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Florida St. Falls To Massachusetts, 78-68
Jason Rich shoots as Massachusetts' Rashaun Freeman looks on during the second half.

Jason Rich shoots as Massachusetts' Rashaun Freeman looks on during the second half.

Feb. 15, 2005

Box Score

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Maurice Maxwell scored 15 of his game-high 19 points in the second half when Massachusetts shot 71 percent from the field in a 78-68 win over Florida State on Tuesday night.

The Minutemen (13-9) trailed 30-27 at halftime but scored 51 points in the second half and shot a season-best 57 percent for the game.

Rashaun Freeman scored 13 for UMass, Art Bowers had 12 while Jeff Viggiano and Lawrence Carrier added 11 each.

Florida State (11-14), which lost its fifth straight, was led by Von Wafer with 16 points and Todd Galloway with 11.

The game was tied at 37-37 with 14:37 to play when Freeman scored six points in a 15-5 run that gave the Minutemen a 52-42 lead with 9:56 to play.

Wafer hit a pair of 3-pointers as the Seminoles fought back to within 55-52 with 6:47 to play, but UMass responded with a 13-4 run for a 68-56 lead with 1:27 left.

Florida State led by as many as six points, 25-19, in the first half but UMass pulled even at 27-27 before Galloway hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Seminoles their halftime lead.


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