Feb. 28, 2001
FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES (7-20, 2-12 ACC)
GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (16-10, 8-7 ACC)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2001, 7:00 P.M.
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“In the first half of the season we established that no matter what, we were going to play hard every night. Most of our guys had no idea what the ACC was all about. Now they do.”
Florida State University
Feb. 27, 2001
SETTING THE SCENE
Florida State plays host to Georgia Tech in the final home game of the season for the Seminoles. On this, the final home game of the season, Adrian Crawford will be honored in a pre-game ceremony on Senior Night. Florida State closes out its regular season schedule as travels to Clemson for a Saturday, March 3, meeting with the Tigers. The Seminoles begin play in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament on March 8 in Atlanta, Ga.
LOOK FOR FLORIDA STATE TO?
?Win its final regular season home game for the second time in the last four seasons,
?Win its second consecutive home game against Georgia Tech,
?Improve its record at home against Georgia Tech to 13-7.
COUNTING ON ADRIAN CRAWFORD
Florida State has made it a habit of counting on senior tri-captain Adrian Crawford. He will be honored in a pre-game ceremony tonight during the team’s annual Senior Night celebration. Crawford will earn his third varsity letter as a member of Steve Robinson’s Seminoles at the conclusion of the 2000-01 season. He was a member of Florida State’s 1998 NCAA Tournament team and has played in 74 games during his career at Tallahassee.
CRAWFORD’S NUMBERS ADDING UP?
?He has played in 74 games while at Florida State and 105 for his collegiate career that began at the University of Tulsa during the 1997 season,
?He has scored 879 career points (only 121 shy of 1,000) during is four-year career including 734 during his three-year career as a Seminole,
?He enters Wednesday night’s game against Georgia Tech ranked fifth in school history with 127 career-3 point shots made,
?He enters Wednesday night’s game against Georgia Tech ranked fifth in school history with 360 career 3-point shots attempted,
?He is a Seminole team tri-captain this season.
ARRINGTON WHITE HOT
Senior All-ACC candidate Delvon Arrington is averaging 15.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.3 steals in the last four games while shooting 55.8 percent from the field (24-of-43) and 50 percent from the 3-point line (six-of-12). He is averaging 10.8 shots per game in during the span.
PROBABLE STARTERS FOR FLORIDA STATE
F #1 Michael Joiner (9.1 ppg, 6.1 rpg, Career-high 17 rebounds vs. Wake, 1/9/01)
F #4 Antwuan Dixon (8.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 10 pts., 11 rebs., vs. Jacksonville, 12/17/00)
C #34 Nigel Dixon (7.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 23 pts., 10 rebs. vs. Rhode Island, 11/25/00)
G #5 Adrian Crawford (10.1 ppg, 2.3 rpg, Career-high 25 points vs. Vanderbilt, 12/9/00)
G #10 Delvon Arrington (11.7 ppg, 4.9 apg, Career-high 23 points at Virginia, 1/16/01)
AND TOP RESERVES
G #30 Monte Cummings (11.1 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 19 points, 6 rebs., vs. Duke, 1/4/01)
G #20 Andrew Wilson (4.6 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 11 points, 1 turnover vs. S. Fla., 12/7/00)
G #23 Marcell Haywood (0.5 ppg, 0.2 rpg, 2 points in 6 minutes against UNC, 2/22/01)
G #12 Ryan Lowery (0.5 ppg, 0.8 rpg, 3 pts., 4 asts., vs. Rhode Island, 11/25/00)
C #33 Mike Mathews (6.8 ppg, 1.5 bpg, 14 pts., 6 rebs., vs. Jacksonville, 12/17/00)
C #50 David Anderson (1.2 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 4 pts., 1 blk., vs. Ohio State, 11/23/00)
FLORIDA STATE VS. GEORGIA TECH A SERIES HISTORY
The Series:Florida State leads, 25-19
Last Game:Jan. 27, 2001, Ga. Tech 77, Fla. State 68
Last Florida State Win:March 9, 2000, Fla. State 63, Ga. Tech 62
Last Georgia Tech Win:Jan. 27, 2001, Ga. Tech 77, Fla. State 68
Last Florida State Win In Tallahassee:Feb. 21, 2000, Fla. State 64, Ga. Tech 54
Last Georgia Tech Win In Tallahassee:Feb. 11, 1999, Ga. Tech 111, Fla. State 108 (2 OT)
Current Streak: Georgia Tech has won 1
Current Streak In Tallahassee:Florida State has won 1
Steve Robinson Vs. Georgia Tech: 4-4 (all at Florida State)
JOINER AMONG LEAGUE’S TOP FRESHMEN
ACC Freshman-of-the-Year candidate Michael Joiner is averaging 9.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, and has 29 steals and 23 blocked shots in 27 games this season. Joiner is the only freshmen in the ACC to have stated all of his teams’ games this season.
