Seminoles travel to Gainesville for annual game against Gators.
ON DOUGLAS: All-America Third Team by the Associated Press and All-America Third Team by the Sporting News as he enjoyed one of the top seasons by any individual player at Florida State in the history of the program during the 2008-09 season...All-America Third Team by CollegeHoops.net...an All-ACC First Team selection, the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, the ACC Player of the Year runner-up, named to the All-ACC Tournament First Team and a two-time ACC Player of the Week as a senior as he led Florida State to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998 and into the ACC Championship game for the first time in school history...also an All-America First-Team selection by Rivals.com, named to the All-America Defensive Team by Fox Sports and an All-District First Team selection by the National Association of Basketball Coaches...finalist for the Bob Cousy Award as the nation's top point guard...the undisputed leader of Florida State's 2008-09 team....Florida State finished his senior season with a 25-10 record (tied for the second most over wins in school history) and a 10-6 record in ACC play (the third most wins in ACC play in school history)...under Douglas's leadership Florida State ranked No. 16 in the final Associated Press poll and No. 22 in the final ESPN/USA Today poll for the 2008-09 season...marked the Seminoles' first appearance in the final AP and ESPN/USA Today polls since the end of the 1992-93 season...with Douglas at the helm of Florida State's ship, the Seminoles were ranked as high as No. 16 in both polls during the regular season and were included in each of the final three polls of the regular season and in four polls during the season...led the ACC in scoring with a career-high 21.5 points per game average and the top scorer in the league with a single-season school record 751 points in 2009...also led the ACC in conference games only scoring with a 23.1 points per game scoring average and 369 total points...scored 2,180 points in his 130-game collegiate career for a 16.8 points per game average for his entire career...averaged better than 15 points per game in three of his four collegiate seasons...scored 525 points for a 16.9 points per game average in his only season at Auburn (2004-05) before transferring to Florida State where he was a star for the remaining three seasons of his career...scored 1,655 points in three seasons and 99 career games as a Seminole for a 16.7 points per game average...his 1,655 points as a Seminole ranks as the fifth-highest career point total and is the most ever by a player who played only three seasons at Florida State...his 21.5 points per game average during the 2008-09 season is the ninth highest single-season total in school history...his 16.7 points per game scoring average for his career is the fifth highest career scoring average in school history...finished his career ranked fourth in school history with 473 3-point field goals attempted; fifth with 178 3-point field goals made, fifth with 1,251 field goals attempted, seventh with 188 steals, seventh with 357 free throws made, eighth with 95 career starting assignments...ninth with a .376 3-point field goal shooting percentage, ninth with 99 games played, 12th with 443 free throws attempted and 12th with 560 field goals made and tied for 16th with 287 career assists, 12th in school history with 560 career field goals made, tied for 16th in school history with 287 career assists...ranks as the fifth best free throw shooter with a .806 free throw percentage for his Seminole career - he is one of only four players in school history to shoot 80 percent or better from the free throw line for his career...ranks ninth in school history as he shot .376 (178 of 443) from the 3-point line during his Seminole career...holds two of the top 25 single season 3-point field goal percentage marks for a single season in school history (.397 in 2006-07, tied for 17th and .385 in 2008-09, tied the 25th)...averaged more than 20 points against 11 of the Seminoles' 12 ACC opponents during the 2008-09 season...was held under the 20 point mark by only Boston College as the senior sharpshooter scored 19 in Florida State's only game against the Eagles...finished fifth in the ACC in 2009 with a 1.8 steals per game average...led the ACC in steals as a junior with a 2.6 steals per game and 90 total steals...he totaled 153 steals and a 2.2 steals per game average in his final two seasons as a collegian...averaged 1.78 steals per game for his entire 130 game career...only the third Seminole player in ACC history to lead the conference in steals following Charlie Ward in 1992 (75 steals / 2.7 spg) and Sam Cassell in 1993 (97 steals /2.7 spg)...ranked seventh nationally during the 2007-08 season with his career-high 2.6 steals per game average...his 90 steals during the 2007-08 season is ranked as the second highest single season total in school history...surpassed the 1,000 career-point mark against Minnesota as the Seminoles defeated the Golden Gophers in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 27, 2007 and surpassed the 2,000 point mark for his career in a victory over Clemson on Feb. 28, 2009...a three-time ACC Player of the Week honoree during his career, the MVP of the 2008 Global Sports Classic and named to the All-Tournament team at the 2007 Colonial Classic...played three seasons as a Seminole after starting at Auburn during his freshman season in 2004-05...averaged 16.9 points and earned Freshman All-America Third-Team honors during the 2004-05 season at Auburn...played in all 31 games and averaged 35.6 minutes played per game during his only season at Auburn...sat out the 2005-06 season because of NCAA transfer rules...Auburn finished with a 13-16 record and was 4-12 in the SEC during his only season On the Plains...named the MVP of the 2004 San Juan Shootout as he led the Tigers to the Championship game...named to the 2006 Colonial Classic All-Tournament team as a sophomore as he helped lead the Seminoles to three victories over McNeese State, Illinois State and SMU...earned the Charlie Ward Outstanding Defensive, Bob Sura Outstanding Offensive Player and Otto Petty Most Assists awards at the Seminoles' 2008 honors banquet...took home the Bob Sura Most Outstanding Offensive Player Award, the Otto Petty Most Assists Award, the Charlie Ward Outstanding Defensive Player Award, was named the team's top 3-point field goal shooter and was presented with an award for serving as one of the Seminoles' captains during the season at the Seminole' honors banquet in 2009...
AS A SENIOR: Averaged a career-high and team-leading 21.5 points per game, 1.8 steals per game (first on the team), a career-high 2.9 assists (first), while also leading the team in field goals made (a career-high 239), 3-point field goals made (a career-high 85) and free throws made (a career-high 188) while earning All-American Third Team, All-ACC First-Team, ACC Defensive Player of the Year Honors and was voted as the ACC Player of the Year runner-up...led the ACC in scoring with 751 points and a career-high 21.5 points per game scoring average...also led the ACC in scoring in conference games only with 369 points and a 23.1 points per game average...the third Seminole in school history to lead the league in scoring following Bob Sura (21.2 points per game in 1994) and Al Thornton (19.7 points per game in 2007)...also the second Seminole to lead the league in conference games scoring only (23.5 points per game by Al Thornton in 2007)...while his 751 points ranks as the Seminoles' record for points in a season his 369 points in 16 ACC games fell only eight points short of surpassing Thornton for the Seminoles' all-time record of 376 points in ACC play during the 2006-07 season...ranked 16th in Division I with his ACC leading 21.5 points per game scoring average...finished his career with 231 career steals (1.8 steals per game) in 130 career games during his career and 188 steals as a Seminole (1.90 steals per game)...his 188 steals is the seventh highest ranked total in school history while his 1.90 steals per game average in three seasons as a Seminole is ranked as the 25th highest per game average in ACC history...finished his career ranked fifth in school history with 1,655 career points and is the only Seminole to rank in the top five in career scoring while playing less than four seasons at Florida State...totaled a single-season school record 751 points as he led the ACC in scoring and scoring average during the 2008-09 season...his 751 points during his senior season allowed him to become only the second player in school history to score 700 or more points in a single season and broke the longest standing record in school history (53 years) for points scored in a single season...Jim Oler (during the 1955-56 season) scored 742 points and held the record for more than 50 years...enjoyed one of the most outstanding senior seasons and achieved numbers that might go unmatched for a long time in the history of Florida State basketball...to go along with his school record 751 points, he finished second for a single season with 536 field goals attempted, third with 83 3-point field goals made, third with 221 3-point field goals attempted, third with 188 free throws made, fourth with 232 free throws attempted, tied for sixth with 239 field goals made and 17th with 63 steals...his statistics among seniors in Florida State history were just as extraordinary...the All-American finished first all-time among Seminole seniors with 751 total points, first with 536 field goals attempted, second with 188 free throws made, third with 85 3-point field goals made, third with 239 field goals made, third with 221 3-point field goals attempted, third with 232 free throws attempted, sixth with 63 steals and achieved the sixth highest points per game average (21.5 ppg)...Douglas tied the single season Florida State record for games started and games played as he was one of only two Seminoles to start all 35 games during his senior season...led or was tied for the game-high lead in scoring in 25 of the Seminoles' 35 games during the season...he was the outright scoring leader in 23 of the 35 games played by the Seminoles during the season...in the ACC statistics he finished first in scoring (21.5 points per game), third with 63 total steals, third in minutes played with a career-high 36.5 minutes played