Florida State Postgame Notes


Nov. 29, 2008

Recap |  Box Score

Florida State vs. Cincinnati - Nov. 28, 2008

Thomas & Mack Center – Las Vegas, Nev.









          Records: Cincinnati – 4-1, 0-0 BIG EAST; Florida State – 6-0, 0-0 ACC

          The Bearcats lost to Florida State, 58-47; FSU leads the all-time series 22-15.

          Cincinnati’s bench, which averaged 34.5 points per game through the first four games, was held to just nine by Florida State. Alvin Mitchell scored six of the nine points as a reserve.

          UC was held to a season-low 33.3 percent (18-of-54) shooting from the floor and just 15.8 percent (3-of-19) from behind the 3-point line.

          Cincinnati made eight steals vs. the Seminoles and has made at least eight steals in four of its five games. Deonta Vaughn, Larry Davis and Darnell Wilks each had a pair of steals in the game. The two steals for Davis and Wilks equaled their career highs.

          The Bearcats were outrebounded for the first time this season by Florida State, 43-38.

          UC jumped out to an early 15-7 lead on Florida State at the 13:27 mark of the first half as Mike Williams hit his first three shots of the game.

          After FSU built its largest lead to 15 points with 9:18 left in the game, UC went on an 8-0 run over the next two minutes to cut the lead to 46-39. That would be the closest the Bearcats would get the rest of the way.




          Junior guard Deonta Vaughn, the team’s leading scorer a year ago, led the Bearcats in scoring for the second straight game, posting 16 points on 5-of-18 shooting. Vaughn connected on 3-of-10 treys, accounting for all of UC’s 3-pointers.

          Senior forward Mike Williams recorded his first double-double at Cincinnati, scoring 11 points, his most as a Bearcat, and pulling down a career-high 11 rebounds. His previous career best for rebounds (10) came against Texas Pan-American (Nov. 29, 2005) as a member of the Texas Longhorns. Williams also added a career high three assists vs. FSU.

          Sophomore guard Alvin Mitchell was held without a 3-pointer for the first time this season after connecting on 11 of his first 18 attempts (.611) of the year.