Jan. 31, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Delvon Arrington scored 16 points Wednesday to lead Florida State to an 88-84 overtime win over Clemson, giving the Seminoles their first Atlantic Coast Conference victory.
Clemson overcame a 13-point second-half deficit to force overtime. But the Seminoles never trailed in the extra period, leading by as many as nine points.
Antwuan Dixon scored nine points in overtime to spark Florida State, including hitting two free throws with three seconds left to lock up the game.
Clemson made only five of its 13 shots in overtime. Florida State (6-15, 1-7) broke a six-game losing streak. Clemson (10-11, 1-7) lost its fifth straight game and fell into a last-place tie with Florida State.
The Seminoles led 58-45 in the middle of the second half, but Clemson went on a 19-5 run to take a 64-63 lead on a Tony Stockman jumper.
It was only Clemson’s second lead, with the first coming at the start of the game. Adrian Crawford stopped the run with a short to give the lead back to Florida State.
The Seminoles led 68-66 when Clemson’s Ray Henderson hit a shot with four seconds left to send the game into overtime.
Florida State made only 37.5 percent of its shots in the second half, while Clemson hit 57 percent.
Arrington led five Seminoles in double figures, with Monte Cummings and Michael Joiner each scoring 14, Dixon scoring 12 and Crawford adding 10.
Will Solomon led Clemson with 25 points, while Chris Hobbs scored 17.
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