per game average, fifth with a 1.80 steals per game average, eighth with a 2.43 3-point field goals made per game average and 10th with a career-high .810 free throw shooting percentage...made a single-season career-high 83 3-point field goals as a senior a total which ranks as the third best for a single-season in school history while his 221 3-point field goals attempted in 2008-09 is the fourth highest single-season total in school history...made 188 free throws as a senior - the third highest single season total in school history while his 232 free throws attempted as a senior is the fourth highest total in school history...his single-game career-high seven 3-point field goals made and 14 3-point field goals attempted against Miami on Jan. 21, 2009 rank tied for the fourth highest single-game totals in school history...his six 3-point field goals made against Coastal Carolina on Nov. 22, 2008 ranks as the 12th highest single-game total in school history...one of only 18 players in school history to make at least 14 free throws in a single game - 14 free throws made came in the Seminoles' victory over Miami on Feb. 18, 2009...his six steals against both Virginia on Jan. 23, 2008 and Georgia Tech on Feb. 5, 2009 are tied for the 20th best single game effort in school history...Douglas scored 30 points or more an ACC-leading three times...he scored his Florida State career high of 32 points against North Carolina (Jan. 28) and totaled 30 against Miami (Jan. 21)...totaled 20 or more points an ACC-leading 25 times including his 27 point performance against Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium (March 3)...his 27 points against Duke made him the fourth Seminole in school history to score 27 or more points at Duke...scored in double figures in 23 consecutive games toclose the season...he was only 18 total points from scoring in double figures in each of the Seminoles' 35 games this season...scored an ACC leading 31.4 percent of the Seminoles' points (751 of 2,392) for the 2008-09 season...obviously one of the top players in the nation and maybe better than anyone in "Toney Douglas Time" - the second half of games when Florida State needed him the most...scored more than 60 percent of his points in the second half of the Seminoles' 35 games (453 of 751) as compared to just under 40 percent of his points in the first half (298 of 751)...played even better in the second half of the Seminoles' 16 ACC games with nearly 66 percent of his point total coming in the second half of the Seminoles' conference games (243 of 369)...scored in double figures in 15 of the Seminoles' 16 ACC second halves with at least 20 points coming in a victory over Maryland (Jan. 17) and against Miami (Jan. 21) on the road and in a buzzer-beating loss to then No. 3/3 North Carolina (Jan. 28)...averaged 26.7 points in three ACC Tournament games and scored 26 points in the Seminoles' game against Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament...averaged 18.3 points per game and was named the Most Outstanding Player in the Global Sports Classic as the Seminoles defeated Coastal Carolina, Western Illinois, Cincinnati and Cal to win the tournament championship...was at his best in the final 11 games of the season as he averaged 24.1 points per game in the final seven regular season games, three games in the ACC Tournament and in one game during the NCAA Tournament...averaged 24.6 points per game in 14 games played against teams that played in the NCAA Tournament in 2009...Florida State was 6-8 against NCAA Tournament teams including 1-1 against National Champion North Carolina...averaged 18.4 points in seven games against teams that played in the 2009 NIT...scored in double figures in the first four games of his senior season with 30 points coming in the Seminoles' come-from-behind victory over Coastal Carolina (No. 22)...scored 20 points in the second half to lead the Seminoles to the come-from-behind win as they trailed by double figures in the first half of the game...scored a game-high 28 points to lead Florida State to an 80-77 victory over Cal in the championship game of the Global Sports Classic (Nov. 29) in Las Vegas...led Florida State on a 16-0 run to close out the first half and begin the second half with 10 points during the outburst including a pair of 3-point shots...led Florida State with 20 points in the Seminoles' near victory against NCAA Tournament Elite 8 participant Pittsburgh (Dec. 21)...he was the only Florida State player in double figures...the 20 points against Pittsburgh began a streak of 23 consecutive games during which he scored in double figures and led the Seminoles in scoring...he led the Seminoles in scoring in every game from Dec. 21 through their final game of the season against Wisconsin...scored 27 points to lead the Seminoles over Western Kentucky in the Orange Bowl Classic (Dec. 28)...led the Seminoles on a second half opening 20-3 run to put the Seminoles on the path to the victory over the NCAA Tournament participant Hilltoppers...(vs. Boston College): scored 19 points, pulled down six rebounds and had two steals in the Seminoles' only game against NCAA Tournament participant Boston College (Feb. 24)...made five of eight 3-point shots and was a perfect four of four from the free throw line in the Seminoles' 72-67 loss on the road...shared game-high scoring honors with the Eagles' Joe Tripani...scored six first half points and 13 in the second half as he nearly rallied Florida State back from a 10-point deficit with under six minutes remaining in the game...gave Florida State the lead once in the second half (on a 3-point shot with 19:23 left in the game) and cut into Boston College's lead four times as the Seminoles worked for the win on the road...scored six points (on a pair of 3-point shots) in a 1:17 span late in the second half as Florida State cut a 10 point deficit to only two with 4:22 remaining...had the ball in his hands in the closing minutes of the game but Boston College held its home court and won the game 72-67...a furious game-long duel with Eagle All-American Tyrese Rice saw Douglas outscore the hometown hero, 19-11, and force Rice into three of nine shooting from the field and to three turnovers...(vs. Clemson): averaged 23.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in two wins against nationally ranked and NCAA Tournament participant Clemson...was nearly perfect from the free throw line as he shot .850 percent in the two game regular season sweep as he made 17 of 20 shots after getting fouled...led Florida State to its unbelievable and historic 19-point comeback in the second half to lead the Seminoles to a 65-61 win in Clemson (Feb. 7)...the Seminoles trailed 44-25 (-19) with 14:45 remaining in the games and outscored the Tigers, 40-17, to gain the always important ACC road victory...Douglas scored 17 points in the final 14:32 of the game to lead Florida State to the monumental victory...his 17 points came after he had scored only six in the first 25 minutes of the game...in the final 14:32 the omnipresent Douglas had the ball in his hands the majority of the time and made everything happen for the Seminoles on both offense and defense...during the comeback he was eight of nine from the free throw line, was four of five from the field with three made lay-ups and one made 3-point shot, and added three assists for a total of seven points...with the ball in his hands in the final five minutes, he scored on a lay-up (to pull the Seminoles to within 59-53 with 4:04 left), added two assists (one on a Solomon Alabi jumper that gave Florida State the lead at 60-59) with 2:07 left) and was five of six from the free throw line in leading the Seminoles to the win...his five free throws all came in the last 45 seconds of the victory...Florida State's defense, with Douglas at the head of the snake, limited Clemson to four points in the final 8:56 of the game and two points in the final 4:23 of the contest...a game-high 23 points (13 in the second half) to go along with three assists and three steals in the Seminoles' 73-66 victory over the Tigers in Tallahassee (Feb. 28)...his scoring and defensive abilities gave the Seminoles a 9-6 lead on a 3-pointer at the 13:29 mark of the first half and did not allow the Tigers to regain the lead during the remainder of the contest...the Douglas-led Seminoles led by as many as 18 in the second half but the charging Tigers rallied to get back within three (63-60) with 3:30 remaining in the game...it was Douglas that stopped Clemson's run as he upped the Seminoles' lead back to five with a pair of made free throw shots with 2:48 left in the game...in the final three minutes of the game he was six of six from the free throw line with one steal and one blocked shot as Florida State won its ninth ACC game of the season...Douglas scored six of the Seminoles' final 10 points of the game as they stretched the final margin of victory to seven points after the lead dwindled down to as little as three...(vs. Duke): averaged 24.3 points, 3.0 assists and had four steals in three games against nationally ranked, ACC Champion and NCAA Tournament participant Duke...shot the basketball well against the Blue Devils as he was 11 of 22 from the 3-point line (.500) and 10 of 13 from the free throw line (.769) as the Seminoles battled the Blue Devils throughout the season...on his way to earning All-ACC Tournament First Team honors with 28 points, two assists and one steal in 39 minutes against Duke in the ACC Tournament championship game...became the first player in school history to earn All-ACC Tournament First Team honors as he led the Seminoles to the ACC Tournament championship game for the first time in school history...scored 18 second half points as the Seminoles fell to the Blue Devils, 79-69, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta...made over half of his shots from the field (10 of 19, .526) and the 3-point line (four of eight, .500)...took home game-high scoring honors with 27 points and tied his career-high with seven assists as the Seminoles' battled mightily but fell in Durham, 84-81 (March 3)... 