February 3, 2004
(Tallahassee, Florida-AP) -- Tim Pickett scored 25 of his career-high 33 points in the second half tonight to lead Florida State to an 81-65 victory over 15th ranked Georgia Tech.
The Seminoles (16-6, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) also made 16 straight free throws in the second half when they broke open a close game with a 14-0 run to take a 73-56 lead as the Yellow Jackets went scoreless for more than six minutes.
Georgia Tech (16-5, 4-4) went cold from 3-point range after halftime, making just one of 13 tries from beyond the arc.
Meanwhile, Pickett was putting on a shooting show in addition to getting eight rebounds and three steals.
Ismail Muhammad led Georgia Tech with 14 points, while Jarrett Jack and Marvin Lewis each had 10 points.
B-J Elder, Tech's scoring leader this season, had nine points and was just 1-6 from 3-point range.
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