Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Seminoles Shut Down Wolfpack

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Seminoles Shut Down Wolfpack

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TALLAHASSEE -- Putting together consecutive victories for the

first time in 1996, Florida State may yet salvage a basketball

season that was headed nowhere just one week ago.

Forcing 25 turnovers and holding Atlantic Coast Conference

scoring leader Todd Fuller to 14 points, the Seminoles hung a

79-66 loss on North Carolina State last night in front of a

sparse crowd of 4,484.

The loss lifted the Seminoles (12-9, 4-7) out of the Atlantic

Coast Conference cellar for the first time in nearly a month.

"We have emotion," announced FSU coach Pat Kennedy, who spent

more than a month exhausting a multitude of lineup combinations

in an effort to spark his team's sagging fortunes.

"I think we've definitely found ourselves," Kennedy said. "It

comes at a good time. The question is can we sustain it."

Defense, clearly was the difference for the 'Noles, who

harassed the Wolfpack (14-10, 3-8) with a zone press from start

to finish. …

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