January 25, 2000 - by
Florida State Closes Road Trip At Virginia

Jan. 25, 2000

Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000 at 9:00 pm

University Hall (8,457), Charlottesville, Va.

FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES
8-8, 3-2 ACC


The Seminoles are coming off a 76-71 win at No. 21 North Carolina on Saturday. Damous Anderson scored a career-high 25 points on 9-of-15 shooting, including 4-of-6 from three-point range…Anderson is averaging 20.3 points in his last four games on 29-of-50 field goal shooting (58.0 percent), including 12-of-22 from beyond the arc (54.6 percent). He was named ACC Player of the Week after averaging 24.5 points in two games last week…FSU hit 10-of-18 from three-point range at North Carolina and leads the ACC in long range shooting, making 37.7 percent from three-point land (97-of-257)…Delvon Arrington had 12 points and eight assists against the Tar Heels and is averaging 10.0 points, 8.0 assists and 2.5 steals in his last four games. He has at least eight assists in eight games this year and at least five in 15 straight contests…In its three ACC wins, Florida State has committed just 33 turnovers (11.0 per game). In their two losses, the Seminoles have 37 miscues (18.5 per game).

VIRGINIA CAVALIERS
13-5, 3-2 ACC

The Cavaliers are coming off a 71-66 overtime win over Virginia Tech on Monday night in Richmond. Junior guard Donald Hand led UVa with 21 points in the contest. He leads Virginia in scoring at 15.7 points per game…The Cavaliers rank second in the ACC in scoring at 83.0 points per game and are second in field goal percentage at 47.4 percent. They are also tied for second in the conference in turnover margin at 4.1…The Cavaliers have forced their opponents into 20 or more turnovers in seven of their last 11 games and 12 of 18 this season…Freshman center Travis Watson is averaging 11.3 points and is second in the ACC in rebounding at 9.0 per game. He ranks third in the league in double-doubles with five.


THE GAME

Wednesday’s game marks the 17th meeting between Florida State and Virginia. The Cavaliers own a 9-7 advantage in the all-time series, which dates back to Jan. 4, 1992. That contest was FSU’s first ACC home game and the Cavaliers won 77-68 in overtime…The two teams split their two regular season meetings last year with each winning on the road. The Seminoles won 72-69 in Charlottesville on Dec. 1 in the ACC opener for both teams. Virginia returned the favor with a 67-60 in Tallahassee on Jan. 30…Florida State is 4-4 in its eight previous trips to University Hall. Six of the eight games there between the two have been decided by eight points or less or in overtime…A native of Roanoke, Va., Steve Robinson is 2-0 at Virginia since arriving at FSU for the 1997-98 season…The contest closes a three-game Seminole road trip.


THE SERIES

UVA leads 9-7


Last Meeting

UVA 67, FSU 60 – Jan. 30, 1999

ON THE AIR

Television

Raycom/Jefferson-Pilot – Tim Brandt (Play-by-Play), Bucky Waters (Color)


Radio

Host/SSN – Gene Deckerhoff (Play-by-Play), Guy Morgan(Color)

THE LINEUPS


FLORIDA STATE

No.Name (Ht, Wt, Class)PPGRPG
10Delvon Arrington (5-11, 170, Jr.)8.74.6
15Damous Anderson (6-7, 220, Sr.)14.34.5
21Ron Hale (6-9, 210, Sr.)16.55.1
51Oliver Simmons (6-8, 225, Sr.)7.74.4
50David Anderson (7-0, 250, So.)3.34.6

Head Coach: Steve Robinson (Radford, ’81) (85-57 in 5 years, 39-39 in 3rd year at FSU)


VIRGINIA

Pos.No.Name (Ht, Wt, Class)PPGRPG
G13Donald Hand (5-11, 182, Jr.)15.73.0
G24Willie Dersch (6-6, 207, Sr.)5.11.8
F31Adam Hall (6-5, 192, So.)10.14.4
F33Chris Williams (6-7, 205, So.)15.55.4
C35Travis Watson (6-7, 251, Fr.)11.39.0

Head Coach: Pete Gillen (Fairfield, ’68) (301-149 in 15 yrs, 27-21 in 2nd year at UVA)


STATLINE


SCORINGSCORING DEFENSEFG%FG%D3FG%FT%BS/GST/GTOMRBM3FG/G
FSU64.666.7.428.399.377.6625.55.6-2.0-1.86.1
Virginia83.070.9.474.443.342.6713.79.34.10.37.1
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