February 3, 2000 - by
FSU Hosts Wake Forest

Feb. 3, 2000

Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000 at 1:00 pm
Leon County Civic Center (12,200), Tallahassee, FL

Florida State
The Seminoles have lost five of their last six after dropping a 68-58 decision at NC State on Wednesday. Ron Hale led FSU with 16 points despite shooting just 3-of-13 from the field. Hale is averaging 21.4 points on 50.0 percent shooting (36-of-72) in four conference road games. In three league games at home, he is averaging just 13.7 points on 35.3 percent shooting (12-of-34)…Senior forward Oliver Simmons posted his first career double-double in the loss at NC State. The Nashville, Tenn. native scored 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Simmons took over the team lead in rebounding after his effort against the Wolfpack. He is averaging 5.0 boards per game…Florida State leads the ACC in three-point shooting, making 37.4 percent (117-of-313) from beyond the arc. Senior Damous Anderson ranks first in the league in that category at 41.7 percent (30-of-72). He has hit 16-of-31 from three-point range (51.6 percent) in his last six games…The Seminoles are 2-13 in ACC games in the month of February since 1998.

Wake Forest
The Demon Deacons are coming off a 54-49 overtime loss at Davidson on Wednesday night. Junior guard Robert O’Kelley led Wake with 15 points in the game and leads the team in scoring at 14.8 points per contest…O’Kelley is averaging 20.2 points in five career games against Florida State, while making 38.6 percent from three-point range (17-of-44). The Memphis native scored 27 in a loss in Tallahassee last season…Wake Forest enters Saturday’s game having lost eight of its last 12 games after starting the season 8-1. The Deacons have dropped four of their last five ACC games…Wake has outrebounded 15 of its 21 opponents and ranks second in the ACC in rebound margin at 5.3

The Game
Saturday’s game marks the 21st meeting between Florida State and Wake Forest. The series dates back to Dec. 1, 1958 and is tied at 10 wins apiece…The Seminoles won the first meeting of the season with a 66-64 win in Winston-Salem on Jan. 4 behind Ron Hale’s career-high 37 points. FSU rallied from 18 points down in the second half (45-27, 14:30 remaining) for the victory…Florida State has won three straight against the Demon Deacons in Tallahassee and is 6-2 against Wake at home since joining the ACC for the 1991-92 season. Four of the last five meetings in Tallahassee and six of the eight have been decided by six points or less…The Seminoles are 9-9 versus Wake Forest since entering the conference…FSU is attempting to sweep the season series for the first time since 1992-93. Florida State swept Wake in its first two seasons in the loop.

The Lineups

No. Name (Ht, Wt, Class) PPG RPG Pos. No. Name (Ht, Wt, Class) PPG RPG
10 Delvon Arrington (5-11, 170, Jr.) 8.8 4.5 G 3 Broderick Hicks (6-1, 177, So.) 5.1 1.6
21 Ron Hale (6-9, 210, Sr.) 17.3 4.9 G 4 Robert O’Kelley (6-1, 187, Jr.) 14.8 1.9
15 Damous Anderson (6-7, 220, Sr.) 14.4 4.2 F 5 Josh Howard (6-6, 215, Fr.) 7.1 4.0
51 Oliver Simmons (6-8, 225, Sr.) 7.6 5.0 F 25 Darius Songaila (6-9, 239, So.) 12.1 4.7
50 David Anderson (7-0, 250, So.) 2.9 4.4 C 41 Rafael Vidaurreta (6-9, 255, Jr.) 3.6 6.9
Head Coach:
Steve Robinson
(Radford, ’81)
Head Coach:
Dave Odom
(Guilford, ’65)
(85-60 in 5 years, 39-42 in 3rd year at FSU) (249-158 in 14 yrs, 211-116 in 11th year at WF)

The Series
Series tied 10-10
Last Meeting
FSU 66, WF 64
Jan. 4, 2000

On The Air

Mike Hogewood
Dan Bonner

Gene Deckerhoff
Guy Morgan


FSU 65.0 68.6 .423 .406 .374 .674 5.1 5.2 -3.0 -0.8 6.2
WF 68.6 61.9 .425 .407 .307 .640 4.3 6.7 1.9 5.3 4.4
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