Dec. 18, 2007
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Uche Echefu scored 17 points and pulled down nine rebounds as Florida State came from behind for a 66-61 win over College of Charleston on Tuesday.
College of Charleston had the ball and a one point lead with 51 seconds left in the game, but Seminole point guard Toney Douglas stole an inbound pass and his ensuing lay-up gave the Seminoles a 62-61 advantage.
Echefu came up with a loose ball as the Cougars tried to bring the ball back into play, and was fouled. He made both free throws to give the Seminoles a 64-61 lead with 46 seconds to play.
Echefu was 8-of-10 from the free throw line. Mims added 15 points, and Rich and Douglas both finished with 13 for the Seminoles (10-3).
College of Charleston (4-5) led by as many as 12 points in the second half, but the Seminoles slowly chipped away at the lead. White finished with a team high 17 points and Marcus Hammond added 12.
Jermaine Johnson scored 10 points and pulled down 15 rebounds. The Seminoles had 10 first half turnovers and trailed 37-30 at halftime.