December 3, 2003
(Tallahassee-AP) -- Former Dougherty High star Alexander Johnson scored a career-high 19 points to lead Florida State to a 66-to-60 win over Mississippi tonight.
Johnson, a freshman, hit all five field goal tries and made nine-of-10 free throws as Florida State moved to 6-0 on the season, its best start in 15 years. Ole Miss fell to two-and two on the season.
Tim Pickett added 12 points and Michael Joiner 10 for the Seminoles, who had to repel a late surge by Ole Miss to collect the win. After trailing by double figures for much of the game, the Rebels closed to within four points on a three-point basket by Kendrick Fox with just over three minutes left.
But Florida State hit five of six free throws in the final minute to put the game away. Justin Reed led Ole Miss with 18 points and freshman guard Todd Abernethy added 11.
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