Florida State Slips Past UAB 78-70

UABSPORTS.COM Lawrence Kinnard poured in 19 points Friday night
UABSPORTS.COM
Lawrence Kinnard poured in 19 points Friday night
UABSPORTS.COM

Nov. 16, 2007

Final Stats

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- 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. The Blazers led throughout the opening half, and took a 35-33 lead at halftime, but the Seminoles caught fire in the second half to pull away for the win.

The Blazers (2-1) were led by Lawrence Kinnard's 19 points on the evening. Junior Robert Vaden collected 17, while Paul Delaney III added 12 points and five assists.

The Blazers pulled out to a 23-18 lead midway through the opening half, but could not pull away.

Florida State (3-0) opened the second half on an 11-4 run to gain a five-point advantage, 44-39. However, the Blazers continued to fight back, and answered with a 13-6 run of their own to get a two-point lead, 52-50, with 12:50 remaining in the contest.

But the Seminoles answered, going on a 18-7 spurt over the next four minutes to pull ahead by 11 at 68-57.

UAB stayed tough and were able to pull within four (74-70) following a Vaden jumper with just over two minutes remaining. But that is as close as the Blazers would get.

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

Florida State shot 71 percent from beyond the arc and a 73 percentage inside the paint in the second half.

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

The Blazers gave up 17 points off 13 turnovers in the game.

UAB will look to rebound on Saturday, when it takes on Georgia Southern at 2:15 p.m. The game can be heard live on radio on WJOX 100.5 FM.