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25   Jason Rich
Jason Rich

Hometown:
Pensacola, Fla.

High School:
Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.)

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 211

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
05/08/1986

Experience:
4VL


11/28/2013

Basketball GameDay: FSU at Florida

Seminoles travel to Gainesville for annual game against Gators.

02/04/2007

Florida State 68, #8 Duke 67

Florida State 68, #8 Duke 67

ON RICH: Enjoyed a sensational career as a four-year starter and career-long double-figure scorer for the Seminoles...one of the most talented and superbly multi-faceted players in school history whose name is written throughout the Florida State basketball record book...tied the school record for games played in a career with 129 and ranks third in school history with 106 career starts...finished his career ranked in the top 25 in 10 different statistical categories including 17th in career scoring (1,315 career points), tied for 15th in steals (133), 16th in career field goals made (510), 17th in career field goals attempted (1,096), 20th in free throws made (236), tied for 20th in free throw percentage (.766), 23rd in assists (224) and 24th in 3-point field goals attempted (197)...averaged in double figure scoring in each of the final three seasons and finished his career with 1,315 career points and a per game scoring average of 10.2 points per game in 129 career games...led Florida State in scoring a team-high 11 times including five games against ACC competition and both of the Seminoles' games in the ACC Tournament as a senior...led the Seminoles with a single-season career-high 10 games with 20 or more points scored in a game during his senior season...led Florida State to a 3-1 record against arch-rival Florida with two wins in Tallahassee and one in Gainesville during his career...named to the Colonial Classic All-Tournament team as he led Florida State to victories over McNeese State, Illinois State and SMU...earned All-ACC Freshman Team Honorable Mention honors by the ACC Area Sports Journal after a strong first season as a Seminole...one of only four Parade All-Americans who entered the ACC as freshmen for the 2004-05 season ... a four-star guard and ranked as the 28th best high school player in the nation as a senior by Rivals.com ... also named as the seventh best guard in the nation by Rivals.com ... named as the top high school basketball player in the state of Florida by FloridaHoops.com ... the 22nd ranked high school player in the nation by InsideHoops.com ... one of two Seminoles in the class of 2008 who played in the Jordan Capital Classic following his senior season ... earned the First Year Academic Achievement Award at the Seminoles' Annual Honors Banquet following the 2005 season...earned the Charlie Ward Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year Award at the annual banquet following the 2006 season...earned the Seminole coaches' award as the teams best free throw shooter at the annual Florida State honors banquet in 2007..earned the Bob Sura Outstanding Offensive Player Award at the Seminoles' 2008 Honors Banquet...