JOINER AMONG THE TEAM LEADERS
Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman-of-the-Year candidate Michael Joiner is ranked among Florida State’s team leaders in numerous categories. He is ranked among the top four in six different major categories.
Joiner's Lofty Rankings Category Statistic Rank Rebounds/Game 6.1 1 Steals/Game 1.1 2 Minutes/Game 30.0 2 Blocked Shots 0.9 2 Free Throw Pct.75.8 3 Points/Game 9.1 4
JOINER ON THE GLASS
Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman-of-the-Year candidate Michael Joiner grabbed a career-high seven offensive rebounds in Florida State’s game against NC State on Feb. 25. He enters Wednesday night’s game against Georgia Tech as the Seminoles’ leader in total rebounds (164), rebounds per game (6.1) and defensive rebounds (104). He is ranked second on the team in offensive rebounds (60) and ranks among the conference’s freshmen leaders in all rebounding categories.
Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman-of-the-Year candidate Michael Joiner has been credited with at least one assist in each of the last 17 games. He has recorded 12 assists in the last six games for a 2.0 assists per game average. Joiner enters Wednesday night’s game with a positive assist:turnover ratio. He recorded a career-high five assists against Wake Forest on Feb. 10.
JOINER PILING ON THE STEALS
Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman-of-the-Year candidate Michael Joiner has recorded one steal in each of the last four games and is currently ranked second on the Seminoles in total steals for the season. He ranks second behind senior All-ACC candidate Delvon Arrington and joins only Arrington as the two Florida State players with 25 or more steals this season. Joiner recorded a career-high four steals against Binghamton on Dec. 21.
JOINER STAYING IN GAMES
Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman-of-the-Year Candidate Michael Joiner is averaging 32.0 minutes played in the last three games and enters Wednesday’s night’s game against Georgia Tech as one of two Seminoles averaging more than 30 minutes played per game. He has played a total of 809 minutes in Florida State’s 27 games this season. Joiner has played 30 or more minutes 16 times this season, 40 or minutes three times and played his career-high of 43 minutes in the Seminoles’ 88-84 overtime victory over Clemson on Jan. 31 In Tallahassee.
CRAWFORD SURPASSES 200 ASSIST MARK
Senior tri-captain Adrian Crawford recorded two assists against NC State to raise his season total to 44 and his career total to 213 for his 106-game career. He averages 2.1 assists per game for his career. Crawford has been a member of two NCAA Tournament teams (1997 at Tulsa and 1999 at Florida State). He has 12 assists, including a season-high five against Wake Forest on Feb. 10, in the last six games.
CRAWFORD PERFECT FROM THE ARC AGAINST NORTH CAROLINA
Senior Adrian Crawford was a perfect four-of-four (1.000 percent) >from the 3-point arc against North Carolina on Feb. 22. His four 3-point shots made against North Carolina marks his career-high for an ACC game. The four shots are also the most by Crawford since he made five against Morgan State on Dec. 30. Crawford was seven-of-11 (63.6 percent) from the 3-point arc in two games against North Carolina this season.
CRAWFORD FROM THE 3-POINT ARC
Senior tri-captain Adrian Crawford made four 3-point shots against North Carolina and has made 127 during his Florida State career. He currently stands in fifth place on Florida State’s all-time career 3-points shots made list. He enters Wednesday night’s game against Georgia Tech with a team-leading 50 3-point shots made. Crawford has made 127 3-point shots during his 72-game Florida State career. He became only the ninth player in school history to make 100 or more 3-point shots in his career when he made five against Morgan State on Dec. 30 and is currently ranked fifth in school history with 126 3-point shots made. He needs only two 3-point shots to surpass Tharon Mays and move into fourth place on Florida State’s all-time career list.
