Game Notes: Maine vs. FSU

The Florida State Seminoles (8-2) host the Maine Black Bears (4-4) tonight at the Donald L. Tucker Center. Tipoff is at 7pm.

When: Tonight at 7 pm
Where: Donald L. Tucker Center
Who: Maine Black Bears

He said what: "Toney Douglas has made tremendous improvement since last year. He's determined that he's going to add that as part of his game -- being a guy who really pressures the ball. He's doing an outstanding job."-Leonard Hamilton

Players to watch for FSU: Guard Isaiah Swann, Guard Toney Douglas, and Forward Uche Echefu. Swann leads the team with 14.4 ppg, Douglas averages 12.9 ppg with 28 steals and Echefu chips in with 10.0 ppg to go along with 5.9 rpg.

Players to watch from Maine: Guard Mark Socoby and Center Brian Andre. Socoby is averaging 13.6 ppg and Andre 14.6 ppg with 6.3 rpg.

Probable starting five for Maine-
F #33 Jordan Cook (5.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg; Season-high 15 points vs. Fisher, 11/13/07)
C #23 Brian Andre (14.6 ppg, 6.3 rpg; Season-high 17 points vs. Northeastern and Providence)
G #11 Jason Hight (5.1 pg, 3.3 rpg; Season-high 12 points vs. NJIT, 12/1/07)
G #12 Junior Bernal (12.3 ppg, 3.0 apg; Season-high 19 points vs. NJIT, 12/1/07)
G #22 Mark Socoby (13.6 ppg, 2.5 apg; Season-high 29 points at Quinnipiac, 11/20/07)

Notable Game Notes

Florida State is ranked FIRST IN THE NATION AND FIRST IN THE ACC in free throws made (173), free throws attempted (214) and free throw percentage (.808) according to the first NCAA statistical report of the season. The report takes into account all of the games played through Dec. 2. Senior guard Isaiah Swann is ranked FIFTH IN THE NATION AND FIRST IN THE ACC WITH a .967 success rate (29 of 30) from the free throw line. The Seminoles finished first in the ACC and ninth in the nation last season with a school record .758 shooting percentage from the free throw line. The Seminoles' performance from the free throw line against Cleveland State (29 of 31, .935) is the fifth best and their performance against Georgia Southern (32 of 35, .914) is the seventh best performance in Division I during the first month of the 2007-08 season. The Seminoles are joined by only Wright State a (.805) as the two Division I teams that are shooting 80 percent or better from the free throw line.

Records are meant to be broken:

-Isaiah Swann needs five 3-point field goals made to become the fifth player in school history to make 150 or more 3-point field goals.

-Swann needs five 3-point field goals attempted to surpass LaMarr Greer and move into sixth place on Florida State's 3-point field goals attempted list.

-Swann needs five assists to become the 13th player in school history with 300 or more career assists.

*-Credit FSU Sports Info for stats

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