Men's Basketball

MU Falls to Florida State, 57-56

Nov. 29, 2009

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Solomon Alabi hit a baseline jumper with 11.9 seconds left, and Florida State rallied to beat Marquette 57-56 to win the Old Spice Classic on Sunday night.

Chris Singleton had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Florida State (6-1), which trailed by 12 points at halftime. Derwin Kitchen added 14 points.

Marquette had a late chance to win, but turned the ball over on an errant pass with 2.9 seconds remaining. The Golden Eagles (6-1) were led by 19 points from Lazar Hayward.

Hayward's jumper gave Marquette a 56-55 lead with 32 seconds left. He had seven points, including a 3, during a 9-2 run that put Marquette ahead 39-22 with 15:38 left.

Singleton's three-point play and a basket by Ryan Reid cut the Florida State deficit to 44-39 midway through the second half. Jordan DeMercy's slam tied it at 48 with 3:48 remaining.

All-Tournament Team
Lazar Hayward, Marquette
Ekpe Udoh, Baylor
JaMychal Green, Alabama
Manny Harris, Michigan
Chris Singleton, Florida State (MVP)

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