Jan. 30, 2001
Florida State Seminoles (5-15, 0-7 ACC)
Clemson Tigers (10-10, 1-6 ACC)
Wednesday, January 31, 2001 – 7:00 p.m.
Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center (12,200)
Seminole Radio Network
“On this night (Nov. 17) Michael Joiner is knocking on the door, introducing himself and saying, “Hello, I’m the future of Florida State basketball.” The future is on his way to scoring 18 points, dishing four assists, grabbing two boards, blocking one shot and stealing another. Michael Joiner will have a highlight on SportsCenter’s “Play’s of the Week”. Michael Joiner is good and is only going to get better.”
Jason Schneider – FSView – Jan.15, 2001
SETTING THE SCENE
Florida State plays host to Clemson in its fifth Atlantic Coast Conference home game of the season.
Following Wednesday night’s game against the Tigers, the Seminoles have three remaining home games.
Florida State has an all-time winning record (17-14) against Clemson and are 12-8 against the Tigers since joining the ACC to begin the 1992 season.
LOOK FOR FLORIDA STATE TO
ARRINGTON ENJOYS OUTSTANDING WEEK
Senior point guard Delvon Arrington averaged 15.5 points, 5.0 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 4.5 steals, shot 54.5 percent from the field and played an average of 39.5 minutes in Florida State’s two games last week.
He led the Seminoles in scoring (22 points) assists (three), steals (three) and minutes played against NC State and topped the team in rebounds (six), assists (seven), steals (six) and minutes played (40) against Georgia Tech.
Arrington played one of the best all-around games of his career against NC State. He scored 22 points (on eight-of-11 shooting from the field, 72.7 percent), had three rebounds, three assist, three steals and ZERO turnovers in 40 minutes of play. His 3-point shot with 6.2 seconds remaining in regulation tied the game at 68 and sent it into overtime. He then scored five of Florida State’s 13 points during the overtime period.
Arrington scored 10 points, recorded seven assists and had a career-high six steals against Georgia Tech. He had three assists and five steals in the second half as he led the Seminoles to within as few as one point.
JOINER AMONG TOP ACC FRESHMEN
ACC Freshman-of-the-Year candidate Michael Joiner leads the Seminoles in rebounds with a 6.4 rebound per game average and is fourth on the team in scoring with a 9.5 points per game average. He has scored in double figures nine times this season and leads all Seminole starters with a field goal percentage of 46.0 for the season.
JOINER EARNS TWO ACC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK AWARDS
ACC Freshman-of-the-Year candidate Michael Joiner has earned ACC Rookie-of-the Week honors twice this season. He is only the fourth player in school history to earn the award.
In addition, he is only the second player (joining All-American and current NBA star Bob Sura) to earn the award multiple times. Joiner earned the award for the weeks of Jan. 8 and Jan. 22.
CUMMINGS KEEPS BRINGING HIS GAME ON
Junior Monte Cummings is averaging 16.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists, shooting 58.6 percent from the field (17-of-29) and 87.5 percent (14-of-16) from the free throw line in the last six games.
Junior Monte Cummings enters Wednesday’s game against Clemson averaging a career-high 3.2 rebounds per games. He has grabbed at least four rebounds in four of the Seminoles’ seven ACC games and was credited with a career-high seven rebounds against Duke on Jan. 4.
CRAWFORD FROM LONG RANGE
Senior Adrian Crawford, Florida State’s top 3-point shooter, enters Wednesday night’s game with at least one 3-point shot made in 10 consecutive games. He has made 22 3-point shots (2.2 per game) since the Seminoles’ victory over Binghamton on Dec. 21.
He has made a team-leading 40 3-point shots in a team-leading 115 3-point shot attempts this season.
CRAWFORD AGAINST CLEMSON
Senior Adrian Crawford scored his ACC career-high of 20 points against Clemson on March 4, 1999.
A. DIXON RETURNS HOME
Junior Antwuan Dixon played in front of nearly 25 members of his family and friends as he returned home to play against Georgia Tech on Saturday. He did not disappoint the crowd as he scored 15 points, grabbed four rebounds and tied his career-high with four 3-point field goals made.
His 15 points against the Yellow Jackets marked his ACC career-high scoring output.
A. DIXON HAS EARNED CAREER HIGH STATISTICS IN
Games started (20), minutes played (573), field goals made (60), field goals attempted (133), field goal percentage (45.1), 3-point field goals made (16), 3-point field goals attempted (46), offensive rebounds (44), defensive rebounds (80), total rebounds (124), rebounds per game (6.2), assists (32), blocked shots (eight), steals (13), total points (165) and points per game (8.3).
KEEPING MATHEWS ON THE COURT
Sophomore Mike Mathews is averaging 6.6 points and 3.2 rebounds in 19 games this season. He is at his best when he is able to stay out of foul trouble and contribute meaningful minutes to the Seminoles’ rotation.
Mathews is averaging 8.4 points per game when he plays 16 minutes or more per game and 3.4 points when he plays 15 minutes or less. In addition, he averages more than three times as many rebounds per game when playing 16 minutes or more (4.3 rpg) compared to when he plays 15 minutes or less (1.5).