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Freshman off bench rallies Florida State Seminoles over Western Kentucky

SUNRISE — Chris Singleton was held out of Florida State's starting lineup for the first time Sunday, and he liked coming off the bench just fine.

The 6-foot-9 freshman scored a season-high 18 and sparked a decisive spurt in the second half that helped the Seminoles beat Western Kentucky 82-69 in the Orange Bowl Classic.

After shooting 1-for-9 in a loss to Pitt a week earlier, Singleton found himself in a reserve role. At one point during the game, he went 3-for-5 from 3-point range, grabbed six rebounds, blocked three shots and made two steals in 29 minutes.

"I love coming off the bench," he said. "I'll do it every game."

"I'm not sure he'll be doing much of that," coach Leonard Hamilton said.

Toney Douglas scored 27 for FSU, which trailed by five in the second half before breaking the game open with a 20-3 run.

The Seminoles (12-2) remained unbeaten in their seven meetings against Western Kentucky (7-4). This is the earliest the Seminoles have ever reached a dozen victories.

"I would love to be ranked," Singleton said. "We'll keep battling until we are. We will be ranked this year."

In 18 seconds, Singleton scored on a follow, blocked a shot and made a 3-pointer to put FSU up 53-51.

"His best basketball is ahead of him," Hamilton said.

FSU 82

W. Ky. 69

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Freshman off bench rallies Florida State Seminoles over Western Kentucky 12/28/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 2:35pm]
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