Florida State drills Michigan in NITMar 16, 2007 - 5:52 AM TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Ticker) -- Florida State seems intent on proving that its playing in the wrong tournament.
Toney Douglas and Isaiah Swann scored 15 points apiece to lead six players in double figures as the second-seeded Seminoles cruised to their second straight rout in the National Invitation Tournament with an 87-66 romp over third-seeded Michigan.
Al Thornton, Uche Echefu and Jason Rich added 11 points apiece for Florida State (22-12), which advanced to Tuesday's East Region quarterfinal against either Bradley or Mississippi State.
The Seminoles, who own wins over NCAA tourney teams Florida, Maryland, Duke and Virginia Tech, shot 59 percent (32-of-54) for the game and harassed Michigan into 21 turnovers that they converted into 34 points.
Florida State erased an eight-point first-half deficit to take a 41-30 lead at the break and steadily pulled out in the second half. The Seminoles beat Toledo, 77-61, in their NIT opener Tuesday.
Dion Harris scored 15 points and Lester Abram added 14 for Michigan (22-13), which shot just 32 percent (8-of-25) in the second half.
- NIT NORTH REGION
NCAA BB NIT NORTH REGION
FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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MICHIGAN 30 36 66
FLORIDA ST 41 46 87 FINAL
Mar 15 9:11 PM
- NIT NORTH REGION
NCAA BB (3) MICHIGAN 30
(2) FLORIDA ST 41 HALFTIME
Mar 15 7:53 PM
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