12 points in the first half helped Florida State to a 40-34 halftime advantage...the Seminoles held the lead in Cameron Indoor Stadium for much of the first half with Douglas as the offensive catalyst...accounted for 12 points on five made baskets (one 3-pointer) and a free throw and added four assists on 10 total points to account for 22 of the Seminoles' 30 first half points...also added a steal that led directly to one of his lay-ups and the Seminole advantage at the intermission...the second half was much the same as he helped the Seminoles stay in the lead until there was less than seven minutes remaining in the game...Florida State led or trailed by three points or less until late in the contest...scored 11 points in the final 3:43 of the game as he led the Seminoles to the near comeback win in Durham..."He's (Toney Douglas) is my favorite non-Duke player in the country. I love that guy. I talk about him a lot to our guys. They're probably made a me. He's as good as there is in college," said Krzyzewski in the Blue Devils win in Durham...led Florida State with 18 points and two steals as the Seminoles battled Duke at home in Tallahassee in a 66-58 loss (Jan. 10)...totaled 12 second half points as he led Florida State back from as much as a 25-point deficit to trail by only six late in the contest...scored nine points in the final eight minutes of the game as he and the Seminoles continuously chipped away at the Blue Devil lead...closed the Seminoles' deficit to nine points with a pair of free throws (51-42) with 6:03 remaining in the game..."Toney Douglas is a superb player. This kid is a beautiful basketball player. He creates havoc with his defense. There is not a better on the ball defender - I mean he has got to be a candidate for National Defensive Player of the Year. That kid really does an amazing job. He is one of the best players in the country, and a great kid obviously. He is an unbelievable leader for them," said Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski following the game on Jan. 10...(vs. Georgia Tech): totaled a team-leading and game-high 21 points to go along with four rebounds and six steals in the Seminoles' victory over Georgia Tech, 62-58, in Tallahassee (Feb. 5)...once again the Seminoles' offensive and defensive catalyst with 16 second half points and three second half steals in the come-from-behind victory...Florida State trailed for the majority of the game and took the lead for good on a jumper by Douglas to put the Seminoles up 48-46...from there, it was the Douglas show as he scored 10 of the Seminoles' final 15 points of the game...after his jumper at the 5:08 mark gave Florida State a 48-46 lead, he made two of two free throws to increase the lead to four at 50-46; a jumper to push their lead to five at 52-47, two free throws with 1:15 left to make the score 55-51 and two more free throws to close out the Jackets 61-56 with 17 seconds remaining in the game...his six steals during the game led directly to eight Seminole points...(vs. Maryland): scored 25 points (including eight in the overtime period), pulled down six rebounds and was credited with four steals in the Seminoles' only game against NCAA Tournament participant Maryland...Florida State defeated the Terps, 76-73 in overtime, in a game played in Tallahassee (Jan. 17)...Douglas outscored Maryland, 8-7, by himself in the overtime period as the Seminoles outscored the Terps, 10-7, during the free session of basketball in gaining their second ACC win of the season...the Seminoles' leader with five points and one assist in the first half against the Terps as Florida State led 29-27 at the intermission...amped up his game in the second half with 12 points as Florida State opened as much as a 10-point advantage...all 12 of his points were important as Maryland tied the game with the last basket in regulation at 66-66...it was in the overtime period that Douglas imposed his All-ACC First Team will on Maryland...after Maryland scored first in the extra session, Douglas put the Seminoles in the lead at 68-67 with a jumper and tied the game at 70-70 with two free throws at the 2:23 mark...after the Terps wrestled the lead back, he sent a dagger into the visitors hearts with a 3-pointer to put Florida State up for good 73-71 with 1:02 left in the game...one of two free throws with five seconds left put the Seminoles up for good measure by a 75-72 mark in the eventual 76-73 win...he was two of three from the field (including one of one from the 3-point line) and three of four from the free throw line in the overtime session..."That is being a senior and taking big shots. He has done that his whole career and I really like the way he (Toney Douglas) plays because he doesn't want out. He would play 40 minutes if they let him. He plays with great intensity. If he plays for 38 minutes, he is going to be as tough as the first minute. That is what I like about him. He shows up and plays. He has done a real good job," said Maryland head coach Gary Williams...(vs. Miami): averaged 27.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in two games against NIT participant Miami...had a 3:1 assist:turnover ratio (seven assists and only two turnovers) in 75 total minutes and made 19 of 24 free throws in the two games (one win and one loss) against the Hurricanes...scored a game-high 24 points on a career-high 14 made free throws to go along with four assists and one steal in 39 minutes of play as the Seminoles defeated Miami, 80-67, in Tallahassee (Feb. 18)...made his 14 free throws on a career-high 15 attempts - including 11 of 12 in the second half - as he handled the ball masterfully with zero turnovers in 39 minutes of play...totaled 17 second half points...outdueled Hurricane All-American Jack McClinton for the second consecutive game with 24 points and four rebounds as compared to McClinton's 13 points and zero turnovers...made each of his final 10 free throws in the final 8:06 of the second half as the Seminoles maintained a comfortable lead throughout the second half...scored 14 of Florida State's final 24 points in the second half...McClinton called Douglas "a great player and a great defender" at the conclusion of the game...won the battle of the All-ACC First-Team players with 30 points as compared to Jack McClinton's 28 points in the first meeting between the two teams in Coral Gables (Jan. 21)...the Hurricanes pulled away late to win the game 75-69...was one of his ACC-leading games of three 30 or more points during the season...more than matched McClinton bucket for bucket as both of the outstanding players scored nine first half points as the Hurricanes held a slim 30-29 lead...outscored the Miami star, 21-19, in the second half...Douglas scored 30 of the Seminoles' 69 points (nearly 44 percent) including 21 of the Seminoles' 40 second half points (nearly 53 percent)...Douglas scored 13 of his 30 points in the final five minutes as the Seminoles worked furiously to regain the lead...in the final 4:10 of the game, a basket or a free throw by Douglas cut into the Seminoles' deficit six times...during that final 4:10 of the game, Douglas scored 14 of the Seminoles' final 15 points with the only other point coming on a made free throw by Solomon Alabi...Miami's Frank Haith called Douglas a "great" player following the Seminoles' game against the Hurricanes in Coral Gables...(vs. North Carolina): averaged 29.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals in two games against NCAA National Champion North Carolina...shot the ball well from the field (.500, 19 of 38) and from the free throw line (.895, 17 of 19) as he scored 32 points against the No. 3 ranked Tar Heels during the regular season and totaled 27 in Florida State's victory over the No. 1 ranked Tar Heels in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament...the Seminoles' victory over North Carolina in the ACC Tournament sent Florida State to their first ever championship game appearance in school history...propelled the Seminoles into the ACC Tournament championship game with a 27-point, four assist performance in leading the Seminoles over the Tar Heels, 73-70, for the third ever victory over a No. 1 ranked team in school history...scored the game-winning point on a free throw with 47 seconds remaining to put Florida State up, 71-70, in the three-point win...Douglas hit two free throws after being fouled by North Carolina's Ed Davis...on the strength of 16 second half points by Douglas, the Seminoles led virtually the entire second half after trailing 32-29 at halftime...a 3-point shot by Douglas only 40 seconds into the second half gave Florida State a 34-32 lead - an advantage they held for all but a total of 2:37 of the entire second half...scored seven of the Seminoles' first nine points of the second half and four of their final 10 points of the game in the victory...put the Seminoles ahead three times in the second half on a pair of 3-point shots and for good on a made free throw with 47 seconds remaining in the game...earned four assists for a total of nine points to make him directly responsible for 25 of the Seminoles' 44 second half points in the monumental victory....nearly led the Seminoles to the upset of then No. 3 North Carolina with a season-high 32 points in the Tar Heels last second, buzzer-beating victory over Florida State, 80-77...North Carolina's Ty Lawson hit a running, one-handed 3-point shot at the buzzer to give the Tar Heels the victory...Douglas was unstoppable as he scored 24 points in the second half as he nearly led Florida State back from as much as a 13 point second half deficit...it was Douglas who spearheaded the Seminoles' resurgence to reclaim the lead and give Florida State a chance to win the game in the final minutes...after North Carolina took a 13-point lead (52-39) at the 15:02 mark, Douglas scored 11 of the Seminoles' next 25 points to help Florida State take a 64-63 lead with 8:29 left in the game...Florida State did not trail over the course of the next five minutes and held as much as a three point lead with 2:02 left on the clock before falling in the closing minutes...Douglas scored the Seminoles' final eight points of the game in the final 3:50 and their final 11 points of the game in the final 6:35...he made seven of his final eight free throws of the game during that span...with 32 points and two steals Douglas outdueled ACC Player of the Year Ty Lawson in the only head to head to head meeting of the two goliaths...Lawson scored 21 points and had zero steals in the game...