Florida State holds off Cal 80-77
LAS VEGAS (AP)—Toney Douglas had a game-high 28 points and Uche Echefu added 17 points to lead Florida State to a 80-77 victory against California in the championship game of the Global Sports Classic on Saturday.
Florida State (7-0) closed the first half on an 11-0 run and scored the first five points of the second half for a 37-23 advantage. Douglas had 10 points in the outburst, including a pair of 3-pointers.
After trailing by double digits for most of the second half, California (5-1) rallied in the closing minutes to cut the deficit to two points with eight seconds to play.
Cal’s Jerome Randle had 15 points in the final two minutes as the Golden Bears extended the game. The teams combined for 41 points in the final two minutes.
Chris Singleton added nine points and 10 assists for Florida State, while Luke Loucks and Ryan Reid had seven.
Randle led Cal with 26 points, Patrick Christopher had 17 points and Theo Robertson added 16.