AS A SENIOR (2008): Averaged a career-high 14.5 points (second on the team), a career-high 2.1 assists (tied for second), a career-high 4.4 rebounds (third) and a career-high 1.2 steals (third) while shooting .446 from the field and .772 from the free throw line...played in 34 games while earning 32 starting assignments and playing a career-high average of 34.0 minutes per game...enjoyed his best season in a Florida State uniform as a senior as he ranked 14th in the ACC in scoring (14.5 ppg) and seventh in the ACC in field goal percentage (.446)...scored at least 20 points in 10 different games to lead the Seminoles in that category and set a personal single-season record for scoring at least 20 points in a game...scored 45 points in the ACC Tournament against Wake Forest (22 points) and North Carolina (23 points) to set the school record for points scored in one ACC Tournament...averaged a team-leading 18.9 points and 4.7 rebounds in nine games against NCAA Tournament participants on the Seminoles' 2007-08 schedule...he scored in double figures and at least 11 points in all nine games against NCAA Tournament teams during his senior season...shot .528 from the field in those nine games...averaged 14.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in seven games against teams that played in the NIT during the 2007-08 season...two doubles-doubles with both coming against ranked teams - 20 points and 11 rebounds against then No. 24 Florida (Nov. 23) and 11 points and 10 rebounds against then No. 18 ranked Clemson...led Florida State in scoring with 17 points against then No. 19 Butler at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis in the Wooden Tradition...shot .772 from the free throw line to rank fifth on the team and help the Seminoles lead the ACC and rank fifth nationally in free throw shooting...the Seminoles led the ACC and ranked in the top 10 nationally in free throw shooting during both his junior and senior seasons...ranked seventh in the ACC as he averaged a career-high 34.0 minutes played per game - he played a career-high 1,155 minutes during his senior season...his best season from the bonusphere came as a senior as he made a career-high 31 shots from long range after making a total of 28 3-point shots during the first three seasons of his career...he also earned a career-high 39 steals as a senior...(vs. Boston College): scored 6 points and pulled down one rebound in the Seminoles' only game against Boston College during his senior season...helped lead Florida State to the 66-63 victory for the Seminoles' first-ever win over the Eagles (Feb. 23) ...scored four first half points as the Seminoles jumped out to as much as a 14-point lead in the first half...scored two points on two second half free throws as the Seminoles held on for the victory...(vs. Clemson): averaged 16.5 points and 8.0 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Clemson...shot 56 percent from the field (14-of-25) as the Seminoles split the two game regular season series against the Tigers...a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds to go along with three assists and one steal in 48 of a possible 50 minutes as Clemson forced two overtimes in defeating the Seminoles 97-85...Rich played 19 minutes in the first half, all 20 in the second half and nine of 10 in the two overtime periods combined to earn his career-high of 48 minutes played in a single game...scored two points in the first half, six points in the second half and three in the overtime periods as he attempted to bring the Seminoles to the ACC victory on the road against the No. 18 ranked Tigers...also had three rebounds in the two overtime periods combined...scored three points in the final 4:02 of the second half before a prayer of a shot by Clemson's Trevor Booker sent the game into a first overtime...one point and one assist in the first overtime period before a second prayer was answered for Clemson to send the game into a second overtime...led Florida State to one of their biggest conference victories of the season with 22 points and 6 rebounds in 35 minutes as the Seminoles defeated Clemson in Tallahassee (Feb. 19)...he made 10 field goals in leading the Seminoles to the victory in a win that began a three-game ACC winning streak for the Seminoles...did the majority of his damage in the scoring column in the first half with 12 points then scored 10 points as the Seminole held on for the 64-55 victory...scored five points in the final six minutes of the victory when the Seminoles needed him the most...a lay-up with 5:38 left in the game advanced the Seminoles' lead to eight after Clemson had cut the score to 45-39...another lay-up at the 4:22 mark brought Florida State's lead back to six after the Tigers had drawn to within four at 47-43...a free throw with just over three minutes remaining gave the Seminoles breathing room with a 53-43 lead to lead to the victory...(vs. Duke): scored 18 points and pulled down six rebounds as Florida State played host to Duke in the only meeting of the 2007-08 season between the two teams (Jan. 16)...Duke, then ranked No. 7 in the nation, rallied after being down late in the second half to win the game 70-57...after being held scoreless in the first half, Rich scored all 18 of his points in the second half as Florida State rallied to take the lead with 3:46 left on the clock...he scored more than 50 percent of the Seminoles' second half point total (18 of 35) as Florida State played for its second consecutive victory over a ranked Duke team...from the 15:48 mark to the 9:05 mark of the second half he scored 14 points and brought the Seminoles from 10 down (40-30) into a tie (48-48) as Florida State outscored Duke 18-8 during the span...he then gave Florida State its first lead of the second half (55-54 with a lay-up at the at the 3:46 mark of the half...(vs. Georgia Tech): scored 11 points and earned three steals as Florida State played Georgia Tech in Atlanta for the only meeting between the two teams during his senior season (Dec. 30)...made the biggest basket of his senior season - the game-winning basket - with four seconds remaining in the game to give Florida State the 66-64 win in the ACC opener for both teams...Rich gained the ball in the front court after the inbounds pass, darted straight down the middle of the court and lofted a 15-foot jumper that found nothing but the bottom of the net for the game-winning basket...he scored seven second half points with five (including the game-winning basket) coming in the final 2:14 of the game...scored a free throw with 2:14 left to draw the Seminoles to within three at 61-58 and a dunk at the 1:43 mark to pull Florida State to within one at 61-60...(vs. Maryland): scored 12 points and was credited with three assists in Florida State's only game against Maryland during the 2007-08 season...was one of four Seminoles in double figure scoring as the Terps won at the Comcast Center in College Park, Md. 82-72 (Feb. 16)...scored six first half points to stake the Seminoles to a 40-32 lead at the intermission...finished a perfect four-of-four from the free throw line in the game...(vs. Miami): averaged 15.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in two victories over NCAA Tournament participant Miami...scored 14 points and pulled down two rebounds in the Seminoles' victory over Miami in Coral Gables (Feb. 6)...scored 10 second half points to boost the Seminoles to the 62-55 victory on the road in the ACC...his play became especially vital in the second half after starting guard and fellow senior Isaiah Swann was lost for the season with a knee injury in the first half...scored 12 of his 14 points after Swann's injury as Florida State won the game...scored six consecutive second half points to give Florida State a comfortable lead after the Hurricanes had pulled to within four at the 6:16 mark...two jumpers and two free throws in the next 3:37 (as the Hurricanes were held scoreless) allowed the Seminoles to build their lead to 10 at 51-41 with 3:39 remaining in the game...scored 16 points and pulled down a team-high five rebounds in leading the Seminoles over the Hurricanes in Tallahassee (March 8)...the Seminoles sent the game into the overtime period, outscored Miami 9-6 in the extra session and won the game, 75-72...did most of his offensive damage in the first half with nine points to help Florida State to a 32-30 halftime lead...had five points and one assist that led directly to a 3-point shot by Ralph Mims - for eight total points - in the final 4:45 of the first half as Florida State rallied from a 23-19 deficit to take a 32-30 lead at the half...seven second half points allowed the Seminoles to hold the lead for the majority of the second half...(vs. North Carolina): averaged 24.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 steals in three games against ACC Champion and NCAA Tournament Final Four participant North Carolina...he shot better than 58 percent from the field (28-of-48) and nearly 86 percent (12-of-14) from the free throw line in the three game series against the Tar Heels...scored 22 points at home, 27 points in Chapel Hill and 23 points in the ACC Tournament to total 72 points in three games against the No. 1 overall seed in the ACC and NCAA Tournaments...tied All-American Tyler Hansbrough for game-high scoring honors with 22 points to go along with six rebounds and two assists in 42 minutes as the Seminoles played host to the Tar Heels in Tallahassee (Feb. 3)...Made 10 of 16 shots from the field and two of three shots from the free throw line to lead Florida State in scoring...his scoring output of 14 points in the second half helped the Seminoles outscore the Tar Heels, 38-36, and send the game into overtime...was electric in the final five minutes of the second half with a lay-up at the 4:55 mark to being the score to 57-56 in favor the Tar Heels...a steal and an assist on a Ralph Mims lay-up that once again drew the Seminoles to within one at 58-59at the 3:30 mark and an assist on a 3-point shot by Isaiah Swann that once against closed the gap for Florida State...North Carolina won the game, 83-74, as it outscored Florida State in the overtime period...scored a game-high 27 points for the Seminoles as they traveled to play at North Carolina (March 4)...led all scorers with 19 second-half points as Florida State worked to erase a 44-32 halftime deficit...the Seminoles cut their deficit to six behind Rich's offensive output but fell to the No. 1 ranked Tar Heels, 90-77...Rich made a game-high nine field goals and was eight-of-nine from the free throw line in the game...put his game on display in front of a sold-out Charlotte Bobcats Arena and on national television with a 23-point performance against North Carolina in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament (March 14)...he once again led the game in scoring with one point more than Hansbrough - the Tar Heel's selection as the consensus National Player of the Year...he scored on nine field goals, three 3-point field goals and was a perfect two-of-two from the free throw line...(vs. NC State): averaged 13.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in two games against NC State...scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Seminoles to their 72-62 victory over NC State in Raleigh (Feb. 27)...was one of 11 games during which he led the Seminoles in scoring...led Florida State with 11 first half points as the Seminoles jumped out to an early lead...the Seminoles led by as many as 19 in the first half and were on top 32-24 at the intermission...after he helped the Seminoles attain their large lead, he continued to want the ball in his hands as the Wolfpack went on a late first-half run to get back in the game...he scored seven of the Seminoles nine points of the first half which allowed them to keep a double-digit lead during the remainder of much of the half...scored the first four and assisted on the next two points for the Seminoles to begin the second half as Florida State fended off NC State's comeback attempt...closed the game as he scored six of the Seminoles' final 16 points in the final 7:17 of the game to clinch the ACC road victory...scored six points and pulled down one rebound as Florida State played host to NC State in Tallahassee (Jan. 26)...(vs. Virginia): an exciting force in leading Florida State over Virginia with 17 points and 4 rebounds in the only meeting between the Seminoles and Cavaliers during his senior season...his 17 points was the second highest scoring total for the Seminoles who won at home in Tallahassee 69-67 (Jan. 23)...helped seal the game for Florida State with a very active final five minutes of the game with two rebounds, two free throws and one assist to help close out the game and the Seminoles' second ACC win of the year...his two free throws came at the 4:13 mark and made the score 60-57 while his assist to fellow senior Isaiah Swann led to a 3-point shot and a 60-60 tie with only 2:29 left in the game...was also as valuable in the first half with 10 points to help the Seminoles recover from a 10-point deficit to lead 31-28 at halftime...he scored all 10 of his first half points after the Cavaliers had jumped out to an early 10-point advantage...hit a pair of 3-pointers to ignite a 14-3 Seminole run and bring Florida State from a 15-10 deficit at the 15:02 mark to a 19-18 lead at the 8:47 mark...it was a jumper by Rich that gave Florida State the 19-18 lead...made two free throws at the 4:06 mark to put the Seminoles up 23-22 on their way to the halftime lead...(vs. Virginia Tech): scored 22 points in 34 minutes of play in the lone meeting between Florida State and Virginia Tech in Blacksburg (Jan. 29)...did the bulk of his offensive damage in the second half with 13 points including three made 3-point shots...Florida State scored a season-high 56 second half points as they attempted to recover from a 42-24 deficit at the intermission...his 22-point performance was one of a career-high 10 times that he scored at least 20 points in a game as a senior...(vs. Wake Forest): averaged a team-leading 18.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists in three games against Wake Forest...the Player of the Game with 22 points in 37 minutes played in the Seminoles' 70-60 victory over Wake Forest in the first round of the ACC Tournament at Charlotte Bobcats Arena (March 13)...was on fire and took the game over with 18 second half points to lead the Seminoles to the victory...he made seven of 14 shots in the second half on his way to his 18 points...scored 10 consecutive points for Florida State from the 9:33 mark of the second half to put Florida State up 47-42 through the 5:33 mark which saw the Seminoles with a 10-point lead at 59-49...scored 25 points and pulled down six rebounds in 37 minutes as Florida State played host to Wake Forest in Tallahassee (Feb. 14)...tried to work his second-half magic and will the Seminoles back from a 42-26 deficit at halftime as he scored 17 of the Seminoles' 44 points in the half...Florida State outscored Wake Forest, 44-36, as they pulled to within as few as three with the clock winding down...scored 11 of his 17 second half points in the first 10 minutes of the second half as Florida State mounted a strong comeback...trailing by 16 at the start of the half, Rich scored 11 of the Seminoles' first 21 points of the half to make the score 50-47 in favor of the Deacons...scored nine points and added four assists as the Seminoles traveled to play at Wake Forest (Jan. 20)...his four assists against the Deacons tied his season high for assists in a game during his senior season...(vs. Akron in the NIT): closed his career with a seven-point, 10-rebound performance against Akron in the NIT...led the Seminoles with 10 rebounds as the Seminoles played host to the Zips (March 18)...marked one of five times he led the team in rebounds...also added two assists and played 42 minutes in the overtime loss (65-60) that ended the Seminoles season...(vs. Florida): a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Seminoles defeated NIT participant Florida, 65-51, in the annual grudge match between the Seminoles and the Gators (Nov. 23)...scored nine first half points as Florida State jumped on Florida early and often to gain their second consecutive victory over the Gators...the Seminoles took the lead at 9-7 with 14:16 left in the first half and held the lead for the remainder of the game...scored nine of the Seminoles' first 33 points of the first half as Florida State held a 34-21 halftime lead...the win was the third of his career over Florida and the first of his career in Gainesville...