(vs. NC State): scored 21 points, pulled down two rebounds, was credited with two assists and two steals in the Seminoles' only game of the season against NC State...earned game and team-high scoring honors with his 21 points - including 11 in the second half as Florida State pulled away for the 78-65 victory over the Wolfpack in Raleigh (Jan. 13)...helped Florida State recover from an early eight point deficit in the first half to take a 35-32 lead at the intermission....after NC State had taken a 12-4 lead at the 15:28 mark to regain the lead as he scored eight points during the remainder of the half...put the Seminoles up for good with a lay-up at the 7:52 mark to give Florida State a 17-16 lead - Florida State led for much of the remainder of the game...11 points in the second half helped the Seminoles win the see-saw battle...his points tied the game twice and gave the Seminoles two leads in the second half...with the basketball in his hands late in the game, Douglas was three of four from the free throw line in the final 1:11 to help Florida State gain its first ACC victory (and first ACC road win) of the season...(vs. Virginia): averaged 20.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists as he led Florida State past Virginia twice for the two game regular season series sweep of the Cavaliers...shot the ball well in the two victories over the Cavaliers as he shot nearly 60 percent from the field (.583, 14 of 24) and better than 80 percent from the free throw line (.818, 9 of 11)...scored a team-high 21 points and dished out five assists in Florida State's 73-62 victory over Virginia in Charlottesville (Jan. 24)...jump-started the Seminoles' slow starting offense in the contest with nine first half points...the Seminoles led wire-to-wire and played aggressive defense but scored only 18 points in the first 10 minutes of the first half...in the final six minutes of the half, Douglas scored six points to set the Seminoles on the course to victory...helped Florida State maintain a comfortable lead in the second half with 11 points...scored a game-high 19 points to go along with a career-high tying seven assists as the Seminoles defeated Virginia, 68-57, in Tallahassee (Feb. 10)...helped Florida State recover from a two-point halftime deficit with 15 second-half points to lead the Seminoles to the victory at home...with the game tied at 32 with 11:39 remaining, he scored eight consecutive points for Florida State on a jumper and two 3-point shots to put the Seminoles up 40-35 with 10:05 remaining...with the game tied again at 43-43 with 6:55 remaining, Douglas took over the game and led Florida State to the victory...he scored five points to go along with one assist as the Seminoles stretched their lead to as much as 14 in the final minutes of the game...he was three of four from the free throw line including a perfect two of two from the line with 28 seconds remaining to seal the victory and a sixth ACC victory of the Seminoles...(vs. Virginia Tech): averaged 22.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in two victories over NIT participant Virginia Tech...was a perfect 10 of 10 (1.000 percent) from the free throw line and shot .400 from the 3-point line (six of 15) in the two games against the Hokies (Feb. 21)...scored the buzzer-beating game-winning shot in leading the Seminoles over the Hokies, 67-65, in the first game of the regular season which was played in Blacksburg...his running jumper from inside of the lane with six seconds remaining gave the Seminoles a 67-65 victory on the road in a win that guaranteed Florida State a .500 conference record...the win was Florida State's eighth conference victory of the season...Douglas scored a team-high 22 points with 12 coming in the second half of the all important victory...it was almost all Toney Douglas in the final six minutes of the game as he scored nine of his 22 points to lead Florida State to the come-from-behind win...a 3-pointer by Douglas at the 5:49 mark tied the game at 57-57 and two free throws at the 5:16 mark gave Florida State a 59-57 advantage...three tie scores and a deficit late, Douglas gave the Seminoles a three point lead at 65-62 with 1:58 left in the game...the Hokies tied the game on a lay-up by Jeff Allen with 37 seconds remaining to set up Douglas's heroics...the Seminoles inbounded the ball and called a timeout with 20 seconds remaining in the game to set up their offense...it all came down to Douglas dropping a tear drop jumper from the left side into the bottom of the basket for the final score of the game...totaled a game-high 22 points on Senior Day in Tallahassee (March 8) as the Seminoles defeated Virginia Tech, 63-53, to finish the regular season with 23 wins and close out their conference schedule with 10 ACC victories...in front of an adoring home crowd for the final time Douglas let his teammates do the talking before he had the final word in his final home game in his collegiate arena...scored six first half points to help Florida State to a 32-25 halftime lead as it led the game wire-to-wire...totaled 16 second half points and kept Virginia Tech at bay with his points, assists and steals...biggest basket of the second half came with 7:18 remaining in the game as the Hokies had cut the Seminoles' once comfortable lead to three...he drilled a 3-point shot to increase the lead back to six and bring the Seminoles' advantage back to a comfortable, working margin...his final basket as a Seminole at the Donald L. Tucker Center was a free throw at the 2:59 mark to give Florida State a 59-49 lead in the season-ending win...(vs. Wake Forest): scored 22 points, pulled down five rebounds and was credited with three assists in the Seminoles only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Wake Forest...he earned game-high scoring honors and had two steals in 36 minutes of play as Florida State fell in Winston-Salem, 86-63...he scored 13 first half points as he worked to keep the Seminoles in the game and totaled nine in the second half as he fought to get Florida State back into the game which stood as their largest margin of defeat during the season...(in the ACC Tournament): averaged a tournament-high 26.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists in leading the Seminoles to the ACC Tournament championship game for the first time in school history in becoming the first player in school history to earn All-ACC Tournament First Team honors...shot the ball wonderfully over the course of the three games in three days as he shot nearly 60 percent from the field (.585, 31-53), nearly 50 percent from the 3-point line (.476, 10-21) and better then 70 percent from the free throw line (.727, eight of 11)...scored 80 of Florida State's 206 points in the tournament (.388 percent of the Seminoles' point total as a team)...the event was played in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta which is just over 30 minutes from his hometown of Jonesboro....scored a game-high tying 25 points to go along with two steals in 39 minutes played in the Seminoles' quarterfinal round win over Georgia Tech...scored a game-high 27 points to go along with four assists and four rebounds in the Seminoles' 73-71 victory over No. 1 ranked North Carolina in the ACC Tournament semifinals...scored a game-high 28 points and added two assists in 39 minutes played in the ACC Championship game against Duke...the Blue Devils won the championship with a 79-69 win on championship Sunday...played 116 of 120 possible minutes (.967 percent) in the three ACC Tournament games...(vs. Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament): scored a game-high 26 points against Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament in the final game of his collegiate career...the Seminoles lost to the Badgers, 61-59, in overtime in a game played in the East Regional at the Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho...was the game's leading scorer with 10 points in the first half, scored 13 points in the second half and totaled three points in the overtime period as the Seminoles fell in their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1998...scored 13 of the Seminoles' 21 second half points (.619 percent) and either extended the Seminoles' lead (two times), put the Seminoles ahead (two times) or tied the game (once) a total of five times in the second span of 20 minutes...a Douglas 3-point shot put Florida State up three with 1:08 to play in overtime only to see the Badgers score the final five points of the game...(vs. Florida): scored his season-low of two points in the Seminoles' victory over NIT participant Florida...played just under 40 minutes and was credited with two points, five assists, two steals and one blocked shot as Florida State defeated the No. 21/23 Gators in Tallahassee (Dec. 7)...his only basket of the game came at the 7:51 mark of the first half and gave Florida State a 7-5 lead...assists came in the second half on a 3-point shot by Jordan DeMercy to put the Seminoles up 29-25 at the 19:35 mark, at the 12:39 mark on a DeMercy lay-up to put the Seminoles up by nine at 39-30 and on another 3-pointer by DeMercy at the 9:46 mark to give the Seminoles back the lead at 42-40...while he was not scoring he was keeping the Gator's big guns out of the scoring column as the three starting guards for Florida scored a combined 25 points and were forced into seven turnovers...the win was the Seminoles' third consecutive over Florida giving Douglas an unblemished 3-0 victory over the arch-rival Gators during his career as a Seminole..."I can't say enough about Toney Douglas. Toney is the best defensive guard I have ever coached in my whole coaching career and to be our leading scorer, to be the guy who makes the shots when the game is on the line. I think one thing that separates Toney from a lot of people is that he's taken a team with six first-year players that was picked to finish somewhere near the bottom of the league, and he has led them into a very competitive team. You have to give him a lot of credit for that. Not only does he defend, not only is he our leading scorer, but the intangible of having a person out there with the character, the will and desire and the ability to communicate with six first-year players and bring them together during some tough times and competing a very high level in a very tough conference says a lot about his character and the kind of person he is. I hope that people recognize that. There are a lot of good players in our league and they're having good years, but I think Toney's contribution to our league and I know to our team has been a cut above what I've witnessed in a long, long time," said Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton during his senior season...
