November 22, 1999 - by
Florida State Starts Home Schedule With Norfolk State

Nov. 22, 1999

Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 7:00 pm
Leon County Civic Center (12,200), Tallahassee, FL


The Seminoles are coming off a 96-61 loss at No. 7 Florida in their season-opener on Friday night. FSU committed 29 turnovers and shot just 32.7 percent from the field for the game (17-of-52)…Senior Ron Hale led Florida State with 24 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots in the game. Hale suffered a broken nose in the first half while in a scramble for a loose ball but was fitted for a protective mask and continued playing. He is listed as questionable for the Norfolk State game…Senior Damous Anderson was the only other Seminole in double figures. He scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds but was held scoreless after halftime…Junior Adrian Crawford, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Oct. 12 and is still not back to full strength, played 14 minutes off the bench at Florida and scored four points. Crawford is also listed as questionable for Tuesday’s game…FSU’s 29 turnovers in the season-opener were its most since turning the ball over 29 times at Miami on Jan. 18, 1990 in a 101-97 overtime loss.

Game 2

0-1, 0-0 ACC

Tuesday, November 14

Florida State 81, Cal. All-Stars 66

Sunday, November 19

No. 7 Florida 96, Florida State 61

Tuesday, November 23 at 7:00 pm

vs. Norfolk State (Sunshine)

Saturday, November 27 at 1:00 pm

vs. Jacksonville (Sunshine)

Monday, November 29 at 7:30 pm

vs. No. 4 Temple (RSN)


The Spartans opened their season last Friday with an 89-69 loss at Illinois-Chicago. Norfolk State returns four starters from last year’s team that went 15-12 and finished in fourth place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference…Senior guard/forward Damian Woolfolk is Norfolk State’s top player. Woolfolk scored 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting and had four steals against UIC. He was the MEAC’s Player of the Year last season after averaging 23.2 points per game a year ago…Junior Darrell Neal, a native of West Palm Beach, added 13 points and nine rebounds in the season opener…The Spartans are led by Wil Jones, who is in his first season as head coach. Jones compiled a 234-145 record in 14 years as head coach at University of District Columbia.


First meeting



Sunshine Network

Paul Kennedy


Dan Bonner




Gene Deckerhoff


Guy Morgan



Tuesday’s game is the home opener for Florida State. The Seminoles are 48-4 all-time in home openers and have won 31 straight. FSU’s last home opening defeat came to start the 1967-68 season against Florida…The contest marks the first ever meeting between Florida State and Norfolk State, a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The Seminoles are 9-0 all-time against current members of that league…The contest marks the start of a three-game FSU homestand. After the Norfolk State contest, the Seminoles will host Jacksonville on Saturday and fourth-ranked Temple on Monday



No.Name (Ht, Wt, Class)PPGRPGPos.
10Delvon Arrington (5-11, 170, Jr.)6.04.0G
21Ron Hale (6-9, 210, Sr.)24.09.0G
15Damous Anderson (6-7, 220, Sr.)13.06.0F
51Oliver Simmons (6-8, 225, Sr.)4.02.0F
42Justin Mott (6-10, 240, Sr.)0.02.0C

Head Coach: Steve Robinson (Radford, ’81)

(77-50 in 4 years, 31-32 in 3rd year at FSU)


No.Name (Ht, Wt, Class)PPGRPG
4Terrence Winston (6-0, 180, So.)10.01.0
33Will Brooks (6-6, 210, Sr.)9.05.0
3Damian Woolfolk (6-5, 210, Sr.)23.04.0
43Darrell Neal (6-8, 205, Jr.)13.09.0
50Clyde Abney (6-9, 280, Jr.)2.02.0

Head Coach: Wil Jones (American, ’64)

(234-146 in 15 years, 0-1 in 1st year at NSU)



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