AS A JUNIOR (2007): Averaged 10.3 points (tied for third on the team), 3.5 rebounds (third) and 1.1 steals (third) while shooting a career-high .805 (first) from the free throw line...played in a career-high 35 games while earning a career-high 34 starting assignments and averaging 29.9 minutes played per game...established career-best statistics for games played (35), games started (34), field goals made (138), field goal percentage (.525), 3-point field goals made (14), 3-point field goal percentage (.389), free throws made (70), free throws attempted (87), free throw shooting percentage (.788), offensive rebounds (40), defensive rebounds (81), total rebounds (121), rebounds per game (3.5), assists (60), minutes played (1,047), minutes played per game (29.9) while tying his career-high for steals (36)...scored his career-high of 24 points in the Seminoles' victory over Maryland in Tallahassee (Jan. 30)...scored his career-high total of 360 points as he earned double figure scoring a career-high 21 times including during eight ACC games, one of two games in the ACC Tournament and two of three games in the 2007 MasterCard NIT...his career-high 21 double figure scoring games ranked second on the team to only All-America Al Thornton's 35-consecutive double figure scoring streak...led the Seminoles in scoring three times as a junior - in victories over Southeastern Louisiana (16 points, Dec. 10), vs. Providence (17 points, Dec. 29) and against Miami (16 points, Jan, 20)...led the Seminoles in rebounds three times as a junior - against Illinois State in the Colonial Classic, in ACC play against Miami and in the NIT against Toledo... best rebounding game of the season came in Florida State's victory over Toledo at home in the NIT Tournament when he pulled down seven missed shots...led the Seminoles in free throw shooting percentage with a career-high .805 mark as was the top shooter on a Seminoles' team that finished No. 1 in the ACC and No. 9 in the nation in free throw shooting percentage...shot .816 from the line in the Seminoles' 16 ACC games to rank fourth on the team and as one of four Florida State players who shot 80 percent or better from the free throw line in ACC play...missed only nine free throws in ACC play as he made 40 of 49 attempts from the line in 16 games...the longest double-figure scoring streak of his career (nine games) began with a 10-point performance at Stetson (Dec. 5) and lasted until another 10 point performance - this time in the ACC at North Carolina (Jan. 7)...he averaged 12.2 points per game as the Seminoles won seven of nine games...topped the Seminoles in scoring with 17 points against Providence and 16 against SE Louisiana during the streak...earned a career-high tying 36 steals (1.0 spg) to run his career steals total to 94 in 95 games - he averaged nearly 1.0 steal per game for each game during the first three years of his career...had at least one steal in 23 of the Seminoles' 35 games with three steals coming four times including during both ACC games against Boston College, their ACC game at Clemson and on the road at Georgia State (Dec. 7)...named to the All-Tournament team at the Colonial Classic in leading the Seminoles past McNeese State, Illinois State and SMU...joined on the team by All-American Al Thornton and 2008 All-ACC Candidate Toney Douglas...(vs. Boston College): averaged 15.5 points and 4.0 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Boston College...made nine of 11 free throw attempts and shot .818 from the line against the Eagles...led the Seminoles with six total steals (2.0 spg) in the two games against Boston College...scored 15 points, pulled down four rebounds and earned three steals as the Seminoles traveled to Chestnut Hill to play at Boston College (Jan. 23)...the bulk of his scoring total, 11 points, came in the second half as the Seminoles battled the Eagles on the road...gave Florida State a lead with a 3-pointer at the 11:20 mark of the second half...the Seminoles held the lead until there was 1:21 left in the game...Boston College then outscored the Seminoles, 6-4, in the final 1:21 to gain the 85-82 victory on a 3-pointer by Sean Marshall at the buzzer...totaled 16 points, four rebounds, two assists and three steals as the Seminoles played host to the Eagles in Tallahassee (Feb. 11)...scored seven points in the first half to lead the Seminoles to a 37-33 lead at the intermission...Florida State led virtually the entire first half with Rich leading the way from the free throw line - he made five of six attempts from the line in the first 20 minutes...scored nine second half points as the Seminoles tried to hold onto the lead and gain the conference victory at home...Boston College stunned the Seminoles as Tyrelle Blair hit a short jumper with five seconds remaining in the game to give the Eagles a 68-67 victory...(vs. Clemson): averaged 10.0 points and 3.7 rebounds in three games against NIT participant Clemson...shot .900 from the free throw line (nine-of-10) in the three meetings between the Seminoles and the Tigers...averaged 1.7 steals per game with five steals in three games against Clemson...one of two Seminoles to score in double figures to lead Florida State past Clemson in the first round of the ACC Tournament at the St. Pete Times Forum (March 8)...his 12 points against the Tigers ranked only behind All-America Al Thornton's 25 points in the win...scored six points in the first and second halves with each bucket it the all-important second half either giving the Seminoles a lead or extending their lead...a lay-up at the 18:37 mark put the Seminoles up by two (40-38)...a lay-up with 15:34 gave Florida State a one-point lead at 46-45...another lay-up extended the Seminoles lead to three with 12:46 left...Florida State won the game, 67-66, on a free throw by Al Thornton with one second remaining in regulation...scored six points and pulled down four rebounds in 25 minutes of play as the Seminoles traveled to play at Clemson (Feb. 7)...scored 12 points and was credited with three steals as the Seminoles played host to Clemson in Tallahassee (Jan. 3)...scored eight second half points as the Seminoles worked themselves back into the game after trailing 41-36 at the half...three consecutive points on three of four free throws drew the Seminoles to within three at 51-48 with 12:10 left in the game...a 3-point shot brought Florida State to within two at 59-61 with 4:02 left in the season opening ACC game for both teams...tied the game at 61 with two more free throws at the 2:35 mark...the game remained tied until Clemson's Cliff Hammonds made a game-winning lay-up with three seconds left on the clock to give the Tigers the 68-66 win...(vs. Duke): scored eight points and pulled down three rebounds in the Seminoles' victory over NCAA Tournament participant Duke in the only game between the Seminoles and the Blue Devils during the 2006-07 season...tied his ACC career-high with four assists in Florida State's monumental victory in Cameron Indoor Stadium...four second half points and helped the Seminoles recover from a halftime deficit and win for the first time in school history in Cameron Indoor Stadium with their 68-67 win in Durham (Feb. 4)...tied the game at 49-49 with a jumper at the 11:48 mark and gave the Seminoles a one-point lead at 53-42 with 8:55 left in the game...one of his four assists during the game came on a Ralph Mims lay-up with 7:48 left in the game to give Florida State a 57-54 lead...another assist on a Ryan Reid lay-up with 4:41 remaining in the game gave Florida State a 64-60 lead - a lead they did not relinquish for the remainder of the game...the Blue Devils missed three lay-ups in the final six seconds and the Seminoles took the victory...(vs. Georgia Tech): averaged 7.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Georgia Tech...scored seven points and pulled down five rebounds as Florida State traveled to play at Georgia Tech (Jan. 13)...totaled eight points and played nearly the entire game as the Seminoles played host to Georgia Tech in Tallahassee (Feb. 13)...all eight points came in the first half as Florida State raced to a 35-30 lead at the half...tied his career-high with two 3-point field goals in helping the Seminoles to the lead...both of his 3-point shots drew the Seminoles back in to the game while a dunk drew the Seminoles into a 24-24 tie with 6:50 left in the first half...Georgia Tech recovered from its halftime deficit and won the game, 63-57...(vs. Maryland): averaged 14.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Maryland...shot the ball well against the Terps as he made 11 of 16 shots from the field (.688) as the teams split their two meetings during the regular season...also shot the ball well from the free throw line with a .833 success rate (five-of-six)...led Florida State with a career-high 24 points as they hosted Maryland in Tallahassee (Jan. 30) and took the 96-79 conference victory...utilizing Rich's 10 first half points, the Seminoles led virtually the entire game and evened their conference record at 4-4 after beginning ACC play with an 0-3 record...scored five points in the first 1:30 of the game to get the Seminoles off to a strong start...three free throws in the final six minutes of the first half helped Florida State to a 49-46 halftime advantage...Rich scored a team-leading 14 second half points to allow the Seminoles to stretch their lead to as many as 18 and earn the victory over the Terps by 17 points...totaled four points and three rebounds in 28 minutes played as the Seminoles traveled to College Park to face the Terps on their home court (Feb. 21)...