other Seminoles scored in doubles digits: Toney Douglas had 11 and guard Jason Rich and forward Uche Echefu each had 10.

Alabama-Birmingham (2-1) led 35-33 at halftime, but made just two free throws in the second half. The Blazers gave up 17 points off 13 turnovers in the game.

Guard Paul Delaney III added 12 points and five assists for the Blazers.

SIGNING: Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton added a fifth highly touted signee in sharpshooting 6-3 guard Deividas Dulkys from Findlay Prep (Nev.) by way of Lithuania.

Times staff writer Brian Landman contributed to this report.

FSU 78

UAB 70