Morgan loses 4th Fla. St. wins, 89-48

December 04, 1990|By Special to The Sun

TALLAHASSEE,FLA. — TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Four players scored in double figures, as Florida State posted an 89-48 victory over winless Morgan State (0-4) last night.

The Seminoles (2-1) opened a 50-22 halftime cushion with a 40-11 spurt in the final 12 minutes of the half. Florida State led twice by as many as 48 points, the last at 85-37 with 4 minutes, 30 seconds left in the game.

Morgan State had more turnovers (20) than shots (19) in the opening half.

Aubry Boyd led the Seminoles with 17 points. Michael Polite had 13, Andre Reid 11 and Douglas Edwards 13 to go along with 12 rebounds and a game-high six assists.

Chad Copeland scored eight points and had three assists in his first start as point guard for the Seminoles. Florida State, which had totaled just 14 assists in its first two games, was credited with 17 against Morgan State.

Eleven players scored for the Seminoles, who suffered their first defeat Friday, 85-68, at home against Florida.

Steven Haynes and Jason Rhodes scored 10 apiece for Morgan State.

Florida State shot 43.8 percent in the game and out-rebounded the Golden Bears, 55-38. The losers shot 29.5 percent and made only three of 20 from three-point range.

MORGAN STATE (48) -- Hogans 3-6 0-0 7, McCoy 1-12 4-4 6, Smith 2-12 0-0 4, Adams 4-9 0-0 8, Haynes 4-10 2-4 10, Rhodes 3-5 2-4 10, Sellers 0-0 0-0 0, Parker 1-7 0-0 2, Sanders 0-0 0-0 0, Bacon 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 18-61 9-14 48.

FLORIDA STATE (89) -- Graham 3-10 0-0 6, Copeland 2-9 3-4 8, Boyd 6-10 2-4 17, Polite 6-10 3-5 15, Edwards 4-8 5-6 13, Nichols 0-0 0-2 0, Hands 1-2 0-0 2, Ward 1-3 2-4 4, Salters 2-4 1-2 5, Myers 0-1 0-0 0, Miller 1-4 0-0 3, White 2-5 0-0 5, Reid 4-7 3-3 11. Totals 32-73 19-30 89.

Halftime--Florida St. 50, Morgan St. 22. 3-point shots--Morgan St. 3-20 (Rhodes 2-4, Hogans 1-3, McCoy 0-6, Haynes 0-4, Smith 0-2, Parker 0-1), Florida St. 6-14 (Boyd 3-5, Copeland 1-4, Miller 1-2, White 1-1, Hands 0-1, Edwards 0-1). Rebounds--Morgan St. 38 (Parker 8), Florida St. 55 (Edwards 12). Assists--Morgan St. 7 (McCoy, Parker 2), Florida St. 17 (Edwards 6). Fouled out--none. Total fouls--Morgan St. 23, Florida St. 15. A--4,215.

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