Donovan satisfied with rotation

David Lee's consecutive shot streak ends at 19.

Published: Sunday, January 4, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 4, 2004 at 12:30 a.m.
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Gator sophomore forward Adrian Moss collides with Seminole guard Todd Galloway in Saturday's game. Moss finished with eight points and two rebounds in 17 minutes.

MICHAEL C. WEIMAR/The Gainesville Sun
In number, at least, Florida coach Billy Donovan appears to have the rotation he likes heading into the Southeastern Conference season.
Donovan used nine players Saturday against Florida State, and he was able to get contributions from sophomore forward Adrian Moss and freshman guard Lee Humphrey.
Moss finished with eight points and five rebounds in 17 minutes. Humphrey hit his lone 3-pointer in the closing seconds, but helped force two turnovers in the press as Florida State struggled to get the ball past halfcourt.
"It could change," Donovan said. "Right now, this is the set rotation we'd like to have. Chris Richard had to sit out a few practices because of knee tendinitis and only played five minutes. Lee is ahead of Rashid (Al-Kaleem) right now, but let them battle it out in practice."
Al-Kaleem and freshman point guard Ryan Appleby were the lone scholarship players who didn't play. Freshman Mohamed Abukar played most of his 12 minutes in the first half and was held scoreless.
  • STREAK BREAKER: David Lee's consecutive shot streak ended at 19 when he was credited with a miss on a tip attempt to the basket with 2:22 left in the first half.
    Lee grabbed his own rebound on the tip, made a layup and was fouled. He sank the free throw to complete the three-point play.
    The streak ended six shots shy of the NCAA Division I record of 25 held by Ray Voelkel of American University. Voelkel set the mark over a nine-game period in November through December of 1978.
    Lee finished 5-of-7 from the floor.
  • FLYING HIGH: Florida State came into the game with a 12-1 record, its best start since the 1988-89 team went 16-1 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. The Seminoles are the only team in the nation to beat teams from four major conferences - Big East (Miami), Big Ten (Northwestern), Atlantic Coast (Maryland) and Southeastern (Ole Miss).
  • LONG TIME: Saturday's game lasted 2 hours and 23 minutes, the longest of the season for Florida. The teams combined for 47 personal fouls (25 for FSU, 22 for Florida). Adrian Moss, Christian Drejer and FSU's Alexander Johnson fouled out.
  • BACK IN BLACK: Florida wore its black jerseys for the first time this season. FSU was in its road garnet, which created confusion on a few loose ball tie ups, but none that caused any blown calls from officials.
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