(vs. Miami): averaged 13.0 points and 5.0 rebounds while shooting nearly 70 percent from the field in two games against Miami...he made nine of 13 shots in the two meetings with the Hurricanes and shot an amazing .692 from the field in the two Seminole wins...led Florida State with 16 points as the Seminoles defeated the Hurricanes in Tallahassee 86-67 (Jan. 20)...He earned game-high scoring honors as Florida State won its second consecutive ACC game after dropping its first three of the season...the hottest Seminole in the game, he scored 12 first half points on five of seven shooting from the field including a perfect two-of-two performance from the 3-point line to spark the home team to the 47-28 advantage at the intermission...scored seven consecutive points before the first media timeout to give the Seminoles a 13-8 lead and put them on their way to victory...he scored on a lay-up and two 3-point shots in a 1:41 span to give Florida State a lead they would not relinquish...his first 3-pointer at the 16:37 mark gave Florida State a 10-8 lead - a lead they did not give back...scored 10 points and pulled down six rebounds in 35 minutes of play as the Seminoles closed out the regular season with a 98-90 victory over Miami in overtime in Coral Gables (March 3)...scored four points and pulled down one rebound in the overtime period to spring Florida State to the victory...his lay-up with 3:37 left in the extra session put the Seminoles up 86-84 and gave them a lead they did not give up in gaining the victory...a dunk at the 3:06 mark put Florida State up by five and sent them on their way to victory...helped send the game into the overtime period as Florida State rallied from as many as 10 points down with 12 minutes remaining in the second half...he blocked a 3-point shot attempt by Brian Asbury with the Hurricanes up eight and threatening to put the game out of hand...his block and ensuing free throw by Toney Douglas began a 29-21 half ending run that sent momentum towards the Seminoles and the game into overtime...during the run he earned an assist on an All-Thornton lay-up that brought the score to 67-68 with 6:12 left...the Seminoles outscored the Hurricanes 16-8 in the overtime period to gain the win and run their regular season record to 19-11 overall and 7-9 in the ACC...(vs. North Carolina): averaged 9.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina...one of two Seminoles in double figures with 10 points as the Seminoles traveled to play at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill (Jan. 7)...all 10 points came in the first half as the Seminoles worked their way to a 30-36 disadvantage...scored eight points and added five rebounds as the Seminoles played North Carolina in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament in the St. Pete Times Forum (March 9)...(vs. NC State): scored seven points and pulled down three rebounds as Florida State defeated NIT participant NC State in the only meeting between the Seminoles and the Wolfpack during the 2006-07 season...totaled seven points and three rebounds in a reserved role on Senior Day against NC State...was the only game of the season he did not start - senior Jerel Allen was awarded the start on the occasion of his final regular season game at the Donald L. Tucker Center...entered the game early and scored two first half points to help the Seminoles to a 39-21 lead at the intermission...six second half points and Rich and his teammates sent Allen and All-American Al Thornton out with a win on Senior Day...(vs. Virginia): scored three points and pulled down one rebound in the Seminoles' only game against NCAA Tournament participant Virginia during his junior season...all three of his points came on three-of-four shooting from the free throw line as Florida State played in the Cavaliers' new home - the John Paul Jones Arena (Feb. 17)...(vs. Virginia Tech): scored nine points and pulled down four rebounds in the Seminoles' only game against NCAA Tournament participant Virginia Tech during the 2006-07 season...helped lead the Seminoles early with seven first half points as the Seminoles sprinted to a 39-23 lead at the intermission...an early 3-point shot and a jumper and two free throws on consecutive possessions with 6:00 left in the half helped Florida State take a much-needed lead of as much as 17 points in the first half...two second half points also proved important as the Hokies roared back and trailed by only one with 9:35 remaining in the game...in the last seven minutes of the game, Rich was responsible for two points on a steal and five points on two baskets as the Seminoles won the game going away 82-73...(vs. Wake Forest): scored eight points and pulled down four rebounds in the Seminoles' only game against Wake Forest during his junior season...was a perfect four-of-four (1.000 percent) in the 74-66 Seminole victory in Tallahassee (Jan. 27)...scored two points in the first half to help keep the Seminoles in the game and five points in the second half as the Seminoles pulled away for the win...both of his two points on free throws in the first 20 minutes helped the Seminoles pull within two at halftime, 30-32...four points in the final 2:22 of the game as Florida State outscored Wake Forest 10-4 during the final minutes to win the game...scored on a lay-up with 2:22 left to up the Seminoles margin to four at 66-62...two free throws with 23 seconds left on the clock gave the Seminoles a 72-63 advantage and the win at home...(vs. Toledo, Michigan and Mississippi State in the NIT): averaged 9.3 points and 4.0 rebounds in three games as the Seminoles advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT...shot 61 percent from the field (11-of-18) and .857 from the free throw line (six-of-seven) as he averaged 30.3 minutes per game as Florida State earned a 2-1 record in advancing to the quarterfinals of the event...double figures with 10 points and a game-high seven rebounds to lead Florida State over Toledo, 77-61, in the first round of the 2007 MasterCard NIT...totaled two points in the first half and eight in the second as the Seminoles took the win at home in Tallahassee...one of six Florida State players in double figures with 11 as the Seminoles defeated Michigan, 87-66, in the second round of the NIT in Tallahassee...a starter and scored two points in 16 minutes as Florida State sprinted to a 41-30 lead at the intermission...added eight second half point as the Seminoles took their lead out to as many as 22 in the second half in earning the victory...scored seven points and added four rebounds as Florida State traveled to play at Mississippi State in the third round of the NIT...The Bulldogs defeated the Seminoles, 86-71, to put an end to Florida State's season...(vs. Florida): scored eight points and pulled down three rebounds in 33 minutes of play as Florida State defeated Florida, 70-66, in the annual meeting between the intra-state rivals in Tallahassee (Dec. 3)...all eight of his points came from the field with six coming in the first half to lead the Seminoles to a 36-31 halftime lead...got to the rim against the Gators as all three of his first half baskets were lay-ups...his lay-up with 15:24 remaining in the first half lifted the Seminoles to a 12-10 lead - a lead they did not relinquish for the remainder of the game...from that point on the Seminoles held the lead in earning their first victory of the season over a ranked team...a second half jumper gave Florida State a commanding 12-point lead (50-38) with 14:42 left in the game...also added two steals and two assists in the monumental victory.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2006): Averaged 10.0 points (third on the team), 3.1 rebounds (third), 1.2 steals (third) and 1.6 assists (fourth)...ranked third on the team in minutes played and was one of only three Seminoles to play more than 800 minutes during the 2005-06 season...averaged 10.0 points per game and was one of only three Seminole players to average in double figure scoring...among the top defenders on the team, he ranked third on the team with a career-high tying 36 steals and second on the team with a career-high 10 blocked shots...started the final 29 games of the season and was one of only four Seminoles to start 29 or more games during the season...started all 16 of the Seminoles' ACC games and both of Florida State's games in the NIT...ranked third on the team with three 20-point scoring games as he totaled a season-high 22 against Butler in the first round of the NIT (March 17) and 20 points each against Miami (Jan. 29) and Duke (Feb. 4)...one of only four Seminole players with double figure rebounds in at least one game as he pulled down a career-high 11 in the Seminoles' victory over Texas Southern (Dec. 7)...also ranked third on the team as he led the team in scoring four times - 13 in the season opener against Jacksonville (Nov. 19), 15 against Texas Southern, 20 against Miami and 22 against Butler...scored 13 points in the Seminoles' victory over Jacksonville off the bench in his only non-start of the season...scored in double figures