AS A JUNIOR (2008): Averaged 15.4 points (first on the team), a career-high and ACC leading 2.6 steals per game (first), 2.6 assists (first) and 3.2 rebounds (fifth) in earning All-ACC Third Team and All-ACC Defensive Team honors during the 2007-08 season...Douglas' selection to the All-ACC Third-Team marks the third consecutive season that a Florida State player has been named to the All-ACC first, second or third team...All-American Al Thornton was an All-ACC First-Team selection and the ACC Player of the Year runner-up in 2008 and an All-ACC Second-Team selection in 2007...led the Seminoles in field goals made (178) and attempted (414), 3-point field goals made (62), 3-point field goals attempted (174), free throws made (106) and free throws attempted (131) as he played in 34 games and in 1,205 total minutes for a 35.4 minutes per game...only the 11th player in ACC history with 90 or more steals in a single season when he reached the mark during the 2008 season...his .801 free throw shooting percentage helped the Seminoles lead the ACC for the second consecutive season and finish fifth nationally in team free throw shooting percentage...ranked ninth in the ACC in scoring with his 15.4 points per game scoring...his 48 steals in 16 ACC games during his junior season is tied for the third highest steals total in league history for conference games only...the all-time record for steals in ACC play only is 53 by Maryland's Johnny Rhodes during the 1996 season...helped Florida State finish tied for 34th nationally in steals per game with an 8.5 steals per game average...ranked second on the team with seven 20+ point scoring games - he scored 22 vs. Providence (Dec. 22), 22 vs. Georgia Tech (Dec. 30), 28 vs. Miami (Feb. 6), 28 vs. Wake Forest (Feb. 14), 23 vs. Clemson (Feb. 19), 20 vs. Boston College (Feb. 23) and 20 vs. NC State (Feb. 27)...also second on the team as he lead the Seminoles in scoring 20 times during his junior season...earned at least one steal in 31 of the Seminoles' 34 games and had at least one steal in 30 consecutive games from Nov. 17 through March 14...earned multiple steals in 25 of the Seminoles' 34 games and earned at least four steals in nine different games...a career-high of six steals in back-to-back games against Minnesota in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (Nov. 27) and at home against Stetson (Nov. 30)...tied his career high and established his ACC career-high of six steals in the Seminoles' victory over Virginia (Jan. 23)...Played 1,205 minutes for a 35.4 minutes per game scoring average...was the only player in the ACC with at least 90 steals and at least 90 assists during the 2007-08 season...double figure scoring in the first 31 games of the season and was held under double figures only twice in 34 games as a junior...the only teams to hold him below 10 points in a single game were Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament (March 13) and Akron in the NIT (March 18)...totaled 22 points on the road at Providence (Dec. 22)...two blocked shots in a game in victories UAB (Nov. 16) and at Miami (Feb. 6)...he earned 11 blocked shots - he matched his total from his first two seasons during his junior season...(vs. Boston College): scored 20 points and earned two assists and three steals in the Seminoles only game against Boston College during the 2007-08 season...his 20 points allowed him to earn game-high scoring honors and helped the Seminole to the 66-63 victory in Tallahassee (Feb. 23)...Florida State scored the first basket of the game and never trailed as Douglas poured in 20 points...was instrumental in the Seminoles' victory with 13 second half points including four-of-four free throws in the final 35 seconds of the game to clinch the victory...was a perfect two-of-two with 35 seconds remaining to bring the score to 62-57 and gave Florida State an insurmountable lead with a second perfect two-of-two appearance at the line with 10 seconds left in the game to make the score 66-60...in addition to his perfect four-of-four performance from the free throw line in the second half, he made three 3-poit shots as the Seminoles led by as many as 14 in the second half in gaining the win...a 3-point shot with 17:43 remaining gave the Seminoles a 34-29 lead...a second shot from the bonushpere put Florida State up 40-32 with 14:08 left and a third gave the Seminoles a 14-point bulge at the 11:02 mark to put them up 49-35...three steals in the game led directly to four points including two on his own lay-up in the first half...(vs. Clemson): averaged a team-leading 19.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Clemson...shot better than 80 percent (13-of-16, .813) from the line against the Tigers as the two teams split the regular season series with each team winning on its home court...he earned more steals (six) than he did assists (five) against Clemson during the 2007-08 season...played one of the best games of his career as the Seminoles were taken into double overtime by the Tigers at Clemson (Jan. 12)...was at his best late in the second half as he helped Florida State recover from a deficit to take a lead within the last minute before Clemson had its prayers answered to take the game into a first overtime...was directly responsible for 14 of the Seminoles' 19 points at the end of regulation as the Seminoles turned a 54-45 deficit into a 67-64 lead before Clemson sent the game into overtime with a buzzer-beating 3-point bank-shot to tie the score at 67...helped Florida State in a 9-0 run with an assist in a Ralph Mims 3-pointer, a steal and a lay-up, and another lay-up to help the Seminoles recover from a 56-45 deficit to trail by only two in the span of less than three minutes...in the last six minutes of overtime Douglas added another assist on an Isaiah Swann 3-point shot and put the Seminoles ahead with a 3-point shot of his own at the 16 second mark...his 3-point shot put Florida State ahead at 67-64 before Clemson's Trevor Booker sent the game into a first overtime...the Tigers sent the game into a second overtime time period and won the game in the second extra session, 97-85...scored a game-high 23 points as he made a career-high 11 free throws in a career-high 14 free throw attempts to lead Florida State over Clemson in Tallahassee (Feb. 19)...in addition to his career-night from the free throw line he earned six rebounds, one assist and three steals...scored 11 first half points as the Seminoles jumped out to a 35-17 lead over the formerly nationally ranked Tigers and totaled 12 in the second half as the Seminoles held on for the victory...had the ball in his hands late in the game and he delivered the Seminoles to the victory...made six of h is final eight free throw attempts in the final 3:43 of the game as the Tigers closed their deficit to a little as four points...scored eight of the Seminoles' final 14 points of the game (on six free throws and a lay-up) as to hand Florida State the victory...(vs. Duke): scored 14 points and added three assists and one steal in the Seminoles' only game against NCAA Tournament participant Duke...led the team in assists and played 39 of 40 minutes as Florida State played host to Duke in Tallahassee (Jan. 16)...11 points in the second half points including five straight in a 23 second span to pull Florida State to within one a 55-54 with 5:35 remaining in the game to help the Seminoles recover from as much as a 17-point deficit...hit a 3-point shot at the 5:58 mark to pull the Seminoles to within three at 54-51 and immediately turned around an hit a short jumper to pull Florida State to within one a 54-53...Florida State would take the lead at the 3:46 mark of the second half but Duke took the 70-57 win with free throws down the stretch of the contest...(vs. Georgia Tech): totaled a game-high 22 points as Florida State defeated Georgia Tech, 66-64, in its only game of the season against the Yellow Jackets (Dec. 30)...Florida State's lead guard in their smallest line-up of the season because of injuries and credited with two assists and four steals in 39 minutes of play in the 66-64 ACC opening road victory for Florida State...scored 13 first half points to help the Seminoles spring to a 40-34 halftime lead and then totaled nine second half points as the Seminoles stunned the Yellow Jackets on the road for the win...his importance came throughout the entire game but especially in the first half as the Seminoles played without three post players in their ACC opener...five consecutive points in a 19 second span tied the game for Seminoles after they had trailed by as many as 10 in the early going...a jumper at the 11:28 mark brought the score to 19-16...A traditional 3-point play at the 11:09 mark as he hit a jumper and the ensuing free throw after being fouled by Georgia Tech's Maurice Miller to tie the score a 19-19 with11:09 left before intermission...the burst by Douglas ignited a 26-15 half ending run which allowed the Seminoles to have a 40-34 halftime lead...another five-point burst by Douglas allowed Florida State to take its six-point half time lead...he made a lay-up at the 2:17 mark to put Florida State up 35-34 and nailed a 3-point shot with 55 seconds left in the half to allow the Seminoles to take a 38-34 advantage...very active in the second half as he played all 20 minutes and helped Florida State to as much as a eight-point second half lead on its way to the win...(vs. Maryland): totaled 17 points, two assists and four steals in Florida State's only game against Maryland (Feb. 16) during his junior season...totaled eight first half points to lead Florida State to a 40-32 halftime advantage...back-to-back 3-point shots in a 31-second span slowed Florida State to stay within striking range early...his pair of 3-pointers brought Florida State to within three at the 15:08 mark...a Douglas lay-up at the 12:11 mark put Florida State up 20-18...Maryland recovered in the second half to win the game, 82-72, as it outscored Florida State 50-32 over the final 20 minutes of the game...