No. 20 Florida St Beats Wake Forest 83-59
Jackson and Baker lead Seminoles
January 22, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Randell Jackson scored 19 points and Terrell Baker added 16 Thursday night to lead No. 20 Florida State to an 83-59 victory over cold-shooting Wake Forest.
The Seminoles (14-5, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) took command late in the first half and were never challenged afterward on the way to their first conference win at home this season.
Wake Forest (9-7, 2-4) tried to offset a height disadvantage by shooting a lot of 3-pointers, but managed to hit only 4 of 25 tries from long distance while shooting 33.3 percent overall.
Freshmen Robert O'Kelley with 15 points. Another freshman, Niki Arinze, had 14 and Steven Goolsby scored 11, all in the first half.
Corey Louis added 14 points for Florida State, which shot 54.7 percent and controlled the boards 40-31.
Baker scored all seven of his first-half points in a span of 71 seconds, sparking a 17-4 run that gave Florida State a 40-29 halftime lead.
Goolsby came off the bench and kept Wake Forest close early in the game. His 3-pointer with 6:26 left in the half gave the Demon Deacons their last lead at 20-19.