in three of the first five games of the season for the Seminoles -- against Jacksonville (Nov. 19), Alcorn State (Nov. 21) and Louisiana Monroe (Dec. 2) and totaled double figures in seven of the first nine...scored 15 points and career-high 11 rebounds in first career double-double against Texas Southern...scored seven points to go along with four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes against Purdue (Nov. 29) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge...his outing allowed the Seminoles to take a 97-57 victory and establish a challenge record for largest margin of victory (+40)...a string of five consecutive games in double figure scoring from Florida State's win over Louisiana Monroe (Dec. 2) through the Seminoles' victory over Campbell (Dec. 22)...scored 10 points and added four rebounds, two assists and two steals against Louisiana Monroe...his first career double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds against Texas Southern (Dec. 7)...scored 10 points and added one steal in 28 minutes played against Bowling Green (Dec. 17)...totaled 10 points, to go along with two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 18 minutes against Stetson...scored 11 points and added four rebounds, one blocked shot and two steals in the Seminoles' victory over Campbell...averaged 11.2 points scored per game as the Seminoles won five consecutive games...scored in double figures in 15 of the Seminoles' 30 games as a sophomore as compared to six of 30 games as a freshman...scored or averaged in double figures against six of Florida State's 11 ACC opponents during the season...(vs. Boston College): scored seven points, was credited with two assists and earned three steals in Florida State's only game against NCAA Tournament participant Boston College during the 2005-06 season...three points in the first half as the Seminoles sprinted to a 38-34 lead and four points in the second half as they attempted to hold onto a lead in the second half...his 3-point shot came with 1:36 remaining in the first half and put the Seminoles up 36-30 on their way to a four-point lead at the intermission...it marked the third of five consecutive ACC games Florida State would lead at halftime...four second half points on two lay-ups as the Seminoles worked their way back into the game after falling behind by as many as 14 points in the second half...after falling behind, the Seminoles cut the lead to as few as two and had a shot to tie the game at the final buzzer on the road...two Rich steals in the final 3:19 of the game helped the Seminoles' cut into the deficit...his steal with 1:18 left led directly to a 3-point shot by Todd Galloway and cut Florida State's deficit to two at 81-83...Boston College won the game despite being outscored 9-7 by Florida State in the final two minutes of the game...(vs. Clemson): averaged 10.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Clemson...eight points and four rebounds in 27 minutes as the Seminoles traveled to play at Clemson (Jan. 4)...totaled six first half points as Florida State worked to hang with the Tigers and were down six (30-36) at the halftime break...most important basket of the game came on a steal and a lay-up with 20 seconds remaining in the first half to bring the Seminoles to within three at 30-33...was limited to two points in the second half as the Seminoles were unable to come all the way back and fell to the Tigers on the road, 61-55...totaled 13 points to go along with six rebounds and a career-high tying four steals as the Seminoles defeated Clemson in Tallahassee (Feb. 1)...among the team leaders with eight second half points as Florida State pulled away and led by as many as 14 in the second half...got the Seminoles going in the second half as he stole the basketball from Clemson's Vernon Hamilton and scored on a lay-up to quickly increase the Seminoles' lead to 28-23 (+5)...was an important basket as the Tigers tied the game at the 12:31 mark but never took the lead...integral in an important four-point possession for the Seminoles with five minutes left in the game...with 5:17 remaining in the game, Rich grabbed the offensive rebound of a missed Todd Galloway free throw shot, scored a lay-up and was fouled on the play...he hit the ensuing free throw to put the Seminoles up 59-49 and very much put the game away for the Seminoles...his points were part of a 13-0 Florida State run that took the score from up one (48-47 at the 8:45 mark) to up 14 at the 4:26 mark...Florida State won the game 69-59 to even their ACC record at 4-4 at the midway point of the conference race...(vs. Duke): averaged 11.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Duke...averaged 30.5 minutes of playing time in the two games against the Blue Devils...his career breakout game came with 20 points, three rebounds and two steals in a career-high 39 minutes of play as Florida State took No. 2 ranked Duke to the limit before falling in overtime, 97-96, in one of the most memorable games of the 2005-06 college basketball season...was nearly unstoppable as he made 10 of 18 field goal attempts and combining with teammate Al Thornton for 57 points in a truly amazing performance by the entire Seminole team...totaled eight first half points to energize the Seminoles to a 45-43 halftime lead...it marked only the second time in school history the Seminoles had led the Blue Devils at halftime in a game played in Cameron Indoor Stadium...it was a Rich assist on a jumper by Al Thornton with five seconds remaining in the first half that gave the Seminoles the 45-43 lead at the intermission...three of his four first half baskets pulled the Seminoles in to a tie with the Blue Devils...there were 14 ties in the first half and 26 ties in the game...his 12 second half points were overshadowed by only Thornton's 14 second half points for Florida State...six points in a span of 1:19 in the second half on a variety of post-up jumpers (two) and a dunk to draw Florida State to within four (54-58) at the 14:40 mark...a jumper with 5:05 remaining in regulation again tied the game at 76-76...played all five minutes in the overtime period and contributed one steal in the extra session of basketball...scoring performance was his first 20-point scoring outing on the road and helped him announce presence as one of the ACC's top players...three points (all from the free throw line) and a team-leading nine rebounds as the Seminoles defeated No. 1 ranked Duke in Tallahassee (March 1)...all three points came late in the second half as Florida State battled back from as much as a seven-point deficit to gain the incredible victory...two free throws with 3:12 remaining pulled the Seminoles to within one at 69-70 and another made shot from the line tied the game at 72-72 with 1:42 remaining in the game...drew fouls on Sean Dockery (3:12) and Lee Melchionni (1:42) late in the game as two Blue Devils fouled out of the game and two more had four fouls when the game ended...the foul he drew on Melchionni with 1:42 left in the game came on a very important defensive rebound after a missed 3-point shot by DeMarcus Nelson...Florida State outscored Duke, 14-7, in the last five minutes of the game to gain the victory...(vs. Georgia Tech): scored 12 points, pulled down two rebounds and was credited with four assists in Florida State's come-from-behind victory over Georgia Tech...credited with one big blocked shot and a second huge defensive play in the final six seconds of the Seminoles' victory over Georgia Tech in Tallahassee (Feb. 9)...with six seconds remaining in the game, Rich blocked a 3-point shot attempt by the Yellow Jacket's Lewis Clinch which, if the shot had gone in, would had given Georgia Tech the lead. On the ensuing play (after he blocked the ball out of bounds) he defended Tech's Anthony Morrow to the outside of the court where Morrow stepped on the sidelined and turned the ball over to the Seminoles...it was one of Rich's career-high 10 blocked shots on the season and maybe the most important of the fist two years of his career...added 10 second half points as Florida State erased as much as a 14-point second half deficit...helped begin the Seminoles' comeback after they trailed by 14 (56-70) with 9:17 left in the game...assisted on a jumper by Isaiah Swann to cut the Seminoles' deficit to 12 with 9:02 left and then scored two consecutive baskets in the next 51 seconds to pull Florida State to within eight (62-70) with 7:41 left it he game...added two free throws at the 4:47 mark to pull Florida State to within five at 67-72...added an assist on an Alexander Johnson Dunk to close the deficit to three (71-74) with 4:05 remaining...Florida State took the lead on a 3-point shot by Andrew Wilson with 1:32 left to put the score at 80-79 which turned out to be the final score of the game...the Seminole lead then set up Rich for the defensive stand of the season...(vs. Maryland): scored six points and was credited with three assists and two rebounds in Florida State's only game during the season against NIT participant Maryland...four first half points and two in the second half as the Seminoles defeated Maryland in Tallahassee (Feb. 22), 71-60, to improve to 17-7 overall and 7-6 in the ACC...scored four of Florida State's first seven points to give the Seminoles a 7-4 lead with only 2:42 elapsed in the game...the Seminoles led the rest of the way, won the game going away and were up by as many as 20 in the second half...