(vs. Miami): averaged 22.0 points and 6.5 rebounds as Florida State defeated NCAA Tournament twice during the regular season to sweep the season-series for the second consecutive season...also averaged 3.0 steals per game and shot nearly 80 percent from the free throw line (14-of-18, .778 percent)...tied his ACC career-high with 28 points in the Seminoles' victory in Coral Gables (Feb. 6)...took on the extra burden for the Seminoles late in the first half when guard Isaiah Swann was lost for the game and the season with a knee injury...scored 22 of his 28 points for the game after Swann's injury...scored eight late first half points after the Swann injury to help the Seminoles to a 30-25 lead at the intermission...the score was tied at 20 when Swann was injured and the Seminoles (led by Douglas) outscored the Hurricanes 10-5 to close the half and 32-25 to close and win the game by a final margin of 62-55...Douglas closed the first half with a 3-point shot at the 3:28 mark to make the score 23-20...made a jumper at the 1:05 mark to put Florida State up 27-23...closed out the half with a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Florida State a 30-25 advantage at the intermission...scored 13 of the Seminoles' final 22 points of the game as Florida State pulled away for its second conference road win of the season...scored 16 points and pulled down eight rebounds as the Seminoles played host to Miami in Tallahassee (March 8) in the regular season finale for both teams...did most of his damage from the free throw line as he made nine of 12 shots from the line in the 72-75 overtime win for the Seminoles...two most important free throws came with 2:34 left in overtime and gave the Seminoles a 73-70 lead...his two points at that point in time proved to be the game winning points in the victory for Florida State...instrumental in getting the game into overtime for the Seminoles with three rounds and two points in the final 4:00 of regulation...six points in the final 10 minutes of regulation to keep Florida State in the game...(vs. North Carolina): averaged 13.7 points and 3.0 steals in three games against NCAA Tournament semifinalist and ACC Tournament champion North Carolina...shot well against the Tar Heels with a .583 mark from the field (28-of-48) and a .857 mark from the free throw line (12-of-14)...scored 18 points and was credited with five assists and three steals in 36 minutes of play against No. 1 ranked North Carolina in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament...got hot from the field in the second half as Florida State worked to get back into the game...made three of four shots from the bonusphere...scored 11 points and dished out three assists as Florida State played North Carolina in Chapel Hill (March 4)...was a perfect four-of-four from the free throw line in the Tar Heels' 90-77 lead...all 11 points came in the second half as he got his offense going in the final 20 minutes of the game...scored 12 points to go along with three assists and five steals as the Seminoles played host to North Carolina in Tallahassee (Feb. 3)...his five steals in the game led directly to six Seminole points and helped the Seminoles scored late in the second half to send the game into overtime...scored three points in the final 1:40 of regulation to help the Seminoles tie the game and send it into overtime...a free throw with 1:40 remaining brought the Seminoles to within four at 66-62 and a jumper closed the gap to two at 66-64 with 1:19 left in regulation...a 3-point shot by Ryan Reid with eight seconds left tied the game at 67 and sent it into overtime where the Tar Heels outscored the Seminoles to gain the 84-73 victory...(vs. NC State): averaged a team-leading 18.5 points and 4.0 rebounds against NC State as the Seminoles and the Wolfpack split the two regular season games between the teams...shot .875 from the free throw line as he made seven of eight free throws as each team won on the other teams' home court with the Seminoles winning in Raleigh and the Wolfpack winning in Tallahassee...scored 20 points and pulled down six rebounds to go along with two steals as Florida State won in Raleigh 72-62 (Feb. 27)...led the Seminoles with 15 second half points as Florida State gained the ACC win on the road...scored 11 points in a four minute span midway through the second half after the Wolfpack had cut the Seminoles' once formidable lead to only two...Douglas scored on two 3-point shots, two 2-point shots and one free throw as he helped the Seminoles move back in to a comfortable lead which they held for the remainder of the game... scored 17 points, pulled down two rebounds and added five assists and four steals as Florida State played host to NC State in Tallahassee (Jan. 26)...had the hot hand in the second half with 15 points as Florida State worked to take a lead but could not hold on in the 69-66 NC State win...gave Florida State two leads and extended the lead twice as the Seminoles fought to take the win...his final bucket of the game came at the 0:57 mark and gave Florida State a 66-63 lead...that bucket proved to be the final points of the day for Florida State...(vs. Virginia): scored a team-high 19 points and added six steals to lead Florida State over Virginia, 69-67, in a game played in a Tallahassee (Jan. 23) as the only game between the two teams during the 2007-08 season...his six steals ranks as his ACC career-high and tied his career-high for a single game...his most important steal of the game (and maybe the season) came with 29 seconds remaining and clinched the Seminoles' victory over the Cavaliers...the steal came against All-ACC First-Team selection Sean Singletary with the Florida State clinging to a one point lead (63-62)...said Corey Clark of the Tallahassee Democrat of the steal: "Sean Singletary is a two-time All-ACC selection. He is considered by many to be the best point guard in the conference and one of the best in the country. But on Wednesday night at the Civic Center, he wasn't the best on the floor. Florida State junior Toney Douglas scored 19 points, grabbed six rebounds and added six steals, including a game-changing pick of Singletary at the top of the key with 29 seconds left that propelled the Seminoles to a 69-67 win."...was a scoring machine, also, with 10 first half points and nine second half points and the Seminoles recovered from 10-point deficits in both half to come out on top...six points on consecutive 3-point shots game the Seminoles a 29-25 lead with 1:31 left in the first half...the first shot fro the bonusphere came with 2:14 left and out Florida State up 26-25...the second 43 seconds later put Florida State up 29-25...scored five of the Seminoles' 11 points in the final five minutes of the game allowed Florida State to recover from a 60-55 deficit to take the 69-66 win in regulation...a lay-up at the 1:55 mark put Florida State up two (62-60) with 1:55 remaining...a free throw shot at the 47 second mark put the Seminoles up one again (63-62) with 47 seconds left...then came his heroic steal and two more free throws at the 28 second mark to put Florida State up for good at 65-62...his six steals lead directly to 10 points in the victory and second ACC win of the season...(vs. Virginia Tech): totaled 17 points, a season-high six assists and three steals in 32 minutes played as the Seminoles traveled to face Virginia Tech in their only game of the season against the Hokies (Jan. 29)...scored 11 second half points as Florida State outscored Virginia Tech, 56-47, over the final 20 minutes of the game...was very giving in the second half with six assists that led directly to 17 total points - five 3-point shots and one lay-up...he was a perfect three-of-three from the 3-point line himself in the ACC road game...(vs. Wake Forest): averaged 15.7 point and 5.3 rebounds in three games against Wake Forest...had eight assists and four steals in the two regular season and one ACC Tournament game against the Deacons...Scored nine points to goal along with four assists and one steal as Florida State defeated Wake Forest in the first round of the ACC Tournament at the Charlotte Bobcats Arena (March 13)...totaled five second half points to help the Seminoles to an early lead and scored four second half points as the Seminoles gained the victory...two assists and one steal in the second half led directly to seven points to help the Seminoles to the victory...each of the 11 points he either scored or was responsible for helped Florida State advance to the second round as the Demon Deacons closed to within two before the Seminoles stretched the lead to their winning margin of 70-60...Scored his ACC career-high of 28 points to goal along with six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 39 minutes of play as the Seminoles played host to the Demon Deacons in Tallahassee (Feb. 14)...made his season-high of 11 field goals - including four 3-poing field goals - as he worked to being the Seminoles back late in the game against the Deacons...scored 20 second half points as Florida State outscored Wake Forest, 44-36, after the intermission to get back into the game...worked from the point guard position to help bring the Seminoles back into the game through the first part of the second half...five points as Florida State cut its deficit from 15 points to five points (47-50) with 9:34 remaining in the game...his 3-point shot cut the deficit to three points...scored 10 points and was credited with two assists and one steal as the Seminoles traveled to play at Winston-Salem (Jan. 20)...scored five points in each half as Florida State fell on the road, 74-57...(vs. Akron in the NIT): scored eight points and pulled down three rebounds in the Seminoles' game against Akron in the NIT...the Seminoles played host to the Zips in Tallahassee (March 18)...his eight point scoring output marked his lowest of the season while he was held without a steal for only the third time in 34 games during his junior season...(vs. Florida): scored 10 points, earned two assists and totaled four steals in the Seminoles victory over arch-rival and NIT participant Florida in Gainesville (Nov. 23)...was a steadying hand in 34 minutes played as he played 19 of 20 minutes in the second half in the win...after scoring two points in the first half he broke out for eight second half points as Florida State outscored Florida, 31-30, over the final 20 minutes to gain the lopsided victory...helped set the tone of the Seminoles' victory in the first half with a steal and a pass for an emphatic dunk by Casaan Breeden to put the Seminoles up by 16 at the 7:17 mark...two first half steals led the four points while two second half steals led to two points in the victory...
