Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Douglas' scoring spree lifts 'Noles

TALLAHASSEE — Toney Douglas had 30 points, 12 in the last 4:36 of the first half, and added six rebounds to lead Florida State past Coastal Carolina 82-70 on Saturday.

Douglas scored 20 in the first half, when the Chanticleers led by as many as 15 points. He finished 9-of-15 from the field, including 6-of-9 from 3-point range.

The Seminoles (4-0) had their best outside shooting performance of the season, connecting on 11 of 23 3s (47.8 percent) after shooting just 30 percent during their first three games.

Coastal Carolina (0-3) took a 22-10 lead on Mario Edwards' 3-pointer with 9:15 left in the first half, then went up 25-10 when Logan Johnson hit a 3 with 8:35 left.

The Chanticleers still led 27-13 after Darius Steger's layup with 7:59 left before FSU went on an 8-0 run, capped by Luke Loucks' layup with 5:38 left. Douglas hit four 3-pointers in the final 4:36 of the half, including one as time expired, to give the Seminoles a 45-42 lead.

FSU's full-court defensive pressure forced the Chanticleers into 22 turnovers. The Seminoles recorded nine steals in the first half and 15 for the game. Douglas and Chris Singleton had four steals each.

FSU 82

CCU 70

Douglas' scoring spree lifts 'Noles 11/22/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 10:17am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Why don't defensive players get more Heisman Trophy love?

    Blogs

    In a story we posted online earlier today (and coming to your doorstep in Sunday's Tampa Bay Times), I made my case for why Florida State safety Derwin James should be a preseason …

    Boston College defensive end Harold Landry didn't get any Heisman love last year, despite leading the country in sacks.
  2. On the defensive: Heisman history not in Derwin James' favor

    College

    The lowdown on Derwin James? "No offense to (Michigan's Jabrill) Peppers (a Heisman finalist last year)," ESPN analyst Rex Ryan says, "but he only wished he was the player this kid was." (Monica Herndon, Times)
  3. Kevin Kiermaier: Return to action Thursday 'didn't set the world on fire'

    The Heater

    Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier's return from the hip injury that sidelined him since June 8 could have gone better Thursday in Port Charlotte. He broke two bats and went hitless in two at bats while playing for the Class A Charlotte Stone Crabs.

    Kevin Kiermaier takes cuts in the cage during batting practice before the game between the Rays and Texas Rangers Saturday at Tropicana Field. [WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times]
  4. Live updates, what you need to know about Bucs training camp (w/photos, video)

    Bucs

    Bucs training camp is here.

    This morning was the first of 13 practices that are free and open to the general public, so we have all the details to answer your questions about where and when and so on.

    Dirk Koetter is nothing if not precise, with practices starting at 8:45 a.m. and running until 10:27. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]
  5. Fennelly: It's high time for Bucs to take Tampa Bay back

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Welcome to the proving ground.

    Bucs training camp begins today.

    Hard Knocks and flop sweat.

    Work and more work.

    "We have a lot to prove,'' wide receiver Mike Evans (13) says. "We're good on paper, but we've got to do it." [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]