Thursday, March 09, 2006

Wake up the nation... or at least the state

Wake Forest stunned Florida State 78-66, outscoring the Seminoles by 20 points in the second half. Justin Gray had a monster game for the Deacons... scoring 25 points and dishing out 8 assists. The Deacon defense also picked up in the second half. The Deacs held the Seminoles to just 31% shooting in the second half -- that's down 23 percent from the first half. Wake Forest dominated the boards during the game. They pulled down 44 rebounds (13 offensive) compared to just 26 boards for the Seminoles. By losing, the 'Noles now risk not making the NCAA tournament. Most experts said that despite beating No. 1 Duke more than a week ago, Florida State still needed a win or two in order to make the tournament. Now, they might be on the outside looking in.

Final Stat Leaders:

Wake Forest
Points - Justin Gray - 25 pts
Rebounds - Trent Strickland - 10 rbs
Assists - Justin Gray - 8 ast

Florida State
Points - Al Thornton - 17 pts
Rebounds - Al Thornton - 8 rbs
Assists - Todd Galloway - 4 ast

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