AS A SOPHOMORE (2007): Averaged 12.7 points (second on the team), 2.9 assists (second), 1.2 steals (tied for fourth) and 2.7 rebounds (sixth) while shooting .475 from the field and making 31 3-point field goals (second)...a 2.9 average and his best assists:turnover ratio with a 1.2:1 mark in starting 28 of the Seminoles' 30 games...ranked second in overall scoring (380 points) and in points per game average (12.7) despite playing in five fewer games because of a hand injury suffered in the 24th game of the season against Clemson...as much was made of his starring role as the Seminoles' point guard in 28 games as was made of the five games he missed with a hand injury...he was injured while partially blocking a shot against Clemson on Feb. 7 and was forced to miss the next five games while rehabbing the injury to the wrist on his shooting hand...suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right (shooting) hand Clemson...the wrist was casted for approximately one week and then placed in a splint...he continued vigorous rehabilitation under the guidance of Seminoles' Associate Director of Sports Medicine Sam Lunt until his return against Miami on March 3...playing with its starting lineup (Thornton, Douglas, Rich, Swann and Echefu) during the first three full months of the season, Florida State sprinted to a 17-7 overall record and a 5-5 record in ACC play...suffered a broken hand early in the second half of the Seminoles' game at Clemson (Feb. 7) and did not play in the next five games, the Seminoles lost to the Tigers and were 1-4 with Douglas out of the lineup...Florida State averaged more than 10 points per game in the 27 games in which Douglas played before the injury compared to the five games in which he was injured an did not play (75.7 ppg with Douglas as compared to 65.4 ppg without Douglas) the Seminoles were 5-7 against top-50 teams in the RPI with a healthy Douglas on the floor and 0-5 against top-50 RPI teams without him....began the season on fire as he scored in double figures in 10 of his first 12 games...was averaging 15.1 points per game with 20+ point outing at Pittsburgh (Nov. 24, 23 points), at Wisconsin (Nov. 28, 24 points) and at Georgia State (Dec. 7, 25 points)...led the Seminoles in scoring six times including the Seminoles' victory over Michigan (March 15) in the second round of the NIT and against nationally ranked Pittsburgh and Wisconsin teams on the road...also Florida State's second leading scorer in ACC games with an 11.9 points per game scoring average despite missing five games during the heart of the schedule...one of four Florida State players to shoot 40 percent or better from the 3-point arc in ACC play (.444 / 12 of 27) as the Seminoles ranked first in the league statistics in conference games only 3-point field goal shooting percentage as a team...in all games statistics, the Seminoles ranked third in the conference with a stellar .380 mark for the entire season...scored in double figures in 20 of the 30 games he played during the season...ranked second on the team with five games with 20 points or more with two coming in ACC play at Georgia Tech (Jan. 13, 22 points) and against Virginia Tech (Jan. 17, 22 points)...averaged 11.0 points and 4.0 assists in earning All-Tournament honors at the Colonial Classic in Tallahassee in leading the Seminoles to three victories over McNeese State, Illinois State and SMU...averaged 23.5 points, 4.5 assists and 3.5 steals in games at Georgia State (Dec. 7) and at Georgia Tech (Jan. 13) as he returned to his home state of Georgia and played near his hometown of Jonesboro...he grew up less than 30 minutes from the city of Atlanta...earned his career-high of seven assists at Georgia Tech and in Tallahassee against Miami (Jan. 20) as he finished second on the team in assists and assists per game average...earned at least one assist in 29 of the 30 games he played in with at least five assists in five games during the season...four assists in ACC play at Georgia Tech...(vs. Boston College): scored 10 points and pulled down two rebounds in his only game against NCAA Tournament participant Boston College...played for the Seminoles as they traveled to play at Boston College but missed the return game in Tallahassee as he missed his first full game because of his injured wrist...one of five Seminoles in double-figures with 10 points as the Seminoles traveled to play in Chestnut Hill (Jan. 23)...scored six first-half points including four in the final three minutes as Florida State charged back from an early deficit to take a lead and were tied at the half...tied the game at 32 on a lay-up with 2:53 left and gave the Seminoles a three point lead (37-34) with 1:51 left before the intermission...scored four points in the second half including two on a pair of free throws with nine seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 82...Florida State led for the majority of the second half before falling at the final horn on a buzzer-beating 3-point shot by Sean Marshall...the Eagles won the game, 85-82...blocked his career-high of two shots against the Eagles...did not play as the Seminoles once again fell in the final second to the Eagles, 68-67, in the game played at home (Feb. 11) after injuring his shooting hand against Clemson on Feb. 7)...(vs. Clemson): averaged 5.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in three games against NIT participant Clemson...blocked three of his eight shots on the season against the Tigers...Florida State's fortunes changed following the Seminoles' game against Clemson on the road (Feb. 7) as the Tigers won the game (71-58) and Douglas broke a bone in his shooting wrist in the second half of the game...broke his wrist while partially blocking a shot by Cliff Hammonds in the second half...he scored only two points (tying his career-low) while pulling down two rebounds and earning one steal in the loss...his two points came on a single field goal in the first half and he went scoreless in the second half after injuring his wrist...played 15 minutes in the second - most with the injury...missed the next five games as the Seminoles earned a 1-4 record while he was on the bench...scored seven points and pulled down five rebounds for the Seminoles as they played host to Clemson in Tallahassee (Jan. 3)...six first half points helped Florida State recover from as much as a 12-point deficit during the first 20 minutes to trail by only five at the break...the Tigers won the game on a last second lay-up by Cliff Hammonds to steal the victory...a non-starter but played in a highly supportive role in scoring eight points in 35 minutes played against the Tigers in the first round of the ACC Tournament at the St. Pete Times Forum (March 8)...all eight points came in the second half and helped the Seminoles earn the 67-66 victory...a jumper with 8:47 left in the second half started a game-ending 13-11 rally that helped the Seminoles earn the victory...the jumper at the 8:46 mark put the Seminoles up 56-55 while a 3-point shot - his only one of the game - at the 3:09 mark pulled the Seminoles to within two a 64-66 with 3:09 left...Florida State won the game, 67-66, on a free throw by All-American Al Thornton with one second left on the clock...(vs. Duke): scored 15 points and was credited with four assists in 34 minutes of playing time in Florida State's only game against NCAA Tournament participant Duke during the 2006-07 season...also had two steals and two rebounds as the Seminoles defeated the Blue Devils in Cameron Indoor Stadium for the first time in school history (Feb. 4)...the Seminoles' second-leading scorer with 15 points and tied for the team-lead with four assists in 34 minutes played as Florida State won on the road, 68-67...totaled 10 points in the second half to help to Seminoles recover from as much as a 17-point deficit during the game to earn the historic victory...put the Seminoles ahead to stay on a 3-pointer with 6:51 remaining in the game to put the Garnet and Gold up 60-57...though the Seminoles were outscored 10-8 to close the game, they still earned the conference win in the road...in the last nine minutes of the game he contributed a steal and an assist that led directly to a Jason Rich lay-up and a 53-52 lead with 8:53 left to play, a lay-up at the 8:15 mark that put the Seminoles up 55-54 and the aforementioned 3-point shot at the 6:51 mark... he directly accounted for seven of the Seminoles' final 15 points in the victory...(vs. Georgia Tech): scored 22 points and was credited with a season-high tying seven assists in his only game against NCAA Tournament participant Georgia Tech...did not play in the second game of the regular season series against the Yellow Jackets as he was sitting out his second game during his five-game wrist injury hiatus...earned team-high scoring honors with 22 points as Florida State traveled to play at Georgia Tech (Jan. 13)...was the only ACC game in which he led the team in scoring...scored 14 points in the second half as Florida State nearly recovered from a seven-point halftime deficit only to fall, 88-80...was a perfect six-of-six from the free throw line during the game...missed the Yellow Jackets return trip to Tallahassee with as he missed his second consecutive game with a broken bone in his shooting wrist which he suffered on the road against Clemson...(vs. Maryland): scored 16 points and was credited with three assists (against zero turnovers) in 30 minutes of play in one game against NCAA Tournament participant Maryland...he played in the Seminoles' victory over the Terps in Tallahassee but missed the game at College Park because of his injured wrist...on fire against the Terps in helping Florida State to the 96-79 win in Tallahassee (Jan. 30) to even their ACC record at 4-4 after beginning the conference schedule 0-3...had his motor running especially well in the first half with six points and three assists to account for 14 total points...two of his first half assists went to Jason Rich and Al Thornton for 3-point shots...closed out the first half with a jumper to give the Seminoles a 49-46 halftime lead with second seconds to go before the halftime buzzer...that was an important bucket as the Terps could get no closer in the second half as the Florida State won the game going away...his 10 second half points helped Florida State outscore Maryland 47-33 in the second 20 minutes to gain the victory...missed his fourth of five games with his broken wrist when Florida State returned the second game of the regular season home-and-home series against Maryland in College Park (Feb. 21)...(vs. Miami): averaged 8.0 points and 5.0 assists in two games against Miami...returned from his injury to score 13 points at Miami in the Seminoles' victory over the Hurricanes in the regular season finale for both teams...scored 13 points in 32 minutes played in helping boost Florida State past Miami 98-90 in overtime in the regular season finale for both teams in Coral Gables (March 3)...came off the bench as he made his return from his wrist injury to play a major and dynamic role in the Seminoles' earning the important victory on the road in ACC play... Douglas scored all 13 of his points in the second half and played all five minutes in the overtime period in the Seminoles' victory...scored all 13 of his points in the second half with none bigger than his 3-point shot with seven seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game at 82 and send it into overtime...he came off a double screen by senior Jerel Allen and All-American Al Thornton and hit what were the game-tying points...ignited the Seminoles' regulation closing 22-19 advantage which tied the game and sent it into overtime...Douglas began the regulation-ending run with an assist on a 3-pointer by Allen to bring the Seminoles to within three at 57-61 with 10:35 left in the second half...He than hit his own shot from the bonusphere and a mid-range jumper at the 7:29 mark to close the Seminoles' gap to one at 64-65...with Douglas on the floor during the entire overtime period, the Seminoles outscored the Hurricanes, 16-8, to gain the victory...grabbed the final rebound of the game to give the ball back to the Seminoles in order for them to run the clock out and earn the victory...scored 3-points on a made 3-point shot and added his ACC care-high tying total of seven assists in the Seminoles' 86-67 victory over Miami in Tallahassee (Jan. 20)...his 3-pointer came in the second half as Florida State built as much as a 33-point lead in defeating the Hurricanes at home...