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FSU Basketball Notes

Nov. 22, 2000


FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES (0-1, 0-0 ACC)
VS.
OHIO STATE BUCKEYES (1-0, 0-0 BIG 10)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2000, 9:30 P.M. EST
SULLIVAN ARENA (8,700)
ESPN REGIONAL TELEVISON
SEMINOLE RADIO NETWORK
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA


“I thought the effort against Florida was great. I liked what I saw. I think our team is very unselfish and I think we did a very good job of moving the ball around and getting it into the hands of guys in position to score.”
Steve Robinson
Head Coach, Florida State
Nov. 19, 2000
SETTING THE SCENE
Florida State plays Ohio State in the first round of the Carrs Great Alaska Shootout. The ESPN Regional showdown is slated for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff. Ohio State, Syracuse, DePaul, Missouri, Rhode Island, Valparaiso and Alaska Anchorage join the Seminoles in the tournament. It marks the second time that the Seminoles will play in the Shootout following a 1-2 finish to open the 1990 season.


AWAY FROM THE MAINLAND
Florida State is making only its third regular season trip off of the United States mainland as it travels to play in Great Alaska Shootout. The Seminoles participated in the 1990 Great Alaska Shootout (Nov. 24-26, 1989) and the Rainbow Classic in Honolulu (Dec. 27-30, 1998). The Seminoles are a combined 3-3 in the two tournaments after finishing with a 2-1 record at the Rainbow Classic under head coach Steve Robinson.


Going The Distance
Site Tournament Dates Record
Anchorage, Alaska Great Alaska Shootout Nov. 26-29, 1989 1-2
Honolulu, Hawaii Rainbow Classic Dec. 27-30, 1998 2-1


COUNTING THE MILES
The Florida State University men’s basketball team traveled 4,342 over approximately 12 hours to arrive in Anchorage from Tallahassee, Fla. It was the longest trip of the seven visiting teams in the tournament.


FRESHMAN JOINER LEADS SEMINOLES
Freshman forward Michael Joiner scored a team-high 18 points, had four assists, one blocked shot and one steal in his collegiate debut against Florida. He made seven of eight shots from the field and four of five shots from the free throw line. In addition, his 30 minutes were the most of the Seminoles’ newcomers and the third most of any player on the team.


JOINER FROM THE FIELD
Freshman forward Michael Joiner made the first three field goal attempts of his collegiate career before missing. He made seven of the eight shots (.875) he attempted against Florida in the season opener. Joiner made his first three shots before missing a 3-point attempt and closed the game with four consecutive made field goals.

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