(vs. Miami): averaged 13.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in two games against NIT participant Miami...totaled 20 points on eight of 11 shooting from the field against Miami in Tallahassee (Jan. 29)...was the first time in his career that he had scored 20 or more points in a single game and the first of three times he scored at least 20 points during the 2005-06 season...did the majority of his scoring damage after halftime as he scored 16 points to help the Seminoles recover from as much as a seven point deficit to tie the game and send it into overtime...biggest play of the game was an assist on an inbounds pass to Alexander Johnson for a lay-up that tied the game with one second remaining in regulation to tie the game at 69-69...sent a perfectly timed alley-oop pass to Johnson who scored the bucket jut before the clock hit zero...scored seven points in the first five minutes of the send half to help the Seminoles reclaim the lead at the 15:08 mark (40-39...Rich tied the game and put Florida State up, 40-39, with a pair of free throws...he scored seven of the Seminoles first 14 points of the second half...added six points during the remainder as he tried to will the Seminoles to the win...totaled three points and one assist in the overtime period but his effort wasn't enough as the Seminoles fell at home, 84-78...scored seven points and added three rebounds in 29 minutes of play as the Seminoles defeated Miami in Coral Gables (March 5) to clinch a winning record in the ACC at 7-9...mot important play of the game may have come at the defensive end as he blocked a lay-up attempt by Guillermo Diaz to allowed Florida State to hold onto a 36-34 (+2 point) lead...was three of four from the free throw line in the second half with each of his three free throws helping the Seminoles hold their lead...Florida State won the game, 67-64, for their first victory over Miami on the road as a league opponent...(vs. North Carolina): scored 12 points and pulled down one rebound in Florida State's only game against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina during the 2005-06 season...was one for four Seminoles to score in double figures against the Tar Heels in Tallahassee (Jan. 22)...scored seven first half points to help the Seminoles to a seemingly commanding 50-42 lead at the intermission...scored the first three points of the game on a 3-point shot with only 58 seconds elapsed in the game...a jumper with 1:01 left in the first half gave the Seminoles their largest lead (+13, 50-47)...scored five points in the second half including one on a free throw with 2:07 left to tie the game a 76-76...North Carolina won the game as they outscored the Seminoles 5-4 in the last two minutes to gain the 81-80 victory...(vs. NC State): scored six points and added one rebound in 15 minutes of play in the Seminoles only game of the season against NC State...all six points came in the second half as NC State defeated Florida State in Raleigh (Feb. 15)...(vs. Virginia): averaged 11.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Virginia...scored in double figures and shot a combined 10 of 18 (.556) in both victories over the Cavaliers during the season...totaled 12 points, for rebounds and for assists in 35 minutes against Virginia as the Seminoles won in overtime in Charlottesville (Jan. 11), 87-82...scored six first half points, four in the second half and two in the overtime period as the Seminoles gained their second ACC victory of the season...his two points in overtime (on two of two free throws) with two seconds remaining on the clock were his most pivotal points of the game and gave Florida State an insurmountable lead at 87-82 which proved to be the final score of the game...four points on two dunks within a two minutes span in the second half gave the Seminoles a five point lead at 54-49...defensively he blocked a career-high two shots with both coming in the second half...began the second half with a block of an jumper by Adrian Joseph that allowed Florida State to keep a 47-45 advantage...a second block came only one minutes late an a lay-up attempt by Tunji Soroye and allowed Florida State to keep a five point advantage at 50-45...the missed opportunities by the Cavaliers loomed large late in the second half as Florida State needed to recover from a five-point deficit in the final 3:18 of regulation to tie the game at 77-77 and send it into overtime...double figures for the third consecutive game against Virginia (he also scored 10 points against Virginia on March 6, 2005) as he totaled 10 points and three rebounds as the Seminoles defeated the Cavaliers, 76-62, in Tallahassee (Feb. 18)...the +14 point margin of victory was the Seminoles largest ACC margin of victory during the season...scored six of the Seminoles first 16 points of the game to help Florida State to a 16-5 bulge with 13:29 still left in the first half...a jumper with 4:02 left in the half allowed Florida State to take a 39-28 halftime lead and allowed the Seminoles to run to the victory...the win evened the Seminoles' ACC record a 6-6 and would allow them to win five of their last six conference games of the season to finish with a 9-7 ACC mark and a fifth place finish in the conference standings...(vs. Virginia Tech): averaged 7.5 points and 2.0 assists in two games against Virginia Tech...scored nine points and had two steals and a blocked shot in the Seminoles victory over the Hokies in Tallahassee (Jan. 7)...scored three points in the final 5:37 of the game to help the Seminoles win their first ACC game of the season...scored three straight points for Florida State in a 32 second span on a free throw and a lay-up to allow the Seminoles to extend their lead from five points to eight points with 5:05 left in the game...Florida State made their free throws at the end of the game and won going away, 74-68...one steal in each half led directly to five points on his own steal and lay-up in the first half and a steal to set up a 3-point shot by Alexander Johnson in the second half...totaled six points and three assists as Florida State traveled to play Virginia Tech in Blacksburg (Feb. 25)...(vs. Wake Forest): averaged 6.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Wake Forest...five points (all in the second half) as Florida State won in Winston-Salem (Jan. 24)...allowed the Seminoles to stay hot to begin the second half with a jumper at the 19:07 mark to put Florida State up by 10 (44-34)...scored three of four free throw shots in the last 35 seconds of the game after the Demon Deacons had closed to within three with just over three minutes left in the game...his first two free throw shots put the Seminoles up seven with 35 seconds remaining and his third closed the Deacons out and gave the Seminoles a 74-68 advantage...scored seven points and added two rebounds against Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament (March 9) in the Greensboro Coliseum...scored four points in the first half to stake Florida State to a 40-32 lead...Wake Forest redeemed themselves in the second half and won the game, 78-66, to advance to the quarterfinal of the tournament...(vs. Butler and South Carolina in the NIT): averaged 13.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in Florida State's two games against Butler and South Carolina as the Seminoles advanced to the second round of the NIT...scored his career-high of 22 points and pulled down eight rebounds as he nearly totaled his second career double-double against Butler in the first round of the NIT in Tallahassee (March 17)...his scoring performance allowed him to earn team-high scoring honors for the fourth time during his sophomore season...his scoring output allowed the Seminoles to offset the off-night by lading scorer Al Thornton who totaled only five points in the Seminoles' 67-63 victory...was a scoring terror in the second half as he scored 18 of Florida State's 34 points in the half to allow the Seminoles to survive and advance to the second round of the NIT...scored 10 of the Seminoles' first 17 points of the second half to allow Florida State to keep their lead until late in the half...a dunk (his 10th point of the second half) with 12:32 remaining in the game put the Seminoles up 50-43...an old fashioned three-point play at the 6:09 mark with a lay-up and the ensuing free throw after being fouled by Florida State up 57-51...made a career-high tying 10 field goals in the victory...eight rebounds (one off tying Alexander Johnson for team-high honors) including seven in the all-important second half...earned four rebounds in the last 10 minutes of the game including the final rebound of the game with six seconds left in the victory to seal to win...scored four points and was credited with a career-high five assists against South Carolina in the second round of the NIT in Tallahassee (March 21)...scored all four of his points in the first half as the Seminoles forged to a 25-22 lead at the intermission...South Carolina won the game in overtime 69-68...(vs. Florida): scored eight points and pulled down three rebounds in the Seminoles' only game against Florida during the 2005-06 season...all eight points came in the second half as the Seminoles battled the Gators in Gainesville (Nov. 25).