(vs. North Carolina): averaged 8.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina...averaged 4.5 assists in the two games with five coming against the Tar Heels in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament...returned to the starting line-up for the first time since Feb. 4 to face North Carolina in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament in the St. Pete Times Forum (March 9)...scored 10 points as he made six of seven free throw attempts against the Tar Heels...all 10 points came in the second half as Florida State attempted to work its way out of a 10-point halftime deficit...the game was his third since returning from his injured wrist which forced him to miss five games...scored six points and had four assists in his first trip to play North Carolina at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill (Jan. 7)...earned four assists against only one turnover in 29 minutes of playing time as the Seminoles fell to the Tar Heels in the only meeting during the regular season between the two teams...(vs. NC State): did not play against NIT participant NC State in the only game between the Seminoles and the Wolfpack during the 2006-07 season as he missed his fifth of five games during the season because of his injured wrist...(vs. Virginia): did not play in the Seminoles only game against NCAA Tournament participant Virginia on Feb. 17 as he sat out his third of five games because of the wrist injury he suffered against Clemson on Feb. 4...(vs. Virginia Tech): scored 22 points and had earned two assists in the Seminoles only game against NCAA Tournament participant Virginia Tech...made his career-high of nine free throws in 11 free throw attempts as Florida State defeated the Hokies in Tallahassee (Feb. 17)...one of four times in double figures during his sophomore season with at least 20 points as he helped the Seminoles lead wire-to-wire in gaining the 82-73 victory over the Hokies...Florida State's high scorer in the first half with 14 points as All-American Al Thornton was held scoreless during the first 20 minutes of the games...with Douglas leading the way in the scoring column, Florida State took a commanding 39-23 lead into the locker room at the half...most important points came in the second half as he totaled six points after Virginia Tech had closed the deficit to only one with 9:35 left...he scored six points in the last nine plus minutes including a perfect two-of-two free throws at the 3:34 mark and the 2:06 mark to allow the Florida State to gain a working margin back and earn the victory...(vs. Wake Forest): scored 15 points and pulled down four rebounds in Florida State's only game of the season against Wake Forest...shot well from all over the court as he as five-of-seven (.714) from the field, three-of-four (.750) from the 3-point line and a perfect two-of-two (1.000) from the free throw line...was instrumental in the Seminoles' victory over Wake Forest as he was the teams' second-leading scorer in the come-from-behind victory...came up big with 12 second half points as Florida State erased a 30-32 halftime deficit and helped his teammates outscore Wake Forest 74-66 to earn the victory...played as well as any of the Seminoles in the final 10 minutes of the game with all 12 points coming as Florida State battled from behind...a jumper tied the game at 48-48 with 10:20 remaining - a shot that began a 26-18 run that closed out the game in Florida State's favor...a pair of free throws with 4:10 left in the game after being fouled by Ishmael Smith gave the Seminoles a 61-59 lead and an advantage for the remainder of the game...(vs. Toledo, Michigan and Mississippi State in the NIT): averaged 11.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in three games during the 2007 MasterCard NIT...shot the ball well from the field (15-of-28 / .536) and the free throw line (four-of-five / .800) as the Seminoles advanced to the quarterfinals of tournament with victories over Toledo and Michigan before falling at Mississippi State...scored eight points and was credited with three assists in the Seminoles' 77-61 victory over Toledo in the first round of the MasterCard NIT in a game played in Tallahassee (March 13)...totaled four points in both halves to help Florida State break open a close game early and helped the Seminoles go on to win comfortably...added three assists to his four points in the first half as the Seminoles held a 39-23 halftime lead...one of six Seminoles in double figures and tied for team-high scoring honors with 15 points as the Seminoles defeated Michigan in the second round of the NIT in Tallahassee (March 15)...also added three assists and a team-high tying two steals...scored six straight points for Florida State in a span of 2:33 of the first half on a lay-up at the 7:47 mark to draw the Seminoles to within three at 16-19, a jumper at the 6:16 mark to close the gap to one a 18-19 and put Florida State up 20-19 with two free throws at the 5:14 mark...his personal scoring spurt helped the Seminoles climb our of a eight point hole (16-8 with 14:34 left in the first half) and allowed them to take the lead for good with 4:07 left in the first half...scored five second half points as the Seminoles led by as many as 22 points in moving past the Wolverines and into the third round of the tournament...totaled 12 points - all on two points baskets - in the quarterfinal round of the NIT against Mississippi State in Starkville (March 20)...scored 10 second half points as the Seminoles clawed back from a 42-29 halftime deficit before falling, 86-71, to the Bulldogs on their home court...led the Seminoles with five assists to mark one of four times on the season he earned five or more assists in a single game...(vs. Florida): scored eight points, earned two steals and was credited with two assists in Florida State's victory over NCAA Tournament champion Florida...played 26 minutes and had one blocked shot as the Seminoles defeated the Gators, 70-66, in Tallahassee (Dec. 3)...scored four points in each half with his final two coming with 3:02 left in the game to give Florida State a 64-69 lead...he was fouled on the play by Florida's Lee Humphrey by missed the chance to put the Seminoles up by six...another of his huge plays came with six seconds remaining as he blocked a 3-point shot attempt by the Gators' Taurean Green directly in front of Florida's bench...the 3-point shot, if it had gone in, would have given the Gators a 69-66 lead with time for Florida State running very short...All-American Al Thornton grabbed the rebound, was fouled and made two free throws to give Florida State the victory over the No. 4 ranked Gators.
2005-06 SEASON: Sat out the season after transferring from Auburn under NCAA transfer guidelines...practiced with the team during the entire season and learned Head Coach Leonard Hamilton's offensive and defensive systems.
AT AUBURN (2005): A starter at Auburn during the 2004-05 season...averaged 16.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.4 steals during his only season at the SEC school...earned Freshman All-America Third-Team and All-SEC Third-Team honors...was the nation's second leading freshman scorer and named to the All-SEC Freshman team in a vote by the leagues 12 head coaches...became only the fourth freshman in Auburn basketball history named to the Associated Press All-SEC Team, joining Charles Barkley, Mike Mitchell and Eddie Johnson...named to the NABC All-District 6 second-team and was one of only five freshmen named to the 15 All-District teams...finished his inaugural collegiate season as the fourth all-time leading freshman scorer in Auburn history and earned the Outstanding Offensive Player award at the Tigers' annual honors banquet...finished in the top 10 in four different statistical categories in the SEC during the 2004-05 season - fifth in scoring, sixth in free throw percentage, eighth in defensive rebounds and ninth in field goal percentage...led the Tigers with three games of 30+ points as a freshman...scored his career-high of 38 points against Nicholls State which tied the Auburn freshman record for points scored in a game and was the most points scored by an Auburn player during the season...made 13 field goals and seven 3-point field goals against Nicholls State...earned his first career double-double against Nicholls State as he added 10 rebounds in the victory over the Colonials...was the third game of his career...scored 33 points and pulled down six rebounds as the Tigers nearly gained the upset victory over No. 24 Virginia in Charlottesville...totaled 32 points, including a buzzer-beater at the end of regulation to send Auburn's home game against Florida into overtime...led the Tigers with 21 double-figure scoring games and eight 20+ point scoring games while leading Auburn in scoring in 13 different games...began his collegiate career with a bang in the season opener game against Temple as he was just shy of a double-double with 15 points, nine rebounds and four assists as a starter in the victory over the Owls...named the San Juan Shootout MVP after averaging 18 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.0 steals in three games...Auburn defeated Delaware and Middle Tennessee State before falling to Toledo in the title game of the tournament...Auburn's single-game leader in points scored with 38, field goals made with 13 and 3-point shots made with seven against Nicholls State...tied for the team's single game lead with eight free throws made and 10 free throws attempted against Ole Miss and tied for the team lead with four steals against Delaware...one of only three players to start all 31 games during the season for the Tigers.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Jonesboro High School in 2004...a 2004 Parade Magazine All-American and McDonald's All-America nominee...earned All-America honors as a junior in 2003 by Student-Sports Magazine...earned all-state first-team honors from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution three straight years from 2002 to 2004...named to the all-metro first-team twice as a sophomore and junior in 2002 and 2003...two-time Player of the Year by the AJC in 2003 and 2004...three year starter for Jonesboro High School where he became Clayton County's all-time leading scorer with 2,404 points...led the county in scoring for three consecutive years from 2002-04...led Jonesboro to back-to-back state finals, including the championship game as junior and the Final Four as a sophomore...led the state in scoring averaging 34 points per game as a senior during the 2003-04 season...named the Georgia Class 5A Player of the Year as a junior in 2002-03 after averaging 28.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists and scoring 45 points on four different occasions...scored 40 or more points four times, 30 or more points 16 times and 20 or more points 24 times as a senior...averaged 21.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a sophomore in 2001-02...was the only sophomore to be named first-team all-region and all-state...rated as one of the top ten players nationally by PrepStars recruiting magazine as a prep senior.
PERSONAL: Born March 16, 1986 in Tampa, Fla...Toney is the son of Harry and Stephanie Douglas...a brother, Harry, was a starting wide receiver for the University of Louisville from 2004-07 and is currently a kick returner and a wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons...he was the Falcons' second-round draft pick in the 2008 NFL Draft...Harry earned All-America second team honors as a senior in 2007...played on three bowl teams during his career - the Liberty in 2004, the Gator in 2005 and the Orange in 2006...Toney was in attendance at the Gator Bowl in 2005 to see Harry and the Cardinals play Virginia Tech...the brothers starred in the backcourt for three years together as high school players...both Toney and Harry received offers to play college basketball at the collegiate level...majoring in business.