February 18, 2000 - by
Florida State Begins Stretch Run With Georgia Tech

Feb. 18, 2000

Monday, Feb. 21, 2000 at 7:00 pm
Leon County Civic Center (12,200), Tallahassee, FL

FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES
9-13, 4-7 ACC

The Seminoles are coming off a 101-68 loss at third-ranked Duke last Wednesday. It tied for the third worst in an ACC game for FSU since it joined the league in 1991-92…Freshman center Nigel Dixon led Florida State with a season-high 12 points in a season-long 17 minutes against the Blue Devils. The Orlando native is averaging 13.6 points and 14.6 rebounds per 40 minutes on the floor…The loss to Duke was the Seminoles second straight. In those two contests, FSU allowed an average of 92.5 points on 69-of-121 field goal shooting (57.0 percent), including 24-of-38 from three-point range (63.2 percent). Florida State’s opponents also handed out 45 assists and committed just 14 turnovers…Senior Ron Hale is mired in a four-game shooting slump. The Largo native has made just 9-of-42 from the field in that stretch (21.4 percent) and 4-of-24 from three-point range (16.7 percent) while averaging only 11.0 points…The Seminoles have shown marked improvement on the boards recently. They have outrebounded their last six foes by an average margin of by 5.5 per game.


GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS

11-13, 3-8 ACC

The Yellow Jackets are coming off a 92-70 loss at Maryland on Wednesday. Sophomore guard Tony Akins led Tech with 17 points off the bench…Senior forward Jason Collier leads Georgia Tech in scoring and rebounding with averages of 16.4 points and 9.7 rebounds. He ranks fourth in the ACC in scoring and leads the league in rebounding…The Jackets hit 12 three-pointers in the first meeting with FSU and are averaging 7.7 per game from beyond the arc. They rank second in the conference in that category but are making just 33.5 percent from long range on the season…Bobby Cremins announced Friday that he would retire at the end of the season. Cremins is 352-233 in his 19-year Yellow Jacket career.

THE GAME
Monday’s game marks the 42nd meeting between Florida State and Georgia Tech. The Seminoles own a 23-18 advantage in the series, which dates back to Jan. 19, 1963…Georgia Tech took the first meeting of the season with a 65-62 victory in Atlanta on Jan. 19 behind 18 points from Shaun Fein…The Seminoles are 9-8 against Tech since joining the ACC in 1991-92. FSU is 4-4 against the Jackets in Tallahassee during that span…The two teams have split the last six games in the series. Four of those six have been decided by three points or less…Florida State is in seventh place in the conference standings while Georgia Tech enters the game in eighth place.

THE SERIES
FSU leads 23-18

Last Meeting
Ga. Tech 65, FSU 62

Jan. 19, 2000

ON THE AIR

Television
ACC Regional Sports Networks

Mike Goldberg

(Play-by-Play)


Dan Bonner

(Color)

Radio
Host/SSN

Gene Deckerhoff

(Play-by-Play)

Guy Morgan

(Color)

THE LINEUPS


FSU

GEORGIA TECH
No.Name (Ht, Wt, Class)PPGRPGPos.No.Name (Ht, Wt, Class)PPGRPG
10Delvon Arrington (5-11, 170, Jr.)8.74.6G10T.J. Vines (5-10, 194, Jr.)4.51.7
21Ron Hale (6-9, 210, Sr.)16.14.7G11Shaun Fein (6-3, 184, Jr.)11.03.3
15Damous Anderson (6-7, 220, Sr.)14.84.0F42Clarence Moore (6-5, 215, Fr.)5.44.1
51Oliver Simmons (6-8, 225, Sr.)7.35.0F52Jason Collier (7-0, 250, Sr.)16.49.7
50David Anderson (7-0, 250, So.)2.74.2C4Alvin Jones (6-11, 265, Jr.)10.38.1
Steve Robinson (Radford, ’81)Head CoachBobby Cremins (South Carolina, ’70)
(86-61 in 5 years, 40-43 in 3rd year at FSU)(452-303 in 25 yrs, 352-233 in 19 yrs at GT)


STATLINE





SCORINGSCORING DEFENSEFG%FG%D3FG%FT%BS/GST/GTOMRBM3FG/G
FSU64.970.4.418.420.359.6804.75.0-3.70.26.1
Ga. Tech71.572.2.406.429.335.7025.27.0-2.93.67.7
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