AS A FRESHMAN (2005): Averaged 5.4 points (seventh on the team), 2.0 rebounds (tied for eighth), 0.7 steals (fifth) and shot .707 from the free throw line (sixth) while playing in 30 games and starting 11...his 11 starts were the sixth most on the team and the highest amount among the Seminoles' freshman...played 584 minutes and averaged 19.5 minutes played per game in his first season - the fifth highest minutes played total and fifth highest average number of minutes played of the 13 Florida State players...averaged 6.7 points and 2.4 rebounds in his 11 starts...missed the first game of his career against Texas Southern (Nov. 19) and the Seminoles' exhibition against PanAmerican University of Mexico because of an eye injury suffered during pre-season practice...scored in double figures in three of his first eight career games and was averaging 6.8 points per game after scoring 11 points to lead the Seminoles over South Alabama (Dec. 16) in Tallahassee...scored his season-high of 12 points in his sixth career game to lead the Seminoles over Ole Miss on the road...most important basket was his final score of the game as he earned a steal and scored on a driving, spinning lay-up to increase Florida State's lead to five points and make the game a two possession game...Rich's basket put the Seminoles up 69-64 with nine seconds remaining in the game...Rich's career-high 12 points allowed Florida State to gain a win on the road at an SEC school for the first time since defeating Florida in Gainesville in 1992...totaled 22 steals in his 30 games played with five multiple steal games including his career-high of four steals against LSU...also earned three steals in Florida State's victory over Jacksonville (Dec. 21)...(vs. Clemson) averaged 6.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Clemson...scored five points and added two rebounds in 17 minutes of play as the Seminoles hosted the Tigers in Tallahassee (Jan. 12)...eight points and one steal as a starter when Florida State traveled to play at Clemson (Feb. 27)...all eight points came in the second half as the Seminoles attempted a furious comeback...a 3-point shot with 6:46 left in the game pulled the Seminoles to within 52-51and was part of a 15-6 run that brought the Seminoles back into the contest...Clemson made 19 free throws in the final five minutes to take the 83-74 victory...(vs. Duke) scored zero points and pulled down one rebound in 13 minutes of play in his first career game against NCAA Tournament participant Duke...earned 13 minutes of playing time before fouling out for the only time during his freshman season...(vs. Georgia Tech) averaged 5.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Georgia Tech...five points and three rebounds as Florida State traveled to play in Atlanta (Feb. 2)...biggest shot of the game, a 3-pointer with two seconds remaining in the first half, gave the Seminoles a 33-27 lead and momentum heading into the halftime break...scored all five of his points in the final 2:07 of the half as Florida State seemingly took control of the game...Florida State closed the half on a 12-3 run and led by as many as eight in the half to take the early lead...Georgia Tech recovered and won the game on a 3-point shot by Will Bynum to win the game 64-61...six points, three assists and two rebounds as a starter for the Seminoles in the second of two near wins against Georgia Tech in the game played in Tallahassee (Feb. 20)...scored two points in the second half as Florida State outscored Georgia Tech 39-32 and nearly earned the victory...Rich scored on a lay-up with 14:29 left in the second half for his only two points half...his bucket started a 25-18 game-ending run that allowed the Seminoles to take a 75-74 lead with 10 seconds remaining on a basket by Al Thornton...the Yellow Jackets stole the victory from the Seminoles on two free throws by B.J. Elder with 0.4 seconds remaining in the game...(vs. Maryland) scored nine points and pulled down four rebounds in the Seminoles' only game against NIT semifinalist Maryland...made his first career ACC start and played his career-high of 31 minutes as the Seminoles opened their conference schedule...nine points including three in the second half and two in the overtime period as the Seminoles battled Maryland into overtime...a jumper with 10:30 left in the second half pulled the Seminoles to within seven at 63-56 and began a half ending 24-17 Seminole run that saw the Seminoles tie the game at 80-80 at the end of regulation...pulled the Seminoles even at 88 with a jump shot with 32 seconds left in the overtime period...Maryland won the game, 90-88, on two free throws with seven seconds left in the game by John Gilchrist...(vs. Miami) averaged 1.0 point and 1.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Miami in the Hurricanes' first season as members of the ACC...two points and three rebounds in 15 minutes of play as Florida State played the Hurricanes as an ACC opponent for the first time at Coral Gables (Feb. 15)...13 minutes of play as a starter as Florida State hosted Miami in Tallahassee (Feb. 22)...(vs. North Carolina) averaged 5.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in two games against NCAA National Champion North Carolina...two first half points and three rebounds as the Seminoles played host to North Carolina in Tallahassee (Feb. 6)...eight points and three rebounds as a starter in 22 minutes as Florida State played in Chapel Hill (Mach 3)...(vs. NC State) averaged 4.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant NC State...helped the Seminoles to the 70-64 win in Raleigh (Jan. 26) which gave the Seminoles their first ACC road win since March 3, 2001 and broke a 26-game ACC road losing streak...four points including a perfect two-of-two from the free throw line in the second half to help lead the Seminoles to the much needed victory...his free throws came with 6:10 remaining in the second half and was part of a 17-of-20 performance from the line by the Seminoles in the final 20 minutes of the game...Florida State made eight of their last nine free throws (including two by Rich) in the final six minutes of the game...the Seminoles' free throws helped overpower the Wolfpack who outscored the Seminoles 9-8 to close the game...scored four points and pulled down four rebounds as he earned his 11th career start against NC State in the ACC Tournament at the MCI Center (March 10)...led the Seminoles with two assists as he played on the biggest stage of the first year of his Florida State career... (vs. Virginia) averaged 7.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in two games against Virginia...shot well from the field and finished with a .600 (six-of-ten) field goal shooting percentage against the Cavaliers...best combination of points (10) and rebounds (five) in the Seminoles' regular season finale against Virginia in Tallahassee (March 6)...helped the Seminoles take the 68-63 victory...finished as one of four Seminoles in double figure scoring...four first half points as the Seminoles raced to a 32-21 halftime lead and held on to take the victory...on the floor late and made two-of-two free throws with 59 seconds remaining in the second half to put Florida State up 63-58 with under one minute to play...made his two free throws as the Cavaliers had cut the Seminoles advantage to 61-58 (-3 points)...after Florida State had led by as many as 13 points in the second half, three points was the slimmest of margins held by Florida State in the second half...the two free throws by Rich took the game from a one-possession game to a two possession game...Virginia got no closer than four in the final minutes as the Seminoles won on Senior Day for Anthony Richardson and Adam Waleskowski...four points and his ACC career-high of three assists in the Seminoles trip to Charlottesville (Feb. 9)...all four points came in the first half as Florida State ran out to a 31-23 halftime lead...played only three minutes in the second half as Virginia outscored Florida State 33-24 to steal the victory...the Cavaliers won the game, 56-55, on a 3-point shot by Devin Smith with five seconds remaining in the game...(vs. Virginia Tech) scored zero points and pulled down zero rebounds in nine minutes of play in one game against Virginia Tech as the Hokies and Seminoles met only once during the season...two assists led to five first-half points and a 45-38 halftime lead for the Seminoles...assisted on a 3-point shot by Adam Waleskowski and a dunk by Al Thornton to help the Seminoles to their first win over Virginia Tech as an ACC opponent...Florida State evened their ACC record at 1-1 with the 77-70 victory...(vs. Wake Forest) averaged 5.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Wake Forest...instrumental in the Seminoles' 91-83 overtime victory over No. 3 ranked Wake Forest in Tallahassee (Jan. 18)...pulled down his ACC career-high of five rebounds in the monumental win over the Deacons...also had two assists and one steal which led directly to seven first half points as the Seminoles took a 46-32 lead on their way to the victory...was the Seminoles' only win over a ranked team during the season and marked the 14th consecutive season the Seminoles had defeated at least one ranked team...scored his ACC career-high of 11 points as the Seminoles traveled to play at Winston-Salem (Feb. 12)...tied his career-high with five field goals made in the game...was one of two players in double figures for the Seminoles in the contest...(vs. Florida) scored four points and pulled down three rebounds as the Seminoles defeated Florida in the annual regular season game between the in-state rivals...all four points came in the first half as the Seminoles raced to a 45-32 lead at the intermission and went onto the 82-69 victory...two free throws with 1:24 remaining came in the midst of a half-ending 12-9 run to give Florida State the 13 point bulge at the half...was the Seminoles' first victory over the Gators since the 1997 season...

