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Florida State Falls in Final Seconds

Men's basketball loses to South Florida 70-68

Jan. 31, 1998

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Brian Lamb hit two free throws in the closing seconds to lead South Florida to a 70-68 victory over Florida State Saturday.

Shaddrick Jenkins scored a game-high 20 points for South Florida. Terrell Baker came off the bench to lead the Seminoles with 16.

South Florida (13-9) rallied late in the second half behind the 3-point shooting of Scott Johnson. At the 6:10 mark, Johnson's 3-pointer put the Bulls ahead 53-47. He hit another with 4:52 remaining to make it 58-51.

It was Baker's three-point shooting that brought the Seminoles (15-7) back into the game. His three-pointer with 47 seconds in the game pulled Florida State to within 68-66.

Randell Jackson tipped in a missed jumper by Devonaire Deas to tie the game at 68 with 10 seconds to play. Following that basket, Lamb, who went 10-of-12 from the line, was fouled. He then sank the game-winners.

Free-throw shooting was key for the Bulls who hit 25 of 33.

In the first half, the Bulls raced to an 11-6 lead behind Chonsey Asbury's six points. A Greer putback at the 7:45 mark gave the Seminoles their first lead of the night at 19-17.

Neither team would gain more than a four-point lead the remainder of the half. With the score tied, Lamb, who had 11 in the half, hit a three-pointer with two seconds left to put South Florida up 33-30.

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