Nov. 22, 2001
SETTING THE SCENE
Florida State plays host to Elon College in a non-conference game at the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center. The Seminoles won their first game of the season, 93-41, over Savannah State Tuesday night and have won five consecutive non-conference home games entering Friday night’s game. The Phoenix defeated Lynchburg College, 93-51, also Tuesday night to improve to 2-1. Florida State is 1-0 in the Leon County Civic Center this season and is playing its second of eight non-conference and eight conference games (16 total) in the arena this season.
ROBINSON NEEDS ONE VICTORY FOR 100
Head coach Steve Robinson needs one victory to reach 100 for his collegiate coaching career. He won his first game against North Carolina A&T on Dec. 2, 1995 and has earned victories over 63 different teams from 23 different conferences. Should Robinson lead Florida State to a victory over Elon in Friday night’s game he will have reached his 100th career victory in 188 career games – only one more than it took Duke’s Mike Krzyzeswki to reach the milestone. Krzyzewski won his 100th game in his 187th career game during the 1982 season. In addition, Robinson is biding to become only the sixth active ACC coach with 100 career victories.
THE LAST TIME…
…Six players scored in double figures for the Seminoles before Tuesday night’s victory over Savannah State was on Dec. 3, 1995 against Florida Atlantic. James Collins led six Seminoles in double figure scoring with 18 points,
…Florida State made 12 or more 3-point shots in a single game before Tuesday night’s victory over Savannah State was on March 25, 1997 against Connecticut in the semifinals of the postseason NIT in New York’s famed Madison Square Garden,
…Florida State blocked 10 shots in a single game before Tuesday night’s victory over Savannah State was Feb. 28, 1998 against Virginia,
…A Seminole freshman led the team in scoring before Tuesday night’s victory over Savannah State was Nov. 17, 2000 when Michael Joiner scored 18 points in his debut against Florida,
…Florida State had 10 or more steals in a single game before Tuesday night’s game against Savannah State was Feb. 25, 2001 against North Carolina,
…Florida State was credited with 50 or more rebounds in a game before Tuesday night’s victory over Savannah State was Dec. 19, 2000 against Cleveland State,
…Florida State defensively held a team below 25 percent shooting from the field before Tuesday night’s victory over Savannah State was Nov. 25, 1994 against Florida International (13-54, .241).