AT DR. PHILLIPS: Graduated from Dr. Phillips High School in 2004 ... averaged 21.5 points, 4.5 assists, 2.9 steals and shot .550 from the field as a senior in 2004 ... the team leader in scoring in all but two games as a senior ... earned All-State First-Team honors as a senior in becoming only the second player in school history to earn the honor ... only Rich and former NC State and Georgia star Damien Wilkins are Dr. Phillips alum who have been named as the best players in the state of Florida as seniors ... named All-State First-Team by the Florida Sports Writers Association as both a junior and senior ... became the first player in school history to earn All-State First-Team honors in two consecutive seasons ... an All-Central Florida selection by the Orlando Sentinel ... earned All-Metro Conference First-Team honors his senior season ... led Dr. Phillips to a 20-7 record and a final ranking of No. 7 in the state ... the Panthers were ranked No. 1 in the state during his senior season for the first time in school history ... Dr. Phillips was ranked second in the state in the final poll of the 2004 season and were not ranked below tenth in the state during his senior season ... led Dr. Phillips to the Metro Conference Championship with a perfect 14-0 record ... Rich led Dr. Phillips to its first ever undefeated Metro Conference Championship in school history ... over his final two years at Dr. Phillips, the Panthers amassed a 25-2 conference record with one championship and one runner-up finish ... scored at least 30 points three times with his senior season high of 33 points coming against Olympia ... scored 31 points against Edgewater (Dec. 1) ... Edgewater finished the season as the No. 1-ranked team in the state of Florida ... also 31 points against Cyprus Creek in January of his senior season ... established school records for points scored (683) and points scored per game (22.8) as a junior ... also averaged 6.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 3.7 steals as a junior ... career high of 34 points came against Olympia Jan. 8, 2003 and totaled 33 against Olympia Jan. 15, 2004.

PERSONAL: Born May 8, 1986 ... Jason is the son of Ronnie and Addie Rich ... was born in Pensacola, Fla., and was a childhood friend of teammate Ralph Mims ... the youngest of nine brothers and sisters ... selected Florida State over Kentucky, Indiana, Connecticut, Georgia Tech and Southern California.

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