Florida States' Career 3-Point Shots Made Leaders Rank Player Years 3-Point Shots Made 1.James Collins 93-97 255 2.Bob Sura 91-95 214 3.George McCloud 86-89 201 4.Tharon Mays 87-90 128 5.Adrian Crawford 1998-Pr.127
WILSON CONTINUES TO GIVE HIS ALL
Freshman Andrew Wilson scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds against North Carolina on Feb. 22 as he continued his strong freshman season at Florida State. He tied his ACC career-highs of four field goals made and three offensive rebounds against the Tar Heels.
BREAKING DOWN WILSON’S SEASON
Freshman Andrew Wilson is enjoying a strong start to his career at Florida State and a strong start to his ACC career. He is averaging more points, more rebounds and more minutes played in his 14 games in conference competition when compared to his 13 games against non-conference competition.
A. DIXON IN DOUBLE FIGURE SCORING
Junior Antwuan Dixon, a team-tri-captain, has scored in double figures in a career-high five ACC games this season. He scored his ACC career-high of 15 points against Georgia Tech when the Seminoles and Yellow Jackets met earlier this season on Jan. 27. Dixon scored in double figures in both games against nationally ranked Maryland and averaged 12.5 points per game against the Terps.
A. Dixon In Double Figures Season ACC Games Non-Conference Games 2000-01 5 7 1999-00 3 3 1998-99 0 0
A. DIXON ON THE BLOCKS
Junior Antwuan Dixon has recorded a career-high eight blocked shots this season. He has as many blocked shots in 12 ACC games this season as he had in 29 games during his entire sophomore season. In addition, his eight blocked shots this season are more than he had during his first two seasons combined (five).
A. DIXON IN THE STEALS COLUMN
Junior Antwuan Dixon has been credited with a single-season career-high 19 steals this season. He tied his career-high and established his ACC career-high with three steals against North Carolina on Thursday night.
ARRINGTON HEADING TOWARDS 900 MINUTES
All-ACC candidate Delvon Arrington enters Wednesday night’s game against Georgia Tech with a team-leading 33.1 minutes per game average. He has played 894 minutes in the Seminoles’ 27 games this season and is nearing the 900 minutes played plateau for the season. He played his career-high 938 minutes during his sophomore season (1998-99).
Arrington's Minutes Adding Up Season Minutes MPG 1998-99 920 30.7 1999-00 938 32.3 2000-01 894 33.1
ARRINGTON NEARING 500 CAREER ASSISTS
Senior Delvon Arrington enters Wednesday night’s game against Georgia Tech with 492 career assists (5.6 assists per game). He needs only eight assists to become only the third player in Florida State history to record 500 or more career assists. He currently ranks third on the Seminoles’ all-time career assists list.
Florida State's Career Assist List Rank Player Years Assists 1. Otto Petty 1970-73 602 2. Tony Jackson 1976-80 550 3. Delvon Arrington 1999-Pr.492
ARRINGTON CONTINUES TO IMPROVE SCORING AVERAGE
Senior Delvon Arrington is averaging a career-high 11.1 points per game this season and has seen his scoring average increase during each of his three seasons in Tallahassee. He has scored a career-high 316 points this season.
Arrington's Career Improvement Season Total PointsPPG 2000-01 316 11.7 1999-00 258 8.9 1998-99 242 8.1
CUMMINGS FROM THE FREE THROW LINE
Junior Monte Cummings has made nine of his last 12 free throw attempts entering Wednesday night’s game against Georgia Tech and is shooting 75.2 percent from the line for the season. He was perfect against North Carolina (two-of-two) and Virginia (four-of-four) in two games last week.
CUMMINGS STEALING AND ASSISTING
Junior Monte Cummings has recorded 40 assists this season for a 1.5 assists per game average and has 20 steals. He has at least one assist in the last 13 games and seven steals in the last four games (1.8 spg).
CUMMINGS BLOCKING SHOTS
Junior Monte Cummings blocked his third career shot against North Carolina on Feb. 22. He now has two blocked shots in ACC competition with his first coming against NC State on Jan. 25.